Best Affordable Beach Resorts
Courtesy of Serenity Terraces Resort Phuket
Southern Phuket’s Rawai Beach is alive with fishing boats, catamarans, and seafood vendors, and the 78-suite Serenity Terraces Resort is the ideal place to watch the bustling scene. Rooms at the 11-month-old property have floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies (six with private plunge pools). Up on the roof, check out the umbrella-studded lounge overlooking the Andaman Sea.