We asked ourselves, “If there was one thing this resort could improve on what would that be?” and we honestly couldn’t think of anything! In all areas we were astounded and I can fast forward you to the end of this review by saying we rate Panviman 5/5 stars. But please, read on to know why: After checking in we were driven up to our ‘Deluxe Jacuzzi Suite’. The two story suite had a luxurious upstairs bedroom/living area and a downstairs bathroom including a huge shower and Jacuzzi. The upstairs balcony showcased the stunning views of Panviman, however these views came at a cost- the big hill. Luckily this resort has thought of everything and their kind staff are always willing to drop you right to your door in their tuktuks!
The views you spot on your balcony are only the beginning because just a short walk up from the suite is a walking trail that leads you to at least 4 different viewpoints. You can spot crystal clear waters, boats, villages and wild vegetation. Panviman has extra facilities which most resorts wouldn’t even think of. Not only does it have an indoor gym but also an outdoor gym. On top of this they have a large vegetable garden which grows amazing produce and their inclusion of this displays just how environmentally friendly this resort is. The beaches in front of the resort offer various water activities and we spent a lovely, sunny day kayaking around the island. Situated to admire this beautiful ocean are multiple pools and similarly 3 different restaurants. In the morning there was nothing more perfect than sitting with our assortment of mouth-watering breakfast buffet foods and gazing out towards the ocean.
At night we dined at Panviman's beachfront restaurant and we were nothing short from impressed! We were seated on the beach where you could hear the waves gently breaking whilst watching the sunset. Our food came out in under 10 minutes and tasted phenomenal. We returned each night as this was a real highlight. Consistently throughout our stay the staff at Panviman were kind, warm-hearted, welcoming and truly went above and beyond what they were required to ensure that our stay was extra special. We are also so grateful to the manager of this resort for taking the time out of his day to show us around and make us feel a part of this family-like atmosphere, especially during such a difficult time.
Phangan Bayshore Resort has a flawless location with accessibility to shops, water sports and night-life right at your fingertips. It is ideal for those looking to relax with some down time or those wanting to be brought right to the action. This resort allows you to ease into your days with a large outdoor pool overlooking Haad Rin beach where you will find activities such as jetskiing.
However, Haad Rin is mostly famous for holding the iconic ‘Full Moon Party”. The Full Moon Party can lure in up to 30,000 people and so it is a great idea to select this as accommodation, particularly during this period. You’ll be right up close with the entertainment but just a short walk right back to your bed. The rooms at Bayshore are good in size and have everything you would need but also inspire you to venture beyond the space.
The resort consists of its own restaurant providing an assortment of foods with a buffet breakfast in the morning and a restaurant in the evening which transforms to a beach club-like scene later on. On your standard night it is expected to witness live music, fire shows and international DJ’s all right on the beach front!
This accommodation is ideal for those who love loud music and entertainment, however this most likely would not appeal to those wanting a more peaceful experience at night.
Rating: 4 out of 5