Phuket's western side may be a mecca for travelers on tours, but the east coast will be an über-upscale retreat once Cape Yamu (66-76/270-770; makes its debut, in late 2007. On a private peninsula, the complex, designed by Philippe Starck and architect Jean-Michel Gathy (who built Amanwana), will have a 50-room hotel, a 300-foot pool facing Pang-nga Bay, 33 beachfront villa estates (from $2.6 million)—and even a recording studio.