Cape Panwa Hotel

Phuket, Thailand

The hotel

Nothing less than idyllic, Cape Panwa offers a quiet retreat in the southeast corner of this popular island. Excellent service, stylish rooms and world-class amenities can all be enjoyed as well as a secluded beach for hotel guests only. All suites and villas boast plenty of space and light with airy décor. There’s a variety to choose from, ideal for couples, families or groups of friends. Activities at the Cape Panwa abound – although if you want to do nothing more than laze by one of the 2 pools, that’s absolutely fine! For moments when you’re feeling more active, there are water sports galore, including canoes, catamaran and stand-up paddle boards. As well as sporting activities, there are cultural activities and a spa in which to feel truly pampered. Children are welcomed with open arms and there’s plenty for them to do too, allowing parents time out to soak up the sun. Dining is plentiful at the Panwa, there are several superb restaurants, serving dishes from around the globe. There are also four bars to unwind in at the end of the day, sipping on a handcrafted cocktail perhaps whilst listening to a live band at The Light House or the swell of the sea at Bamboo Bar.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Built into the hillside and overlooking a gorgeous stretch of white sand. Although everything is within walking distance, there’s a quirky little train to transport you between the hotel, the beach and gardens! Transfer time from Phuket Airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

205 rooms, suites and villas. All are air-conditioned with private balcony or terrace, widescreen TV with cable, DVD player, telephone, WiFi access, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe and hairdryer. Superior Rooms with partial views of the ocean have 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 1 adult and 1 child (aged 2-11 years).

Junior Suites have extra living space and large balcony with partial views over Panwa Bay with 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (aged 2-11 years).

Cape Suite with partial sea views (limited by vegetation), iPod dock and master en-suite bedroom and separate lounge with sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (aged 2-11 years).

Family Suites are comprised of a Cape Suite with connecting Superior Room, with master en-suite bedroom and separate lounge with sofa bed, sleeping maximum 5 adults and 4 adults and 2 children (aged 2-11 years).

Two Bedroom Pool Villa with private swimming pool and master en-suite bedroom, sleeping maximum 5 adults and 4 adults and 2 children (aged 2-11 years).

  • Honeymoon offer: complimentary fruit basket, bed decoration with flowers, a honeymoon cake in room on arrival.

  • Value add: complimentary welcome drink coupon on arrival and fruit basket in room. Valid for stay between 16 Apr '19-15 Apr '20. 

  • Free night offer: stay 14, pay 7; stay 12, pay 6; stay 10, pay 5; stay 8 pay 4; stay 7 pay 4; for stays between 16 Apr-31 Dec '19. Applicable to Superior Room, Junior Suite and Cape Suite only. 

5 restaurants including: Café Andaman (International cuisine), Panwa House (Thai delicacies), Top of the Reef, Uncle Nan’s Italian Restaurant, Laem Panwa Restaurant (outdoor seafood restaurant). 4 bars including: The Light House, Otter’s Bar, Bamboo Bar, Dolphin Bar. Café Kantary. 2 swimming pools. Cape Spa*. Thai massage on the beach*. Fitness centre* with sauna. Water sports* including canoes, catamaran and stand-up paddle boards. Badminton* and table tennis on the beach. Beauty salon*. Weekly cultural activities* including Thai cooking classes, Batik painting and fruit and vegetable carving. Kids' pool, games room, playground and menus. Babysitting available* (on request). Complimentary WiFi in public areas and guest rooms. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour reception.

5 nights between 27 Dec-5 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A really lovely resort away from the madding crowd but not the Mynahs

Jul 21, 2019 Wendy B Sydney, Australia

On an all inclusive Luxury Escapes package we really enjoyed our eight days at Cape Panwa. The staff were excellent, the room huge and comfortable with a balcony and a lovely view. Set meals were included in our package with lots of choice with plenty of western options available as well as the Thai fare. The grounds and beach area were lovely… Read more
On an all inclusive Luxury Escapes package we really enjoyed our eight days at Cape Panwa. The staff were excellent, the room huge and comfortable with a balcony and a lovely view. Set meals were included in our package with lots of choice with plenty of western options available as well as the Thai fare. The grounds and beach area were lovely with plenty of sun lounges for everyone and well maintained. The resort is in quite a remote part of Phuket but there are regular shuttle services to the nearby Panwa Village and new large shopping centre a bit further away. However, there was one negatives that we couldn’t overlook. Indian Mynah Birds. These pests were everywhere and it was almost impossible to have breakfast without them flying in walking on the tables, scavenging from any plates that hadn’t been cleared away and generally being a real nuisance. Mynah birds are an acknowledged pest and health hazard and also invasive to other wildlife. We were quite Ok with a few on the beach or shooing them out of our room if we left the door open but not in the restaurants/ The resort has an excellent plan for keeping mosquitos down (we hardly encountered any) but management seem to be resisting doing anything about the wretched mynahs. This might not matter to many but for us is the reason we would not stay here again. Read less
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Jul 20, 2019 ValStill Canberra, Australia

Cape Panwa Hotel is a hidden gem. It has loads of old school charm, authentic Thai inspired decor and staff that are just lovely. If you want to escape and just get away from the hustle and bustle of life this is the place to come. The rooms are spacious and clean and very comfortable. The food is delicious and if you are a coeliac you can eat… Read more
Cape Panwa Hotel is a hidden gem. It has loads of old school charm, authentic Thai inspired decor and staff that are just lovely. If you want to escape and just get away from the hustle and bustle of life this is the place to come. The rooms are spacious and clean and very comfortable. The food is delicious and if you are a coeliac you can eat here with confidence. They have a coeliac menu and a card that the chef needs to sign saying he prepared the meal accordingly. There are several restaurants and bars associated with the Hotel and a shuttle that runs down to the little town every 15 to 20 minutes. There are a number of restaurants down by the bay and people are friendly and helpful. There is a convenience store and a cheaper sister hotel. Be warned this is about a 45 minute drive from Patong and if you are looking for night life you will not find it here. The Hotel has a beautiful private beach and just stunning views. Read less
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Jul 19, 2019 joannesS5882YZ Double Bay, Australia

This is our third stay at Cape Panwa Hotel. We love it and will return. We love the whole atmosphere, the understated elegance and natural beauty. The rooms are very spacious, comfy king size bed and the staff are very friendly and attentive. This trip was made even more enjoyable as the the Hotel has made provision to accomodate my special diet… Read more
This is our third stay at Cape Panwa Hotel. We love it and will return. We love the whole atmosphere, the understated elegance and natural beauty. The rooms are very spacious, comfy king size bed and the staff are very friendly and attentive. This trip was made even more enjoyable as the the Hotel has made provision to accomodate my special diet request. As a coeliac, I have to eat gluten free, and the Hotel now has a dedicated gf menu in addition to the diet card which is strictly followed. We had an excellent gf afternoon tea in the gorgeous Panwa House. If wasthe very first time the pastry chef made this and it was delightful. Perfect gf scones, lamingtons, cheesecake and savouries too. I was really looked after. Simon the manager is also very attentive and helpful. The Hotel was very busy with Phuket race week, but we had great service the whole time. It’s a truly lovely place to relax, take in the ocean views, swim in the private beach and just have s great time. Read less
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Jul 15, 2019 Brumtravellers Birmingham, United Kingdom

After the hustle and bustle of Bangkok the Cape Panwa offered a well earned respite. Great location, amazing beach, and staff who can’t do enough for you and so friendly in the process. Obviously this time of year is Low Season so fairly quiet so no issues getting beds around the pools or on the hotels very own beach. Had a Junior Suite which was… Read more
After the hustle and bustle of Bangkok the Cape Panwa offered a well earned respite. Great location, amazing beach, and staff who can’t do enough for you and so friendly in the process. Obviously this time of year is Low Season so fairly quiet so no issues getting beds around the pools or on the hotels very own beach. Had a Junior Suite which was well worth it with great views across the hotel grounds. Good choice of food and drink options and all had a Happy Hour at some point, shuttle bus also makes the stay more manageable, the hill on approach is a bit steep and not sure in the dark that enjoyable of a walk. Highly recommended, we will go back for sure. Read less
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Jul 12, 2019 Jason R

Just awesome. Loved it Will definitely come back Staff lovely Food excellent Location location location Quiet Relaxing Plenty to do and see So many options for lunch and dinner Breakfast great every day Rooms modern and large