Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort lies at the southeastern tip of Phuket, Thailand’s largest island. Sitting on a thin peninsula bordered on both sides by the aquamarine waters of the Andaman Sea, the hotel nestles in a cove overlooking the broad palm-lined arc of Makham Bay. The beach is literally on the doorstep – the hotel’s private stretch of fine white sand is great for relaxing and ideal for watersports.
Phuket Aquarium, a short walk from Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort, is home to blacktip reef sharks, tiger-striped catfish, moray eels and other inhabitants of Phuket’s tropical waters.
Perched atop Mount Nagakerd, west of Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort, the Phuket Big Buddha is clad in white Burmese jade marble and stands 45m high. The viewing platform affords 360-degree views of southern Phuket, including Kata’s crescent bay and the islands of Chalong Bay. Nearby Phromthep Cape, Phuket’s southernmost point, is a beloved vantage point for the island’s spectacular sunsets. Its lighthouse offers sweeping views of the islands dotting the Andaman Sea.
Chalong, to the west of Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort, is a busy yachting harbour with a jetty that stretches over 700m into the bay. The Chalong Bay Distillery uses traditional French methods of distillation and local sustainably grown sugarcane to produce their fine rum. Patrons can enjoy a complimentary Chalong Bay Mojito as part of the distillery tour.
Wat Chalong is Phuket’s most revered temple, an elaborate three-tiers featuring over 30 seated, reclining and praying golden Buddha statues. Worshippers come to pray and pay their respects to the monks who founded the temple.
A free shuttle bus takes guests to Phuket Town, to the north of Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort. The eventful history of the island’s largest town is reflected in the restored Sino-Portuguese architecture which lines its bustling streets. Today it’s the island’s cultural centre, with religious shrines dotted among the hip cafés, eccentric galleries and inexpensive restaurants. The vibrant weekend market offers a jumble of handicrafts, fashion, electronics and second-hand goods. And there’s a delicious choice of street food ranging from corn on the cob to deep-fried insects.
Just north of Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort, cruises leave from Dolphin Seaway Pier for coastal and island destinations. These include idyllic Phi Phi and Khai Nok islands, Phang Nga Bay or the iconic “James Bond Island”, a setting for the movie “The Man with the Golden Gun”. The Pullman reception staff are happy to help you with reservations.
Around the hotel
44/5 Moo 8 Sakdidesh Road, Vichit, Muang, 83000 Phuket
Tel: +66 76 602 500
Fax: +66 76 602 555