Why we love Cape Panwa Hotel
Tucked away in a quiet corner of southeast Phuket, Cape Panwa Hotel delivers on everything you could ever want and need from a luxurious island resort. There’s a sprawling stretch of beach that's for the exclusive use of resort guests - it's also free of hawkers so you can top up your tan in peace. The sheltered coast also means water temperatures are perfect for swimming all year round, so make sure to pack your swankiest swimmers.
If you have your heart set on a destination wedding, you'll struggle to find a more beautiful backdrop (read: no filters necessary). The resort has two packages: a Buddhist offering complete with Thai ceremony and a blessing from monks, or a Christian wedding package. If you want to ditch your shoes - and show off your pedicure - opt to have your ceremony and reception on the beach, but grassier options are available too. On the resort grounds you'll also find Panwa House, an 80-year-old Sino-Portugese mansion that can host your nuptials. The team at Cape Panwa Hotel can arrange costumes, floral arrangements, fireworks, photographers and (this is the best part) even a baby elephant for seriously awesome wedding photos.
The luxe on-site accommodation means you and your main squeeze will have time to relax in the lead-up to your big day. You'll have access to the Cape Spa - say hello to massages and body scrubs - as well as day trips to Coral Island, and the opportunity to charter the resort's impressive 25-metre yacht, the Panwa Princess.