Soneva Kiri is surrounded by lush, vibrant tropical vegetation and white beaches, fringed with palm trees. The resort has been tastefully and cleverly designed to complement the landscape and blends seamlessly into the outstanding natural beauty. Secluded yet vast and recently restored multi-bedroom Beach, Cliff or Hill villas (to rent or buy) with up to a sprawling 6 bedrooms sitting either on the beach or sunny slopes in the rainforest, gazing across the sea. Impeccable, intuitive service.

Drive your own electric buggy or your own bicycle to make getting around the resort easier. That might be to watch movies in Cinema Paradiso with only the starlit sky above or to the manta ray shaped Den, to drop off the children into their own private fantasy world overseen by experienced child-minders. Counting Saturn’s rings in the Observatory. Or deciding between 60 flavours of ice cream and chocolate.

Barefoot Intelligent Luxury at its best. No news, no shoes, Thai style. From the moment you arrive you feel at home.