Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort

Beachfront chain hotel with very good rates

Featuring 224 guest rooms in a secluded location down on Cape Panwa, the Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort (formerly the Crowne Plaza Phuket Panwa Beach Resort) only opened in 2012, and it’s already earning a reputation as one of the best value 5-star beach resorts in Phuket. Reviews from guests in its first years of operation are quite strong, and they appear to have only gotten better since the management change, which is obviously a good sign.

Each room is large and loaded with 5-star amenities, including bathrobes and deluxe entertainment systems. The resort also has business services and children’s activities available, so it’s a good choice for many types of travelers. The location on the Cape is ideal for those wanting to relax rather than be in the thick of the Phuket nightlife, and there are tours and excursions available for anyone wishing to explore the island.

Rooms/suites/villas: 224
Area: Panwa Cape
Category: 5-star

Room types

  • Panwa Rooms
  • Panwa Sea View Rooms
  • Grand Sea View Rooms
  • Andaman Terrace Rooms
  • Panwa Suites
  • Penthouse Suites and Loft Duplex

Special room features

  • Free Morning Newspaper Delivered to Room
  • Satellite TV with DVD player and movie channels
  • Sound System
  • Video Rental
  • Work Desk w/ Lamp
  • Desk Level Electrical Outlet
  • Phone with Voice Mail
  • Direct Dial Two-Line Phone
  • Data Services
  • Wireless Data Connection
  • Bathroom / Personal Care
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Hairdryer
  • Private Bathroom
  • Scale
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Tea Maker
  • Miscellaneous
  • Crib
  • Double Glazed Windows
  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Separate Hanging Closet


  • High season online specials from US$172 per night
  • Low season online specials from US$137 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Mosaic – Thai buffet and a la carte
  • Patio – Al-fresco and beachside at Patio or private exclusive dining with intimate seating inside
  • 24-hour room service

Resort features

  • 24-hour gym with resistance, free weights and cardio vascular workouts
  • Spa Facilities
  • Public space data services
  • Wireless data connection
  • Live Entertainment
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Activities and services for children
  • Baby-Sitting
  • Housekeeping and laundry Services
  • Dry Cleaning – Pickup/Laundry
  • Same day dry cleaning
  • A/C Public areas
  • Concierge services
  • 24 Hour Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Porter/Bellman
  • Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk

Spa information

A signature and discerning spa, Thann spa is exclusively for guests of the hotel and features treatment rooms for couples, hydrotherapy and signature body wraps.

Nearby activities

  • Ao Yon
  • Khao Khad Viewpoint
  • Phuket Aquarium
  • Laem Panwa Viewpoint
  • Lone Island
  • Coral Island
  • Koh Tapao Yai
  • Koh Tapao Noi
  • Night Market

Distance from Phuket International Airport

43 km / 26 miles – 55 minutes by car

What the reviews say

Reviews for the Phuket Panwa Beach Resort are very good, which is encouraging for a resort recently opened like this one. Most love the beachfront location and the service in particular. A few mention that they didn’t get the attention they deserved, though these were some of the first guests and it’s probable that things have been ironed out.

People appreciate the free wi-fi and even the food in the buffet restaurant, but most people praise the personal service they received upon check-in. Considering this is an international chain restaurant that has a good reputation, it’s likely that this resort will provide very good value and even better service.

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