Thailand for those that want to get away from it all, check-out of the rat race and experience some real ‘me time’ in blissful surroundings.
BUNGALOW BOY: THE REGENT PHUKET CAPE PANWA, PHUKET
Disappear into your private bungalow, a beautiful, sprawling designer home overlooking the seascapes of the serene Cape Panwa. Complete with luxurious plunge pool, you’ll never have to leave your bungalow, unless of course you want to try a massage at the resort’s spa complex. Your iPad butler is at your service and you’re always connected wherever you are on the property. Order room service, call a buggy, book a spa treatment – everything can be done from your personalised touch-screen device. The perfect place to escape it all.
ISLAND HOP: SIX SENSES YAO NOI, KOH YAO NOIIf big island resorts aren’t your thing you can go off the grid by taking a short boat ride to a neighboring, smaller island. The Six Senses Yao Noi is a stunningly beautiful hideaway, its pool villas offer a high level of privacy, not to mention luxury, as each boasts its own infinity-edged pool and poolside sala, so you’ll only have to mingle with those you invite.
ALL IN ONE: FOUR SEASONS, CHIANG MAIThis huge resort, part of the global luxury Four Seasons chain is designed to give you a rural, Chiang Mai experience without ever having to leave the premises. From watching rice farmers at work, to getting up close and personal with water buffalo, to cocktails on a sala overlooking a lake, the Four Seasons have thought about it all. We stayed in one of the biggest hotel rooms we had ever seen, featuring three bedrooms, four bathrooms and three individual terraces around a huge living and dining area.
URBAN OASIS: METROPOLITAN BY COMO, BANGKOKThis minimalist and serene oasis is a true getaway in the heart of the city. Forget clasp-handed bows and traditional uniforms here, instead you’ll be greeted by an on-point team in designer gear, trained to blend into the background and leave you be. It’s home to the Michelin starred chef David Thompson’s Nahm restaurant and is in a fantastic location. We recommend one of the suites, you’ll want to check in and never leave – but when you want to get away from it all, that’s not a problem.