The Sri Panwa luxury resort, located across the south-eastern tip of Phuket, is championed by – and envied for – its proudly indigenous inspired architecture. The resulting experience is one that simultaneously draws on the beauty and culture of its tropical location.
The resort boasts an impressive array of lodgings with 37 suites and penthouses, 45 villas and seven private residential villas. Each is formed in a romantic terracotta that lends itself to the warm and earthy surroundings. This contextual relationship is extended through the inclusion of stone, wood and clean lines to emulate the contours of the natural vista.
The natural scape is paramount to the design, with each guest’s living space arranged around the surrounding forest, saving the ancient trees and giving greater privacy. Each villa in the resort enjoys ocean views and floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto an Olympic size infinity pool facing towards the sea.
The recent addition of the Habita precinct continues the tropical design philosophy of the resort. Incorporating indigenous architecture, the feature roof of the building follows the elegant arching of a leaf, visually referencing the natural beauty of the site.
While the design follows the organic movement of the outside scape, Sri Panwa offers an international experience via their six food and drink venues. From traditional Chinese, pool-side Mediterranean to sushi and tepanyaki, enjoy the flavours of the world in the exotic and lush Thai locale.
Words by Ella McDougall