MICHAEL FERRANTE feels pampered and virtuous perched hillside among the rainforest
Hidden among the hillside rainforest the sprawling 16ha luxury Sri panwa resort stands out in many ways, just not by its footprint on the landscape.
Perched overlooking the Andaman Sea on Cape Panwa on Phuket island’s south-eastern tip, the villas of Sri panwa resort are sensitive to their habitat.
It is one of my most cherished memories of the place — knowing that a few days living in luxury hadn’t come at the expense of the environment.
After a short drive to my Luxury Pool Villa, I come to the high wooden front door.
It’s symbolic of life inside the villa being in a different realm, a place where I could leave my “normal” life and enter a different world - perched high above the resort’s private beach on the front line of the sloping hillside in a huge two-bedroom villa. The breathtaking 180-degree views across the Andaman Sea are unencumbered.
There’s also an array of cuisines to choose from at the resort’s five main eateries and the very cool Cool Spa where you’ll find a menu of pampering options like massage and other treatments.
And importantly, Sri panwa is about the experience – from cooking classes to Muay Thai and yoga for a real immersion into Thai culture.
Read Michael Ferrante’s full review of Sri panwa resort, and more, at thewest.com.
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Prices start from:
Ocean View Pool Suite (West)
Low season about $750.
High season about $1000.
Prices are per room, per night, twin share and subject to change without notice. Includes breakfast for two.