Beach front real estate in Hua Hin, 200 kilometers south of Bangkok, is becoming a hot commodity these days; makes Accor’s new V Villas an enticing proposition. A short stroll south of town, the boxy slate-and-wood property is centered on a stunning infinity pool and restaurant with shady salas and curvy deckchairs submerged in water. The fusion food menu reads like a geography lesson: French duck with wild berry jus, Japanese scallops with Belgian endive, full Chinese breakfasts. At night, the candle lit salas are the perfect place for a romantic dinner. But V Villas is really built for parties; thirteen one to three-bedroom villas, the smallest stretching over 340 square meters, have separate living areas with dining tables, plunge pools, indoor and outdoor Boss sound systems and well stocked wine fridges that include handy tasting notes. Feeling flush? Pop a bottle of full bodied Château Mouton Rothschild 2002 for a handsome $850. Better still you can ask your butler to chill the Champagne while you cool off in your private plunge pool.

63-39 Petchkasem Road; +66 32616039; www.v-villashuahin.com; double rooms from $290

This article appeared in the Sep/Oct 2009 edition of DestinAsian Magazine.