Panwa is some 10 kilometres from Phuket Town. The southernmost tip of this cape is home to a Marine Biological Research Centre and Phuket's Aquarium where visitors may inspect several hundred exotic, grotesques, and flamboyantly colourful marine species found in the teeming waters of Phuket and elsewhere.
There are always local taxis standing around ready to take you anywhere on the island. The pricing is quite expensive on Phuket compared to the rest of Thailand, but that comes with it being a tourist driven economy. You will find no tuk-tuks in this area, but a wide array of taxis and vans. They dont use meters but rather have set prices for every area on the island.
Phuket Aquarium (สถานแสดงพันธุ์สัตว์น้ำภูเก็ต). Offers the opportunity to observe local marine life up close without the necessity of diving beneath the waves. More than one hundred aquatic species are housed at this facility, which is one of Thailand's principle centres for research into the whales, dugongs, sharks, dolphins and sea turtles that make their home in the water around Phuket. The centre is open daily from 9.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m. Admission is 100 baht for adults and 50 baht for children. To get there, one can take Songthaeo (local bus) from the local market on Ranong road in Phuket Town. Tel: 0 7639 1126 or www.phuketaquarium.org for further information.
Baba Pool Club: Based in Sri panwa Estate at the end of Cape Panwa, the Pool Club is home to music, views, drinks, food & fun. A 25 meter swimming pool with a glass edge and island views will keep you swimming for hours at end. There is nothing else like the Pool Club on this part of the island, its a must see if you are in the area or want a day out from your hotel. www.sripanwa.com www.Babaphuket.com
Baba Phuket is the food & entertainment sector of Sri panwa hotel. It is home to many different outlets with different styles. - Baba Dining Lounge: An upscale contemporary designed restaurant serving traditonal Thai cuisine in a contemporary style. Rocking chairs, outdoor sofas and day beds make you want to stay there for hours. Sunsets views in a relaxing atmosphere. - BabaQ: The main outlet in Sri panwa's Pool Club, which is home to fresh seafood and imported meats barbequed to your liking. Pizza, pastas and salads will also be a large part of the menu. BabaQ is also home to Tensui, an upscale Japanese team from BKK that has partnered with Sri panwa to bring you the freshest Japanese food to the South of the island. This is all in a large open air space looking out to the islands. - Baba Hotpot: A multifunction space that doubles as both a cooking school and hotpot restaurant. 076-371-006 www.Babaphuket.com