Bel Air Resort & Spa at Panwa Circa 2011


For a number of years this was the official site for the Bel Air Resort & Spa at Panwa. In May 2013 folks on a forum onTrip discussed that Bel Air Resort & Spa was renovating from 1st May to 2014 and anyone who had booked for the remainder of 2013 would be offered relocations to their sister hotel the Manathai at Surin. One contributor mentioned that "Apparently the management company have pulled out. There are a lot of private apartments in the Bel Air as it is also a residential hotel. The only guests at the moment are the ones that live in residential." Jump ahead to 2018: some condo owners are renting out their units on, Airbnb, and other similar sites.

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The content below is from the site's 2011-2013 archived pages, plus outside reviews.

Bel Air Resort & Spa - Panwa
89/9 Moo 7, Sakdidet Road,
Tambon Wichit, Amphur Muang
Phuket, 83000 Thailand
Tel: +66 7639 3620

Welcome to Bel Air Hotels Resorts & Residences.


Finally – a concept that caters to your every need at an unbeatable value, beginning with our flag-ship hotel Bel Air Resort & Spa, located in Panwa Phuket, Thailand.

Bel Air Hotels, Resorts & Residences, have created a truly unique product. One that is centered around your needs without any unnecessary trimmings. A stylish combination of intelligently and comfortably designed suites, terraced landscapes and sea views, creates an idyllic family holiday destination in one of nature’s most beautiful locations.

Hotel Features
A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a sauna, and a business center.

The Bel Air Resort & Spa - Panwa, Phuket features an outdoor pool and a sauna. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink.

Business-related amenities consist of a business center and meeting rooms. This Wichit hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, an arcade/game room, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.

The Bel Air Resort & Spa - Panwa, Phuket is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk Tours/ticket assistance
  • Total number of rooms - 75 Coffee shop or café
  • Babysitting or childcare Arcade/game room

Room Amenities
Rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, plus balconies and TVs with satellite channels. Room service and phones are among the other amenities available to guests.

Phuket's Most Spacious All - Suite Family Resort Awaits You!

The Bel Air Resort & Spa is the ideal family retreat that offers a spectacular tropical cliff side property featuring stunning, spaciously appointed luxury suites on the quieter side of the renowned island of Phuket - Cape Panwa.

This unique and beautiful location, away from the crowds of the West coast, remains within easy driving distance of the major shopping centres, restaurants, bars and amenities afforded by the close proximity to Phuket's capital city.

Imagine four star accommodations at a fraction of the cost.
Services and Facilities have all been developed to make for a truly streamlined, uncomplicated and fulfilling vacation experience. One that is centered around eliminating errors and giving you exactly what you want and nothing you don’t. Visit our facilities section to see what the Bel Air has to offer.

Family Hotels Phuket
Apartment style living for families in a hotel environment is just one of the unique concepts the Bel Air has to offer. Our Kid’s World features a Toddlers Playroom, Teen Chill Zone and a Private Movie Room, plus much more to keep your children happily entertained.

Exquisite, spaciously appointed rooms and suites offering the best bed you ever slept in, along with all the creature comforts such as branded guest room amenities, high speed wireless internet access throughout the property, exquisite in-room dining programs, excellent value spa services, restaurant and bar facilities.

Family fun is always first at The Bel Air, Panwa, Phuket. Parents swim and soak up the sun at the free form pool or 100-meter lap pool while your kids hang out in our supervised multi venue Kids World. While the parents relax, the kids can have fun!

Apartment Style Living in Phuket
Why settle for regular rooms when you can stay and enjoy spacious 2 or 3 bedroom apartments at the same price? This is just one of the many reasons why The Bel Air Panwa, Phuket should be your first choice when visiting Phuket.

Bel Air Hotels, Resorts and Residences are all about offering the best possible value for your family vacation or romantic getaway.

The Bel Air Resort & Spa Cape Panwa Phuket, our flag-ship hotel, is the first of its kind with our unique concept. Be sure to check back with us soon.





A sanctuary in which you can retreat to refresh and relax, cleanse and awaken your body.
The Cocoon Spa provides a truly relaxing and revitalizing experience as well as healing treatments by offering a comprehensive menu of signature treatments and specialist practitioner programs for holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty. Using only natural products our therapists create sensory journeys to rejuvenate and balance the senses.
Treatments combine herbal remedies and century-old traditions. Let the hands of our trained therapists soothe away your worries whilst you lose yourself in the delicate scent of aromatic oils, subtle herbs and spices.

With 9 private spa treatment rooms, the Cocoon Spa, truly is a sanctuary for the senses. Should you prefer total privacy and comfort, you can also choose to have your treatment in the comfort of your very own suite. Just make your booking in advance and the therapist will come to your suite to recreate the Spa experience in your own suite.

The Cocoon Spa also offers comfortable chairs for the traditional foot massage to relish in this ancient Thai tradition. With 4 air-conditioned massage rooms each with a luxurious bath, a room for couples and a multi-jet Jacuzzi, full-body massages, wraps, scrubs, facials and specialty baths are all available.

For absolute privacy, in suite spa treatments can be arranged given 24 hours notice.





Capri Beach Club - on Phuket's safest swimming beach all year round! We encourage you to explore new destinations having the interests of your family in mind. For guests who love the beach, The Bel Air Resort & Spa has its very own Capri Beach Club located only 1.5 km's from the resort, approximately 3 minutes by our free shuttle bus. Capri Beach Club provides lounges with side tables and umbrellas to enjoy the sun, sea and sand in complete relaxation.

The club is ideally located on the beach at Ao Yon and protected by the seclusion of the bay. It's year-round calm, clean water and gentle slope of the beach makes it a perfect spot for families to swim and snorkel. Its clear water is so clean that even local pearl farmers have taken up residence in the bay and across the club. The beach is completely unspoilt and stretches for well over a kilometre.

Our staff is on standby to attend to your needs whilst you snorkel, swim or feed fish on this beautiful part of the island nestled away amidst the coconut palms and tamarind trees. Thai seafood cuisine as well as pub grub are on offer at the Capri.

Our own beach shuttle runs every 1 hour from the resort to the beach.
Service Hours: 09:00 - 21:00 hrs. Beachside BBQs in the evening can be arranged.
Dress code is casual to smart casual.
Dining by Design
At the Bel Air Resort & Spa it's all about choice. So if you have a special anniversary you'd like to celebrate or just fancy having a romantic dinner for two under the stars in a quiet corner of the Bel Air Resort, just let us know and we'll set it up for you - on the beach, at the pool, anywhere you like, the choice is all yours.
For more details, please contact Reservations or call +66 76 393 620.
Ever dreamt about getting married on a pristine beach? The Capri Beach Club is the perfect setting for that intimate wedding on an exclusive sandy white haven. To contact our wedding organizer, please contact our sales team or call +66 2 2667316
On the beach of Ao Yon, around 1.5 km from the Bel Air Resort & Spa - Panwa or 3 minutes with our complimentary shuttle bus. You can park at the resort and ask to be driven to Capri by complimentary shuttle bus or you can park free of charge at the club. Please note that parking space is limited at the beach club however there’s ample parking at the main road entrance.




Dedicated to the boys & girls. Kid's World gives kids lots of exciting things to do, explore and experience. With special rooms for both the younger and the older children, all kids can have fun with kids their own age. At 170 sqm it is the most spacious kids club in the south of Phuket with state of the art facilities.

Toddlers Playroom
With a playhouse & slide, ball bath, big drawing table and plenty of space to run around in, this air-conditioned room caters to the youngest of children. Fun activities include making your own T-shirt, kite, painting, face painting, costume parties, balloon parties, pillow fights and so much more. With no minimum age requirement, this is an enclosed sanctuary where the littlies can occupy themselves in a fun & safe environment.
Teen Chill Zone
For the teens long past the toddler's room we have the ultimate in hideaways. Two Playstations with a wide selection of games, 3-D interactive entertainment, a fuss ball table and juice bar with funky seating all in a self contained environment, teens and the young at heart can indulge in the world of visual fun.
Private Movie Room
A private theatre room with 48" HD flat screen TV, amazing surround sound loud enough to make you feel like you're in the movie, bean bags for comfortable seating and a large selection of the latest block busters, come and unwind in this relaxed setting.


50 2-Bedroom Suites - from 106 sqm including balcony
6 2-Bedroom Pool Access Suites -106 sqm including balcony
7 2-Bedroom Plunge Pool Suites - 149 sqm including balcony
12 3-Bedroom Suites - 162 sqm including balcony
• Total Suites: 75
  Dining options
• Giovanni's Restaurant & Bar
• The Patio Poolbar & Kitchen
• In-suite Dining
• Capri private beach club
Leisure facilities
• Activities / Tour desk
• Boat charter/trips
• Children's amenities
• Fitness & sports equipment: air-conditioned, with treadmills,    multi-station, elliptical, Swiss ball
• Oversized lagoon pool with children's wading pool
• Longest direct access lap pool in Thailand at 100 m long
• Internet café
• Kids World play area for children of all ages
Toddlers Playroom
Teen Chill room
Movie room
  The Cocoon Spa
• with fully equipped treatment rooms and Jacuzzi
Other Services & Facilities
• 24-hour Reception • Internet Café
• 24-hour Security • Live entertainment (seasonal)
• Baby cots • Laundry / dry cleaning service
• Babysitting services • Limousine service
• Baggage handling • Luggage storage facility
• Beach club with free transfers to and
    from resort (3 minutes)
• Medical service (on call)
• Boat charter • Non-smoking suites
• Car rental • Parking lot (free)
• CCTV Security • Safety deposit box at Reception
• Children’s menus & amenities • Shop
• Concierge service • Shower room
• Currency exchange • Smoke detectors
• Daily newspapers • Sprinkler system
• Daily turndown service • Tea & coffee making facilities
• Elevators • Valet parking
• In-suite dining • Wake-up call system
• In-suite electronic safe • WiFi access in guest suites
• Iron / Iron board (on request)  
Activities around Phuket Island
• Phang Nga and Phi Phi Island day trips • Parasailing
• Boat trips & charters • Phuket Aquarium
• Deep sea fishing • Phuket Zoo
• Elephant jungle trekking • Phuket Stunt show
• Phuket Fantasea • Sailing
• Golf • Scuba diving
• Go karting • Sea canoeing
• Jet skiing • Snorkeling
• Mini golf  



When was the resort opened?
In July 2007
Where is the resort located?
The resort is located at the bottom of the hill at Cape Panwa, in the South of Phuket province in Thailand.
What is the closest international airport?
Phuket International Airport, code HKT
How far is the resort from the airport?
T38 km or 35 minutes drive by car. We will be happy to arrange transportation by car or minibus from the airport to the hotel, allowing you piece of mind and a hassle free trip to the hotel. Please contact Reservations for more information.
Are you the same resort as the Bel Aire in Patong?
No, that’s a different resort, with only a slightly similar name.
Who manages the resort?
Hotelcorp Ltd. Co., a Bangkok based hotel management company, which also currently also manages the Ramada Resort Khao Lak, Hotel Uno as well as several other brands across Asia. For more information, please see

Is early check-in available?
We will do our utmost to have your suite ready for you upon arrival. Check-in before 14:00 hours is subject to availability. Should you wish to confirm an early check-in (check-in before 14:00 hours), please make your booking for 1 day prior to arrival.
Do all suites have safety boxes?
Yes, all suites are equipped with free private safety boxes. Additional safety boxes are available free of charge at Reception.
What is the electric current?
220-230 Volt. The resort has transformers (220V to 110V) available free of charge.
What kind of electronic plugs does the resort have?

International 2 prong plugs. The resort has adapters available, should your country have different prongs.
Is tap water safe to drink?
We do not recommend drinking it and provide 1 bottles of complimentary drinking water per person in each suite. However, for cleaning your teeth it can be used.
Are pets allowed?
For hygiene reasons pets are not allowed in the resort.
Is late check-out available?
Normal check-out time is 12:00 noon. Should you wish to keep your suite longer, please contact Reception for available options. Please note that late check-out is subject to availability and can only be reconfirmed within 24 hours prior to departure.
What credit cards do you accept?
Euro Card, Master Card and Visa are accepted.
Does the resort offer wireless Internet?
Yes, charged wireless Internet is provided in all guest suites, Internet café and public areas.
Does the resort have a spa?
Yes, please see Cocoon Spa for more information
Surrounding Area
What is the nearest town?
Phuket Town, around 8 km or 10 minutes by car from the hotel.
What does the town offer?
(Souvenir) shopping, restaurants, culture, banks, tailor shops, opticians, massage, travel agents, and everything you would expect from a medium size Asian city.
How do I get to town?
Reception will be happy to arrange a taxi or minibus for you.
Are there golf courses in the area?
Yes, the nearest courses are the 18-hole Phuket Country Club (around 20 minute drive from the hotel) and the 18-hole Loch Palm and Red Mountain Golf Courses (around 20 minute drive from the hotel). The resort will be happy to arrange tee off times for you.
What is the local currency?
Thai Baht. Please see Universal Currency Converter The Universal Currency Converter for current conversion rates to your currency.
Where is the nearest ATM?
The nearest ATM is just opposite the resort, at the entrance to the deep sea port pier, at 100 m from the resort.
What are the tipping customs?
The resort charges 10% 'service charge' on most products and services, which is equally distributed among all the staff. Tipping is therefore completely at your discretion, depending on staff going beyond your expectations.



Some Guest Reviews


5 out of 5
by Ken P from Pace, Florida / a TripAdvisor Traveler
Quiet Place
Posted Sep 15, 2016
"Great place to stay away from the hustle and bustle. Very quiet, very spacious. Nice pools. Close to restaurants at Panwa beach, walking distance to stores and a few restaurants. Street food vendors often out front are great. Recommend to have a car. 30 minutes to Patong beach or Chalong, 15 minutes to Phuket town and Central Festival mall. Very cost effective compared to the major resorts, but with large well appointed units. I booked through Abyss Properties and got a great two bedroom, top floor, with great views of Phi Phi island."


5 out of 5
by Angela from Chicago, Ohio/ a TripAdvisor Traveler
Posted June 21, 2016
A Reasonable Residence for Phuket Visitors
I had stayed here when the Bel Air was a resort & spa. But with a management changed and individuals now apparently rent their apartments mainly on Airbnb which is where I found the residence that I and now my family rented for a week. Our rooms were spacious & clean. I would consider this a reasonable residence for Phuket visitors. The our two bedroom had a private plunge pool, a living area, dining area and kitchen.

The location is far from the where the action is, but the serenity of the place is always nice to come home to after a day of adventure or simply for rejuvenation and just spending a "lazy" day. The Bel Air has its own swimming pool along with an amazing view of the bay and the port. This is not a hotel anymore. You must prepare your own food or eat out which was perfect for us. While my husband took the kids to the Bel Air Beach Club located only 1.4 km away from the resort (approximately three minutes by shuttle bus), I would spend put in some work time on my wig blog. The wi-fi connection was quite good and only once did I have to use the wifi hot spot I brought with me.

During this vacation I was testing out and then writing reviews of Raquel Welch wigs styles. I had brought 10 different Raquel Welch short and medium styles with various cap constructions ranging fron the least expensive standard or open cap to monofilament cap constructions with and without a lace front nad either wefted or hand tied sides and back. I was keeping my followers up to date about the best styles to take on a trip where the weather was bound to be quite warm and humid. Although I never wore a wig while we enjoyed the clean, sandy beach and clear water at the Beach Club snorkeling, swimming or feeding the fish in this beautiful part of the island, I did wear a wig for the rest of the day. My kids had fun suggesting which wig I should wear for a particular day's adventure. I must say the styles I chose all stood up well. My favorite for the day was probably Crushing On Casual by Raquel Welch, a synthetic, chic, short, boy cut. The beautifully tapered lengths throughout Crushing On Casual offer a multitude of styling options from full and soft to textured and piece-y. The cap was a 100% hand tied temple to temple lace front, with a monofilament top with a Memory Cap III Base. The Memory Cap III base has a ground-breaking technology that results in a superbly comfortable & secure fit while simultaneously maintaining the cap's shape. My evening favorite was Ready For Takeoff with its face-framing layered silhouette with a sweep of casual waves and a whisper of stylish fringe. This style also had a feature a 100% hand tied monofilament top, and a 1 1/2" deep lace front, but with a 100% Hand-Tied base. Ready For Takeoff is made with Tru2Life Heat-Friendly synthetic hair that is amazingly versatile. Tru2Life Heat-Friendly synthetic hair can be curled, blow dried, or flat ironed to create a new look in minutes.

I received many compliments. We enjoyed our week long visit in Panwa Phuket and plan to come back. The Bel Air is low key and reasonable. Check them out as an alternative to one of the pricier, luxury resorts.


by A verified traveler
Apr 3, 2013
4.0       Pleasing
Nice Hotel. Good for families with young children . Nice pool . Breakfast was ok at first but every day something disappeared so at the end it was bread eggs and sausages ... The beach was not so nice and the food at the beach was terrible even though it was so expensive . If you have a big family then the best to walk out from the Hotel and hire somebody with a minibus to drive you around ; it can be cheaper than renting a car or a van.


Mar 20, 2013
4.0       good family hotel little service and bad location
the hotel room (2 bedroom suit) was specious with big swimming pool and good kitchen facilities, ideal for families with infants and kids. location is quite far and you need to spend at least 1000 bhat to go out to any mainstream place. there is a shuttle service free from hotel, but that will take you to a small area (rocky beach, so canot enter the neach) with few sitting joints. the service is horrible, cannot underdstand english at all. in one incident, we went up to the roof top restaurant and asked for butter for the baby. it took them 30 min to bring butter from down stairs kitchen. i will recommend this hotel only to families with kid away from the local hurdle. but be prepared to get poor service and pay for transport. my over all rating will mbe 3.5/5



The Bel Air Resort & Spa
Mar 4, 2013
3.0       Too Far
Hotel location is very biased, but the surrounding environment is very good and quiet, it is too far from the business district and popular beaches!
Hotel location is very biased, but the surrounding environment is very good and quiet, it is too far from the business district and popular beaches!



by A verified traveler
Mar 4, 2013
Great hotel
4.0       Great hotel
The receptionist at the counter was really really helpful, friendly and pleasant. The only demerit is that the elevators were all out of order and not designed to the required convenvenience to the hotel guest as expected. The breakfast could be improved by having more different varieties of food. It was the same every morning. Otherwise it could be a great hotel to everyone.



Mar 1, 2013
1.0       Bad experience in customer service
Staff need training in customer service, they think that saying Sorry the problem is solved. I will consider other option in Phuket. Definitively Im not returning to this hotel in the future.


Feb 13, 2013

4.0     Great start on vacation

We were picked up at phuket airport and drove to call air hotel and got our keys when we stepped into our hotel room we were all surprised. 3 sleeping rooms m bath and a huge balcony m. Sea view the day after we took the hotel bus to the private beach and we got a lovely day and got sunburned and tasted our first coconut so we can clearly recommend the bell air spa and resort for family vacation


Jan 30, 2013
4.0       A Pleasant Stay.
This hotel was a pleasant stay, although a bit far from the main attractions that phuket has to offer. Staff were friendly and always on hand if needed. Breakfast menu was a little disappointing, but overall, it's a nice place to stay if you just want to relax in a quieter part of Phuket. A huge thank you to our driver, Mr Bu.


Jan 29, 2013
4.0       Great Staff
Even though the language was a barrier, they were very accomodating. The hotel layout is a little spreadout, far from the main lobby and dinning room but the rooms had an amazing view!!


by A verified traveler
Jan 29, 2013
4.0       Pleasing
Nice hotel but poor service on staff.



Jan 29, 2013
2.0       Wrong side of the island
Absolutely ok hotel, but lay on the wrong side of the island. The hotel has certainly been nice 10