Hotel de la Paix
One of the most daringly designed resorts in Thailand, the architecture is the star in this corner of Cha Am near Hua Hin. Each area is jaw-dropping, from the stark stone of the entrance to the ingenious infinity pool, which raises the ‘infinity’ factor to new heights. The mazes of courtyards lead down to a private beach – it’s the most futuristic of experiences.
The center of the ‘Thai Riviera’, Hua Hin has hosted the great and the good – including the royal family – since the 1920s. As well as the beaches, there are some very grand hotels and one of the country’s most popular golf courses. A sophisticated, refined alternative to some of the livelier beach towns.