The Thai resort offers every conceivable modern indulgence, including the divine Le Spa.
Other standout touches include the spectacular chill-out salas - on a floating platform 200-m out to sea - and the ever attentive Beach Angels, who are always on hand to polish sunglasses or provide drinks and snacks.
Latest Recipe, Le Méridien's signature all-day dining venue, situated over the oceanfront pool with unlimited views and an international menu that brings together East and West.
We like: Being brought drinks by Beach Angels as we lounge on the floating salas.
Best for: Ultimate relaxation.