Phuket’s lavish little secret – Sri Panwa

Understated luxury meets Phuket’s picturesque Cape Panwa at this deliciously decadent stay in Thailand.

Located in a tranquil little patch of paradise on the tip of Cape Panwa in Phuket’s south is Sri Panwa – a little-known resort boasting understated luxury.

The resort’s 60 villas, which range from the spacious one-bed pool suites to gargantuan five-bedroom villas, are scattered throughout 32 acres of lush tropical surroundings with the ocean-view villas stealing the top spot. (Read: peace and quiet.)

Complementing the simple, modern Thai décor is a design that absolutely surrenders to its location and the outdoors, with floor-to-ceiling windows, private infinity plunge pool, outdoor shower and ample seating in the right spots to just sit and take it all in.

You could lie for hours on your sun lounge, in your pool, on your bed – heck, even in your bath – and gaze out to the sparkling blue of the Andaman Sea from dawn until dusk.

And then there’s the attention to detail here – with aforementioned scene-stealing view – that really impress, like bath salts and loofah, toothbrushes and toothpaste, complimentary mini bar, a small note on your turned-down pillow each night…

Indeed a few days at Sri panwa will detox you from the pother of Patong. Head to Cool Spa for a traditional Thai massage, a herbal exfoliation or private yoga class; learn how to make traditional Pad Thai in a cooking class; sip on a fresh and fruity cocktail at the rooftop bar (with neck-craning 360-degree views); or sail off into the Andaman sunset on the resort’s private longtail boat or luxury yacht.

With champagne in hand, of course. Because life’s tough.

From $1027 per night for a luxury villa (pictured) and from $615 per night for a pool suite.

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