Thailand: Keemala, Phuket

Treetop hangouts, infinity pools and resident water buffalo. Tick, tick and er… tick. Little wonder this sun-soaked paradise takes the concept of rest and rejuvenation to another level. Katie Gatens chills out

The world’s best villas

An abode in Death Valley, a converted kiln and a palatial property costing £18,000 a night... Issy D’Arcy Clark scours the globe for one-off wonders

Thailand: Sri Panwa, Phuket

With modern, tasteful villas and a hub of bars and restaurants at its centre, Sri Panwa is the face of youthful, affluent Thailand, says Lucy Thackray

Hotel trend: pets and resident animals

From cats to llamas, hotels all over the world are catching on to the charm of a furry (or wrinkly) mascot. Ianthe Butt reports