Phuket, Thailand

Southeastern Phuket


Cape Panwa

Panwa is located some 10 km south from Phuket Town and situated on the southernmost tip of a cape. It is the location of the Marine Biological Research Centre (Phuket Aquarium), home to several hundred exotic species of marine life found in the teeming waters off Phuket and other waters in the tropics. There are several accommodation in Cape Panwa, most are 3-5 star resorts and villas.
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There are hardly any tuk-tuks in this area of Phuket but a wide array of taxis and vans. They don't use meters but rather have set prices for every area on the island. You will find local taxis waiting around in Cape Panwa ready to take you anywhere on the island. Like anywhere else in Phuket, pricing is quite expensive compared to the rest of Thailand but that comes with the island being a tourist driven economy. 

Sri Panwa Phuket in Cape Panwa by Sripanwa phuket

Phuket Aquarium offers visitors the opportunity to observe local marine life up close without the necessity of diving beneath the waves. More than one hundred aquatic species are housed at this facility, which is one of Thailand's principle centres for research for whales, dugongs, sharks, dolphins and sea turtles that make their home in the water around Phuket. The centre opens daily from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Admission is 100 baht for adults and 50 baht for children. To get there, one can take the songthaew (local bus) from the local market on Ranong road in Phuket Town.

Long-tail boat off Cape Panwa by happysnappa1966

Baba Phuket is the food & entertainment centre at the Sri Panwa Hotel, home to many different outlets offering varieties of cuisine. The Baba Dining Lounge is an upscale contemporary designed restaurant serving traditional Thai cuisine in a contemporary style. The BabaQ is the main outlet in Sri Panwa's Pool Club, which is home to fresh seafood and imported meats barbecued to your liking. Pizza, pastas and salads are also a large part of the menu.

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