Best of the Best 2018 - 168
W KOH SAMUI
KOH SA MU I, THA ILA N D
N E I G H B O R H O O D Nine miles of island paradise
The playfully posh W Koh Samui adds a Miami Beach vibe to Maenam's sugary sands. Here,
cushioned lime-green lily pads float atop the Woobar infinity pool and backlit bookshelves display a whimsical doll collection. The party ambience carries over to the 74 villas, which burst
with color and must-touch textures; each has an oversize deck with private pool. Stay fit with
a Thai boxing class, water polo, or tennis on the purple court; more relaxing pursuits include
sunset yoga, Asia's first Thaimazcal spa experience and hammock lounging with W's trademark "whatever/whenever" service.
$100 value resort credit per stay.
A team of "Energy Agents" keep the beach
party going with barbecues and volleyball
games. Tune it all out with a complimentary
iPod or DVD player.
Distance from Na Thon Airport (USM): 3 miles/4 km
Size: 74 rooms Room Style: Eclectic Vibe: Hip
PHULAY BAY, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE
KR A B I, THA ILA N D
N E I G H B O R H O O D Krabi
From your first glance, Phulay Bay elicits a sense of jaw-dropping awe and blissful joy. Designed for the discerning traveler, this exquisite eco-resort's 54 villas meld seamlessly into
their stunning environs while providing incredible indulgences. You'll find spacious verandas
with inviting lounges, indoor/outdoor baths, rainforest showers and 24-hour attention to your
every whim. Explore the enchanting wonders that surround you - including the maze-like
grounds. Take a class in Thai cooking or batik painting. And ask your personal butler to arrange a picnic on a nearby island.
$100 value food and beverage or spa services
credit per stay.
Be sure to visit nearby Tiger Cave Temple, an
amazing Buddhist monastery, and pick up
some good-luck amulets blessed by Thailand's
"Good Luck Monk."
Distance from Krabi Airport (KBV): 35 minutes
Size: 54 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Zen
SIX SENSES YAO NOI
PHA N G-N GA , THA ILA N D
N E I G H B O R H O O D Phang-Nga
The view of Phang-Nga Bay from Six Senses Yao Noi will take your breath away. This is a truly
epic setting, and you'll relish everything the resort has to offer: yoga at sunrise, watersports,
watching a classic movie screened under the stars on a private beach and dining on outstanding cuisine. You'll want to spend as much time as possible at the Six Senses Spa village, nestled on the lush tropical hillside of the resort. Take a signature spa journey and indulge in heavenly treatments or simply enjoy a juice or two at the relaxation area after a visit to the
state-of-the-art fitness center.
50-minute massage for two, once per stay.
Celebrating a special occasion? Be sure to ask
for a private dinner on the beach, and book
the fire dance for a real treat.
Distance from Phuket Airport (HKT): 28 miles/45 km
Size: 55 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Zen