After a recent opening in Hua Hin, Marriott hasn't wasted any time unveiling the new-look Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach (076-625-5555,

Situated on the Northern end of the island, a bit south of Phuket International Airport, the completely refurbished resort is home to 180 rooms surrounded by the lush tropical forests of Sirinath National Park.

On-site venues include the beachfront Big Fish grill restaurant and bar, all-day Thai and international spot Andaman Kitchen, and Quan Spa.

Room rates start from a pretty friendly B3,499 for the Deluxe Garden View.