One of the most talked-about hotels in Thailand, it’s easy to understand why – this is Thai luxury island hospitality at its very best. The experience begins the minute you step off the plane, but it’s once you arrive at this impeccable, eco-friendly resort where lucky guests have their share of 48 villas and suites, each with their own grey marble infinity pool – that you know you’ve really landed. Situated between a lush jungle and the Andaman Sea, the property’s name means ‘garden of the third heaven’ and its designers and management leave no stone unturned in ensuring it lives up to this reputation. Our ocean-front pool villa featured state-ofthe- art systems to ensure our every comfort and convenience; and sitting just above the bay, it offers some gasp-outloud views. As the game was to rest and relax, we checked out the spa, a 1,500 square metre complex of Zen, where experienced therapists rubbed, kneaded and stretched our woes away. Keen to be known as an experiential resort, the Trisara also offers a range of exciting experiences, including a memorable halfhour helicopter ride over the majestic Phang Nga bay, or if you prefer, an all-day cruise on a private yacht.

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