Zeavola, Koh Phi Phi Don $$$$
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:A speedboat whisks guests to Zeavola's 52 wooden beach huts, which, though simply furnished, are a far cry from the backpacker accommodations so prevalent on Koh Phi Phi. The generous air-conditioned villas have hand-painted murals, outdoor rainwater showers, and an evening turndown service that leaves a profusion of flowers. Though the lean-to architecture of Tacada restaurant has its summer-camp charms, the candlelit meals served on woven mats on the sand are especially enjoyable. The atmosphere is casual, but with Wi-Fi access available throughout the ten-acre property, guests can still connect to the realities of distant shores. 2006 Hot List
When to go: January and February.
Which room to book: The duplex pool suite commands panoramic views of the Andaman Sea (suites, $283–$798).
Amenities: 24-hour Room Service, Beach, SpaSubscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›