Let us take you to Cape Panwa. One of the Southern-most tips of Phuket Island. Here, we discovered Sri Panwa Phuket, a picturesque resort built along the cliff face. Sri Panwa consists of rows of villas aligned neatly along the cliff face, all beautifully unobtrusive in their surrounding environment. The villa we stayed in came with it’s own personal butler, who explained to us that the drinks in our villa are all complimentary. A small detail, but nevertheless, a detail that adds to the carefree, luxurious experience whilst staying at Sri Panwa.
In our villa there was an infinity pool, sun beds, outdoor spa, sauna and outdoor lounge area. All of which over-looked the magnificent view of dotted islands scattered along an endless horizon. Both the bedroom and indoor lounge area had double doors opening directly into the infinity pool. Imagine waking up to this view, walking over to the double doors and jumping straight into the pool for an early morning swim. It’s this style of luxurious living that comes easily to Sri Panwa.
Buffet breakfast was served every morning at Baba Pool Club and what a buffet! Thai buffet breakfast’s have quickly taken poll position for being our favourite in the world. We love the option of having Pad Thai noodles in the morning… Although this could possibly be the culprit behind the extra KGs we piled on during our Thailand trip! Baba’s breakfast buffet is like a revolving door, with new options available each day. As well as the Thai selection of noodles, rice, stir fries and curries, there are bakery goods, fresh tropical fruits, cereals, toast, pancakes, waffles, eggs cooked any way, soups, a selection of delicious juices and your usual coffee and tea items. I managed to try almost everything during our stay. One of my favourites being the banana and chocolate pancake!
A quick call for one of Sri Panwa’s own Tuk Tuk’s to pick you up and take you around the resort is a fun novelty. Head to the resort’s own gym, tennis court, day spas or one of the public pool areas. You can also book classes such as yoga or Thai boxing. If you’re feeling adventurous, head down to the beach front and try your hand at Kayaking. Otherwise, a walk along the floating pontoon is a must when staying at Sri Panwa, as it’s the best vantage point to see the entire resort front-on. Once at the end of the pontoon, why not go for a dip in the sea amongst the colourful fish? The water is crystal clear turquoise and so inviting!
For eats around the resort there is Baba Soul Food, which serves a delicious menu of authentic Thai cuisine. In the mood for Japanese? Head to the Japanese restaurant above Baba Pool Club. Then of course there is Baba Pool Club itself, which has a selection of international cuisines. Here you can book one of the four tables right at the water’s edge to watch the sunset go down while you dine. If you want to be blown away by a sunset view, look no further… Sri Panwa’s best seats in the house are up at Baba Nest, which is the highest level of the resort. This is not for the faint hearted as it is literally a platform on top of a cliff. The views however are magical, uninterrupted and have a 300 degree perspective. This probably explains why Baba Nest is such a popular location for wedding ceremonies.
The service and friendliness of the staff at Sri Panwa Phuket really stood out in our minds and we will most definitely be going back there as soon as we can. We are also keen to check out their new Baba Beach Club which will be opening up later in the year. We’re told this is to have a similar vibe to places such as Nikki Beach, Ku De Ta and Potato Head, all of which we love, so we’re super excited to see the Baba Beach Club when it opens.