We have been visiting Thailand for many years, and have come to learn 5 star is not always 5 star. This is however not the case with the Sri Panwa resort and this outstanding Villa.
The experience begins with prompt professional communication with Marc the owner. Marc and his property manager Khun Noi arranged an airport transfer which was there to pick us up when we arrived at Phuket international airport. Once arriving at the villa, you are greeted by Khun Noi and all the lovely staff that work on site at the Villa. The fridge is full stocked with drinks and food, and the place is immaculate. Khun Noi ensures everything is as you require before leaving you to enjoy your holiday. Every day, the head house keeper cooked some of the most delicious Thai food we have ever and was always around making sure our stay was comfortable as well as always being on top of cleaning and general maintenance around the Villa.
The resort also has its own private beach, swimming pool (in addition to your private one), games room, and baba bar and restaurant which I highly recommend for sunset cocktails.
The pictures really don't do this place justice, its a secluded peace of luxury that needs to be experienced, especially if its a relaxing break you need.
With every review I write, I like to give a negative, but on this occasion the only one I can think of, is the fact we had to leave!
A big thankyou to Marc, Khun Noi and all the staff for making this a fantastic 7 nights for all of my family. This was truly a 5 star experience.
From beginning to end this holiday was perfect
I booked this villa with a couple of friends and their families. It was a special occasion so we wanted something memorable and we were not disappointed! From beginning to end this holiday was perfect. The owner was very helpful and always very prompt with any correspondence. The villa is set into the hillside and overlooks the beach and sea.It has 4 large, luxurious bedrooms that easily accommodated our party of 5 adults, 3 children and 1 baby. These are set around an infinity pool which, along with the pool table beside it, kept the children (and adults!) entertained for hours. We were extremely well looked after by the lovely staff which included a gardener and a cook. The food the cook prepared was absolutely gorgeous. It was always fresh and ready for when we had requested to eat. It is quite simply the best Thai food we have ever eaten! It was so easy to arrange as there was a booklet with a wide range of Thai dishes we could choose from. We simply ordered and the cook got the ingredients which we paid for towards the end of the holiday. She even cooked any western dishes we requested for the children - although they all enjoyed the Thai food too! There really is no need to leave the Villa apart from the fact that there is much more to see and do on the Sri Panwa estate. There are more swimming pools to explore, the private beach to visit, a games room that the children loved and sipping a cocktail in Baba's nest whilst the sun sets is an absolute must do! We think we even spotted a celebrity there!!
Although the estate is set into a hillside, so therefore the roads are quite steep, it is very easy to get around via complimentary tuc-tucs. There is also a nice collection of restaurants/shops and bars down by the sea front that are worth a visit.
It was an amazing holiday and would have no hesitations about recommending it to friends and family,the only problem is that the holiday was just too short!