This sprawling resort is a great choice for families. It has dedicated family rooms with interconnecting doors, kid-friendly menus, a kids’ pool and play area, water slides, game room, family brunch on Sunday, and much more. Staff members happily lead young guests on resort treasure hunts and hold art classes while mom and dad catch a spa treatment. But other guests will also enjoy this modern, full-facility resort, set in 30 hectares (74 acres) of lawns and lush tropical gardens (many of the stylish guest rooms overlook Karon Beach). The hotel has a large “spa village” with 15 purpose-built villas connected by raised wooden platforms in a mellow, wooded glen at the heart of the resort. The in-house dining choices are top-notch (do try the Thai restaurant), and everything about the place is classy, with snappy service.