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May 6, 2018

Who knew that two weeks in Thailand could be so exhausting? Eight hotels. Seven flights. Six long boats. Three hikes. And two ferries. Still can't figure out how I crammed everything into such a short trip. By day 12, I was exhausted! Thankfully, that was also the day I checked into Sri Panwa, a luxurious six-star haven located in the exclusive Cape Panwa district of Phuket. The resort was so kind to host my stay, and I used my three days in luxury to pamper myself silly with sunbathing, pool time, spa treatments and rooftop sunsets. It truly was the most rewarding end to my crazy couple of weeks in Thailand!


I didn't even know six-star properties existed until I checked into Sri Panwa.


 Tub goals in my Penthouse Suite.


This was where I spent most of my time in Phuket ...


The resort was home to several restaurants, and it felt like I was feasting morning, noon and night!


Loved the black + white color scheme at the resort.


 I was obsessed with this bathroom in my Penthouse Suite.


 Quite possibly the prettiest breakfast view in Phuket. It felt like I was floating!


 My dreamy floral bath at the resort's Cool Spa.


It felt like I did everything at the pool. I ate, drank, slept, watched Netflix, read my Kindle, etc. It was so relaxing!


The coconuts were so darn cute! 


 My bedroom overlooked a private infinity pool and these views of the Andaman Sea. 


 Cheers to cocktails poolside. Thank you for the most amazing stay, Sri Panwa!


This was my third time in Thailand, but first visit to Phuket. I'd made plans to see as much of the island as possible in the few days I was there. I wanted to visit Old Town Phuket. I wanted to eat at The Cove. I wanted to sunbathe on Koh Khai Nok. And I wanted to see infamous Patong Town. But when I checked into Sri Panwa, something strange happened. I never left the resort! My two weeks in Thailand had been crazy busy, and as I started to explore the Sri Panwa grounds, I made a split decision to use this leg of the trip to indulge in the resort amenities and take a little time for myself.


I felt a bit spoiled as I settled into my Penthouse Suite overlooking spectacular views on the Andaman Sea. The 1,500-square foot oasis housed a sitting room, master bedroom, master bathroom, oversized balcony and private infinity pool, and of course included private butler service. It truly felt like the resort rolled out the red carpet for its guests. They took such good care of me!


I love a big resort, and the grounds of Sri Panwa were sprawling. I actually needed a map to get around! The cutest little resort tuk tuks picked up guests and zipped them around the property to the pools, beaches, bars, views, restaurants, etc. I spent most of my time at the resort's main infinity pool with Kindle in hand. And when I wasn't there, I was at the resort's Cool Spa, an oasis of zen where I treated myself to a much-needed massage and floral bath.


Sri Panwa was also home to a variety of amazing restaurants and bars. Every meal felt like a new experience, but I never had to leave the resort. Baba Pool Club was my go-to breakfast spot for spectacular ocean views; Baba Nest was my favorite spot for cocktails and pink sunsets; and Baba Iki was my go-to for feasting on Japanese delights. Delish! 


Phuket is definitely a place I'll return to one day - I still have that whole list of places I want to see! Thankfully, I now have a favorite resort on the island, so it will be like coming home the next time I'm on holiday. ♡

Big thanks to Sri Panwa for hosting my lovely stay and sponsoring this post. 

All honest opinions are my own.


Photos by myself and Anh-Thi Nguyen (@leftietraveler on Instagram).



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