One of my favourite boutique hotels anywhere in the world, the contemporary, stylish and sophisticated Twin Palms Hotel and Spa on Surin Beach in Phuket, Thailand is worth going out of your way to find.
The architecture is distinctly thai with fresh, clean lines that blend seamlessly with the environment.
The large Lagoon pool has 15 guest rooms connecting directly to it via their private outdoor terraces allowing you to literally swim into your room, while the residences have their own private plunge pools for the ultimate in luxury.
While you are there, be sure to check out Oriental Spoon -the hotel's Hip Phuket restaurant featuring a Thai / Western fusion menu – and original contemporary Thai art.
The rooms are not right on the beach, but with hotel's buzzing private beach club with international DJs across the street you likely won't mind.