The Sarann, Ko Samui
At the edge of Chaweng Noi Beach, this upscale seafront hotel is 9 km from Wat Phra Yai, a temple known for its 12 m gold Buddha statue, and 13 km from Wat Khunaram, with its shrine to a mummified monk.
Refined rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and DVD players. They also have minibars and balconies. Suites add patios and hot tubs; the villas feature separate living rooms and sundecks on the beach, 1 has an infinity pool.
95-96 Moo 3 Chaweng Noi Beach, Bo Put, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand