Widely thought of as one of the jewels in Thailand’s crown, the island of Phuket offers visitors beautiful white sandy beaches and warm turquoise waters

Occupying one of the most breath-taking locations on the island is Paresa, a luxury resort and residential development opening in August 2009.

Paresa’s elegant villas are situated on the Andaman coast at Kamala, known locally as ‘Millionaire’s Mile’.

All of the rooms take full advantage of the glorious ocean views, with most offering private infinity pools from which guests can enjoy the spectacular surroundings.

Room rates range from $695 up to $3,550 – www.paresaresorts.com