The brainchild of a Swedish entrepreneur, this gorgeous Thai contemporary resort has sublime charm and cutting-edge style. A stunning, open-rafter lobby with glassy stone floors makes way to a vast pool lined with towering palm trees and shaded cabanas, the photogenic centerpiece of the property. Guests have use of an excellent spa and highly acclaimed restaurant, Oriental Spoon, as well as an extensive wine room. The airy Lagoon rooms and suites feel like true tropical escapes, some of which have terraces that go straight into the water. The rooms flow perfectly from spacious bathrooms with heavenly showers to billowy bedding that ensures sweet dreams. Twin Palms is the place to be after dark too, as its nearby Catch Beach Club is one of the hottest spots for Phuket scene-makers to be seen. The Sunday brunch at Twinpalms is legendary.