Aava Resort and Spa Surat Thani is a delightful, relatively new, boutique hotel with just 28 bungalow style rooms. Located on a super stretch of sandy beach, in a quiet, scenic area which is still wonderfully authentic. You fly from Bangkok to Surat Thani ( 60 minutes ) and then continue by road transfer for just over another hour to the resort.
Sister hotel to the Skiathos Princess, the Aegean Suites Hotel is an adult only boutique property. Elegant and chic, in a rather traditional quietly discreet manner. It is built on the side of a hill on the outskirts of Skiathos Town – 5 minutes walk – and across the road from a small cove beach. The airport is 15 minutes drive.
Aleenta Pranburi is one of the very first genuinely boutique hotels in the region, located about 35 minutes drive out of Hua Hin, in a quiet secluded area, just under 3 hours drive from Bangkok Airport. The style here is elegantly casual, with the emphasis on simple relaxation.
Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort is one of the most exciting resorts, opened early Spring 2014. Located high in the central range of the Al Hajar Mountains, 115 miles inland from Muscat Town and international airport ( just over 2 hours drive.)
Anantara Rasananda Resort isStylish and contemporary, stripped down traditional themes and woods with a sudden dash of colour (usually red). Located on the beautiful Nai Pan Noi beach with its incredible soft sand and generally calm sea, with a dense forest backdrop.
The Anantara Si Kao Resort is a really good superior first class hotel, located on the extensive Pak Meng beach in the extreme south of Krabi Provence. The Had Chao Min National Park is adjacent, and the small village of Pak Meng is about 5 minutes drive. A very good chill out retreat, with some incredible views of the numerous limestone islands just offshore. Appeals to both families and romantic couples.
Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain Resort share a wonderfully secluded setting on the west coast, looking out to the majestic Piton twin peaks. Located with a 600 acre estate, with the accommodation built on the hillside, with the Jade Mountain resort at peak, both in location and price range. 60 minutes to the airport.
Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives is positioned as an elegant five star resort, offering genuine value with a premium ALL INCLUSIVE holiday plan – ‘Platinum Plus’. Enjoy a hassle-free tropical beach holiday experience! Located in the sparsely populated and rather beautiful Lhaviyani Atoll, 30 minutes daylight seaplane transfer north west of Male Airport.
The Beach Club at Haad Tien is under the same management as the Haad Tien Resort with whom they share many facilities, and the same fantastic beach. The Beach Club offers a more contemporary design style, particularly emphasised in the bright modern rooms.
Like its sister hotel Gayana, Bunga Raya – it means hibiscus in the Malay language – Bunga Raya Island Resort is located on Gaya Island, but on the opposite coastline. A 25 minute speedboat ride from the pier at Kota Kinabalu. Romantic and secluded.
The Dusit Thani Maldives is located on the lush tropical Mudhdhoo Island, in the southern Baa Atoll, 30 minutes by domestic flight from Male followed by a 10 minute speedboat transfer. A luxurious modern design style, but with warmth and of course the Asian touches associated with the Dusit Group.
The Hotel Tugu Lombok is a highly individual, fabulously quirky boutique hotel. You can literally live the destination by just walking around the resort, looking at the unique and original antiques that have been lovingly collected by the owner. Located on a fine stretch of beach in the north west corner of the island, 2 hours from the airport.
We think it is wonderful, incredibly atmospheric (even spooky in places, with wide-eyed idols looking down at you), and totally unique.