26 Phrabaramee Road, Soi 7
What: A traditional house reimagined as if by Le Corbusier in the hills overlooking Phuket's wild side.
The look: Hundred-year-old frangipani trees soar above the sea-facing veranda lined with cozy daybeds. Upstairs in the private party room, an ornate Chinese imperial altar table, birdcages, and an opium bed add a dash of kitsch.
Who goes: Mimi, the owner's mutt, mingles with Phuket's coolest expats and in-the-know visitors who've outgrown the seaside sleaze.
Sound track: Chill jazz and happy house.
What to wear: Just sling a caftan over your bikini and dust off the sand between your toes.
What to drink: The Chili Moon Martini muddles vodka and Cointreau with kaffir lime leaves and fresh chili.
Door policy: The doors and windows are wide open to those who can find their way.