PerchedÂ highÂ on the cliff side, over azure blue waters and aÂ picturesqueÂ panorama ofÂ theÂ Andaman Sea, Paresa is more than just a hotel: it’s Phuket’s best kept secret. Imagine the Swiss FamilyÂ Robinson, if they were smart enough to build themselves a treehouse made of teakÂ in the tropical forest, an outdoor shower, a fully stocked bar, and a private infinity poolÂ cantileveredÂ over the cliff, and you begin to get a sense of the luxury adventure that awaits. Add a team of Angels on call to do your bidding – plus a private beach club along the marvelously under-crowded Kamala Beach – and your search for the perfect idyll has ended. Or at least my search has ended. What need have I with the rest of this island when my jungle villa awaits? Cocooned,Â theÂ outside world falls away. And while I’m due at the spa any minute now, for the first time in my life I’m thinking a massage might actually beÂ redundant.