Heralding Rosewood’s debut in Southeast Asia, this refuge enjoys 600 metres of private beach along the Thai island’s Emerald Bay, and the proximity to the aquamarine Andaman Sea that those shores afford. The well-thought-out 71 pool pavilions and villas astutely blend into a lush cove boasting 17 hectares of woodland. Its four eateries suitably outline the diverse gastronomy scene on Phuket, from local seafood served under rustic canopies (Ta Khai) to authentic Italian dishes prepared in an open kitchen (Red Sauce). On top of all this, the Asaya wellness centre is another first for the hotel brand – offering bespoke treatments to help cleanse guests’ minds and bodies. And the island’s lively old town is reachable in minutes by car.