Tisara affords a high level of comfort in a clutch of private, contemporary pool villas right at the seaside. It’s definitely not as classy as The Surin, nor as celebrity-friendly as The Banyan Tree, but it would like to think it outdoes both; at times, you’ll rub up against a distinct attitude here. Still, its private spaces are picturesquely flamboyant, with pools overlooking the blue water below—it should appeal to those who enjoy the isolation. Book a half- or full-day cruise on the hotel’s private boat the explore nearby islands and snorkeling destinations in ultimate luxury.