The Habita at Sri Panwa — Phuket, Thailand

The Habita hotel room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking ocean, white bedding, yellow cushions and wooden TV unit
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Long celebrated by beach-loving aesthetes for its cinematic ocean frontage and talcum-white sands, Phuket’s sunny charms have been ratcheted up a few notches with the unveiling of Habita.

Set on the grounds of the Sri Panwa resort, the 20 new suites and ten penthouses designed by Bangkok’s Habita Company are being billed as a hotel within a hotel – a super-deluxe club floor lounge set into a wooded, 60m high bluff with bracing views of Panwa Cape and the Andaman Sea.

Studio Chemistry has furnished the light-drenched rooms in sunflower yellows, raw silks and timber strips, though it’s difficult to imagine spending too much time indoors when there’s an en-suite infinity pool, and an Olympic-sized communal waterfall pool to frolic in.

The greedy grab of eight F&B outlets – which include a rooftop bar for sunset cocktails, modern Chinese hotpot, and Thai soul food – might have you reconsidering your swimwear options. 

Suite at the Habita hotel, lounge with cream sofas, yellow cushions, wooden ceiling overlooking bay

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Infinity pool set in lush garden with black and white umbrellas overlooking bay

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Infinity pool overlooking ocean with white umbrellas and palm trees

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Habita hotel room with high wooden ceilings, rust bedding and floor to ceiling windows overlooking sunset on sea.

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Villa at the Habita overlooking ocean with infinity pool, large open sliding windows and one tree in front

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Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.