This spectacular resort established a new standard not just for Pattaya, but for all of the Eastern Gulf. A paradisiacal village of rooms and separate cabanas rings a series of free-form pools. The grounds are shaded by palm trees, and the resort is framed by views of the ocean. The complex includes several excellent high-concept bars and restaurants. What further sets this resort apart are its relatively intimate size and degree of personal service—not to mention the
most luxurious spa in the region. Don't miss the amazing cuisine at Papaya.