Need To Know
Midday; check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $900.45 (THB29,600), excluding tax at 18.7 per cent. ⓘ
Rates include breakfast, welcome drink on arrival and tropical fruit basket, and in-villa minibar and snacks replenished daily.
Don’t worry about bringing your music collection – the entertainment system includes pre-programmed music channels compiled by a DJ friend of Sri Panwa.
At the hotel
Private beach, spa, pool, club, cooking school, games room, gym, tennis courts, jogging and biking trails, yacht fleet, library, free WiFi, limousine service. In villas: outdoor terrazzo bath tub and rainshower, minibar, fridge, Nespresso machine, preloaded iPod, home cinema system, private deck, sun-pavilion.
Our favourite rooms
All villas are lavishly decked out with clean-lined contemporary furnishings, in soothing hues of taupe and umber – there’s a lot of wood at play – and all offer better-than-postcard sea views. The two-bedroom villas are perfect for sharing with another couple, although there may be a scuffle over who gets the bed by the pool.
Surrounded on three sides by floor-to-ceiling glass doors, each villa’s bedroom opens directly onto a private counter-current infinity pool with massage jets, overlooking the Andaman Sea. At ocean view-blessed Baba Poolclub there's also a dreamy 25-metre infinity lap pool, lined with shaded loungers and handy poolside bar.
Aromatic massage oils – with a flabbergasting 180-degree panorama visible from your pillow, and complete forested seclusion all around, your bedroom is the perfect place for a romantic sunrise massage.
Cool Spa is open for Thai and Swedish massages, facials and therapy baths, and boasts a floating yoga deck. There's a seven-night minimum stay between 20 December and 10 January.
Under-12s stay for free. For older children, an extra bed can be provided for THB4,000 a night. Kid-friendly activities include swimming classes, batik making and a games room.
Sri Panwa sources many of its restaurant ingredients from local Thai organic farms, in line with a royal-endorsed project to promote sustainable agriculture.