Ritz-Carlton has made its debut on the eastern coast of Thailand with the opening of Built on a former coconut plantation, the resort has 175 suites and pool villas. The 3,800sqm Spa Village Koh Samui features eight treatment suites, three massage pavilions, a yoga pavilion, health bar and a lap pool with intimate cabanas. It offers the Songkran Shower, a signature pre-spa ritual inspired by the annual Songkran festival. Dining options include Asian Western eatery Shook!, Thai restaurant Sea Salt and a pool bar Tides. There is also an on-site temperate swim reef that is home to more than 50 species of fish.