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Set on a gently sloping headland among nine hectares (20 acres) of lush vegetation, this award-winning resort is an ideal honeymoon spot. The hotel effortlessly combines sophisticated ambiance, top-of-the-line amenities, and an environmentally conscious attitude. Facilities include private pools beside most villas and suites, a spa with a comprehensive range of treatments in both indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, and activities such as yoga, island tours, diving trips, and cooking classes. All the villas are equipped with every imaginable comfort and are attended by personal butlers, while the views of nearby islands are simply fabulous. The resort is in Laem Samrong, on the northeastern tip of Samui (just around the promontory that shelters Tongsai Bay). It’s home to the fab Dining on the Rocks (p. ###)which it has one of the best wine lists outside of Bangkok.