Knai Bang Chatt
International jet-setters who love this two-year-old hotel. Set in three waterfront Modernist villas, the 11 airy rooms are done up with Asian antiques, Khmer fabrics, and furniture made from salvaged driftwood. Grab lunch at one of the ubiquitous crab shacks that line the beach—order the day’s catch, accompanied by a puckery citrus-peppercorn sauce.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.