Alicja McCarthy

Sri Panwa

  • Where:Phuket
  • Why:An invite to this 'must-see' resort in Phuket as part of our vacation
  • When:February 2012
  • Who:My boyfriend Will & I
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Baba Nest is Sri Panwa’s roof top cocktail bar. With yet another pool hugging the perimeters, the relaxed deck is scattered with nautical cushions and low tables. Best time to visit is in time for the spectacular sunset.

View from our sea-view pool villa.

There are larger shared pools dotted around the 31 acres of Sri Panwa with awe-inspiring views.

The pagoda style bungalow takes it’s influence from the early settlers in Thailand, namely the Portuguese, Hokkien Chinese and Indians.

The sun is pretty powerful on the high gradient that is the Cape of Panwa, so we naturally take shelter.

Taking a dip in our wrap-around infinity-pool which can be accessed from the bedroom, bathroom & living space.

At the Cool Spa I tried the cucumber and Aloe Vera body-wrap as my skin was somewhat ‘sun-kissed’. The amazing spa team helped me restore, repair and replenish my skin’s balance.

Such stunning colours over the Andaman sea!

In Thailand they know how to make the perfect bed. Sleep was something to look forward to with the delicate and quality linen.

Highs & Lows

  • Sri Panwa literally has some of the best views in the whole of Thailand.

  • Wonderfully indulgent, you will not want to leave.

  • Unlike other luxury resorts in Thailand there is a young, fun and relaxed vibe here.

  • Most of the mini bar is complimentary!

  • Less world & more local cuisine perhaps?

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Villas

  • Vibe

    Hip, young, successful and vibrant vibe. Don’t be surprised to see celebrities being driven around the site in Paul Smith designed tuk-tuks

  • Location

    Atop the Cape of Panwa. You'll need to get a cab into town.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    House music in the shared areas. Each villa is rigged throughout with a Bose surround in-door/outdoor system so bring your iPod.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Designed and run by a very young team led by owner Vorasit ‘Wan’ Issara of the Charn Issara Group.

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes! Private pools in each villa, shared resident pools and a dedicated spa, gym, tennis courts, you name it they have it.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, various mixed cuisine eateries from bar snacks to fine dining.

  • Bar

    Yes. A DJ bar, relaxed cocktails and personal villa-buddies that will deliver anything you want.

  • Children

    Of course!

  • Price

    Expensive, luxury and chic. It really is a once in a lifetime kind of place.

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4129, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand

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Sri Panwa

4129, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand

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