The cold weather has driven a lot of our friends to little sunny retreats in the Pacific recently, so today we’ll wistfully recommend an unmissable spot in Krabi, Thailand – Hotel Rayvadee.

Hidden away in the heart of the Thai Peninsula of Phra Nanang is this gloriously luxurious resort flanked on both sides by two azure kissed white sandy beaches, and backed by the lush tropical jungle that is Marine National Park. In fact, the hotel complex is so remote that it is only accessible by Rayavadee’s private speedboats. Once arrived, you can stay in your pick of 106 rooms over 98 pavilions, or in one of the 4 villas that each offer a private pool and garden. The rooms and colonial style villas themselves are designed with a restrained, though contemporary reference to traditional Thai interiors.

Guests can take their pick to dine in one of four restaurants that offer creative takes on Thai cuisine or more international dishes. The most beautiful restaurant of all is, ‘The Grotto’, which has been cleft into the cliffside and is carpeted by cool sand underfoot. The spa and wellness areas may just steal you the whole time, but the activities are richly varied to take you on adventures for any fancy. If you so choose, there are lagoons and streams to hide away in, or long walks along coconut gardens and tropical groves. The infinity pool melts into the Andaman sea in case you are more inclined to view a sunset whilst sipping cocktails. But if you prefer to purvey the dipping sky in private, the large bay windows predominant in the interiors will ensure you can do that in style.

If we could go away right now we’d probably see you on the beach there!


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