The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
Opened in early October 2017, The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui overlooks the beautiful Gulf of Thailand. Built on the site of a former coconut plantation, it features 175 suites and pool villas, and a unique temperate Swim Reef that’s perfect for snorkelling and fish-feeding experiences.
There are also several restaurants including Shook!, a stylish interactive dining space, serving innovative Asian and Western dishes; Sea Salt offering international classics and Thai favourites; and Pak Tai the resort’s signature culinary experience featuring a fine dining interpretation of traditional southern Thai cuisine.
The property also boasts an expansive Spa Village Koh Samui, with yoga and massage pavilions and a lap pool. The resort gives guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture – unlock the secrets of southern Thai cooking at a culinary class, for instance, or learn kickboxing with trained instructors at the Muay Thai Gym.
The Ritz Carlton Koh Samui
The new Rosewood Phuket (to open by mid November 2017) is the ideal holiday destination for beach and nature lovers. Located right on the beach, the luxury resort offers 71 pool pavilions and villas, with floor-to-ceiling windows and open-sided spaces designed to merge the interiors with the natural environment. Dining choices include Thai, Italian and seafood restaurants, and to relax, there’s the in-house spa, Asaya, which offers a bespoke programme of alternative therapies, lifestyle coaching, fitness activities and specialised healing practices. rosewoodhotels.com/phuket
Columbia Beach Resort
The newly refurbished Columbia Beach Resort in Pissouri Bay, Cyprus is modelled on a traditional Cypriot village. Located on a vast beach surrounded by impressive white cliffs and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the Small Luxury Hotels resort has 169 rooms and suites, a large, lagoon-style pool, fine-dining restaurants, and an Elemis spa. There’s a lot to do here, from scuba diving and golf to cooking lessons, wine tasting and yoga. The surrounding mountain villages are also worth exploring. Columbia Beach Resort