Go the whole hog at this award-winning Colonial-Mediterranean-inspired luxury property that tells a tale of an indulgent getaway ringed by a powdered beach, a marina, and verduous tropical hills.

Splash out laps in the cool waters of the three-tiered infinity swimming pool, the largest in the island, work muscles into top-top shape with state-of-the-art equipment at the fitness centre, or refine your skills at a cue sport in the billiard room. Each of the 125 elegantly furnished rooms and suites is outfitted with far-reaching floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious balcony, and a separate rainforest shower and bathtub Oversized feather pillows and duvet are provided for a sleep to dream about, and certain rooms come with an extravagant walk-in wardrobe, a private pool, and a terrace. Ideal for those who have a taste for the finer things in life, the resort also spoils souls with champagne breakfasts and European dinners at the Planter’s and Tiffin lunches and perfectly-brewed cuppas at Straits & Co. Conclude a day of indulgence by quelling the senses with superior cigars and glasses of wine at The Drawing Room

Top draw: Butter up the inner sensualist too with massages of age-old origins at The Danna Spa or harmonise the mind, body, and spirit with private and personalised yoga sessions.

Nearby: Explore the Gunung Raya Rainforest Reserve with the rainforest afterdark tour to observe the multitude of wildlife that emerge when dusk descends and listen to the morning chorus of birds and monkeys during a jungle trek, or take a five-minute drive to a cable car station that will take you up Gunung Machinchang for awe-inspiring views of the island and Southern Thailand. Visitors may also fish, bird watch, and engage in a variety of sea activities.

Price From US$324 per night