EDITOR’S INDEPENDENT REVIEW: With just 19 rooms overlooking a scenic bay and offshore islands, this small, intimate resort represents the best of the word ‘boutique’. It’s definitely far from the maddening crowds, on the tranquil east side of Chalong Bay. The design is distinctly modern, with the use of a lot of natural wood and stone. The services are 4-star and more personal than you can expect in a larger hotel. Not surprisingly, we have named Cloud 19 to our list of Phuket’s Top 10 Most Romantic Beachfront Resorts.

Potential guests should know, however, that this is far from the famous west coast beaches of Phuket. There’s a trade-off here that suits many, but not all. For a tranquil, low key and far more natural environment you trade the spectacular beaches for which Phuket is famous for a rather mundane one with shallow water. The views are great, but the swimming is not. The beach, however, is pleasant, and this protected location means the water never gets rough, even through the monsoon season. Kakaking is fun here, and there are a couple of islands out front for those fit enough to paddle a few kilometres.

The resort’s main pool (there are two) is quite large for a small establishment, and has a Jacuzzi. It has a spa offering various treatments. Not surprising for a small, intimate establishment like this, weddings are catered for regularly, with both Western and Thai ceremonies on offer.

The Cape Panwa peninsula is one of Phuket’s quietest backwaters, with only scattered villages among the ubiquitous rubber plantations. Walking, cycling or driving through this quiet green area with little traffic is pleasant. Phuket Town is easily accessed with a 10 -15 minute drive.

Boutique and romantic, Cloud 19 could be ideal for couples seeking some peaceful time together.


The hotel is located in Panwa Area very close to Phuket town (10mins).

beach surface

White sand


Sandy Beach


natural, Boutique, romantic

swimming suitability

Yes, but tidal

recreation activities

Mountain Biking and Kayaking

nearby attractions

The resort is only 10 minutes drive to Phuket town for the best shopping deals in Phuket Island.

environment friendly activities

Mountain Biking and Kayaking
star rating
price range
check-in / check-out 14:00/12:00
year built 2009
total Nº of rooms 19
Nº restaurants 1
Nº of swimming pools 2
Nº bars 1
internet access free
non-smoking rooms
airport transfers
spa & treatments
satellite TV
beachfront gardens
24 hour security
width of hotel at beach 40

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Cloud 19 is a boutique Cape Panwa Beach resort situated at beautiful Ao Yon, boasting powder soft white sands and stunning views over Chalong Bay. The secluded location of this spa hotel in Panwa Beach is only 10 minutes from Phuket town yet offers a romantic retreat ideal for weddings and honeymoons.

The Phuket honeymoon hotel is the former residence of the Chumbala family, a contemporary beach manor house with a homely ambiance offering genuine warm and impeccable service. All 19 rooms and suites at the Panwa beachfront resort enjoy spectacular sea views and some offer special features including a Jacuzzi, spacious lounge and furnished balconies.

Lainapa is the fine dining restaurant at this stylish Panwa Beach hotel serving mouth watering Thai, international dishes and delicious fresh seafood in a breezy poolside setting overlooking the sea. Relax at the cosy lobby lounge, listen to the sounds of jazz piano at the beachfront sala, take a dip in the two swimming pools and surrender to a soothing spa treatment at our Cape Panwa Beach hotel.


Indulge your loved one with our most luxurious suite on the upper level of the manor house with uninterrupted beach and sea views. Ideal for romantic couples the spacious suite has a separate living area with flat screen television and a large bathroom with an exquisite Jacuzzi tub for two. The private balcony is a divine setting to watch the spectacular sunrise at the end of another day in paradise.

Junior Suite

Beach lovers will adore this delightful suite only 10 steps away from the powdery soft white sands. Relax to the sound of the waves from your private terrace situated in the gardens next to the main pool. The open plan interiors are tastefully decorated and include a living area, pantry and king-size bed.

Family Suite

The most spacious room at the resort can sleep up to five people making it ideal for families with children. The former master bedroom has special features such as a large closet and spacious luxury bathroom.

Garden Suites

These cosy suites are set within the tropical gardens offering easy access to the beach and main pool. The two rooms have spacious interiors and can be connected for the convenience of small groups or families.

Premium Rooms

-(105, 106, 202, 207, 301, 306): These spacious rooms have added features including a small pantry and light cooking facilities, making this a good option for longer stay guests.

  • (302, 305): These third floor rooms have queen-size beds and private balconies offering spectacular sea views. A highlight is the romantic bathroom featuring an outdoor bathtub.

  • (203-206): Available with a king-size or twin beds, these tasteful rooms are on the upper floor of the new wing and have connecting rooms for groups and families.



Dining at Lainapa is an intimate and tranquil experience in a romantic poolside setting with spectacular views over Chalong Bay. The beachfront restaurant is a hidden gem where guests are spoilt for choice with authentic Thai cuisine using the freshest local herbs and seafood, and a wide selection of Western dishes.

Sample our signature Phad Thai with succulent prawns or international favourites including fusion pasta dishes and grilled Australian tenderloin accompanied by fine wine from our special selection. The beautifully presented dishes are served with grace by our friendly and attentive staff making this elegant restaurant a favourite stop off for locals and expats as well as resort guests.

lounges and bars


Order refreshing fruit shakes by the pool, sunset cocktails at the sala, or sip a glass of fine wine at the chic Sunset Bar.

services and facilities

The boutique spa is next to the gorgeous beach providing the perfect tropical backdrop for a soothing massage. The serene spa has double treatment beds and a Jacuzzi tub for two with specially designed packages for couples as well as individuals. Indulge in a body scrub, aromatic oil massage, Thai massage, herbal bath and much more in total privacy professional the rapists.

There is an 8x20 metre swimming pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the beach in the resort gardens, plus an elevated second pool at the new wing offering fantastic sea views.

The retreat is ideal as a celebration venue with a beach side sala, poolside dining area and private upper floor balcony on the beachside that can host parties for up to 80 people.

The retreat is ideal as a celebration venue with a beach side sala, poolside dining area and private upper floor balcony on the beachside that can host parties for up to 80 people.

A blissful way to wed the wedding of your dream at this private beach front venue at Cloud19 Phuket, Beach Retreat, the former beach house of Chumbala family. This intimate venue offers the most intimate and romantic sunset beach wedding and honeymoon in Phuket.

A Western style ceremony package starts from Thai Baht 85,000. Package includes : flower archway, bridal bouquet of flower, corsage, wedding cake, celebrant MC. A sumptuous Wedding reception is available at your budget.

A traditional Thai style wedding with Thai costumes and classical Thai music are a beautiful way to remark your vows and indulge in a real Thai costume. Package starts at Thai Baht 99,000 : this traditional package includes : monk ceremony, foods offering to the monks, Thai costume for bridal couple, blessing holy water ceremony (minimum 15 guests), Thai style flower neck garland, wedding cake.


30/10 Moo 8, Bor Rae-Ao Yon Road, T.Wichit, A.Muang, Phuket, Thailand 83000
general email address
phone number
+66 76 305 038, +66 76 305 039
+66 76 305 040

locations and attractions

Cape Panwa


Hotel Location
Cape Panwa is a hidden gem of Phuket, a beautiful peninsula off the east coast of the island with pristine beaches, rocky coastlines and magnificent sunsets. Yet undiscovered by the mass tourist crowds, Cape Panwa has charming fishing villages, rustic beach bars and restaurants and a tranquil ambiance that the west coast of Phuket has long forgotten.

Cloud19 is situated at the peaceful south of Ao Yon Beach where the calm waters are safe to swim in all year round. The resort's 1.9 km beachfront feels like a private piece of paradise with very few passersby and no noisy water sports to disrupt the serenity.

How to get here:
Cloud19 is approximately 45 minutes drive from Phuket International Airport with easy to find transport including limousine taxi cars, mini-vans and metered taxis, we can also arrange airport transfers for you with prior notice. If you have your own transport, here are some directions: