Baan Rim Pa
The view: The crush of waves on the rocks below adds another sensory layer to romantic Baan Rim Pa, an open-air, two-story teak house on a cliff above a crescent of golden sand. The sun sets on boats bobbing against a backdrop of hills fading into the Andaman Sea.
The food: Panaeng Ped (duck curry with lychee) and Goong Sarong (prawns hand-wrapped in vermicelli and quickly fried) are highlights of the Royal Thai menu, which features recipes formerly served only in Thailand’s Grand Palace.
Tip: Don’t miss live jazz and blues in the piano bar, courtesy of American musician Tommy Doyle.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.