Concierge.com's insider take:
A 45-minute drive from the airport, the Taj Holiday Village offers 140 rooms in terracotta-roofed Portuguese-style cottages set amid palm-fringed landscaped gardens. The interiors have rustic, vaguely tropical decor, and it's worth springing for one of the Garden View Deluxe Cottages, which have balconies and private lawns as well as DVD players. Better yet, Sea View Cottages have hammocks and outdoor seating as well. The plethora of restaurants includes Caravela, a mecca of delectable fresh seafood, and the Banyan Tree, which serves Thai cuisine.