Anantara Hua Hin Resort, Thailand

Anantara Resort Hua Hin is a quiet, peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the local seaside town of Hua Hin. Set within 14 acres and modelled on a Thai village, the rooms range from Deluxe Garden View rooms to Deluxe Lagoon View rooms and the larger Anantara Ocean Suites. All are decorated with Thai silk, have terrazzo tubs in the bathrooms and most have large outdoor private terraces.

Treat yourself to one of many luxury treatments as the resort’s world-class spa, where each of the seven spa suites is set in its own individual garden area. If you’re there at the right time of year, elephant polo makes a good alternative. Hua Hin is host to the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament, one of Thailand’s most entertaining sporting events.

Exclusively for Lagoon and Suite guests, the infinity pool is set by a lotus lagoon, so that the far edge vanishes into an enchanting, beautiful lush green backdrop.