Wanakarn Beach Resort is boutique and luxurious, in a quite understated manner, on an extensive private estate of tropical gardens leading down to an impressive long stretch of golden sand beach. Located 40 minutes north of Phuket Airport and 25 minutes south of Khao Lak. A real hide and chic retreat.
Zazen Koh Samui is another charming and intimate hotel, with just 26 rooms – and always in demand, so early booking is essential. Located on the end of Bo Phut beach, 15 minutes from the airport. The style is low rise traditional Thai, but with a Moroccan twist. Superbly managed with the emphasis on personalised attention to detail and individual requirements.