This luxurious resort faces a beach where the water's too shallow for swimming—which can be somewhat of an advantage, as it keeps the crowds away. The bungalows all have gleaming wood floors, teak furnishings, and huge beds on raised platforms that make you feel like royalty. Some rooms are on the opposite side of the road, a considerable distance from the beach. The dining room, which serves mostly Western fare, is one floor up to take advantage of the views. A Thai
restaurant is in a wood-paneled room in the rear.
Samui Ring Rd., Koh Samui, 84320, Thailand
077-422015; 02-255–4588-in Bangkok