Rustic rainforests, haunting hillsides, a sublime sea – this stunning sister of the quickly multiplying Six Senses family has got it all – and despite its manufactured old world luxury, it manages to give you a sense that you’ve really packed it all up and run away from the rat race.

Whether you want to play in the infinity pool, or sigh at the amazing sea view from the resort’s private beach, or chill in a hammock in your private villa styled on a traditional Thai fisherman’s cottage – this is certainly the place on Samui to do it. Whilst we realize that it’s hard to be perfect, this is an example where they’re seriously trying. And what really stood out is that the property has been designed so you really feel like you’ve got it just to yourself.