Only 30-minutes by speedboat from Samui Island, this ‘Small Luxury Hotel of the World’ is an eco-chic hideaway inspired by its back-to-nature setting on Phangan Island. Its lushly forested hillside overlooks a private beach and crystal clear bay, and whilst island villages, elephant treks and even full-moon parties can all feature here, such is Santhiya’s escapist vibe that it’s all very easy to ignore if you want to.
This is especially true if you take one of the resort’s villa suites with their own freeform swimming pools, some of them secreted away amidst the luxuriant vegetation, some offering bird’s eye views over the turquoise bay. Other notable accommodation choices here include guest quarters with step-down access into an infinity pool, although such are the panoramic vistas from many of the deluxe rooms that you’ll feel spoilt wherever you hide yourselves away. Their teakwoods, ornate carvings and traditional Thai furnishings are all suitably authentic, buggies available to whisk you around the 18-acre resort if you struggle with the hillside.
Leisure-wise, in addition to the main swimming pool and private beach, the white sands of Thong Nai Pan beach can easily be reached along a trail. There’s also non-motorised water sports and scuba-diving readily available, the Ayurvana Spa there for wraps, scrubs and restorative massages. You can then dine right down by the beach or in the impressive Chantara Restaurant where the Thai and international cuisine comes with panoramic vistas and refreshing sea breezes.
SPECIAL OFFERS •Free Nights •Early Booking
7 nights from £1,560pp in the high-season (£65pppn) & £1,400pp in the low-season (£45pppn) including flights, transfers and breakfast.
Enquire online or please call 01244 322770
Private transfers are approximately 1 hour by boat from Samui Airport / 99 Rooms & Suites / 3 Restaurants & Bars / Spa / 2 Swimming Pools / Fitness Center / Area Shuttle / Hot Tub / Babysitting