Movenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin ( has taken over the former Asara Villa & Suite with 96 private suites and pool villas, decked out in neutral tones, wood accents and Thai patterns for a homey yet modern feel.

Choose from the 120-sq-meter suite with a private terrace (from B6,894/night); 150 to 200-sq-meter villas with private plunge pools and spacious decks (from B9,394); or the luxurious 400-sq-meter beachfront villa, comprising of three pavilions, two bedrooms, its own private beach area and a pool (B19,989/night).

Thai and French dining is available on-site, alongside two large pools and a gym.