A paradise setting in southern Thailand awaits you at Amari Vogue. Set on the glistening white sands of Tubkaek Beach, the resort looks out over the Andaman Sea and is just a 30-minute drive from the town of Krabi. This tropical idyll is the perfect escape from the bustle of everyday life, with the local airport only 38km away, and Bangkok just an 80-minute flight.
Blending in with the natural environment just steps away, Breeze Spa is a haven of calm set over three floors. Treatment rooms feature their own steam chambers and large bathtubs for a relaxing soak; while VIP rooms have a rain mist Vichy shower. Combining the best of Thai, Asian and western techniques, the spa menu has an array of facials, wraps, water therapies and rituals. An outdoor massage pavilion is the perfect escape from the afternoon sun.
Lanna architecture hailing from northern Thailand, and a laid-back seaside vibe pervade throughout the resort, making for an oasis of calm. Deluxe rooms are filled with natural light, and boast private balconies with views of the garden plus satellite TV and free wi-fi. Upgrade to a Jacuzzi room for an outdoor hot tub or a Spa Suite where treatments can be taken in your own ocean-front space.
Sign up for a cooking class with the resort’s chef and master the likes of tom yam soup to recreate back home. Get out on the water in a kayak and explore the coastline and mangroves nearby, or take the plunge at the Kon-Tiki diving centre that organises trips to reefs and sites, as well as snorkelling. Excursions can be arranged if you fancy heading further afield, but the freeform pool and sunloungers are sure to keep you from straying too far.
Tuck into Italian and international dishes with the sound of the waves at Bellini, an alfresco restaurant set beneath the palms. Or you could go local at Lotus, an authentic option that serves up tempting Thai cuisine in an elegant setting – there’s a terrace for eating under the stars too. At the Sunset Lounge, the sofas and armchairs are a cosy spot for a cocktail, premium beer or light meal.
149 Moo 3, Tambon Nongtalay, AKrabi81000Th