A group of us (six people) stayed here back in April 2016 when we arrived to travel around Phuket. We stayed for three nights and then one more night on the way back to Europe. Everything was fabulous.
The resort is tucked away from hustle and bustle of Phuket, which we absolutely loved and would recommend to anyone seeking relaxation. Yes, it is about 30mins taxi ride away from everywhere, but it didn't bother us at all, as we would just hire out a taxi and travel around. Like mentioned before we enjoyed the peace and quiet that the resort's location offers.
The rooms are spacious and are kept very clean. The views from the balcony are spectacular, definitely worth spending a little extra for the views. We enjoyed having a drink on the balcony in the evening before dinner.
The pool was lovely and very much welcoming after all day excursions in heat and humidity, we loved taking a dip in it. In fact there are two pools, bear in mind that the water in the pools is pretty warm actually, as it just gets so hot there and there isn't that much breeze it being a cape, so it's tucked away. It was the case in April anyway, which is just before the rainy season, so the temperatures reach their peak then and it's extremely humid (more so than usually).
The beach is lovely, sadly the sea is not great for swimming. I really loved waking up each morning going for a walk along the beach admiring beautiful sunrises. Absolute must!
The food was great, although we only had breakfast there, there was plenty of choice, local as well as western food options, would definitely recommend getting breakfast there, as it sets you for the day. We we would go out for lunch and dinner, there's a lovely little restaurant right opposite that serves delicious authentic Thai food, we loved it there! There's also coupe of shops there, you can get your drinks and other essentials there, we also use the tour place there, they gave us great rates on all our excursions and taxis worked out a lot cheaper from there.
Their cocktails are to die for, definite must, they also offer a range of fruit shakes which were always lovely and refreshing, watermelon being my firm favourite.
In summary, if you're seeking relaxation away from hustle and bustle of Phuket, then this is the place for you. I would definitely return.
Tip: The resort offers free pick up/drop off from the airport which is about 40mins away, make sure you arrange it before.
- 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