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ISSUE 75 # NOVEMBER 2013
Phuket Island map What's on: on & off Phuket (including the movies) Word of mouth People profile: Larry Cunningham (outgoing Australian Hon Cons) Business Profile: Zhanel Tyurina, MD of Maikhao Dream Legal matters: What exactly is Apartment “Ownership” Social Phuket Things to do in Phuket Useful telephone numbers 8 12-15 16 25 42 64 70-71 72 73
Yachts, Yachting & Car
Phuket tide tables: November-December 2013 Cholamark Boat Sunsail – yacht charters & sales DaVinci Yacht Charters Racers reunite for the 12th Royal Langkawi International Regatta Car sales: Sure Motor 17 19 20 21 23 24
Cover photos: Top: Sunsail Asia Yachts for sale & charter Bottom: Trendy Tropical Lifestyles by Tri Property
Shopping, Dining & Leisure
Phuket beach fashion Recipe: Rigatoni alla Norcina (from Chef Maurizio Laureri) Dining around Phuket Phuket’s Petite Patches of Sand 26-27 28 29-31 40-41
Spas, Health & Beauty
Lemongrass House The Royal Spa Oasis Spa Sukko Spa Hair Studio 9 33 34 35 36 37
26-27 31 69 70-71
Land & Property (Sales / Rentals / Services / Products)
The View Plunge Tropic Villas The Lake House Phuket Cape Panwa Hotel Villa Sunpao Coco Group Eva Beach by Eva Group Kata Rocks Anchan Villas 88 Land & Houses Phuket Karon Butterfly Resort The Aspasia Phuket The Accenta Phuket The Emerald Terrace Condo Patong The Emerald Terrace Central Condo Shivalai ReLife 2 Serviced Apartments Myphuketproperties St. James Properties Helicam: Laguna Park, Phuket’s newest residential community ISS Facility Services: Cleaning Service Tile-It: Phuket's quality tile boutique HÄFELE: House Party Fun with Häfele’s BBQ Grill COTTO Studio Zcape III 44-45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 65 66 67 68 69 74
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Peter: +66 81 894 9668 firstname.lastname@example.org (English) Pommy : +66 89 873 6544 email@example.com (Thai/English) Jill : +66 89 873 6558 firstname.lastname@example.org (Thai/English)
Womens Soccer 7s • Beach Volleyball •
Till - 3 November 2013 @ Karon Beach Phuket Thailand Open. Starts 29 October. World's top 6 teams playing. Biggest beach volleyball event in SE Asia. Tel: +66 02 311 3414. pentanglepromotions.com 16-17 November 2013 @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC) 2nd Phuket International Womens Soccer 7s. Teams from all over the world. Register online at thai7s.com/blog/team-registration
Loy Krathong •
17 November 2013 @ all around Phuket Loy Krathong Festival. Float away your troubles & bad luck. On the full moon night of the 12th lunar month. tinyurl.com/lcskazn
1-2 November 2013 @ XANA Beach Club Charity Halloween Ball. Raffle, face painting, bubbly for best dressed. DJ Kensho. 700 baht incl a free drink, 2-for-1 voucher & vodka jellies. 900++ baht incl buffet. Annabel Fox +66 76 324101 email@example.com xanabeachclub.com
24 November 2013 @ Laguna Phuket 20th Laguna Phuket Triathlon. Southeast Asia’s top multi-sport event. 1.8km swim, 55km cycle & 12km run. Tel: +66 76 324060. lagunaphuket.com/events/triathlon
2 November @ Maikhao Dream Grand Opera Thailand. Dress: Formal. Tickets 5,000 baht. 1 bott wine per couple. Tel: +66 76 371371 firstname.lastname@example.org
King's Cup Regatta •
30 November 2013 - 7 December 2013 @ Kata Beach Resort The Phuket King's Cup Regatta 2013. Up to 100 boats. 5 days racing / 6 nights of parties. Tel: +66 76 273380. kingscup.com
Melbourne Cup •
5 November 2013 @ Underwood's Art Factory PIWC Melbourne Cup. Lunch, drinks, horse racing on TV. Ladies dress up & wear big hats. Price 2,000 Baht, incl lunch & 3 drinks. Tel: +66 85 782 1332 facebook.com/PIWCMelbourneCup2013
24 November - 1 December 2013 @ Laguna Grove, Laguna Phuket The Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest. 20th Laguna Phuket Triathlon, followed by inaugural Challenge Laguna Phuket. Tel: +66 76 362300. email@example.com. challengelagunaphuket.com
Football Tournament •
8-9 November 2013 @ British International School Phuket BIS Phuket International Football Tournament. 1,000+ young footballers expected. Jeff LaMantia +66 76 335555. firstname.lastname@example.org bisphuket.ac.th
Sport Fishing •
13-16 November 2013 @ Ao Chalong & the Andaman Sea Phuket Int'l Sport Fishing Tournament. Various prize categories. Tel: +66 76 282036. phuket-international-sportfishing-tournament.com
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To Bangtao Beach
Tel: 083 642 6381
Bangtao Showroom at
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To Phuket Town
2/3 Moo.5, Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110
Motor Show • 12-18 Dec 2013 @ Central Festival Phuket
Andaman Motor Show 2013. Includes Andaman Photo Contest – prizes up to 30,000 baht. Tel: +66 86 470 6649. nd-productions.com
Red Carpet Pattaya, Charity Dinner Dance •
2 Nov 2013 @ Hall of Fame, Hard Rock Hotel, Pattaya +66 87 482 3520. email@example.com.
Chao Lay Culture Festival • 13-15 Dec 2013 @ Gypsy Villages
Chao Lay (Sea Gypsy) Boat Floating Festival. Rawai & Sapam on 13th; Ko Sire on 14th & Laem La (east of Sarasin bridge) on 15th.
Phimai Festival & Boat Race •
7-10 Nov 2013 @ Phimai Historical Park, Nakhon Ratchasima TAT Nakhon Ratchasima +66 44 213666. tourismthailand.org
Superyacht Action • 16-18 Dec 2013 @ Kata Rocks, Kata Beach
The Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2013. Exclusive rendezvous for 100ft+ yachts. Held at ward-winning Kata Rocks. To join in, bring your 100+ft boat! Tel: +66 76 296440. asia-superyacht-rendezvous.com
Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon •
17 Nov 2013 @ Sanamchai Road, Bangkok Tel: +66 2 280 7667-8. bkkmarathon.com
Countdown to 2014 • 29 Dec - 1 Jan 2014 @ Sanam Chai, Phuket
Colourful Phuket Countdown 2013 Concerts, live bands, dancers, games, speeches & fireworks. phuketcountdown.com
Surin Elephant Round-up & Elephant Show •
19-20 Nov @ Surin TAT Surin +66 44 514447-8. tourismthailand.org
Phuket Boatshow • 9-12 Jan 2014 @ Royal Phuket Marina
Phuket International Boatshow (PIMEX) Marine, lifestyle, property & marine products & services. 60 boats on display. 2,500 sqm indoor display. 120 exhibitors. Tel: +66 81 892 7670. phuketboatshow.com
Road Bike Training Tour • 11-23 Jan 2014 @ Bangkok to Phuket
13 day/12 night tour Led by Ironman Jurgen Zack. 513 miles (8 stages) cycling from Bangkok to Phuket + swimming & running courses. Tel: +66 89 730 7441. siambiketours.com
Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show 2013 •
22-24 Nov 2013 @ Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya oceanmarina.asia
Langkawi Regatta 2014 • 13-18 Jan 2014 @ Langkawi, Malaysia
12th Royal Langkawi International Regatta. Popular with Phuket sailors. Free berthing at yacht club marina. 4-5 days racing & 4 parties. 30-40 boats expected. firstname.lastname@example.org langkawiregatta.com
River Kwai Bridge Week •
25 Nov - 5 Dec 2013 @ Kanchanaburi Remembrance ceremony. Light & sound presentations featuring simulated battle scenes. TAT Kanchanaburi Tel: +66 34 511200. tourismthailand.org
Regatta in Phang Nga Bay • 12-16 Feb 2014 @ Phang Nga Bay
The Bay Regatta 2014. Cruising & liveaboard regatta. 4 days racing through spectacular scenery. Parties most nights. Up to 50 boats. Tel: +66 81 396 0785. facebook: tinyurl.com/ljjfp4t
Pattaya International Fireworks Festival •
29-30 Nov 2013 @ Beach Road, Pattaya 45-minute firework shows. Street festival, parades, concerts, juggling, magic acts & more. Thai celebrities on hand if needed... Main fireworks show on 29 Nov along Beach Road, which will be closed to traffic.
movies NOV 2013
Central Festival Phuket, +66 76 209000 Jungceylon Shopping Destination Patong, +66 76 600555
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
Genre : Adventure, Action, Thriller, Sequel Starring : Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour, Hoffman Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson Katniss Everdeen who has returned safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. They must now leave family & friends, for a "Victor's Tour". Katniss senses a rebellion simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games.
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Genre : Action, Adventure, Fantasy Starring : Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgard, Anthony Hopkins Thor battles to save Earth & all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. He fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin & Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous & personal journey yet, one that will force him to sacrifice everything.
Genre : Horror, Drama, Remake, Adaptation Starring : Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday 17 years ago Carrie White's mother, Margaret White, gave birth to her daughter under bizarre circumstances. A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers & sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
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WHAT'S ON Entertainment
ACYC Ao Chalong Yacht Club Competitive but fun club racing on Sundays twice a month. Series 2, Race 7 is on the 10 November, Race 8 is on the 24 November. All are welcome to sail. Just turn up! +66 81 985 6879. email@example.com. www.acyc.asia PIWC Phuket International Women's Club Monthly meetings: Committee - 1st Thursday, Meet & Greet - 2nd Thursday. Lunch - 3rd Thursday. Coffee Morning - 4th Thursday. All welcome; registration is essential. +66 76 316711. firstname.lastname@example.org www.phuketiwc.com IBAP The International Business Association of Phuket Regular meeting is on the 2nd Friday of each month. email@example.com www.ibap-phuket.org BBAP British Business Association - Phuket Monthly dinners & social evenings. firstname.lastname@example.org www.bbap.org Computer Clinic Phuket Computer Clinic Free computer clinic roundtables (Windows problems, internet service) every Sunday, 10am at the Sandwich Shoppe, Chalong. Lions Club Lions Club of Patong Beach Monthly meeting & fellowship dinner, 2nd Tuesday each month. +66 81 374 2088. email@example.com www.lions-club-patong.org GOMS Grumpy Old Men's Society A grumpy but happy group of local gentleman gathers every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month at Chalong Pier Beer Garden. firstname.lastname@example.org. Cricket / Rugby Outrigger Hotels /Twenty Cricket League at ACG Cricket Ground Matches every Sunday 9am. Touch rugby Wednesday evenings. www.phuketcricketgroup.com / www.acgphuket.com. Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.
Live bands @ Sanaeha, Phuket City Live music a few nights a week with live bands, including a female singer who covers hits from the 1960s every Tuesday to Saturday. Acoustic live music @ Two Chefs Bar & Grill, Kata-Karon Acoustic live music every, Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday night at Kata Beach. At Karon it's every night. Starting around 7 pm. Live Music @ Tai Pan, Patong International singers. Classic Rock through to the latest dance hits. Every night through to 11.45pm. Live jazz jam sessions @ Music Matters jazz bar, Phuket City Jazz, Salsa, Caribbean, African, South American & more. Live jazz jam sessions every Wednesday & Saturday night. Live Music @ Candlelight Bar, Karon Reggae band every Sunday night. Shirts & shoes optional. Live music starts at 9.30pm. Bar Bands @ Timber Hut, Phuket City The Thai pub scene. A fun place featuring one of Phuket's great bar bands. Boat Bar @ Paradise Complex, Patong Beach The only gay disco in Patong with daily popular cabaret shows around midnight. The Boat Bar gets busy when the show starts at midnight. DJs & live music @ Banana Bar & Disco Patong Dance club with a mix of Thais & visitors. Live music on ground floor bar. Disco upstairs. Live music & cheap beer @ Rom Dee, Phuket City Small venue, live music every night & cheap beer. Gets busy, but laid-back approach. international DJs @ Seduction Discotheque, Patong R&B on first floor, house/dance on second. Well-known international DJs often spin for the crowd. Latest hits to disco classics of the 70s & 80s. Live Jam nights @ Skyla's Beach House, Kamala Chilled international music including live jam nights. They also teach surfing & 'SUP'.
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We all know 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.
Mee Ao-kae (Ao-kae Noodle).
10 am – 3pm. Phoonphol Road at the beginning ginnin of Soi 3 on the left. This restaurant has passed the test of time and is well known among locals. Opens late and closes early. Its signature dish is Mee Ao-kae (Ao kae noodles) - the Hokkien noodle or Phuket white rice noodles, stirfried with eggs to give them a rich taste . It's cheap and a great way to get a typical taste of Phuket.
The Living Room Cafe f & Restaurant
7am-8pm. On the boardwalk at Yacht Haven Marina A small friendly restaurant serving a range of tasty Thai classic dishes, such as lamb massaman curry, & European specialities such as prawn salad with home-made dressing, very popular NZ lamb-burger, delicious lunchtime specials + sandwiches, breakfasts, afternoon teas & more . Delicious & well-priced .
The Beach Bar & Restaurant
10am - 10pm. Southwest side of Panwa Cape, 200m south of Panwa Beach Resort You can't get closer to the water! This one's right on the beach . Just 200 metres south of the resort, take the sloping track from the road down to the sea . This little restaurant and bar serves delicious Thai food , seafood and international favourites as well as cocktails. You can even sit at a table on the beach with the waves gently lapping around your feet.
Pla Mor See R Restaurant
10am - 9pm. Across from Thavorn Grand Plaza Hotel, next to 'Expo Market' An open air restaurant with a simple look provides Thai food with a price range from 4060 baht for most of the dishes. Recommended dishes include Kuay Teaw Lord (pork , mushrooms & soya beans wrapped in rice sheet) & Pad Thai Hor Khai (the normal Pad Thai dish but wrapped in an omelet).
5pm - 11pm. Kra Rd. Along Bang Yai canal behind Phuket Vocational College. A little gem well-known to locals. Tables are set along Bang Yai canal offering everything from local ﬂavours to famous Thai dishes & seafood . Recommend are Gai See Eew or Gai Pae Sa (boiled chicken in salty soya-based sauce) & Kung Pad Sator (stir-fried stink beans & shrimp). Cheap compared to other Phuket seafood restaurants.
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Larry Cunningham, owner of The Chava resort and Australia’s Honorary Consul in Phuket, retired on September 30 after serving for eight years. He kindly took some time out during his last week on the job to reflect on the highs and lows of this challenging role – with his usual candour and colour.
There’s been talk that your retirement as Honorary Consul was not planned as stated in some newspaper reports. Is there any truth to these rumours? No, it had been planned for a long time. You get appointed in two-year stints and I'd told them 18 months ago that this would be my last stint. I was supposed to finish in June, and they asked if they asked if I could stay on a little longer, so we agreed on September 30. Apart from the fact I wanted to spend more time in Australia with my family, the Australian government said earlier this year they'd be opening a full consulate in Phuket, staffed by an Australian Consul General, an Australian First Secretary and Consul and five Thai staff. So I was expecting to be replaced by the consulate and I was looking forward to handing it over. Unfortunately after the budget restraints they cancelled that. When I was first appointed in 2005 there were 3,000 Australians in Phuket on any one day. Today there are 27,000 Australians in Phuket on any one day including about 2,500 to 3,000 expats either working here or retired. You’re known for being outspoken about Phuket’s problems. Have you seen any positive changes as a result of your efforts and that of other consuls? To me so much hinges on what the DSI [Department of Special Investigations] does. That to me really is the crux of the future and whether any real changes will be made. In the meetings we had for a while with the local government, we felt we were being ignored. It was only when we realised that we’re not going to achieve much in Phuket that our ambassadors took things up in Bangkok. They’ve got to do things in a diplomatic way but effectively we’re hopeful something will happen. But my concern is now people are going to be less inclined to speak up based on the threat that I received. What advice would you give to Australian tourists planning to come to Phuket? I don’t think it matters. After pushing for several years, I managed to get jet-skis and motorcycle hire on the Australian travel warnings for Thailand. And we say point-blank all the time that Australians coming here must respect the culture. But either they don’t read the advice or they don’t take the advice. What are your plans for the future? My plan is to live seven months in Phuket and the rest of the year in Sydney. I’m looking forward to spending Christmas with my grandkids. We have a new General Manager here at The Chava resort who's doing a great job. Hopefully the embassy will find an Honorary Consul replacement soon who I’ll certainly be able to assist. Otherwise, I’ll probably take it easy. The place I'd go if I was 20 years younger would be Burma. I was there in March and have some good backers in Australia who would like to see us develop another Phuket in the Mergui archipelago. Who knows, maybe I’ll get bored after six months in Oz.
What were the highlights of your time as Honorary Consul? There have probably been more lowlights than highlights by the nature of the position, but it’s things like a simple letter, phone call or an email from someone that you’ve helped. Some people are just so ungrateful. You can be out all night to sort out a problem with jet-ski thugs, corrupt police and so on and you never hear from them again. I once helped a family whose daughter had died after being struck by a rope on a superyacht. About three weeks later I received a letter from her mother, a children’s book author that my own children had read. It was one of those letters that made you stop and swallow. You just think, what type of people are these who have lost their beautiful daughter but can take the time to write a thank you note for the assistance that you’ve given. One of these makes up for the hundred a**holes you deal with. Which are the most difficult cases you’ve dealt with? We had the first murder last year with Michelle Smith, the Perth travel agent, being stabbed to death. That was obviously traumatic. There are about 50 Australian deaths a year in Phuket and every one is a story. Nothing matches the emotion of a parent having to identify their dead child. I’ve had to help with that on many occasions. Tell us about any unusual cases you’ve handled? Some of the calls I get are just insanity. One time a woman called saying, “You’ve got to help me. We’re flying out a 6 o’clock tonight and I’ve ordered these suits from the tailor and they’re not here yet!” Or someone will call saying, “I’m at the airport now and I’ve got these crocodile shoes and I don’t think I’ll be able to take them into Australia!” A lot of people come out sexually when they’re here. One guy told me, “I don’t know how to say this, but I have a bit of a problem. I’m not gay, but I’ve woken up in a compromising position with a ladyboy. Do I report it to you?” I told him, no, just wait till you get back to Australia. They’re better equipped to deal with this sort of thing. You recently received an SMS from a Thai official that was deemed to be a threat. Why did you go public with that? I didn’t have time to think about it. When it came I had the Phuket News and Phuketwan with me. I'd invited them to come with me to Karon police station where I was assisting with a jet-ski incident, and when we got there she sent me that thing and I said, “Look at this!” If they hadn’t been there I would probably still have gone public with it, though, as it was the best move in terms of protection. People later asked me, “Aren’t you scared?” And I said, “Not in the slightest.” Had she whispered in my ear I would have been far more concerned. The fact that she sent me an SMS protects me completely.
PHUKET BEACH FASHION
With its miles of soft white sands and a rising number of trendy beach clubs, the beach is where Phuket’s style-setters go to showcase their fashions. And it’s on the sands that many of the island’s fashion “Don’ts” are also on full display. Sure, you can find plenty of cheap beachwear on the streets of Patong but those who really want to make some waves, fashion-wise, will be searching for styles that say “knockout” rather than “knockoff ”.
With our beach towel in tow, we stopped into some of Phuket’s best beach and resort wear boutiques to find out what the sunworshipping smart set are wearing this season. Searching for the island’s most glamorous beach styles, we first stopped in at the Re Ká Ta Boutique and Café on Kata Beach. Attached to The Boathouse resort, which has long been synonymous with sophistication, the shop is brimming with top European brands including the finely-shaped and flattering Melissa Odabash swimwear collection. Boathouse General Manager Marie-Laure Fleury, who also oversees both the Re Ká Ta shop and the Trisara Gallery boutique shop in Naithon Beach, said that many of the selections were inspired by
Re Ka Ta - Minmala jewellry Re Ka Ta - Minmala bracelet
Re Ka Ta - Marie-France Vandamme resort wear
guests staying at the resorts. She started stocking the shops with kaftans by Australian designer Camilla, for one, after asking a guest about her vibrant attire. For those looking to wear something chic and silky with a bit of added glitz that can extend into the tropical night, Re Ká Ta’s Marie France Van Damme collection is a fine place to start. The fabrics are simply gorgeous, from simple white silk to eye-popping metallic bronze and gunmetal. Meanwhile, for something light, intricate and feminine, there’s a colourful array of hand-embroidered tunics by Sulu in silk and cotton. For men, the overriding theme in Re Ká Ta is function, action and keeping cool. A rainbow of top-quality shirts in linen and cotton is complemented by fun-patterned board shorts by French brands 83 990 Tenue De Plage, its name derived from the zip code of St Tropez and Vilebrequin. With price tags of 5,000 baht up, these brands do not come cheap, but they’re certainly built to last. Marie said the Vilebrequin shorts will still look great after 15 years. Vilebrequin board shorts are also found up at Surin Beach in the Catch Beach Club Gallery. Catch, as well as its sister shop Twinpalms Gallery at the Twinpalms resort, is focused on simple and classic styles for the tropics, said Gallery Supervisor Sawai “Ton” Chaiphithip.
Re Ka Ta - Marie-France Vandamme beach cover up
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Re Ka Ta - board shorts by 83 990 Tenue De Plage
Re Ka Ta - Danny Billaud
Khun Ton of Twinpalms models a cool beach club look
Catch Beach Club staff & stylish guests
Most of the items here are designed especially for Catch and Twinpalms, and the beach club’s and resort staff serve as models for the clothes since much of what they wear is also on sale at the shops – even the serving staff ’s leather money belts. Catch pieces are mainly in cheerful blue and white while Twinpalms Gallery items have a more chic flavour with black and creamy white silks and linens. Among the best-selling items are the white polo shirts for men and women. Fisherman’s trousers in white linen are also popular, said Khun Ton. Catch Beach Club further extends its reach into all things fun and beachy with Catchbranded surfboards, body boards, towels and beer coolers available for sale. A brash and bright shop new on the scene in Phuket is 69 slam, a beach and underwear brand that had its start in Bali but has since spread to some 40 countries. Ben Gale, the “big boss man” for the outlet on Patong’s beach road, said 69 slam’s designs are aimed at active and younger beach-goers who like more edgy and rebellious looks. The brand was set to gain wider exposure in October with male and female contestants on the US reality show America’s Next Top Model wearing 69 slam designs on the catwalk during their visit to Bali.
69 slam fabric patterns feature such varied and unusual images as flamingos, watermelons, iPods, and – fittingly for Patong perhaps – pole dancing and pinup girls. Board shorts for both men and women are among the best-selling items, in particular those printed with oranges. Ben said he expects their swimsuits for kids to become popular in Phuket, as many expat families in Bali wouldn’t be seen at the beach without their 69 slam suits. One innovation with an eco-friendly edge is 69 slam’s use of bamboo fibre, which will eventually replace cotton for all items using natural fabrics. Ben said it’s a durable and cool fabric perfect for the tropics, and it feels silkier to the touch than cotton. Accessories are essential for adding polish and personality to any beach look, and one of the most striking items found at both Re Ká Ta and Catch Beach is the Meiow Hill Tribe Thailand vintage handbags, hand-crafted with authentic and antique materials from the six Golden Triangle hill tribes of Northern Thailand. These retail at about 12,000 baht, but back in Europe these one-of-a-kind bags are sold for 1,000 Euro or more, said Marie. Other interesting pieces made in Thailand include the turquoise and shell necklaces at Catch Beach Club and the colourful “Boho-luxe” jewellery designs incorporating pearls, semi-precious gemstones and silk tassels by Thai-born designer Maneerat “Minnie” Moser under her Minmala brand at Re Ká Ta. Also at Re Ká Ta are beaded necklaces and bracelets by Danny Billaud, with a beautiful mix of subtle-toned natural stones and flashes of glitter. Hats, naturally, are the best way to both stay cool and look cool at the beach, and there are few better ways to top off a tropical style than with the classic Panama hat, which may be found at both Re Ká Ta and Catch Beach Club. Re Ká Ta’s Helen Kaminski hat collection, meanwhile, offers some lovely well-crafted styles that will give any outfit an instant dose of elegance.
Catch Beach Vilebrequin board shorts and beachy men's wear
Catch Beach Club team fashions
Contacts: Catch Beach Club Gallery www.catchbeachclub.com Twinpalms Gallery www.twinpalms-phuket.com Re Ká Ta Boutique and Café www.rekataphuket.com Trisara Gallery www.trisara.com 69 Slam Phuket www.facebook.com/69slamthai
Rigatoni alla Norcina
Rigatoni with Sausage and Cream
This traditional pasta a classic winter dish from the green hilltowns of Umbria. The sausage is the key to this pasta so make sure it is well seasoned, even with little pepper or chilli.
How to cook pasta
To cook pasta properly you need a large pot of rapidly boiling water. The best pot to use is a lightweight one, allowing the water to reach the boil faster and maintain a rapid boil after adding the pasta. When cooking dried pasta always use 4 quarts (3.8ltr) of water for one pound of pasta and when the water boils add the salt (½ tablespoon of salt for each pound of pasta). Add the pasta and stir to separate the strands, making sure the pasta does not stick together. Cover the pot again until the water returns to the boil. When you believe the pasta is nearly cooked, begin tasting it every 10-20 seconds. It is finished when it is 'al dente' (cooked through but still firm to bite). The instant the pasta is done drain it right away. Pour the water and pasta into a colander. Shake the colander vigorously up and down to remove all the water.
Ingredients for 4 people
30 ml / 4 tbsp olive oil 15 gm / 2 tbsp softened butter 4 shallots diced 200 gm lean, well-seasoned pork sausage 175 ml / 6 oz dry white wine 250 ml / 8 oz whipping cream 100 gm / ¼ ib Parmesan coarsely grated Fresh ground black pepper 400 gm / ¾ lb dried rigatoni Remove the sausage meat from the casings and chop. In a large sauté pan, melt the butter and olive oil over a low heat. Add the shallots and cook slowly until soft and translucent. Add a little wine if necessary to keep them from browning. Add the sausage to the pan and cook until the meat browns. Turn up the heat, add the wine and stir. When the wine has almost evaporated add the cream in a slow steady stream, stirring constantly. When the sauce is well mixed, add half of the cheese and the black pepper. Lower the heat.
Saucing the pasta
Have the sauce ready and warm when the pasta is cooked. Put the drained pasta into a warm bowl and being tossing rapidly with a fork and spoon, bringing it up from the bottom of the bowl, and turning it again and again in the sauce. Serve immediately.
About Chef Maurizio Laureri Maurizio Laureri has lived in an atmosphere ﬁlled with the sights, sounds and aromas of cooking since he was a young boy. His mother, Clara , sought his help in the kitchen and since a teenager he's travelled the globe seeking out new recipes, ideas and ways to make food more enjoyable . Just as Maurizio's mother, and her mother before her, created their own sauces, adding their own spices and making the dishes unique , so Maurizio has done the same . Moving from London to New York City, running restaurants, creating dishes for friends and catering for movie stars on set, Maurizio has
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'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 is one of Thailand’s best-known restaurants, with a reputation stretching much further. It's perched on a cliff, with teak floors and the 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. 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. On the coast road just north of Patong www.baanrimpa.com
Chino restaurant opened in February 2012. You'll find this Fusion South Chinese cuisine at Central Festival Phuket on the 1st floor. It's easy to find us, easy to take a seat, easy to order and easy to relax. Fusion means unusual; it means a fresh look to South-Chinese cuisine with a great menu to get your appetite going! Chino serves salads with fragrant spices, soups, duck, pork, beef and chicken, shrimp pies and wontons, seafood and lobster, rice and noodles, different combinations of vegetables, great desserts, a huge selection of cocktails, whiskies, brandies, spirits, aperitifs, wines and tea – all at reasonable prices. Choose too from a variety of Thailand’s local dishes, prepared with the freshest ingredients: spicy salads, mixed meat sate, soups Tom Yam Goong and Tom Ka Gai, Tod Man Goong, Khao Phad Phuket, Phuket Spring Roll, etc. Chino is one of the most cosy places to eat in Phuket. Come along and take a picture at the 'golden' cage or with our nice big bearcat.
74-75 Moo 5 Vichitsongkram Rd., Talat Yai, Amphur Muang, Phuket
Daily 1-11pm | +66 76 292526, +66 76 284555
Baluchi is in the heart of Patong and in Karon, yet their relaxed atmosphere, with soft background Indian music, creates a great ambience perfect for either family dining or entertaining clients. They take pride in using only fresh, authentic 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 their specialties. 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. Baluchi Karon opens 18:30 to 23:30 every day except Saturdays.
Horizon Beach Resort, Patong and Karon Soi 2 next to Karon Football Stadium www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
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Daily 11.30am-10.30pm | +66 76 292929 ext 8207
Daily 10.30am-11pm | +66 83 173 1187, +66 76 381212
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 their homes. Kantok's Thai set is attentively prepared, beginning with our Thai appetizer platter, including items that continue to be a rare delicacy these days due to the delicate mix of ingredients needed 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 a relaxing and an almost hypnotic way to enjoy the evening. Burasari, Patong Beach www.burasari.com
Kan Eang, meaning "feel at ease", invites you to unwind with the soothing sounds of the sea & a stunning view of Chalong Bay. Savour freshly caught seafood, Thai delights & selected Japanese dishes. Kan Eang@pier is more than a restaurant, it's a destination. Originally called Kan Eang 1, it has been preparing great seafood dishes for more than 30 years and has long been a favourite among locals and visitors from around the world. Kan Eang@pier continues the tradition of satisfying any palate with its selected fresh seafood and local specialities. Kan Eang@pier has the flexibility to cater for everything from intimate dinners to special events and large banquets. Its friendly and attentive staff and seaside seating in an idyllic setting offer a relaxing and pleasant dining experience day or night. Enjoy a panoramic view of the yacht harbour and nearby islands.
The pier of Chalong Bay www.kaneang-pier.com, email@example.com
Plum Restaurant / Vanilla Sky
Plum 6-11.30pm Mon Closed | Vanilla 5pm-midnight | +66 76 337300
Daily 9am until late | +66 76 288703, +66 81 091 5788
Mediterranean Tapas Bar
South Phuket's premier beach-side bar & restaurant, Nikita's at Rawai, is a real favourite. The absolute seafront, garden-sala café-bar with fantastic island views across Chalong Bay, a shady setting & cool sea breeze is unbeatable for relaxing away balmy afternoons & evenings. Time means nothing at Nikita's on peaceful Rawai Beach. The well-trained team offers real Thai hospitality, while guests sit happily daydreaming for hours, observing life on the water & chatting with friends. The extensive menu of authentic Thai food, fresh seafood & the 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 – is a winner with visitors as well as the many 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. Located on the water's edge on Rawai Beach Rd www.nikitas-phuket.com
New, chic, Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, brings sophisticated style to the tropical beauty of Phuket with its two unique dining venues − both with outstanding service, fine cuisine & views to match. It’s chic! It’s modern! It’s hip! It’s laid-back! It’s Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas. PLUM Restaurant is 'reborn' with ‘value’ as a main item on its menu. "Back to basics" with a fresh and creative touch, featuring Mediterranean home-style & creative Thai-inspired dishes. Plum redefines value for money with over 20 wine labels under 1,400 Baht net. Fantastic views, great service complement this experience! Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge – the pinnacle of the resort – serves distinctive cocktails and interesting tapas backed by a breathtaking view of Kamala Bay. Step out on the terrace, slip into one of the chairs; you'll feel you've reached a small piece of heaven on earth. Experience Cape Sienna & be surprised by the amazing location, delicious food, great drinks, good music and stunning view…
Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Cliff www.capesienna.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily 5.30-11pm | +66 76 289574
Modern Western Cuisine
Daily 11.30am-11pm | +66 89 727 0067, +66 76 381159
Relish an authentic style of cooking of a diverse array of Italian favourites and new combinations served in a cozy ambiance, or savour pizzas in a separate casual seating area by a wood-fired oven. An evening must kick off with an aperitif! And so we did, at DaVinci's super-stylish 'V Lounge' cocktail bar. The restaurant itself is open air, but with enough cover for when the rains come (and with an airconditioned dining room too). The whole place is tasteful, beautifully designed and welcoming, while the children’s play area allows parents to keep their kids in sight while relaxing with a fine meal. Everything at DaVinci comes from the kitchen with the freshest ingredients. The Lasagne Al Forno and the Spaghetti Neri Pomodorini Calamari e Gamberi (all homemade pasta) are superb in their simplicity. For superlative Italian cuisine, with the freshest of ingredients, in a truly classy environment, be sure to try DaVinci and discover a renaissance of food. Centre of Nai Harn on the road to Rawai www.davinciphuket.com
VSET is a "restaurant at its extraordinary best". VSET, pronounced "Vi-Sate", in Thai means "extraordinary". It's the first gastronomic restaurant at Chalong pier and has a naturally-thatched roof, quaint interior and an open kitchen where you can see Master Chef Ronnie Macuja and his talented team at work. Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor seating, this intimately proportioned venue serves up delicious fare in a homey atmosphere. Multi-award winning chef Ronnie's creations combine established methods with local flare and creativity producing a stellar menu. Notable dishes include: Phuket lobster salad, Foie gras parfait, Cognacflamed Lobster bisque, Australian lamb cutlet, Red snapper steak and Honey-glazed pork belly. These only touch the surface, while a fine wine list adds an essential touch and a tantalising selection of desserts rounds it all off. VSET is centered on the palate, but it's how everything fits together that makes this a truly extraordinary place. The pier at Chalong Bay (next to Kan Eang @pier) www.vsetrestaurant.com, email@example.com
We invite you to share in the essence of ‘Don’t Worry - Be Happy’ through the spirit of ‘Mai Pen Rai’, because when you’re our guest, nothing else matters to us.
SPA & BEAUTY
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.
Lemongrass founder, 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 percent 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 hand-blended 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 and Surin Beach, 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.
สาขาเชิงทะเล ใกลปมน้ำมัน ปตท. Daily 9am – 8pm สาขาสุรินทร ซอยอาวบางเทา ถัดจาก : +66 76 271233 โรงแรมสุรินทรเบยอินน 10/2 Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83100 31 34 D4 F1 www.lemongrasshouse.com
To Laguna Hotels
Twin Palms Phuket
Surin Bay Inn
To Tha Reua
The Royal Spa
SPA & BEAUTY
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, as well as 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 5,000 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. The Royal Spa has 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 at any time. As a special for our 8th year anniversary, we offer 'BUY ONE GET ONE FREE' value.
Some treatments & packages
Prices range from 1,200 to 6,500 Baht
The Royal Ayurvedic Massage (90 minutes): Ayurvedic Massage or Abhyanga is a full body massge with medicated oils to balance specific conditions. Hot Stone Massage (90 minutes): Hot Stone Massage is a speciality 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 (4 hours) • The Royal Honey Body Treatment (scrub and wrap) • The Royal Experience Massage • The Royal Facial • Milky Bath
Buy 1 Get 1 Free at every branch
This Privilege applies to the 14 following locations: Phuket The Royal Spa & Health Club +66 (0)76 236663 The Royal Spa Ao Chalong Villa Resort & Spa +66 (0)76 381691 The Royal Spa Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort +66 (0)76 286100 The Royal Spa Ramada Resort +66 (0)76 396666-7 The Royal Spa The Village Resort & Spa +66 (0)76 398200-5 The Royal Spa Sugar Palm Resort & Spa +66 (0)76 284404 The Royal Spa @ Malisa Villa Suites +66 (0)76 284760 The Royal Spa The Beach Boutique House +66 (0)76 333113 The Royal Spa Absolute Patong Ville Resort +66 (0)76 294500 The Royal Spa At Panta +66 (0)76 275002-14 Phang Nga The Royal Spa Borsaen Villa & Spa +66 (0)76 418888 The Royal Spa Haadson Resort +66 (0)76 593510 Pattaya: Avarin Spa Managed by The Royal Spa +66 (0)38 256555 Trat: The Royal Spa Koh Chang Kacha Resort & Spa +66 (0)39 551223
Daily 9am – 10pm : +66 76 236663, +66 76 236056 367/63-64 Yaowaraj Rd., Muang, Phuket 83100 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theroyalspa.com
To Kathu Bypass Rd.
Tesco Lotus Bangkok Phuket Hospital
To Downtown Yaowarat Rd.
THE ROYAL SPA
Day Spa of The Year Asia Spa Awards 2012
Thailand Tourism Awards, Excellent Day Spa 2008, 2010
SPA & BEAUTY
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?
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.
Enjoy this Special Offer
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on the following spa packages at Oasis Spa Phuket, in Laguna, Kamala and Kata King of Oasis Signature Massage 2 hours, THB 3,900++ By the end of this two-hour massage, you will feel wonderful. Enjoy this powerful, yet pleasing treatment combining Thai massage techniques with Aromatherapy massage. Called by some “stress-management” Thai style, it begins with a Thai Herbal Hot Compress along the strong muscle lines followed by a Hot Oil Massage that works and stretches the muscles while reopening the body’s energy pathways. Queen of Oasis Signature Massage 2 hours, THB 3,900++ A therapy that combines the best of Eastern and Western massages to bring out your inner strength. The ancient oriental massage integrated into this therapy focuses on the 10 energy lines along which the body's energy works to detoxify, improve organ function, and promote self-healing. The Swedish, Hot Stone, and Aromatherapy Massage further rejuvenates and enhances health and vigour. It realigns a woman’s life-energy, improves digestion, and promotes inner harmony. You will regain your sparkle! Oasis Summer Day 3 hours, THB 4,900++ Too much fun in the sun? Restore and protect your skin from the damage of the sun’s rays with this 3-hours spa package. Begin treatment with your choice of Aloe Vera Mint Body Scrub or Aloe Vera Mint Body Wrap … then enjoy a cool, refreshing Body Massage … and finish with a Biodroga® After Sun Facial Treatment that protects, repairs, and smoothes the skin. On the other hand, you could skip the sun and give your skin a therapy session it will love.
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
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 Moo 3 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 Daily 10am – 10pm : +66 76 337777 www.oasisspa.net email@example.com
BANGTAO BEACH KATA BEACH
โอเอซิส สปา สาขา ลากูนา สาขา กะตะ และ สาขา กมลา
26 108 40 F5 G5 G5
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
To Kata Noi
Sukko Cultural Spa
SPA & BEAUTY
“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”
Sukko means "Beyond Happiness". My first feeling when I stepped through the impressive gates of 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 capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind.
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 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 3-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 Synergy Body Massage (see description opposite). “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 Elements". 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.
Sukko Synergy Body Massage 120 minutes, THB 3,100++ Sukko Synergy Body Massage 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. 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.
Daily 10am – 10pm : +66 76 263222 www.sukkospa.com firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/sukkospa
To Phuket Town
Island Furniture & The Courtyard
Big-C Central Festival
Chao-fa West Rd. To Kathu
Hair Studio 9
SPA & BEAUTY
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 specialise 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.
Here's what 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 customised 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 your scalp back to health. • Hair colour support: Natural & organic hair colour, which are gentler on the hair, are available. • We do ''Special Occasion Styles'' for weddings, black tie events and proms.
Daily 11am – 10pm : +66 76 600108 Jungceylon 2nd Floor, Bangla Mall, Banana Walk Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 email@example.com www.phukethairstudio9.com
สาขาจังซีลอน สาขาบางลามอลล สาขา บานานา วอลค
75 75 75 C3 B2 B3
Soi Bangla Patong Beach Rd
Patong Sai 3 Rd
V.I.P Soi Sansabai
HAIR STUDIO 9
Banana Walk Patong Hotel Beach
Banzan Market Soi Banzan
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 wellpaved 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 chillout spot.
Ao Yon, Cape Panwa 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. 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. 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.
MD of Maikhao Dream
How long have you been with Maikhao Dream Co. Ltd.? What’s your position and what attracted you to the job? I'm currently the Managing Director of Maikhao Dream Co. Ltd. I’ve been with the company for 4½ years now. I was first attracted to the group because of the challenge of establishing a new company and the overall experience it would provide. Hospitality has always been my passion, so when this opportunity came up, my family and I decided to make the move to Thailand, embarking on this beautiful journey. What were you doing / where were you living & working before? Before deciding to move to Thailand and work with Maikhao Dream, I was working in Kazakhstan, setting up beautiful lake resort 650km away from anywhere. The hotel’s setting and clientele made the resort very ecofriendly, which remains a concern of mine. Where are you from? I'm not sure if I have a ‘hometown’ per se. I was born in Moscow, but lived and spent the most time in Kazakhstan. My childhood consisted of travelling back and forth between Russia and Kazakhstan. In the United Kingdom, I studied and graduated with two majors from Keele University, with a dual degree in Business Administration and Marketing, and in Law. What’s special / different about Maikhao Dream Co. Ltd? Why would someone choose your resort compared to your closest competition? As well as two very desirable secluded locations, the guests of both Maikhao Dream Villa Resort & Spa, in Phuket, and Maikhao Dream Resort & Spa, on Natai Beach, in Phang Nga, will find personalised service and luxury. The Villas are situated right on quiet Mai Khao Beach and are the biggest hotel managed beachside villas on the island, with the smallest villa totalling 465 sqm (5,000 sq ft). Our Phang Nga location is more of a traditional resort setup, but is perfect for couples or small families looking for a secluded paradise. Whether for long stay or short getaways, both resorts were designed to accentuate both Thai architecture and hospitality, combined with international standards and catering to diverse tastes. We have a customised setting, where guests can feel like they’re home away from home, in a place that blends world-class facilities with a welcoming, friendly staff. Tell us something about your role in the business? My role in Maikhao Dream is to run the group operations. I am, therefore, in charge of every operational and administrative function, but more importantly, my job is to guarantee that each guest has an unforgettable stay with us. I truly want every single person to come away from our properties with a remarkable experience, great memories and the desire to return. What are the main challenges as they relate to your role? My main challenge is to organise and maintain the right team for our resorts. Since we’re young in the market, our team is still growing and
adapting. Yet this is what makes the business so rewarding too. I want everyone in my team to overcome challenges, so they may better understand the dynamics of the hospitality industry and have a hand in creating positive memorable experiences for our guests. And what are the biggest difficulties you have to overcome? My attitude in life, as in work, is that "nothing is impossible". This really does lessen the burden of any difficulties that need to be conquered. Our main priority is working together as a cohesive unit and, in doing so, we believe we can overcome all difficulties. What do you (and the business) expect to achieve within the next 3-5 years? In the next 3 to 5 years, we expect to complete three additional business ventures in Thailand. In particular, we're currently building another property, so watch this space! What do you see as your biggest successes to date? We're incredibly proud of our biggest achievement, in that we successfully built, opened and now manage, two properties in a relatively short time period. Both resorts opened within one week of each other and, so far, both have performed excellently. Maikhao Dream Hotels & Resorts aims to continue and build on this Wow! factor. Is Maikhao Dream Hotels & Resorts involved in any CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programs? CSR is a focus and a priority for Maikhao Dream. We're constantly donating and helping our local communities improve and grow. We also participate in royal initiatives and charities and we have our own internal recycling programmes. Giving back is part of our experience. How would you describe your leadership style? I'd describe myself as a transformational leader. Everyone needs to have a chance to make management decisions, so that they can grow and further their career. I like my team to know they are supported, as well as leading by example. What is your overriding ambition at this stage in your life? Since hospitality is my passion, simply put, I want to ensure that each and every guest enjoys their vacation to the fullest. I work towards this on a daily basis. I want Maikhao Dream to be synonymous with luxury and sophistication, where all types of luxury holiday seekers, no matter their interest or background, will enjoy their personalised experience. For further information about Maikhao Dream Co. Ltd. +66 76 401 301. www.maikhaodream.com
3-Bedroom Double Pool Villa
Luxury Seaview Condominium
The View is conveniently located on a private elevated position overlooking the three cosmopolitan beaches of Kata, Karon and Kata Noi, on the prestigious western sunset coastline of Phuket, only about 800m away from the beach and just 45 minutes drive south of Phuket International Airport. Kata district is home to pristine beaches, high quality restaurants, cafés, spas and banks with a pace of life generally considered to be quiet and relaxed. For those searching for more frenetic nightlife or shopping, the town of Patong is just 12 minutes drive north. Beautiful Chalong Bay with its marina and expatriate supermarkets is 10 minutes drive to the east with historical Phuket Town 15 minutes drive further east.
The name for our development was conceived from its natural surroundings, perched high on a lush tropical hillside overlooking a pristine bay. This exclusive low density estate of just 53 condominium units has been designed for discerning buyers that appreciate the difference between a product that simply offers “a view”, and those that appreciate the optimum, namely “The View”. Our architects have also drawn inspiration from nature to produce a simple yet stunning building form that is modeled on the shape and mass of ocean waves. The cleverly arranged tiers of units and blocks represent the graceful curve of a wave and its continual movement.
Architectural Style “Living with Vision”
The low-density, low-rise architectural style is a modern tropical contemporary design with strong and deliberate emphasis employed to maximise the view, whilst protecting personal privacy. Careful selection of appropriate materials helps to ensure the practicality and durability of the construction without compromising the aesthetic or function of the units. Each block is constructed in light bright white allowing excellent natural light, whilst the generous windows and full height doors allow optimum ventilation reducing reliance on air conditioning and maintaining our commitment to greener sustainable development. The Wellness Center with spa, fitness gym and sauna is part of the facilities, as well as the restaurant and two swimming pools. for money. The units are designed to achieve both significant rental returns and capital growth.
Strength Based Development Team
Our team is a strength-based structure with each member regarded as top tier specialists within their respective functions. Our contractors DCM have successfully completed a number of high quality developments that are regularly used as the benchmark of quality amongst the developer community in both Phuket and around Thailand. Carefully selected consultants, each with key local and international technical knowledge, augment the core team to ensure the delivery of excellence in our finished product.
We offer a wide range of high quality sea view units ranging in size from our generous one-bedroom units at 116sqm to our opulent six-bedroom penthouses at 674sqm. Our highly competitive pricing for these condominium units starts from just 11.5 million Thai Baht, proving that there are still opportunities to invest in high quality real estate and secure value
To Kata Karon
Family Mart 7-11 Viset Rd
To Phuket City
To Chalong Pier
Contacts 29/17-18 Moo 5, Rawai : +66 81 666 6622 : +66 86 943 9996 : +66 76 381488 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theviewphuket.com
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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.
Choice of Floor Plans
Plunge Tropic Villas is inspired by the dream to have a tropical villa where the indoor and outdoor spaces merge to become one…. Spacious indoor living areas flow smoothly to grand outdoor terraces with both sunny and shaded areas surrounding the infinity edge pool with relaxing Jacuzzi and romantic Waterfall. We offer the choice of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas plus a wheelchair plan. Each villa offers 230 sq.m.-250 sq.m. with Teak Vaulted Ceilings, Solid Wood Floors, private Attached Carports, built-in Wardrobes, Walk-in Closets and wide opening doors that give each villa a feeling of grand open spaces, yet at a price far below current market value. Plunge Tropic Villas satisfies the high demand for a reasonably priced villa with exceptional quality. and high rental returns. For investors, holiday home buyers, or long stay residents, we offer a complete range of property management and rental options to suit everyone’s needs.
Dare to Compare
Going…. Going…. Gone! With prices starting at 6.9 million baht, we dare you to compare our Quality, Location and Investment Value. Come and see our Show Villa or contact us now to take advantage of our introductory pricing.
Combining this prime location with value pricing and exceptional construction quality guarantees you long term capital appreciation
For more information : +66 82 413 6610 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org www.plungetropicvillas.com, www.theplungevillas.com
…take the Plunge!
The Lake House Phuket
Where Lifestyle Meets Nature
The Lake House Phuket. Tucked away in a quiet, idyllic residential area surrounded by nature, you will find the beautiful Lake House development. Located in the western part of Phuket Island, near the region's renowned Laguna Phuket resort complex and the white sandy beaches of Bangtao and Layan, The Lake House is situated close enough to enjoy the amenities and facilities this area has to offer, while still offering a retreat from mainstream tourism on Phuket's west coast. Living Lakeside : 2-4 bedroom Pool Villas Our beautifully designed, Oriental-style pool villas are built to the highest European specifications standards and naturally combine classical and contemporary Thai with solid features throughout. With innovative use of light and space, designs blend traditional tropical style creating a truly unique home. The Lake House villas focus on spacious, open-plan living space complemented by an integrated indoor and outdoor area. The natural living experience is further enhanced by the floor to ceiling glass windows and doors, allowing the comfort of design with the splendour of nature. The Lake House offers eight affordable, luxury pool villas with plot size from 420 to 720 m2 and caters for budgets starting from 12m THB.
The Canal Villa : The next development by Phuket Greenland Property. Single storey 3-bedroom pool villas with total area of 370 m2, located next to The Lake House, a quiet and peaceful area close to Laguna. Presale prices from 12m THB with a payment plan available. The Lake House & The Canal Project are developments by Phuket Greenland Property Co., Ltd., a developer with extensive experience working on big developments throughout Thailand for many years. Being contractors themselves, they ensure every detail of construction meets the highest standards by incorporating the best construction industry practices. Quality craftsmanship you can trust. Management The Lake House offers legal assistance for ownership with full villa management and rental services available, ensuring owners and visitors not only a high standard of service, but peace of mind.
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Show villa contact for viewing Pasak soi 8, 1.5 km from Laguna Phuket : +66 81 734 4324, : + 66 76 274344 email@example.com www.phuketgreenlandvillas.com
Imagine escaping your daily routine to a secluded tropical paradise removed from the rest of the world. For more than a quarter of a century, Cape Panwa Hotel, a worldrenowned luxury hotel in the quiet southeast corner of Phuket, has been a secret destination drawing dignitaries and celebrities to take refuge; including the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Elizabeth Taylor and Pierce Brosnan. Considered one of the most exclusive places in Phuket, the hotel is nestled on the hillside of an old coconut plantation, just an hour from the airport and 15 minutes from Phuket Town. With breathtaking vistas of the Andaman Sea, the hotel boasts its own private palm-fringed beach, luxury suites and pool villas, and first-class facilities in a distinguished, old-world ambiance. For an exceptional experience, the hotel’s Absolute Suite combines privacy with a stunning 360-degree view, while featuring an oversized pool, a private spa, a personal butler, chef and chauffer, and access to the hotel’s 75-foot yacht. To relax and unwind, the hotel offers year-round swimming in a sheltered sea, two beautiful swimming pools, and a spa famous for its exotic rejuvenating treatments. For those looking for adventure, hop on the hotel’s speed boat or yacht to discover the surrounding islands or sign up for a free scuba lesson.
To make your visit truly memorable, enjoy a candlelit dinner on the beach, or sail to seclusion for a champagne picnic. Dining at Cape Panwa Hotel offers a gastronomical experience, no matter what your preference is. The Panwa House restaurant, a beautiful Sino-Portuguese mansion on the beach, serves exquisite Thai cuisine. Top of the Reef offers a fine-dining experience, while Café Andaman serves Thai and international fare in a casual atmosphere. Snacks and drinks are served throughout the day at the beachside Bamboo Bar; and for evening drinks, the hotel has a piano and lounge bar, as well as a nautical pub with live music inside a lighthouse. Cape Panwa Hotel is part of Kasemkij Hotels’ prestigious Cape Hotel Collection. www.capecollection.com
For more information please contact 27, 27/2 Moo 8, Sakdidej Rd, Cape Panwa, Phuket 83000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.capepanwa.com
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Villa Sunpao is an intimate boutique resort offering elegantly decorated private pool villas surrounded by nature and green. The villas are masterfully designed, richly furnished, and impeccably finished with a unique blend of modern and tropical style. Set amidst the north coast of Phuket, Villa Sunpao is hidden away in a quiet part of Layan Beach offering an intimate setting, privacy and tranquility. The ambience is restful and relaxed, surrounded by tropical gardens, picturesque mountains and a beautiful lagoon.
Villa Sunpao blends past with present. Our collection of tropical homes mix modern technology and exotic materials producing rich design in complete harmony with the surrounding environment; the beautiful traditional shingle roof combines minimalist architecture with clean modern lines, framed by water and tropical landscapes. Constructed with uncompromising attention to detail, the villas are finished with high quality materials, Italian furniture and a touch of local décor. Villa Sunpao is a home that blends indoor and outdoor living, allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds. Villa Sunpao is committed towards the environment; our team has researched all the best eco-friendly product options and combined them with architectural designs to create the 'green' home of your dreams.
The owners who intend to use their villa for only limited periods, and investors looking for best rental returns, can become a part of our ‘Rental Pool’. We take the management and we produce a net profit with no risk and costs for owners. Our rental pool program was designed to completely align the goals of owners with that of management. We ensure the owners that management earns a fee only when the owners receive an income. We keep your property in five-star conditions at no cost. We pay for day and night receptionists, housekeepers, pool boys, gardeners, laundry and we cover all the costs related to airport transfer and shuttle service. Rental incomes are split fairly, with 50% going to owners and 50% to the Management Company. Owners have no marketing, no maintenance and no management fees to sustain Contacts Villa Sunpao : +66 86 004 3008 : +66 76 384691 email@example.com www.villasunpao.com
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Concept: Coco Kamala and Coco Chalong are the latest luxurious lifestyle developments from The Coco Group on Phuket’s west coast, and scenic east coast respectively, providing luxury high quality tropical residences at affordable prices
These exclusive, low-density private tropical estates – consisting of just 24 pool villas in Kamala and 80 pool villas in Chalong – are constructed in a contemporary tropical style, with accents and hints of the local culture woven into the architectural details. We call this “natural opulence”; a feeling derived from the high ceilings and full length doors creating natural light and ventilation, constructed to a practical design, whilst retaining key aesthetic form – and all within a short distance of stunning tropical beaches.
optimum condition for you and your guests. We also offer a rental programme in two categories: holiday rentals or long-term rentals, to maximize the financial return on your investment.
Location: Coco Kamala is on the cosmopolitan and exclusive west coast of Phuket, just 30 minutes from Phuket International airport. Kamala offers a central location with easy access to beaches, shopping, golf and water sports. The exclusive west coast beaches are minutes away and the Party City of Patong is just 15 minutes drive south along the coast.
Coco Chalong is located a short distance from scenic Chalong bay, famed for its yachting and seafood restaurants and the gateway to stunning Phang Na Bay. It is within easy reach of Phuket town and a short distance from the famous Prom Thep Cape and swimming beach at Nai Harn.
Price Range: Prices start from 5.62 million baht to 13 million baht. About the Developer: Our development company Con-F is managed and operated by some of the most experienced architects, engineers and construction teams in the region. We are able to ensure the highest quality, flexibility and tight cost control because our dynamic and innovative group provides the majority of technical services in-house. To date we have an extensive portfolio of over 30 completed projects spanning the last 10 years.
Our philosophy is to develop exciting, high quality lifestyle property and related services to ensure stress-free investment opportunities for our buyers and owners.
Protecting and managing your Investment: We pride ourselves
on being able to provide valuable after-sales services and, to this end, we have created a range of services to help you manage and protect your investment. We offer a more maintenance-orientated service, Villa Management, designed to keep your vacation home in
Contacts Coco Kamala Sales Office: 60m from Surin Plaza 8/62 Moo 3, T. Cherng Talay, A. Thalang, Phuket 83110 : +66 76 324 293, : +66 81 958 6996 Coco Chalong Sales Office: 50m from Chalong Circle 71/45 Moo 10, T. Chalong, A. Mueang, Phuket 83130 : +66 76 384 245, : +66 91 229 4070 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cocovilla.net
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by eva group
Location: Beach front project from leading developers. All units
offer uninterrupted sea / island views of the south east coast of Phuket. Villas are surrounded by lush landscaping and natural rocks. The project is centrally located between two 5-star resorts: InterContinental and Vijitt. Direct access by boat to the islands (10 mins) with a variety of white sandy beaches. 5 km to Nai Harn beach, 1.5 km to Laem Ka beach, 3 km to Yanui beach. Developed infrastructure.
Project status: Common areas and sold units are completed,
owners moved in. Choose from available units: ready to move in, ready in 6 months or off plan. 30-year construction guarantee. Contact us to visit show house.
Price Range: 22-villa beach front estate, with owners moved in.
Four designs, 3-4 bedrooms. 366-596 sqm built-up area and 235-385 sqm living space. Prices range from 32 up to 44.9 million baht. Rental programme available on request.
Specification: All materials are long lasting and low maintenance. Teak wood, Italian marble, imported Belgian windows and doors, natural rock, German sanitary items, smart electric control, video call entrance system, outdoor Japanese sand spray paint – are all standard. The project was created to be environmentally friendly and gives a lot of possibilities for outdoor activities.
Contacts Sales Office: Soi Friendship, Rawai : +66 89 588 1919 ( Eng, Thai) : +66 87 897 0501 (Eng, Rus) email@example.com www.EvaBeach.com
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Location: Kata Rocks is an award-winning luxury boutique
residence, built directly on the oceanfront, at the southern end of Kata Beach. It is within walking distance of some of Phuket's finest restaurants, cafés, bars, shops and the whole beach lifestyle.
Kata Rocks extends the benefits of a boutique resort - with personalised concierge-style service, an exciting restaurant, relaxing lounge, library, fabulous bar, a large function room, 35-meter oceanfront lap pool, holistic wellness and spa facilities and an enormous cutting-edge fitness centre.
Price Range: Over 70% of the Sky Villas have now been sold. With
the property due for completion in December 2013, the remaining 2, 3 and 4 bedroom villas are available for between 36.5 million and 82 million baht.
Concept & Design: All 34 Sky-Villas have stunning infinity pools,
with uninterrupted sunset views and a huge space for indoor and outdoor living. Ranging in size from 191sqm to 460sqm, these stunning Sky Villas offer absolute privacy, excellent security, a unique oceanfront vantage, innovative technology, the best international building standards and European furniture, fixtures and fittings.
Contacts Kata Rocks Co., Ltd : +66 80 533 3330 firstname.lastname@example.org www.katarocks.com
Location: The Anchan Villas site was chosen with care to
ensure residents enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a 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 nearby and Phuket International Airport is just a short drive away.
Anchan Villas are well designed, using only high standard materials and were nominated as “HIGHLY COMMENDED” Best villa Development (Phuket) Thailand Property Awards 2012.
Design & Construction: Luxurious 4-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 seeking a second home in the tropics in a secure neighbourhood. Services provided by the project’s management 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.
Price Range: From 26.9 million baht . Concept: 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 its 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, offering the peace and tranquility of a secluded location, yet just a short distance from a pristine coastline with all the modern amenities nearby. Space: Anchan Villas are designed to be specious and airy in an attractive and practical layout. The built up areas start from 578 sqm. and rest on plot sizes from 875-1,060 sqm. The master bedroom is separated from the main living room. Our standard house plan offers a large swimming pool of 14.5m x 5m and a large wooden terrace connected to the living room, master bedroom and garage. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are separated to enjoy their own private garden.
Management: 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, general repairs an 24-hour security. Villa rental management is also offered to home owners who want a return on their investment by renting out their home while they are away.
Contacts Pearl Island Property Co., Ltd. Khun Joop Saetiw, Sales Director : +66 81 797 0552 38/2 Moo 6, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 : +66 76 362600-1 : +66 76 362602 email@example.com www.anchanvillas.com
88 Land & Houses Koh Kaew Phuket
Location: 88 Land & Houses, Koh Kaew, Phuket. The Main entrance
is on Thepkrasatri Road (before the Isuzu Showroom) and there are other on Soi Haan Farang and by the British School. The location is truly central, with convenient access to many destinations: just 15 minutes from Phuket City or major department stores (such as Central Festival, Tesco Lotus, Big C, Index Living Mall), universities and hospitals. It is also within 30 minutes of, and on a direct route to, Phuket International Airport making for easy commuting.
Space: Provided for all residents in the estate are various facilities,
namely a park, featuring a children's playground, an exclusive 2-storey clubhouse with a swimming pool and fitness centre. In terms of security, we keep the estate safe 24 hours with a key card access and CCTV system.
Price Range: Prices start from an affordable 6.3 million baht. Concept: "Tropical serenity" is the theme of 88 Land and Houses Koh Kaew Phuket; the houses are meant to exude a sense of relaxation as if you were staying in a resort every day. Branding the project “88”, all houses, will have a number beginning with “88”.
88 Land & Houses Koh Kaew Phuket strives to provide a single house that feels a new Aesthetic of Modern Living, wherein you can relax away from the hustle and bustle and get in tune with tranquil surroundings. We try our best to make sure that once you step into the house, you will feel as if you are walking into a garden in a mini forest. Coming into 88 Land & Houses Koh Kaew Phuket should instantly give the feeling of escape from the chaos outside after a long day at work. Providing a peaceful escape that is luxurious and convenient is our main goal. This project is available for 182 families only on a total area of 53-2-16 rai.
Specification: There are five modern, large and contemporary designs to suit all tastes: Grandeo, Amplio, Acacia, Idealist and Iconic. The living space is between 136-239 sq.m. Options are three or four bedrooms with a spacious multi-purpose room on the ground floor and double parking lots. The plot areas start from 53 sq.wah (1sq. wah = 4 sq.m.)
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, bathrooms where the wet and dry areas are clearly separated, remote control integrated shower toilet, separate cold and room temperature pantry rooms, air-con in every bedroom, water treatment, water pump and water tank underground − and a finished garden.
About the Developer: Land & Houses is the 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, guaranteed by the trusted brand award that Land and Houses has won seven consecutive years, through votes by Reader’s Digest readers.
Contacts “88 Land & Houses Koh Kaew Phuket” Sales Office 88/11 Thepkrasatri Road (near Isuzu Showroom), Koh Kaew, Muang, Phuket 83000 : +66 76 615188, +66 76 615180 : +66 76 615180 46 G1 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lhphuket.com
corner with one bedroom (some units in open plan) with balcony. Behind the bedroom is 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 starts from 3 million Baht.
Location: 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.
Price Range: The company can offer to the customer a variety of
apartment sizes and prices: • Flowers Unit apartment (Building E) start from 3 million Baht • Butterfly apartment (Building F and G) from 1 to 2 bedrooms, start from 4.9 million Baht.
Concept: Karon Butterfly Condominium combines Italian and Thai design, creating a modern style that reflects the best of the two cultures. Specification: 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
About The Designers: The Italian Studio of Architecture STArg (Studio Tecnico Associato Architetti Rubelli e Gussago) (email@example.com) has worked together with Thai Architects SRYT IKON STUDIO (sryt@ windowslive.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 Villas, 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
Contacts SUER Real Estate Co., Ltd Patak Rd., Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100 : +66 81 892 0247 Pok 089 973 1863. email@example.com Gianluca 084 923 2953. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.karonbutterfly.com
The Aspasia Phuket
Location: Located on the northern peninsular of one of the most
precious bays on Phuket, Kata Beach.
Space: The Aspasia’s double tiered swimming pool reflects the
natural waterfall sound of the rainforest. The development also hosts a good quality restaurant, spa and gym.
A one bedroom A two bedroom A three bedroom 75 sqm 9.5 million baht 210 sqm 20 million baht 380 sqm 90 million baht
1 bedroom with living room, kitchen and balcony 75 sqm. 2 bedroom with living room, kitchen and balcony 210 sqm. 3 bedroom with living room, kitchen, movie room and balcony 340 sqm.
Concept: The only development on the island of its kind. The Aspasia has been designed to blend in with the sea, sky and the luscious vegetation.
Contacts 1/3 Laem Sai Road, Kata Beach, Karon Sub-District, Muang, Phuket 83100 : +66 76 333033 : +66 76 333035 firstname.lastname@example.org www.aspasiaphuket.com
The Accenta Phuket
Location: A 2 minute walk will bring you down to the northern part
of Kata Beach, a beach that is not too crowded., Kata village is only a 5 minutes stroll away, where a wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars are to be found.
Specification: Two types of units, single bedroom with kitchen,
living room and balcony or a three bedroom with plunge pool on the balconies.
Price Range: Sea view apartments from 9 million baht to 46 million
Concept: A tropical dream. During the day enjoy the views of the sea eagles gliding above the trees and beach, or watch the sunbirds feasting on the nectar from the flowers on the terrace.
In the evening sit on the terrace while watching the stars and the falling stars, and the only sound you hear is the sea and the cicadas.
Space: Common area: In the common area a lap pool (22m) together
with a gym with superb seaview. There is a private parking spot to the apartment. Full hotel service (cleaning, laundry, room service, restaurant etc.) is available if required, by a well functioning management company.
Contacts 1/20 Laem Sai Road, Kata Beach, Karon Sub-District, Muang, Phuket 83100 : +66 76 333033 : +66 76 333035 email@example.com www.accentaphuket.com
The Emerald Terrace Condo Patong
Location: Emerald Terrace is located on a lush and tranquil hillside
on Asia’s finest resort island of Phuket. Situated well above the much sought-after west coast beach community of Patong, you will be just a few minutes away from a plethora of world class amenities, including shopping, fine dining and a world renowned vibrant night life.
About the Developer: Developed by Phuket Future Development
Co.,Ltd., renowned for their high quality standards with their previously completed project, Kathu Golf Condominiums, they now offer competitively priced elegant low-rise condominiums in a high occupancy area of Patong.
Classification: Studio 38 sq.m, 1-bedroom 47 sq.m.
Prices from 2.85 - 14.43 million baht., (29 baht : US$ 1 approx) Total units: 133 (70% sold out).
The Legal Package: Including more facilities… fitness centre, innovative swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
Concept: The Emerald Terrace Condominium, Patong, Phuket offers
rooms with many different aspects to choose from. A place to relax in comfort and peace, with the view of your choice, but at the same time a wise investment close to the restaurants, clubs and shopping of Phuket’s most vibrant city. Emerald Terrace is designed to make the most of its natural surroundings while offering a location that is convenient for all amenities.
Contacts Phuket Future Development Co., Ltd. Phabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand. : +66 84 543 5435 : +66 76 346968 firstname.lastname@example.org www.emeraldterracecondopatong.com
The Emerald Central Condo
Location: Emerald Central Condo is not far from any amenity, but
is centrally located where nothing is far from your reach no matter what you’re looking for. It's only minutes away from first class shopping malls, Thai markets, tourist destinations, international hospital, golf courses and more. This is the perfect location for people that need to be in the city but can still enjoy a quite community standard of life.
About the Developer: Developed by Phuket Future Development Co., Ltd., renowned for their high quality standards. The Emerald Central Condo is the third luxury condominium by Phuket Future Development in Phuket, Thailand. Management: The management team of The Emerald Central Condo feels that we have planned everything as perfectly as possible with our highly experienced and amazingly versatile staff. The Legal Package: The Emerald Central Condos wish to create value for our customers by having value in our condos. Investment packages and other important information are readily available for those seeking to invest with our developments. Freehold and leasehold ownership contracts are both also available.
Classification: 1-bedroom 39 sq.m., 2.bedroom 65 sq.m. Prices from 2.75 - 14.43 million baht., (95,000 USD approx). All fully furnished. Concept: The Emerald Central Phuket is created under the concept of quality, design and functionality. We believe in our condos, and plan to provide the best quality lifestyle for all who live there.
The material used, along with the design, is not only artistically unique, but is functional as well. We want the people that stay with us to have every amenity needed right on site so they need not look any further. Shopping for goods, clothes or food is some of what we plan to have readily available, making life at the Emerald Central easy and comfortable.
Space: The Emerald Central Condo provides a private car park with a space for each unit. Additional facilities include a first-class fitness center, steam rooms, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Spacious and beautiful natural gardens spread throughout the project constitute unique 'art', making Emerald Central one of a kind.
Contacts Phuket Future Development Co.,Ltd. 94/47 Moo7, Vichitsongkram Road, Ban Kathu,Tumbon Kathu, Amphur Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand : +66 84 543 5435 : +66 76 346967 : +66 76 346968 email@example.com www.emeraldcentralphuket.com
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Shivalai Boutique Condominium and Pool Villas
Location: Shivalai Boutique Condominium and Pool Villas are
situated in the tranquil hillside of Kamala, Phuket. Providing both panoramic sea view and mountain view, Shivalai offers tranquility and a relaxing environment − a good getaway spot from the busy tourist areas of Phuket is an added bonus. A few minutes away from the beautiful white sand KamalaeBeach, Shivalai is surrounded by a delightful variety of restaurants, 24-hour convenience stores and easy access to Big C supermarket in Kamala and it's only a few minutes from the busy nightlife of Patong and nearby famous beaches such as Leam Sing Beach, Surin Beach and Bangtao Beach.
The Pool Villa size is 355 sqm, consists of 2 floors, with a total of 4 bedrooms, 4 en-suite bathrooms, kitchen, garage/car park, dining area and spacious living room with a stunning panoramic sea view.
About the Developer: Willson Heights Property Co., Ltd. is
composed of different experienced developers from all over Thailand. These are developers from different companies who had been working with different big projects in Bangkok, Pattaya, Chonburi and Chiangmai. This new team is launching now in Phuket, starting with Shivalai Boutique Condominium and Pool Villas in Kamala and two more upcoming Projects in well-known parts of the island.
Price Range: Price starts from 2.5 million baht for the
Condominium. Price starts from 24 million baht for the Sea View Pool Villas.
Concept: Shivalai’s concept is to create a brand with modern Thai
architectural exterior design. With a modern contemporary interior and its stunning panoramic seaview and mountain view, Shivalai offers luxury living at a reasonable price. Good for both residential and rental investment purposes.
Specification: Shivalai consists of 48 luxurious suites and 5 Seaview
Pool Villas. The Condominium consists of 8 three-story buildings, with 2 units on each floor, comprising two sizes: 34 sqm and 43 sqm. All 48 units are designed with a separate bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, dining area, living area and a Jacuzzi on the balcony.
Contacts 71/19 Moo 3, Soi Kamala 10, Kamala, Phuket 83120 : +66 76 385358 : +66 76 385358 firstname.lastname@example.org www.shivalaicondo.com
ReLife 2 Serviced Apartments
Location: The project is located a short walking distance from scenic NaiHarn Beach, a very nice spotless beach, tucked between grassy hills and tiny island. NaiHarn Beach is famous for its pristine white sand, turquoise water, sunsets and serenity. In high season it offers a great anchorage for sailing boats and luxury yachts.
The resort is only a short drive from the Big Buddha and Chalong and 20 minutes from larger towns such as Patong and Kata Beach. Most of Phuket’s attractions are only a short distance from the project.
Specification: Studio unit (35 sqm) with a bedroom/living room, kitchen area, bathroom and balcony.
1 bedroom, different types (71 sqm-78 sqm) with living room, kitchen area, bathroom and balcony 2 bedrooms, different types (87sqm-139 sqm) with living room, kitchen area, 2 bathrooms and balcony. 3 bedrooms, different types (124 sqm-129 sqm) with living room, kitchen area, 3 bathrooms and balcony.
Classification (Price Range): Studio from 2.6 million baht
One bedroom from 4.4 million baht Two bedroom from 4.4 million baht Three bedroom from 8.7 million baht
About Your Investment: The first three rules of real estate
investment are location, location & location… and we have all of them. The combination of this prime location, with value pricing and exceptional construction quality guarantees you long-term capital appreciation and high rental return. Therefore your holiday property will be one of the best investments you could make. If you do not intend to stay here for the whole time, then you may consider to rent out your property either for long or for short holiday periods. This is an excellent way to cover the property’s yearly expenses or generate return of your investment.
Concept: Our motto, which is also found in the name of ReLife, is to
extend and renew your life. Naiharn, a piece of paradise, which is available to you right here and now, offers you plenty of things that you need to achieve this goal. We will stand by your side in a very unique way. We will make sure that you can enjoy this paradise in your own piece of property with a minimum of accompanying worries.
Contacts Lakbaanthara Co., Ltd. 14/92 NaiHarn Beach, Moo 1, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130 : +66 81 797 6030 : +66 76 388256 : +66 76 388256 email@example.com www.relifeapartment.com
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: +66 76 384474 : +66 89 652 1951, +66 87 263 7247 firstname.lastname@example.org www.myphuketproperties.com
Kata, Sea View
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Private Pool Villa
KATA: This foreign-freehold, 2-bed unit, 195 sqm at The Heights is priced to sell. Immaculate and fully furnished unit with large terrace, it has a great view of Kata Bay. The unit has direct access (no steps) from the estate road.
KATA NOI: This foreign-freehold, 1-bed penthouse unit of 186 sqm, with sea views from the private rooftop pool, comes very well furnished and has a large shady terrace. Very close to the beach and all local amenities, there’s no need for transport.
KATA: This fully furnished, 4-bedroom, all en suite, pool villa looks out over the Andaman Sea. Very high quality finishes. If open-plan living, a huge covered terrace and cool breezes are for you, then look no further.
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25% Reduction! Now only THB 14.8m
CHALONG: A quality built, ultra-modern, 3-bed pool villa. Large terraces on all 3 floors. Exceptional kitchen, top-quality furnishings and fittings. Option to have 4th bedroom or office on roof terrace, with elevator. Fabulous sea and island views and fresh breezes.
Cape Panwa Condo
Rawai Quality Villa
CAPE PANWA: This large 276 sqm, modern 3-bed condo is fully furnished and equipped and is ready to move in. Gaze over the whole of Chalong Bay and the sunset from huge terraces, or swim in the 40m pool right on the water's edge.
RAWAI: 3-bed, fully furnished pool villa. Superb value, design and quality. 200 sqm (internal), large bedrooms, all ensuite, fitted wardrobes. Double car port. Quiet, secure location close to all amenities. Only 2 offplan units left! Show unit available to view.
from THB 1.75m
Nai Harn Condo
Kata. Sea view
COCONUT ISLAND: A few land plots remain on Coconut Island’s Eco Resort of Jindarin Beach; Phuket’s last tropical hideaway. Plots from THB 1.75m and quaint cottages from THB 1.75m. Resort has its own huge pool, restaurant, wooden jetty and rental management. APARTMENT
NAI HARN: 2-bed condo at The Sands. 4th-floor, 150 sqm unit with large living room. Freehold. Fully furnished, great view from balcony, large common pool, 24-hr security, Sat TV, WiFi, and only a 3-min walk to popular Nai Harn beach. Don't miss this opportunity !
KATA: Modern, fully furnished, 72 sqm, 2-bedroom condo in well-managed community. Swimming pool. Lovely view, great rental returns. All facilities; terrace with retractable awning, dishwasher, oven, storage, car park.
Nai Harn. Rentals
Kata Noi. Sea-view
Laem Ka Beach
from THB 7.4 m
NAI HARN: Spacious 2-bedroom apartments with full kitchen and all facilities, overlooking Nai Harn lake. Quiet, with large gardens and swimming pool, just 3 minutes walk to the beach. 24-hr security. Free WiFi. Ideal for families.
KATA NOI: 1-, 2- & 3-bed sea-view pool penthouses for short or long-term rent and sale. Conveniently located very close to Kata Noi beach and all nearby amenities. No need for car rental to enjoy a great holiday!
RAWAI: A unique project of 1 to 4-bed villas just 600m from beautiful, unspoiled Laem Ka beach; swimmable all year. This new concept design gives maximum useable space for minimum outlay. Nothing like this in the area, and all amenities within walking distance.
St. James Property
: +66 76 612700 : +66 84 332 5464 , +66 83 612 6730 email@example.com www.stjamesphuket.com VILLA
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Moon Terraces 2
from THB 52m
Buena Vista Patong
from THB 22.9m
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KOH SIREY: High quality oceanfront homes with private pier and boat mooring at only 5min drive to town! This area is under major development by luxury hotel brands that will only add value to this address. Show house available to view!
PATONG: One of the better investments in Patong with high rental yields! Linked pool villas with ocean and city views set amidst an established housing development. Contact for the investment package and viewing.
NAITHON: Are you seeking a peaceful setting? Come take a look at this unique development now offering cosy 2 bedroom bungalows with private pool at a very affordable price. More importantly, it is only 1.8 km from Naithon Beach!
Jindarin Beach Resort
from THB 2.2m
from THB 5.9m
COCONUT ISLAND: Amazing lifestyle investment set on Coconut Island, just 5 minutes boat ride from Phuket Town. This development offers resort-style facilities, amenities and a luxury Spa. Bungalows for sale offer high rental yields.
KATHU: You can't get more central than this. Literally walking distance to the main shopping centres and a short 10-minute drive to Patong, convenience is unsurpassed from this modern and refreshing condominium project.
KAMALA: Set within a residential area, this compound under construction will offer a tranquil and private environment in which owners will enjoy a peaceful lifestyle. Access to the beach is only a short walk away!
Walk to Surin Beach!
from THB 3.5m
SURIN: Located in a prime area, this modern address offers a rooftop swimming pool, fitness centre and shuttle bus service that will surely make any guests feel on vacation. Well-packaged product and great value for money.
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!
Central Festival Promotional Booth
PHUKET CITY: Located in Phuket's main Shopping Centre, we are by the 2nd floor financial centre. We will be happy to assist you in every way to present you with the perfect investment opportunity that suits your needs. Hope to see you soon!
Kata Beach Information Centre
KATA: Located on Kata Beach, our information point allows you to have all your property related questions answered. Computers and wifi have been made available free of charge, for your convenience.
Oceana Condominium from THB 3.2m
KAMALA: Extremely convenient location at only 75 metres from a shopping centre and 350 metres from the beach. You are guaranteed high rental returns year round with this sea view project. Must see!
Jungceylon Marketing Booths
PATONG: We have a couple of Information Centres in the biggest mall of Patong where our promotional staff will be more than pleased to assist you in setting a meeting with our professional consultants.
What exactly is Apartment “Ownership” in Thailand?
Foreign Investors looking to purchase property in Thailand's resort markets (and to a lesser extent in Bangkok) will inevitably come across a number of different methods to invest in or purchase real property in the Kingdom. Without a doubt, real estate investments in Thailand range in kind and nature, as tax, legal and investment structures are formulated with a view to attracting foreign investors, securing legal interests, and improving resaleability and thereby marketability to foreign investors. One such type of real estate investment is in the so-called “Apartment Unit.” We have heard the term Apartment Unit mistakenly described as a Condominium, no doubt because an Apartment building complex in Thailand can look and feel exactly like a Condominium. They are typically developed and built as multi-storey buildings, divided into specific numbered units, with shared building space and common areas in the same way one would imagine a Condominium to be constructed. As such, we have also heard from time to time mistaken references to owning ‘title’ or a ‘deed’ to an Apartment Unit. However, make no mistake, legally an Apartment Complex is not the equal of a Condominium and ‘ownership’ in an Apartment Unit is actually quite distinct from the titled ownership of a freehold Condominium Unit. So what exactly is the difference between a Condominium Unit and an Apartment Unit? Firstly, to be clear, there exists no regulation or statute creating a ‘title’ or a ‘deed of ownership’ in an Apartment Unit in Thailand. In fact, quite to the contrary, an Apartment Unit is not a fiction of Thai legislation, but rather a legal construct devised by property developers and attorneys using a mishmash of real estate, commercial, contract, and corporate law to create certain usage, possessory, and/or tenancy rights in favour of the investor. A Condominium, on the other hand, is clearly a regulated and statutory legal regime creating a true titled (or ‘deeded’ if you will) interest in a Condominium Unit to the purchaser/investor. Condominiums, unlike Apartments, must be registered with the Land Office in Thailand, and registration involves satisfying a number of statutory requirements in accordance with the Condominium Act of Thailand. Upon successful registration, the Condominium becomes a regulated juristic person, and purchasers/investors are granted specific rights under the Act.
Apartment developments, on the other hand, have no such specific statutory regime, and there exists no regulation for registration of an “Apartment Complex.” The Sale and Purchase documentation (or more often Apartment Lease Agreement), Rules and Regulations and matters of management are linked through corporate structuring and contracts, rather than being regulated under a particular statutory regime like a Condominium. Therefore, purchasers and investors considering purchasing an Apartment Unit should ensure that they become fully aware of exactly what legal interests they will be obtaining when purchasing an Apartment Unit. Such legal interests can vary by apartment development and depend on how the developer has legally structured the development and can include the following: Apartment Unit Lease with Shareholding in Land Holding Company Certain Apartment Complexes offer foreign purchasers a registered lease for up to 30-years to an Apartment Unit which is registered at the Land Office. The ‘owner’ therefore receives a registered lease right to the area defined as the Apartment Unit in the lease documentation. The lease agreement may or may not have a contractual right to renewal, and the ‘owner’ may, depending on the particular development, be offered shares in a company (typically offshore) that has a minority shareholding in the Thai limited company holding the land underneath the Apartment Complex buildings. Apartment Unit Building S&P with Joint Land Lease There are a fair share of Apartment Complexes that sell the Apartment Unit and/or building to a purchaser, or a number of joint purchasers (for multiple units in the same building structure), through building sale and purchase agreements, and also register a joint 30-year lease to all Apartment Unit ‘owners’ on the land underneath the Apartment building. Unlike Condominium Units, the contracts define the area of the building that comprises a specific “Apartment Unit.” Timeshare Timeshare is another structure which creates specific contractual usage rights in a particular area of an Apartment Complex defined as the Apartment Unit. Sometimes these usage rights are linked to a registered lease, or a corporate structure, where investors receive shares in a company linked to the Apartment Unit. Usage rights are restricted by the contract and/or the particular structure (usually seasonal or by number of days per year). Hotel with Leaseback Other Apartment Complexes are structured to be operated as a licensed hotel. The ‘owner’ is sold an ‘investment’ which is registered as a lease to the portion of the apartment building defined as the Apartment Unit, and then leased back to the developer to be placed in the hotel inventory. As one can see, there a number of varying structures created for investment in “Apartment Units.” Indeed, the list above is not meant to be exhaustive, and various Apartment developments even combine the above to create ever more complex Apartment Unit ‘ownership’ structures and so-called “Serviced Apartments” with branded operators. Accordingly, it is recommended that purchasers considering an Apartment Unit determine that the type of Apartment structure considered is fit for their purposes and that proper protections are in place to protect legal interests. This article was written by Robert Krupica, of HughesKrupica Consulting Co., Ltd. www.hugheskrupica.com International Legal Services Provider: Real Estate; Hospitality; Leisure.
Laguna Park Phuket’s newest residential community
The New Helicam Hexicopter
Helicam real aerial image combined with Laguna Park CGI
Over the years Helicam Co Ltd, have photographed many developments, resort hotels and beautiful properties. However, few things compare to Phuket’s newest residential community “Laguna Park”. Developed by Laguna Property, part of the Laguna Resorts and Hotels and the Banyan Tree Group, the project will be the island’s largest residential community, comprising up to 2,000 homes when fully completed. Facilities include a beach club area, with a clubhouse to be built as part of phase two of the development. Laguna Property commissioned Helicam to obtain aerial images and an interactive virtual tour to show the entire development, then combine the real imagery with CGI (computer generated imagery) to showcase the completed future development. To achieve the required material the Helicam pilot / photographer khun Phil launched the latest addition to the fleet, a machine that uses onboard avionics / GPS navigation to actually fly without a pilot. Now the Helicam camera operator is able to take the aerial imagery single-handed with pinpoint accuracy. The post production system work is done back at the Helicam office by the studio professionals, khun Mhu & khun Pon, who put the imagery seamlessly together, ready for the clients marketing needs.
Above: CGI (Computer Generated Images of the properties)
For more information on Helicam please contact: Jonathan : +66 89 874 7464 www.helicam.asia firstname.lastname@example.org Phil : +66 87 281 0451 www.helicam.asia email@example.com
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) now ranks ISS as the NUMBER ONE outsourcing service provider in the world.
Fresh, clean surroundings and a healthy working environment are not only prerequisites for a functional environment, but also the basis for well-being and employee productivity. ISS has set new standards within cleaning services by offering efficient and flexible cleaning solutions. All of our solutions are based on each individual customer’s needs and wishes. We are constantly developing new methods, tools and materials, which help improve the cleaning as well as the working conditions of our employees while minimizing any negative effects on the environment.
Our skilled and motivated employees are an essential part of our success, because it is our employees’ attitude, service-level and efforts that ensure living up to our customers’ expectations. Therefore we put a lot of effort into recruitment, employee development and people management. Only by offering attractive working conditions we can hire the qualified people we need to deliver high quality service to our customers. With outset in our customer’s needs we provide a customized cleaning solution where scope, level and the combination of services are carefully adjusted to each customer. Ongoing quality control ensures that we constantly live up to the expectations.
Daily Office Cleaning
• Permanently employed full-time staff • Employees trained in cleaning methods, and customer service
Specialized / Periodical Cleaning
• Specialized cleaning solutions for clean rooms, hospitals, health care and food processing areas, etc. • Interior & Exterior window cleaning, polishing and maintenance
• Entrance mats and carpets • Mat service and cleaning • Customized mats
• Dispensers and washroom articles • Supply, installation, maintenance and service of washroom environments
ISS Facility Services Co., Ltd. 117/9 M.5 T. Ratsada, A. Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0)76 610315-6 Fax: +66 (0)76 610314 Mobile: +66 (0)81 958 6879 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.th.issworld.com
Discover the best solution for your floor or wall; both exterior and interior
With showrooms in Phuket and Bangkok, our boutiques offer compact, unconfused displays, taking the "bazaar" out of the tile showroom and presenting you with an easy reference point for all your floor and wall solutions. In stock Italian porcelain tiles and the highest quality European certified porcelain tiles from China, providing superior materials for home and office renovations as well as larger commercial, residential and condominium projects. We offer a wide range of solutions to flooring requirements in pricing, whilst maintaining the same high standards of material performance and customer care. After sales services include the supply of accessories and machinery for installation and finishing, and care & maintenance products. Our Phuket showroom is not difficult to find. It is located in an easily accessible area of Cherng Talay, at Wana Park on Srisoonthorn Road, not more than 5 minutes from the Two Heroines Monument. Or if you are on a visit to Bangkok, drop by the showroom at Brighton Place
• Supply of wide range of high quality tiles for both indoor and outdoor spaces. • Installation consulting • Tile cutting machines • Diamond Discs & Diamond Hand Pads • Spacer and Levelling Systems • Grouting machines • Care & Maintenance products For further information contact: Phuket: Wana Park, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherng Talay : +66 76 620168 : +66 76 620169 Bangkok: Brighton Place, Soi Soonvijay 6, Petchburi Road, Huay Kwang : +66 2 716 6216-8 : +66 2 716 6219 www.tile-asia.com email@example.com
House Party Fun with Häfele’s BBQ Grill
Häfele (Thailand) Limited, a leader in hardware equipment, home appliances, furniture & kitchen fittings and sanitaryware from Germany, introduces 2-burner gas grills with enamel coated steel trolley that will bring fun to your barbecue party this high season.
2-burner bbq gas grill with steel trolley Cat.No. 500.31.00023 price Bt. 18,600 The cast iron burners and the lava rock not only help distribute the heat and stabilise the temperature, but also reduce gas consumption and create that delicious barbecue aroma. In addition the heat thermometer on the hood helps you roast food to perfection. This barbecue grill comes with an enamel coated steel trolley with a fold-up timber side shelves that offer more space for food preparation. The porcelain enameled hood is corrosion and acid resistant and totally weather proof, so you don't have to worry about keeping it outside. This barbecue grill is a must-have for this coming high season. Enjoy a house party with friends and family and impress them with this superb barbecue grill. Please visit Häfele showrooms and dealers to see our barbecue grill for yourself.
For further information please contact at : +66 76 304460 www.hafele.co.th
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Also, COTTO has recently launched its latest collection, COTTO Italia, which is a prestigious collection of Italian porcelain tiles based on collaboration between COTTO and top-notch Italian brands, featuring various series of porcelain tiles which are perfect for both residential and commercial use.
Laminam For anyone looking for a tall, dark and handsome type, thinpanel Laminam porcelain by COTTO is now available in a new Oxide series of glamorous metallics. Laminam has created 3mm thick porcelain sheet that recreates the authenticity of steel, mono calibrated and with dimensional stability against abrupt changes of temperature, the very characteristics which metals lack.
For more information COTTO STUDIO PHUKET 1/6-8 Dibuk Rd., Taladyai, Muang, Phuket 83000 : +66 76 217888 : +66 76 217886 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cotto.co.th www.cotto-italia.com
White Ice Party @ Tables Spoon café,
Central Festival Phuket
Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas gives away helmets to all its staff to increase road safety.
Re-launch of the Firefly Bar
@ Maikhao Dream Resort & Spa, Natai
Phuket Skal donates funds for a scholarship at Wat Sawan Arom School in Rawai
Twinpalms Phuket 9th Anniversary White Party
@ Catch Beach Club
Three Condo Grand Opening
Sansiri & Siam Commercial Bank support the Phuket Vegetarian Festival press conference
@ Jui Tui Tao Bo Keng Shrine
Thailand's best are celebrated at 2013 Thailand Property Awards
THINGS TO DO
Phuk Phuket k th has plenty l t of f choices h i when h it comes t to places l t to see and d things to do. This month we’d like to offer you a guide to some things to do that will give you an insight into Phuket – both the cultural side and the not-so-cultural.
Explore the island
Loy Krathong Festival
This is one of the most popular festivals in Thailand, celebrated on the full moon night of the 12th month in the lunar calendar. This year it’s on the evening of the 17th November. If you have the time and an adventurous nature, renting a car or motorcycle and exploring Phuket on your own is the way to go? Ask at your hotel reception for The MAP of Phuket (produced by the publishers of this magazine), and you won’t get lost. We're on an island, so if you keep going you’ll eventually be back where you started! Follow the winding coast roads and discover near-deserted beaches, roadside shops and food stalls and more. Head inland and visit small farming communities where people still live in much the same way as they have for hundreds of years. Motorcycle rentals start at 150 baht per day and small jeeps are available from 1,000 baht per day. If you rent for a week or longer, you may be able to negotiate a better rate. A word of caution: Driving habits here are different from almost anywhere else. This is no longer a sleepy tropical island; the main roads are busy and road conditions can be unpredictable. Take extra care, especially if riding a motorcycle. The law says you must wear a helmet on a motorcycle. Common sense says you should... If you're visiting from Europe or the United States, please note that we drive on the left here! During the festival, people construct a small float from banana tree trunk, decorate it with banana leaves and flowers, add a candle, three sticks of incense, some nail clippings or a few strands of one’s hair and a small sum of money. The candle and joss-sticks are lit and the krathong is floated away on any open stretch of water – sea, lake or river, it doesn't matter. The belief is that this offering to the gods will take away all the bad luck of the past year and bring you good fortune in the year to come. If you don’t have a banana tree to hand, then many small shops will have ready-made offerings on sale for a few baht. As the sun sets, crowds gather on all accessible watersides; food stalls appear and a carnival atmosphere prevails.If you're going by car arrive early, as parking will be a problem. People also make paper lanterns (called khom loy in Thai) which climb into to the sky powered by heated air from a candle inside. Hundreds of flickering points of light floating out to sea and climbing into the night and sky make for a delightfull party backdrop. If you join in the celebrations, don’t forget to make a wish as you launch – this is the land where wishes come true.
Visit Patong's Bangla Road
Many people come to Phuket just to revel in the razzmatazz of Patong’s hotspots but even if your tastes are generally more moderate, you really should not miss the opportunity to visit this international icon of the hedonistic lifestyle. A short street in the heart of down-town Patong, Soi Bangla packs more than a hundred bars, restaurants and discotheques into a single traffic-free, brightlylit celebration of glitz which operates from dusk until dawn. Walking up and down or dropping into throbbing cacophonous homages to Mammon like the Tiger Disco or Rock City will leave you with vivid memories as enduring as those of the beautiful beaches you enjoyed in the daylight hours.
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The shape of things to come in Phuket's central district.
Zcape III Hailed as Premium Asset in Phuket's Central District
The latest urban living concept by Tri Property is the perfect executive base in Asia's trendiest tropical metropolis. Zcape III's central location in Asia's most desirable cosmopolitan oasis offers harmonious downtown living and blissful privacy. Bangkok-based urban developer Tri Property introduced the awardwinning Zcape living concept to Phuket residents last year with smart and affordable condos – Zcape Condominium and Zcape X2 – in Cherng Talay near Bangtao Beach; a very desirable west-coast location which saw successful sales of both projects. Zcape Condominium was highly commended in the “Best Condo Development in Phuket” category of the 2013 Thailand Property Awards. Zcape III looks to continue the trend and is backed with the conviction of property prospectors that see the urban living concept as one of the central district's most valuable assets. Testament to the high value of the Zcape III project is the recent addition to the Tri Property directorship of one of Thailand's top financial advisor's Mr Bandid Chotiwannaporn, who has invested in Zcape III with unwavering conviction that the residential concept is a perfect fit for the central district. “An asset such as Zcape III in Phuket's central district is undoubtedly the most attractive investment on the island at this time. By the time Zcape III is complete, the district will be one of Thailand's most desirable places to live, work and, of course, relax,” said Bandid. “In fact, priced from 1.75 million baht per unit, Zcape III will be one of the most affordable accommodation options in the district, where land is at a premium, fetching as much as 20 million per rai,” he said. Aimed at inter executives, couples and small families that need affordable, centrally located accommodation, Zcape III's smartly furnished one- and two-bedroom living spaces come in three types, each with unique slide-to-fit features that are flexible and extendible for a variety of living arrangements, including a conveniently situated, ergonomic kitchen space. The courtyard has been designed to foster a trendy and friendly sense of community featuring a large swimming pool with swim-up bar and kids pool, surrounded by sunken lounge areas in the shade, as well as a children's playground. Other facilities that will please the most discerning condo connoisseur are a spacious library area described as a 3rd living space, a hightech gymnasium with a view of the pool, sauna, and business hotelstyle services plus top notch 24-hour security, digital door locks and keycard access to residents' specific floors. Four-way access to Zcape III off two major roads is another highly valuable detail in the property's profile, making it very easy to commute in any direction, or simply to walk to any of the nearby landmarks such as Central Festival shopping mall, international schools and hospitals, home improvement stores, restaurants and much more.
Slide to Fit: Smart functions in a flexible space.
Zcape III units are on sale now at the Sales Gallery situated on the main road (Chao Fa West Rd) and at Central Festival Phuket sales booth on the 2nd floor near the banking zone. For more information : +66 84 444 0707-9 email@example.com www.z-phuket.com
Total No. units: 417 No. Floors: 8 No. Buildings: 2 Total land area: 3-2-10 rai Parking: 40%
1B-1 1B-2 1B-2X 2B 26.56 - 26.80 31.99 - 34.02 38.20 - 38.26 40.13 - 42.23 sqm sqm sqm sqm 231 142 24 20 units units units units
The Partners: Two bedrooms, each with a view
Tri Property CEO Adisorn Vivakanond (right) and CFO Chaiwat Tuntiwiwat with their award for one of the Best Condo Developments in Phuket at the 2013 Thailand Property Awards.
Tri Property Chief Operations Officer (COO) Mr Bandid Chotiwannaporn.
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