DoublePool Villas by Banyan Tree, Phuket, Thailand
For: Privacy, Please
This sprawling resort’s DoublePool Villas were always the resort’s most exclusive accommodations, but now the 24 butler-serviced, freestanding structures comprise their own resort-within-the-resort. Why double, you ask? Well, each villa’s expansive garden contains a full-length lap pool, shimmering with electric blue tiles and illuminated with mood lights at night. At one end of each 50-foot-long pool you’ll find an elevated, glass-walled Jacuzzi. And in How-did-they-think-of-this? touch, each villa’s glass-enclosed bedroom sits on a pedestal above a second, shallower wading pool that’s just steps away from the bed. The DoublePool Villas are available in both one- and two-bedroom floorplans.