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 on offer to fill up your days. Here, you’ll find two pools and a range of watersports, or you can retreat to the Cape Spa and allow yourself to be pampered in the peaceful surrounds. If you’re more of an explorer, cruise to nearby Coral Island and experience new landscapes in this idyllic part of Phuket.

Dining options here are plentiful, with five restaurants and five bars shared between Cape Panwa Hotel and Kantary Bay Phuket to choose from. There’s Café Andaman, the main open-air restaurant; Panwa House, which serves up authentic Thai delicacies; and Top of the Reef (at Kantary Bay) for those seeking 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 new bamboo bar where you can enjoy a cocktail or two.

Rooms have a full or partial sea view and Superior Rooms are simple yet comfortable. For a little more space, opt for a Junior Suite or a larger Family Suite complete with two bedrooms and an outdoor whirlpool on the balcony. The indulgent Private Pool Villas are close to the beach and have their own pool, while the charming Cape Suites feature an outdoor whirlpool.

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Key information

On the calm south-east coastline of Phuket on a steep incline, with a complimentary shuttle to the nearby shops and restaurants

Airport transfer time: Approx. 50 minutes by private car from Phuket airport
Rooms: 205

Good to know

Minimum stay: 5 nights 27 Dec-05 Jan. 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.

Accommodation information

205 rooms

Activities

• Partake in a game of volleyball or have a go at sea canoeing • Sign up for a Thai cooking class*.

Dining

5 restaurants, 4 bars

What's included

Breakfast at Café Andaman.

*Denotes local charge