This Sino-Portuguese-styled hotel is a mere 15-minute drive away from Patong. Set just a short stroll away from Karon Beach, the hotel's architecture reflects influences from China and Portugal. Guests are away from the tourist beaches to enjoy a little calm, but close enough to indulge in water sports. The Baron restaurant serves international, Russian, Italian, and Thai seafood, and if something you want is not on the menu, the chef will be more than happy to whip it up for you. To soak up the sun away from the crowds of the beach, you can head to the swimming pool on the fourth floor where a poolside bar is located for your convenience.