We loved this place. if there is one part of Phuket that can still be deemed as "unchartered territory"; well, that is cape Panwa. Definitively the place to be!
We drove around Phuket on the first day : patong , surin , kata beach , karon and so on.
I Can't begin to describe how horrified I was! everything seemed appallingly busy, tacky, unattractive, commercial-tourist-trap... We got stuck in a traffic jam for 2hours, an endless stream of motorbikes, everlasting traffic lights at every corner. I live in London , that is not exactly a small village , but ( believe me) i have never seen something like this.
We got back that night to the hotel and locked the car key away. (we rented a car as we thought that cape Panwa could be a little bit "remote" ,from the centre but that was utterly unnecessary.
Tip: save the 4000 Thai baht for 4-day car rental and buy yourself cocktails to drink on the beach instead.
We spent the rest of the holiday in the resort and in the immediate surroundings ; small family-run restaurants with authentic thai food , nice cafes with yummy ice creams and home made cakes , promenade along the beach and that's when it felt like proper tropical island holiday.
Cape Panwa hotel is a well hidden pearl :friendly staff , spacious rooms nice pool ,amazing tropical private beach, straight out of some postcard, good restaurant and bar choice for every liking and not too expensive.
We got complimentary upgraded to a junior suite with private Jacuzzi on our terrace overlooking the beach, that was obviously the icing on the cake.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cape Panwa Hotel embodies tropical luxury in one of the world's most desirable destinations. Tucked away in a quiet corner of southeast Phuket, the villa is renowned for its excellent service, stylish rooms and exclusive swimming pool. Blending superbly with the natural beauty of the area, the hotel is comprised of a selection tastefully decorated suites and pool villas. Thailand's premier luxury chain of Villa and Serviced Apartments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cape Panwa Phuket
- Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket