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Cape Panwa
Written by Administrator    Thursday, 25 March 2010 12:03    PDF Print E-mail

Cape Panwa – the Quietest Corner of the Island

Three up-market resorts are found on this long, southeast peninsula, all ideal for those who really want a quiet corner to themselves

Getting 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 restaurants

Panwaburi Resort
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 Chalong.

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. Cape Panwa 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 Cape Panwa.