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Baba Nest Rooftop Bar at Sri Panwa

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Baba Nest at Sri Panwa Hotel is the ultimate rooftop bar in Phuket. It is built high above Phuket Aquarium on the remote Cape Panwa, southeast of Phuket Island. It’s far, hard to find, and hard to book as you can expect a two-week waiting list to get a reservation, but it’s worth it. Once you manage to get a table, you will finally have a cocktail or a glass of Champagne and witness a glorious sunset over Panwa Bay; you will very quickly understand why you went through this hassle.

Baba Nest rooftop bar at Sri Panwa Phuket

And when we say it is difficult to get a table, you can take our word for it. Let us describe how hard it was. The 1st time we naively drove to the gate, not realising how exclusive the hotel was. At the entrance, we were asked if we had a reservation, which we didn’t. We were politely denied entry and advised to book in advance as the place was full. The next day we called, but Baba Nest was packed for the many days to come.

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We decided to stay at Sri Panwa Hotel and review both the hotel and the rooftop…. Seems logical, right? We booked the hotel weeks before and again naively assumed that, as guests, we would have no problem getting our Baba Nest table. Wrong! A few days before we had a doubt and called to secure one, just in case. Sorry, Baba Nest is full on the two nights of your stay. How unfortunate, but we can put you on a 3rd waiting list. Wow. But we took that waiting list.

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On the day we stayed at the hotel (which is fabulous), we walked there at 5 pm as they allowed hotel guests who didn’t get a table to take photos only between 5 pm and 5.30, and while we were shooting, guess what: there was a cancellation, and we got our table!

What Does Baba Nest Look Like?

The Rooftop is a square platform surrounded by a water pond, overlooking the fantastic Panwa Bay, all the way to Phang Nga Bay on the east side and Phuket Hills on the west. Apparently, on some days go the year, you can even see the sunset exactly behind the giant sitting Big Buddha (but not on our day).

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At 5.30 pm all the guests arrive, sit on big cushions, and order fancy drinks from the extensive (and expensive) drink list. Selfie sessions start at all tables until the sun explodes in red and pink tones over the sea and the clouds. Everyone stops and stares at the incredible panorama. Baba Nest rooftop offers almost a 360˙ panoramic view, and wherever you look, it’s incredible. We even got a rainbow to the east while the sun was setting in the west. It can’t get better than this.

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Just as you can expect in such a popular venue in a 5-star hotel, all prices are very high. You can order wines, cocktails or Mexican tapas (about 400 baht per). A glass of wine is 480 baht, and a glass of Champagne is 990 baht. Note that if you are an outside guest, there is a minimum spend of 2,000 baht per person, and the booking will be confirmed with a credit card authorisation form, non-refundable.

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We had a truly fantastic and unforgettable evening, and it makes no doubt that it was worth all the trouble. And by the way, the hotel was excellent too, and the staff are all amiable and highly competent.

Usual note: As usual, this is not a sponsored review: we paid for our stay, and all expenses and came unannounced.

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Baba Nest Rooftop Info

Location: Cape Panwa
Address: Sri Panwa Phuket, 88/5 Sakdidej Rd, Tambon Wichit, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000
Open: 5 pm – 9 pm
Phone: 076 371 000
Reservations: long in advance at
Distance to Patong Beach: 26 km
Distance to Phuket Town
: 12 km

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Willy Thuan

Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!