Ideal for those seeking peace and relaxation. Cape Panwa is located to the south of Phuket City where lush hills provide magnificent views of the Andaman Sea.
Just a short 10 minute drive from Phuket Town, Cape Panwa is a lesser-known area where rubber and palm plantations still outnumber the resorts, and where Phuket's deep sea port and naval base are found. The roads are quiet, offering the chance to take in the sea views and other sights as you wind around the cape. A major attraction is a Marine Biological Research Centre and Phuket's Aquarium where visitors may inspect several hundred exotic, grotesque, and flamboyantly colourful marine species found in the teeming waters of Phuket and elsewhere.
Apart from a few resorts and bungalows there is very little tourist development here. However, the area is seeing an increasing amount of high-end property developments. Dining and nightlife options outside of the hotels are quite limited, although Phuket City is not too far away.
Locations of Phuket's deep sea port and naval bases make Cape Panwa Beach commercially important in terms of the economy. Due to the situation of such facilities, the modes of traveling are quite peaceful and offer a majestic view of the sea when taken a tour round the cape.
Organizing of regular sailing and family activities at the Ao Yon beach, located on the west side of the cape satisfy tourists serving them with plenty of informal Thai and loads of sea-foods with a hint of local flares.
Though Cape Panwa Beach is not as renowned as its adjoining places; but the solitude offered by the place draws tourists all over the world. Movie stars including Pierce Brosnan, Leonardo di Caprio and Catherine Zeta Jones have had their shooting spots on "The Beaches" and have preferred staying on the Cape Panwa Beach.
Moreover Cape Panwa Beach offers the warmth of the tropical sun on the soft and smooth sands, pointing its visitors towards the beautiful sights of the Koh Lone Island.