We just got back from 4 nights in Phuket and I had to write about this resort. It is our first time to Phuket but living in Bangkok I knew we didn't want to stay in Patong. We wanted something more off the beaten track and relaxing. This was perfect. As soon as you arrive there is someone there to meet the taxi and greet you. We stepped into the gorgeous open lobby and my 9 yr old son grabs my arm and says "Mom, how many nights are we going to stay here". He couldn't wait to explore. The initial environment of the lobby which faces a bay lets you know this will be good. We were upgraded to a modern 2 level one bedroom apartment with our own pool off the patio downstairs! The hotel is brand new and there weren't many people there so we were thrilled with this opportunity. Angie the manager took great care of us as did all the staff. I do mean all. Everyone we met consistently went out of their way to please us and make our time enjoyable. I was going to name names but the list soon grew too long. They are all fantastic and we were sad to leave. My son loved the pools. There are two large ones. There is a kids game room and kayaks. We took them to a nearby island with a tiny isolated beach. The tide is out until about 11:30 am. Once it's in there's a quiet shore with very warm water. When it's not in we walked out looking at the many types of crabs. The food was fantastic and breakfast was a favorite. This resort seems unique to me in that I could recommend it for a romantic holiday or family with kids. There are so many quiet areas to sit and relax. There is also a specific pool with many shallow fun areas for kids and of course the quiet shore with no waves to worry about. The hotel can arrange all tours. We recommend Sea Bee's for diving and snorkel tours around the islands. It was a highlight. We don't recommend Sea Angel Tours. There is a spa but I didn't use it so can't comment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hideaway in Phuket, yet just a stone’s throw from Phuket Town and a short drive to Patong, Crowne Plaza Phuket Panwa Beach is exclusively set in Makham Bay. This beautiful Phuket resort draws design inspiration from the rich heritage of the area with its marbled floors, rich woods and flowing water throughout the public areas and guest rooms, offset by contemporary art, light and space. The resort boasts two beachfront pools serviced by bars and restaurants. A third beachfront pool is semi-private for those who choose to stay in our Panwa Duplex Lagoon, some of the finest Phuket accommodations. Our lobby bar is elevated over Makham Bay to take full advantage of the wooded headlands, jagged cliffs and nearby islands. Suites feature baths by the bay window and all guest rooms have a separate bath from shower. All rooms have private, furnished balconies and free Wi-Fi connectivity that is easy to access throughout the resort. Our chefs are masters of traditional Royal Thai cuisine. We also have an Italian Patio set on the beach to take advantage of the Phuket weather and romantic twilight. Our activities manager can organise everything from evening beach campfires, kayaking trips to nearby islands or cooking classes. A tour desk is available so you can explore the island and surrounding waters. We also feature a signature spa for the ultimate in relaxation, Panwa spa. A supervised kids club, gym and cafe complete this fine beach resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Phuket Panwa Beach Cape Panwa