A green retreat in the concrete jungle. 

Patong might be a concrete jungle, but AccorHotels group has managed to find a stunningly green plot for the new Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong MGallery by Sofitel (076-681-681, www.avista-hideaway-phuket- patong.com).

Located on the hillside at the southern end of Patong Beach, the resort boasts clean lines with a luxurious tropical edge, the 150 guestrooms coming with rich local woods and natural stones.

Three saltwater filtration system swimming pools are split over different levels, while food and drink ranges from Sizzle steakhouse and Vista all-day dining to the Rendez-Vue Rooftop cocktail and tapas bar.

Room rates range from B8,546 to B22,790 for the executive suite with private pool.