Cape Panwa Hotel (Sakdidej Rd., Cape Panwa, Phuket, 076-391-123/-5, is like an old friend—you can be sure of a good time when you visit, but there probably won’t be any big surprises. Yet, with many people looking to try something new—and hence booking villas at Sri Panwa and The Regent instead—Cape Panwa has just unveiled The Absolute Suite. Spread over 530 sq meters, the two-level structure features two bedrooms and offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the sea through floor-to-ceiling windows. The modern contemporary décor makes use of ivory hues and warm wood, complete with Sino-Portuguese-style tiles. The private 15x6 meter pool is also a real centerpiece and provides hilltop views. Guests booking the suite receive complimentary airport transfers, in-suite breakfast with private chef, minibar, laundry, private lift, 24-hour butler service, Wi-Fi and a use of the hotel’s Mercedes Benz to zip around Phuket. Rates are now B35,000 per night for both bedrooms.