SRI PANWA PHUKET, THAILAND
HIGH-TECH, EFFORTLESSLY COOL AND UNBELIEVABLY BEAUTIFUL
This hotel wraps around a jungle-covered clifftop overlooking Phang Nga Bay, much of which forms part of the stunning Ao Phang Nga National Park. Though the beachfront here isn’t as long as some of Phuket’s other resorts, Brides’ glass- walled villa’s private pool certainly made up for it. L-shaped and infinity, it frames the luxurious abode and peeks out at hypnotic sea views. But the memorable design doesn’t end there.
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Your very own garden runs down the villa’s centre, leaving the living/dining area on one side and the en-suite bedroom on the other, for a luxurious indoor/outdoor space. An average day at Sri Panwa begins with sunrise yoga at Baba Nest – you’ll fall in love with this panoramic vantage point as you stretch and flex against an incredible backdrop of pink skies over the Andaman Sea. Later, the hotel’s six restaurants will keep your taste buds busy. Relaxed Thai cuisine is served in rocking chairs for you to kick back in. Alternatively, try the Japanese sushi and teppanyaki, prepared by chefs who’ll make your eyes water with their dazzling knife tricks. Then, happy and satisfied, meander back to Baba Nest to watch a breathtaking sunset.
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Boat trip around Ao Phang Nga National Park is not to be missed. The park is home to 42 protected islands and beaches, where you can snorkel, kayak and spot monkeys on the islands’ beaches. Book a boat trip out to the islands and head off early to avoid the crowds. GO Sri Panwa (sripanwa.com) offers accommodation from £325 per room in the new Habita suite, and £495 for a Garden View Pool Villa. Prices include daily breakfast for two.
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