Accommodation rating: Superior
Hotel de la Paix is located in the heart of Cha Am, 160km south of Bangkok and 25km north of the town of Hua Hin. It is one of the region's most chic beachfront experiences, a fusion of contemporary luxury and a serene seaside setting. The 79 rooms, which include seven pool villas by the beach, are all luxuriously appointed and include a large overhead rain shower.
Motion is Hotel de la Paix's restaurant, where a wide selection of Thai and international cuisine may be enjoyed in the cool indoors or outside on the open-air poolside deck. Upstairs from the restaurant, Clouds Loft cocktail bar serves tropical beverages and a seasonal Italian-style menu of seafood, pizza and pasta.
The hotel offers two swimming pools; the Active Pool, overlooking the ocean and where all the family are welcome, and the Chill Pool, situated within an adults-only area. At the Spa Indochine, indulge in Thai, Balinese and Swedish-style massages or a soothing coconut bath. Other activities available at Hotel de la Paix include water sports, private early morning yoga classes, culinary tours of the local market, bike rides to the nearby fishermen's village or, for a real treat, a champagne picnic for two.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.