Avista Hideaway Phuket, Thailand

There’s a definite theme of water running through the five-star Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong MGallery. From the staggeringly beautiful Patong hills which seem to spill down the landscape like waves, before meeting the Andaman Sea to the dazzling infinity pool which gives you a spectacular front row seat to the majestic views.

Seemingly at one with the undulating terrain, this stunning Thai retreat places the beauty of the country right in front of you. Journey out of its luxurious gates and you’ll discover that you’re not far from the local town for shopping options, plus you’re only a 20-minute walk from picture-perfect Freedom Beach.

The picture from the window may, rightly, take all the plaudits. But rivalling those vistas are the magnificent restaurants.