PRESERVING THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS IS THE NAME of the game at this delightful five-star beach resort. Operating for nearly 30 years, it has established itself as one of the leading eco -retreats on the island thanks to a rigid policy of recycling waste and a strict ban on plastic and chemicals. Its secluded position among 25 acres of primeval jungle overlooking a sandy bay is seriously enviable and we love its pretty little half-moon pool halfway up the hillside for its uninterrupted views of the rugged bay below. INSIDER TIP: Most rooms have outdoor baths on decks overlooking the ocean.
BOOK IT: 7 nights including breakfast from 1,310 per person. Stopover at Royal Orchid Sheraton in Bangkok for 3 nights from 121 per person.