Beach Villa Suite, Soneva Kiri
Koh Kood, Thailand
Soneva Kiri’s motto, The Slow Life (short for Sustainable, Local, Organic, Wellness, Learning, Inspiring, Fun, Experiences -- of course), is proudly exuded on its website and, upon arrival, it’ll take but a New York minute to readjust your clock. The property’s seclusion is uncanny -- the island of Koh Kood is non-touristy and relatively unknown (see ya, Samui), and these 27 vast villas are situated on a hidden bay. Your bathtub? Just like the resort, it’s not easy to find -- it’s camouflaged and surrounded by lush greenery.
Ballerest feature: The bathroom is larger than your apartment, and has enough day beds within it to accommodate a half-dozen friends.