Drawing its inspiration from the Sino-Portuguese architecture that characterises Phuket Town, this resort on Karon Beach is backed by a green hill and grouped around its own landscaped water park with its meandering lazy river, waterslides, kids’ pool with a waterslide, and adults-only pool with its own pool bar. You will love the other exhilarating leisure activities on offer, including kayaking, windsurfing and sailing, snorkelling, tennis, and Muay Thai (Thai boxing). Diving can be arranged, and there’s a fully-equipped fitness centre. Spa Cenvaree combines ancient healing practices that reflect Thailand’s wellbeing heritage with modern rejuvenation techniques to nurture and rebalance the body. The resort also has age-specific kids clubs, free Wi-Fi, and seven restaurants and bars. The rooms, suites and pool villas (49 to 209 sqm.) feature a balcony or terrace with soothing views of the pools, the gardens or the sea. Phuket International Airport is less than one hour away.