If you have plans to visit Asia this year, discover the hidden gems of AKARYN Hotel Group in destinations throughout Thailand. The award-winning collection of boutique 5-star properties pride themselves on being off the beaten track, combining outstanding locations, luxurious facilities and the most attentive of service.

Step away from the hustle and bustle commonly associated with Phuket and travel north towards the picture-perfect Phang Nga. Hop on a bike to explore the lush green roads which hug the golden coastline, venture to serene waterfalls hidden in the jungle, or be hands-on with turtle conservation and release a hatchling into the wild.

Stay at the Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa, a luxurious all suite hideaway set on the sands of the pristine Natai Beach. The resort offers beachfront fine-dining at The Edge Restaurant. The Ayurah Wellness Centre combines the best of Eastern and Western philosophies for a holistic experience with revolutionary results. An educational children's club and pool enables every family members to have a holiday to remember.

Drive just two hours from bustling Bangkok and find yourself enjoying the seclusion of Pranburi. While away the day on the white sand beaches, dally in golf at some of the country's finest courses, or really pick up the pace and try kitesurfing in the best destination to enjoy this water sport.

For a taste of barefoot luxury, enjoy a former beach house turned exclusive retreat at Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa. The 23 residences mostly enjoy private pools just steps from the sand itself.  Embracing a greener approach to tourism, the resort is 87% self-sustainable, with all ingredients sourced from its own 25-acre organic farm or suppliers within a 30km radius. Cooking lessons led by the Chef use this home-grown produce to delicious effect.

A destination renowned for its plethora of temples and jungle surroundings, Chiang Mai is fast becoming the country's new hotspot. This vibrant city is brimming with galleries, museums, boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants. The home of Thai art and design, it's a must for any itinerary.

The five star, 30 suite akyra Manor Hotel is located in the heart of the vibrant Nimmanhaemin art district. The distinctive exterior inspired by the ancient city wall hides a rooftop pool and cocktail bar. Downstairs, the ITALICS restaurant offers a clever interpretation of contemporary Italian and Northern Thai cuisine. Enjoy art lessons in this living gallery where guests are inspired by rotating exhibitions of local work.