Enjoy an escape dedicated to your wellbeing at Napasai, A Belmond Hotel, Koh Samui, part of the world’s leading luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy )

Tucked between whispering palms on Koh Samui’s northern coast lies Napasai, a Belmond Hotel. The private sandy beach, backed by 43 acres of tropical gardens, represents a romantic Thai paradise. Graceful stand-alone villas and suites are dotted among cashew and coconut groves brightened by bougainvillea and hibiscus. Interior design is simple yet sublime. Paying homage to the landscape, teak and bamboo blend with Thai textiles and local artworks. Palm-fringed balconies feature elegant daybeds, many overlooking the ocean.

Life is as quiet or lively as guests desire. Days may begin with yoga on the scenic Sky Deck, strolls along the golden sands or dips in the infinity-edge freshwater pool. For the active there’s tennis, Thai boxing and a wide range of water sports. Cultural activities include language lessons, leather carving, cookery classes and photography treks. Children are invited to try their hand at grown-up jobs, from flower arranging to mock mixology. The Spa offers treatments rooted in holistic Thai medicine. Reviving rituals can be enjoyed in ocean-view cabanas or guests’ own villas.

Come sundown, fairy lights, paper lanterns and fire torches create an otherworldly ambience. Following cocktails by the pool, enticing dining options include aromatic Asian specialities at Lai Thai and tender grilled seafood at the Beach Restaurant.

When it comes to exploring the island, the resort’s private boat can be used to discover hidden coves and reefs. Snorkelling or scuba diving in Ang Thong National Marine Park reveals vibrant coral and tropical fish. Food markets, majestic temples and jungle waterfalls are all within easy reach.