North of Koh Samui, you’ll find Koh Phangan tucked away at the base of a lush mountain. Set amid towering coconut palms and steps from idyllic Thong Nai Pan Noi beach, the resort has 44 private pool suites and villas and an open-air spa. Snorkeling, archery, elephant trekking, and herbal steam sauna are among other activities. anantara.com
Rocco Forte’s first opening outside Europe: Abu Dhabi
Recently open, this 11-storey curved glass hotel is located near the exhibition centre and Yas Island. The 2,000sq m spa has separate male and female facilities, indoor swimming pools, traditional wet and dry Hammam and more, and there are no fewer than seven restaurants and bars in-house. Opening offer from $330 p/n. www.roccofortehotels.com
Abercrombie & Kent launch airport concierge
The new service operates in 200 airports worldwide: perks include being met directly from the plane and guided through security, customs and immigration as well as luggage assistance, transfers in plus cars, city orientation tours, and access to airport lounges even if a business or first class ticket is not held. www.abercrombiekent.co.uk.