The quiet and underrated Nai Harn Beach recently got an exciting new hotel. The Nai Harn (076-380-200, just opened after an 18-month remodeling of the 30-year-old Royal Phuket Yacht Club into an ultra-luxe, 130 guest-room hotel.
Along with top-notch amenities, suites are equipped with four-poster daybeds and “press for Champagne” buttons on their terraces—which you should most definitely do, since the cellar is curated by prolific wine know-it-all James Suckling, former senior editor of Wine Spectator magazine.
Other stuff to get excited about include the beachfront terrace pool with sunken seats overlooking the Andaman Sea, the Saturday barbecue buffet, and a bar which serves proper coffee using Sumatran and Ethiopian beans.
Rates? They start from B10,000 for an Ocean Deluxe View Room.