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.
Set in extensive tropical gardens leading down to a long stretch of soft sand beach and with the dramatic Hajar Mountains as a back drop. The luxurious Al Bustan Palace Ritz Carlton has almost been completely enhanced in the last couple of years. Located 45 minutes from the airport, and 10 minutes from Muscat town.
Al Maha is wonderfully atmospheric and luxurious. Located within the desert dunes, 45 minutes drive inland from Dubai Airport or city.
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.)
A luxurious retreat, all of the quiet refined style associated with the Aman collection of hotels. Located in the spectacular south east coast of Sri Lanka, just under 4 hours drive from Colombo Airport.
Just 30 suites. Wonderfully minimalist but with reassuring contemporary comforts. All have their own plunge pool, privately positioned at the rear of each suite. You have a selection of garden and ocean facing suites.
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.