Catch Beach Club

International in Ao Bang Thao & Cherngtalay

Throw on your breeziest island-chic outfit to dine by the sand at Bang Thao's (and, arguably, Phuket's) glitziest beach club. There's a mellow-party atmosphere and the beachfront setting is divine, while the Thai-international dishes wander from perfectly spiced pàt tai and juicy tuna steak to vegan coconut curry, whole-roasted snapper, crab-meat pasta and succulent Wagyu tenderloin.

Beach-club admission gets you a sunbed, a cabana or a sofa-lounge bed for the day and goes towards food and drinks (though the cocktails aren't quite up to the mark).