Catering to a fashionable, fun-loving crowd, Phuket's beachfront outpost of Singaporean club brand Attica stands on a fabulous swathe of silky white sand, halfway along Hat Bang Thao. Come for the polished red-on-white decor, the raised 35m pool with swim-up bar, eight-person cabanas and in-water sunbeds, the 'Sunday Fun Brunch', a pumping sound system and international-DJ sets. Check online for upcoming events.

A minimum spend (including food and drink) is required to book beach sunbeds (1800B), two-person poolside loungers (5500B) and cabanas (15,000B); you might bag good discounts in low season.