Thailand: Ko Samui
KohSamui, “the island of coconut trees”, lies south of Bangkok on the Gulf of Siam. Here the hilly, jungle interior, with its spectacular views and waterfalls, cascades down to perfect white sand beaches and clear blue waters. The island remains wonderfully unspoiled, with the tallest buildings rising no higher than the tallest palm tree, and the climate is delightful for most of the year. The Napasai hotel, set in a cashew grove beside the loveliest beach, is the perfect luxury hideaway in this idyllic setting.