Centara Blue Marine Resort & Spa

On a hillside overlooking the Andaman Sea, this sleek resort is a 3-minute walk from the beach and 6 km from Tiger Kingdom animal park.

Featuring free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, the modern rooms come with balconies, minibars, and tea and coffeemakers; some have sea views. Upgraded rooms add 4-poster beds and outdoor bathtubs. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites feature living rooms, while villas include private plunge pools. Room service is available.

There’s a colorful bistro, a cocktail bar, and a refined, open-air eatery. Other amenities include a day spa, 5 outdoor pools and a water slide, plus a kids’ club and a gym.