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SAILING VACATIONS IN THAILAND, MERGUI, MALAYSIA
& THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS
ISSUE 82 # JUNE 2014
Top: DaVinci Yacht Charter
Bottom: The Speakeasy, Royal Phuket Marina
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What's on: on & of Phuket (including the movies)
Word of mouth
People profle: Howard Digby-Johns (Owner of the Green Man)
Hot spots: Kata/Karon
Legal matters: Consumer protection against misleading advertisements
Property matters: Long term rental in Phuket
Business profle: Wirachai Pranveerapaiboon (CEO The Attitude Club)
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Things to do in Phuket
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Phuket tide tables: June-July 2014
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
Southeast Asia Pilot : James Bond Island & Koh Panyi
Multihull Solutions Regatta: The Corsairs are back!
Shopping, Dining & Leisure
Paul Ropp: Shop till you drop
Recipe: Pan seared Phuket white snapper (Executive Chef Aaron Hooper)
Dining around Phuket
The Speakeasy & Pasta Basta
Helicam: Arial photography at the Soneva Kiri
Phuket small beaches
Beauty, Spas & Health
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Land & Property (Sales / Rentals / Services / Products)
Plunge Tropic Villas
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88 Land & Houses Hillside Phuket
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Tile-It: Phuket's quality tile boutique
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Theatre Show •
7-8 Jun 2014 @ Simon Star Theater, Phuket City
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. A treat for the whole family, the
musical Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will run for two days at
Simon Star Theatre in Phuket City. There will also be music and dancing
plus you can have yourself photographed with your favourite character.
+66 91 32 60276. www.events-international.com
International Marathon •
8 Jun 2014 @ Laguna Grove, Laguna Phuket
The 9th 'Run in Paradise' includes categories: 42.195 km Marathon,
21.097 km Half Marathon, 10.5 km Run, 5 km Walk and 2 km Kids Run.
+66 22 362931. www.phuketmarathon.com
Baba Wedding 2014 •
22-24 Jun 2014 @ Hongyok House, Phuket City
The 6th wedding ceremony in the 'Baba Peranakan' (Straits
Chinese) tradition sees couples dress in the style of 19th century
Chinese traders and well-to-do local Thai maidens. The two venues,
the Thai Hua Museum on Thalang Road and the Hongyok Mansion
on Thepkrasattri Road, were chosen as both mansions exemplify
Sino-Portuguese style. Packages for couples to marry during the
festival cost 50,000 Baht.
+66 81 691 1955. www.phuketbaba.com
Summer Camp •
30 Jun-11 Jul 2014 @ Phuket International Academy, Thalang
Rock 'n Roll Summer Camp features the Phuket Academy of
Performing Arts in one of two sessions. Activities include gleesome,
bands, dance, visual and performing arts. Participants will perform
live, do photo and video shoots and make rock T-shirts, posters and
banners. From June 30 to July 4 and July 7 to 11. +66 84 304 2587.
Multihull Solutions Regatta •
10-13 Jul 2014 @ Ao Chalong Yacht Club
Asia’s largest gathering of multihulls. Join the Racing or Cruising
Division of this multihull-only regatta for exciting sailing, spectacular
scenery and great FUN on and of the water. www.acyc.asia
Professional Tennis •
12-26 Jul 2014 @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC), Thalang
Chang ITF Pro Circuit 2014. Athletes from countries worldwide
playing professional tennis in Phuket. The week-long event is part of
the series of tournaments run by the International Tennis Federation
in the ITF Women's Circuit. www.thanyapura.com
Phuket Raceweek Regatta •
16-20 Jul 2014 @ Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2014. 4 days of racing and 5
nights of parties. Usually sees 35-40 boats from all over Asia, and 400-
500 international participants. www.phuketraceweek.com
Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival •
1-30 Jun 2014 @ Loei
Dan Sai District Of ce +66 4289 1266. www.tourismthailand.org
Ordination Parade on Elephant Back•
7-8 Jun 2014 @ Surin
TAT Surin Tel. +66 44514447. www.tourismthailand.org
Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2014 •
15 Jun-15 Aug 2014 @ Bangkok
TAT Bangkok +66 22505500. www.tourismthailand.org
Street Festival •
Jul 2014 (dates to be announced) @ Kathu
Kathu Cultural Street Festival showcases the heritage of one of
Phuket's oldest communities. Light and sound show, exhibitions,
handicrafts and local food. +66 76 321500. www.kathucity.go.th
Triathlon Training Camp •
23-31 Aug 2014 @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC), Thalang
Thanyapura Triathlon Super Camp. Train alongside some of the best
professionals in the world. Coaching team led by Jürgen Zäck.Cost
from 33,800 baht. +66 76 336 000 www.thanyapura.com
Cultural Festival •
Aug (dates to be announced) @ around Phuket
Por Tor (Hungry Ghost) Festival is an important merit-making event
for ethnic Chinese. Ghosts, released from hell for the month, are
appeased with oferings – turtle cakes being the most popular.
+66 7621 1036, +66 7621 2213. www.tourismthailand.org/phuket
Anniversary Party •
20 Sep 2014 @ Twinpalms Phuket
Twinpalms celebrates its 10th anniversary. Complimentary food and
sparkling wine from 8 to 9.30pm. Party carries on until late. Dress code
is 'Sexy White' and entry is free. For Lounge and VIP seating, contact
firstname.lastname@example.org. +66 7631 6500.
Vegetarian Festival •
23 Sep-3 Oct 2014 @ Around Phuket
This Chinese festival originated hundreds of years ago when a
Chinese opera group fell ill with malaria. The idea of the nine-day
event is abstention – including no meat, alcohol, tobacco or sex –
to ensure good health and purify the mind and body. Ceremonies
include frewalking and body piercing. Early morning processions are
spectacular and usually gruesome. Participants puncture their cheeks
with various objects including knives and skewers and other items.
+66 81 569 9076. www.phuketvegetarian.com
Beach Games •
14-23 Nov 2014 @ Patong and Karon beaches
The 4th Asian Beach Games includes air sports, aquatics, beach
handball, beach volleyball, body building, sailing, muay thai,
petanque, beach wrestling, beach kabaddi, beach basketball, beach
sepaktakraw, footvolley, jet ski, triathlon, water ski, beach soccer, fag
football, various extreme sports, sports climbing, modern pentathlon
and a variety of beach track & feld events.
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3 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom
Spacious open plan living,
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In mature development with
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Secure location in quiet Soi,
with CCTV & electric gate
Large Patios on Ground &
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Solid Construction in
Mains water, Electricity,
Phone, Cable TV & ADSL
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movies JUNE 2014
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Kit Harington, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill,
Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, America
Hiccup and Toothless chart unmapped
territories and explore new worlds. They
discover a secret ice cave, home to hundreds
of wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon
Rider – and fnd themselves at the centre
of a battle to protect the peace. They unite
to stand up for what they believe, for only
together do they have the power to change
the future of both men and dragons.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, T.J. Miller,
Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia
Myles, Titus Welliver
An automobile mechanic and his daughter
make a discovery that brings down the
Autobots and Decepticons – and a paranoid
government of cial – on them.
EDGE OF TOMORROW
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Lara Pulver, Bill
Paxton, Jeremy Piven, Charlotte Riley,
Lt. Col. Bill Cage has never seen combat
when he's dropped into a suicide mission.
Killed within minutes, he fnds himself
thrown into a time loop – forcing him into
same brutal combat over and over, fghting
and dying again and again. But with each
battle, his skill increases, alongside Special
Forces warrior Rita Vrataski. And, as they
take the fght to the aliens, each encounter
gets them closer to defeating the enemy.
Times & dates of events are subject to change.
Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.
ACYC Ao Chalong Yacht Club Race Series 1. Race 7 is on 1 June,
Race 8 on 15 June. All are welcome to sail. Regular Friday night get-
together and Lucky Draw. Non-members welcome. www.acyc.asia
PIWC Phuket International Women's Club Monthly meetings:
Committee - 1st Thursday, Meet & Greet - 2nd Thursday. Lunch - 3rd
Thursday. Cofee Morning - 4th Thursday. All welcome; registration is
essential. +66 76 316711. email@example.com. www.phuketiwc.com
IBAP The International Business Association of Phuket Regular
meeting is on the 2nd Friday of each month.
Mr Live Wire Free computer clinic Windows, internet, tablet, phone,
TV, or just about anything computer-related. Every Sunday, 10am at
NEW VENUE Baketastic in Kathu (opposite Krung Thai Bank).
Lions Club Lions Club of Patong Beach Monthly meeting &
fellowship dinner, 2nd Tuesday each month. +66 81 374 2088. info@
GOMS Grumpy Old Men's Society A grumpy but happy group
of local gentleman gathers every 1st & 3rd Monday of the month.
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.
ACYC Ao Chalong Yacht Club Youth Sail Training in state-of-the-art
dinghies. Bring your kids to learn to sail. Healthy, active, fun. For details
Entertainment June Choices
Live music Friday @ The Speakeasy Phuket, Royal phuket Marina.
Any plans for tonight? What about drinks at The Speakeasy Phuket,
Live Music Friday begins at 7pm. Happy Hour every night 6-9pm.
Friday jazz nights @ Boathouse, Kata. Special menu paired with
wines to the sounds of Jazz trio every Friday evening – Enjoy magical
sunsets while sipping one of their signature cocktails.
Jazz dining room @ Horn Grill Steakhouse, Kata. Live jazz to
accompany your meal in classic European ambience. Great wine cellar.
Resident DJs @ Diamond Beachclub, Surin. Resident DJs go for
melodic remixes rather than the monotonous stuf. Whether it’s a rare
disco remix from the old Studio 54 or Deep House music sets – you'll
dancing all night long.
Thursday night show & live band @ Laimai Courtyard Restaurant,
Patong. Thursday nights enjoy a special show and live music in this
open-air restaurant. Thai and International seafood dishes.
Live music entertainment @ KEE Sky Lounge, Patong. Live music daily
(except Sunday). Trendy new fusion fnger food, full dinner or relax with
Eurasian tapas and a brand new selection of creative cocktails.
Live music @ The Surface Restaurant & Bar, Patong. Soothing live
music in this open air rooftop restaurant and bar. Cocktails, wines, slow
grill dishes – and breathaking sunsets.
Live piano music @ Living Room, Kata. Live piano music in the
garden terrace or on the outdoor deck by the sea. Meals, cocktails and
fne dining in airconditioned comfort.
Barbie Army @ Irish Times Pub, Patong. Live Music every Friday night
- come discover why everyone loves Barbie Army Band!
Live music & cheap beer @ Rom Dee, Phuket City. Small venue, live
music every night & cheap beer. Gets busy, but laid-back approach.
Krua La Poon
10am-3pm. In Sam Kong area, Prachat Uthit 1 Road, Phuket City.
An open air Thai norhern style restaurant in Sam
Kong. Serves a selection o dishes from Norhern
Thailand. An absolute must try is their signature
dish 'Kao Soi' (yellow noodle in a spicy coconut
curry, served with pickles, red onion , chili oil , a
piece o lime). Crispy pork ribs, norhern sausage
and tasty 'Nam Prik Ong' pork with a spicy tomato
sauce, served with fresh vegetables on the side, is a
must to try.
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 of Soi 3 on the left.
This restaurant has pased the
test o 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, stir-fried
with eggs to give them a rich
taste. It's cheap and a great way
to get a typical taste o Phuket.
9am-5pm. On Thung Kha Rd near the Satree
Phuket School, Phuket City.
Rimtang is very popular with
locals. Serving excellent quality
Thai food and local Phuket food.
This is the best place for Mango and
Sticky Rice. Also don't forget to try
Mee Hoon Kra Dook Moo - dry rice
noodle topped with fried onions,
served with a clear soup and pork
ribs. Aside from the food, Rimtang
also has a shop selling a wide range
o local snacks and souvenirs.
Tell us about your favourite little bar or restaurant & we'll include it in
'Word of Mouth'. Email details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
about your favourite little bar or restaurant & we'll include it in
Raya Thai Cuisine
10am-11pm. On Dibuk road, next to the
bridge, Phuket City.
The restaurant is in an old Sini-
Colonial Building. Two stories
full o diners. The decoration
will made you feel like you've
gone back in time to the early
1900s. Their food is good value,
with signature dishes Gaeng
Poo Bai Cha Ploo (a bowl o
crabmeat curry served with rice
vermicelli) and Moo Hong (Sweet
and juicy steamed pork belly).
10am-10pm. Chaofa Road East, next to Chalong Police Station.
A busy, well-known spo amongst locals, Hua Soi
or 'Top o the Road' serves terriﬁc Thai food at
great value. The place is small and modest and
it might be difﬁcult to get a table, but it's worh
the wait. Favourites include Fried Chicken with
Cashew Nuts, Tom Yung Gung (Spicy & sour soup
with prawns), Pad Thai , Panang Gai (a no-so-
spicy Thai chicken curry) & Deep Fried Fish with
Salt. Great place to get a take away meal!
Phuket‘s Most Exciting & Stylish
Contemporary Luxury Yachts
Explore the Andaman Sea, one of the most beautiful yachting grounds in the world
Andaman Cruises is a synonym for "Phuket‘s Most Exciting & Stylish
Contemporary Luxury Yachts" and the leading luxury yacht charter
company on the island. The feet includes seven vessels in total: the
fagship MY Olympia 76, a 23-metre fy-bridge motor yacht for up
to 20 guests, or the MY Mayavee 60, a 19-metre motor yacht of the
renowned English family of Princess, for example. Due to the top
standard of the yachts as well as the outstanding service onboard,
Andaman Cruises is highly appreciated by international stars such
as football player Cristiano Ronaldo, UEFA President Michel Platini,
the German top model Heidi Klum and Hollywood actor Dolph
In addition to the private luxury charters the company is also focused
on yacht incentives. Among the corporate clients are BMW and
Panasonic for instance. Andaman Cruises hosted their management
incentives onboard the yachts. “Our company stands for luxury
experiences, lifestyle and premium hospitality. Today, people of all
nationalities come from all over the world to enjoy the peaceful
and pristine waters of Phuket and the Andaman Sea,” says General
Manager Christian Schwind.
The archipelagos of the Andaman Sea and its maritime national
parks are renowned as some of the most beautiful yachting grounds
in the world. Many people say that there is no better experience
than to go onboard a yacht and see the breathtaking scenery of
limestone rocks, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters around
Phuket and the South of Thailand, including Phang Nga Bay and the
coastline of Krabi. Guests are able to discover unique destinations
and unspoiled spots. And a luxury charter with Andaman Cruises
is the most exclusive and most personalised way to do that. These
yachts ofer all the benefts and facilities of a foating villa – luxury,
comfort and privacy.
For more information
Andaman Cruises Private charters | Join day cruises | Yacht incentives
: +66 (0)7631 6562 email@example.com
Used Yachts for Sale Own the NEW Leopard 444 2012 New Yachts Available Now
RYA Courses May to November Koh Samui 20% Discount Day Charters from only THB 18,000
: +66 76 239057, : +66 81 891 1826
EXPERIENCE YOUR OWN ASIA SAILING
ADVENTURE: Book any new bareboat
charter from Koh Samui, departing April to
September and receive a 20% discount of
the charter fee.
SUNSAIL 444 CAT: Built by Robertson &
Caine. 4 en-suite cabins & covered forward
cockpit. YOU PAY ONLY 356,850 US$.
Sunsail pays all mooring fees, maintenance
& insurance throughout the contract.
EXPERIENCE PHUKET FROM YOUR OWN
CREWED PRIVATE YACHT: Sunsail day charters
are available throughout the year, ofering a
unique way to experience Phuket and its
surrounding islands, without the crowds.
LEARN TO SAIL: Join one of our RYA courses
which run every week from May through
October. You can come on your own or with
a group of friends to experience one of the
best cruising areas in the world, learning as
SUNSAIL BROKERAGE: Sunsail now have
several models of used yachts coming out
of the feet 2011. WELL MAINTAINED,
SUN ODYSSEY 41: Own this brand new
yacht for ONLY 155,350 US$. Sunsail pay
all mooring fees, maintenance & insurance
throughout the contract & you get trouble
free sailing in any of our bases worldwide.
DaVinci Yacht Charters prides itself not only on the quality and
cleanliness of our feet but on the attentiveness and service quality
of our staf. We are a fully TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) licensed
organization with all of the correct yacht charter insurances in place.
Security is our top priority at all times and our feet is fully equipped
to international standards with all the necessary safety equipment
from life jackets to life rafts.
Our 39ft Catamaran “DaVinci” is named after our iconic Italian
restaurant in the south of Phuket Island. This locally built catamaran
can take up to 12 passengers comfortably for a day trip or sleep up to
eight people for overnight stays. This cruising catamaran is equipped
with four cabins, two doubles and two singles as well a sleeping area
for two in the main cockpit above deck. DaVinci is equipped with a
fully functioning galley including a refrigerator and freezer as well as
a dining area in the main cockpit. There is a large foredeck with lots
of room to relax on the comfy cushions and enjoy the cruise while
admiring the scenery. Fully equipped for both cruising under sail or
For further information
28/46 Moo 1, Nai Harn, Phuket (TAT License Number: 32/00410)
: +66 89 588 3476 firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether it’s a day out with family and friends cruising around the
islands or an overnight charter, we can cater to your every need.
Spectacular scenery, crystal clear waters, magical reefs, abundant tropical fsh
racing in one of the local regattas DaVinci can be chartered for a day
trip, overnight cruise or a weeks racing. Enjoy a silent sail around the
hidden islands you wouldn't normally see.
Our 52ft Sunseeker “DaVinci S50” is also named after our iconic Italian
restaurant in the South of Phuket Island. This is a sleek hi-powered
motor yacht can take up to 12 passengers comfortably for a day trip
or sleep up to six people for overnight stays. This magnifcent vessel
is equipped with three cabins, two doubles and a twin with two bunk
beds. DaVinci S50 is equipped with a fully functioning galley with
an air conditioned dining area which can seat up to eight people.
The dining room is also a lounge equipped with a large screen TV,
Bose sound system and DVD player. There is a large foredeck with
lots of room to relax on the comfy cushions and enjoy the cruise
while admiring the scenery. Up on the fybridge there is seating for
a further eight people. This high powered yacht can take you on a
wonderful day trip around the islands or an overnight trip for those
hideaways further away.
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Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket) Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
1 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.2 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.6 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.7 2.1 2.5
2 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.9 2.3
3 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.1
4 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.9
5 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7
6 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.7
7 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.6
8 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8
9 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.0
10 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.4
11 2.0 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.1 2.8 2.4 1.9 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.9 2.3 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.7
12 2.3 1.8 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.4 1.8 2.4 2.9 3.3 3.4 3.2 2.8 2.3 1.7 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.4 2.0 2.5 2.9 3.0 3.0
13 2.7 2.2 1.7 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.4 2.0 2.6 3.1 3.4 3.5 3.2 2.7 2.1 1.4 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.5 2.1 2.6 3.0 3.1
14 3.0 2.6 2.1 1.5 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.5 2.1 2.8 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.1 2.6 1.9 1.2 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.6 2.2 2.8 3.1
15 3.1 2.9 2.5 2.0 1.4 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.7 2.3 2.9 3.4 3.6 3.4 3.0 2.4 1.7 1.1 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.8 2.4 2.8
16 3.1 3.1 2.8 2.4 1.9 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.8 2.5 3.0 3.4 3.5 3.3 2.8 2.2 1.5 1.0 0.8 1.0 1.4 1.9 2.4
17 2.9 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.4 1.1 1.2 1.5 2.0 2.6 3.1 3.4 3.4 3.1 2.6 2.0 1.4 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.5 2.0
18 2.5 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.2 1.8 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.2 2.6 3.0 3.2 3.1 2.8 2.4 1.9 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.7
19 2.1 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.2 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.6 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.5
20 1.8 2.1 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.4
21 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.5
22 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8
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Our work is done with the expertise of a European manufacturer.
Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. is the local dealer for Williams Performance Tenders, a service station for Avon
Infatables Limited and DSB of Germany.
We ofer a wide range of infatable boats made from Neoprene/Hypalon. •
In addition to our Cholamark models we also ofer Williams and Highfeld tenders. •
Professional repairs of all Neoprene and Hypalon Dinghies, re-tubing and general •
infatable dinghy overhauls.
Stock in our showrooms includes RIB's and soft foor dinghies. •
We manufacture dinghy covers, sun shades, cushions with closed cell foam and supply •
and use anti skid mats.
We are also licensed to repack liferafts. A pick up and delivery service can be arranged. •
Parts for dinghies - repair sets, air pumps, paddles, oars and dinghy wheels •
Rental of dinghies. •
Outboard engines, life rafts, self infating life jackets, hand fares, parachute fares. •
Stainless steel work (316), Argon Welding and perfect polishing. •
Cholamark is open in Chalong from 08:30-17:30, Monday-Saturday.
To Kata & Karon
To Phuket City
To Chalong Pier
Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd.
For more information
Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd.
16/29 Moo 8, Chaofa Road, Chalong, Phuket 83130
: +66 76 283112 : +66 76 283113
Company was established in Phuket in 1989. The
company has about 30 employees and we build
infatable boats and RIB's in the range of 2.10
metres to 7.50 metres. We ofer repair service,
general overhauls and tube replacements.
Our of ce and shop is located opposite Soi Sukee on Chaofa
Road, Chalong and so very close to Chalong Bay.
The dinghy ramp at the opposite end of Soi Sukee and close to
“The Lighthouse” makes for easy collection and delivery subject
to tidal restrictions (see page 22 for tide tables).
For more information, visit
“We're proud of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek's heritage.
Over the last 10 years it has grown successfully from a small local
event into a world-class award-winning regatta with international
renown that is the opening event of the AsianYachting Grand
Prix each year. This history is part of the event's DNA and we aim
to build on this, not change it,” said Mr. Byron Jones, Managing
Director of Media Business Services (MBS).
“Our goal is to develop Raceweek, not change it for the sake of
change. Raceweek is built on strong foundations with a loyal local
and international following, and it is this following that we aim to
grow. As a result of the Regatta's history, the success last year and
our ongoing marketing eforts, we have already received a lot of
interest from sailors overseas looking to charter boats and from
boat owners in the region wishing to bring their boat to compete,”
The 2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek takes place of
Panwa Cape on Phuket's southeast coast, 16th – 20th July.
Headquartered at Cape Panwa Hotel – the event's title and host
sponsor – the 2014 edition is already starting to boast a strong line-
up of local and international entries.
Last year's winner in the Firefy 850 class, Twin Sharks, have
confrmed they will be back to defend their title, as have past-
winners Moto Inzi. Regular Raceweek competitor Stuart Williamson,
who placed second in IRC Racing 2 last year, will be back for
another attempt at the title on his boat Skandia Endeavour of
Whitby, while other regulars confrmed include Ruby Tuesday and
Grenville Fordham's Nina, another past Raceweek-winner.
Leading a crew from the Metung Yacht Club in Australia to
Raceweek for the frst time last year was Terry Grundy, who is
returning again on the chartered BeauX Esprit. They are joined by
another Australian crew chartering Kinnon.
The TP52 Oi! is back to defend its IRC Racing 1 title with Peter Ahern
at the helm, while newcomers Hedonist and Anchali have already
“Our early-bird entry ofer has proved very successful with many
boats taking advantage of the special price. Boats and crews from
Australia, Singapore, United Kingdom and New Zealand have
already signed up, as well as a number of local Phuket-based
boats. The entry list is shaping up nicely and we look forward to
welcoming another competitive feet,” added Jones.
The early-bird ofer is open until 6th June – 10,000THB for boat
and skipper and 4,000THB per crew ticket.
In line with their desire to develop Raceweek, organisers have taken
the lead in environmental stewardship by of cially becoming a
Clean Regatta as approved by Sailors for the Sea, the frst regatta in
South East Asia to become so.
“Sailing is considered to be a clean and green sport, and on the
whole it is. As residents of Phuket and organisers of an annual
sailing event here, the team at Phuket Raceweek are aware of the
importance of the sea to Phuket's tourism and sailing industries,
and we aim to ensure the marine environment is left in a better
state for future generations,” explained Jones.
The Clean Regattas programme is a global certifcation system that
encourages regatta organisers and yacht clubs to manage and run
environmentally responsible events. With regattas in more than 13
countries certifed, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is the frst
in South East Asia.
Voted 'Asian Regatta of the Year' at the 2011 Asia Boating Awards,
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek continues to deliver
excellence and with the Clean Regattas programme certifcation
continues its tradition of innovation and leadership into a new
The 2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is the frst in a
new decade. For many events or companies entering a new
decade it is often seen as a time for change. A time for new
ideas. A clear out, possibly. Not so for the organisers of Phuket
Raceweek who value the event's history, traditions and its
award-winning formula of success.
The racing is always competitive.
A strong feet of international and local boats
and crew is expected again this year.
The superfast Firefy's in action at last year's regatta.
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is famous for its parties.
JAMES BOND IS.
& KOH PANYI
Extracted from The Southeast Asia Pilot (4th Edition)
KOH PHING KAN (JAMES BOND ISLAND)
Made famous by the flming of the James Bond movie “The
Man with the Golden Gun”, this island is now a major tourist
attraction, visited by hundreds, sometimes thousands, of
Most come by bus then longtail boat from Phang Nga, so it is
best visited before 10:30 am or in the late afternoon, assuming
you want to avoid the crowds. Koh Phing Kan has a stunning
lagoon and some interesting rock formations, though it is no
more impressive than many other islands in the area which
the day tours ignore.
Scores of food and souvenirs vendors come from Koh Pan Yi to
set up stalls on the island during the day. A 500 baht per person
fee is levied by the Park Rangers when going ashore.
Rocks in the channel
A submerged rock, one not appearing
on many charts, lurks in the channel
between Koh Yang and Koh Daeng Yai.
It lies just under the surface at low tide
and has been hit many, many times. Beware!
KOH PHING KAN
JAMES BOND IS.
Koh Raya Ring
KOH DAENG YAI
19 miles from Yacht Haven
The best anchorage in this group is found in the channel
between Koh Raya Ring and Koh Daeng Yai. This is an
exceptionally beautiful place to awaken in the morning, when
sunlight strikes the sheer rock clifs of Daeng Yai.
The anchorage can be approached either from the south, via
the channel formed by Koh Yang and Koh Daeng Yai, or from
the southeast, passing east of Koh Yang, distinctive due its
high, thin column of rock, visible from far south.
There is a convenient transit approaching from the southeast,
lining up Koh Lolo and Koh Khai to avoid the sand bars.
Good holding is available on a muddy bottom in 5-8 metres.
The sandbank east of the anchorage is very shallow and
almost dries at low tide. There is a current of up to 2 knots in
the channel, strongest at ebb tide.
The lagoon on the north side of Koh Phing Kan can be entered
by dinghy at high tide; otherwise access is possible by dinghy
at most tides via the jetty on the southwest side.
18 miles from Yacht Haven
This is a delightful, well-sheltered anchorage on a small bay
facing south with good holding on a muddy bottom in 4-5
metres. Approach from the deep channel on an easterly
heading, taking care to avoid the shallow bank approximately
600 metres south of the anchorage which often has a bamboo
stake to show its position.
There is a small community of thatched houses on the beach
and a restaurant where coconuts, fsh, crabs or prawns can
often be bought from the villagers who maintain temporary
fshing houses here.
Again, if moving north from here, beware of the rock that
lurks beneath the surface at all tides in the passage between
Koh Yang and Koh Daeng Yai (see chart).
PHOTO COURTESY OF HELICAM.ASIA James Bond Island
The 4th Edition of Southeast Asia Pilot contains a further
eight anchorages on Koh Yao alone. To fnd out how/where
to buy the print version, visit www.southeastasiapilot.com.
For the ebook version, search ‘Southeast Asia Pilot’ in App
Store or Google Play.
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KOH PAN YI
22 miles from Yacht Haven
Koh Pan Yi, otherwise known as Sea Gypsy Village, is built
almost entirely on stilts over water to the south of the
sheer clifs of the island. The people here are really Muslim
fshermen, not Sea Gypsies as the tourist name suggests. The
nearest real Sea Gypsies live far south on Phuket Island.
The approach from the south is clearly marked by a light
structure on a small rocky islet at the river entrance and the
course to the village is straight. Favour the right side, if any,
to stay in deeper water. Anchor in 4-9 metres to the east of
the village, taking care to avoid the many foating cages
used for raising fsh.
There are dinghy landings, many restaurants and souvenir
shops in the village, which is usually packed with up to 3,000
tourists during the lunch period, but is quiet and peaceful
in the late afternoon and evening.
Further north on the east side of Khao Khian are cave
drawings dating far back, perhaps to Neanderthal times.
West of Khao Khian is a shallow mangrove river that
meanders through rocky outcrops and past an awesome
sheer clif. This river eventually leads through Tham Lot cave
approximately three miles from the village. Depths make this
only suitable for small speedboats and dinghies. Local tour
operators are frequently seen racing up and down this river
and can indicate where the deeper water is found. Keep to
the outside of blind corners and keep a good lookout for
speeding tour boats.
KOH PAN YI
Khao Luk Nak
Koh Pan Yi
Koh Khao Khao
Fl 3s 25m7M
Koh Panyi BILL O’LEARY
Not too many years ago, Phuket’s multihull
regatta secured its sponsorship due to Phuket’s
booming property market and, at the same
time, incorporated an event-within-an-event,
the Corsair Cup, paying homage to a sizeable
feet of Vietnam-built Corsair trimarans joining
the local boats.
Phuket’s property boom ended, the sponsorship
was no more and the Corsairs disappeared. But Asia’s
biggest gathering of multihull sailing boats (catamarans
and trimarans) continued, thanks to the Ao Chalong
Yacht Club’s (ACYC) dogged determination, and even
established its own niche as the sailor’s regatta – a ‘regatta
This year, major sponsorship is back thanks to Multihull
Solutions – and so are the Corsairs, represented in Phuket
by Multihull Solutions. At this stage, three Corsairs have
confrmed entry and a fourth is available for charter at
roughly half price (see box feature for details).
This year’s regatta, to be held from 10-13 July out of
ACYC’s superb waterside premises, has been renamed
the Multihull Solutions Regatta, in recognition of its Title
Sponsor, and promises to be one of the best yet – with a
few more frills than in recent years, but remaining true to
its roots as the ‘sailor’s regatta’.
Described by Multihull Solutions’ Asia general manager,
Andrew de Bruin, as “the best value for money sailing
event in the region”, the organisers are keen to attract
cruising multihulls – whether visiting Phuket or based
here – to take part. But cruising yachts are traditionally
reluctant to join in regattas, perhaps fearing that their skills
are not up to the task – or that racing is simply too much
like hard work.
MULTIHULL SOLUTIONS REGATTA
One-design Firefys - in a class of their own
Cruisers listen up! It need not be so… “We’re particularly
keen to see cruising yachts join in and we plan to tailor the
regatta’s courses to suit the boats that enter,” said Andrew.
He might have gone on to say that this regatta is a cruising
yachtie’s dream… three days sailing around the picturesque
islands scattered of Chalong Bay with a bunch of like-
minded people, gathering at the yacht club bar afterwards
to regale each other with tall tales of their exploits over a
few cold beers – what more could you want?
But what about all that tacking and gybing up and down
the race track? Well, Andrew did say “…we plan to tailor the
regatta’s courses to suit the boats…” so cruisers who dust
of their yachts and drag them out of the marina, or charter
an available cruising yacht at great low season rates, can
expect to forget the hard work and go for some relaxed, fun
racing around the islands. Then join in the party!
For more information, visit
To enter online, go to
Yachts for charter
Corsair 28 (Shanghai Baby/ Skylight) – fast racing
trimaran ofered for half price! US$2000 (approx. THB
65,000) for BOTH Multihull Solutions Regatta AND Cape
Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. Incredible bargain!
Contact email@example.com for details.
Firefy (Mamba) – Price on request.
About Multihull Solutions
Following Multihull Solutions’ success in Australia and
New Zealand, the company expanded its operations
to Southeast Asia in early 2014 with its Thailand of ce
based in Phuket’s Boat Lagoon. The company is the
exclusive distributor of Fountaine Pajot and Catana
Catamarans in Southeast Asia and also represents
Corsair Marine, Sunreef Yachts, TAG Yachts, NEEL
Trimarans and Privilège Catamarans. Contact
Andrew de Bruin, firstname.lastname@example.org
MULTIHULL SOLUTIONS REGATTA
Cruising yachts welcome
4,500 THB boat entry including skipper
2,000 THB per crew member
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@Royal Phuket Marina
Miami Beach Pary @ Bliss Beach Club
Photos by Max TIVERNE
Su-Mei Yu at
Mom Tri's Kitchen
@ Villa Royale Phuket Key to
Thai Food Treasure Box
From Runway to Realway Workshop” by NARS
@ JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Pigeons and the Bookworms Pary
@ Laguna Phuket
PAUL ROPP . SHOP TILL YOU DROP
From a humble small shop in Bali when there was
literally no fashion there at the time, Paul started
to make his mark with design and vision. One-by-
one, store-by-store, you were not in Bali without
purchasing a Paul Ropp design. During that
period, when many others procrastinate, Paul was
making a showing without anybody knowing, not
with words, but with relentless hard work.
Shop till you Drop
Today the Paul Ropp stamp of design stands for
itself. So many articles over the years have been
written about Paul Ropp, the man on the scene.
What’s fashion got to do with it? Mr. individual,
the amazing Paul Ropp, clothing for the naked
feel, on and on, and so the legend grows and
grows. So what’s the story behind this self-made
entrepreneur? Success is already there, what more
to prove? Simple, if he stops he dies. Once it’s
done, it’s done. Creating is a source of youth and
Paul is forever young, moving and grooving, here
there and everywhere, making his mark. To keep
up with Paul is a job in itself and for many in the
industry, the question is always, what’s he going
to come up with next?
PAUL ROPP . SHOP TILL YOU DROP
Paul Ropp Shop
Royal Phuket Marina 0 7636 0859 | Surin Gallery 08 0538 1976
This year it was Paul Ropp furniture in a dazzling new
concept, plus more to be had as the future unfolds. 2b
or not 2b, that is the apartment number, whether to ring
the bell or knock at the door. But not with Paul; the door
is always open. From that humble beginning to a full-on
international invasion with 25 stores to date. Airports,
malls you name it; import and export and the wind cries
Chow mein, Salvador Bali...
About Executive Chef Aaron Hooper
Award winning Chef Aaron was honoured as the Top Chef in
Thailand 2008-2010 by HAPA (Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards)
and has been nominated for the same award every year since. He
has been named in Thailand Tatler's Best Restaurants Guide in
each and every year since arriving in Thailand in 2002, receiving
scores o 10 and 9 for his innovative cuisine. Early in his culinary
career, he worked in Switzerland under renowned French Chef
Fabrice Stephany. In 2000, he atended the esteemed New England
Culinary Institute, earning an Associate's Degree in Culinary Ars
and graduating at the top o his class. This positioned him for a
job back on the west coast in one o the top ﬁve restaurants in San
Francisco, the Wolfgang Puck- parnered restaurant, Hawthorne Lane.
10 years ago, in parnership with the late-great Tom McNamara, he
opened the iconic Joe's Downstairs and the rest is history. Garnering
impressive reviews from publications such as The Bangkok Post, Elle,
Sawasdee, Big Chili , BK magazine, The New York Times, Prestige
Magazine and Gourmet to name just a few. Catch him if you can
nightly in the restaurant at Joe's Downstairs.
For more information, contact:
Joe’s Downstairs +66 76 618245, +66 76618246
with Shiitake Mushroom/Bacon and Leek
Ragout, Whole Grain Mustard Emulsion
and Light Arugula Pesto
Pan Seared Phuket
INGREDIENTS for the fsh: 165gm each 2 fresh white
snapper fllets (skin-on); Salt to taste.
Method: Season fsh with salt on both sides to taste. Pan sear
on high heat with 2 tbsps of grape seed oil, skin side down until
just crispy. Move the pan with the fsh to an oven preheated to
230°C. Cook until just cooked through approx. 6-7 minutes.
INGREDIENTS for the ragout:
200gm thinly sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
4 strips of high quality bacon, chopped small
½ stalk of leek thinly sliced
3 crushed cloves of garlic (peel-on)
Salt & pepper to taste.
Method: Cook the chopped bacon in a pan over medium heat
until crispy and fat has rendered out. Reserve half the fat in the
pan and place the cooked bacon on a paper towel. In the same
INGREDIENTS for the whole grain mustard emulsion:
Juice of 1 fresh yellow lemon
Juice of ½ fresh orange
1.5 tsp honey
2 tbsp whole grain mustard
INGREDIENTS for the light arugula pesto:
½ cup milk
2 cloves of garlic peeled
175 gm wild arugula
1 egg yolk
¾ cup exra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
Method: Place all ingredients EXCEPT the olive oil in a medium
stainless steel mixing bowl. Slowly pour in the olive oil while whisking
vigorously until the sauce forms an emulsion and develops the
desired medium-thick consistency. If the sauce is still thin keep
whisking in oil until it thickens. Taste and season with salt to taste.
Extra virgin olive oil
Lemon juice to taste
Salt to taste
Method: Simmer the garlic over low heat in the milk until soft.
Discard the milk. Poach the arugula in salted water until it changes
to a vibrant shade of green (approx. 1 minute); instantly remove and
shock in a bowl of iced water. When suf ciently chilled, press the
water out of the arugula with your hands and discard the water. Place
the poached arugula and the softened garlic in a blender. Blend the
ingredients while slowly pouring in the olive oil through the top of
the blender lid. Taste and add a squeeze of lemon and salt to taste.
To plate the dish
Spoon the mushroom ragout evenly onto two white plates. Rest
the fsh fllets on top of the ragout, crispy skin side up. Spoon the
whole grain mustard emulsion, beginning close to the fsh and
draping outward. Drip the desired amount of the arugula pesto in
a line away from the fsh.
Sit, eat and enjoy!
pan with the bacon fat add the thinly sliced leek and crushed garlic
cloves and cook until tender, then add the shiitake mushrooms to
the pan and cook until soft. Remove the garlic cloves. You can at
this stage add a touch of chicken stock or heavy cream to moisten
the ragout. Add back the cooked bacon and season with salt and
pepper to taste.
Horizon Beach Resort, Patong and Karon Soi 2 next to
Karon Football Stadium www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
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
Daily 1-11pm | +66 76 292526, +66 76 284555
74-75 Moo 5 Vichitsongkram Rd., Talat Yai,
Amphur Muang, Phuket
Daily 10am-10pm | +66 76 307154
Chino restaurant opened in February 2012. You'll fnd this Fusion
South Chinese cuisine at Central Festival Phuket on the 1st foor. It's
easy to fnd 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,
diferent 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.
On the coast road just north of Patong
Baan Rim Pa Thai
Daily 12pm-midnight | +66 76 340789, +66 76 341768
'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 clif, with
teak foors 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.
The pier at Chalong Bay (next to Kan Eang @pier)
VSET Modern Western Cuisine
Daily 11.30am-11pm | +66 89 727 0067, +66 76 381159
VSET is a "restaurant at its extraordinary best". VSET, pronounced
"Vi-Sate", in Thai means "extraordinary".
It's the frst 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 fare and creativity producing a stellar menu.
Notable dishes include: Phuket lobster salad, Foie gras parfait, Cognac-
famed Lobster bisque, Australian lamb cutlet, Red snapper steak and
Honey-glazed pork belly. These only touch the surface, while a fne
wine list adds an essential touch and a tantalising selection of
desserts rounds it all of. VSET is centered on the palate, but it's how
everything fts together that makes this a truly extraordinary place.
The pier of Chalong Bay
Kan Eang@pier Seafood/Thai
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 fexibility to cater for everything from
intimate dinners to special events and large banquets.
Its friendly and attentive staf and seaside seating in an idyllic setting
ofer a relaxing and pleasant dining experience day or night. Enjoy a
panoramic view of the yacht harbour and nearby islands.
Daily 10.30am-11pm | +66 83 173 1187, +66 76 381212
Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Clif
Plum Restaurant / Vanilla Sky
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, fne 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
redefnes 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…
Plum 6-11.30pm Mon Closed | Vanilla 5pm-midnight | +66 76 337300
Mediterranean Tapas Bar
Located on the water's edge on Rawai Beach Rd
Daily 9am until late | +66 76 288703, +66 81 091 5788
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 ofers 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-fred pizzas − along with a selection of over 50
quality wines, cool cocktails, icy cold beers, English draught cider,
delicious fruit shakes, an excellent cofee 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.
Long-awaited by mid-island residents, Royal Phuket Marina's boardwalk
has come alive and promises to be a unique place to drink and dine
‘à la St Tropez’. We started our ‘marina evening’ at The Speakeasy –
a name that conjures up 1920s-30s prohibition in the USA, when
alcohol was illegal. Speakeasies blossomed and, unlike the traditional
bars, welcomed men and women who wanted a few drinks, to listen
to live music and to dance. Why “speakeasy”? Well, originally it was
because pre-prohibition unlicensed USA bartenders would tell their
customers to “speak easy” when ordering their alcohol.
Of course, there’s nothing dodgy about Phuket’s Speakeasy at
Royal Phuket Marina’s boardwalk – but it does conjure up images
of an Al Capone hangout; you almost expect Eliot Ness and his
‘Untouchables’ to burst through the doors.
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Pasta Basta not only brings another dimension to waterside dining at
Royal Phuket Marina, but ofers something unique to Phuket: Design
your own pasta dish.
As for the environment, JOBI designers’ Pui has employed her creative
talents creating an ‘industrial’ feel; a long communal dining table
occupies the centre of the restaurant, surrounded by high level dining
‘à deux’ tables. The décor is simple, creating the kind of unassuming
atmosphere you could expect from a chic Milan city-centre eatery.
Back to that do-it-yourself pasta. If you’re like me, this kind of thing
doesn’t generally appeal BUT, once we got stuck into it, there’s no
denying it’s a great way to go. Take a few minutes to work out how to do
it, check with your host Cathy Masson if you’re not sure what goes with
what, then dive in and create your own mouthwatering experience.
My choice: penne with (base sauce) olive oil, (ingredients) scallops
and mussels and (additional condiments) garlic and white truf e
oil. I’m a genius! OK, the fact that the ingredients were top quality
and the chef clearly knows a thing or two may have contributed to
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This atmosphere is thanks to interior designer Pui (of JOBI designers)
who, with her eye for detail, has done an amazing job of recreating
the authentic ‘speakeasy’ environment.
The Speakeasy is managed by Cathy Masson – one of Phuket’s best
known restaurateurs whose unique ‘The Wall’ in Rawai was one of
the south island’s favourite eateries in the late 90s.
What is The Speakeasy about? Well, lounge around with friends on
one of the luxurious sofas, soaking up the atmosphere with a perfect
gin & tonic or a cocktail from the extensive menu. Or sip a malt
whisky accompanied by a good cigar outside on the boardwalk. It’s
perfect for informal meetings and briefngs too, with a private area in
the back behind the central island bar (but no, there isn’t a door into
a back alley – that would be just a bit TOO authentic).
And anywhere that limits its selection of gins to Hendricks, Bombay
Sapphire and Tanqueray has my vote!
my enjoyment of the best pasta meal I’ve eaten for as long as I can
remember. My dining companion went against Cathy’s advice and
selected smoked salmon and Parma ham – two of her favourite tastes
– as her two main ingredients and said it was divine. Just goes to show:
when you’re in the driving seat you can buck convention happily.
But, if you prefer to stay within the bounds of convention, feel free to
go for one of the ‘Classic Creations’, where the chef does all the work.
But you’ll be missing out.
Around the edges of our pasta creations, we ordered garlic bread,
bruschetta and a fresh salmon salad. The former were as you’d
expect, the latter simply heavenly. All was washed down with a
very drinkable Santa Helena Cabernet Sauvignon and followed by
desserts from nearby Les Anges bakery.
Pasta Basta is quite simply frst-rate waterside dining with no
pretentions – just impeccably sourced and prepared ingredients
and excellent service from a team that never stops smiling and is
obviously happy at work. My companion’s question, “When can we
come back?” says it all.
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THE GREEN MAN
you don’t have to worry about the government and bureaucracy
being a ‘partner’ in your life.
I've never found anywhere freer in which to do business in all my
extensive travels. Of course, there are negatives, but if you enjoy the
business freedom of Phuket, then you shouldn’t whine about the
lack of rules and law enforcement. But on balance, it's a great place
to do business.
Do you have family with you? Khun Nui and I have been
together now for 15 years and I have two daughters and a son from
previous relationships. Two of my kids are grown up and settled in
relationships and good jobs, and my youngest daughter Vikki, who
starred in the pantomime on stage at The Green Man a few years
ago, is pursuing Film Studies in London.
What car do you drive? I used to have a BMW, but recently we
traded it in for the 'Battle Wagon’ – a Suzuki van that we can use to
carry all the shopping back from Makro!
What social activities and charities are you involved with? In
addition to Freemasonry, I attend the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dining
events. But the pub is our main social life, with weekly wine tastings,
quizzes, salsa dancing and singing practices. Then there's our Saint
George Evening and Burn’s Night and various theatrical events.
How do you evaluate success? I've found myself to be extremely
happy recently and I think it’s because I keep busy doing
something that I very much enjoy… running The Green Man. I'm
now in my sixties and I think it’s a privilege to still be occupied with
work and dealing with people that one enjoys.
What do you think the future holds for you? I'm currently writing
two books; one is a sort of history of the world in seven separate
books, with chapters written by ‘voices’ from the past such as Karl
Marx and King Solomon. I'm also writing my memoires of being
a consultant all over the globe. As I'm still doing some overseas
consultancy assignments, this latter book won’t be published until
I fnally retire from that sort of work – because it ‘pulls no punches’
about the consultancy business!
Where are you from? I grew up and went to school in the famous
English naval city of Plymouth in Devon and then to the University
of Surrey from 1964 to 1969, studying Hotel Management.
When did you frst visit Phuket? I frst came to Phuket about 20
years ago to scuba dive. I discovered Mom Tri’s Boathouse, which I
thought was wonderful and so started staying there each time that
I took a break in Phuket from my work around the region.
Why did you move to Phuket? My career involved business
consultancy working around the world for Price Waterhouse.
Specifcally, I became the World Firm Partner responsible for Central
America, the West Indies, Africa and India and so I was looking for
a base in which to live while I travelled extensively doing my job.
I looked at Goa and the Windies, but Phuket seemed to ofer the
most wonderful lifestyle and at great value too, so I opted to make
it my home.
While I loved staying at the Boathouse, I decided to buy a house in
Phuket in 1997 and I still live there.
Tell us how The Green Man came into being When Price
Waterhouse merged with Coopers and Lybrand in 2001, I decided
to take a ‘golden handshake’ and retire from the company. I had
always thought that Phuket ought to have the sort of English-style
country pub for local residents in which I personally would like to
drink. So with my partner Khun Nui, we found a great piece of land
at the base of Kata Hill and decided to build our own faux-Tudor
pub and restaurant there.
Why did you call it The Green Man? I've always been interested
in cultural and religious history and had discovered the Pagan
God known as ‘The Green Man’ many years before. He's the
embodiment of re-birth and fertility and is celebrated with dancing
around the May-Pole (in fact a huge phallic symbol) on May 1st
every year. I decided to open The Green Man pub on May 1st 2001.
The Green Man is the God of uncontrolled nature and he's the one
in charge of your being, when your conscious mind is not. I thought
that was an appropriate emblem for our pub as, after enjoying a
few ales, one may not be as in control as normal and so The Green
Man takes over your being!
I also built a replica of an Egyptian temple behind the pub; I spent
several years in Egypt studying its history and various cartouches
that are replicated on the temple walls. We use the temple for
various meetings, including that of a Phuket Masonic chapter, of
which I am currently the Master. We also stage theatrical events,
such as our famous Kiddies’ Pantomime each Boxing Day on the
stage, which we added into the temple.
How does doing business in Phuket compare with other
places? The tremendous thing about doing business here is
the great freedom one has to try anything. Here we're largely
untrammeled by rules and regulations, unlike in the west, and so
Howard Digby-Johns is the larger-than-life
owner and landlord of the Green Man English
pub and restaurant in Chalong, as well as a
gourmand, wine lover, thespian, history buf
and Egyptologist… in fact a man of many parts!
Wear a vest for the water.
That’s my advice when you
decide to take a visit to one
of Phuket’s most interesting
The Cable Ski is a unique aquatic sporting
venue in Asia and it caters for just about
everyone. It consists of an oval shaped
man-made lake with a cable suspended
over the top, a dock fully stocked with all
the wakeboarding equipment you need, a
restaurant with patio seating, a running track
and even an adjacent Thai massage. All of
this is conveniently located just over the hill
from Patong, next to Kathu Waterfall.
The Cable Ski lake itself is 410 metres long,
110 metres wide and two metres deep. It
was designed specifcally for the sports of
wakeboarding and water skiing. As such,
a concrete walkway surrounds the lake
at water level. This prevents the water
from becoming too choppy. A cable runs
suspended over the lake and is connected
to machinery at four corners. At the dock,
the riders will don their wake-boards and
gear, then line up to ride; one-by-one the
attendee will hand them a rope that's
connected to the cable above.
Once an open hook arrives at the dock, the
rider will be pulled away. The set speed for
open riding on the lake is 28 km/hr. This is
Where you can do this
Phuket Wake Park in Kathu. The
Park situated beside a tropical
garden with 410 metres long, 110
metres wide and two metres deep.
All equipment is available for rent
or you can bring your own. Open
daily 7.30am - 11pm.
Anthem Wakepark in Thalang.
The park is built on an existing
natural fresh water lake of over
50,000 sqm. Restaurant, pro-shop,
accommodation, excursion, free
Wi-Fi and transfer services are also
provided. Open daily 9am - 6.30pm
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set for optimal safety and is a very enjoyable
The venue provides all the equipment you'll
need for rental. This includes wakeboards,
water skis, gloves and vests. There are a
variety of ways a beginner can start out and
Cable Ski accommodates that. For their frst
time, most people ride on the kneeboards.
These allow the rider to get a feel for being
on the water, being pulled and navigating
the turns. Once this is achieved, then you
can try to stand.
Besides being beginner-friendly, the Phuket
Cable Ski also caters for advanced riders −
and occasionally a professional wakeboarder
will pop in and show of his skills. The lake
boasts a number of ramps for jumping and
some rails to do grinds and you'll often see
the more serious riders doing back-fips and
fying through the air to a cheering crowd.
If you're the kind of person that worries
about calorie content, then the cable ski is
the place to eat. Riding the lake is a great
way to burn fat, build those stabilising
muscles that we so rarely use and to train
your balance. Having a good physique is
helpful if you hope to become an advanced
rider, but the sport itself is a great way to
increase your ftness level − and it’s more fun
that hitting the gym repeatedly.
'Be prepared to fall' is the best advice for
novices. Acquiring skill at the sport requires
determination as well as confdence. You
can’t be afraid of falling into the water and
you also have to be prepared to swim back
to the sidewalk. However, you needn’t worry
about having to carry your board all the way
back to the dock as the staf will kindly drive
out on a motorbike and return you to the
The set speed for
open riding on the
lake is 28 km/hr. This
is set for optimal safety
and is a very enjoyable
Lemongrass founder, Bobby Duchowny, studied aromatherapy –
a healing art that promotes massage, when combined with specifc
herb and spice oils, as a method to reduce stress, boost energy and
heal certain physical ailments – at the American Aromatherapy
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
What started, several years ago, as a modest enterprise has
blossomed into a successful operation ofering 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
“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
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.
Daily 9am – 8pm
: +66 76 271233
10/2 Srisoonthorn Rd.,
Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83100
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 diferent scents at diferent 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.
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Twin Palms Phuket
Surin Bay Inn
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Chilled out by the soothing background music, I was flled with a
peaceful wellbeing as I enjoyed the warm traditional Sukko welcome of
the ‘Flower Floating Ritual’ – like ‘Loy Kratong’, where the idea is to foat
away past stresses and wish for luck and joy from that moment on
A variety of 40 spa treatments – prepared by Sukko's certifed Thai
Herbalist and based on ancient Thai medical theory – is ofered at
Sukko, in packages lasting from 2 to 4 hours. Each package has a
specifc 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 ftness
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 efective art of self-defense.
Sukko means "Beyond Happiness". My frst feeling when I stepped through the impressive gates of
Sukko Spa was, "I’m in paradise". The Sukko staf are dressed beautifully in traditional Thai style and the spa design,
infuenced by the ancient Siamese capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind.
Island Furniture &
Chao-fa West Rd.
To Phuket Town
Sukko Cultural Spa
Daily 10am – 10pm
: +66 76 263222
“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”
Red Chili Restaurant
The philosophy behind Thai cuisine is that food is an everyday
medicine for health and longevity.
Rich in spices and medicinal herbs – with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
and anti-infammatory benefts to name just a few – the Thai and
international bufet at Red Chili Restaurant promises a fun and
healthy dining experience with a view of Phuket’s Big Buddha and
the surrounding lush green scenery.
Lunch Bufet ( Daily 11am – 2pm) THB 220
Dinner Bufet (Daily 5.30 – 9pm) THB 300
: +66 76 263222
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scalp for optimal hair growth. Our blends of powerful ingredients
along with our de-chlorinated water infused with Vitamin C
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: +66 76 600108
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PHUKET HOT LIST
RE KÁ TA, the frst and only beach club in the Kata-Karon area, is
putting on a weekly cycle of specials to bring some added pizzazz
to the sands until the end of April. Monday through Thursday are
Tapas & Wine nights featuring unlimited tapas for 650 baht ++ and
half-price wines, with famenco chill-out music and live guitar, from
6pm till midnight. The popular Martinis and Manicures evenings
will continue to run every Friday, with free welcome martinis and
express manicures for the ladies. RE KÁ TA’s weekends bring some
indulgent seafood spreads with Saturday Sushi nights with a sushi
boat for two starting at 550 baht ++, followed by a Sunday Lobster
Lunch with a bufet of choice selections.
New to the Kata dining scene is Kata Rocks, a restaurant and bar
that’s part of the spectacular villa resort of the same name on the
headland between Kata and Kata Noi beaches. We were wowed
not only by its bright and smart design, but by its cutting-edge
Enomatic wine dispenser, where you can tap yourself a glass of one
of its 24 house wines. They’ve brought in Australian Steve Baker,
well known for his innovative approach to cuisine, as Executive Chef
and Resort Manager to develop a menu around the idea of clean,
fresh food (and dirty cocktails!). Kata Rocks had only just opened
when we visited, but we expect this to be a go-to spot for Phuket
food and wine afcionados in the coming months.
RE KÁ TA’s Two Chefs
Welcome to the Phuket Hot List,
where we bring you an insider’s look into the
island’s latest and greatest. This month, we’re
wining, dining and surfng our way through
the west-coast beaches of Kata and Karon.
The headland is home to another elegant dining venue, Mom Tri’s
Kitchen at Villa Royale, which has a menu of Mediterranean and
Thai favours developed by Mom Tri’s two chefs Sura Putha and
Darren Wiper, with some dishes created under Michelin Star-level
guidance by recent guest chefs Henri Charvet, Johanna Maier
and Gerard Royant. Mr Charvet was the inspiration behind one of
Mom Tri’s most celebrated dishes, pan-grilled Phuket lobster with
aromatic ginger, lime and coriander in creamy coconut sauce.
Wine pairing is also a dream here, with more than 600 labels in
the cellar to choose from.
Mom Tri’s Kitchen
PHUKET HOT LIST
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket Fin Hostel
Over at Kata Centre, Two Chefs restaurant is set to celebrate Easter
in sumptuous style this month with a special bufet. On April 20,
kids will join an Easter Egg painting session while the whole family
may feast on an elaborate meal that includes Easter bread, pickled
herring, warm-smoked salmon and Swedish chocolate balls, all for
just 595 baht for adults and 395 baht for kids.
Good news for Sunday brunch fans, Centara Grand Beach Resort
Phuket, on the beachfront at Karon’s north end, is now putting on
its Sunday Family Lunch every week at Mare restaurant. Since the
resort opened last year, the Sunday lunch has been a big draw for
families, especially with the free use of the resort’s swimming pools,
lazy river, jumping clif and water slides.
Kata Beach has long been a surfer’s mecca, and now board riding
fans can enjoy year-round action with Surf House, Phuket’s frst-
ever fowboarding venue, on the Kata beachfront. Weekly events
including Wednesday networking nights and Friday ladies nights
have coaxed a number of locals as well as visitors to try riding the
waves, and enjoy some burgers and cocktails afterwards on its
rooftop bar. A Flow Jam competition is planned for 5 April – be sure
to check in at Surf House for more details and to sign up for your
chance to win fowboarding glory.
Just up the road in the Kata Night Plaza is a colourful little place
where surfers will also feel right at home. The newly-built Fin Hostel
ofers a comfy retreat for boarders on a budget. Though you can
stay here for as little as 500 baht a night in the dorm, Fin really
splashed out on the design, cleverly making this both a cheap and
chic place to stay. Surfer heaven.
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We’ve noted the new Kata Rocks above as an innovative dining
venue, and its fair as a resort is now emerging, too, since it started
taking bookings for its villas this January. While some villas are still
under construction, a number of rooms are now welcoming guests.
We had a peek inside and found them to amply live up to the
resort’s “infnite luxury” tagline.
Each villa’s crisp and clean design, private pool and wide sea views
evokes a feeling of being aboard a yacht, and every detail from the
iPad-controlled entertainment and lighting system to the dishware
in the kitchen is top notch. We also had a look around the Kata
Rocks spa and ftness centre, where no expenses were spared to
bring in the most state-of-the-art facilities, including a “sleeping
pod” – a groovy bubble of comfort that looks rather sci-f in design,
aimed at relieving tension and stress.
Also hugging the headland is a six-bedroom private villa that’s been
in the rental market for several years yet showing no signs of dating.
Baan Kata Keeree has a lot of added character from the owner’s
personal art and décor collection and, in keeping up with the
growing private villa market in Phuket, the holiday home’s appeal
has been further enhanced by the addition of a large Jacuzzi set
under a skylight in the master bedroom and a massage room. And
the views across Kata bay? Breathtaking.
The Novotel resort brand has been expanding its presence in
Phuket of late, with new Novotel resorts opening in Patong and
Kamala last year, and now another one is under construction on
Karon Beach. Formerly a Ramada resort, the 217-room Novotel
Phuket Karon is found just across the road from the beach, and is
due to open in late 2015.
One of Phuket’s best-known resorts, Boathouse, is this year
celebrating its 25th anniversary and doing so in style with the
completion of a big makeover and rebranding as Boathouse
by Montara. In addition to having a splash-out gala to mark the
occasion, Boathouse has been reaching out to a younger set of
holiday makers with Instagram contests, special ofers and the
promise of fresh and lively jazz entertainment to go with the superb
Baan Kata Keeree
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 diference between a product that simply ofers “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
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.
Luxury Seaview Condominium
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, ftness gym and
sauna is part of the facilities, as well as the restaurant and two
We ofer 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
for money. The units are designed to achieve both signifcant 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
29/17-18 Moo 5, Rawai
: +66 81 666 6622 : +66 86 943 9996
: +66 76 381488
To Rawai To Phuket
To Chalong Pier
To Kata Karon To Naiharn
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 flls 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
ofering 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 fow smoothly to grand outdoor
terraces with both sunny and shaded areas surrounding the infnity
edge pool with relaxing Jacuzzi and romantic Waterfall. We ofer the
choice of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas plus a wheelchair plan. Each villa
ofers 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 satisfes the high demand for a reasonably priced villa with
Combining this prime location with value pricing and exceptional
construction quality guarantees you long term capital appreciation
and high rental returns. For investors, holiday home buyers, or long
stay residents, we ofer 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.
…take the Plunge!
Phase I & II sold out!
For more information
: +66 82 413 6610
CONCEPT: “A simple change makes all the diference”. Exceptionally
large, spacious and airy condos with specially designed dens and
hobby corners for weekend interests and activities. Cycling, surfng,
photography, painting, gardening and eating in or out are all part of
easily accessible lifestyles at Saturdays.
SERENE LOCATION: Situated in Saiyuan, near Nai Harn Beach on
the southern-most tip of Phuket, Saturdays is an oasis of spacious
one- and two-bedroom condos with special features for a diverse
range of weekend indulgences. The quiet roads and green hills are
an idyllic backdrop for all manner of weekend pursuits.
SPACE: Saturdays condo units come in fve distinct designs:
Live (57sqm) one-bedroom option with a large en-suite bathroom
and a cozy hobby corner.
Learn (84sqm) two-bedroom, two bathroom arrangement with
an extra al-fresco-style bathtub of the master bedroom and two
separate hobby corners.
Lux (95sqm) corner units featuring two large bedrooms and two
en-suite bathrooms, plus an al-fresco-style bathing area and an
Love (80sqm) is a distinctly romantic two-bedroom, two-bathroom
arrangement with an exotic en-suite for the master bedroom.
Let (88sqm) is an extra large two-bedroom, two-bathroom set up
that can efectively be divided into two separate living spaces so all
or part of the property can be let out at the owner's convenience.
For more information
The Attitude Club Co., Ltd.
100/1000 Moo 5 Rassada Muang Phuket, 83000
: +66 81 968 3760, : +66 76 261542
SPECIFICATION: Saturdays' one- and two-bedroom condos ofer
poolside access on the ground foor and three-metre wide balconies
on the three upper foors, with three-metre high ceilings that allow
natural sunlight to pour into every room and make every day feel
CLASSIFICATION (PRICE RANGE): One-bedroom units from
4 million baht.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION: Construction is planned to take 24
months, starting this October with completion by October 2016.
ABOUT THE DEVELOPER: The Attitude Club, a bespoke brand of
Phuket property professionals with a vision: a little holiday that makes
a BIG diference. The Attitude Club operates eight diferent brands
under its umbrella, which also includes the hospitality management
by Two Villas Holiday, interior décor by Number Twelve; stylistic
hospitality at Foto Hotel; Wings, Peranakan-style villas; architecture
and construction management by Roof Design & Management;
urban hostel Blu Monkey; property management by Lemon Rabbit
and the latest villa-style condos, Saturdays, the extended phase from
Saiyuan Estate, organic passion villas.
LEGAL PACKAGE: Freehold
Baan Tak r Kard
Baan Tak r Kard, Don Jom Tao Rd, Ban Don, Talang, Phuket
: +66 88 766 1962
Location: Truly suburban living down a quiet lane in tranquil Ban
Don, Talang, near Laguna Resort complex and Layan and Bangtao
beaches on the west coast of Phuket, about 2km from Thepkrasatree
Road and only a 15-minute drive to Phuket International Airport.
Shopping is easy with several superstores and markets nearby and
there are two international schools within easy reach.
Classifcation (price range): An ideal afordable option for small
families with growing kids priced from THB 3.08m for Emotion One (2
bedrooms) to THB 3.575m for Emotion Two (3 bedrooms).
Concept: Suburban tropical living in spacious and inspiring two-
storey tropical town homes with two to three bedrooms in a tranquil
Space: Emotion One: 5m wide with total living space of 108sqm, plus
an 18.4 sqm driveway and a 12 sqm garden.
Emotion Two: 6m wide with three bedrooms – each of which can ft
a king-size bed – and and three bathrooms, two en-suite. Total interior
living space is 125 sqm plus a 23.6 sqm driveway and 14 sqm garden.
Specifcation: Top-quality materials throughout, such as durable
Kholer bathroom fttings and asphalt roof shingles plus Fletcher
Aluminium glazing for complete weather protection and noise
Design& construction: Contemporary European inspired design
adapted for tropical living using top-quality construction materials and
ecological innovation to keep the home cool in the heat.
About the developer: Established in 2010, Living Vis Co., Ltd.
is dedicated to building afordable high-quality housing with a
transparent approach that means long-term cost savings for home
owners. Living Vis is headed by directors with a wealth of experience
in global building standards: Mr Sunchai Nuengsit (MBA), a member
of the Judging Committee of the Thailand Property Awards and with
15 years experience as a manufacturer and distributor of cutting edge
solutions for environmental sustainability, and Mr Sokoun Chanpreda –
multi-award-winning developer of Bangkok’s iconic Bed Supper Club.
Legal package: Freehold
SUER Real Estate Co., Ltd
Patak Rd., Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100
: +66 81 892 0247
Tan +66 81 893 6755 email@example.com
Gianluca +66 84 923 2953 firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Karon Butterfy 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 ofer to the customer a variety of
apartment sizes and prices:
Flowers Unit apartment (Building E) start from 3 million Baht •
Butterfy apartment (Building F and G) from 1 to 2 bedrooms, start •
from 4.9 million Baht.
Concept: Karon Butterfy Condominium combines Italian and Thai
design, creating a modern style that refects the best of the two
Specifcation: At the end of February 2010, the frst phase of the
project was completed:
Building F with 9 apartments from 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and •
living room on the ground foor all with exclusive gardens and
portico - arcade (now available one unit), the frst and second foor
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 foor with exclusive garden and
portico – arcade price start from 4.9 million Baht
Facilities: 300 sqm swimming with jacuzzi (completed); restaurant, •
ftness and wellness centre (future construction).
The second phase of the project under construction is Building E and is
composed of a diferent type of apartment called “Flower Unit”. They are
apartments on three levels from 35 to 64 sqm and consist of a kitchen
corner with one bedroom (some units in open plan) with balcony.
Behind the bedroom is located the bathroom with shower toilet and
sink. To access the frst and second foor 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.
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/Of ce Buildings, etc.
With the ethics of engineering professionals, they are committed
to ofer 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
Kata Rocks Co., Ltd
: +66 80 533 3330
Location: Kata Rocks is a luxury boutique residence, built directly
on the oceanfront at the southern point of Kata Beach. It is only a
two-minute walk from Kata beach and the many restaurants, bars
and leisure facilities nearby.
Concept & Design: All 34 Sky-Villas have stunning infnity pools,
with uninterrupted ocean views and a huge space for indoor/
outdoor living. Ranging in size from 191sqm to 460sqm, these
stunning Sky Villas ofer absolute privacy, a unique oceanfront
position, innovative technology, the best international building
standards and European furniture, fxtures and fttings.
Price Range: Only 8-Sky Villas are still available for sale; with the
property due for completion by April 2014, the remaining villas are
available from 38.5 million to 95 million Baht.
Facilities & Service: Kata Rocks ofers the benefts of a boutique
resort – with personalised concierge-style service, an oceanfront
restaurant, lounge, library, a fabulous sunset-facing bar, a large
function room, 35m lap pool, wellness & spa facilities and a cutting-
edge ftness centre.
Massa Luna Sales Ofce
Nai Yang Beach (in front of Nai Yang Beach Resort)
: +66 96 139 0005-7
MASSA LUNA CONDO
Location: Massa Luna Condominium is a luxury beachfront
property at Nai Yang beach. Surrounded by mountains, pine trees
and the sea, Mass Luna – just 3 km from Phuket International Airport
– exudes a peaceful atmosphere at one with nature.
Concept & Design: "The Majestic Pearl of Phuket" is the theme of
Massa Luna Condominium, promoting a creative, relaxed vacation
lifestyle, enhanced by the sea breeze and 360 degree views. Designed
with family living in mind, the foor plans allow you to create your
own spaces. For example, sliding glass doors between living room
and bedroom expand the open living space. All construction
materials are of the highest quality. At Massa Luna Phuket, “The place
of Peace”, you’ll enjoy the luxury lifestyle of your dreams.
Price Range: Prices start from THB 3.4m to THB 14m.
Specifcation: There are six types of room, all with modern
tropical style interiors and fully furnished. Living space is between
40 - 83.5 sqm. Options are one bedroom or two bedrooms; all rooms
have a spacious living room, bathroom, kitchen and balcony.
Facilities & Service: Massa Luna Condominium ofers a huge
common area, luxury 5-star hotel-style lobby, ftness room, spa,
sauna and games room. In addition, there is a swimming pool with
tropical garden, Jacuzzi pool and kids' pool, rooftop sky garden and
Infnity pool in every building. In terms of security, there is key card
access from the entrance to each unit, 24-hour security and CCTV.
About the Developer: Porchland Group is a property
development company that engages in social responsibility,
creating and developing projects that have more value than beauty
alone. All projects combine the best of design elements and modern
architecture. Starting from an analysis of the location, the unique
elements of each project are identifed. Then, careful attention is
paid to each step of the construction process with the application of
innovative construction technology.
Porchland Group, a leading real estate developer in Chonburi, has
more than fve years experience of major development projects
and continues to strive, under the concept "We build from our
mind", to develop projects focused on quality of life, integrity of
the development and optimal integration into the environment.
Porchland Group's approach to residential development is to create
trust with our customers, today and forever.
88 Land & Houses Hillside Sales Ofce
88/73 Moo 5, West Chaofa Road, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130
: +66 76 521888, +66 76 383888 : +66 76 521555
88 Land & Houses Hillside Phuket
Location: 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket is set in a truly central
location with convenient access to many destinations and just 15
minutes from Phuket City. A number of white sandy beaches are close
by – Nai Harn, Rawai, Kata and Karon all ideal for swimming plus a
number of famous tourists spots. Easy access to major department
stores such as Central Festival, Tesco Lotus, Big C, Index Living Mall
and Home Pro Village make shopping easy and convenient. Schools,
universities and hospitals are also within easy reach and a direct route
to Phuket international Airport makes for easy commuting.
Price Range: Prices start from an afordable 7.52 million baht.
Concept: Tropical serenity is the theme of 88 Land and Houses
Hillside Phuket which means that the houses are meant to exude
a sense of relaxation as if you were staying in a resort every day.
Beating in under the brand “88”, all houses in this project will have a
house number of beginning with “88”.
88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket strives to provide the feeling of a
gateway to a resort, wherein dwellers can totally relax, away from the
hustle and bustle, completely in tune with the hillside location. We
try our best to make sure that once you step into your house, you
will feel as if you are walking into the garden of a mini forest.
Right from the arch at the entrance of the estate, we use large trees
for the main structure so that true relaxation begins there. We go the
extra mile to keep the plants and natural habitat in its original state
when working on landscaping around the estate.
Coming into 88 Land and Houses Hillside Phuket should instantly
give that needed escape from the chaos outside after a long
day at work. Providing a peaceful escape that is both luxurious
and convenient is our main goal. This project is available for 100
Space: Various facilities are provided for all residents in the estate,
namely a park on the hillside with a panoramic view, featuring a
childrens' playground, a swimming pool and a gym. In terms of
security, we keep the estate safe 24 hours a day with key card and
Specifcation: This project occupies a large area and there are
three modern tropical house designs to suit. Topaz has 3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms in 170 sqm, Sapphire has 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms
in 201 sq.m., and Jasper has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms in 272 sqm
where the 4th bedroom is on the ground foor (which can be
adapted for use as a small ofce). They are all designed especially for
the slope of the hillside, categorised into ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ style.
Every house is constructed under the theme of ‘Baan Sabai’ (comfy
house) using Q-con lightweight concrete panels and solar refective
tinted glass windows to lower temperature in the house. Bathrooms
are clearly separated dry and wet areas, while the cold pantry is
separated the hot pantry. There is air-conditioning in every bedroom,
a water retreat, water pump and water tank underground and a
About the Developer: Land and Houses is a real estate company
of choice for over 30 years with an enviable reputation for providing
high quality homes in beautifully maintained surroundings which
are ideal for families and couples.
Coco Kamala Sales Ofce: 60m from Surin Plaza
8/62 Moo 3, T. Cherng Talay, A. Thalang, Phuket 83110
: +66 76 324293, : +66 81 958 6996
Coco Chalong Sales Ofce: 50m from Chalong Circle
71/45 Moo 10, T. Chalong, A. Mueang, Phuket 83130
: +66 76 384245, : +66 91 229 4070
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 afordable 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.
Price Range: Prices start from 5.9 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, fexibility 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 ofer a more maintenance-orientated
service, Villa Management, designed to keep your vacation home in
optimum condition for you and your guests. We also ofer a rental
programme in two categories: holiday rentals or long-term rentals,
to maximize the fnancial 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 ofers 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.
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CONDO CONDO CONDO
RAWAI: The frst ever beachfront
condominiums in Phuket. Far enough
out from town to avoid the noise, but
close enough for that early adventure and
island trips, nearby shopping or scuba
diving. Guests will fnd all they need for a
wonderfully relaxing holiday and stay.
TRI TRANG: Appealing location just a few
kms from Patong's bustling nightlife and
entertainment centre, but far enough away
to be peaceful. Tri Trang is ideal for those
who want to party all night and come back
to a place where they can relax and unwind
PATONG: Competitively priced elegant
sea view low-rise condominiums in a high
occupancy area of Patong. Located on a
lush and tranquil hillside on Asia's fnest
resort island of Phuket, situated well above
the much sought-after west coast beach
community of Patong.
PATONG: Conveniently located across the
road from Jungceylon shopping mall,
adjacent to Bangla Road. Visit us without
obligation to discuss property ownership/
investment with one of our senior property
consultants over a refreshing cold drink.
KALIM: located on the Kamala-Patong
road, Kalim Beach. Emerald Phuket
Developments have done it again with your
own private Kalim beach within 100m from
the condominium, and some breath-taking
views that you'll never forget.
SURIN: Located in a prime area, this modern
address ofers a rooftop swimming pool,
ftness centre and shuttle bus service that is
guaranteed to make anyone who stays there
feel they're really on vacation. Well-packaged
product and great value for money.
LAYAN: On 3 rai of land in this prestigious
area, the project ofers magnifcent views
of lagoons and the Laguna Golf Course.
Includes studios, 1- and 2-bedroom units
and penthouses. Set to revolutionise
Phuket's condominium market with resort-
style apartments at afordable prices.
KATHU: Centrally located where all amenities
are within easy reach, no matter what you're
looking for. It's only minutes away from frst
class shopping malls, local Thai markets,
tourist destinations, international hospital,
golf courses and much more.
KOH SIREY: High quality oceanfront homes
with private pier and boat mooring at only
5mins 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.
CHALONG: This project is on the southern
coast of Phuket Island, a few minutes from
Chalong Pier. The feeling of relaxation that
this luxury space promotes is a breath of
fresh air, like an emotional massage of the
senses making any vacation seem like a
break in paradise.
PATONG: We have a couple of Information
Centres in Patong's biggest shopping mall,
where our promotional staf will be more
than pleased to assist you in setting up a
meeting with our professional consultants.
KATA: Located on Kata Beach, our
information point allows you to have all
your property-related questions answered.
Our ofce is open Monday – Sunday from
St. James Property
For more information
Ofce 366/1 Srisoonthorn Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang Phuket
Sales booth at Central Festival.
: +66 95 079 6565 (Eng), : + 66 89 594 6888 (Rus)
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To Laguna To Thalang
To Phuket City To Surin
“I want to build something I would love to buy myself.”
These were the words of Mr. Jo D’Hondt at the recent soft opening
at the Diamond Condominium sales ofce in Bang Tao describing
“We want to make something in Bang Toa that people can buy, that
has good quality and good value in a good location for a correct and
Diamond Condominium Bang Tao is the brainchild of Belgium-
born business partners Jo D’Hondt and Rudy Maes, who were also
involved in the development of the nearby Diamond Beach Club at
A large communal park, luxury waterfront living with pool access,
eco-friendly architecture, a historic setting and a picturesque
downtown just a stroll away. To pull all four elements together in
one location requires a leap of imagination. Diamond Condominium
gives you just that, and so much more…
Here at Diamond Condominium, every unit is a luxuriously-designed
work of art where you can actually open up to breathe in fresh and
gentle breezes, as well as appreciate the lush tropical landscape that
covers approximately 6 rai (9,600 sqm). Diamond Condominium
contains four separate buildings surrounding a central swimming
pool and landscaped community recreation area. In all, the four
buildings will contain 388 units with a total building size of 8,200 sqm.
You certainly can immerse yourself in the relaxed lifestyle of comfort
at Diamond Condominium Bang Tao. This is coastal living at its best.
Diamond Condominium is located within walking distance of
amenities such as Villa Market, a local Thai market, several mini-
marts, beach clubs and restaurants on Bang Tao beach. There are full
car parking facilities. The communal park and a hillside rock garden
surround the building with native plants and trees to enhance the
There is a range of foor plan confgurations available for both one-
and two-bedroom condos. Room type A, is the entry level one-
bedroom ofering a bathroom/toilet, kitchen, dining and living area.
Price & Completion
Pre-sales have started for the 150 new condo units in buildings 'B'
and 'C', with prices ranging from 2.6 – 5.9 million bath, equating to an
average of 77,000 baht per sqm. Construction is expected to start in
June this year, with a projected 1.5 years completion date.
On top of this, the developers are also ofering an excellent rental
return of 7% per annum for 3-5 years. Rental arrangements will be
operated with a hotel-like management style to ensure that tenancy
rates remain high.
Diamond Condominium Bangtao
“A Coastal Living Style”
Broad regulations against misleading advertisements
Author: Robert Krupica – Hughes Krupica Consulting Company Limited
Hughes Krupica has a Senior Arbitration Specialist, Victor Smith, as part of its
growing practice. Victor is experienced in sitting on arbitrators panels and
advocating for parties in arbitration proceedings.
onsumers of products and goods in Thailand frequently
ask legal counsel whether liability can arise from
‘misleading advertisements.’ Essentially, the question is
posed as such: "I was promised something in an advert
I saw and the product I purchased due to the advert is not what
was promised. Do I have any claim for compensation?"
One legal mechanism that has been used to ‘police’ advertisements
in Thailand is the Consumer Protections Act of 1979, which created
a number of rules about the advertising of, and the sale and
purchase of, goods and services in Thailand. The Act also created a
so-called ‘consumer protection board’ to accept complaints from
consumers about the sale and purchase of goods and services.
Generally, the Consumer Protections Act provides certain rights to
‘consumers,’ which are defned as "person[s] who buy or obtains
services from a businessman or person[s] invited by a businessman
to purchase goods or obtain services…" Therefore, in order to
qualify for protection under the Act, a person must be a ‘consumer’
and must have purchased, or at least have been ofered for
purchase, goods or services. Once falling under this defnition, the
Act provides broad protections, and indeed Section 4 of the Act
specially states that a consumer is entitled to the following:
1. The right to receive correct and suf cient information and
description as to the quality of goods or services;
2. The right to enjoy freedom in the choice of goods or services;
3. The right to expect safety in the use of goods or service;
4. The right to a fair contract, and
5. The right to have injury considered and compensated under law.
Because the Act protects consumers from incorrect ‘information,’
it naturally deals with advertisements for goods and services,
which by their very nature are intended to deliver information on
a product, whether it be a good or a service. Indeed, section 22 of
the Act states that "an advertisement may not contain a statement
which is unfair to consumers or which may cause adverse efect
to the society as a whole" and then goes on the specify that an
advertisement is unfair or causes adverse afect to society if it is
(1) exaggerated or false; or (2) causes misunderstanding in the
essential elements of the goods. The Act specifes other ways an
advertisement can be harmful, but for the purposes of this short
brief, the above two points are the most relevant.
The role of the Consumer Protection Board in determining
which advertisements ofend the provisions of the Act is broad.
Consumers who feel they have been mislead by an advertisement
can petition the board for consideration of their case and redress.
In fact, the board can ultimately enjoin the use of an advertisement
it ultimately deems to be ‘harmful to consumers,’ or order the
advertiser to clarify statements found to be misleading, and
where not clear, they have the power to order the advertiser to
substantiate what they have claimed about such advertised good
or services. Advertisers who are found to be in violation under
the Act, may also liable for injury compensation at law to those
who have purchased their goods or services as a result of the
As such, it is important for business people making statements and
representations in advertisements about products in Thailand to be
ofered to consumers, to ensure that such statements be reviewed
for compliance with the Consumer Protection Act. The good news
for advertisers who are unclear is that they have the opportunity
to pre-empt action by submitting their intended advertisements
to the Board for an opinion and feedback. Opinions generally must
be supplied within 30 days, or the advertisements submitted are
deemed to be acceptable and not in violation of the Act.
In Phuket, the question of misleading advertisement often arises
in connection with purchases of property – be it a condominium
or a villa. Purchasers ask if the Act’s provisions apply to such
property ‘products,’ and the general response from lawyers is, yes –
‘potentially.’ However, due to the often complex nature of property
investment, combined with the complex provisions of the Act, it is
important for consumers to check with legal counsel as to whether
the factual circumstances of a property purchase and related
advertisements fall within the Act’s provisions.
For further information contact:
Phuket: Wana Park, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherng Talay
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Bangkok: Brighton Place, Soi Soonvijay 6,
Petchburi Road, Huay Kwang
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On yet another long road trip for a Helicam job, the crew set of for
Trat province, south of Pattaya – a two day drive from Phuket.
Once reaching Trat, all helicopter gear and cameras are loaded onto
a passenger ferry for arrival at Koh Kood island.
Koh Kood is Thailand’s fourth largest Island, just south of Koh
Chang and close to the Cambodian border. The Soneva Kiri Resort
is situated on the western side of the island, occupying an entire
headland, set within a jungle landscape providing challenges for
The Helicam crew visit a selection of the properties to launch one
of their new drone helicopters. Stunning images are captured
while the electric drone fies slowly around the properties. A 360
degree image is taken centrally above the property to provide
an interactive tour for the resort website. Active links are placed
on various locations to allow viewers to visit diferent villas /
restaurants / spa locations.
Helicam crew photograph the
A beautiful destination
set on the island 'Koh Kood'
Thailand district Trat
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What does 'long term rental or lease' actually mean? A long
term rental or lease normally means to rent or lease a property
for a minimum of one year or more. To many property owners
in Phuket, this is the preferred rental compared to short term
holiday rentals, where the property is rented out to holiday
makers on a daily or weekly basis.
Property owners looking to rent out their property for long
term rental usually prefer to do so fully furnished. Most would-
be tenants also prefer to rent a property fully furnished as they
need not worry about pots, pans, plates etc. Having said that
some tenants tend to ship their personal belongings, which
could include more furniture, paintings, photos etc as they
plan to stay for at least a year or longer and make the property
as home-like as possible.
Therefore a tip for property owners would be not to furnish
the property with too much furniture or alternatively to have
some storage space or room to store the unwanted furniture,
decoration etc (no matter how nice or how expensive it may
be) should the tenant require some additional space for their
personal belongings – which have been known to include a
baby grand piano.
To secure a long term rental, a tenant would normally be
required to sign a Tenancy Agreement and pay a refundable
security deposit of two months rental amount and one month
rental upfront before commencing the rental. Certain Tenancy
Agreements have a 'break' clause and would require one-
three months notice prior to leaving the property before the
contracted period is completed. Some Tenancy Agreements
have no 'break' clause and, should the tenant be unable
to complete the contracted period, the security deposit is
Long Term Rental
The monthly rental fee usually excludes utilities like electricity,
water, telephone and maid services; in some instances
wif and cable TV is also excluded. What is usually included
in the monthly rental is the common area fee (security
services, garbage removal) should the property be in a gated
community and also pool cleaning and gardening. However
the property owner and the tenant can negotiate any other
services to be included or excluded.
The new international school term for the academic year 2014-
2015 in Phuket begins in August 2014, with some schools
starting the new school term earlier or later that month. Prior
to the month of August there is usually a higher demand for
long term rental properties as parents who have decided to
school their children for the academic year in Phuket will be
looking for a suitable property to settle down in.
Rental properties closest to the school or within a 10-15 km
radius are usually the fastest to be snapped up. A popular
area is the BangTao/Laguna area, where there is a good local
expatriate community as well as restaurants, bakeries, shops,
banks, beach clubs etc all within easy driving distances.
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THE ATTITUDE CLUB
For further information about The Attitude Club Co., Ltd.
: +66 81 968 3760, : +66 76 261542,
CEO The Attitude Club
When did you set up the business? What was behind your
decision to (a) set up a business in Phuket and (b) set up this
particular business? The Attitude Club was established in 1999
by a new generation network of Phuket-based designers and
architects who are driven by a passion to create superior homes
and accommodation for today's contemporary lifestyles.
What were you doing / where were you living & working
before? I'm a native Phuketian and studied for an architecture
degree in Bangkok, where I worked for three years before returning
What’s special / diferent about The Attitude Club? What are its
unique points? We're developing a distinct permaculture property
niche in Phuket.
The Attitude Club team is fortunate to have among the dedicated
team members some of the best architects and designers in the
country. As locals with a global outlook, we all share a passion for
unique, bespoke designs.
Why would someone choose one of your properties compared
to your closest competition? People buy our properties with
confdence and peace of mind that they're making an investment
that will serve their lifestyle needs for a lifetime. The Attitude Club's
designs and concepts are a source of pride for owners.
Tell us something about your role in the business? My job as
CEO is to motivate everyone in the organisation to achieve their
best potential so their creativity and inspiration can fow.
What are the main challenges? It's sometimes dif cult to fnd
the kind of people who can think out of the box, but with the
knowledge and skills to put ideas together systematically.
What are the biggest dif culties you have to overcome? Some
things are just beyond our control, such as the efects of the global
economy and political issues in the news.
What's your main target market? It's a 50/50 mix of Thais and
foreigners whose priorities are based on inspired living – achievers
who are themselves successful in their chosen vocations.
What do you like most about what you do now? We've proven
that success can be found in creating living concepts that stand
out for their uniqueness, while ftting perfectly with today's
And what do you like least…? Anything repetitive that does not
bring anything new.
What do you (and the business) hope / expect to achieve
within the next 3-5 years? When people think of the inspirational
lifestyles, they'll think of The Attitude Club frst.
What do you see as your biggest successes to date? I believe
we've enhanced and put a fresh perspective on Phuket's property
and hospitality market with some unique concepts, especially our
most recent additions – Foto Hotel in Kata and Saturday's condo
development in Saiyuan, near Nai Harn beach.
To what extent did the global fnancial mess afect your
business? It did impact us at frst, but we've weathered the storm
well by continuously evaluating and adapting to market demands.
Is The Attitude Club involved in any CSR (Corporate Social
Responsibility) programmes? As Phuketians, our hearts are with
the local community so we're involved CSR projects on the island
that bring together local experts and businesses in conservation
eforts, as well as helping to preserve Phuket's unique culture.
We run a Phuket Old Town Sketch Walk and we participate in the
annual Vegetarian Festival. We also invite other businesses to join us
on regular beach clean-ups.
Please give us an overview of your typical day ‘at work’. I try
to keep a balance between hard work and taking time to relax
and refect. Mornings are typically fast-paced and busy with lots
of meetings, phone calls, decision-making and tying up loose
ends. This gives me time in the afternoons to be more relaxed and
focused on nurturing ideas and letting inspiration fow.
How would you describe your leadership style? To motivate and
coach team members to bring out the best in them.
What's your over-riding ambition at this stage in your life? That
our success is also a long-term success with benefts for the local
community as a whole. The Attitude Club's legacy is a showcase of
local empowerment, a guardian of global standards with grass-
roots appeal and genuine long-term sustainability.
PHUKET SMALL BEACHES
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 ofering 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.
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 ofering barefoot travellers some peaceful
and picturesque escapes. Here are some of our favourites.
PHUKET SMALL BEACHES
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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 fne patch of sand with a few vendors selling
coconuts, drinks, snacks and renting out sun beds. A fne
family escape, the tiny bay is shallow and safe for swimming.
There are some annoyances here, namely boats 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 rates as the beach with the most bizarre access
point in Phuket. Getting here frst requires cutting through
the covered car park at the Phuket Yacht Club hotel in Nai
Harn, then taking a well-paved but very narrow lane for a
kilometre or so. With a scattering of broken coral, Ao Sane’s
sand is not quite as fne as nearby Nai Harn’s, but the scene
is quaint and tranquil and the snorkelling’s good around
the rocks just ofshore. 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.
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.
Hua Beach, some two kilometres up the "Millionaires’ Mile" in
Kamala, might well have been the last truly secret beach on
Phuket. But since a small handmade sign was posted at its
entrance, 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 fshing 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.
TELEPHONE DIRECTORY ENQUIRY
Directory Enquiry-Local 183/1133
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Departures +66 2 132 9324 #9327
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The good news for surf lovers is that surfng in Phuket is
great; the waves at most beaches are predictable and fun
to ride during this southwest monsoon season, so even if
you're beginner you can fnd plenty of great beaches like
Kalim, Kata, Karon, Patong and Nai Harn to hone your skills.
These beaches have become popular surfng destinations
and now ofer surf shops and tuition centres for all skill
levels. Enjoy bird-watching in Phuket
Phuket ofers many birdwatching opportunities. The
terrain includes mangrove forests, marshland and
secondary and old-growth jungle. The best time of the
year to visit Phuket for bird-watching is from about the
middle of October through April. At this time, many
species of migratory birds will be present.
Over two hundred species have been seen on Phuket.
Full day and overnight tours ofer the birder a variety of
habitats in which to see exotic birds. Apart from Phuket,
you can also add a day of birding in Phang Nga Province
or Khao Sok National Park. Thale Noi and Krabi are also
destinations. Tours are educational, easy and fun.
What to bring: binoculars, lightweight walking boots or
sports shoes, camera (if you wish), mosquito repellent, a
hat and sun lotion. Tours will supply a spotting scope. For
more info about birding tours, contact Thailand Birding.
THINGS TO DO
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Try Muay Thai (Thai boxing)
Saphan Hin Stadium in Phuket City stages regular
demonstrations by well-trained martial arts experts and
there are plenty of schools on the island ofering training
in Muay Thai. If you prefer a quiet gym, then Rawai Muay
Thai Camp or Tiger Muay Thai & Mixed Martial Arts on
Chaofa West Road in the south of the island might be
suitable for you. If you plan to watch a Muai Thai fght
for real, you should visit the boxing stadium located in
Bangla Road, Patong. Bouts are held every Friday evening
from about 8pm.
If you were to believe the brochures, Phuket
is about beach, beach and more beach, with
a leavening of late-night parties. However,
this island of ours has lots more to do. Here’s a
selection, which we hope will enrich your holiday
experience – and they won’t break the bank.
Check out Karon Viewpoint
Sometimes referred to as the 'Three Bay Viewpoint', it's
located between Nai Harn and Kata Noi Beaches.
This is a tastefully developed facility with a Thai-style sala,
which ofers superb views on several levels. From here
Kata Noi, Kata and Karon beaches can be seen and out to
sea is Koh Poo (Island). Without doubt one of the island's
How to get there: Karon Viewpoint is located along
the road between Kata and Nai Harn Beach, just fve
kilometres from Kata Beach.
If you are here with your family, horse riding is a relaxing
and romantic way for you all to explore Phuket's natural
scenery. In contrast, a brisk canter along the beach is most
There are two clubs on the island:
Phuket International Horse Club, easily spotted at the
entrance to Laguna Resort, is open seven days a week
from 8am until 6pm.
Phuket Riding Club is located in the southern part of the
island on the road to Rawai Beach, and ofers riding tuition
for all levels of ability including children. The Club is open
daily from 7am until 6.30pm.
THINGS TO DO
To fnd 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 fnd your way
around Phuket. Check www.streetsofphuket.com to fnd out
where to get it – at only 399 baht it’ll save you time and fuel.
Visit Phuket Thai Hua Museum
The oldest Chinese school in Phuket, Thai Hua School was
built in 1911 and has now become the Thai Hua Museum,
serving as a community and exhibition centre for Baba
arts and culture.
The museum is a two-storey building with the upper
level balconied internally to look down on the ground
foor. Many of the exhibits and artifacts relate to the art
and culture of China. Some of the old schoolrooms still
remain as they were in the past, with old school desks and
photographs of former students.
The Phuket Thai Hua Museum is on Krabi road. It’s open on
Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 8pm and Saturday and
Sunday from 9am to 8pm. Entrance is free. It's certainly
worth a visit.
The recent experience of a 73-year-old Canadian on holiday
in Phuket, enjoying a tour boat trip to Phi Phi, is yet another
example of the inability of some tour boats to meet minimum
standards expected elsewhere in the world. Sheer luck saved
this man's life and, as the list of incidents grows every month,
it’s time to recognise that many vessel owners and operators
cannot be relied upon to protect their passengers and crew on
their own. A system of inspections, that establishes an enduring
national policy of regulation and standards that regulate in the
interest of marine safety afoat, is needed.
In fact, in most countries, it's only due to a robust marine
safety regulatory system of vessel standards, crew training
and certifcation and compliance inspections that countless
passengers are able to ply waterways safely, assured that every
reasonable measure has been taken to safeguard the most
precious cargo: their lives.
Duncan Stewart, Safer Phuket founder states, “In Phuket, tour
boat safety currently falls within the realms of a number of
government bodies, and Safer Phuket has been told by these
organisations themselves that they operate without cohesion and
communication – like fve fngers without the hand joining them.”
But the situation can change and not all tour boat operators are
the same, which is why Safer Phuket is currently working with
a number of leading tour boat companies and hotels, with the
aim that the tour boat companies will agree and establish a new
international standard Code of Practice for tour boat operators. The
participating hotels will use only these participating and certifed
tour boat companies, safe in the knowledge that their guests are
in the safest possible place to enjoy our wonderful islands.
IMAGE asia welcomes the opportunity to partner with
Safer Phuket to help bring about improved safety on
Phuket's beaches and the surrounding waters.
One reason why Safer Phuket believes that this will drive
change lies in the views of the insurance industry, with guests
who choose non-certifed tour operators not being covered
by insurance. In Mike Reynolds' case, the potentially crippling
fnancial costs of the incident were covered by insurance, but in
future this may not be the case if visitors use unregulated and
Safer Phuket also advocates that the new system and code is
managed and operated by an independent organisation, such
as the world’s leading and only internationally-recognised
training organisation for commercial skippers and crew, the
Royal Yachting Association (RYA) in the UK. Every skipper and
crew operating in Phuket must be trained to their minimum
standards, which includes boat handling, navigation and
People have been speaking loudly about the need to increase
safety, and Safer Phuket is seeking to build a response that works
for all stakeholders without introducing prohibitive additional
costs or restrictions. Tour boats are a highly lucrative business and
the revenue from just one trip per year can cover all the safety
considerations of standards and training. It’s time we gave our
visitors what they deserve – the opportunity to return home.
PASSENGER SAFETY on small commercial boats
Death is never far away when you're at sea, which is why Safer
Phuket is advocating a more robust approach to safety on small
commercial boats operating in Phuket
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