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Yachts & Yachting
DaVinci Yacht Charters Andaman Boat Sales & Service Yacht Charters : Sunsail Phuket tide tables : December 2012 Cholamark Boat Phuket King's Cup Regatta : 26 years old this year
Cover photos: Top: Silverado Designer Beads Bottom: Vista Del Mar, Naithon Beach
Car sales : Sure Motors Car rentals : Pure Car Rent 26 27
Shopping, Dining & Leisure
Dining around Phuket Recipe : Gaeng Massaman Gae (massaman curry with lamb) 29-34 35
Spas, Health & Beauty
Atmanjai Wellness Spa Lemongrass House Oasis Spa The Royal Spa Sukko Spa RE KÁ TA Spa Hair Studio 9 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Land & Property (Sales / Rentals)
Helicam : Villa Poo Sawan ISS Facility Services : Cleaning service The Lake House Phuket The Charm Residences Vista del Mar Phuket Wings The Eva by Eva Group Eva Beach by Eva Group Kata Rocks Anchan Villas 88 Land & Houses Phuket Karon Butterfly Resort St. James Properties Phuket Consult BMP Plunge Tropic Villas Häfele Tile-It : Phuket's quality tile boutique 37 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 59 62 63 65 74 75
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NPR Culinary Arts Festival 2012 Till 2 December @ Mai Khao Beach
Eat, chill, dance and be seen. Start time is 6:30pm. Email: events@ northphuket.com. Web: www.northphuket.com.
Phuket King's Cup Regatta 1 - 8 December @ Kata Beach Resort & Spa
Approximately 100 boats and 1,000 sailors are expected to take part, enjoying five spectacular days of tropical racing and six nights of beachside parties. Tel: +66 (0)76 273380. Web: www.kingscup.com.
Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest Till 3 December @ Laguna Grove, Laguna Phuket
The Ironman 70.3 Laguna Phuket is on December 2 with celebrations until the third. Tel: +66 (0)76 362300. www.lagunaphuket.com/events/tri-fest.
Art Exhibition by Robin Gillow 1 - 30 December @ Boathouse, Kata Beach
These oil paintings depict a life that is becoming lost or forgotten and reveal tropical colours painted with bold brushwork from 7 to 9pm.
Marilyn Band Art Exhibition Till 3 January @ Mom Tri's Villa Royale Gallery
Local artist exhibits her paintings depicting scenes from the area and other places. Open from 10am - 6pm daily. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.momtriphuket.com/artgallery.
Phuket Carnival 2012 15 - 20 December @ Patong Beach
The carnival sees a street parade, light show, concerts with live music, traditional Thai dance performances and activities. Tel: +66 (0) 7621 2213.
Gaze of Hope Gallery Cocktail Reception 1 December @ Indigo Pearl, Nai Yang Beach
The works of Phuket photographer Adriano Trapani are on display. Proceeds go to The Good Shepherd charity. Tickets are 790 baht.
Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 16-18 December @ The Surin, Surin Beach
The event is an 5 star fun gathering for motor and sailing yachts over 100 feet. Tel: +66 (0)76 296440. Web: www.asia-pacific-superyachts.com.
Chocolate Decadence for Pure Blue Gala 1 December @ Aleenta Phuket-Phang Nga Resort and Spa
Pure Blue Foundation and Aleenta host an event to promote conservation awareness of the marine environment beginning with the release of leatherback turtles. Belgian chocolatiers present their arts and body painting artist Vinni, will paint with chocolate on models. Tickets are 2,222 baht per person. Tel: +66 (0)76 580333. Web: www.purebluefoundation.com.
SMART Property and Lifestyle Expo 27 - 30 December @ Royal Phuket Marina, Koh Kaew.
The event showcases international property, super cars, yachts, helicopter tours, exquisite food and evening parties. Tel: +66 (0)81 892 1337. Web: www.smartexpos.com/phuket.
TSLC IronKids Phuket Triathlon (2) 1 December @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club
This Triathlon sees kids from 6 to 15 years old competing in swimming, biking and running. Tel: +66 (0)76 336000. Web: www.ironkidsphuket.com.
Banana Walk New Year Countdown Concert 2012 31 December @ Beachfront Celebration, Patong Beach
There's a free concert featuring bands and DJs to ring in 2013 including Mocca Garden and Somromband which both are Ska-Reggae style.
The International Business Association of Phuket (IBAP)
The regular Meeting will be the 2nd Friday of the month. Tel: +66 (0)81 412 5652. Web: www.ibap-phuket.net.
Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC)
The annual PIWC Christmas Lunch is on the 13th at Twinpalms Resort. All are welcome and the cost for members is 750 baht and 800 baht for guests. Tel: +66 (0) 7631 6711. Web: www.phuketiwc.com.
Phuket Youth Sailing Club
Last Chance Regatta at Phuket Youth Sailing Club. The Regatta offers an end-of-the-year opportunity for some racing and fun. It's open to all dinghy classes and beach cats. Entry Fees including BBQ are 250 baht per person for members and 350 baht for non-members. The Christmas BBQ is 150 baht.
British Business Association – Phuket (BBAP)
December will see the BBAP Christmas Brunch at The Hilton Arcadia Beach resort on Sunday 9th December - all enquiries to the Social Secretary. Email email@example.com. Web: www.bbap.org.
Phuket Afternoon Computer Clinic
Join ‘For Dummies’ author Woody Leonhard at his weekly Computer Clinic, Every Wednesday of every month, 1:00 to 3:00pm. Email: Woody@ KhunWoody.com. Web: www.khunwoody.com.
Cricket / Rugby The Outrigger Hotels T/Twenty Cricket League at the ACG Cricket ground
Matches are played every Sunday - 9am start. Touch Rugby every Wednesday evening. Contact www.phuketcricketgroup.com and www.acgphuket.com.
Entertainment – December Choices
Martini Manicure Ladies Night @ RE KÁ TA
Every Thursday evening of December there's a free express manicure for ladies, a free martini for ladies on arrival and 50% off the drink list all night long from 6pm to midnight – DJ till late. Tel: +66 (0)76 330421.
Lions Club of Patong Beach
The monthly membership meeting and fellowship dinner is on the second Tuesday of each month. Contact: Jehanbaz (Jum) Ali Khan, Tel: +66 (0)81 374 2088. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.lions-club-patong.org.
Chicky Net - The social network for women in Thailand
Chicky Net is the online social network for women who have either relocated to Thailand or who are visiting for a specific period of time. Email:info@ chickynet.com. Web: www.chickynet.com.
Christmas Eve @ Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
Enjoy a special poolside Christmas buffet of roast turkey, scallops, grilled seafood and special desserts. Children have their very own buffet corner and will receive gifts from Santa. The dinner is priced at 2,900++ baht per person and at 1,450++ baht for kids 6 to 12 years. Tel: +66 (0)76 36 2999 ext 7156.
Grumpy Old Men's Society (GOMS)
A grumpy but happy group of local gentleman who gather every first and third Monday of the month at Chalong Pier Beer Garden to have a few quiet beers, share information and to raise money for charity. Drinks start at 6pm and meetings at 6:45pm. Contact: Val Guytonbeck, Email: email@example.com.
13 with DJ Doris New Year's Party @ East 88 Beach Lounge @ Serenity
Celebrate in a theme of the 70s and 80s. There's a buffet, entertainment, a show, fireworks and more. The price is 3,200++ for adults, 1,000++ for kids under 12 and 1,600+ Baht for the party only, which includes a bottle of sparkling wine. Tel: +66 (0)76 271900.
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Green Hill Villas
The Tropical Natural Tranquil Villas in Phuket
Great Build Quality And A en on To Detail Located in a quiet area Many attractions nearby Khao Phra Taew National Park Ton Sai Waterfall Nai Yang Beach Blue Canyon Country Club Phuket International Airport.
Luxury 4-7 Bedroom Private Pool Villas
www.greenhillvillasphuket.com Opposite PIA Day School Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0) 887622387 Eng., +66 (0) 825143001 Rus., +66 (0) 813969307 Th. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Festival Phuket, Tel: +66 (0)76 209000 Jungceylon Shopping Destination Patong, Tel: +66 (0)76 600555
HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS
(Action & Adventure, Comedy) Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare 15 years after a traumatic incident involving a gingerbread house, the siblings have become vengeful bounty hunters exterminating witches and have become expert hunters. The Mayor of Augsburg recruits them to rid the town and forests of an evil sorceress who is planning to sacrifice children at the witches’ gathering at ‘Blood Moon’ night. There is also the brutal Sheriff Berringer who conducts a very indiscriminate witch-hunt of his own.
ZERO DARK THIRTY
(Action, Drama ) Chris Pratt, Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal for the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man.
THE LAST STAND
(Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eduardo Noriega, Forest Whitaker Sheriff Owens fights what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, a wanted drug kingpin is driving toward the border with a hostage and an army of gang members. The U.S. law enforcement has their last opportunity to intercept him before he slips across the border forever.
(Horror, Thriller) Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood People in Newt, Texas had been vanishing. When a girl escaped from the Sawyer house after seeing her friends butchered like cattle the locals burned down the blood-soaked abattoir and killed the family, but one of the Sawyers slipped away. For decades it seemed as if the nightmare had ended. But when a young woman receives word that her grandmother has willed her a mansion, the discovery of a dark secret hidden in the cellar reveals the Sawyer's legacy of evil lives on.
Off Phuket Events
Silk Phuk Siew Festival and Red Cross Fair
23 - 3 Feb 27 Pattaya Women’s Open @ Pattaya, Chonburi The 10th Khon Kaen International Marathon @ Khon Kaen
Till 10 December @ Khon Kaen
Phuk Siew or Friendship Making, an ancient and beautiful event for the people of Isan, has been practiced for over a century and has been organised together with the silk festival since 1980. 'Siew' (a word for 'friend' in Northeastern dialect) refers to 2 people who are full of great loyalty, sincerity and share a close relationship with one another. Visitors can also enjoy the opening ceremony procession, local silk weaving exhibitions, Red Cross Fair, join the friendship making ritual and Northeastern style dinner, beauty contest, local folk performances, etc. Contact: TAT KhonKaen, Tel: +66 (0)43 227714 - 6. Web: www.tourismthailand.org. Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya World Heritage Fair
10 13 - 14 13 - 15 13 - 20 14 19 - 21 Chinese New Year 2013 @ Chinese Shrines in Phuket Town, Phuket Nakhon Sawan Chinese New Year Festival @ Nakhon Sawan Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony @ Trang Wat Chalong Fair @ Wat Chalong, Phuket Wedding Ceremony on Elephant-Back @ Surin Wahoo Thailand 2013 Sport Fishing Tournament @ Similan Islands
1 - 30 December @ Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya was the capital of Thailand for 417 years. The ruins and records indicating the historical and cultural wealth of Ayutthaya earned this park UNESCO World Heritage Site status. The fair features light and sound shows of its glorious years, exhibitions of Ayutthaya as a World Heritage Site, culture performances. and more. TAT Call Center 1672. Web: www.tourismthailand.org. River Kwai Bridge Week
7 - 16 December @ Kanchanaburai
This event commemorates the Allied prisoners-of-war and and local labourers who died at the hands of Japanese troops World War ll building River Kwai Bridge. It features a remembrance ceremony held at the Allied War Cemetery with light and sound presentations, cultural performances, and historical displays and exhibitions. Contact: TAT Kanchanaburi, Tel. +66 (0)34 511200. Web: www.tourismthailand.org. Elton John and His Band Live in Bangkok 2012
15 - 17 21 - 4 Apr Pattaya International Music Festival @ Pattaya, Chonburi PIMEX Phuket International Boatshow @ Royal Phuket Marina, Phuket
13 December @ Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok
It's the 40th anniversary of the Rocket Man! Tickets are available at all ThaiticketMajor counters. Ticket prices are: 2,000/ 3,000/ 4,000/ 5,000 baht and gold package 6,000 baht. Tel: +66 (0)2 262 3838. Web: www.thaiticketmajor.com or www.bectero.com.
Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.
We all know at least one of those places… they never advertise but they’re busy. Why? ‘Word of mouth’. People tell their friends, “You must try..” and the word spreads. In this monthly column, we spread the word further about the great-value nooks and crannies that we know about on Phuket.
The Beach Bar & Restaurant
10am - 10pm. Cape Panwa, south of Panwa Beach Resort You can't get closer to the water! Take the sloping track from the road to the sea 200 metres south of the resort. This little restaurant and bar serves delicious Thai food, seafood and international favourites as well as cocktails. Sit at a table on the beach with the waves gently lapping around your feet. Heaven!
10:30am - 10:30pm. Entrance to Pavillion Hotel, Phuket City Opposite Plook Panya School A newly opened 'industrial-style' café in Phuket City serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, drinks − and fabulous cakes. A great spot, popular with locals for its very friendly atmosphere, to sit and chill among friends. Don't miss their signature iced tea called "Lay-Bong" iced tea. The food is also good, generous portions, reasonably priced and of course tasty! Free wifi, live sports and a meeting room are avliable.
A Abba Bar
4pm till 1am. Near Nai Harn lake, just across the bridge An open space with a unique design that just has to be experienced. A great afterwork spot to wait out the traffic, with its comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Be careful you don't lose track of time! Happy hour with buy-one-get-one free goes from 4:30pm-7:30pm. Live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday during low season. The staff are courteous, friendly and attentive - and they offer some great 'nibbles' too!
SACS Bakery & Café
8am - 5pm (closed Sunday). Choafa Rd. West between House and Home and Promphan European style café with indoor and outdoor seating and plenty of parking. The bread and cakes are home-made. Try ‘All Day London Breakfast’, fresh made to order sandwiches on French or Italian bread, home-made pies with mash and peas, the daily specials or r bar o of afternoon tea with traditional English little rd urite it in 'Wo sia.com sandwiches, scones and cakes. vo e-a de ur fa
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The founder of pioneering eco-tourism company John Gray’s Sea Canoe, took some time away from paddling in Phang Nga’s caves to reflect on his life of activism and adventure.
Where are you from? I was born into an environmental activist family in Southern California and we had a family homestead on Newport Beach. My parents met on a Sierra Club trip, climbing Mount Whitney I think. They were involved in every progressive cause. My mother was a spectacular woman, light years ahead of her time. During World War II my mother’s windows were knocked out when she opposed the internment of Japanese American citizens. What did you do before you came to Phuket? I was living in Hawaii, which is the most beautiful place on the planet, both its nature and society. I first went to Hawaii with the navy. I was based in San Diego and played football and softball in the navy at a high level. We went to Hawaii for one week and I knew that this was my home. After graduating from UCLA in California in 1974 I returned to Hawaii. My first job there was picking wild avocados in the jungle to sell to Mexican restaurants. I got my first real break with the Hawaii Employer’s Council as publications editor. In its quarterly journal I wrote about the rising cost of medical care and at the next annual meeting I questioned the chairman of Pacific resources as to why he wasn’t in solar power. That led to 20 million homes with solar hot water heaters. I then worked with the United Way where I ran Hawaii’s largest media campaign, Spirit of Ohana, which helped supercharge a Hawaiian renaissance and restore pride among the local cultures. In 1980 I was hired by the National Cancer Institute to report the results of a long-term study where they got 200,000 people to log and report their diets every week for 30 years. I became a vegan as a result of this study and ever since I’ve said that if you eat your relatives, your karma is heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity. After that I went back to the ocean: kayaking, big wave body surfing and scuba diving. Because of Hawaii’s renaissance and my passion for environmentalism I wanted to do sea kayaking in the tropics. I got some inflatable kayaks and started paddling the Molokai coast. During my third season kayaking I convinced the top news show in Hawaii to do the trip. From this came the TV documentary, “Molokai’s Forgotten Frontier” in 1985, for which we won an Emmy award. I was also involved in founding “Keep the Country Country”, a grassroots movement to develop a master plan to protect Oahu’s North Shore. When did you move to Phuket? In 1989. When Hawaii’s master plan finally became law, I said, OK, Asia’s where we’re going to win or lose the planet and decided that’s where I was going next. Tell us more about your early days here in Phuket. In January 1989 I arrived in Bangkok. I spent my first night in the Sukhumvit area, where a guy tried to sell me a fake Louis Vuitton shirt. He said that everyone’s good at copying here. With this in mind I later invented the phrase “sea canoe”. It’s a joke name. There’s no such thing as a sea canoe, but I realised I’d eventually be copied and this turned out to be true. I came back in December. My partner in Hawaii never sent me the money for the trips, so I had to borrow money from customers for the first two trips. At trips’ end the only financial asset I had was a one-way ticket from Samui to Phuket. I cashed in the ticket for 900 baht, paid back 200 baht I’d borrowed from a Thai friend and started the company with 700 baht. I met a former Hawaii client, the MD of Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Hawaii, who asked if he could help us out. I got him to pay for a long-tail to
Phang Nga Bay where we found caves from earlier explorations. We didn’t know what we’d find inside on a lower tide. After discovering the beauty of the lagoons behind the caves I asked myself: “Do I not tell anyone about the caves and let them be destroyed by others who find them later, or do I stick around and introduce an ethic of conservation?” I decided to do the latter, but it didn’t work anyway. How did John Gray’s Sea Canoe get its start? I founded my first company and we became the biggest company in ecotourism. We won six major awards including a Smithsonian and a British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow award. Then one day I got called in to the office and was told, “You’re fired.” After that I formed John Gray’s Sea Canoe, and by chance the company was launched on 9/11 in 2001. We formed the company early morning of 9/11 in Bangkok, and when I flew back to Phuket I saw the second plane go into the second World Trade Center tower. Now, since recently paying back our partners, I’m in a good position to open franchises outside of Thailand. Tell us about your lifestyle and family life in Phuket. I’m a minimalist. I don’t own a car or drive a motorbike. The company truck picks me up, drives me to and from work, or I catch a ride with the company van on trips. I live in a rental house on a mountain that’s seven paces by seven paces in size, simply a bedroom, a work room and toilet, and I added a covered porch. I married Khun Amporn in1994. For our Hawaii honeymoon we paddled during Hurricane John. She did very well and became Thailand Women’s Kayak champion. I’ve never had children because I became aware of global warming and overpopulation and I didn’t want to contribute to the problem. Besides, I wouldn’t want to saddle anyone with my looks! My children are the people I take on our trips. What would you say was a defining moment of your life? In 1963 I surfed at the infamous “Wedge” in Newport Beach and almost died. After surviving that I said to myself, “I died today, so I can be a lunatic from now on.” Every day is a gift. What are you most proud of? I came to Asia to achieve three things: First, to introduce the environmental ethic. Second, to inspire interest in natural history, and third to introduce the concept of volume control in tourism. In these, I haven’t really accomplished my goals. However, my major accomplishment in life is my involvement with “Keep the Country Country”, which kept the backside of Oahu free of high-rise development to this day. It truly is old-time Hawaii.
For further information about John Gray’s Sea Canoe Tel: +66 (0)76 254505-7 Website: www.johngray-seacanoe.com
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Spectacular scenery, crystal clear waters, magical reefs, abundant tropical fish
Whether it’s a day out with family and friends cruising around the islands or an overnight charter, we can cater to your every need.
DaVinci Yacht Charters prides itself not only on the quality and cleanliness of our fleet but on the attentiveness and service quality of our staff. We are a fully TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) licensed organization with all of the correct yacht charter insurances in place. Security is our top priority at all times and our fleet is fully equipped to international standards with all the necessary safety equipment from life jackets to life rafts. Our 39ft Catamaran “DaVinci” is named after our iconic Italian restaurant in the south of Phuket Island. This locally built catamaran can take up to 12 passengers comfortably for a day trip or sleep up to eight people for overnight stays. This cruising catamaran is equipped with four cabins, two doubles and two singles as well a sleeping area for two in the main cockpit above deck. DaVinci is equipped with a fully functioning galley including a refrigerator and freezer as well as a dining area in the main cockpit. There is a large foredeck with lots of room to relax on the comfy cushions and enjoy the cruise while admiring the scenery. Fully equipped for both cruising under sail or racing in one of the local regattas DaVinci can be chartered for a day trip, overnight cruise or a weeks racing. Enjoy a silent sail around the hidden islands you wouldn't normally see. Our 52ft Sunseeker “DaVinci S50” is also named after our iconic Italian restaurant in the South of Phuket Island. This is a sleek hipowered motor yacht can take up to 12 passengers comfortably for a day trip or sleep up to six people for overnight stays. This magnificent vessel is equipped with three cabins, two doubles and a twin with two bunk beds. DaVinci S50 is equipped with a fully functioning galley with an air conditioned dining area which can seat up to eight people. The dining room is also a lounge equipped with a large screen TV, Bose sound system and DVD player. There is a large foredeck with lots of room to relax on the comfy cushions and enjoy the cruise while admiring the scenery. Up on the flybridge there is seating for a further eight people. This high powered yacht can take you on a wonderful day trip around the islands or an overnight trip for those hideaways further away.
For further information
28/46 Moo 1, Nai Harn, Phuket (TAT License Number: 32/00410) Tel: +66 (0) 8 9588 3476 Email : email@example.com Website: www.davinciphuket.com
Andaman Boat Sales & Service Co., Ltd : +66 (0)76 239745, : 084 8426146 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.boatshedphuket.com
Mini Cat 310
New Alessandro Marchi Hypalon RIB. Light strong and fuel efficient, 175 Hp Suzuki 4 Stroke outboard, Bimini, Music system, Swim Ladder, Navigation lights and Trailer. Factory Warranty Arriving Mid December.
New Alessandro Marchi Hypalon RIB. Light strong and fuel efficient, 90 Hp "Lean Burn" Suzuki 4 Stroke outboard, Bimini, Music system, Swim Ladder, Navigation lights and Trailer. Factory Warranty. Arriving Mid December.
New Mini Cat 310 Super. The sailing boat that fits in your car. Fits into a bag 1350 mm x 300 mm x 400 mm and weighs just 37 Kg. Assembled / packed away in 25 mins Instructional DVD included.
Mini Cat 420
New Mini Cat. 420 Instinct, Length 4200 mm, Beam 2100 mm, Mast height 5050 mm, Weight 44 Kg. No need for a trailer or mooring, folds away into two bags in 30 mins. Instructional DVD included.
New Karnic 1851, LOA 5.65 m, Beam 2.3 m, Fuel Capacity 90 lt, 90 Hp "Lean Burn" Suzuki 4 Stroke outboard, Bimini, Swim Ladder, Navigation lights and Trailer Full Factory Warranty.
New Karnic 2052, LOA 5.95 m, Beam 2.45 m, Fuel Capacity 135 lt, 140 Hp Suzuki 4 Stroke outboard, Bimini, Swim Ladder, Navigation lights, Marine Heads and Trailer Full Factory Warranty.
Sunsail Asia : +66 (0)76 239057, : +66 (0)81 891 1826 Email: email@example.com Website: www.sunsailasia.com
2012 New Yachts Available Now
SUN ODYSSEY 41 : Own this brand new yacht for ONLY 155,350 US$. Sunsail pay all mooring fees, maintenance and insurance throughout the contract and you get trouble free sailing in any of our bases worldwide.
Own the NEW Leopard 444
SUNSAIL 444 CATAMARAN : Built by Robertson and Caine the new 444 with 4 en-suite cabins and covered forward cockpit is available. YOU PAY ONLY 356,850 US$. Sunsail pays all mooring fees, maintenance & insurance throughout the contract.
Used Yachts for Sale
SUNSAIL BROKERAGE : Sunsail now have several models of used yachts coming out of the fleet 2011. WELL MAINTAINED, EXCELLENT VALUE.
Day Charters from only 18,000 Baht
EXPERIENCE PHUKET FROM YOUR OWN CREWED PRIVATE YACHT : Sunsail day charters are available throughout the year, offering a unique way to experience Phuket and its surrounding islands, without the crowds.
May to October
EXPERIENCE YOUR OWN ASIA SAILING ADVENTURE : Book any new bareboat charter from Koh Chang, departing October to March and receive a 20% discount off the charter fee.
LEARN TO SAIL : Join one of our RYA courses which run every week from May through October. You can come on your own or with a group of friends to experience one of the best cruising areas in the world, learning as you go.
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PHUKET TIDE TABLES
Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket) Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water
05:50 00:10 00:40 01:10 01:50 02:30 03:30 04:50 00:20 01:30 02:30 03:20 04:10 04:50 05:30 00:10 00:50 01:30 02:10 03:00 04:00 05:20 01:00 02:10 03:00 03:30 04:10 04:40 05:10 05:40 06:10
Source: Admiralty EasyTide Service
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Five Star Sea Cruises Co., Ltd.
Company was established in Phuket in 1989. The company has about 30 employees and we build inflatable boats and RIB's in the range of 2.10 metres to 7.50 metres. We offer repair service, general overhauls and tube replacements.
Our work is done with the expertise of a European manufacturer. Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. is the local dealer for Williams Performance Tenders, a service station for Avon Inflatables Limited and DSB of Germany. • We offer a wide range of inflatable boats made from Neoprene/Hypalon. • In addition to our Cholamark models we also offer Williams and Highfield tenders. • Professional repairs of all Neoprene and Hypalon Dinghies, re-tubing and general inflatable dinghy overhauls. • Stock in our showrooms includes RIB's and soft floor dinghies. • We manufacture dinghy covers, sun shades, cushions with closed cell foam and supply and use anti skid mats. g • We are also licensed to repack liferafts. A pick up and delivery service can be arranged. heels • Parts for dinghies - repair sets, air pumps, paddles, oars and dinghy wheels • Rental of dinghies. hute • Outboard engines, life rafts, self inflating life jackets, hand flares, parachute flares. • Stainless steel work (316), Argon Welding and perfect polishing. Cholamark is open in Chalong from 08:30-17:30, MondaySaturday. Our office and shop is located opposite Soi Sukee on Chaofa Road, Chalong and so very close to Chalong Bay.
The dinghy ramp at the opposite end of Soi Sukee and close to “The Lighthouse” makes for easy collection and delivery subject to tidal restrictions (see page 22 for tide tables).
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Phuket King’s Cup Regatta: 26 years old this year
Recognised throughout the eastern hemisphere as a premier sailing event, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta will once more put on a spectacular display of sailing talent from around the world, competing in Andaman Sea to win the ‘must-have’ racing trophy in all of Asia, from 1 to 8 December, 2012. In addition to the Regatta’s gravitas in attracting sailors from over 35 countries and some of the fastest racing vessels in the region, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is also an important event for the island in terms of development and commerce. One of the longest running international sporting events in Phuket, the Regatta generates revenue for the local economy, bringing with it sports tourists with disposable income that help boost tourism receipts on the island's southwest coast. The event is strongly supported by local authorities and Phuket Province, who work together with event organisers to make the Regatta an annual success for the Island.
Close racing among competitors from around the world is the hallmark of the Phuket King's Cup Regatta. Photo by Guy Nowell.
The full complement of classes for the 2012 race year include IRC Zero (international 'Grand Prix' boats), the highly competitive IRC1, IRC2, IRC3, Premier, Sport Boats, Modern Classic, Bareboat Charter, Multihull, Firefly 850 Sports, Classic and Cruising Class. The 2012 Regatta will also see windsurfing reintroduced as a competitive class, and will feature some of Thailand’s most famous windsurfing stars, including Ek Boonsawad, and Siriporn “Dao” Kaewduanggam. Ek recently represented Thailand at the 2012 London Olympics, while Dao won the 2010 Youth Olympics
Feature Phuket King’s Cup Regatta: 26 years old this year
in Singapore. Up to 40 will compete, including the Ladies 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist Marina Alabau Neira from Spain. The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2012 will also feature dinghy racing. It’s inclusion encourages young sailors to take up the sport, which empowers the development of talented and aspiring skippers. The Phuket Dinghy Series functions as a proving ground for competitors wishing to progress to full-scale cruisers and racing boats. Windsurfers and dinghies compete for four days (2nd - 5th December) while keelboats and multihulls compete over five days (3rd – 8th December, with the 6th December a rest day). The Phuket King's Cup is also well-known for its beachside parties, attracting over 1,000 partygoers who enjoy the live music, atmosphere and food and drink provided by the regatta’s sponsors. Kata Group Resorts Thailand has been principal sponsor of the event for 15 years. Pamuke Achariyachai, President, Kata Group Resorts Thailand, said, "The Regatta is based at Kata Beach Resort & Spa, a popular beach resort in Phuket. Already famous for its stunning views of Kata Beach and its immediate beach access, the resort becomes even more special during regatta week as the view from the water’s edge is even more spectacular with the boats moored offshore. We are proud to enjoy our close association with such a magnificent race.” As a fixture on the Asian Yachting Circuit, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta under Royal Patronage usually features about100 boats, ranging from high tech to live-aboard ocean cruisers, multihulls and classics. International-standard race management is combined with lively beach parties to create this worldrenowned yacht racing exhibition.
For more information, please visit www.kingscup.com. High resolution images for media are available upon log-in. Facebook: www.facebook.com/phuketkingscupregatta. Twitter: www.twitter.com/PhuketKingsCup. YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/phuketkingscup.
Highly competitive and tight racing at the leeward mark. Photo by Guy Nowell.
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How long have you been with Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas? What’s your position and what attracted you to the job? I started at Cape Sienna shortly after the construction started as General Manager, taking care of the preopening, which is now over four years. It was the first time I had the chance to be there from the very beginning, a part of the job I really enjoyed − bringing my own ideas for design, services and products to a resort. What were you doing / where were you living & working before? I've been in Phuket for 20 years, always in the hotel sector with the longest period at Kata Group, managing Kata & Karon Beach Resorts. Where are you from? I'm from Cologne in Germany. What’s special / different about Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas? What are its unique points? We always strive to provide excellent value for money, never forgetting the world economic situation and the stress it puts on everyone’s pockets. Our resort has a prime location where every single room and all restaurants have straight sea views. Having received several awards from Tripadvisor, as well as three years in a row the Top Award from our biggest tour operator partner, we're motivated to strive for continual improvement. Why would someone choose to use your product / service compared to your closest competition? We believe that we don’t have a direct competitor as our location is unique and the services and facilities we offer are established, representing fantastic value for money. Our PLUM restaurant has just been 'reborn' with a menu strongly focusing on ‘value’, with over 20 labels of wine for under 1,400 baht net… by the way, all our prices are net. Tell us something about your role in the business? I see myself as a guide and coach to my team, someone who stands behind them and supports them. I'm in the lucky position that the owners trust my leadership and my ideas in running the hotel giving me a certain freedom but are also open to discuss things when needed. What are the main challenges as they relate to your role? One of the main challenges is to keep the product fresh (maintenance is of course critical in such a difficult environment). Furthermore, keeping up with the changing market conditions is a 'must' in order to provide the owners with best possible returns. Finally, I really would like to establish Cape Sienna's reputation with the local community as a great place to ‘chill out’ and get real value for money. …and what are the biggest difficulties you have to overcome? Initially it was that we opened after only 11 months of construction with only two (out of six) room buildings completed. For the next five months, keeping guests happy with construction still going on (even winning awards that first year) was something we worked hard to overcome. Another is the difficulty of persuading the local community that a hotel restaurant and bar are not always 'expensive' and 'standard' − and to get ourselves on their ‘list of regular bars and restaurants’. What is your main target market? We have a very mixed market: Scandinavians, Australians, Koreans and other Asian countries, with very little business from the Middle East, India and Russia. Marketing is obviously an important part of every business – what is your approach to marketing Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas to your target? We don't spend huge amounts on advertising, but rather let our guests be our ambassadors and let our product speak for itself. We receive great reviews and feedback in general and build on that. We do use social marketing and direct marketing with ads in selected publications. What do you like most about what you do now? To see the business grow, to be able to establish our resort as one of the ‘excellent’ hotels in Phuket. To receive great feedback from our customers. And of course to have a team that sticks together and that I'm proud of. And what do you like least…? Room rates here in Asia are still rather low and even when you provide ‘great value’ for money, it's still impossible to satisfy all of our guests all of the time. What do you (and the business) hope / expect to achieve within the next 3-5 years? To continue the path we've set in terms of business and financial goals. To be able to establish our PLUM restaurant and Vanilla Skybar as one of the spots for the local community, where they feel comfortable and enjoy great views and excellent value for money. What do you see as your biggest successes to date? There isn't one single item, but a combination of all. The business success, the feedback of guests and the team by itself. To have established Cape Sienna in a short period of time as a great addition to Phuket’s hotel scene. To what extent does the current global financial mess affect your business? I would say that it shifted the focus on markets rather than mess up anything. The local issues messed us up much more: airport closure, political unrests and flooding in the past couple of years…but overall 2012 (with no local issues ….thank goodness!) was fantastic. Is Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas involved in any CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programmes? We work with and support a number of local charities. Please give us an overview of your typical day ‘at work’. What tools (if any) do you use to schedule your time? It would be too long to describe, but is a mix of office work and being around the hotel to see that all is going well and products and services are kept up to the standards we've set. Tools: combination of iPhone and Outlook calendar. How would you describe your leadership style? As that of a coach and guide, friendly and supportive to lead my managers to be pro-active and empowered to solve issues on their own, but always being available if back-up is required. What is your over-riding ambition at this stage in your life? To continue to be able to lead a successful team and business, to always keep improving it by understanding new trends and demands − and to work at being a good father to my children and husband to my wife.
For further information about Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas 18/40 Moo 6, Nakalay Road Kamala, Phuket Website: www.capesienna.com
Take a journey into the home of real Thai food! Patong Seafood Restaurant was the first seafood restaurant to open in the then village-like Patong. It has changed very little from those days except for a major refurbishment after the 2004 tsunami in which major damage was sustained. The restaurant was rebuilt as it was in original Thai style with open dining area and a high circular design ceiling. Only the freshest seafood is brought straight from the boat and market to give you the finest selections, which are on display – chilled and ready to eat. The kitchens at Patong Seafood Restaurant are a place to behold, where their chefs with simply so many years of experience, prepare your seafood and other Thai delicacies to perfection. The first thing that you will notice are the friendly staff. The smiles, the attentiveness and the helpfulness in making your choice are something you will appreciate and you will then know why many visitors and locals come back time and time again to enjoy this real taste of Thailand.
Open daily 08:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 341244 Beach Rd, 200 metres north of Soi Bangla in Patong www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
Baluchi is located in the heart of Patong and in Karon yet the relaxed atmosphere of both restaurants with soft background Indian music, creates a great ambience to relish a hearty meal with your family or to entertain your friends or clients. They take pride in using only authentic and fresh Indian spices, freshly ground in their kitchen and fresh, not frozen, meat. Homemade paneer (cottage cheese) and yoghurt, tandoori kebabs, naan and rotis, Mughlai curries and the best Indian long grain basmati rice dishes are just some of the specialties which their Indian master chef serves daily. One can taste the most mouth-watering tandoori kebabs in town, not to mention the variety of breads baked freshly in the tandoor or a delicious variety of prawn, chicken, mutton or vegetable biryani. Baluchi is the only award winning Indian restaurant on the island, serving authentic Indian cuisine using original ingredients imported from India. Karon is open 18:30 to 23:30 except Saturdays.
Open daily 13:00-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 292526, +66 (0)76 284555 Horizon Beach Resort, Patong and Karon Soi 2 next to Karon Football Stadium www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
Weekly SET MENU, 2 courses with a glass of wine @ 375 Baht After 2 course dinner, free limoncello A bottle of Chianti, 990 Baht
Baan Rim Pa
'Location, location, location' as the saying goes. It doesn’t matter how good you are, if you’re not in the right location, forget it. Baan Rim Pa has become one of Thailand’s best-known restaurants, with a reputation stretching much further. It is perched on a cliff, with teak floors and the constant swish of the surf ‘downstairs’. There are some restaurants that just encapsulate the word ‘romantic’ and here, with Tommy Doyle playing classics on his grand piano, the sea breeze and the delicate aromas of world-class cooking in the air, this House by the Sea is one of the most romantic places to eat in Phuket. Situated on a rocky outcrop, overlooking the Andaman Sea, Baan Rim Pa prides itself in superb, authentic Royal Thai Cuisine, an ambience second to none and the most spectacular views on the island. Baan Rim Pa is the winner of the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence nine years in succession.
Open Thu-Tue 12:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 340789, +66 (0)76 341768 On the coast road just north of Patong www.baanrimpa.com
Few destinations in the world can host an evening of enjoyment with sophisticated flair and unrivalled ambience. Perched on the hillside just a few minutes away from the crowd, RICE welcomes diners with customary Thai charm and hospitality. The panoramic view over Patong Bay, the pleasing sound of piano and the superb dinner make for a relaxing occasion. RICE’s menu boasts a delightful variety of authentic Thai and Western cuisine. The dishes so delicately prepared and presented with the chef’s attention to details. Seasonal and local ingredients were selected for maximum freshness and imported product for superior quality. Yum Neau, Spicy Grilled Beef Salad, made with grilled Australian Angus Striploin gently tossed with fresh tomato, cucumber, local herbs and chili-lime dressing will get your appetite going. For main dish, Pan-roasted Duck Breast with blackcurrant glaze, the richness of crisp skin duck breast complemented by sweet and sour braised cabbage laid testimony to Chef Ta’s creativity in preparing delectable delights. An upscale venue catering to tourists and locals alike, RICE provides an unsurpassed dining experience. With superb food, piano music and hospitality in a stylish environment, it’s doesn’t get any better that this.
Open daily 07:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 294104-6 ext 5 Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort, Muean Ngern Rd. south end of Patong www.journeyful.com/baanyindee
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Conceptualisations and ingenuity in the form of Italian cuisine come to Nai Harn! Relish an authentic style of cooking of a diverse array of favourites and new combinations served in a cozy ambiance or savour pizzas in a separate casual seating area by a wood-fired oven. Welcoming tastes and sights abound at Da Vinci with tantalizing temptations served from the kitchen with fresh ingredients as signature items in every dish. The Lasagne Al Forno, home made lasagne layers of pasta made with beef and tomato sauce and the Spaghetti Neri Pomodorini Calamari E/ Gamberi, black spaghetti with tomato, squid and prawn offer unique tastes and texture combinations with the richness of their flavours reflected in the quality of the ingredients. The Scaloppine Al Vino Bianco Con Patate are two appetizing escalopes with white wine served with potatoes were perfectly cooked fillets of pork. For superlative Italian cuisine with the freshest of ingredients, be sure to try Da Vinci and discover a renaissance of food.
Open daily 17:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 289574 Centre of Nai Harn on the road to Rawai www.davinciphuket.com
Urban Food is a new, enjoyable and affordable restaurant – a refreshing dining experience. A spacious open kitchen, stylish terrace with Pop’Art oak barrels, black board menus and copper pans and pots give the feeling of a Food Gallery to this trendy Brasserie. From the Thai and Asian specialties, prepared in two giant woks, to an extensive selection of skewers grilled under your eyes, Urban Food also redesigns some traditional Mediterranean famous dishes, like Ratatouille Crumble, Foie Gras Tartine, Italian Veal Osso Bucco, Moroccan Chicken and artichoke Tagine presented in fantasy mini cocottes, colorful Tagines clay pots and fancy bamboo Chinese steamers. To finish your meal and put a smile on your stomach, treat yourself to the original creation of the Tatin’s sisters: the legendary upside down 'Apple Tart Tatin'. Four months after a successful opening at Jungceylon Patong, Urban Food heads to Phuket Town to open their second branch at Central Festival. Urban Food is a friendly meeting point for everyone where any food lover will enjoy the culinary art of this Food Gallery.
Open daily 10:00-23:00 | www.urbanfood.co.th Central Festival Ground Floor Tel: +66 (0)76 307155 Jungceylon Sino Area Tel: +66 (0)76 366192
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Modern Western Cuisine
VSET is a "restaurant at its extraordinary best". VSET, pronounced "Vi-Sate", in Thai means "extraordinary". It is the first gastronomic restaurant along Chalong pier and has a naturallythatched roof, quaint interior decor and an open kitchen where you can see the Master Chef Ronnie Macuja and his talented team at work. Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor seating, this intimately proportioned establishment serves up delicious fare in a homey atmosphere. Multi-award winning chef Ronnie Macuja's creations combine well-known methods with a bit of local flare and creativity producing a stellar menu in the process. Notable dishes include: Phuket Lobster Salad with long green eggplants in crustacean dressing, Foie Gras Parfait, Cognac-flamed Lobster Bisque, Australian Lamb Cutlet, Red Snapper Steak with balsamic-roasted cherry tomato and Honey-glazed Pork Belly. These only touch the surface of the experience while a fine wine list can add the ideal twist and a tantalizing selection of desserts rounds off a full set of flavours. It is a restaurant centered on the palate, but it is how all its attributes fit together that make it a truly extraordinary place.
Open daily 11:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)89 727 0067, +66 (0)76 381159 The pier of Chalong Bay (next to Kan Eang @pier) www.vsetrestaurant.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Phuket's premier beach bar and restaurant, Nikita's at Rawai is one of the island's favourite beach-side restaurants. The absolute seafront, gardensala café-bar with fantastic views over the islands in Chalong Bay, a shady setting and deliciously cool sea breeze is unbeatable for relaxing away balmy afternoons and evenings. Time means nothing at Nikita's. Located on peaceful Rawai Beach, Nikita's well-trained team offers real Thai hospitality to guests – who sit happily, daydreaming for hours, observing life on the water and chatting with friends. The extensive menu of authentic Thai food, fresh seafood dishes and the now famous wood-fired pizzas, along with a selection of over 50 quality wines, cool cocktails, icy cold beers, English draught Cider, delicious fruit shakes, an excellent coffee menu and service with a smile – seems to be a winner with visitors as well as the many regular locals who make Nikita's a second home. Dine or relax under the sala, at garden tables or outdoors by the sea. Great food, great music, great wine, great friends… Nikita’s.
Open daily 09:00 until late | Tel: +66 (0)76 288703, +66 (0)081 091 5788 Located on the water's edge on Rawai Beach Rd www.nikitas-phuket.com
Kan Eang, meaning feel at ease, invites you to unwind with the soothing sounds of the waves, enjoy a stunning view of Chalong Bay and savour freshly caught seafood, local Thai delights and selected Japanese dishes. Kan Eang@pier is more than a restaurant, it is a destination. Originally called Kan Eang 1, the name was changed after renovations. Kan Eang 1 with more than 30 years of preparing great seafood dishes had long been a favourite among both locals and visitors from around the world Kan Eang@pier is no different and continues the tradition of satisfying any palate with their selected fresh seafood and local specialties. Kan Eang@pier has the flexibility to cater for everything from intimate dinners to special events and large banquets. This restaurant with its friendly and attentive staff and seaside tables and chairs in an idyllic setting offers a relaxing and pleasant dining experience day or night. Enjoy a panoramic view of the yacht harbour and close islands.
Open daily 10:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)83 173 1187, +66 (0)76 381212 The pier of Chalong Bay www.kaneang-pier.com, email@example.com
Looking for a break from the tourist spots on Phuket’s west coast? Follow the locals to Salvatore’s, a typical trattoria in Phuket Town. Awarded amongst Thailand’s best restaurants by Tatler’s guide for six consecutive years, Salvatore offers the most authentic Italian cuisine using the finest fresh ingredients – home made tagliatelle pasta with fresh crab meat and cream sauce, sea bass in salt crust or typical Sardinian style gnocchi served with fresh parmesan. Other specialities include local shellfish, mouth-watering ravioli and fettuccine. Start with the bruschetta, the traditional appetizer made of roasted bread, delicately skinned tomatoes and fresh herbs and beef carpaccio with olive oil. The food is prepared under the careful eye of the Sardinian executive chef and owner, Salvatore Cossu, a fixture on Phuket’s restaurant scene for his cooking skills and his friendliness. He personally shops for the vegetables and fish in local markets. Bread and pastas are home-made daily. Ask him about daily food specials as well as wine suggestions, he offers about 60 labels, including a selection from his native region. The real taste of an Italian home with the sound of the finest Italian music. Salvatore's has now reopened with a brand new restaurant and wine bar in a redesigned space.
Open for dinner only everyday 17:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 225958 Near the circle and fresh market in Phuket Town www.salvatorestaurant.com
RE KÁ TA Beachfront Restaurant
Boathouse Wine & Grill
RE KÁ TA Beach Club at Boathouse is one of Phuket's great places to chill and relax either by the pool or on the beach. With a seating area set against the backdrop of the Andaman Sea and Kata Beach in addition to a swimming pool and modern and comfortable furniture to sink into, RE KÁ TA offers a cool and fresh ambience in which to chill and relax. Chef Bryan Burger's emphasis is on the use of natural and fresh ingredients to prepare dishes that are presented in a healthy and nutritious way in an artistically pleasing presentation. In the evening RE KÁ TA transforms with Kata's magical sunsets and cool sounds along with the delicious freshly home crafted cocktails and tapas, right on the beach. The beachfront restaurant offers modern innovative cuisine with a strong focus on seafood.
Open Daily 11:00-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 330421
A Phuket legend and culinary landmark on Kata Beach for over two decades, Boathouse is reopening after a complete make over and renovation. The aim was to maintain its original elegance and classic architecture yet introduce some distinctive contemporary design along with a chic style, and to create the ultimate in luxurious beachfront accommodation and dining. Maybe you are on a honeymoon, celebrating a special occasion or just want to have a romantic dinner. The Boathouse Wine & Grill with its award-winning wine cellar is just the right place for you. The restaurant continues to delight connoisseurs of fine dining. From delectable Thai dining to exquisite French cuisine, created by Executive Chef Jean-Noël Lumineau, Thailand’s only Maître Cuisinier de France. At the Boathouse Wine & Grill guests can enjoy leisurely lunches and fine dinner menus in a chic and modern beachfront setting.
Open Daily 07:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 330015-702
Next to Boathouse, Kata Beach
182 Koketanode Rd, Kata Beach
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58/24 Moo 6, Thepkasattri Rd., Rassada, Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0)76 238824-6 Mobile: +66 (0)84 843 3492 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.phukettransport.com
Plum Restaurant / Vanilla Sky Mediterranean/Tapas Bar
Kantok Restaurant offers you a natural and warm ambiance where traditional healthy food is served. "The Kantok" table was originally used by the northern households welcoming guests of importance into homes. Our Thai set is attentively prepared, beginning with our Thai appetizer platter that includes items which continue to be a rare delicacy these days due to the delicate mix of ingredients to create an authentic and unique taste. A sampling of our main event including green curry chicken, Mussaman curry and our famed red duck curry is something not to be missed. End your district culinary experience with a local Thai dessert. If you haven't tried the best red duck curry in town you should not miss, it is well worth the effort of doing so. It is definitely relaxing and an almost hypnotic way to enjoy the evening.
Open daily 11:30-22:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 292929 ext 8207 Burasari, Patong Beach www.burasari.com
The new chic modern resort Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas brings the sophisticated style of city living to the tropical beauty of Phuket Island. Cape Sienna awaits you in our two unique dining venues, both with outstanding service, fine cuisine and views to match. It’s chic! It’s modern! It’s hip! It’s laidback! It’s Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas. PLUM Restaurant ‘Reborn’ in September, a new concept and menu with ‘value’ as a main ingredient. Back to Basics with a fresh and creative touch, featuring Mediterranean home style and creative Thai inspired dishes. Plum redefines value for money with more than 20 labels of wine under 1,400 Baht net per bottle. Fantastic views, great service complement this experience! Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge – the pinnacle of the resort – serves distinctive cocktails and interesting Tapas together with a breathtaking view of Kamala Bay. Stepping out on the terrace and slipping into one of the chairs will give you a sensation of having reached a small piece of heaven on earth. Come for the Cape Sienna experience and be surprised by the amazing location, delicious food, great drinks, good music and stunning view…
Plum Restaurant 18-23:30 (Closed Mon) | Vanilla Sky 17–00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 337300 Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Cliff www.capesienna.com, email@example.com
Gaeng Massaman Gae
(Massaman Curry with Lamb)
• • • • • • • • 1 stem coriander root 10 gm garlic (sliced) 15 gm shallot (sliced) 2 tablespoons massaman paste 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 250 gm coconut milk 4 tablespoons water (optional) 150 gm lamb • 100 gm sweet potato (diced and boiled) • 1 cm stick cinnamon • 2 pieces cardamon • 2 leaves bay leaves • 1 tablespoon unsalted roasted peanuts
• 1½ tablespoons tamarind juice • 1½ tablespoons palm sugar • ½ tablespoon fish sauce • ¼ teaspoon salt
• deep-fried cashew nuts (approx. 5 pcs.) • coriander leaves • coconut cream • ginger (finely sliced for garnish)
1. In a mortar: pound the coriander root, garlic & shallots together. Keep aside. 2. In a saucepan on a medium heat: add vegetable oil, then put in the paste from the mortar and massaman curry paste. Stir-fry until an aroma develops. 3. Gradually add three scoops of coconut milk – add first scoop and stir. Cook well until the mixture separates out the oil. Then add the second and the third scoops of coconut milk later. 4. Add lamb and the remaining coconut milk 5. Add seasoning – palm sugar, salt, tamarind juice and fish sauce to taste. 6. Add cinnamon, bay leaves and cardamon. 7. Add sweet potato and roasted peanuts. Bring to the boil (approx. 10-15 mins). 8. Transfer to a serving pot, top with fried cashew nuts, coconut cream, ginger and coriander leaves.
About Chef Nooror Somany Steppé
Chef Nooror Somany Steppé, through the Blue Elephant Group, which she founded with her husband, Karl Steppé and Thai partners in Brussels in 1980, continues to play a significant role as an ambassador in promoting Thai cuisine and culture worldwide. Master Chef Nooror has established her name not only for her original and historical knowledge of Thai cuisine, but also for her ready-mixed recipes of Thai sauces, curry pastes and powders, which are presently produced and exported to over 30 countries. Her culinary skills also extend to Indian and French cuisine, and this is frequently reflected in some of her innovative dishes and presentation. The Blue Elephant and its Master Chef Nooror have garnered numerous prestigious awards and accolades. In 2003, Chef Nooror was presented with the “Thai Taste-Thai Best” Award, and the Blue Elephant was chosen to spearhead the Thai Government’s campaign to make Thai cuisine the best in the world. Blue Elephant has since then been named “Group of the Year Best in Britain” by BIBA in 2004, “Best Restaurant” in the Hammersmith Mini-Oscars, UK in 2005, “The Best Thai Restaurant in the World” by Thai Select in 2006, “Bangkok’s Best Restaurant” by Bangkok Dining & Entertainment in 2007 and was named the “Top rated Restaurant Overall” in Malta. In addition, the Blue Elephant has on two occasions received the Thailand Prime Minister’s Export Award for “Best Service Provider” in 2001 and 2007, respectively. Since November 2011, the Blue Elephant has catered for Thai International Airways (TG) for the national carrier’s Brussels/Bangkok sector. Master Chef Nooror’s passion for Thai cooking was inspired by her Thai mother, who taught her the culinary art along with her secret recipes at an early age, enabling her to uniquely combine Thai and local ingredients in the countries where the Blue Elephant restaurants are located. Apart from her mother, Master Chef Nooror’s culinary skills were also enhanced through her food guru, Ajarn Srisamorn Kongphan. Presently, Master Chef Nooror continues to create new Thai dishes using Royal Project products and ingredients, and travels worldwide with the pride of showcasing Thailand in her capacity as one of the country’s foremost women chefs. For more information, please contact: Blue Elephant International Plc Tel: +66 (0)76 354355-7 Web: www.blueelephant.com
Helicam takes photos of this beautiful house
Situated on mountain side Chalong overlooking beautiful lakes, golf course with breathtaking ocean views, Villa Poo Sawan offers three very large bedrooms all en suite, two living rooms, gymnasium, large gardens with a waterfall from natural rock. Integrated Hi-Tech sound systems throughout provide the ultimate entertaining venue for any guest. Pick your very own papaya’s from the trees in the rear garden and enjoy while in the upmost privacy jacuzzi overlooking Chalong’s best view. This villa owner decided to call upon Helicam to capture these images to showcase the property. The upper terrace provided ample space to launch the RC helicopter. Helicam also provided HDR (high dynamic range) multiple exposure photography of interior pool and gardens. The HDR photography is useful if there is to o much contrast - dark on the inside of a room and too bright on the outside. Different images / exposures are overlaid to get the best overall appearance. For information on Helicam or promoting your property call: +66 (0)89 874 7464 / +66 (0)87 281 0451 or visit www.helicam.asia email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Open daily 09:00 – 21:00 hrs Tel: +66 (0)89 650 6827 Friendship Beach Resort 27/1 Soi Mittrapap, Viset Rd., Rawai, Phuket 83130 Email: email@example.com Website: www.atmanjai.com
Atmanjai Wellness Spa
More than a massage… a journey to heal the body, relax the mind and free the spirit. Atmanjai is the perfect restorative adventure to release stress and fatigue.
Loving Service is our 1st technique If you are a traveler who is looking for more than the usual massage and spa treatment, Atmanjai is a haven that offers you the exact restorative and rejuvenating treatments and programs you have been seeking. In order to best serve you, we take excellent care of our staff, so that they are in the best possible state of health and happiness – you will feel the difference. Services at Atmanjai can be enjoyed from as little as one hour to as long as one month. Our intention is to provide your body exactly what it needs in order for you to optimize your relaxation, energy, clarity and health. Our spa offers a full range of services, including; massage, scrubs, wraps, manicure, pedicure, waxing, yoga and colon cleansing. Before or after your visit we invite you to enjoy relaxing in our beachfront pool.
Sample Packages & Treatments
Thai Treat Package 90 min 2,250 THB including all taxes 30 min 60 min Aroma Salt Scrub Thai or Aromatherapy Massage Finish with a fresh to order Organic Tropical Juice to revitalize you Refresh & Rejuvenate Package Walnut Salt Scrub Thai or Aromatherapy Massage Algotherm Facial Finish with a fresh to order Organic Tropical Juice to revitalize you Happy & Healthy Package
180 min 4,900 THB including all taxes 30 min 90 min 60 min
4 hr 5,900 THB including all taxes
After spa treatments, many of our clients appreciate the opportunity to relax in our beachfront bar which serves a range of made to order fresh, organic juices and smoothies. The poolside SuperNatural Restaurant has a menu that offers a wide range of raw vegan, Thai, seafood and western dishes – something to please everyone. Whether you visit for an hour, half a day or a full day, your visit to Atmanjai can leave you feeling like you have been on holiday for a week, it’s really that relaxing and restorative. We accept a limited number of clients for our spa and wellness programs. This ensures high quality service and a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.
Far Infra Red Sauna + Ozone 30 min Thai or Aromatherapy Massage 90 min Ion Cleanse for toxin release 30 min Algotherm Body Wrap 90 min Delicious and nutritious lunch in our beachfront SuperNatural Restaurant
Location To Naiharn
To Kata Karon
Viset Rd Serenity Terraces Tesco Lotus
To Phuket City
To Chalong Pier
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Open daily 9:00 – 20:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 271233 10/2 Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83100 Website: www.lemongrasshouse.com
To visit this home of award-winning spa oils, creams, soaps and so many other exquisite products is a delight. The aromas are enchanting. At Lemongrass, you can enjoy a spa treatment to sample and choose from their huge range, then take home your choice to enjoy at your leisure. They even have a great range of kid’s spa products.
Bobby Duchowny studied aromatherapy – a healing art that promotes massage, when combined with specific herb and spice oils, as a method to reduce stress, boost energy and heal certain physical ailments – at the American Aromatherapy Association. Some years ago while on holiday in Thailand, he visited an organic farm in Petchaboon province and became interested in the natural healing properties of Thai herbs and spices. “I was particularly attracted to lemon grass as it was used in many popular Thai foods, as a medicine for stomach disorders and even as a repellent for mosquitoes,” he recalls. Bobby used lemon grass as his signature herb to create a line of essential oils, face and body creams, shower gels and bath crystals, which he and his wife Palita sold at Bangkok’s world-famous Weekend Market. What started, several years ago, as a modest enterprise has blossomed into a successful operation offering over 90 oils and a wide range of body care products through many outlets, as well as supplying many of Thailand’s top resorts and spas with aromatherapy oils. “Our advantage is that we produce the freshest spa products and our stock is never kept longer than three months; using fresh spa products can be likened to eating fresh food rather than processed food.”
Based on his years of experiences at some of the top spas in Southeast Asia, Bobby has developed a full line of healthy skin care products. For example, his hydrating face and body creams have 25 per cent aloe vera, white orchid and cucumber extracts. And he’s developed a revitalizing mineral muscle soak made from Andaman Sea salt crystals, blended with white orchid and chamomile extracts, to help draw out impurities and soothe and revive tense muscles. “People are sensitive to different scents at different times of day. It’s a good idea to get a variety of essential oils and experiment with what smells and feels good to you,” he says. “Our aromatherapy massage and body oils can be either uplifting or calming to the spirit. They’re carefully balanced handblended oils created by adding pure essential oils to nourishing, vitamin E enriched, sweet almond and jojoba base oils. Lemongrass has won many awards, including Condé Nast Hot List 2007, and has been featured in several top magazines, including Time Magazine’s “Best of Asia”. According to Time, “If you want to smell like no one else, try mixing a selection from the more than 90 natural scents at Lemongrass House.” Lemongrass House is located in Cherngtalay, Surin Beach and Chalong, where you can buy their full range of spa products at modest prices, making perfect gifts for friends and family who can enjoy the aromatic scents of Asia in the privacy of their homes – no matter where in the world they live.
Location To Laguna Hotels
To Tha Reua
To Bypass Rd. To Phuket City
To Kata To Rawai
To Chalong Pier
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Open Daily 10:00 – 22:00 hrs Tel: +66 (0)76 337777 Website www.oasisspa.net Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where would you be if ... “You were on a lush tropical isle on the Andaman Sea being pampered with the most incredible spa treatments available anywhere?
Oasis Spas in Phuket Thailand Find out for yourself why Oasis Spas has received the coveted “Tourism Award of Excellence Day Spa” multiple times along with many other prestigious awards at any of three Phuket locations. Take an interlude from the beach to discover Oasis Spas with their distinctive Lanna identity. Famous for combining ancient Thai therapy with the latest discoveries in beauty and wellness, you will love the extreme relaxation and rejuvenation … refreshing and revitalization …re-centering and renewal. Oasis Sky Breeze Spa, Kata With breathtaking views that include the Andaman Ocean and Phuket’s big marble Buddha, this spa truly affords a ‘mountaintop experience.’ Leave the hustle and bustle of modern life behind and reconnect with the beauty of the earth, hear the message on its gentle breezes, and restore harmony within. Consisting of six individual treatment rooms, an outdoor rooftop swimming pool and herbal steam room, this day spa has a capacity for 12 clients. You too, can be one of the fortunate few. Address: 26 Soi Plukjae, Kata, Phuket
Thailand Tourism Awards, Excellent Day Spa 2008, 2010
Enjoy this special offer
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on the following spa packages at every Oasis Spa location Queen of Oasis Signature Massage 2 hr 3,900++ THB This two-hour massage combines the best of Eastern and Western therapies to promote a woman’s health and sense of well-being. The ancient oriental massage integrated into this therapy concentrates on the Meridian Lines to detoxify, improve organ function and promote self-healing. The Swedish, Hot Stone and Aromatherapy massage further restores and enhances vitality. It realigns a woman’s life-energy, improves digestion and promotes inner harmony. Oasis Royal Thai Spa, Kamala Nestled among perfect sunsets, an unspoiled tropical beach, and cascading mountains lies a modern and beautifully appointed day spa housed in a traditional Thai-style structure. Stepping through the door is like going back hundreds of years to a more gracious time and place. You will be pampered to in one of the eight elegant treatment rooms equipped with its own Jacuzzi, herbal steam room, and shower for maximum capacity of 12 clients. Set the date, a majestic experience awaits. Address: 128 Moo3 Kamala Rimhad Road, Kamala, Phuket Oasis Secret Garden Spa, Laguna Nestled in the lagoon of a tropical paradise there is a hidden sanctuary devoted to your relaxation, peace, and the rejuvenation of body, spirit, and soul. Each of the five individual treatment villas and private outdoor showers overlook the tranquil waters of an inland lake. Find your way to us on Lagoon Road, Cherngtalay, near the entrance to Laguna Resort and discover a secret garden. Include private villas for a capacity of 10 clients complete with garden hydrotherapy pool and Thai herbal steam room. This is your invite to a garden of delight. Address: 47 Moo 1 Lagoon Road, Laguna Hotels Entrance, Chengtalay, Phuket
Oasis Summer Day 3 hr 4,900++ THB Healthy summer skin begin with your choice of Aloe Vera Mint Body Scrub or Aloe Vera Lavender Body Wrap … then indulge yourself in a cool and refreshing Body Massage and finish with a Biodroga ® After Sun Facial Treatment. Seaside Sensation 5 hr 7,500++ THB This is the succession of our most popular treatment: a Thai Herbal Steam followed by a Cool Pool Dip then Aloe Vera Mint Body Scrub and Aloe Vera & Lavender Body Wrap and to complete the pampering a two hour King of Oasis Signature Massage and Biodroga® Detoxifying Facial, Simply Fantastic! *This offer is available at The Oasis Spa’s in Phuket from now until 31 December 2012 only.
Location To Layan
Patak Rd Kata Rd Big Budha
Oasis Secret Garden Spa
Entrance of Laguna Srisoontorn Rd
Oasis Royal To Surin Thai Spa
Patak Rd Soi PlukJae Soi Kamala 8
Oasis Sky Breeze Spa
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Open daily 9:00 – 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 236663, +66 (0)76 236056 367/63-64 Yaowaraj Rd., Muang, Phuket 83100 Email: email@example.com Website: www.theroyalspa.com
The Royal Spa
To experience The Royal Spa is to feel the true beauty of nature and reflect on the power of body, mind and spiritual connections.
The Royal Spa and Health Club
In the heart of bustling Phuket Town lies a quiet haven of heavenly peace. With the continuous sounds of water, trickling, bubbling and steaming, and with the sweet fruity scents that fill the air, the being is enticed into a flowing stillness of body and mind. The Royal Spa and Health Club is a popular tropical day spa with both locals and visitors alike, which is managed by the Royal Spa Development and Management Company. With an excellent reputation in the spa development industry through its experience and attention to detail, the Royal Spa and Health Club offers a distinctly personal experience. Of the signature treatments, the Royal Stone Therapy is one that is particularly interesting. The Hot Stone massage technique, founded 5000 years ago, uses black volcanic stones, which are heated and placed on the body, producing a profound effect, stilling the mind and easing the body. Unlike many of the high-end spa complexes on the island, which market themselves exclusively to tourists, the reasonable prices and relaxed but professional staff at the Royal Spa, means that many local Thais, as well as tourists, are beginning to use the spa. This has helped to erase the often stiff, and over-formal atmosphere at many of Phuket’s spa resorts, giving the Royal Spa an ambience of authentic relaxation and pleasure. All the therapists working at the Royal Spa have been trained at the in-house 'Phuket Spa Academy', established in 2004, to provide a comprehensive spa training course. The curriculum and assessments provide a measurement of therapist expertise and knowledge within the Thai spa industry. Since then, the Royal Spa Development and Management Company have provided comprehensive and professional spa management, and development programs, for spa retreats throughout Thailand. Their aim is to provide a standard of service and expertise throughout the Thai spa industry, to ensure a high quality of service and standard of treatment, throughout Thailand. It truly offers the ‘one stop services for Thai spa business’ and a quality of relaxed professionalism, rarely found in luxury spa resorts. Right now The Royal Spa have 12 branches that are managed in resorts in Patong, Kata, Karon, Panwa, Ao Chalong and Phuket Town and you are welcome to experience our spas with us anytime. As a special for our 8th year anniversary, we offer 'BUY ONE GET ONE FREE' value.
Some treatments & packages at The Royal Spa
Prices range from 1,200 to 6,500 Baht
The Royal Ayurvedic Massage 90 min Ayurvedic Massage or Abhyanga is a full body massge with medicated oils to balance specific conditions. Hot Stone Massage 90 min
Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage that uses black volcanic heated stones to make you feel deeply relaxed, allowing you to let go of all the stress that is held within your body. The Royal Signature package The Royal Honey Body Treatment (scrub and wrap) The Royal Experience Massage The Royal Facial Milky Bath 4 hrs
BUY 1 GET 1 FREE AT EVERY BRANCH
This Privilege applies to the 14 following locations: Phuket The Royal Spa & Health Club The Royal Spa Ao Chalong Villa Resort & Spa The Royal Spa Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort The Royal Spa Ramada Resort The Royal Spa The Village Resort & Spa The Royal Spa Sugar Palm Resort & Spa The Royal Spa @ Malisa Villa Suites The Royal Spa The Beach Boutique House The Royal Spa Absolute Patong Ville Resort The Royal Spa At Panta Phang Nga The Royal Spa Borsaen Villa & Spa The Royal Spa Haadson Resort Pattaya Avarin Spa Managed by The Royal Spa Trad The Royal Spa Koh Chang Kacha Resort & Spa
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To Kathu Bypass Rd.
Tesco Lotus Bangkok Phuket Hospital
To Downtown Yaowarat Rd.
THE ROYAL SPA
Open daily 10:00 – 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 263222, +66 (0)76 264533 5/10 Chaofa-West Rd., Thumbon Vichit, Muang, Phuket, Phuket 83100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sukkospa.com
Sukko Cultural Spa
Sukko means "Beyond Happiness". My first feeling when I stepped through the impressive gates of the Sukko spa was, "I’m in paradise". The Sukko staff are dressed beautifully in traditional Thai style and the spa design, influenced by the ancient Siamese e capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind.
“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”
Chilled out by the soothing background music, my mind was filled with a peaceful wellbeing as I enjoyed the warm traditional welcome (again from Sukko culture) of the ‘Flower Floating Ritual’ – similar to ‘Loy Kratong’, where the idea is to float away past stresses and wish for luck and joy from that moment on. A variety of 40 spa treatments – prepared by Sukko's certified Thai Herbalist and based on ancient Thai medical theory – is offered at Sukko, in packages lasting from 2 hours to 4 hours. Each package has a specific purpose and can be selected to suit your lifestyle or the way you feel on the day. These herbal recipes and procedures have been handed down through generations and are totally free of petrochemicals, synthetic perfumes or colouring. Some of the herbs and spices are grown in Sukko’s own herb garden and picked just for your treatment, ensuring they are as fresh as can be. I was pampered with the “Be Balanced” package; a 3 hour experience that left me feeling relaxed and refreshed. This three-treatment combination began with 30 minutes in the steam room and the Jacuzzi, followed by a Thai Turmeric Body Scrub designed to soften your skin and awaken your senses. The scrub was followed by Sukko Special Body Massage, performed by hands, using finger pressure on energy points and smooth strokes along energy lines. During the movements of the massage, the molecules of essential oils in Sukko elegant aromatic massage oils are absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream to benefit the nervous system and other parts of the body. “Is this pressure okay?
Too strong? How are you feeling?” my therapist asked me from time to time. “Mmm…perfect…” were the only responses that seemed to suit how I felt. Sukko Spa’s restaurant, Suk Savoey Spa Cuisine, presents a unique concept: "Menu by Blood Types" and "Menu by Element". For those who want to exercise, the Suk Sanan Club provides a myriad of fitness opportunities, including ‘Rue Sri Dat Ton’ (the hermit self stretching), a traditional Thai exercise or, for something more strenuous, try ‘Thai Martial Arts’, a traditional and effective art of self-defense.
Signature Treatment at Sukko Spa
Sukko Synergy Body Massage 120 min 3,100++ THB is performed by hands, using finger pressure on energy points and smooth strokes along energy lines. During the movements of the massage, the moleclues of essential oils in Sukko elegant aromatic massage oils will be absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream to benefit the nervous system and other parts of the body while vitamins and minerals – rich silky base oils nourish – the skin. Weak points in the body are retreated, headaches and muscular tension are reduced, skin conditions are improved and concentration and energy levels are increased. All body, mind and spirit are brought to the balance and in harmony. www.facebook.com/sukkospa Special Promotion For A Couple or 2 persons Start at 10,000 THB, free upgrade to “Jantra Exclusive Spa Villa” Valid from now until 31 January 2013. For more details please feel free to visit www.sukkospa.com
Sukko Spa, one of Phuket’s most luxurious spas, is located on Chaofa Road just 30 minutes from Phuket International Airport, 10 minutes from Phuket Town, 30 minutes from Kata or Karon Beach and 20 minutes from Patong Beach. It is creatively designed in a contemporary Thai style, set amongst 15 rai (6 acres) of luxuriously landscaped tropical forest.
Location To Phuket Town
Island Furniture & The Courtyard
Big-C Central Festival
Chao-fa West Rd. To Kathu
Open daily 10am – 8pm 182 Koktanode Road (Next to Boathouse) Kata, Phuket 83100 Tel: +66 (0)76 330421 Email: email@example.com Website: www.rekataphuket.com
Arrive in style to the scent and touch of tropical flowers and polished wooden floors with our modern, contemporary take on Thai/Ayurvedic massage, aromatherapy & beauty treatments. Try the His & Her Decleor Facial or for a more committed workout our 90-minute ‘The Beet down’. Or simply indulge in our simply heavenly 4 hands massage conducted in harmony by two therapists. Remove the knot in the shoulders and the weight of routine pressures and replace them with a life of energy and new resolution. Hang up your suits, shirts and button downs, throw on a comfortable pair of slippers and towel and embrace the RE KÁ TA Spa Lifestyle.
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Get 20% off all treatment from 10am – 2pm 60 min 3,300 THB 90 minutes 2,300 THB 30 min 1,300 THB / 60 min 1,900 THB 60 min 1,700 THB / 90 min 2,100 THB
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Open Daily 11:00 - 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 600108 Jungceylon 2nd Floor, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.phukethairstudio9.com
Hair Studio 9
Welcome to Hair Studio 9. Our experienced staff are committed to providing the most professional services. We are one of the most well known hair salons bringing superior services and satifaction to all of our respective customers.
Our hair stylists have more than 10 years of experience and specialize in hair extension, cuts, style, and colour for women, men and children. At Hair Studio9 we offer the very best colour available in the industry. Our approach reflects the latest in great looks, and fashion from around the world. Our colour lines are manufactured by experts in the field of professional brands: Paul Mitchell, Loreal, Wella, Schwarzkopf, Kudus.
We Offer : • Shampoo and blow drying / Hair cutting • Natural hair perm / Natural hair styling • Color : Highlighting, multi dimensional weaves and foils, colour correcting, permanent and semi-permanent tinting • Natural hair extention • Permanant tattoo • Deep conditioning treatment both hair and scalp • Permanent waving and relaxing • Hair cleansing support: Beautiful hair begins with clean hair and a clean scalp: Scalp therapy/Hair growth support. Our hair is the most fragile yet it is treated the harshest. Protect your hair with our customized More Hair! Salon Hydro Therapy Treatments formulated to restore balance and vital elements to the hair and scalp for optimal hair growth. Our blends of powerful ingredients along with our de-chlorinated water infused with Vitamin C provide treatment plans to recover and nurture you, your hair and scalp back to health. • Hair colour support: Natural & organic hair colour are available which are gentler on the hair • We do ''Special Occasion Styles'' for weddings, black tie events and proms
Soi Bangla Patong Beach Rd
Patong Sai 3 Rd
V.I.P Soi Sansabai
Banzan Market Soi Banzan
HAIR STUDIO 9
Integrated Pest Management System The ISS Group was founded in Copenhagen in 1901 and has since grown to become the world’s leading Facility Services Company. ISS is currently present in over 52 countries and has over 25 years experience in Thailand.
• Pest Control
ISS Pest Control uses proprietary formulas of residual chemicals, gels, baits and fogging treatment to effectively control crawling and flying insects. All chemicals adopted by ISS Pest Control meet international safety standards. Whilst having a lasting effect, treatments are safe to the environment and to humans.
• Termite Control
Professionally qualified ISS Termite Inspectors provide a room-to-room examination of all timber components to detect damaged wood or possible termite infestation with advanced termite detecting devices. If termite infections are suspected, chemical treatment or termite intercepting & baiting systems will be applied to ensure all termite colonies are exterminated.
• Landscaping Services
With our skilled and motivated ISS staff, we can provide flexible solution that is adapted to every customer's needs. We can design and construct a wide range of Landscaping Service i.e. Design and Construction of Landscaping, Green Area Construction and Plant Relocation, Daily Maintenance tasks to clean and clear. The clients will obtain economies of scale by adding this service. Often, time and resources are wasted because tasks are delegated to a range of different suppliers and partners. ISS Property Services can provide of a long list of services that contribute to optimizing the value of a company’s property services budget. Our services can be combined in innumerous ways, as selected services or as a complete solution focusing on resource optimization, efficiency and systematic planning. As a matter of fact, we can handle all tasks related to the physical environment in and around the premises with highly skilled employees as well as an extensive network of sub-contractors. Our objective is to contribute to the existing property investment by servicing the facilities optimally. ISS Property services is the single solution provider covering all property needs. ISS Facility Services Co., Ltd. 117/9 Moo 5, Tambon Ratsada Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0)83 505 6667 Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.th.issworld.com
• Rodent Control
Difference control techniques are used to eliminate rodents. Chemical control using baits, physical control in the from of traps are sticky boards are most commonly deployed. Glue traps are effective alternatives in areas where food sources are abundant and therefore weaken bait attraction. As part of our complete services, regular rodent control inspections are carried out to replace baits and reposition traps and arrange the discreet removal of trapped or dead rodents.
The Lake House Phuket
Tucked away in a quiet residential area, amid the embrace of the nature, in the western part of Phuket Island is The Lake House Phuket. Not very far from the region's renown Laguna Phuket Resort Destination, the development is set well apart from mainstream tourism on Phuket's west coast. However, it is close enough to amenities and facilities the island has to offer. The Lake House : 2-4 Bedroom pool villas We offer an affordable luxury home for executives or families, which have a total of 7 lake front pool villas priced from 12-20 million baht. Our properties focus on privacy, security and simplicity, and are situated within close proximity of a host essential amenities. We use the highest quality, while providing the greatest value: making it easy for you to be successful in building your new home. Our European standard open-plan lake view villas incorporate a contemporary oriental design style and each features a private pool,
Life in the Simplicity Lane
Jacuzzi, garden and ''Thai Sala'' relaxation area, all adding to your comfortable tropical island life. The Secret Garden : 3 bedroom pool villas 2 storey semi-detached 3 bedrooms pool villas with total inner area 180 sqm, outer area 130 sqm, total land plot 280 sqm. Pricing at 9 million baht. Located in a peaceful and quiet area closed to Laguna. The Lake House project is a development by Phuket Greenland Property, Co.,Ltd, a developer who has extensive experience working for big developments throughout Thailand for many years. Being contractors themselves, they ensure every detail of the construction meet the highest standards by incorporating the best practices of the construction industry. A quality craftsmanship you can trust. Management The Lake House will be offering a full management and rental services, ensuring home owners and visitors consistently receive high standards of service.
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Show villa contact for viewing Tel: +66 (0)81 734 4324, + 66 (0)76 274344 Email: email@example.com Web: www.phuketgreenlandvillas.com
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"Closest Beach Condominium" in Patong
The Charm Residence is the closest condominium to the beach in Patong, Phuket's best-known beach, making the resort special. Patong Beach has virtually no other developments that are within 50 metres to the beach and are available for outright ownership, making this a unique opportunity for investors. The location will not only strengthen the ability to rent the units once completed, but will also strengthen the potential for capital growth as there are few locations that are as close to the beach as this project. Since the project is located at the northern end of Patong Beach it is only minutes away from the entertainment/shopping/restaurant district, which make up the heart of Patong, but is still at the quiet end of the beach with less noise and less traffic. The development is easily accessed off of the main "beach road" (Thaveewong Road). The location is ideal for families, retirees and couples alike.
The common areas of the development such as the infinity rooftop pool and sun deck add value to the properties within the project. High quality finishing of the common areas and resort amenities plus the interiors of the units makes this a high quality development.
The Charm Residence offers 3 main styles of units: pool access unit, standard unit and duplex unit. The individual units have large beds and wardrobes, pantry and dining facilities, spacious bathrooms with bathtubs and showers, a lounge area with a couch and entertainment center with writing desk. The furnishings have been carefully selected to ensure ease of maintenance and longevity.
Prices start from 5.9 million baht to 16.8 million baht.
The Charm Residence is seen by its attention to detail in the design components of the resort, including the tropical architecture and the contemporary interior decor. The Interior decor has Asian influences mixed with contemporary design elements, which are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Contacts 200/24 Patong Beach Front Road, Patong, Kathu 83150 Tel: +66 (0)76 344499 Fax: +66 (0)76 344944 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.thecharmphuket.com
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Vista del Mar development offers a unique lifestyle and investment opportunity in a truly stunning location – in Naithon, one of the best and unspoiled beaches of Phuket, on Naithon’s ‘Golden Mile’, neighbouring several multimillion-dollar developments. Vista del Mar pool villas are carefully nestled on the hilly slope overlooking Naithon between 30 - 70 metres above sea level offering superb sea and sunset views from each villa, just 600 metres from the sea and only 15 minutes from Phuket airport via a scenic hillside road. The lower floor of the villa is perfect for hosting guests with a separate living/ home theatre area and three bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and large private terrace.
Design and Construction
The villas are delivered on a turn-key basis, with stylish contemporary interior decor, air-conditioning, European style sanitary ware, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, built-in furniture and landscaping. Vista del Mar offers a rare opportunity of creating a personalized design of your own dream home.
Vista del Mar is the only new sea view villa development in this price range, from 35 million baht, in the luxury property sector on Phuket West coast.
About the Developer
Vista del Mar has harnessed the talents of its truly international development team with more than 20 years of extensive international experience, ranging from housing projects in Canada, Switzerland and Finland to resorts in South East Asia to very successful chic developments here in Phuket.
The stylish contemporary design of Vista del Mar was inspired by the great American architect Frank Lloyd Right and his iconic ‘Fallingwater House’. Villas completely open out to a stunning sea and sunset view, and the lush hills behind the villas offer a cooling shade and a shelter…
Villa owners will enjoy full management and rental services, security (24/7), satellite TV and broadband Internet, a children’s playground and Vista del Mar Beach Club with a restaurant right on Naithon Beach.
Vista Del Mar villas are 400 to 700 sqm over two levels. An alluring Feng Shui entrance with waterfalls leads from a covered car park directly to the upper (main) level of your villa. Here you find 12x4 metres private infinity swimming pool, spacious master bedroom, open space kitchen, dining and living areas, all with a fabulous sea view.
Contacts Vista del Mar Phuket 15 Moo 4, Naithon, Sakhu, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0)84 840 7624 Fax: +66 (0)76 273051 Email: email@example.com Website: www.vistadelmarphuket.com
Located in quiet, natural surroundings in an historical area of Phuket near Layan and Bangtao beaches, the 38 secluded single-story private homes are akin to a collection of artworks – lovingly designed to offer a sanctuary of peace and inspiration.
About the Developer
The Attitude Club was found from a small architect design and real estate management company in 1999 named "Roof Co., Ltd." The founder's aspiration is to improve the quality of architect design and management in Phuket to be as much proper standard as in Bangkok. Then, we have opportunity to expand our business into various styles of villa and condo development under brand of Twovillas Group which are Oriental Style / Onyx Style / Oxygen Style / Wings and another businesses grow up to serve our customer solution which are Villa management, furniture distribution and design, hotel and hostel. At present The Attitude Club operates 7 businesses as following; 1. Roof Design & Management 2. Saiyuan Estate 3. Wings 4. No.12 5. Two Villas Holiday 6. Foto Hotel 7. Blu Monkey Hostel
Starting price from 5.5 million baht.
Wings is a creative boutique collection of one and two bedroom pool villas especially suited to trendy singles and couples wanting a private, modern abode.
The homes each cover 216 square metres (sqm) with at least half of the area dedicated to outdoor living, including a 23.48 sqm roof terrace – large enough to easily accommodate a big table with a sun umbrella and deck chairs. The covered parking area for Wings residents provides enough shaded space for one car per unit and is set away from the homes to minimize disturbances. Residents then walk down a pathway to their private villa entrances. Privacy is complete once inside each compact Wings compound, where the elongated 17.6m x 8m arrangement offers a very spacious and functional living environment; separating the living area, bedroom and bathroom, but keeping them well lit with natural light. The bathroom’s skylight is a novel yet practical feature, which keeps the space well lit with sunlight. Set in the garden surrounded by a high wall, the 15 sqm swimming pool can be directly accessed from the living area, through full-length sliding glass doors.
The villa rental and management is professionally-run by The Two Villas Holiday management team, ensuring home owners and visitors consistently receive high standards of service.
Contacts Place & Space Co., Ltd. 68/2 Moo 4, Thepkrasattri, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0)83 595 5255, +66(0)81 970 0742 Fax: +66(0)76 610 233 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.twovillas.com facebook.com/wingsphuket
THE EVA BY EVA GROUP
Set only 100 metres from the beach front, all units offer uninterrupted sea and island views of the south east coast of Phuket. Set in a tropical landscape, the project is very close to various restaurants, shopping malls, daily fresh seafood market, international schools and one of the best beaches of the island, Nai Harn Beach. The project is located within walking distance to beach front resorts. Easy access to nearby islands with a wide choice of white sandy beaches and Chalong pier.
16 sea view houses in a secure estate. Only 3 houses are available with 3 and 4 bedrooms on a 600 sqm built-up area and living area of 357 sqm. Prices range from 20.4 up to 22.4 million Baht.
3 levels with panoramic sea view roof top, built in Sala, BBQ area, jacuzzi, and the option to install an elevator. The developer has put a lot attention on quality building and finishes. All materials are long lasting and low maintenance cost. The project has been created to be environmentally friendly and gives a lot of possibilities for outdoor activities.
Design & Construction
Phase 1: Completed and sold out. Show unit is available for inspection. Phase 2: Under construction, completion scheduled in Nov, 2012. 30 years construction guarantee.
Contacts Sales Office Soi Friendship, Rawai Tel: +66 (0)89 588 1919, +66 (0)88 756 0382 Email: email@example.com Website: www.thai-evagroup.com
EVA BEACH BY EVA GROUP
Set on the beach front, all units offer uninterrupted sea and island views of the south east coast of Phuket. Villas are surrounded by lush landscaping and natural rocks to the rear. Enjoy only the sound of the sea and a calming breeze from all floors. It is a short distance to various restaurants, shopping malls, daily fresh seafood market, international schools and one of the best beaches of the island, Nai Harn Beach. The project is centrally located between two 5-star resorts, Evason Phuket and Vijitt. Easy access to the near by islands with wide choice of white sandy beaches and Chalong pier.
Design & Construction
Phase 1. All beach front villas are under construction. Villas delivered by July 2012 are available. Show unit is available for inspection. Phase 2, sea view villas, construction started October 2011. 30 years construction guarantee.
This 22 villas beach front development offers three design types with 3 - 4 bedrooms. The villas cover 485 sqm - 596 sqm of built up area and 310 - 385 sqm of living space. Prices range from 32.6 up to 46.7 million Baht.
The developer has put a lot attention on quality building and finishes. All materials are long lasting and low maintenance cost. Teak wood, natural rock, Italian marble, imported Belgium windows and doors, German sanitary items, smart electric control, special Japanese sand spray paint, video call system are standard. The project was created to be environmentally friendly and gives a lot of possibilities for outdoor activities.
Contacts Sales Office Soi Friendship, Rawai Tel: +66 (0)89 588 1919, +66 (0)88 756 0382 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.thai-evagroup.com
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Kata Rocks is located right on the oceanfront of Phuket’s favoured west coast, giving the site stunning, uninterrupted sunset views of the Andaman Sea and picturesque Ko Phu island. The development lies between Phuket’s two best beaches and is a 2-minute walk from one of the finest restaurants on the island. and offer the name Kata Rocks. This also provides a fantastic private lounging area right on the sea to compliment the spacious Club House pool, bistro and sunset bar.
About The Developer
The developer behind Kata Rocks is Richard Pope, who for over 20 years has specialized in developing and managing high-end residential projects in London. In 2010, the Kata Rocks Club Penthouse was named “Best Apartment in the World” by the International Property Awards, and in 2011 was named “Best Apartment in Asia Pacific” for the second consecutive year. The architect is award winning Original Vision and the interiors are designed by celebrity interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE.
34 Sky Villas ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. All have their own infinity swimming pools and completely uninterrupted sunset views. Prices start from 32 million Baht.
Kata Rocks is being developed to the highest standards, incorporating the highest levels of luxury, as a private estate with its own oceanfront residential Club House. Our award-winning Sky Villas are a cross between a villa and an apartment. Much larger than most apartments, all feature their own swimming pools and there is a maximum of three units on each block giving the very intimate feel of a villa. The oceanfront Club House will have its own large swimming pool, a bistro and sunset bar. There will also be a luxury spa and gym along with a quiet reading lounge and business center.
Kata Rocks will be offering a very high level of service to its occupants including a full concierge service, chefs for in-home dining, housekeeping, etc. There will also be fully integrated estate management along with a rental and reservation system run in-house to maximize the returns for those owners who wish to rent out their Sky Villas.
Between the gentle slope of the Kata Rocks site and the sea is an impressive granite platform, which is only accessible through Kata Rocks. On this platform, nature has placed some stunning rock boulders, which make the site unique
Contacts Kata Rocks Co., Ltd Tel: +66 (0)76 284750 Email: email@example.com Website: www.katarocks.com
The site of Anchan Villas has been chosen with care to ensure residents enjoy both the peace and tranquillity of secluded neighbourhood with the convenience and prestige of residing in one of Phuket’s upcoming residential areas, where everything needed for comfortable living is nearby. Anchan Villas are situated in the surrounding neighbourhoods of Laguna Village, one of the islands most desirable residential areas. The pristine sands of Bang Tao Beach are near by and Phuket International Airport is just a short drive away. Anchan Villas are well designed a only high standard materials are used. Anchan Villas was nominated as “HIGHLY COMMENDED” Best villa Development (Phuket) Thailand Property Awards 2009.
Design & Construction
The luxurious 3 bedroom villas in a tranquil gated community comprise the Anchan Villa neighbourhood, developed by Pearl Island Property Co., Ltd. Anchan Villas was conceived for discerning home owners and property investors who are seeking a second home in the tropics in a secure neighbourhood. Services provided by the project’s management will ensure residents enjoy well maintained common areas and legal assistance in buying a villa. These contemporary stylish homes are built to high international standards using the best possible construction materials and are especially designed for a comfortable and convenient lifestyle in the tropics.
Prices start from 23-42.7 million baht.
Nestled in one of Phuket's most prestigious residential areas against a dramatic mountainous backdrop are nine uniquely exclusive yet affordable single storey villa style homes, each with their own private pool in a gated community. These contemporary Balinese style villas are an ideal investment as a holiday home in the tropics or a permanent residence that offers both the peace and tranquility of a secluded location, while also being a short distance from a pristine coastline with all the modern amenities nearby.
The Anchan Villas community is managed by an experienced residential management company. Management services extended to residents include legal assistance in ensuring a smooth transition in purchasing and moving into a villa; maintenance of Anchan Villas common areas, including street lighting, gardening, and general repairs, plus 24 hour security. Villa rental management is also offered to home owners who wish to recuperate on their investment by renting out their home while they are away.
Anchan Villas are designed to be specious and airy in an attractive and practical layout. The built up areas starts from 515-1,135 sqm. and rest on size plot from 768-1,573 sqm. The master bedroom is separated from the main living room. Our standard house plan offers a large swimming pool of 14.5x5 metres and a large wooden terrace which is connected to the living room, master bedroom and the garage. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are separated for enjoying its own private garden.
Contacts Pearl Island Property Co., Ltd. Khun Joop Saetiw, Sales Director Mobile: +66 (0)81 797 0552 38/2 Moo 6, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0)76 362600-1 Fax: +66 (0)76 362602 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.anchanvillas.com
88 LAND & HOUSES HILLSIDE PHUKET
88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket is set in a truly central location with convenient access to many destinations and just 15 minutes from Phuket City. A number of white sandy beaches are close by – Nai Harn, Rawai, Kata and Karon all ideal for swimming plus a number of famous tourists spots. Easy access to major department stores such as Central Festival, Tesco Lotus, Big C, Index Living Mall and Home Pro Village make shopping easy and convenient. Schools, universities and hospitals are also within easy reach and a direct route to Phuket international Airport makes for easy commuting.
Provided for all residents in the estate are various facilities namely a park on the hillside with the panorama view point featured with a playground for children, a swimming pool and a gym. In terms of security, we keep the estate safe 24 hours with key card and CCTV system.
This project occupies a space and there are 3 more Modern Tropical designs of houses to suit. Topaz has 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms in 170 sqm, Sapphire has 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms in 201 sq.m., and Jasper has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms in 272 sqm where the 4th bedroom is on the ground floor (which can be adapted to be a small office). They are all designed especially for the slope of the hillside, categorised into ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ style. Every house is constructed under the theme of ‘Baan Sabai’ (comfy house) of Q-con light weight concrete panels, solar reflective tinted glass windows to lower temperature in the house, provided with bathroom where separated dry and wet area clearly, cold pantry separated room hot pantry, air-cons in every bedrooms, water retreat, water pump and water tank underground and finished garden.
Prices start from an affordable 6.9 million Baht.
Tropical serenity is the theme of 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket which means that the houses are meant to exude a sense of relaxation as if you were staying in a resort every day. Beating in under the brand “88”, all houses in this project, will have the number of houses begins with “88”. 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket concerted to provide a house that feels like a gateway to resort wherein dwellers can totally rest and relax, away from the hustle and bustle to suit with the geographic area which is a hillside. We try our best to make sure that once anyone steps into the house, they would feel as if they were walking into a garden of a mini forest. Right from the arch at the entrance of the estate, we use large trees for the main structure so that true relaxation begins there. We go the extra mile to keep the plants or nature as they are when working on decoration around the estate. Coming into 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket should instantly give that need escaped from the chaos happening outside after a long day of work. Providing a peaceful escape that is luxurious and convenient is the main goal. This project is available for only 100 families only.
About the Developer
Land and Houses is a real estate company of choice for over 30 years with an enviable reputation for providing high quality homes in beautifully maintained surroundings which are ideal for families and couples.
Contacts 88 Land & Houses Sales Office 88/1 Moo 5, Chaofa Road West, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130 Tel: +66 (0)76 521888, +66 (0)76 383888 Fax: +66 (0)76 521555 Email: email@example.com Website: www.lhphuket.com
Karon Butterfly Condominium is located on the hills that surround Karon, only 400 metres from the beach and shopping areas. Within a few minutes, you can reach restaurants, entertainment centres and the beautiful beaches of Patong, Kata and Kata Noi. There are also three golf courses within a short driving distance. located the bathroom with shower toilet and sink. To access the first and second floor apartments there is a staircase leading to the covered gangway. The Flower Unit has sea-view or garden-view. The price start from 3 million Baht.
About The Designers
The Italian Studio of Architecture STArg (Studio Tecnico Associato Architetti Rubelli e Gussago) (firstname.lastname@example.org) has worked together with Thai Architects SRYT IKON STUDIO (email@example.com) to design the project and to follow the construction. See www.starg.it for details of other projects undertaken. The construction company is the KMIT. The owner Khun Kovit Chankong together with his professional team is well experienced in the construction and renovation of Luxury Project Villas, Residential Luxury Villa, Complex Apartments, Commercial/Office Buildings, etc. With the ethics of engineering professionals, they are committed to offer a professional service to our clients. "SAFETY" is our prime principle together with the "SATISFACTION" of our clients. KMIT Construction Services 188/36 Moo 4, T. Thepkrasattri A. Thalang, Phuket 83100 Tel/Fax: +66 (0)76 313048 Mobile: +66 (0)81 652 0795 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kmitconstruction.com
The company can offer to the customer a variety of apartment sizes and prices. Flowers Unit apartment (Building E) start from 3 million Baht and Butterfly apartment (Building F and G) from 1 to 2 bedrooms, start from 4.9 million Baht.
Karon Butterfly Condominium combines Italian and Thai design, creating a modern style that reflects the best of the two cultures.
At the end of February 2010, the first phase of the project was completed: • Building F with 9 apartments from 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and living room on the ground floor all with exclusive gardens and portico - arcade (now available one unit), the first and second floor units all have a balcony with seaview (sold). • Building G with 7 apartments from 1 and 2 bedrooms. Now available; 3 units on the ground floor with exclusive garden and portico – arcade price start from 4.9 million Baht • Facilities: 300 sqm swimming with jacuzzi (completed); restaurant, fitness and wellness centre (future construction). The second phase of the project under construction is Building E and is composed of a different type of apartment called “Flower Unit”. They are apartments on three levels from 35 to 64 sqm and consist of a kitchen corner with one bedroom (some units in open plan) with balcony. Behind the bedroom is
Contacts SUER Real Estate Co., Ltd Patak Rd., Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100 Tel/Fax: +66 (0)86 471 3791 Mobile: +66 (0)81 892 0247 Pok 089 973 1863 Email: email@example.com Gianluca 084 923 2953 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Website: www.karonbutterfly.com
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KAMALA : Walking distance to the beach, these linked homes offer attractive rental potential as well as a cozy living environment. Convenience from here is unsurpassed as all local amenities are at a walking distance.
KATHU : Centrally located at only 3 min from the biggest shopping complexes in Phuket and 12 min to Patong, these well appointed condos offer a surprisingly quiet and natural surroundings. Various sizes of condo are available!
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KAMALA : Conveniently located at walking distance to Kamala Beach and only 10 minutes drive to Patong, this project focuses on a refreshing design trend that brings forth lush greenery and healthy living. Show unit available!
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KAMALA : Nestled in the hills of Kamala, this design rich and inspiring low-density project offers linked pool villas that will surely please anyone laying eyes upon it. Contact us for a full presentation of this unique product!
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TAXES AND CONDOMINIUM TRANSACTIONS
Condominiums are perhaps the easiest way for foreign investors to purchase property in Thailand. There is an established legal framework governing condominium transactions and, unlike land, foreigners can purchase units on a freehold basis. Investors seeking opportunities in this attractive property segment should be knowledgeable of the various taxes that are applicable under Thai law. This article provides an overview of such relevant taxes associated with condominium transactions in Thailand.
Who pays what?
Whether a buyer or seller of a condominium unit is responsible to pay the various taxes depends on three factors: 1) whether the unit being sold is a resale; 2) whether the unit being sold is “off-the-plan”; and 3) the parties’ negotiations and local custom. In resale transactions, there are no laws regulating which party or parties must pay the various taxes and fees. As a result, responsibility to pay depends exclusively on the parties’ agreement and is thus a point of negotiation. However, it should be noted that local custom does ascribe payment to certain parties. For example, transfer fees are generally either shared equally by the parties unless agreed otherwise; specific business tax is paid by the seller; stamp duty is paid by the seller or shared equally; and withholding income tax is paid by the seller. The responsibility to pay taxes in a resale ultimately however depends on the parties’ agreement. Unlike in resale transactions, responsibility for tax payments in “offthe-plan” purchases (i.e. purchases of new units from developers) is strictly regulated by law. Buyers of such condo units cannot be charged more than half of the 2% transfer fee. Moreover, the seller/developer is legally required to be responsible for all other taxes. Despite the law clearly stating that the seller is responsible for such taxes in off-theplan purchases, developers sometimes insert provisions into contracts “requiring” buyers to pay all such taxes. Buyers should be knowledgeable of the law in this regard.
Types of taxes
There are a variety of taxes involved with condominium transactions. They are: transfer fees; stamp duty; withholding income tax; and specific business tax. Each of these taxes are described in the table below.
TYPE OF TAX Transfer fee
RATE 2% of a unit’s value as assessed by the government (the “Assessed Value”)
NOTES The “Assessed Value” is different from a unit’s actual purchase price and is determined by the government. Stamp duty is applicable only if specific business tax is not charged. Withholding income tax is the tax on income earned by the seller on the condo unit’s sale.
0.5% of a unit’s Assessed Value or Purchase Price, whichever is higher. Corporate owners: Rate is fixed at 1% of the purchase price or the Assessed Value whichever is higher Individual owners: Calculated according to a progressive rate and the number of years the property is held
Transfer taxes are a key component of condominium transactions in Thailand. As such, prudent investors should always be knowledgeable of applicable taxes and tax amounts when analyzing a potential transaction. Such knowledge should also extend to the relevant law and local practices, as it increases bargaining power and helps inform decision-making regarding a transaction.
Withholding income tax
Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Phuket) T: +66 (0) 7634 6642-4 F: +66 (0) 7634 6645 E: Phuket@Limcharoen.com
Specific Business Tax
3% (against which a 10% “municipal tax” is charged thus equaling a total of 3.3%)
Applicable if the seller is a company (with certain limited exceptions); or if the seller is an individual and sells the property within five years of the date the purchase is registered at the Land Office
All of the taxes described above are paid at the Land Office upon the registration of the condominium unit’s transfer.
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Phuket Consult - Personal Executive at Your Door As a foreigner in Phuket, there are many situations where local knowledge is invaluable. This can be due to the lack of understanding of legalities, the language barrier but also simply due to cultural differences. We are here, on the island, to bridge this gap for you and help you to assess your situation so that you can gain a full understanding of the requirements and options that you have. When things get tricky - dealing with local institutions or doing business with locals, we are there to offer Mediation Services. With Phuket Consult at your side your interests are secured and matters are dealt with efficiently and without unnecessary delays. Dealing with Local Institutions • • • • • • • Police Matters Emergencies Relocation Assistance Mediation & Translation Maid & Gardening Services Property Management Secretarial Services
Phuket Consult Accountancy Related Services We are experienced with all these procedures, and can expedite your registration process. We can assist you with establishing your legal presence in Thailand, including the acquisition of your business visa, work permit, and permanent residence. We handle the application and processing of work permits and related issues. GOVERMENT OFFICES • The Ministry of Commerce • The Revenue Department • The Social Security Office MONEY MANAGEMENT • Bill Payment & Expenses Management • Accounting systems for business • Internal audit service • Account staff training
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Directions: From Chalong Circle, travel south on Viset Road towards Rawai. After the Lemon Green Gas station, just before the traffic lights to Nai Harn, our office is located on the right hand side of the road.
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When considering the purchase of property anywhere in the world, location is always the most important factor for capital appreciation and rental return… Plunge Tropic Villas fills this need. Located just 2 minutes from Phuket’s most beautiful white sand, Nai Harn Beach, Plunge Tropic Villas is in the heart of Phuket’s favorite expat area where everything is so conveniently near… hundreds of restaurants offering every culinary delight you can imagine, shopping at every corner, grocery stores just steps away, and all the tourist facilities you could possibly need. If you want to get away from the crowded tourist areas, but still have all the conveniences of a holiday destination at a fraction of the cost, Plunge Tropic Villas at Nai Harn Beach is the place for you.
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Small is Beautiful
Phuket’s Petite Patches of Sand
As many visiting holidaymakers know, Phuket is an island blessed with some big beaches. The kilometres-long stretches of tropical west-coast beaches, including Patong, Kata, Karon and Kamala, are famous around the world and their sands have been trodden by millions of bare feet. Though few undiscovered places remain in Phuket, there are plenty of smaller, more remote beaches offering barefoot travellers some peaceful and picturesque escapes. Here are some of our favourites.
Laemka Beach, Rawai
Less than one kilometre north of Rawai Beach, Laemka has long been a popular haunt for locals looking for a scenic picnic spot, but it’s often overlooked by tourists. Arriving to Laemka’s main beach at the end of Soi Laemka Yai, there’s a rather spooky sense of dereliction. On the beachfront sits a restaurant long since shut down and there are some empty, decaying bungalows up the hillside. The beach itself, however, is a fine patch of sand with a few vendors selling coconuts, drinks, snacks and renting out sun beds. A fine family escape, the tiny bay is shallow and safe for swimming. There are some annoyances that disturb the serenity here, namely tourist boats blithely motoring to shore a bit too close to swimmers and uncollected trash in places, but overall an afternoon spent at Laemka is sure to soothe the senses.
Ao Sane, Nai Harn
Ao Sane rates as the beach with the most bizarre access point in Phuket. Getting here first requires cutting through the covered car park at Phuket Yacht Club resort in Nai Harn, then taking a well-paved but very narrow lane for a kilometre or so. With a scattering of broken coral, Ao Sane’s sand is not quite as fine as nearby Nai Harn’s but the scene is quaint and tranquil and the snorkelling’s good around the rocks just offshore. The beach itself is strewn with large boulders, giving it a more rugged, wild appearance. Sun beds are available for rent, while those wishing to linger a while longer may dine at the Ao Sane restaurant, or even rent a bungalow here or at Baan Krating resort a bit further along, across a rickety bridge.
Ya Nui, Nai Harn
Just across Nai Harn Bay from Ao Sane, between Nai Harn and Rawai beaches along the coastal road, sits the tiny Ya Nui bay. Not exactly a hidden spot, it can get crowded through the sunny season with rows of rental chairs full of sunbathers. Even on its busiest days, however, the beach is a breathtaking sight with its silken sands and dramatic surrounding landscape including a rocky cape jutting out from its centre and a lush green hill topped by a wind turbine rising up steeply from one end. There’s one main restaurant at Ya Nui, which is actually very good for a beach eatery (try the chicken paeneng), and there’s a scattering of vendors offering drinks, snorkel equipment and rental kayaks. When viewing Ya Nui from the wind turbine lookout point, it looks as perfect as a well-cut emerald gem.
Banana Beach, Nai Thon
Banana Beach, also known as Haad Hin Gluai or Banana Rock Beach, has everything a beach lover would ever need: a small bay of soft sand, rocks offshore and water as clear as glass for snorkelling, a smattering of sun beds. Aside from the stretch of sand, there’s a single restaurant serving slightly overpriced seafood dishes, with five plastic tables that sink into the sand. During a recent visit, a scene of tropical island romance unfolded before our eyes: a long-tail boat arrived and a European couple waded to shore, along with their boatman holding a bag of freshly-caught fish. They arranged with the restaurant to fry up the fish for a seafood lunch for two on the beach. It’s the kind of activity that those living in wintery climes dream about for their two weeks of holiday escape. Found just a few kilometres south of Nai Thon Beach, the lost-lagoon feel of Banana Beach makes it a superb afternoon chill-out spot.
Hua Beach, Kamala
Hua Beach, some two kilometres up the Millionaires’ Mile road in Kamala, might well have been the last truly secret beach on Phuket. But since a small handmade sign was posted at its entrance a few months ago, the secret’s out. The 300-metre lane leading to the beach takes you through a lush landscape with thick trees arching over the road, ending at a small car park area next to a basic restaurant. Tall casuarina and palm trees line the beach, reaching out over Hua’s golden sand. Next to the restaurant is a concrete foundation that looks like it’s been long abandoned to the jungle – someone’s dream tropical villa that didn’t quite come to fruition perhaps. Aside from the restaurant, some bundles of fishing nets and a few plastic dinghy boats scattered about, there’s nothing here but sand and sea. If you time it right you might have this beach all to yourself, aside from the resident kittens racing across the sand. To find all these great places get yourself a copy of STREETS of PHUKET - 188 pages of detailed street maps, landmarks and local information - with a series of comprehensive indexes. It’s the easiest way to find your way around Phuket. Check www.streetsofphuket.com to find out where to get it – at only 399 baht it’ll save you time and fuel. Burning to tell us about your favourite Phuket hot spot? Please fill us in at email@example.com.
Ao Yon, Cape Panwa
Ao Yon is an ideal spot for early risers to catch the sunrise, found on Cape Panwa on Phuket’s east coast. Like most of the east coast, Ao Yon retains a distinctly local feel and only a small fraction of Phuket’s millions of tourists will ever come here or know about it. Due to the pearl farm activities in the bay, the water is not always so clear, but at high tide it’s possible to take a refreshing dip in the sea. Our favourite Ao Yon dining spot is the Secret Cove, where parents can enjoy a relaxed lunch and drinks while the kids frolic safely in the shallow, protected bay. Families could also walk down the beach and stop by Topper Sail to arrange a Hobie cat dinghy lesson, a fantastic way to introduce the young ones to the sport of sailing.
Secrets of Na Thalang Press Dinner @ JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Martini Manicure Ladies Night @ RE KA TA Kata Phuket
J.M. Cazes Wine Dinner @ Mare Italian Restaurant, Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket
Keep Smiling Thank You On Tour by Water Mai Charoenpura @ Central Festival Phuket
Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket earns TUI Environmental Champion Award
IMAGE asia team meets Khun Chanchai Doungjit, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Office
Halloween Party @ Two Chefs Kata Center
Gig's Thank You Concert @ Paradise Beach Bar, Rawai
1st Year Anniversary Spice House Restaurant, Central Festival Phuket
Pre Lunch Central Festival Phuket East
B-Lay Tong Phuket, MGallery Collection Anniversary
Haunted Mansion Halloween Fancy Dress Party @ Blue Elephant
Special Dining @ Plum Restaurant Kamala by Chef Francesco Greco
The Naka Island Celebrates Its First Year Anniversary with a “Luxury White Party”
La' moon Opening Party, Cherngtalay
Diageo Reserve World Class @ Full Moon Brew Work, Jungceylon
Carpineto Wine Dinner @ Cape Sienna Phuket Hotel & Villas
Phuket Tatler 2012 @ The Surin, Phuket
Soft opening party of CafeLicious, Phuket City
Over The Rainbow Party @ The Kee Sky Lounge
Phuket Dinghy Series 2012 @ Bliss Beach Club
Come the high season which officially starts on the first of November when the monsoon winds change from south-westerly to north-easterly and the rains cease, the hotels are all full and everybody and his brother (and to be politically correct) his sister, head for the beaches. Phuket however, has much more to offer you than just the chance to achieve that perfect tan. When you’ve got it you have to flaunt it!
Go Kart: This is one activity in Phuket you simply cannot miss. An openwheeler motor sport for those who love speed. Bring your friends for some heart pumpin' kart racing start the adrenalin rush as the power round the track or share the thrills in the special double seater'kart. Fun sport but not dangerous. Phuket kart located in Kathu, this is the place to go for some good go kart racing, Experience of karts racing. It's fun and everyone can do it. Phuket Kart is located on Pra Baramee Road, Open: Daily 9am - 7pm Tel: +66 (0)76 202058, +66 (0)89 7289712. One another is Patong GoKart Speedway which located on Vichitsongkram Rd. Open: Daily Tel: +66 (0)76 321949 Cable Ski: Here is another great sporting activity for the speed lover. Phuket Cable Ski, situated beside a tropical garden in Kathu, is on a large fresh water lake 410 metres long by 110 metres wide and is 2 metres deep. You can try knee boards, double skis, slalom (single) skis, wake boards, ski disks and trick skis. All equipment is available for rent or you can bring your own. Costs range from 500 baht for 30 minutes to 1,500 baht for a full day. Phuket Cable Ski is Open Daily 10am - 6:30pm. For more information call +66 (0)76 202525-7 Surfing: The good news for surf lovers is that surfing in Phuket is great; the waves at most of the beaches are predictable and fun to ride during this season, so even if you are beginner you can find plenty of great beaches like Kalim, Kata, Karon, Patong and Nai Harn to hone your skills. These beaches have become popular surfing destinations and now offer surf shops and tuition centres for all skill levels.
Banana Boat: Another alternative for enjoyment with a group of friends is the banana boat. This rubber boat is yellow and shaped like a banana (Okay, Okay! Maybe some people might not know this) can carry a maximum of five people and is towed behind a jet ski, which swerves and jinks through the waves. It’s a bit like aquatic bronco-busting – the clever bit is staying on. Of course eventually everybody does get a dunking and getting back on is all part of the fun. There are several operators on Patong Beach and prices start from 2,000 baht.
Parasailing: Ever wish you could fly like a bird, soaring and diving effortlessly with the wind in your face, and experience views of this beautiful island from a new and exciting perspective? Phuket now offers you the chance to do exactly this. It's called parasailing. The parasail is a specially designed parachute which you wear, and which is then towed behind a speedboat; suddenly you are airborne and looking down on mere mortals. There are several operators on Patong Beach and prices start at 2,000 baht. Trekking and Rafting: Elephant riding is another ‘can’t-miss’ experience. Treks last about half an hour and each beast can carry three persons; but a word of warning, the ride involves a lot of swaying and bumping. Most of the rafting activities are done in the Phang Nga area on the mainland. Contact: The Traveller on +66 (0)86 948 8440 for more information.
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STUDIO 128 has a long history of quality furniture manufacturing in Thailand. The company is highly regarded throughout the world, supplying furniture to the USA, Europe, Japan and Australia. STUDIO 128’s products have in that time become synonymous with aesthetically pleasing and beautiful design in producing expertly crafted leather furniture, we only select the finest Italian leather such as Pull up, Nubuck, Aniline Leather. Our sofas are totally hand crafted down to the finest detail by expert craftsmen, who achieve the finest quality and finishing demanded by our value customers.
Over the 3 decades of our history, we continue to develop a hallmark style of comfort and elegance that is associated with STUDIO 128’s discerning clientele that appreciates contemporary luxury sofas that are consistently innovative and amazing.
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