Our team agrees with their top destination, Ko Samui in Thailand.
Over a decade ago, Team Hill visited Ko Samui to walk the miles of white sandy beaches, and enjoy traditional Thai dishes, especially at Poppies. One of our treats was a deep and soothing Thai beach massage at a value price.
I will be in Bangkok and on Phuket next month, with a slight chance of a visit from Maralyn and Norm after their Australian adventure.
Other beach destinations recommended by the Times are Loreto, Mexico, and Oualidia, Morocco.