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).

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 Privacy and nice beach

Jan 27, 2022 sarinthront Chanthaburi, Thailand

Convenient room and good view with private location not too busy. Room is clean and have all thing we need. Sunrise is beautiful here. Long Beach with Thai food tasty at Panwa House where is beautiful and unique southern Thai style house. All people are service minded and helpful.
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Jan 21, 2022 packzillak

Staffs are very friendly,proactive to help for any requested, super warm and hospitable. Throughout my whole stay at Cape Panwa, the hotel had accommodated all my requests and preferences. Clean room, big comfy bed, a tons of clean,solf,comfy pillows that made me hardly to get off my bed in each morning.. I does realized when i arrived at the… Read more
Staffs are very friendly,proactive to help for any requested, super warm and hospitable. Throughout my whole stay at Cape Panwa, the hotel had accommodated all my requests and preferences. Clean room, big comfy bed, a tons of clean,solf,comfy pillows that made me hardly to get off my bed in each morning.. I does realized when i arrived at the airport that i forgot my jacket in the room upon check-out.. All of the hote'sl staffs does everythings to ensure that i'll get my jacket back before my flight departed. Special thanks to Issara and her team and very big hand to "KHUN PIM" who always had a big smile, proactive to help and warm welcome to me and my wife for my entire stay...!!!! Very beautiful location, would love to stay longer! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An oasis in Phuket

Jan 11, 2022 sgsydney Sydney, Australia

My stay at the Panwa did not get off to the best start, when our pre booked hotel taxi failed to pick us up at the airport. After 45 minutes of waiting we were sent another taxi, we had another 1.5 hr drive to the hotel. We arrived tired after a ten hour flight, and unfortunately there was barely an acknowledgement when we mentioned that the taxi… Read more
My stay at the Panwa did not get off to the best start, when our pre booked hotel taxi failed to pick us up at the airport. After 45 minutes of waiting we were sent another taxi, we had another 1.5 hr drive to the hotel. We arrived tired after a ten hour flight, and unfortunately there was barely an acknowledgement when we mentioned that the taxi delay. We were shown our room, and thankfully this was much more in line with expectations. The cape suite and adjoining superior room was spacious, very well fit out and allowed us to recover from our long flight. The resort facilities are generally well maintained. A big shout out to the staff working at the Andaman bar - nothing was too much trouble and it soon became our favourite part of the resort. This location is great if you want to stay away from the bustle of the eastern beaches. The quiet, understated elegance of this resort is fantastic. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hospitality and beautiful location.

Jan 7, 2022 Amiiiiiiii

Staff are super warm and hospitable. Throughout my whole stay at Cape Panwa, the hotel had accommodated all my requests and preferences. Special thanks to Issara and her team! Very beautiful location, would love to stay longer!
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Jan 6, 2022 Jean G Haywards Heath, United Kingdom

After a hectic month of worries and activities in the UK we arrived at Cape Panwa Hotel exhausted. We received a lovely welcome from Issara and the staff. We immediately felt the peace and calm of the hotel seep into our souls. We were celebrating our Diamond Wedding Anniversary. A scrumptious celebratory cake appeared in our room! With no… Read more
After a hectic month of worries and activities in the UK we arrived at Cape Panwa Hotel exhausted. We received a lovely welcome from Issara and the staff. We immediately felt the peace and calm of the hotel seep into our souls. We were celebrating our Diamond Wedding Anniversary. A scrumptious celebratory cake appeared in our room! With no fuss but with a gracious concern we were upgraded to a beautiful room. The hotel is situated in lovely surroundings. Our thanks to the tremendous staff at Cape Panwa Hotel who gave us such excellent care. The breakfasts are superb. We will cherish the memories that we have of such a caring hotel. Read less