Set between Cha-am and Hua Hin, Vala brings low-key luxury to the seaside getaway. The low-rise hotel, an official member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, features 97 guestrooms, ranging from seaview and pool access rooms and suites to beachfront suites for the whole family (from B5,700-9,200/night). The property boasts a warm, sea-friendly palette of sand and coral with splashes of burnt orange and turquoise, as well as a seafront-facing bar and restaurant called Woods. Above all, it aspires to offer culturally-minded holidays through visits to its onsite heritage house and its nearby organic farm, where they grow over 30 kinds of fruit, herbs, and veggies.

849/21 Petchkasem Rd., Cha-am,

Images: Vala Hua Hin