Big, big, big! Occupying a huge area opposite the center of Karon Beach, this Swiss-run, luxury hotel is ideal for those who want everything on-site. Rooms range from garden view doubles in the main building to plunge pool villas decorated in Balinese-style, with thatched roofs, and massive, two-bedroom family suites. Guests have a choice of four pools, as well as several restaurants and bars scattered around the site. There’s a play zone for kids and a spa, fitness room, and PADI diving courses, run by the reliable Euro  Divers, for adults.