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Property • Shopping • Yachts for Sale & Charter • Spas • Cars for Sale • Dining
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Koh Ping Kan (James Bond Is.)
Koh Chong Lat
Sirinath National Park Blue Canyon
Koh Hong Koh Batang Koh Panak
Nai Yang Beach
Khao Phanom Benja National Park
Huay To Waterfall
Koh Kudu Yai Koh Boi Noi
Koh Boi Yai
Ao Po Grand Marina Koh Reat
Kho Phra Taew National Park Jumeirah Private Island Marina
4037 Po Bay
Phuket Int’l Airport
Koh Yao Noi
Bang Pae Waterfall Koh kala
Koh Pak Bia
Ton Sai Waterfall
Koh Hong (Krabi)
Bang Rong Bay
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Tha Ruea Bay
Koh Khai Nok
Koh Si Bo Ya Hua Lan Cape
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Bang Wad Dam
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Regulars Yachts & Yachting
The My Destination story Ao Chalong Yacht Club 19 years young Boating Classifieds Yacht charters : Sunsail Phuket tide tables : November 2011 – December 2011
Phuket Island map What's on : on & off Phuket (including the movies) Free Wi-Fi hot spots around town Social Phuket People profile : Scott Duncanson Legal matters : Death and succession under the laws of the Kingdom of Thailand Property matters : Peak season – a time to sell? Think again! Things to do in Phuket Health matters : Phuket International Hospital’s Health Booklets Useful telephone numbers
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Spas & Health
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Land & Property (Sales / Rentals)
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Chang ITF Thailand Pro Circuit 2011 (Men’s) Till 12 November @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club.
The Chang ITF Thailand Pro Circuit 2011 (Men’s) will take place for the first time on the new six ITF standard-approved ‘Plexicushion’ tennis courts. Ranking points and prize money are up for grabs. Contact: Virapol, Tel: +66 (0)76 336000. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.thanyapura.com.
Asian Hospitality & Travel Show 18 - 20 November@ Royal Phuket Marina
There will be over 100 exhibitors of all facets of the industry, 50-70 fully hosted buyers and cooking shows, and hospitality related competitions. Contact: Jorge, Tel: +66 (0)89 725 6994. Web: www.eventsthailand.net.
Phuket Thailand Open powered by PTT 1 - 6 November @ Karon Beach
Swatch Beach Volley Ball World Tour sees 70 of the world's top women's teams competing. Contact: Geoffrey Rowe, Tel: +66 (0)2 311 3414. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.pentanglepromotions.com.
8th Phuket International Soccer 7s Tournament 26 - 27 November @ Phuket.
The event will celebrate its 8th anniversary this year and is the largest tournament of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. There will be over 300 games, 4 evening parties. Tel: +66 (0)2 990 6881. Web: www.thai7s.com.
BIS’s 10th International Football Tournament 4 - 5 November @ British International School
BIS Phuket is once again hosting its 10th International 7-a-side Football Tournament where teams from South East Asia compete against each other. There is a variety of age categories from Under 9 to Over 15. Tel: +66 (0)76 335555. Web: www.bisphuket.ac.th.
18th Laguna Phuket Triathlon 27 November @ Laguna Phuket
Southeast Asia's premier multi-sport event, the 'Race of Legends', will see a field of over 900 athletes taking part. It comprises a 1.8k swim, 55k cycle and a 12k run. Tel: +66 (0)76 362300 . Web: www.lagunaphukettriathlon.com.
Laguna Phuket 2011 Double Triathlon Festival 27 November – 4 December @ Laguna Phuket
The Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT) and Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship sees athletes for a Tri-Fest of training and social events. Contact: Robin, Tel: +66 (0)76 362300. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.lagunaphukettriathlon.com or www. ironmanphuket.com.
Quest Family Day and PAWS Fundraiser 6 November @ Quest Laguna Phuket Adventure
There will be activities for kids such as as un stalls and water activities, a car boot sale and more. Tel: +66 (0)89 588 4050. Web: www.pawsphuket.com.
Loy Krathong Festival 10 November @ Phuket's major west coast beaches
One of the most beautiful festivals in Thailand, Loy Krathong is traditionally performed on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, which usually falls in November. All of the major west coast beaches take part in festivities.
Phuket International Sport Fishing 2011 23 - 26 November @ Chalong Bay
Team points and prizes determine the winners in this event! Contact: Uwe Schittek, Tel: +66 (0)76 282036. Email: email@example.com. Web: www. phuket-international-sportfishing-tournament.com.
Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC)
Irish times ACYC Race 7 is on 6 November. Contact Scott, Tel: +66 (0)81 985 6879. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.acyc-phuket.com.
Chicky Net - The social network for women in Thailand
Chicky Net is the online social network for women who have either relocated to Thailand or who are visiting for a specific period of time. Join us and meet other women. Email:email@example.com. Web: www.chickynet.com.
Facebook Fridays 10-11am.
Have questions about Facebook or other social medias? Then join us every Friday 10-11am on the wall of www.facebook.com/awprmarketing to chat with experts such as Woody Leonhard, Amish Metha and Able Wanamakok.
Grumpy Old Men's Society (GOMS)
A grumpy but happy group of local gentleman who gather every first and third Monday of the month at Chalong Pier Beer Garden to have a few quiet beers, share information and to raise money for charity. Drinks start at 6pm and meetings at 6:45pm. Contact: Warren Crowe, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Business Association of Phuket (IBAP)
The Regular Meeting will be the 2nd Friday of the month. Tel: +66 (0)81 412 5652. Web: .www.ibap-phuket.net
Island Furniture Cricket league - Phuket Cricket Group (PCG)
From November to late April, a cricket league is run with a game almost every Sunday. Interested in joining this very social, but still slightly competitive league (as player or supporter)? Contact: Anthony van Blerk, Email: email@example.com.
Lions Club of Patong Beach
The monthly membership meeting and fellowship dinner is on the second Tuesday of each month. Contact: Jehanbaz (Jum) Ali Khan, Tel: +66 (0)81 374 2088. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.lions-club-patong.org.
British Business Association – Phuket (BBAP)
Phuket’s multinational business networking group. Dinner is on the 2nd and Pub Night on the 18th. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.bbap.org.
Free Computer Clinic
Join ‘For Dummies’ author Woody Leonhard at his weekly Computer Clinic, Sundays from 10am to noon at the Sandwich Shoppes. The 6th in Patong; the 13th in Laguna; 20 and 27th in Chalong. Web: www.khunwoody.com.
Phuket International Women's Club (PIWC)
11-11-11, Once in a Lifetime – Make a Wish is the annual theme party this year. The cost is 3,000 baht per ticket. Contact: Carole Dux, Tel: +66 (0)85 782 1332. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.phuketiwc.com.
The Phuket Youth Sailing Club (PYSC)
PYSC Open Dinghy & Beach Cat Regatta will have boats available for charter – join the fun. Skippers briefing is at 9:30am, racing at 10. The BBQ is 150 baht and cold drinks are available. Contact: Katy Gooch , Tel: +66 (0)85 215 9185. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.phuketyouthsailing.org.
Entertainment – November Choices
Live Soul @ Opus One Restaurant & Bar
Every Friday night at Opus One, enjoy the live Soul with Pjae Stanley & Her Crew playing live from 9:30pm till late. Web: www.opusonephuket.com.
Rotary Club of Patong Beach
Monthly Dinner Out & Family Day on Tuesday the first at Indigo Pearl Hotel. Web: www.rotarypatong.org.
Live Music @ Hard Rock Cafe Phuket
Live music most evenings! Open daily 10pm to 2am. Tel: +66 (0)76 340210.
Central Festival Phuket, Tel: +66 (0)76 209000 Jungceylon Shopping Destination Patong, Tel: +66 (0)76 600555
TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1
(Romance, Mystery, Fantasy ) Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz Bella and Edward, plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on by a marriage, honeymoon, and the tumultuous birth of a child… which brings an unforeseen and shocking development for Jacob Black. The Quileute and the Volturi close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses different threats to the wolf pack and vampire coven.
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
(Biography, Drama) Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Dougray Scott, Emma Watson In 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark, determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of 'The Prince and the Showgirl'', the film that united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe, who was also on honeymoon with the playwright Arthur Miller. Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl and Me was published, but one week was missing. It was printed years later as 'My Week with Marilyn'. This is the story.
PUSS IN BOOTS
(Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy) Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Sedaris, Billy Bob Thornton Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend... The Boots.
(Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy) Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff, Freida Pinto, Kellan Lutz, John Hurt, Isabel Lucas King Hyperion and his Heraklion army are moving across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the master of his world. They destroy everything in their wake. A stonemason vows to avenge the death of his mother. When he meets the Sybelline Oracle, her visions of the young man's future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction.
Off Phuket Events
Miss International Queen 2011
2-5 Till 3 Phuket World Musiq Festival @ Sapan Hin, Phuket The 1st Thailand Team Amateur Championship @ Hua Hin, Prachuapkhirikhan TSLC IronKids Phuket Official Race @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (PIA), Phuket Phuket King's Cup Regatta @ Kata Beach Resort & Spa, Kata Beach, Phuket Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship @ Laguna, Phuket Thailand Precision Flying Competition, Eastern Flying Club, Pattaya
Till 4 November @ Chon Buri
The 7th annual Miss International Queen™ pageant is scheduled to be held in the Pattaya for five days. Striving to advance and support today’s transgender/transsexual, Miss International Queen™ Pageant offers great opportunities for transgender/transsexual from all over the world to present their individual beauty and intelligence in a friendly atmosphere. Contact: Tiffany’s Show Co.,Ltd., Tel: +66 (0)38 421700-5. TAT, Pattaya office, Tel: +66 (0)38 427667, +66 (0)38 428750. Web: www.missinternationalqueen.com. Jason Marz Special Acoustic Evening with Toca Rivera
5 November @ Bonanza Khao-Yai, Nakhonratchasima
Jason Mraz has announced plans for a special international tour, with a special one-night show in Thailand “Toyota Prius presents Jason Mraz Special Acoustic Evening With Toca Rivera” at the Bonanza Khao Yai. Ticket price is 2,000 baht. Web: www.thaiticketmajor.com. BOI Fair 2011
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10 – 25 November @ Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok
The event will highlight the achievements of Thai industry in the areas of technology and innovation, which will greatly enhance its efficiency and competitiveness in the future and result in new, environment-friendly production as well as providing an occasion for members of the industrial community to meet, conduct business, and network. Contact: BOI Fair 2011, Tel: +66 (0)2 553 8300, +66(0)2 553 8111 ext 8254, 8235, 8270. Web: www.tourismthailand.org. The 1st Thailand Team Amateur Championship
29 9th Khonkaen International Marathon @ Khonkaen University, Khonkaen
10 - 26 23 - 26 MC- Tour Bike Week 2011 @ Pattaya Soi 12, Pattaya 2012 Phuket International Blues Rock Festival @ Phuket
26 November – 3 December @ Hua Hin, Prachuapkhirikhan
An event for golfers of all categories and an exciting championship for amateurs, this first edition will take place in Hua Hin. Participants will play on several courses throughout the eight-day event and play 5 rounds of golf: 2 practice rounds and 3 rounds of tournament play. Each team consists of four amateurs, with every player playing his/her ball individually, and the two best scores to count each hole. Contact: Marco Scopetta, Tel: +66 (0)2 714 8470. Web: www.golfasian.com.
Times & dates of events are subject to change. Please contact the organiser for up-to-date information.
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Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses
Absolute Ceylon Pub Jungceylon, Rat-U-Thit Road Absolute Seapearl Beach Resort Thaweewong Road Amanta House Boutique Hotel Beach Road Aqua Guesthouse Paradise Complex, Rat-U-Thit Road Baan Yin Dee Muean Ngen Road Bel Aire Resort Phuket Sainamyen Road Burasari Resort Soi Ruam Jai Connect Guesthouse Paradise Complex, Rat-U-Thit Road Faulty Towers Inn Soi Sunset Holiday Inn Phuket Thaweewong Road K-Hotel Rat-U-Thit Road Leelawadee Boutique Hotel Siriraj Road Little Buddha Guesthouse Nanai Road Patong Paragon Hotel Prabaramee Road Royal Palm Resortel Thaweewong Road Royal Phawadee Village Sawatdirak Road Safari Beach Hotel Thaweewong Road Summer Breeze Hotel Soi San Sabai The Bird Cage–Patong Guesthouse Rat-U-Thit Road The Royal Paradise Hotel Rat-U-Thit Road Valhalla V Plaza Soi Sunset Villa del Mar Beach Road Yorkshire Inn Soi Sansabai
Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses
Bay Hotel Cape Panwa Hotel Deang Plaza Hotel Metopole Phuket Sakdidej Road, Cape Panwa Sakdidej Road, Cape Panwa Montri Road Montri Road, Amphur Muang
Restaurants and Cafés
Amazon Café Chaofa West Road, Chalong Anchor Bar and Restaurant Thai Na Road, Kata Ao Chalong Yacht Club Soi Phon Chalong, Chalong Australia Bar & Grill Kata Night Plaza Chalong Pier Beer Garden Chalong Pier Road, Chalong Da Vinci V Lounge Soi Sai Yuen, Nai Harn Dos Fringos Chalong Pier Road, Chalong Happy Days Chaofa West Road, Chalong Jimmy's Lighthouse Chalong Pier, Chalong Kan Eang@pier Chalong Pier, Chalong Khun Woody's Sandwich Shoppe Fisherman Way Park, Chalong Locanda Restaurant Patak Road, Kata-Karon Pizza 2000 Patak Road, Karon The Coffee and Sandwich Shop Soi Casa Del Sol, Kata Road, Kata
Restaurants and Cafés
B2S Central Festival, Vichitsongkram Road Chill Out Ong Sim Phai Road Coffee Max Ranong Road EATZZ Dibuk Road Juice Internet Café & Juice Bar Phuket Road Michael's Bar Takua Pa Road Rockin Angels Jammin' Café Yaowarat Road Siam Indigo Phang Nga Road Tea House Yaowarat Road
Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouse
Kamala Bay Garden Resort Kamala Beach Road, Kamala Laguna Phuket Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay The Residence Kalim Bay Phrabaramee 5 Road, Kalim
Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses
Alpina Phuket Nalina Ket Kwan Road, Kata Angus @ O'Tool's Patak Road, Soi Islandia, Karon Arfur @ O'Tool's Ket Kwan Road, Kata Baan Kiki Chaofa West Road, Chalong Bougainvillea Hotel Patak Road, Kata-Karon CC Blooms Soi 10, Patak Road, Karon Evason Phuket & Bon Island Viset Road, Rawai La Gondola Restaurant Guest House Thaina Road, Kata Center Kata Beach Spa Resort 95 Pakbang Road, Kata Mom Tri's Boathouse Koktanode Road, Kata Mom Tri's Kitchen Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi Mom Tri's Oasis Koktanode Road, Kata Mom Tri's Villa Royale Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi Nikita’s Rawai Beach Road, Rawai Pacific Club And Spa Patak Road, Karon Phuket Sports & Tennis Club Soi Suksan 2, Viset Road, Rawai Solution Lounge and Sports Bar Kata Road, Kata The Little Mermaid Patak Road, Karon
Restaurants and Cafés
Deli De Luca Boat Lagoon Marina Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach Mai Khao, Talang Kamala Beer Garden Main Road, Kamala Khun Woody's Sandwich Shoppe Laguna Cherngtalay Lambert Brothers Boat Lagoon Marina Lady Pie Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay Les Anges Royal Phuket Marina Liquid Lounge Bar Surin Beach Road, Surin MoMo Café Courtyard by Marriott, Kamala MoMo Café Courtyard by Marriott, Surin Red Cafe Beach Road, Kamala Red Cafe Soi Policestation, Kamala Skippers Royal Phuket Marina The Club Kamala Beach Road, Kamala The Coffee Club Turtle Village, Mai Khao Watermark Bar Restaurant Boat Lagoon Marina
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SocialonPhuket What WAS in Phuket
Twinpalms 7th Anniversary Party 2011
2,500 guests enjoyed the Twinpalms 7th Anniversary Party hosted by Catch Beach Club on Surin Beach featuring Thai super star DJ Dome Pakorn Lum.
SKAL/PATA dinner at Mövenpick
(From left) Hansruedi Frutiger, General Manager of Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket; Blandine Cressard, President Skal International Phuket & South Thailand and Henry Wydler, Managing Director of Paradise Resort K. (From left) Bhuritt Maswongssa, Vice President of Phuket Tourist Association; Anchalee Vanich Tephabutra, Phuket's Member of Parliament; Reid Ridgway, PATA Regional President.
Launch of Dcondo Phuket
Opening of the New “Fire Fly” Lifestyle Bar at Central Festival
(Second from left) Suriya Wannabuit, the Executive Vice President - Project Management and Marketing Department of the Sansiri Public Company Limited.
Before dawn @ Andaman
(From left) Chawalit Rattanachinkorn, Managing Director Fire Fly; Pramuk Achariyachai, Owner of Kata Group; Thanyarat Achariyachai, Phuket Senator; Wilaiporn Pitimanaaree, General Manager of Central Festival Phuket and Suchart Chawangkul, famous Thai singer.
Phuket celebrities were part of the party. The show by Suchat Chawangkul was the highlight of Fire Fly’s opening night.
(From left) Authanop Pankamnerd, MD, Eva Group; Anchayaporn Thongsom (Mandy) Assistant Director of Sales; Somkiat Sangkawsuttirak, Deputy Governor of Phuket and Assoc. Prof. Samphan Tarathipayakul, Ramkhamhaeng University. Continued on page 74
The My Destination Story
Neil Waller and James Street were two business studies students at Bath University when the idea of My Destination came to them. Realising this was a now or never moment, they dropped out of university to make it happen. Theirs is a story of true entrepreneurship; of having the courage of your convictions, the courage to abandon the safe, secure route. Today, the multi-award-winning My Destination is one of the fastest growing networks of travel websites in the world.
It all started in 2006. Neil and James, about to enter their university final year, took one of their many trips to Marbella, in Spain – where both had family holiday homes. While checking out online what was happening on the Marbella scene, they realised there was no easy-to-navigate information source. Sure, there were plenty of websites, but none that really addressed the destination as a whole; it wasn’t long before marbellainfo.com was born. They knew the area well. They knew they could build a website covering all the things holidaymakers wanted to know, including details about flights, car hire, hotels, what to
My Destination co-founders, Neil Waller (left) and James Street
do, where to go and what to see. They saw their new site as being a combination of Expedia, Trip Advisor and Time Out. To their surprise – and delight – it didn’t take long before over 30 businesses had booked advertising. The seed of My Destination was sown and the pair never returned to complete their studies. They set their sights next on the Algarve, in Portugal. Staying with friends, sleeping on sofas and floors while creating the site, they soon realised that managing two sites in different parts of Europe was too much. They licensed the idea to a friend who lived there and shifted focus to their next move – the basis for My Destination’s success, the franchise model. As we go to print with this story, My Destination franchises cover 109 destinations in 60 countries – but by the time you read this, the number is sure to have increased! Through the collection of license fees, management fees and ‘commission’ on ad sales, the franchise model has facilitated rapid growth without the need to bring in outside investment or loans. At the same time, the model means franchisees go straight to first base with a fully functioning, sophisticated website backed by global branding, top-flight SEO services, marketing, PR and more – all through tapping the centralised pool of freely-available My Destination expertise.
Keeping abreast of the latest technology
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My Destination annual conference 2011, in Dubai
Already mobile apps have been built that allow visitors in the area to see what deals and offers are nearby, creating added revenue possibilities for advertisers. And with ‘relevancy’ and ‘interactivity’ the buzzwords in the online space right now, My Destination is investing in the latest technology and the best in human resources to ensure it takes (and maintains) its place at the forefront of the digital travel scene. In 2006, Neil and James built a crude, but successful, website one summer between university semesters. Five years later, all 109 websites under the My Destination banner are anything but crude and attract millions of visitors. Uniquely in the online travel world, My Destination has created a global presence yet retained a distinctively local feel.
Some of My Destination’s ‘local experts’ – the franchisees
To fuel the most recent growth, which included a move to new London premises and bringing in-house most of the creative and technical functions – and to pave the way for implementation of the long-term strategic plan – Neil and James have offered all franchisees the opportunity to buy shares in the company; offerings have been significantly over-subscribed, indicating the faith at grass roots level in where My Destination is going. And it’s at grass roots level where My Destination has the edge over every single one of its competitors. Each franchisee is passionate about his or her own destination. They live there, probably have done for some time, and know it well. They don’t have to worry about SEO, design, innovation, administration and so on. Instead they’re free to focus on the sharp end – gathering the information and other content, including multimedia, that brings their own destination website alive and finding the advertisers that make it financially viable. The franchise model keeps centralised operating costs low, which means the cost of advertising on the sites can be low. Profit margins are slim, but with 109 sites (and growing) around the world, those margins add up. Advertisers have a wide variety of choices about how to be part of a My Destination website – the entry level ‘Silver Profile’ offering incredible value for those serious about promoting their business to a global audience. Never known to stand still, Neil and James are ready to take the business to the next level. A hotel booking engine, incorporated into the sites just a couple of months ago, is fully functioning and offers visitors instant comparisons between rates of most leading providers.
My Destination is up there with the best and brightest…
2006: Finalist BusinessWeek Young Entrepreneurs Competition (Europe) 2009: Winner - The Travel Entrepreneurs of the Year (UK) UKFAST Digital Entrepreneur Awards
2009: Finalist - Startups Awards (UK) 2009: Young Entrepreneur of the Year (UK) GBA (Growing Business) Awards 2010: Winner - Young Exporter of the Year (UK) London Export Awards (UK Trade & Investment) 2011: Smarta Top 100 (UK)
For more information about My Destination Phuket, Contact: Peter Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing T: +66 (0) 7626 4491 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.mydestination.com/phuket
Ao Chalong Yacht Club
19 years young
Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC) recently celebrated 19 years as a functioning yacht club in grand style. With succulent catering from Phuket’s Irish Times Pub, music from the ever-popular Roaring Bhoys and island favourite 91.5FM’s DJ Doris, more than 100 members and guests ate, drank and danced the night away at the club’s unbeatable waterside venue.
“This was the club’s first real attempt in 19 years to throw a ‘major league’ party of its own,” said ACYC Commodore Grenville Fordham, noting that the month before the club had hosted more than 200 guests on behalf of the Sabang Regatta organisers. “The difference this time was that the club was footing the bill – or at least making up the difference between the heavily subsidised ticket price and the cost of staging the event,” he added.
But why throw a party for year 19? “We decided to hold a 20th Birthday Party next year, but thought it would be a good idea to get in a bit of practice first,” said Fordham. ACYC is Phuket’s only ‘big boat’ yacht club, with its own spacious beachside bar & restaurant, club racing twice each month, RYA accredited theory courses, occasional weekend raft-ups away and an active social scene. “You don’t have to be a boat owner – or even an avid sailor – to enjoy dropping by the club in an evening and setting the world to rights over an ice cold beer or two,” said Fordham.
For information about Ao Chalong Yacht Club, visit www.acyc-phuket.com Membership enquiries to email@example.com
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PHUKET TIDE TABLES 2011
Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket) Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water
Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
2.8 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.4 2.8 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.3 2.9
3.0 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.7 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.1
3.1 2.8 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.5 2.0 2.5 2.9 3.1 3.1
2.9 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.8 2.3 2.6 2.8
2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.3 1.8 1.3 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.6 2.0 2.4
2.0 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.2 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.5 1.9
1.6 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.4
1.3 1.7 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.3 1.8 1.3 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.1
1.2 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.1
1.4 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.3 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.5 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.3
1.6 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.6 2.2 1.9 1.6
2.0 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.0
2.3 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.4
2.5 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.2 2.6 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6
2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.7
2.6 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.5 2.6
2.4 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.0 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.8 2.1 2.4
2.1 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.7 2.0
1.8 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.2 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.7
1.6 1.9 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.4
1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.2 2.6 2.9 3.1 3.2 2.9 2.5 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.4
1.6 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.8 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.7 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.5
1.8 1.8 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.9 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.2 2.8 2.4 2.1 1.8
2.2 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.6 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.5 2.9 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.3 2.9 2.6 2.2
PHUKET TIDE TABLES 2011
Ko Thaphao Noi (Phuket) Predicted heights of water in metres above lowest low water
Source: Hydrographic Department, Royal Thai Navy
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
2.6 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.7 2.1 2.6 3.0 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.4
2.8 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.8 2.4 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.6 2.0 2.5 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.7
2.9 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.9 3.0 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.3 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.8
2.8 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.1 1.6 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.2 .6 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.7
2.6 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.4 1.0 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.4 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.4
2.2 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.3 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.1
1.8 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.2 1.7 1.3 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.8 1.1 1.4 1.7
1.4 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.3
1.3 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.1
1.3 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.9 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.2
1.5 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.6 2.0 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.4
1.8 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.7
2.1 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.1
2.4 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.4
2.6 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.0 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.6 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.6
2.6 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.3 1.9 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6
2.5 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.3 1.8 1.4 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.6 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.5
2.3 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.2 1.8 1.3 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.1 2.3
2.0 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.3 1.8 1.4 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.7 1.9
1.7 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.8 2.2 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.4 1.9 1.5 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.7
1.6 1.8 2.1 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.3 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5
1.6 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.4
1.7 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.6 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.2 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.6
2.0 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.4 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.2 2.6 3.0 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.8
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for the Kee Resort & Spa
Helicam provides.... Helicam set sail with...
onboard the Capricorn
Helicam Aerial Photo of: The KEE Resort & Spa
Helicam Aerial Photo of SY Capricorn in Phang Nga Bay
Above: Screen shots taken from the video
The Kee Resort & Spa, is Patong’s newest resort located in an excellent prime location and is just a one minute walk to Patong beach. The Kee Resort & Spa was named after the owner of the land “Ama Siu Gee” formally known as Mrs Jumroonsri Somnam, adapted from “Gee” to “Kee” for easier pronunciation. The fingerprint logo of the Kee Resort & Spa is the right thumbprint of the late Ama Siu Gee, the same as her ‘signature’ on the land ownership documents for the 11 rai (17,600 sqm) on which resort is built. Khun Surasak Somnam, Managing Director of Srisomnam Co., Ltd., commissioned Helicam Co Ltd to obtain new marketing material which would included aerial and ground imagery and video for their resort promotional video, ground HDR photography and interactive 360 degree virtual tours all shot in high definition. Using the remote piloted helicopter equipped with HDV video and 18 mega pixel stills, Helicam Co Ltd are able to obtain material for a dynamic promotional video and beautiful imagery of the resort. The promotional movie is edited at the Helicam office using licensed sound track. The end result provides a tantalizing taste attracting even more customers to experience The Kee Resort & Spa. To view the promotional movie logon to: www.youtube.com/helicamasia The Kee Resort & Spa: 076 335 888 www.thekeeresort.com Helicam Co Ltd: Jonathan - 08 9874 7464 www.helicam.asia Email: email@example.com
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• • • • • • • • • 1 small red onion, finely diced 1 small red pepper, finely diced 1 small green pepper, finely diced 1 small yellow pepper, finely diced Half an avocado, finely diced Segments of 1 lime 6 sprigs of coriander 4 cheeks of lime for garnish Extra virgin olive oil to coat
• • • • • 10 fresh shrimp, sliced in half 100 gm of firm white fish, diced into 2 cm cubes 100 gm of salmon, diced into 2 cm cubes 100 gm of Tuna, diced into 2 cm cubes 100 gm of fresh calamari, sliced into strips
• • • • • • 250 ml of fresh lime juice, reserve half for curing 5 scud chillies 1 tsp of soft palm sugar 1 tsp of fish sauce 1 piece of garlic Freshly cracked pepper, to taste
To finish the dish
Combine all the seafood in a bowl, cover with the reserved lime juice and cure for 3 minutes. Remove the seafood from the lime juice and drain off any excess juice. In a different bowl, combine the cured seafood with the Ceviche mix and add the spicy dressing, extra virgin olive oil, freshly cracked pepper and mix well. Best enjoyed immediately.
To prepare the dressing, place all ingredients in a blender and blitz for 1 minute.
About the Chef Sasha Durakovic
Chef Sasha Durakovic has a long history of working with some of the most acclaimed chefs from Europe, America and South East Asia. Before joining the Twinpalms Phuket in late November last Year, he was Senior Sous Chef at Rockpool Bar and Grill for 4 years, one of the most exclusive restaurants in Melbourne, Australia, serving the freshest and meticulously sourced products available. With this background in mind, and with the local environment and products available, he brings all his knowledge and skills to his new challenge at Catch Beach Club, striving to entertain the guest with unpretentious, new and exciting dishes using many different methods and techniques of cooking − without over complicating flavours.
For more information, please contact: Catch Beach Club Tel: +66 (0)76 316 567 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.catchbeachclub.com www.facebook.com/catchbeachclub
Around Phuket Baan Rim Pa
'Location, location, location' as the saying goes. It doesn’t matter how good you are, if you’re not in the right location, forget it. Baan Rim Pa has become one of Thailand’s best-known restaurants, with a reputation stretching much further. It is perched on a cliff, with teak floors and the constant swish of the surf ‘downstairs’. There are some restaurants that just encapsulate the word ‘romantic’ and here, with Tommy Doyle playing classics on his grand piano, the sea breeze and the delicate aromas of world-class cooking in the air, this House by the Sea is one of the most romantic places to eat in Phuket. Situated on a rocky outcrop, overlooking the Andaman Sea, Baan Rim Pa prides itself in superb, authentic Royal Thai Cuisine, an ambience second to none and the most spectacular views on the island. Baan Rim Pa is the winner of the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence nine years in succession.
Open Thu-Tue 12:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 340789, +66 (0)76 341768 On the coast road just north of Patong www.baanrimpa.com
Taste Restaurant on Surin Beach offers a Mediterranean Pan-pacific menu with beachside seating. The menu is dictated by love for food made with fresh ingredients. Favourites like Tamarind Glazed Barbequed Ribs, a family recipe of Nepalese Indian curry and Australian ribeye steaks has made Taste an expat favourite. Weekly specials offer innovative creations: Black Crab Ravioli with chive mousse, grilled sardines and Wing Bean Salad with bbq chili shrimp. Fresh fish, which comes daily from the markets is served in a variety of ways from the hot and tangy 3-spice fish, to the classic seared snapper with beurre blanc sauce. White snapper is prepared in a ginger white wine broth with Japanese accents, served with rice and sesame salad. Tuna is lightly grilled and prepared with mixed greens served with vinaigrette dressing. Taste creates a fine dining experience with causal beach ambiance and exudes beach chic, with attentive staff, great wines, and fabulous cocktails. The 99 baht happy hour (4-7pm) Mojitos are unbeatable. Taste is the perfect setting for private parties, weddings and corporate events.
Open Tues-Sun 12:00 till late | Tel: +66 (0)76 270090, +66 (0)87 886 6401 On Surin Beach, left from parking lot, 3 restaurants down www.tastesurinbeach.com
Around Phuket The Royal Kitchen
Mom Tri's Kitchen
With spectacular and panoramic views of Patong and the Andaman Sea from the 25th floor of the The Royal Paradise Resort & Spa and the splendour of a glamourous setting with the unparalleled delights of Cantonese style Chinese food, The Royal Kitchen is a venue that is not to missd on any diner's list. Peking Duck, a traditional Cantonese favourite, is the signature dish of the house. A show of artistry sees the carving of the crisp skin into thin slices. Diners then wrap the succulent slices in a pancake with green onion, cucumber slices and a sweet sauce to savour. Other delicacies include the Hong Kong Beef which is fried three times, the final in a sweet sauce, that is served moist and tender, and is a delight to the taste. The Szechuan Soup holds ham and a variety of vegetables while the Asparagus and the Fried Rice with ham and vegetables provide a tasty complement to the meal. Divine dishes in a traditional Chinese setting with unsurpassed views make The Royal Kitchen a dining venue to savour.
Open daily 11-14:00, 18-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 340666 25th floor, The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa www.royalparadise.com
Enjoy fine dining in an award winning restaurant set just above the rocks and overlooking Kata Noi Beach. Panoramic sea views combined with the sound of the waves below create a peaceful, sensually indulgent and romantic setting. Mom Tri’s Kitchen offers Thai and international cuisine served either on the open-air terraces, covered patio or Thai sala. Two exuberant menus offer delicious creations from Executive Chefs Darren and Sura. Popular dishes include hot crab soufflé, grilled tiger prawns, Phuket lobster and Angus beef tenderloin. Mom Tri's Villa Royale is the winner of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for 5 years in a row and has over 700 labels including an extensive organic wine list and 16 wines by the glass. Guests can enjoy watching the sunset during happy hour from 6pm to 7pm and receive 50% discount on cocktails and beer. Situated on the only road into to Kata Noi, the entrance can easily be found on the hill between Kata Beach and Kata Noi Beach. Open from 7am to 11:30pm; reservations are recommended.
Open Daily 07:00-23:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 333569
Mom Tri's Villa Royale, Kata Noi
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Baan Yin Dee
Southern Phuket's premier beach bar and restaurant, Nikita's at Rawai is one of the island's favourite beach-side restaurants. The absolute seafront, gardensala café-bar with fantastic views over the islands in Chalong Bay, a shady setting and deliciously cool sea breeze is unbeatable for relaxing away balmy afternoons and evenings. Time means nothing at Nikita's. Located on peaceful Rawai Beach, Nikita's well-trained team offers real Thai hospitality to guests – who sit happily, daydreaming for hours, observing life on the water and chatting with friends. The extensive menu of authentic Thai food, fresh seafood dishes and the now famous wood-fired pizzas, along with a selection of over 50 quality wines, cool cocktails, icy cold beers, English draught Cider, delicious fruit shakes, an excellent coffee menu and service with a smile – seems to be a winner with visitors as well as the many regular locals who make Nikita's a second home. Dine or relax under the sala, at garden tables or outdoors by the sea. Great food, great music, great wine, great friends… Nikita’s.
Open daily 09:00 until late | Tel: +66 (0)76 288703, +66 (0)081 091 5788 Located on the water's edge on Rawai Beach Rd www.nikitas-phuket.com
Few destinations in the world can host an evening of enjoyment with sophisticated flair and unrivalled ambience. Unprecedented luxury and comfort characterise Baan Yin Dee. “Warm Welcome Home”, the English translation of Baan Yin Dee, is an apt name for this upscale retreat that truly is to be discovered. Traditional Thai hospitality, the pleasing sounds of the piano and the superb dinner make for a relaxing occasion. The international and fusion flare at BYD come alive in the dishes so delicately prepared and presented. The White Snapper in crispy Pancetta skin served with warm lentil salad and potato basil straw and the BYD Fusion, chicken breast stuffed with scallops and served with herb gnocchi and asparagus scented cherry tomato lay testimony to Chef Fabien’s creativity in preparing delectable delights. An upscale venue catering to tourists and locals alike, BYD provides an unsurpassed dining experience. With superb food, piano music and hospitality in a stylish environment, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Open daily 07:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 294104-6 ext 5 Muean Ngern Road south end of Patong www.baanyindee.com
Tastefully furnished and cozy atmosphere. Accommodation close to nature - either Chalong Bay View or Mountain View (with Big Buddha view). Relax in our swimming pool. It's easy to go to the famous beaches in the south of Phuket.
Phuket Jula Place 16/3, 16/6 moo 8, Chaofa East Road, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130 Khun Chanok Karndee +66 (0)81 979 6215, Khun Chularat Karndee +66 (0)81 790 3238 Tel. +66 (0)76 283007, +66 (0)76 282254 Fax. +66 (0)76 282254 110 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Around Phuket Salvatore’s
Boathouse Wine & Grill
Looking for a break from the tourist spots on Phuket’s west coast – and the best pizza on the island? Follow the locals to Salvatore’s, a rustic 'trattoria' in Phuket Town. Salvatore offers traditional Italian cuisine using only the finest fresh ingredients, such as linguini alla bottarga, sea bass in salt crust, gnocchi with fresh sausage and pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Other specialties are created with local shellfish, like mouth-watering lobster ravioli and fettucini with crab. Start with the bruschetta, with delicately skinned tomatoes and fresh herbs and beef carpaccio with olive oil. The food is prepared under the careful eye of the Sardinian executive chef and owner, Salvatore Cossu, a fixture on Phuket’s restaurant scene for his cooking skills. He personally shops for the vegetables and fish in local markets. The bread is baked daily; the pastas and sausages are home-made. Ask him about daily food specials as well as wine suggestions. Salvatore offers about 60 labels, including Sardinian wines. The service is warm and the ambience is friendly. But the real star is the food.
Open 12-14:00, 18-23:00 Closed Mondays | Tel: +66 (0)76 225958 Near the circle and fresh market in Phuket Town www.salvatorestaurant.com
A Phuket legend and culinary landmark on Kata Beach for over two decades, Boathouse is reopening after a complete make over and renovation. The aim was to maintain its original elegance and classic architecture yet introduce some distinctive contemporary design along with a chic style, and to create the ultimate in luxurious beachfront accommodation and dining. Maybe you are on a honeymoon, celebrating a special occasion or just want to have a romantic dinner. The Boathouse Wine & Grill with its award-winning wine cellar is just the right place for you. The restaurant continues to delight connoisseurs of fine dining. From delectable Thai dining to exquisite French cuisine, created by Executive Chef Jean-Noël Lumineau, Thailand’s only Maître Cuisinier de France. At the Boathouse Wine & Grill guests can enjoy leisurely lunches and fine dinner menus in a chic and modern beachfront setting.
Open Daily 07:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 330015-702
182 Koketanode Rd, Kata Beach
Into the Sea
Modern Logical Cuisine
Baluchi is located in the heart of Patong and in Karon yet the relaxed atmosphere of both restaurants with soft background Indian music, creates a great ambience to relish a hearty meal with your family or to entertain your friends or clients. They take pride in using only authentic and fresh Indian spices, freshly ground in their kitchen and fresh, not frozen, meat. Homemade paneer (cottage cheese) and yoghurt, tandoori kebabs, naan and rotis, Mughlai curries and the best Indian long grain basmati rice dishes are just some of the specialties which their Indian master chef serves daily. One can taste the most mouth-watering tandoori kebabs in town, not to mention the variety of breads baked freshly in the tandoor or a delicious variety of prawn, chicken, mutton or vegetable biryani. Baluchi is the only award winning Indian restaurant on the island, serving authentic Indian cuisine using original ingredients imported from India. Karon is open 18:30 to 23:30 except Saturdays.
Open daily 13:00-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 292526, +66 (0)76 284555 Horizon Beach Resort, Patong and Karon Soi 2 next to Karon Football Stadium www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
Into the Sea, one of the restaurants at the Evason Phuket & Bon Island, established its reputation by offering modern Mediterranean cuisine and a stunning panoramic view over the Andaman Sea. Raising the bar higher, Into the Sea’s Modern Logical Cuisine showcases the latest innovations in the form of new creative interpretations of a cuisine that has both visual and textural appeal. The taste and a focus on fresh, wholesome, local ingredients are paramount. The wine program, created by our sommelier, Harry Haan, has been granted the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for three years in a row. After tasting literally hundreds of wines over the years we only approve a handful for the consideration. We taste the bad wines, so you don’t have to! We hope you get as much pleasure drinking our wines and eating our food as we do! Parking available directly at the restaurant. Please show this page at the entrance gate.
Open Tues-Sat 18:00-22:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 381010 ext 6
Evason Phuket & Bon Island, Rawai
Around Phuket Patong Seafood
Take a journey into the home of real Thai food! Patong Seafood Restaurant was the first seafood restaurant to open in the then village-like Patong. It has changed very little from those days except for a major refurbishment after the 2004 tsunami in which major damage was sustained. The restaurant was rebuilt as it was in original Thai style with open dining area and a high circular design ceiling. Only the freshest seafood is brought straight from the boat and market to give you the finest selections, which are on display – chilled and ready to eat. The kitchens at Patong Seafood Restaurant are a place to behold, where their chefs with simply so many years of experience, prepare your seafood and other Thai delicacies to perfection. The first thing that you will notice are the friendly staff. The smiles, the attentiveness and the helpfulness in making your choice are something you will appreciate and you will then know why many visitors and locals come back time and time again to enjoy this real taste of Thailand.
Open daily 08:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 341244 Beach Rd, 200 metres north of Soi Bangla in Patong www.wheretoeat-phuket.com
Kantok Restaurant offers you a natural and warm ambiance where traditional healthy food is matched with fun and exciting traditional dance. “The Kantok” table was originally used by the northern households welcoming guests of importance into their homes. Our Thai set menu is attentively prepared, beginning with our Thai appetizer platter which includes items which continue to be a rare delicacy these days due to the delicate mix of ingredients to create an old and unique taste. A sampling of our main event including green curry with chicken, Mussaman curry and our famed red duck curry is something not to be missed. End your distinct culinary experience with a local Thai dessert. Enjoy our Thai classical dance show on Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday and Sunday from 7 to 9 pm and is accompanied by a Thai traditional orchestra. If you haven’t tried the best red duck curry in town or yet seen a Thai classical dance, it is well worth the effort of doing so. It is beautifully relaxing and an almost hypnotic way to enjoy the evening.
Open daily 11:30-22:30 | Tel: +66 (0)76 291219 Burasari Patong Beach www.burasari.com
The Siam Supper Club
Rossovivo Pizza Pasta Grill
The Siam Supper Club is definitely an icon!! It screams the word. There are few places in the world that provoke such a sense of time and place. The venue is a long bar and grill that has become synonymous with the cool of a bygone age still leaving it's sophisticated imprint. It's cool... in the same way scotch on the rocks is cool. Beautiful... no glorious jazz filling the few empty spaces. One of the most interesting collections of sepia black and whites remain true to this same time and place. When one is at The Siam Supper Club, one has to give up the mantle of tourist or visitor and for a brief time assume the rank of resident or... Phuketian. For when you're at The Siam Supper Club you are well and truly placed in a subtley lit and timbered comfort zone where a cocktail is still a cocktail damn it, the wines are big and the fabulous food reminds you of how things used to be. Ah! The tropics! Big wines. Fabulous food. Great music.
Open daily 18:00-01:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 270936 Outside the gates of Laguna at Tinlay Place www.siamsupperclub.com
Aptly named for its stylish and tasteful red interior, Rossovivo or red colour, is a recently opened Italian restaurant in Rawai. With its smart décor and casual ambience along with a superb menu of authentic Italian cuisine, this place to dine is destined to turn heads and attract attention. Appetizers to indulge in are the Clams in garlic, lemon and white wine sauce and the Salmon Carpaccio with green peppers. Fresh seafood and accompaniments along with various Italian breads that are baked daily in the restaurant make for an unbeatable start. All the pasta is also freshly made at the restaurant and the Gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese and speck and Bolognese style Tagliatelle are a delicious combination of both pasta dishes. To top off the meal, go for a dessert drink – a Lemon Sorbet with vodka. Refreshing and pleasing to the tastebuds, it'll keep you asking for more. Rossovivo offers smart surroundings and superb food that is reasonably priced. Try it just once and you'll certainly be back again!
Open daily 11:00-15:30, 18:00-24:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 384686 Fisherman Way Business Garden, Rawai www.rossovivo.asia
Kan Eang, meaning feel at ease, invites you to unwind with the soothing sounds of the waves, enjoy a stunning view of Chalong Bay and savour freshly caught seafood, local Thai delights and selected Japanese dishes. Kan Eang@pier is more than a restaurant, it is a destination. Originally called Kan Eang 1, the name was changed after renovations. Kan Eang 1 with more than 30 years of preparing great seafood dishes had long been a favourite among both locals and visitors from around the world Kan Eang@pier is no different and continues the tradition of satisfying any palate with their selected fresh seafood and local specialties. Kan Eang@pier has the flexibility to cater for everything from intimate dinners to special events and large banquets. This restaurant with its friendly and attentive staff and seaside tables and chairs in an idyllic setting offers a relaxing and pleasant dining experience day or night. Enjoy a panoramic view of the yacht harbour and close islands.
Open daily 10:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)83 173 1187, +66 (0)76 381212 The pier of Chalong Bay www.kaneang-pier.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Around Phuket Climax Restaurant
Plum Fine Dining / Vanilla Sky Mediterranean/Tapas Bar
Climax is located on the roof top of one of Patong’s first designer resorts, Absolute Bangla Suites, and offers an extensive variety of dining options and drinks, in a chic and sophisticated fine dining restaurant while enjoying a bird’s eye view of Patong. Climax offers an extensive, seductive and sensual western and Thai fusion menu with choices to meet everyone’s tastes, along with exotic signature cocktails all to be enjoyed in our al fresco setting. This ultimate high-class experience promises to arouse the senses with delectable appetizers, sumptuous seafood, quality meats and tempting and desirable desserts. Climax has the warmest atmosphere on the island along with the most friendly and attentive service you have ever experienced. With a seating capacity of 78, a drinks menu numbering in the hundreds and a VIP room, which can be used as a separate function room for private, corporate and special functions, Climax offers the ideal venue for any occasion.
Open daily 07:30-11:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 343600-4 , +66 (0)88 754 1341 On the 5th Fl. of Absolute Bangla Suites on Bangla Road, Patong www.theclimax.net, Fb@absolutebanglasuites.com
The new chic modern resort Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas brings the sophisticated style of city living to the tropical beauty of Phuket Island. Cape Sienna awaits you in our two unique dining venues, both with outstanding service, fine cuisine and views to match. It’s chic! It’s modern! It’s hip! It’s laidback! It’s Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas. Plum Fine Dining Restaurant is a night time venue with a sophisticated yet intimate atmosphere. The food at PLUM is described best as “Mediterranean Fine Dining experience…down to earth”, a festival of flavours and tastes, rarely found nowadays. It is a hotel dining experience unlike any you've ever had with an emphasis strictly on fresh and organic products. Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge – the pinnacle of the resort serves distinctive cocktails and interesting Tapas together with a breathtaking view of Kamala Bay. Stepping out on the terrace and slipping into one of the chairs will give you a sensation of having reached a small piece of heaven on earth. Come for the Cape Sienna experience and be surprised by the amazing location, delicious food, great drinks, good music and stunning view…
Plum Fine Dining18-23 Closed Mon Vanilla Sky 17–00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 337300 Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Cliff www.capesienna.com, email@example.com
Asian & International
Conceptualisations and ingenuity in the form of Italian cuisine come to Nai Harn! Relish an authentic style of cooking of a diverse array of favourites and new combinations served in a cozy ambiance or savour pizzas in a separate casual seating area by a wood-fired oven. Welcoming tastes and sights abound at Da Vinci with tantalizing temptations served from the kitchen with fresh ingredients as signature items in every dish. The Lasagne Al Forno, home made lasagne layers of pasta made with beef and tomato sauce and the Spaghetti Neri Pomodorini Calamari E/ Gamberi, black spaghetti with tomato, squid and prawn offer unique tastes and texture combinations with the richness of their flavours reflected in the quality of the ingredients. The Scaloppine Al Vino Bianco Con Patate are two appetizing escalopes with white wine served with potatoes were perfectly cooked fillets of pork. For superlative Italian cuisine with the freshest of ingredients, be sure to try Da Vinci and discover a renaissance of food.
Open daily 17:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)76 289574 Centre of Nai Harn on the road to Rawai www.davinciphuket.com
Urban Food is a new, enjoyable and affordable restaurant – a refreshing dining experience. A spacious open kitchen, stylish terrace with Pop’Art oak barrels, black board menus and copper pans and pots give the feeling of a Food Gallery to this trendy Brasserie. From the Thai and Asian specialties, prepared in two giant woks, to an extensive selection of skewers grilled under your eyes, Urban Food also redesigns some traditional Mediterranean famous dishes, like Ratatouille Crumble, Foie Gras Tartine, Italian Veal Osso Bucco, Moroccan Chicken and artichoke Tagine presented in fantasy mini cocottes, colorful Tagines clay pots and fancy bamboo Chinese steamers. To finish your meal and put a smile on your stomach, treat yourself to the original creation of the Tatin’s sisters: the legendary upside down 'Apple Tart Tatin'. Four months after a successful opening at Jungceylon Patong, Urban Food heads to Phuket Town to open their second branch at Central Festival. Urban Food is a friendly meeting point for everyone where any food lover will enjoy the culinary art of this Food Gallery.
Open daily 10:00-23:00 | www.urbanfood.co.th Central Festival Ground Floor Tel: +66 (0)76 307155 Jungceylon Sino Area Tel: +66 (0)76 366192
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Modern Western Cuisine
The Bistro you cannot say no to !!!
Urban Food is offering a range of Asian and International cuisines
VSET is a "restaurant at its extraordinary best". VSET, pronounced "Vi-Sate", in Thai means "extraordinary". It is the first gastronomic restaurant along Chalong pier and has a naturallythatched roof, quaint interior decor and an open kitchen where you can see the Master Chef Ronnie Macuja and his talented team at work. Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor seating, this intimately proportioned establishment serves up delicious fare in a homey atmosphere. Multi-award winning chef Ronnie Macuja's creations combine well-known methods with a bit of local flare and creativity producing a stellar menu in the process. Notable dishes include: Phuket Lobster Salad with long green eggplants in crustacean dressing, Foie Gras Parfait, Cognac-flamed Lobster Bisque, Australian Lamb Cutlet, Red Snapper Steak with balsamic-roasted cherry tomato and Honey-glazed Pork Belly. These only touch the surface of the experience while a fine wine list can add the ideal twist and a tantalizing selection of desserts rounds off a full set of flavours. It is a restaurant centered on the palate, but it is how all its attributes fit together that make it a truly extraordinary place.
Open daily 11:30-23:00 | Tel: +66 (0)89 727 0067, +66 (0)76 381159 The pier of Chalong Bay (next to Kan Eang @pier) www.vsetrestaurant.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
The trendy Bistro atmosphere and stylish terrace, makes Urban food a friendly meeting point for everyone.
Open from 10am to 11pm www.urbanfood.co.th
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Six Senses Spa
Our aim is to offer our clients a new kind of spa experience, one that is truly holistic, tailor-made and designed to rejuvenate and energise, and ultimately provide the knowledge, tools and support that is required to create a better quality of life for all. Special Package offer for Shop WINDOW on Lifestyle
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Six Senses Signature – Men’s Indulgence Herbal Steam & Sauna Coconut Scrub Oriental Massage The essentials - Pedicure The essentials - Manicure Six Senses Signature – Ladies Pampering Herbal Steam & Sauna Jojoba Scrub The winner of several international awards including the Luxury Travel & Style Magazine, Australia as 10th Place Best Overseas Spa 2009, the luxuriously appointed spa at Evason Phuket & Bon Island is spread over three floors and sets a new standard in spa design. The Six Senses Spa provides a relaxing and revitalising experience as well as healing treatments and offers a comprehensive menu of signature treatments and specialist practitioner programmes for holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty. Using only natural products including therapeutic quality essential oils as the basis of the aromatherapy skincare products for most of the face and body treatments, skilled therapists create sensory journeys to rejuvenate and balance the senses. The aim of the spa is to offer clients a new kind of spa experience, one that is truly holistic, tailor-made and designed to rejuvenate and energise and ultimately provide the knowledge, tools and support that is required to create a better quality of life for all. It is our mission to deliver spa experiences that are both unique and memorable, and very much beyond expectations. The pyramid of six spheres used to identify Six Senses Spas, represents the philosophy that is fundamental to the human experience whereby the foundation spheres represent the three primary senses of sight, sound and touch. The second level balances upon this foundation by satisfying the more acute senses of taste and smell. The apex sphere symbolizes a sense of elation discovered only by balancing the first five – the unique experience of all senses elevated beyond expectations. Six Senses has created a body temple incorporating the principles of feng shui using fire and water, which delights beyond all expectations. The spa is open and spacious in design, utilising the beautiful outdoors for Asian style treatments and indoor treatment rooms for specialised and signature therapies. Couples treatment rooms with sunken Jacuzzis are available for mini day and day package getaways or a la carte treatments. All guests participate in a health assessment prior to the first treatment so that needs are identified and maximised results are achieved. A great importance is placed on the relaxation element of the spa experience and guests may stay in the spa to enjoy the sauna and herbal steam or rest in grass roofed salas. The Sense Spa endeavours to deliver experiences that are memorable and unique and and that exceed expectations. Discover a range of treatments to choose from and with advice from therapists, find options of body and beauty care, mind and body balancing and juice and herbal remedies. Pink Clay Wrap Holistic Massage The essentials- Facial 30 min 30 min 30 min 50 min 30 min 30 min 30 min 50 min 30 min 30 min
Happy Hour 9am-1pm! Enjoy 20% discount off a la carte treatments. (Excluded Promotion Package, Massage of the month & Beauty treatments) *treatments to be finished by 2 pm Massage of the Month Pampering Price! 9:am-1pm Special Price Holistic, Oriental, Energizer 50 minutes Special Price 1,800 baht net (Normal Price: 3,000 baht) *treatments to be finished by 2 pm Spa local menu is available; please contact our reservation team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Reservation conditions: • Validity until 30th of November 2011 • All prices are non–commission Prices are inclusive of 10% Service Charge & 7% Government Tax. 2.5% of each guest bill is pledged to Six Senses Carbon Senses Fund. A large reforestation project in Thailand that will not only mitigate carbon emissions, but also create local jobs, create wildlife corridors, increase awareness on forest and wildlife preservation, and restore biodiversity
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The Royal Spa
To experience The Royal Spa is to feel the true beauty of nature and reflect on the power of body, mind and spiritual connections.
The Royal Spa and Health Club
In the heart of bustling Phuket Town lies a quiet haven of heavenly peace. With the continuous sounds of water, trickling, bubbling and steaming, and with the sweet fruity scents that fill the air, the being is enticed into a flowing stillness of body and mind. The Royal Spa and Health Club is a popular tropical day spa with both locals and visitors alike, which is managed by the Royal Spa Development and Management Company. With an excellent reputation in the spa development industry through its experience and attention to detail, the Royal Spa and Health Club offers a distinctly personal experience. Of the signature treatments, the Royal Stone Therapy is one that is particularly interesting. The Hot Stone massage technique, founded 5000 years ago, uses black volcanic stones, which are heated and placed on the body, producing a profound effect, stilling the mind and easing the body. Unlike many of the high-end spa complexes on the island, which market themselves exclusively to tourists, the reasonable prices and relaxed but professional staff at the Royal Spa, means that many local Thais, as well as tourists, are beginning to use the spa. This has helped to erase the often stiff, and over-formal atmosphere at many of Phuket’s spa resorts, giving the Royal Spa an ambience of authentic relaxation and pleasure. All the therapists working at the Royal Spa have been trained at the in-house 'Phuket Spa Academy', established in 2004, to provide a comprehensive spa training course. The curriculum and assessments provide a measurement of therapist expertise and knowledge within the Thai spa industry. Since then, the Royal Spa Development and Management Company have provided comprehensive and professional spa management, and development programs, for spa retreats throughout Thailand. Their aim is to provide a standard of service and expertise throughout the Thai spa industry, to ensure a high quality of service and standard of treatment, throughout Thailand. It truly offers the ‘one stop services for Thai spa business’ and a quality of relaxed professionalism, rarely found in luxury spa resorts. Right now The Royal Spa have 12 branches that are managed in resorts in Patong, Kata, Karon, Panwa, Ao Chalong and Phuket Town and you are welcome to experience our spas with us anytime. As a special for our 8th year anniversary, we offer 'BUY ONE GET ONE FREE' value.
Some treatments & packages at The Royal Spa
Prices range from 1,200 to 6,500 Baht
The Royal Ayurvedic Massage 90 min Ayurvedic Massage or Abhyanga is a full body massge with medicated oils to balance specific conditions. Hot Stone Massage 90 min
Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage that uses black volcanic heated stones to make you feel deeply relaxed, allowing you to let go of all the stress that is held within your body. The Royal Signature package The Royal Honey Body Treatment (scrub and wrap) The Royal Experience Massage The Royal Facial Milky Bath 4 hrs
BUY 1 GET 1 FREE AT EVERY BRANCH
This Privilege applies to the 14 following locations: Phuket The Royal Spa & Health Club The Royal Spa Ao Chalong Villa Resort & Spa The Royal Spa Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort The Royal Spa Ramada Resort The Royal Spa The Village Resort & Spa The Royal Spa Sugar Palm Resort & Spa The Royal Spa @ Malisa Villa Suites The Royal Spa The Beach Boutique House The Royal Spa Absolute Patong Ville Resort The Royal Spa At Panta Phang Nga The Royal Spa Borsaen Villa & Spa The Royal Spa Haadson Resort Pattaya Avarin Spa Managed by The Royal Spa Trad The Royal Spa Koh Chang Kacha Resort & Spa
Location To Kathu Bypass Rd.
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To Downtown Yaowarat Rd.
THE ROYAL SPA
Open daily 09:00 – 22:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 263222, +66 (0)76 264533 5/10 Chaofa-West Rd., Thumbon Vichit, Muang, Phuket, Phuket 83100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sukkospa.com
Sukko Cultural Spa
Sukko means "Beyond Happiness". My first feeling when I stepped through the impressive gates of the Sukko spa was, "I’m in paradise". The Sukko staff are dressed beautifully in traditional Thai style and the spa design, influenced by the ancient Siamese capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind.
Sukko means "Beyond Happiness". My first feeling when I stepped through the impressive gates of the Sukko spa was, "I’m in paradise". The Sukko staff are dressed beautifully in traditional Thai style and the spa design, influenced by the ancient Siamese capital, creates a haven of calm yet regal serenity. I felt I had left all my troubles behind. Chilled out by the soothing background music, my mind was filled with a peaceful wellbeing as I enjoyed the warm traditional welcome (again from Sukko culture) of the ‘Flower Floating Ritual’ – similar to ‘Loy Kratong’, where the idea is to float away past stresses and wish for luck and joy from that moment on. A variety of 40 spa treatments – prepared by Sukko's certified Thai Herbalist and based on ancient Thai medical theory – is offered at Sukko, in packages lasting from 2 hours to 4 hours. Each package has a specific purpose and can be selected to suit your lifestyle or the way you feel on the day. These herbal recipes and procedures have been handed down through generations and are totally free of petrochemicals, synthetic perfumes or colouring. Some of the herbs and spices are grown in Sukko’s own herb garden and picked just for your treatment, ensuring they are as fresh as can be. I was pampered with the ‘All-Soother’ package, a 2 1/2 hour experience that left me feeling relaxed and refreshed. This four-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 a traditional Thai massage, the pressure applied gently but firmly. "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. My last step, which came all too soon, was the Thai Herb Purifying Facial Treatment, using creams and herbs that left my face feeling smooth and glowing – and even looked good enough to eat! Sukko Spa’s restaurant, Suk Savoey Spa Cuisine, presents a unique concept: "Menu by Blood Types" and "Menu by Element". For those who want to exercise, the Suk Sanan Club provides a myriad of fitness opportunities, including ‘Rue Sri Dat Ton’ (the hermit self stretching), a traditional Thai exercise or, for something more strenuous, try ‘Muay Thai Chaiya’, a traditional and effective art of selfdefense. Parents who come to Sukko to relax can leave their kids at Suk Zon Kid's Club, where they will enjoy with a variety of fun yet safe activities. Sukko Spa, one of Phuket’s most luxurious spas, is located on Chaofa Road just 30 minutes from Phuket International Airport, 10 minutes from Phuket Town, 30 minutes from Kata or Karon Beach and 20 minutes from Patong Beach. It is creatively designed in a contemporary Thai style, set amongst 15 rai (6 acres) of luxuriously landscaped tropical forest.
“The Best Spa In Southeast Asia”
Some treatments & packages at Sukko Spa
Relaxing Pleasure 150 min Steam/Jacuzzi, Serenity Aromatherapy Body Massage, Stimulating Foot Massage, Tea for Time. Heaven of Silk 180 min
The particles of Thai silk powder are so small that they can be easily absorbed through the skin, helping to nourish and maintain it completely. This is a four-step treatment with Royal Thai Silk Body Mask, Wild Honey Milk Floral Bath, Aromatherapy Body Massage, Royal Thai Silk Facial Spa and Tea for Time. Celebrity’s Secret 180 min
Steam/Jacuzzi, Herbal Salt Body Scrub, Floral Milk Bath, Aromatherapy Body Massage, Exclusive Royal Thai Silk Facial Treatment, Floral Body Spray, Herbal Tea and Healthy Snack. Luxurious Desire 240 min
Steam/Jacuzzi, Golden Sugar Body Scrub, Wild Honey Milk Bath, Jasmine Night Aromatherapy, Body Massage, Royal Thai Silk Facial Treatment, Stimulating Foot Massage, Tea for Time Romance Holiday Half Day
Creating the ultimate love space for each other is a magical essence of love that will be a delightful reminder of your romantic holiday in Phuket. Start with a traditional “Sukko” culture and be welcome by “Flower Floating Ritual” : Float away the past stress and plan for the new bliss; “Thai Floral Water Greeting Ritual” Delightful ritual to wish you luck and joy; “Thai Element for Time Drink”; Balance the “Lom” – Wind Element, Spa consultation for “Love Celebration Package“: Steam & Jacuzzi Service, Golden Sugar Body Scrub, Rose of Love Aromatic Bath, Siam Jasmin Aromatherapy Body Massage, Exclusive Royal Thai Silk Facial Treatment, Thai Floral Water Body Spray, Relax with Tea for Time and Healthy Snack, including of Dinner “Seafood Basket” with Wine at the Suk Savoey Restaurant.
Location To Phuket Town
Island Furniture & The Courtyard
Big-C Central Festival
Chao-fa West Rd. To Kathu
Open daily 9:00 – 20:00 hrs. Tel: +66 (0)76 271233 10/2 Srisoonthorn Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83100 Website: www.lemongrasshouse.com
To visit this home of award-winning spa oils, creams, soaps and so many other exquisite products is a delight. The aromas are enchanting. At Lemongrass, you can enjoy a spa treatment to sample and choose from their huge range, then take home your choice to enjoy at your leisure. They even have a great range of kid’s spa products.
Bobby Duchowny studied aromatherapy – a healing art that promotes massage, when combined with specific herb and spice oils, as a method to reduce stress, boost energy and heal certain physical ailments – at the American Aromatherapy Association. Some years ago while on holiday in Thailand, he visited an organic farm in Petchaboon province and became interested in the natural healing properties of Thai herbs and spices. “I was particularly attracted to lemon grass as it was used in many popular Thai foods, as a medicine for stomach disorders and even as a repellent for mosquitoes,” he recalls. Bobby used lemon grass as his signature herb to create a line of essential oils, face and body creams, shower gels and bath crystals, which he and his wife Palita sold at Bangkok’s world-famous Weekend Market. What started, several years ago, as a modest enterprise has blossomed into a successful operation offering over 90 oils and a wide range of body care products through many outlets, as well as supplying many of Thailand’s top resorts and spas with aromatherapy oils. “Our advantage is that we produce the freshest spa products and our stock is never kept longer than three months; using fresh spa products can be likened to eating fresh food rather than processed food.”
Based on his years of experiences at some of the top spas in Southeast Asia, Bobby has developed a full line of healthy skin care products. For example, his hydrating face and body creams have 25 per cent aloe vera, white orchid and cucumber extracts. And he’s developed a revitalizing mineral muscle soak made from Andaman Sea salt crystals, blended with white orchid and chamomile extracts, to help draw out impurities and soothe and revive tense muscles. “People are sensitive to different scents at different times of day. It’s a good idea to get a variety of essential oils and experiment with what smells and feels good to you,” he says. “Our aromatherapy massage and body oils can be either uplifting or calming to the spirit. They’re carefully balanced handblended oils created by adding pure essential oils to nourishing, vitamin E enriched, sweet almond and jojoba base oils. Lemongrass has won many awards, including Condé Nast Hot List 2007, and has been featured in several top magazines, including Time Magazine’s “Best of Asia”. According to Time, “If you want to smell like no one else, try mixing a selection from the more than 90 natural scents at Lemongrass House.” Lemongrass House is located in Cherngtalay, Surin Beach and Chalong, where you can buy their full range of spa products at modest prices, making perfect gifts for friends and family who can enjoy the aromatic scents of Asia in the privacy of their homes – no matter where in the world they live.
Location To Laguna Hotels
To Tha Reua
To Bypass Rd. To Phuket City
To Kata To Rawai
To Chalong Pier
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Scott Duncanson, General Manager of ISS Facility Services, and one of Phuket's best-known competitive yachtsmen, tells how he set sail for Thailand 20 years ago and never looked back
Where are you from? Adelaide, Australia. When did you move to Phuket? I came to Phuket in 1999, after living in Chonburi since 1991. I was only 24 when I first moved to Thailand. What made you decide to come and live here? There was a recession in Australia in the early 1990s, so my father, a shipwright by trade, opened an office and manufacturing plant in Chonburi, making commercial and military ships for the Thai navy and oil rig supply vessels for export. I worked with him initially, then I worked for three years as an instructor of computer-aided design at a technical college in the port city of Laem Chabang. I moved to Phuket when I had an opportunity to set up a new branch here for the large security services company Securicor (now G4S). After training in Bangkok I drove down to Phuket, carrying the company furniture on my truck, and opened the office. After some seven years I moved to PCS, a property and facilities management company, before moving to ISS Facility Services last year, where I also set up a new branch in Phuket. Tell us something about your business. ISS is a global company and in Thailand alone it has 23,000 staff. I opened the Phuket office in June of last year and we now have 350 staff. We provide security for 18 airlines at Phuket International Airport and provide cleaning, pest control and security services for a number of resorts and properties all over the south, including the Marriott and Le Meridien. We're working to expand our network in the south and an office in Samui is opening soon. How does doing business in Phuket compare to back home? The major difference is that here the answer to many things is to add more people. This will soon change, however, if the minimum wage increases promised by the new government go into effect. ISS is facing a 40% increase in costs starting next year. We've been proactive in issuing letters to customers to start to look at ways to reduce manpower to keep costs down. Whereabouts do you live in Phuket? What determined your choice of location? I live in Parlai. I like this area because it's close to my lifestyle, Chalong pier for sailing and the Ao Chalong Yacht Club, and it's also close to my office on the bypass road in Phuket City. Do you own a house or do you rent? I have been renting a house but just recently we put a down payment on a new three-bedroom house, also in Parlai. With our expanding family we needed a bigger place. What kind of car do you drive? Why? I drive a 10-year-old Nissan pick-up truck, perfect for pulling my boat trailer. My wife drives a Honda Civic, which we use for family outings. What do you like most about living in Phuket? I love the weather, and Thai was my favourite food back in Australia and remains so today. I also love Thai people. If you're an expat manager you have to like Thai people or you're not going to do well. I think coming to Thailand at a young age gives you a better chance of success at living here and managing a business. When you're young you're more open to different ways of doing things. It's harder to adjust when you're older. What's the most frustrating thing about living here? I've been here so long I don't find anything frustrating! But if I had to say one thing, I do find the attitudes of some drivers here annoying, especially now that I have children. They have no respect for other people's lives, let alone the rules of the road. Tell us more about your family. My wife, Cattaleeya, or 'Cat', is from Bangkok and we have two sons aged four and seven months. I met my wife when we both worked at Securicor. What do you think the future holds for you? Fame and wealth, hopefully! More realistically, I just want to stay healthy enough to keep working, keep
the kids in school, and keep sailing. The thing about sailing is that it's a sport you can do until you drop dead, and that's what I plan to do. How do you evaluate success? For me, success is earning the respect of people around you whether it's in business or social life. Certainly not money – I'm happy just having enough to be comfortable. You're active in Thailand's competitive sailing scene. What have you been up to lately? The last regatta I did was the Platu Cup in Pattaya in October. There are four of these events a year. I raced in July's Phuket Raceweek – I've done them all since the beginning. This is my favourite race because the conditions that time of year make for more exciting sailing, and it's also a professionally run regatta. We won this year's Phang Nga Bay Regatta on my Phuket 8 sports boat, Somtam Express. What else do you do with your free time, if you have any? Nearly all my free time is spent with my family and sailing or sailing related activities. I'm a race officer for the Ao Chalong Yacht Club, organising its fortnightly races. Together with a friend, I recently bought a one-man Laser boat, which is small enough to handle by yourself or with the kids. It's the perfect boat for a father and son.
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Located in quiet, natural surroundings in an historical area of Phuket near Layan and Bangtao beaches, the 14 secluded single-story private homes are akin to a collection of artworks – lovingly designed to offer a sanctuary of peace and inspiration. The bathroom’s skylight is an novel yet practical feature, which keeps the space well lit with sunlight. Set in the garden surrounded by a high wall, the 15sqm swimming pool can be directly accessed from the living area, through full-length sliding glass doors.
Starting price from 4.99 Million Baht.
Wings is a creative boutique collection of one-bedroom pool villas especially suited to trendy singles and couples wanting a private, modern abode.
About the Developer
The Twovillas Group namesake comes from the union of talented architects, interior designer, and property experts. Confident in their vision to create stylish yet practical private pool residences. The Twovillas Group is a team of creative, forward-thinking property developers with a 20-year track record of experience and who have so far created 19 residential environments in Phuket's Naiharn, Bangtao, and Panwa Bay coastal area.
The homes each cover 137 square metres (sqm) with at least half of the area dedicated to outdoor living, including a 23.48sqm roof terrace – large enough to easily accommodate a big table with a sun umbrella and deck chairs. The covered parking area for Wings residents provides enough shaded space for one car per unit and is set away from the homes to minimize disturbances. Residents then walk down a pathway to their private villa entrances. Privacy is complete once inside each compact Wings compound, where the elongated 17.6m x 8m arrangement offers a very spacious and functional living environment; separating the living area, bedroom and bathroom, but keeping them well lit with natural light.
The villa rental and management is professionally-run by The Two Villas Holiday management team, ensuring home owners and visitors consistently receive high standards of service.
Contacts Place & Space Co., Ltd. 100/1000 Moo 5, Rassada, Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0)83 595 5255, +66 (0)76 261999 Fax: +66 (0)76 261541 Email: email@example.com Website: www.twovillas.com
Alanna Yamu overlooks Sapham Bay at Cape Yamu on Phuket’s East Coast. This location is favoured by those wishing to experience a more peaceful and relaxed environment. Cape Yamu has also become synonymous with privacy and luxury and Alanna delivers both.
and a dedicated storage area. The comfortable open floor plan extends to the upper floor sleeping areas. The spacious master bedroom has its own terrace and a stunning resort-style bathroom. The remaining two bedrooms also have ensuite facilities and ample storage space.
From 22 million Baht (€500k).
Design & Construction
With concept, design and project direction by Original Vision and project management by local specialist, the Blue Acre the developers have used the highest quality materials throughout, making Alanna a solid investment for years to come.
Thoughtfully designed to offer a serene tropical island lifestyle, Alanna Yamu was conceptualised by award winning architects, Original Vision. Large, wide frontage, open plan indoor living areas spill onto generous terraces, each with a private infinity swimming pool. To match the exceptional design, Alanna has been built to the highest quality and by careful selection of materials and finishes is proving to require very little maintenance. The overriding principle is quality in design, detailing and construction married with a great sense of space.
About the Developer
Original Blue Island Villas is a joint venture development company created by Original Vision, The Blue Acre and a few like-minded investors, with the goal of developing high quality homes and apartments in Phuket. We pride ourselves in our uncompromising approach to design and our dedication to produce the highest achievable quality in our finished products.
Alanna is a boutique development of only twelve three bedroom duplexes ranging from 324-345 sqm. Each has an open plan lower level incorporating the living, dining, and kitchen areas that seamlessly open onto deep pool terraces. Also at this level are a study, guest bathroom, a generous utility room
Full estate management services are provided by CBRE.
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BANYAN TREE RESIDENCES
Banyan Tree Residences is located at Banyan Tree Phuket Resort within Laguna Phuket. The resort is only a 20 minute drive from Phuket International Airport. Comprising 150 luxurious villas fringing a saltwater lagoon and the sandy beaches of Bangtao Bay, Banyan Tree Phuket has earned the honour of being voted one of the ‘World’s Best Places Stay ’by Conde’ Nast Traveler Gold List. Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts worldwide. At Banyan Tree Residences Phuket, the owners will also receive a complimentary Golf Club Membership at Laguna Phuket Golf Club.
Design & Construction
Banyan Tree is designed with eco-friendly lifestyle homes to lavish and grace your standard of living, imbued with the unique sense of Eastern and Western influence, along with the traditional and contemporary, taking into account the social ties and economic necessities that contribute to the importance of congenial communal living.
Banyan Tree Residences Phuket comprises two-bedroom Pool Villas at USD $1,745,000, to one or two-bedroom DoublePool Villas, which start from USD $2,200,000
Banyan Tree Residences provide an opportunity to invest in your own signature villa, townhouse or apartment in four highly sought-after locations − Bangkok, Bintan, Lijiang and Phuket. Residence owners receive a worry-free lifestyle investment with an annual fixed return of 6% for 6 years, or share of actual room revenue with the potential to provide an appreciated investment in the years to come.
About The Developer
Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Company Limited entered into resort development with the acquisition of the Laguna Phuket site in the early 1980s. The company has gained a reputation as a responsible developer whose interests combine hotels and real estate with an emphasis on quality and environmental protection.
The owners will receive 60 days complimentary use of their property every year and are also entitled to the Exchange Programme and membership to the exclusive Banyan Tree Residence Club, which gives privileges at other
Banyan Tree Residences is managed by Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, a leading international operator in the boutique resort and spa industry, founded in 1994. The Banyan Tree is a renowned Asian brand that is synonymous with prestige and luxury, dedicated to provide highly affluent travelers with premier resort experience and the highest standards of service.
Contacts Banyan Tree Residences 390/1 Moo 1, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0)76 362333 Fax: +66 (0)76 362334-5 Email: email@example.com Website: www.banyantreeresidences.com
An exclusive residential option idyllically situated amidst lush verdant landscaping and only 5 minutes from Bangtao Beach. Laguna Village offers five distinctive waterfront properties: Deluxe Residences, Laguna Residences, Deluxe Townhomes, Laguna Townhomes, Laguna Village Villas, and The Lofts at Laguna Village
Laguna Village features residential properties designed in a Thai contemporary style. Detached homes, semi-detached homes and duplex condominiums are available.
About The Developers
Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Company Limited, an organization internationally recognised by investors and tourists alike as a responsible developer whose interests combine hotels and real estate with an emphasis on quality and environmental protection.
The total area available is from 85 to 1,700 sqm with prices ranging from USD $250,000 to USD $1,800,000.
Villa owners receive complimentary membership to Laguna Phuket Golf Club, plus Residents’ Privilege card to access the facilities of all seven Laguna Phuket hotels and villas. Laguna Village provides resort management and owners also have the option to place their villa into the optional rental pool programme.
Laguna Village’s rental program is managed by Outrigger Enterprises Group, who specialize in the planning, development, management and marketing of full service resort hotels, condominium resorts and vacation ownership resorts throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Contacts Laguna Property Centre, Canal Village 390/1, Moo 1, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Tel: +66 (0)76 362333 Fax: +66 (0)76 362334-5 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.lagunavillage.com
Kata Rocks is located right on the oceanfront of Phuket’s favoured west coast, giving the site stunning, uninterrupted sunset views of the Andaman Sea and picturesque Ko Phu island. The development lies between Phuket’s two best beaches and is a 2-minute walk from one of the finest restaurants on the island. and offer the name Kata Rocks. This also provides a fantastic private lounging area right on the sea to compliment the spacious Club House pool, bistro and sunset bar.
About The Developer
The developer behind Kata Rocks is Richard Pope, who for over 20 years has specialized in developing and managing high-end residential projects in London. In 2010, the Kata Rocks Club Penthouse was named “Best Apartment in the World” by the International Property Awards, and in 2011 was named “Best Apartment in Asia Pacific” for the second consecutive year. The architect is award winning Original Vision and the interiors are designed by celebrity interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE.
34 Sky Villas ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. All have their own infinity swimming pools and completely uninterrupted sunset views. Prices start from 32 million Baht.
Kata Rocks is being developed to the highest standards, incorporating the highest levels of luxury, as a private estate with its own oceanfront residential Club House. Our award-winning Sky Villas are a cross between a villa and an apartment. Much larger than most apartments, all feature their own swimming pools and there is a maximum of three units on each block giving the very intimate feel of a villa. The oceanfront Club House will have its own large swimming pool, a bistro and sunset bar. There will also be a luxury spa and gym along with a quiet reading lounge and business center.
Kata Rocks will be offering a very high level of service to its occupants including a full concierge service, chefs for in-home dining, housekeeping, etc. There will also be fully integrated estate management along with a rental and reservation system run in-house to maximize the returns for those owners who wish to rent out their Sky Villas.
Between the gentle slope of the Kata Rocks site and the sea is an impressive granite platform, which is only accessible through Kata Rocks. On this platform, nature has placed some stunning rock boulders, which make the site unique
Contacts Kata Rocks Co., Ltd Tel: +66 (0)76 284750 Email: email@example.com Website: www.katarocks.com
The site of Anchan Villas has been chosen with care to ensure residents enjoy both the peace and tranquillity of secluded neighbourhood with the convenience and prestige of residing in one of Phuket’s upcoming residential areas, where everything needed for comfortable living is nearby. Anchan Villas are situated in the surrounding neighborhoods of Laguna Village, one of the islands most desirable residential areas. The pristine sands of Bang Tao Beach are near by and Phuket International Airport is just a short drive away. Anchan Villas are well designed only high standard materials are used. Anchan Villas was nominated as “HIGHLY COMMENDED” Best villa Development (Phuket) Thailand Property Awards 2009.
Design & Construction
The luxurious 3 bedroom villas in a tranquil gated community comprise the Anchan Villa neighbourhood, developed by Pearl Island Property Co., Ltd. Anchan Villas was conceived for discerning home owners and property investors who are seeking a second home in the tropics in a secure neighbourhood. Services provided by the project’s management will ensure residents enjoy well maintained common areas and legal assistance in buying a villa. These contemporary stylish homes are built to high international standards using the best possible construction materials and are especially designed for a comfortable and convenient lifestyle in the tropics.
Price start from 19.7 milion Baht.
Nestled in one of Phuket most prestigious residential areas against a dramatic mountainous backdrop are nine uniquely exclusive yet affordable single storey villa style homes, each with their own private pool in a gated community. These contemporary Balinese style villas are an ideal investment as a holiday home in the tropics or a permanent residence that offers both the peace and tranquility of a secluded location, while also being a short distance from a pristine coastline with all the modern amenities nearby.
The Anchan Villas community is managed by an experienced residential management company. Management services extended to residents include legal assistance in ensuring a smooth transition in purchasing and moving into a villa; maintenance of Anchan Villas common areas, including street lighting, gardening, and general repairs, plus 24 hour security. Villa rental management is also offered to home owners who wish to recuperate on their investment by renting out their home while they are away.
Anchan Villas are designed to be specious and airy in an attractive and practical layout. The villa built up area start from 515 to 539 sqm and rest on similarly size plot from 768- 933 sqm. The master bedroom is separated from the main living room. Our standard house plan offer a large swimming pool of 14.5x5 metres and a large wooden terrace which is connected to the living room, master bedroom and the garage. The 2nd and 3rd bedroom are separated for enjoying its own private garden.
Contacts Pearl Island Propery Co., Ltd. Khun Joop Saetiw, Sales Director Mobile: +66 (0)81 797 0552 31/13 Moo. 4, Tambol Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket, 83110 Tel: +66 (0)76 362600-1 Fax: +66 (0)76 362602 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Websites: www.anchanvillas.com
88 LAND & HOUSES PHUKET
88 Land & Houses 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 tourist spots. Easy access to major department stores such as Central Festival, Tesco Lotus, Big C, Index Living Mall and Homepro 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. life at home as here your extraordinary surroundings will transform every day into a perfect holiday with a superbly designed, large and well-appointed home that is designed to feel like a stylish resort, set in a lush and shady tropical oasis and with access to a complete set of modern facilities that is sure to meet your lifestyle requirements.
Three and four bedroom residences with 3 bathrooms, some with family room and study with maid quarters and all having double car space under cover and with living space from 144 sqm to 200 sqm with balconies and landscaped gardens. Each home is beautifully built and decorated with high quality materials.
Prices start from an affordable 5.8 million Baht.
88 Land & Houses is a secluded residential estate, sitting amid vast verdant green gardens where you can breathe in the luxury of pure air. The estate features just 48 beautiful homes in a pleasant and exclusive social environment, supported by the superior standards of service delivered by Land and Houses.
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.
Sprawling communal gardens, featuring and exercise area and children's playground allow you to maintain a healthy as well as enjoy family fun, whilst state-of-the-art, 24 hour security system complete with CCTV and entrance key cards, makes certain that you are safe at all times. Live a luxury resort-style
Contacts 88 Land & Houses Sales Office 88/1 Moo 5, Chaofa Road West, Chalong, Muang, Phuket 83130 Tel: +66 (0)76 521888, +66 (0)76 383888 Fax: +66 (0)76 521555 Email: email@example.com Website: www.lhphuket.com
Karon Butterfly Condominium is located on the hills that surround Karon, only 400 metres from the beach and shopping areas. Within a few minutes, you can reach restaurants, entertainment centres and the beautiful beaches of Patong, Kata and Kata Noi. There are also three golf courses within a short driving distance.
The company can offer to the customer a variety of apartment sizes and prices Flower studio apartment start from 2.4m Baht and Butterfly apartment, from 1 to 2 bedrooms, start from 4.2m Baht.
Karon Butterfly Condominium combines Italian and Thai design, creating a modern style that reflects the best of the two cultures.
one bedroom (some unit in open plan) with garden or balcony. Behind the bedroom is located the bathroom with shower toilet and sink. To access the first and second floor apartments there is a staircase leading to the covered gangway. The flower studio has sea-view or garden-view.
At the end of February 2010, the first phase of the project was completed: Building F with 9 apartments on the ground floor all with exclusive gardens. The first floor units all have a balcony where you have the possibility to install a jacuzzi aromotherapy. The second floor units have, over the balcony, the possibility to have an exclusive roof area. The second phase of the project, Building G where there will be 6 apartments all have the following facilities - 300 sqm swimming pool with jacuzzi, fitness and wellness centre. At the end of January, begining of February 2011, building "G" was completed. In our project, "Karon Butterfly", it was thought to accomplish in building "E", a different type of apartment called "Flower Studio". They are apartments on three levels, from 35 to 57 square metres and consist of a kitchen corner with
About The Designers
The Italian Studio Tecnico Associato Architetti Rubelli e Gussago (segreteria@ architettirubelliegussago.it) has worked together with Thai architects SRYT ikon STUDIO (firstname.lastname@example.org) to design the project. See www. architettirubelliegussago.it for details of other projects undertaken.
Contacts SUER Real Estate Co., Ltd Patak Rd., Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100 Tel/Fax: +66 (0)86 471 3791 Mobile: +66 (0)81 892 0247 Pok 089 973 1863 Email: email@example.com Gianluca 084 923 2953 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.karonbutterfly.com
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DEATH AND SUCCESSION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND
It is advisable for foreign investors in or with assets in the Kingdom of Thailand to plan in advance for death and the treatment of assets in Thailand. According to the Thai Civil and Commercial Code generally the ownership of estate devolves on heirs when a person dies. In Thailand succession may either be intestate (no will was written) or testamentary (a valid will was written). When there is a valid will made by the deceased, which satisfies the validity requirements of Thai law, testamentary succession will take place. Even if there should be a will drafted in another jurisdiction to cover assets in Thailand testamentary succession may be difficult, in practice, as the foreign documentation will need to be translated into Thai language, notarized and approved by authorities in Thailand with further support perhaps necessary through Court approval of the nature of the will made. Statutory Right of Inheritance without valid Will (“Intestate”) If there is no valid will in Thailand, the assets of the deceased person will be distributed among his or her statutory heirs in accordance with the classes of relations as stipulated in the Thai Civil and Commercial Code Articles 1620 and 1629 which are, in order of priority: (1) descendants; (2) parents; (3) brothers and sisters of full blood; (4) brothers and sisters of half blood; (5) grandfathers and grandmothers; (6) uncles and aunts. If there should be a surviving spouse of the deceased person and no heir as specified above, the whole inheritance will devolve to the surviving spouse. If there are heirs as mentioned above and a surviving spouse, the surviving spouse is entitled to the inheritance of the deceased in the class and according to the division as stipulated in Thai law. Last Will in Thailand In the circumstance of “testamentary succession” (a valid will) the testator (the person making the will) decides in his or her will who shall inherit the estate and the corresponding share. The will should detail all assets of the testator in Thailand, such as property, bank accounts and vehicles. Thai law recognizes several forms of wills. In the following we mention the most common forms of will used in Thailand: • One form is that the testator drafts its will in writing, dated at the time of the making of the will and signed by the testator before at least two witnesses. The witnesses are also obliged to sign the will to certify the signature of the testator. • Another form accepted according to Thai Civil and Commercial Code Article 1657 is the so-called “holograph will” wherein the testator in his own hand writes the entire will. In addition, the testator has to affix his signature and the date it was drafted to the will. • The testamentary succession in Thailand will further take place with a will made in a public document as stated in Thai Civil and Commercial Code Article 1658. Therefore the testator must declare to the “Kromakarn Amphoe” and at least two witnesses what dispositions the testator wishes to include in its will. The “Kromakarn Amphoe” must note the declaration of the testator and thereafter read this note before the testator and the witnesses. After that the testator and the witnesses must sign the note. The “Kromakarn Amphoe” shall then affix his signature and seal to the note.
• Another form of a valid will in Thailand is the “secret document” mentioned in Article 1660 of the Thai Civil and Commercial Code. The testator writes the dispositions in a document and dates and signes the document. After closing the document, the testator shall submit it before the “Kromakarn Amphoe” and at least two witnesses and affirm to them that the said document is the will. After that, the “Kromakarn Amphoe” must affix his seal and signature and transcribe a statement into the closed document to the effect that the testator has declared that the said document is the testator’s will. Furthermore the witnesses must sign the document. CONCLUSION It is important to plan for death and in order to do so understand the basic rules of succession in Thailand. Even if foreign wills are generally accepted in Thailand and testamentary succession for the assets of the deceased person in Thailand could take place it is advisable to have a separate will in Thailand to simplify the situation for the family of the deceased. Often in practice, there is a belief that everything will be ‘ok’ if a foreign will exists, but in reality the lives of those left behind can be made difficult for months or even years, sorting out the affairs of the deceased. Please note that this article is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as formal legal advice. Any investor considering investing in the Kingdom of Thailand should seek legal and tax advice prior to expending any significant resources as the information contained herein is of a general nature and may be subject to changes in laws and regulations. The Authors of this article are Sebastian Künz, Senior Associate at Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Phuket) (Sebastian Künz is returning to Germany, and all enquiries can me made to Marcus Scholz marcus@ limcharoen.com) and Khun Pongsak, Associate at Limcharoen Hughes & Glanville (Phuket) firstname.lastname@example.org.
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KATA : A very special home set on a hillside with stunning ocean views. This beautiful property features 5 bedrooms plus 2 study rooms, a therapy room, sauna, purpose-built wine cellar as well as an elevator.
KAMALA : Situated at the water's edge, this spectacular 4-bedroom villa overlooks the breathtaking turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea and features steps to a natural shallow swimming enclave in the sea below.
KATA : Spacious ocean view. 2 bedroom foreign freehold condo in one of Phuket's most soughtafter condo developments, boasting one of the best views on the island. Fully-furnished with excellent rental potential.
Classic Thai Villa
KAMALA : A unique setting on a spectacular headland looking out across the bay. The property is extremely spacious, featuring 4 bedrooms, all boasting exquisite turquoise ocean views, leading out to expansive terraces.
KAMALA : A spacious 2-bedroom foreign freehold condo with sea & mountain views. Offered fully-furnished. Situated in a resort development with good facilities including a large swimming pool, tennis & squash courts, & gym.
SURIN : Nestled against the slopes of Surin overlooking the Andaman, this tastefully furnished, classical Thai villa features a total of 5 bedrooms and beautiful teak-wood vaulted ceilings, floors, and finishings.
KAMALA : This 1-bed foreign freehold condo is located in Kamala village with a full range of modern facilities and is within walking distance of Kamala Beach and local amenities.
BANGTAO : A wonderful 4-bed pool villa set in a private gated community just outside Laguna. The property sits on a spacious 1,200 sqm plot boasting a large back garden that is unique in the development.
SURIN : Beautifully designed 3 bedroom villa located within walking distance to Bangtao Beach. The villa is set on a large 940 sqm plot with spacious pool deck and ample room for outdoor entertaining.
Private Pool Villa
RAWAI : Brand new single-storey pool villa near Rawai Beach with private pool and landscaped garden built to very high standards not normally found in this price range. Furniture package included!
PATONG : A 1-bedroom foreign freehold condo located in the heart of Patong, yet just two minutes from the beach. The cool and chic interior features modern and exciting finishings, stylish lighting and high-end music systems.
BANGTAO : A luxurious 3-bedroom villa located in a very private resort setting with a private swimming pool just steps away from the openstyle living room and bedroom.
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Moon Terraces 2
from 42m THB
from 7.2m THB
KAMALA : Located in a renowned residential area of Kamala. This housing project is set to be completed in April 2012. The building techniques and materials used are new technologies, as such, it is well worth a look at!
WEST COAST : Oceanfront homes with lavishly high-quality finishing at only 5 minutes to town and at half the prices of whats on the west coast! Small beach access and boat mooring available... What more can you want?
NAITHON : Are you looking for a peaceful environment for you and your family? This lakeside development might be just for what you need! 1.8km from Naithon Beach, which is one of the most beautiful on the island. Don't miss out!
from 2.9m THB
Care for a Swing?
from 3.7m THB
Hillside Sea Views
from 2.9m THB
NAIYANG : Set in a peaceful area, this 3 bedroom standard 2 storey home is set on 530 Sqm of land and in close proximity to Nai Yang Beach as well as the airport. A great buy if you are looking for an affordable property!
KATHU : Designed by one of Phuket's most respected architects, this development promises not only clever, eco-friendly architecture but also decorative beauty to rival the wonderful natural surroundings. It's truly refreshing...
PATONG : If Patong is where you want to live then this is where you'd want to sleep! Very conveniently located project by a reputable developer, only minutes to anywhere in Patong. Great rental potential and under construction!
Kata Plaza Condo
from 3.1m THB
Buena Vista Patong
from 18.9m THB
KATA : Here is an opportunity not to be missed! There is a 68 sqm 1 bedroom condo available for sale at only 100 metres from Kata Beach. Unique and at such a convenient location. With a little renovation, it's as good as new!
KAMALA : Conveniently situated within Kamala's hillside yet only walking distance to Kamala Beach, this new investment opportunity offers a fresh new design concept that prioritizes green space and healthy living.
PATONG : Located on the southern hills of Patong and within an established residential compound, this brand new 7 unit development offers great sea views and high luxury at a decent price. Please ask for more information!
PATONG : Located in the biggest mall of bustling Patong, our stands are located at each end of the complex and staff there will be sure to assist you as best they can. Schedule an appointment with them and we will come meet you.
Kata Beach Information Centre
KATA : Located on Kata Beach, our information centre allows you to have all your real estate related questions answered. Computers and Wifi has been made available free of charge, for your convenience.
Central Festival Booth
PHUKET CITY : Do visit us at our information stand in Central (2nd Fl. by the Banks). Our representatives will happily provide you with all the details on what's available and guide you throughout the process of investing here.
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The Heights from 200,000 THB/month
KATA : Luxury penthouse apartment with incomparable views. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a private lap pool. Fully furnished. Available to rent either long term or short term.
The Heights from 100,000 THB/month
KATA : This sea view two-bedroom condo is situated at The Heights in Kata. Its 226 sqm living area includes a large balcony overlooking the shared infinity pool and Kata Bay. Long term or short term lease available.
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from 100,000 THB/month
KATA : This is a fully furnished 2 bedroom apartment (210 sqm) at The Aspasia in Kata with stunning ocean views in all bedrooms. The apartment comes with private car park and has direct beach access.
from 3,500 THB/night
from 500 USD/night
KARON : 1 to 2 bedroom fully furnished apartment available for daily rentals and or long term stay. Facilities include swimming pool, fitness gym and club house. Secured estate.
KALIM : 165.78 sqm, totally built, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fantastic view of Kalim and Patong Beach, the apartment comes with private plunge pool. Fully furnished as well as internet and cable connections available.
SURIN : 3 bedroom pool villa with modern furnishings, located in secured estate and just a few minutes walk to the beach. Long term rental available.
from 500 USD/night
SURIN : Luxury seaview pool villa with complete modern facilites and daily maid service. Villa is also available for long term rentals at an affordable price.
KATHU : The house is quite large having 4 to 6 bedrooms, twin undercover car parking, separate maids room and store room as well as spacious garden and a beautiful view of Loch Palm Golf course.
KATHU : Baan Suan Loch Palm is ideally located on the edge of Loch Palm Golf Club. It's just a few minutes drive to British International School. This is a fully furnished 3 bedroom pool villa. Long tern lease only.
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LAGUNA : Asian modern style villa especially designed for luxury getaways. Close to the beautiful beach of Nai Harn. The villa is built to the highest standards having 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, large swimming pool and sala.
BOAT LAGOON : Modern water front town homes in the popular Boat Lagoon. 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and an office. Each home has a 6 metre private boat berth and also comes with membership to the Boat Club at Boat Lagoon.
BANGTAO : Les Palmares has 14 villas completed and are all residential. Villa number 5 (3 bedrooms) is fully furnished and comes with internet connection, cable TV, washing machine and maid service.
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Ocean View Apartment
KATA BEACH : Luxurious fully furnished one bedroom 85 sqm apartment with stunning ocean views overlooking Kata Beach. Walk to the beach.
ROTAL PHUKET MARINA : This is a truly special 2 bedroom apartment available from the sought after sold out Phase 1 apartments at Royal Phuket Marina, Thailand's only 5-star marina development.
KATA : Very large, light and bright one bedroom condo at The Aspasia for resale. Corner unit with many upgrades and extended living area out to the terrace. Only 100 metres to Kata Beach. Motivated seller.
Stunning Ocean Views
Ocean View Villa
KATA BEACH : One of a kind 3 bedroom duplex penthouse with private rooftop terrace and plunge pool. Fantastic Kata Beach seaviews. Great rental property and now priced to sell with motivated seller.
RAWAI : One of Phuket's best ocean views with this luxuriously appointed 2 bedroom condominium overlooking Chalong Bay and the islands. Ideally located on the 6th floor of a 7 storey building.
SURIN : A beautiful traditional Thai style luxury villa with fabulous ocean views perched high above Surin Beach in an exclusive secure estate. The centerpiece is a deep blue infinity pool offering breathtaking sea views.
The Heights Penthouse
The Heights Resale
The Heights Resale
KATA : A fabulous 420 sqm duplex penthouse unit on the very top row of The Heights development is available for private resale. Incomparable views and comes with the coveted foreign freehold title
KATA : Stunningly beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 220 sqm B unit with the coveted foreign freehold title available for private resale. Fully furnished. Great investment and rental property.
KATA : 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 195 sqm foreign freehold C unit available for private resale. Wonderful ocean views, fully furnished and ready to move right in.
Kata Noi Beachfront
from 4.2m US
KATA NOI : If you like Kata Noi Beach, this 3 level 3 bedroom townhome directly on the beach is perfect. Only 2 remaining units.
NAI THON BEACH : Each of the 19 palatial residences at Istana Phuket is a one-of-a-kind architectural masterpiece strategically nestled on large land plots ranging from 1,550 sqm to 3,527 sqm. Ultimate quality.
CAPE YAMU : This majestic oceanfront villa with private beach sits on a vast 5,000 sqm lot and is an ideal family or holiday home. Nestled on a peninsula on the east coast's most exclusive development at Cape Yamu.
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Land with Staff Housing
from 8,000 THB/night
BANG TAO : Spacious 3 bedroom unit with direct beach access. En-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, and conveniently accessible to resort facilities. Rental program available.
KAMALA (L963) : 3.55 rai site in Kamala with 64 rooms of hotel staff housing and two storage buildings. Suitable for condominium development. Freehold/Nor Sor 3 Kor.
KAMALA : Spacious 3-bedroom condominium with a private swimming pool and spectacular sea views. Located between Kamala and Patong, with easy access to the shopping & nightlife of Patong Beach.
L' Orchidée Village
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PATONG : An exclusive project comprising 4 modern Mediterranean style villas nestled on the hillside and overlooking Phuket Bay. Attractive investment opportunity.
PATONG (H140) : 8-room guesthouse with a massage room and beauty salon on Nanai Road. 244 sqm land size. Freehold/Nor Sor 3 Kor.
KATA : Fully furnished 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom luxury sea-view apartment. Available for short & long-term rental.
KAMALA : Beautifully appointed 2 bedroom apartment, perfect for those looking for a sophisticated but casual tropical living. The unit features a large terrace with stunning ocean views. Great rental potential.
KATA (R070) : 799 sqm commercial space in Kata Gardens project. Ideal for restaurant, bar pavilion, bakery or spa. Freehold/Condominium title.
Royal Phuket Marina from 6,000 THB/night
KOH KAEW : 3-bedroom apartment, offering the ultimate luxury waterfront living. Perfect for romantic getaways or weekends with friends or families.
Sunrise Ocean Villas 1
Sea View Land
14m THB/ rai
AO POR : The absolute beachfront villa, located only 60m. from the beach. Offering a breathtaking panoramic view of Phang Nga Bay. This is the last remaining unit of a 5 villa collection.
NAITHON (L673) : 17.25 rai sea-view land, walking distance to Naithon Beach and located near Pullman Resort & Indigo Hotel. Ideal for a villa development. Freehold/Chanote.
The Estate from 250, 000 THB/month
AO POR : 5-bedroom holiday residence set in a tranquil environment with spectacular sunrise views over Phang Nga Bay from three sides. Ideal for couples & families.
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Peak Season – a time to sell? Think again!
Traditionally high season is a time for tourists and, though there's a possibility a small percentage will decide to buy property while they're here, the simple truth is the serious buyer is already looking now in readiness for the high season. This is why the months leading up to high season are the best time to make a sale; sellers should be aware of this. I've come across many a seller who, having been encouraged by higher levels of interest during these few months has decided to stick out for his asking price on the presumption that he'll receive far more enquiries and a better price once the peak season begins in earnest. Peak season arrives and, instead of receiving more enquiries he's then surprised to find he's getting fewer. I made this incorrect assumption when we first opened for business in September 2005 − and I'm a seasoned real estate agent with over 30 years experience in the business. Admittedly the boom was then in full swing, so sales were flourishing all year round − but even then peak season (around Christmas and New Year) was a quiet time because the people arriving then are mostly tourists looking to have a good time; nothing could be further from their minds than spending a day or two driving around looking at properties. If you buy now you can have full use of the property during high season, be it for your own use and/or to rent out. If you decide
to buy in peak or high season (between January and March) the chances are that, by the time the sale has been concluded (it takes around one month minimum), the high season is over and it might be another few months before you get to use it again. We've noticed, however that things are changing. At one time, when the north western European buyer was predominant, they would have bought to use primarily during November to April but, with the 'Summer' season (June to September) becoming increasingly attractive, and with the increase in numbers of buyers arriving from Australia, during their winter, and the Middle East, during their intensely hot summers, we're noticing more clients buying property to use during what was Phuket’s low season and to rent out during high season − because they live in climates which enjoy their best weather during this time. This is good news for sellers as they're no longer reliant on buyers from Europe, though the latter will most certainly be welcomed with open arms when they do eventually return in numbers. What the emergence of these new buyers has done is to create interest in what used to be the quietest time of the year, immediately after high season, as they want to buy in readiness for Phuket’s summer season. For now we should be grateful that we have a property market that's attractive to the global market all year round, unlike southern Europe or Latin America, which rely almost entirely on buyers from their region, snowbirds from Northern Europe or the USA respectively. As for peak season, do as the tourists do: enjoy it.
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Swinging high up in the trees is not just for monkeys, as now there is this amazing place in Chalong, high up in the trees over Wat Luang Pu Supa where you really can have the adventure of a lifetime. There is fun in this natural envir environment for all ages from young kids to grandparents. With so many different activities to test your skills, there is no sho shortage of thrills, challenges enjoy and sheer excitement to be enjoyed by all ages. Safety is what makes the challenges so enjoyable as you challe know that you are alw always in good hands. The team at Xtrem Aventures Phuket are highly Ave trained and the safet briefings that are given safety before you can set foot on the many different fo challenges, are really impressive. The equipment is imp European of the highest Europea standard and has been highly put together by high skilled French specialists who have installed over 10 adventure parks installe for some of the biggest worldwide names in holiday enjoyment. These are the same certified harnesses, karabiners, pulleys and ropes karabin some of the world’s highest used by climbers on so peaks and the equipme is certified to the most equipment stringent international standards. You can enjoy the thrills without worr worrying about spills. Experience the excitement of swinging through excitem the trees, walking on a tightrope high above the ground, yet in comple safety, riding an aerial complete runway down thro through the trees, climbing across huge nets just like a spider, tree climbing on the highest trees in Asia, flying on a p pulley-way or just bouncing around on the huge net aro playground, with a over 60 different stations to
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Things to Do in Phuket
Phuket has plenty of choices when it comes to places to see and things to do. This month we’d like to offer you a guide to some activities which will give you an insight into Phuket’s cultural side, away from the usual tourist attractions. We hope that this may enhance your holiday experience and nd perhaps persuade you to return in the future.
Loy Krathong Festival
This event is one of the most beautiful and popular festivals in Thailand. It’s traditionally celebrated on the full moon night of the 12th month in the lunar calendar, which usually falls in November. This year it’s is on the evening of the 10th November. During the festival, Thai people will construct a small float from a section of banana tree trunk, decorate it with banana leaves and flowers, and add a candle and three sticks of incense. It is also common practise to include some nail clippings or a few strands of one’s hair, and a small sum of money. The candle and joss-sticks are lit and the krathong is floated away on any open stretch of water. As we’re living on an island, this obviously is likely to be the sea. The belief is that this offering to the gods will take away all the bad luck of the past year and thus bring good fortune in the year to come. If you don’t have a banana tree conveniently to hand, then many small shops will have ready-made offerings on sale for a few baht.
As the sun sets and the moon rises above the horizon the crowds start to gather on all the accessible beaches; food stalls appear from nowhere and a carnival atmosphere prevails.If you are planning to get there by car it’s a good idea to arrive early, as parking can be a problem alongside the popular beaches. On the bigger beaches there may also be organised events like beauty contests, fair games, firework displays and handicraft markets. Many people will also make paper lanterns (called khom loy in Thai) which climb into to the sky powered by the heated air from a candle wired inside. This illuminates the canopy at the same time. The sight of hundreds of these tiny flickering points of light climbing into the night sky makes for a delightfully romantic backdrop to the party. If you’re planning to do this, don’t forget to make a wish at the launch – this is the land where wishes come true. Enough history. Loy Krathong is a lighthearted celebration of the end of the monsoon rains and a great excuse for a party. Enjoy.
Explore the island
There are many companies which offer island tours and these are a convenient and inexpensive way of seeing more of your holiday destination. However, if you have the time, why not rent a motorcycle or car and do a little exploring on your own? Your hotel or tour guide will be able to give you a road map, but you can’t really get lost. This is an island, so if you keep going you’ll eventually get back where you started! Follow the winding coast roads and discover isolated beaches which you can have all to yourself. Head inland and visit small isit farming communities where people still live in till much the same way as they have for hundreds of years. Please remember that you must wear a crash helmet when riding a motorcycle. For those of you who are visiting from Europe or the United he States, please also note that we drive on the left here! Motorcycle rentals start at 150 baht per day and er small jeeps are available from 1000 baht per day. ht If you rent for a week or longer, you may be able to ay negotiate a better rate.
If you haven’t tried water skiing or wakeboarding you’re really missing out on a super fun sport that is not as difficult as you imagine. In Phuket you can have fun all the year round in absolute safety at Phuket Cable Ski near Kathu waterfall. It’s a place for absolute beginners right up to experienced skiers and with really friendly and professional staff it’s so easy to learn. There’s no charge for lessons and you can have a lot of fun at the same time. Take home a new skill and impress your friends! Be sure to bring your camera! Families are most welcome and with a snack bar, showers and changing rooms, there is every facility for a great day out. The friendly Thai staff are all experts in making you feel at home: they speak English and your safety and enjoyment is their aim. Life jackets, which must be worn, are there to fit every size and there is a wide variety of equipment to try - wakeboards, wakeskates, waterskis, kneeboards and trick skis are all available and all are included in the price. If you should even fall in there is even a recovery service to bring you back to the snack bar! For experienced skiers there are ramps, funboxes, kickers and a slide rail. At Phuket Cable Ski & Phuket Wake Boarding you can ski in fresh clean water on the specially designed lake, which is 410 metres long, 110 metres wide and 2 metres deep so when you feel a little hot it’s also a great place to cool off in the water that is fresh from the mountain streams of Kathu waterfall just up
the valley. The whole area is surrounded by palm trees and lush vegetation and it’s a really relaxing place. The skiers are towed by a German-built skidrag, an electric motor powered overhead tow cable stretching all the way round the course that has a pylon at each of the four corners and a cable speed of 28 kilometres per hour. It's ideal for beginners and experienced skiers. The experienced staff are skilled in making sure that you enjoy your experience safely – you are in good hands as the staff have all worked at Phuket Cable Ski between five and ten years and they can encourage and help even the most apprehensive person to feel confident enough to try and enjoy the sport! The snack bar serves Thai and International food including burgers, fish & chips, sandwiches and a large variety of drinks all at very reasonable prices. With free WiFi, it’s a great place to come, have a meal and watch the excitement which is really infectious. With plenty of tables and chairs, it’s a fun place to bring the whole family - kids will have a ball! It is also a perfect venue for corporate fun activities, birthday parties and family events. Prices start from just 750 baht for only one hour, but is reduced dramatically if you come for two hours or more. Rates include safety equipment, ski and board equipment hire. Additionally there are also some serious professional boards for hire. The Cable Ski opens at 9:30 am and closes at dusk. It is not necessary to make an advance booking unless you are coming in a party of 10 or more. The morning is a great time to come especially if you want to try for the first time g g p y y as the staff have more time to help you out – as in the afternoon there tend to be more people there having a g great time!
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What is the difference between heat exhaustion and heatstroke? What should you do if you are bitten by a snake? What should you look for before you sit down to order at a local restaurant?
The answers to those questions, as well as a host of other practical information, can be found in a free community service publication by Phuket International Hospital. The 36-page booklet Your Health in Phuket will be available in English, Scandinavian (Swedish/Danish) and Russian languages, and is aimed at providing Phuket residents and tourists with upto-date and relevant information on staying healthy while visiting or living on our lovely island. The opening paragraph reads like this: As soon as you step off the airplane, you can’t help but notice Phuket’s climate. The air feels hot and sticky. The sun’s rays blast like a furnace, and you begin to sweat. Welcome to the tropics! Adjusting to this warm and humid weather – not to mention Phuket’s exotic flora and fauna – will be crucial in ensuring that your stay here is both comfortable and safe. No matter where in the world you come from, Phuket is not exactly like your home environment, so taking a few extra precautions, being aware of the possible effects of the tropical climate and knowing about the local ropical al kn loca health care system will go a long way in maintaining your health. The ng y m Phuket International Hospital publications contain practical information about beating the heat and the sun, the beach flag warning system, creepy crawlies, eating healthily, getting around the island and about marine sports. Furthermore there are comprehensive sections on health and wellness, including information on spas, alternative treatments, healthcare providers, health checkups, and medical tourism. You will also find a list of emergency numbers, including contact information for the consulates that are represented in Phuket. Of course, the vast majority of activities you engage in will pass without incident, but there are times when health troubles or accidents can bring an unexpected end to the fun. Although some of the potential dangers mentioned in the publications may sound alarming, the information is simply meant to serve as a guide to what could – yet very rarely does
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Phuket International Hospital’s Health Booklets – happen while in Phuket, and to suggest what you could do if facing certain situations. So, what are the differences between heat exhaustion and heat stroke? Symptoms of heat exhaustion include fatigue, headache, nausea, a slight temperature and cold, clammy skin, whereas heatstroke can give headache, weakness, confusion, a fast pulse and flushed skin, as well as this telltale symptom: the absence of sweating. Heatstroke is the most dangerous heat illness and can be fatal if left untreated, so learn to recognize the symptoms and seek immediate medical attention, keeping as cool as possible until help arrives. If you have an unexpected encounter with a snake and get bitten, do NOT cut or suck the venom from the wound. Instead, apply a constrictive bandage to immobilize the limb, keep calm and seek immediate hospital treatment. Possibly you already know what to look for before ordering your meal at a local restaurant, but considering that diarrhea and vomiting are the No.1 symptoms for travellers seeking medical attention in Phuket, perhaps a reminder is in order. In short the advice is: Follow the herd. Restaurants that are busy not only have the best reputation for food quality, but there will be a quicker turnover, so the chance that food has been left out for a long time or reheated is greatly reduced. Restaurants that have passed the Public Health Ministry’s inspection are given a “Clean Food, Good Taste” sign that may be displayed in the shop. The reminders and advice in the 3 different language versions of the health and wellness booklets differ to some extent according to the needs and frequently asked questions from the intended audiences – English speakers, Scandinavians or Russians. However, the basic message
is the same for all nationalities: Should something unexpected happen during your stay in Phuket, keep in mind that the quality of healthcare here is relatively high and the international hospitals on the island are equipped to handle the vast majority of illness or accidents. You can pick up your free copy of Your Health in Phuket at Phuket International Hospital and about 50 other outlets, including restaurants like Two Chef’, Wine Connection, Da Vinci and Les Anges, as well as in major hotels throughout the island.
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