Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas

Accessible only by boat, this luxe resort hotel overlooking a private bay lies 3 km from Nopparat Thara Beach and 9 km from Fossil Shell Beach.

Featuring wood furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows, the airy, tropical-style rooms and villas have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and balconies with garden or bay views, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Tranquil villas offer living rooms and/or private pools, dining rooms and lounge access. Room service is available.

Freebies include parking and breakfast. There’s an open-air restaurant, plus a chic bar and a Japanese eatery. Other amenities include a serene spa, an outdoor pool and a gym.