If Koh Samui is calling your name, then check out new-to-town Vana Belle, which is part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection. Meaning “beautiful forest” in Sanskrit-slash-French, the hotel combines Himalayan design inspiration, contemporary Thai accents in the guest rooms and Mediterranean dining options for a unique vibe. It’s all suites and villas here, and each room is fully equipped with Wi-Fi, a private pool, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, a big terrace and views of the Gulf of Siam. Where do I sign up?
From US$438. 9/99 Moo 3, Chaweng Noi Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand, (+66) 77-915-555, www.luxurycollection.com.