Panwa Beach Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Panwa Beach

This south-westerly facing beach - named after a nearby Muslim village - has managed to remain exactly the same as it has been for years in spite of intensive urbanization in the direct area. It's still tranquil and a haven for people who like peace and quiet.

Khao Khat is eight kilometres east of Phuket Town and covers the west coast of Cape Panwa. Its sand is rather rough and the water shallow but it's certainly very scenic with views out across Chalong Bay and Lone Island. Luxury villas and condominiums line almost the entire beach but dotted in between are fishermen's huts and at the far west end of the beach there is a mangrove swamp.


Where to Stay in Panwa Beach

Panwa Beach Hotels All Panwa Beach Hotels

One of the most tranquil areas in Phuket, going to Panwa is like taking a step back in time. Visitors can enjoy a glimpse of the 'real' Phuket here, with working villages and a genuine spirit of community. Not surprisingly, accommodation is on the peaceful side with waterfront villas and hillside luxury. One thing is for sure: you'll have a peaceful stay at Panwa wherever you choose. Read More...

 

Current Best Deals for Cape Panwa

The Mangrove Panwa Phuket Resort
Deluxe Pavilions + Free Late C/O + Special Inclusions
From THB 2,021
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  Radisson Plaza Phuket
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  Crystal Wild Resort Panwa Phuket
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Regent Phuket Cape Panwa Regent Phuket Cape Panwa

The Regent Phuket Cape Panwa overlooks fantastic seascapes and island dotted in the middle distance. One gets the feeling that the views were made for the hotel’s 55-metre infinity pool here instead of the other way round. Read More...

 
The Mangrove Panwa Phuket Resort The Mangrove Panwa Resort

The Mangrove Panwa Phuket Resort is simplicity incarnate: Set by a mangrove beach and with just 32 accommodations, guests are instantly at home in the village-like communal atmosphere. Read More...

Phuket Aquarium Phuket Aquarium

Located are the end of Cape Panwa, the Phuket Aquarium is open having undergone an 81-million-baht renovation. The aquarium's new major attraction, is a new 10-meter-long glass tunnel, a design similar to the popular aquarium in Singapore. Read More...

 
Panwa Viewpoint Panwa Viewpoint

Panwa viewpoint has full 360-degree views out over southern and eastern Phuket. Located on the way out to Cape Panwa, it’s not a busy spot like Cape Promthep or Big Buddha but is every bit as spectacular. Read More...

Panwa House Panwa House

Panwa House is a total throwback: everything in the building is original or has been lovingly restored. Arriving at the hotel, we board a funicular and creak downhill in the rain.  Read More...

 
Ao Yon Beach Ao Yon Beach

There are actually two Ao Yons lying south of Capa Panwa and they are separated by a rocky headland. At the far western end an ice-cold stream coming down from the hills meets the sea. Read More...

 

Panwa Beach Travel Guide

How to Get There

Drive out from Phuket Town along Sakadit Road. At the third traffic light turn right and then left at the traffic circle. Alternatively, if you continue on along Sakadit Road take the next turn right and you will eventually come to the beach road.

Continue on for one kilometer and you will see the beach. However, access to Panwa Beach (Khao Khat) is not possible until near the far end where you will see a sign saying 'Bech Bar' (they mean 'Beach Bar').

You can go down here or at another track some 150 meters further on but at this one you should park on the main road.

Facilities on the Beach

Except the facilities reserved to the guests of the Novotel Panwa Beach Resort, there are very little facilities on Panwa Beach (Khao Khat).

You can rent a long tail boat to visit Koh Lone just a few minutes ride across the bay. During high season a small wooden shack sells few beach accesories.

Panwa Beach Restaurants

The Beach Bar does snacks and drinks and, apart from walking into one of the two hotels on the beach and using their restaurants, there are only few other small restaurants on the actual strand.

However, if you take the road back up the hill towards Phuket for a few hundred metres you will come to 'Best Food Good View' which is a wooden rustic Thai restaurant with great views out over Chalong Bay. Read More...

Beach Activities

Panwa Beach (Khao Khat) is good for a brisk walk along. It is not a swimming beach.

Map of Panwa Beach

Panwa Beach Maps Panwa Beach Maps

Our interactive map (and satellite views) displays all available hotels with photos, facilities and guest comments as well as attractions, landmarks and other items of interest with links to relevant information pages. The perfect way to find your way around and see where everything actually is.  Read More...

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