The Panviman has got everything you need for a good hideaway vacation. Designed for sophisticated travelers craving tranquillity and natural beauty, this sprawling resort's luxury cottages are scattered over the hillside above Thong Nai Pan Beach. Rooms are set on a hill with stunning views across the bay, surrounded by tropical plants and shaded by swaying coconut palms. Service is remarkably good and most staff members speak English well. The pool is a multitiered affair, with gorgeous views of the bay below. You're a long hike from the hilltop to the beach, but they have convenient shuttles, and their upscale dining options mean you never have to leave home to find great food.