Cape Panwa Hotel 

Grandeur on the sand

This hotel's superb location makes it one of the most popular in Phuket.

Surrounded by tropical vegetation on a steep hillside above a long stretch of sand in Phuket, it comes as no surprise that Cape Panwa Hotel is a long-standing favourite with Kuoni guests. It’s great for those who want more from their holiday than just relaxing on the sand and listening to the gentle sound of the sea, with plenty of activities to fill up your days. There are two pools and a range of watersports, or you can retreat to the Cape Spa and allow yourself to be pampered in the peaceful surroundings. If you’re more of an explorer, cruise to nearby Coral Island and experience new landscapes in this idyllic part of Phuket.

Why we love Cape Panwa Hotel

  • It has a beautiful beachfront location, with a long strip of hint-of-pink sand in front and a coconut plantation around it

  • The spa has a superb list of pampering treatments, along with a full complement of saunas, steam rooms and whirlpool baths

  • You can have authentic Thai cuisine in a Sino-Portuguese mansion on the beach that’s often been used as a film set

  • Upgrade to a Pool Villa and you won’t just have your own patch of water to laze in, you’ll also be close to the beach

4.5 stars
Dec - Apr
Bangkok 11½ hours
On the calm south-east coastline of Phuket on a steep incline, with a complimentary shuttle to the nearby shops and restaurants
Approx. 50 minutes' transfer from Phuket airport



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There are six restaurants and four bars shared between Cape Panwa Hotel and Kantary Bay Phuket that you can choose between. There’s Café Andaman, the main open-air restaurant; Panwa House, which serves up Thai delicacies; and Top of the Reef for a more elegant dining experience. Uncle Nan’s (at Kantary Bay) has a delicious Italian menu to choose from, while Laem Panwa Restaurant (at Kantary Bay) features tasty fresh seafood every day. For the ultimate dining experience, opt for a candlelit beach dinner under the stars. You’ll also find a number of bars here, including the Bamboo Bar where you can have western and Thai food at the beach or a cocktail or two.

Café Andaman
Serving a breakfast buffet, international and local specialties throughout the day and live music by night.

Panwa House
Found in the grand Sino-Portuguese mansion on the beach this is the venue for fabulous Thai and seafood dishes.

Top of the Reef
Elegant yet cosy, Top of the Reef has stunning views of the Andaman Sea and a menu that features fresh seafood and grilled steaks.

Otter’s Bar
A comfortable and relaxing piano lounge.

Bamboo Bar
A relaxed bar set on the beach serving snacks, light meals and drinks.

The Light House
A nautically-themed pub with regular live music.

For an authentic Thai dining experience, opt for one of the set menus at Panwa House where roast duck in red curry and tiger prawns in a tamarind sauce are just some of the items on the menu.

What's included

Breakfast at Café Andaman.

Arrive at the luxury Cape Spa early and indulge in a pampering session in one of the four soothing treatment rooms. Choose from a range of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments and enjoy the use of Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms, showers, relaxation areas and massage rooms. Therapies at the spa include Siamese massage, Indian head massage, aromatherapy body massage, reflexology foot massage, warm and cold herbal compresses, body wraps and scrubs, facial massages, scrubs and masks.

Table tennis, pétanque, volleyball and badminton are just some of the sporting activities available. Weekly activities include Thai cooking sessions, batik painting and private Thai boxing lessons.

Cape Panwa has a wonderful beach location. Watersports include water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, catamaran sailing and snorkelling.

Minimum stay: 3 nights 29 Dec-01 Jan.

No departures 31 Dec.

The hillside setting makes this resort unsuitable for those with walking difficulties.

A complimentary shuttle operates between the hotel and nearby shops.

Compulsory New Year’s Eve gala dinner, supplement applies.

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