Koh Samui

  • Float in the ocean steps from your suite
  • Order drinks and snacks from waiters in kayaks

Of the many Conrad Koh Samui perks—beachfront yoga, gratis snorkeling trips—time spent on your own private island is one of the most exclusive (and unique). Wade out into the clear Gulf of Thailand waters towards one of the raft-like floating isles fashioned from wood planks. Here, sink into a plush lounge chair beneath the shade of a faux palm tree and watch the waves roll in. Fancy a round of mojitos before noon? Go right ahead—you’re on island time. Hotel staff will paddle out in a kayak to deliver snacks and drinks (the cool coconut milk served in a just-cracked coconut is as refreshing as it sounds). Call the front desk to reserve your island in advance and they’ll set you up for your escape. It’s desertion made easy.

CONRAD KOH SAMUI: 49/8-9 Moo 4, Hillcrest Road, Taling-Ngam; +66-77-915-888;