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The Library, Bo Phut

$400 or more
Koh Samui, Thailand, Asia: The grounds of the Library hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand
14/1 Moo 2
Bo Phut , Koh Samui
Tel: 66 77 422 767 8
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:

In crowded Chaweng Beach, this 26-room hotel's high style attracts a stream of beachcombers (prepare to show your key to the hotel gatekeeper). The bloodred-tiled pool is the dramatic centerpiece, with huge pillows and daybeds beside it. High white walls and black-lacquer floors provide museumlike backdrops for Thai antiques. Clever touches—in-room iMacs; a choice of colors from the bedside light; two DO NOT DISTURB signs, one of a person sleeping, the other clearly suggesting that the couple inside are not—make your stay memorable, as do they eager-to-please staff. The Thai fare at The Page is best enjoyed outdoors, with panoramic beach views. Despite the prevalent literary theme, the hotel keeps more glossy coffee table books than beach reads.

—2007 Hot List

When to go: Rains evaporate and waters are calmest March through June.

Which room to book: Second-floor studios receive far better light than ground-floor suites.

Amenities: 24-hour Room Service, Bar/lounge, Beach, Gym, Pool, Spa

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