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 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,  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 most offering 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), 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).

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

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, 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 Perfect location

Mar 29, 2020 carolec928 London, United Kingdom

Returned from Thailand 28th March, having spent the second part of our holiday at the Cape panwa hotel ,lovely very large room,with a large balcony overlooking the sea . Food excellent plenty of choice ,staff always smiling helpful and very friendly, especially Jennifer and natasha. In fact all the staff are a credit to the hotel. Lovely pool… Read more
Returned from Thailand 28th March, having spent the second part of our holiday at the Cape panwa hotel ,lovely very large room,with a large balcony overlooking the sea . Food excellent plenty of choice ,staff always smiling helpful and very friendly, especially Jennifer and natasha. In fact all the staff are a credit to the hotel. Lovely pool ,very clean private beach plenty of sun loungers ,gardens are imaculate. I would like to thank all at Cape panwa and hope you all stay safe in these uncertain times we would love to return hopefully next year Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating EXCELLENT HOTEL AND STAFF

Mar 28, 2020 bjorni592 Stockholm, Sweden

Overall we have an exceptional stay in our Junior Suite U416, facing the big Buddha and with astonishing sunsets. The hotel was clean and the beach at high tide was stunning. Thai food at Cafe Andaman and the Panwa House was excellent and the prices matched the quality. We didn't try any other restaurants within the resort tho We spent here… Read more
Overall we have an exceptional stay in our Junior Suite U416, facing the big Buddha and with astonishing sunsets. The hotel was clean and the beach at high tide was stunning. Thai food at Cafe Andaman and the Panwa House was excellent and the prices matched the quality. We didn't try any other restaurants within the resort tho We spent here just 6 nights of our honeymoon but unfortunately we had to leave sooner advised by our travel agent as things back home didn't look good with the coronavirus outbreak and there was the possibility of finding issues trying to fly back to Sweden . Surely the staff were worried about their future but in spite of that they always smiled and stopped to talk to us. Lovely and warm people Special thanks to Daniel,Ben and Pim who were always very willing to help and made our stay very enjoyable. Also the slim man at the main pool, sorry I forgot his name Simon you have a great team, we wish you all good luck in the future and as promised we will be back next year for our first wedding anniversary . Best wishes from Emily and B. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Home From Home

Mar 24, 2020 PortsmouthUKMark Portsmouth UK

This was our 4th visit to Cape Panwa and its our home from home. we were welcomed early morning with a very well recieved cold drink and towel and the reception staff were curtious and very happy to see us. We were located in T-Block on the 3rd floor and had the most amazing view over looking the bay, the room was clean, extreamly large and all… Read more
This was our 4th visit to Cape Panwa and its our home from home. we were welcomed early morning with a very well recieved cold drink and towel and the reception staff were curtious and very happy to see us. We were located in T-Block on the 3rd floor and had the most amazing view over looking the bay, the room was clean, extreamly large and all facilities you would require and house keeping were 100% every day. We were with TUI on a full board bases which is the first time we had done this and were not disoppointed. Pools, we used the pool on the beach which has a lovely view over the water but you can't go without dipping in the top pool and seeing the lovely smile of Varoon each day, a credit to this hotel. We spent most of our time on the beach where you can get the tram down to save your legs and enjoy the lovely breeze, sun loungers were not an issue and you could choose the location you wanted, we sat back towards the beautiful gardens and enjoyed the wildlife all around us. The grounds people don't get enough praise on the great work they do in the heat, so thank you to the grounds team. We also had lunch in the Bamboo Bar and all meals were hot and full of flavour, thanks to Sandy and the team for the great service and smiles, also Cafe Andaman do a fantastic menu for all but you have the added bonus of Jennifier and Natacha serving you and making your day feel special. Evenings we mostly had dinner at Top of the Reef where the food and service is sublime, and you get to hear the beautiful voice of Ice and her piano skills from the Otter's Bar. Don't get us wrong the Panwa House with it's stunning Thai food and view and Cafe Andaman with its Thai and Western menu are also wonderful places to eat. after our dinner we would head on out to the light house bar where you can do happy hour between 9:30pm & 10:30pm and listen to the Panwa Trio which will play all your favourite tunes to sing along too, we love these guys, you also get Simon and Thidarat smiling, singing and making you feel happier than ever and never wanting to go home, miss you guys. Even with Covid-19 going on the staff at the Cape Panwa were second to none with their approch, all the staff had a smile and stopped to chat and make you feel special, we know what hard times this will be for all and wanted to say Thank You for making our time with you amazing and this is why we would always choose your hotel to come back too. See You All Soon Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Troubling times did not affect our enjoyment

Mar 23, 2020 Arkay56 Bristol, United Kingdom

This is our 6th time at Cape Panwa hotel and it is always a pleasure to return to meet with the staff (who we consider old friends) who look after us so well. Thanks you again Asaree, Jennifer, Suppatra, Natacha, Wairoon, Kasem, Jirawan, Juralate and Somchai - not to mention the house band and the front office staff Daniel and Ben - for making our… Read more
This is our 6th time at Cape Panwa hotel and it is always a pleasure to return to meet with the staff (who we consider old friends) who look after us so well. Thanks you again Asaree, Jennifer, Suppatra, Natacha, Wairoon, Kasem, Jirawan, Juralate and Somchai - not to mention the house band and the front office staff Daniel and Ben - for making our time so special and stress free. The hotel like most of Thailand is having troubling times because of COVID-19 and the place was pretty much empty. Staff may have been worried about their jobs or having to work for free, but they still went out of their way to help and be cheerful. Clearly we love this secluded location and quiet resort but to be fair, it is not to everyone's tastes. The beds wars has all but been sorted out now and fewer encroachments and unwarranted reservations of sunloungers occurs but perhaps this is reflection of the number of visitors? If you like peace; amazing staff; great food - this is the place to visit! Everyone is in our thoughts and we look forward to our next visit when hopefully the world will be a bit calmer, and possinly kinder. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good large scale hotel

Mar 22, 2020 paulr685 Royston, United Kingdom

Enjoyed our stay at the Cape Panwa. Room was as expected and the food was OK. Beach was good and the location OK. The free regular shuttle bus to the sister hotel allows you to easily access good restaurants and street food without having to climb and descend the step hill. Not a good location for those with walking difficulties. Overall… Read more
Enjoyed our stay at the Cape Panwa. Room was as expected and the food was OK. Beach was good and the location OK. The free regular shuttle bus to the sister hotel allows you to easily access good restaurants and street food without having to climb and descend the step hill. Not a good location for those with walking difficulties. Overall pleasant stay but not just my idea of a perfect location. Read less