Perched on the peninsula that separates Mae Nam and Bophut beaches on Samui’s north coast, this resort sets a benchmark for sleek, design and a contemporary philosophy that is summed up in their “Whatever, whenever” policy to fulfill their guests’ every wish. The W factor is in all the facilities–the fitness room is SWEAT, the pool is WET, the bar is the WOOBAR, and the spa is AWAY. The design of the pool villas is hip and modern, with light-wood paneled walls, cool, clean lines and bright red throw rugs and lampshades. Even the minibar menu contains innovative snacks, and the two dining options, The Kitchen Table and Namu, the signature Japanese restaurant, promise exciting culinary adventures.