Frequent Thailand visitors, try a beach front villa at the Renaissance on Koh Samui. I had previously (for about 20 trips to Thailand) avoided Koh Samui because I'm drawn to less touristy locales. But the Renaissance is a quiet jungle paradise off of the beaten path. It was so tranquil and an excellent escape. The villas have a private courtyard and swimming pool with Jacuzzi. I'm planning another trip there next March.