Time your arrival for happy hour. 

Given a streamlined makeover and its own dedicated kitchen, Vanilla Sky Bar & Gastro Pub (www.capesienna.com) makes a case for Phuket’s best new sundowner spot.

Perched atop Cape Siena Hotel on the clifftop of Nakalay Bay, the bar’s sweeping views over Kamala Beach are best enjoyed in the pinkish-purplish light of dusk, which also happens to be happy hour (30-percent off drinks, 5-6pm).

To go with, there’s a new menu that’s big on seafood, whether pub grub (fish and chips, B890) or fancy imported ingredients (roasted Maine lobster, B990). Head for the terrace—faux grass and bean bags at one end, lounge seating the other—where guest DJs set the sultry mood.

Make it a night of rooftop-hopping by popping over to The Nai Harn’s nearby sky sushi and sashimi bar.

Credit: www.capesienna.com

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