The Hotel: Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort
Groupies depart from Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Adelaide and land in Phuket for the start of their tropical adventure. Situated by the scenic Makham Bay, the five star resort is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the beach.
Retreaters can enjoy relaxing layovers lounging by the pool or on the beach and dining at the restaurants. The complimentary daily cocktails may be enjoyed at the Edge Pool Bar or The Junction. The spa offers a variety of treatments for guests in need of some pampering, while those wanting to stick to their exercise regime can make use of the gym.
Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort houses Deluxe Rooms, each boasting sleek, contemporary decor with a discreet Thai touch, polished timber floors and a balcony or terrace looking onto the pool or gardens. Other amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with complimentary films on demand, safe deposit boxes, minibars, bathrooms with rain showers and bathtubs, bathrobes, optimal acoustic isolation, tea- and coffee-making facilities and ironing gear. Room service is also available 24/7.
- Bed size/type: One king-size bed or two single beds
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- This room features a balcony or terrace and 50 sq m (538 sq ft) of space
The Area: Phuket, Thailand
A melting pot of religions, experiences and of course international tourists, Phuket combines everything that can be expected of a tropical island destination and puts it all into overdrive. Idyllic beaches and lush forests are juxtaposed against the hectic energy of Patong, often referred to as the party capital of not just Thailand but the whole of Asia. Patong is the island’s beating heart, a city of frenetic energy and bright lights surrounded by the gracious curve of glittering Patong Beach. It is one of Thailand’s most famous beaches where everything from sun lounges to jet skis is available to hire, and locals offer on-the-spot hair braiding and massages.