Tucked away on secluded Relax Bay, the Le Meridien features a 549-m (1,800-ft.) beach—with trained lifeguards—and 16 hectares (40 acres) of tropical greenery, making it one of the largest resorts on the island. The resort caters to families with plenty of activities, a day-care center, and kid-centric meals. The large self-contained complex combines Western and traditional Thai architecture, and one of the advantages to its U-shape layout is that it ensures that nearly all the rooms face the ocean, with the lowest category getting a garden view. The cheerful modern furnishings in the rooms are of rattan and teak; each room has a balcony with comfortable deck chairs. Seven restaurants are on property, meaning lots of dining choices.