Rayavadee offers unique two-story rondavels (circular pavilions), most of which are large, and all of which are luxurious. They come with every modern convenience and then some, and are set in enclosed gardens, making them unusually private and quiet. Ground-floor sitting rooms have a central, double-sized hanging lounger with cushions. Upper-story bedrooms are all silk and teak, and private bathrooms have oversized Jacuzzi tubs. The resort grounds lie at the base of towering cliffs on the island’s most choice piece of property, with direct access onto the beautiful Phra Nang beach. It all feels very much like a peaceful village, with paths meandering among private lotus ponds and meticulous landscaping. Many couples choose the hotel for weddings because of the excellent food, beverages, service and setting.