Railei Beach Club

Top choice villa in Railay

At the northern end of the beach, hidden in forested grounds that stretch back to luscious limestone cliffs, is this collection of Thai-style homes for six to eight people, rented out on behalf of absent owners. They come with patios, kitchens and amenities, and there are also a few smaller but impeccably stylish dark-wood doubles. Only a few have air-con.

It’s a superb, unique deal and a romantic location; book well ahead. In-house chefs prepare fresh Thai meals on request.