1. Phulay Bay
Set amongst lush jungles and dramatic limestone karsts, this bay on the Andaman Sea offers abundant opportunities for kicking back, which is best done-if you have the bucks-at the super-luxe Ritz-Carlton resort that enjoys a prime position on the water. And if you tire of relaxing, head to the nearby elephant reserve for some exotic thrills.
(Photo courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Phylay Bay)