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Thursday, 25 March 2010 12:03
Panwa – the Quietest Corner of the Island
resorts are found on this long, southeast peninsula, all ideal for those who
really want a quiet corner to themselves
away to a quiet spot is the ideal for many, but remember to balance this
against the long drive required to find any entertainment or outside
This, the newest of the three up-market resorts on this long, quiet peninsula,
is designed to slumber gracefully on a private hillside, with each of its
bungalow-style rooms gazing out over the sea towards the Phi Phi Islands.
Walkways meander through a tropical garden, connecting rooms, restaurants, the
spa and a quiet little beach at the bottom of the hillside. The architecture is
distinctive, a mixture of Thai and Balinese influences. The whole resort has
been sculpted into its garden setting, making this one of the most attractive
boutique resorts in Phuket.
The Cape Panwa Hotel
This was the first hotel in this
part of the island, and naturally it took one of the finest locations, complete
with its own little beach. Set amongst coconut palms on the side of a hill,
most rooms have great views out to sea.
The recently opened Panwa Beach Resort is the newest addition to this part of
the island. It is on the west side of the peninsula, looking back towards
From Cape Panwa Hotel it is about a 15 minute drive to Phuket town, and about
45 minutes to reach any of the west coast beaches. CapePanwa
is becoming popular as a high-end residential corner of the island, with
several housing developments here. The whole peninsula is a high ridge that
slopes down to the sea on both sides, giving almost every house here an ocean
view. The fact that there is no entertainment district here, and few commercial
buildings save the port and fuel depot, makes this whole area quiet and attractive.
See BEACHES/Cape Panwa for more information and photographs on CapePanwa.