This visually striking resort on a private peninsula is terraced into a palm-shaded hillside above an exquisite white-sand cove on the west coast of Phuket. A maze of walkways and steep stairs provides access to 41 luxurious lodgings that feature sundecks and dining terraces. The best rooms come with private swimming pools. In addition, there are a number of two- to nine-bedroom villas available for rent. Three informal dining options (serving Japanese, Italian and seafood-oriented Thai cuisine) flank a dramatic 90-foot black-marble pool. An array of water sports is offered, including scuba diving, water and jet skiing, paddleboarding and kayaking. Cruises to the Phi Phi Islands and dramatic Phang Nga Bay can also be arranged on the resort’s fleet of charter yachts and speedboats. This family-friendly property organizes a number of activities for children, including science and nature workshops, sailing instruction, cooking classes and tennis lessons.