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This is just a few of the reasons why people choose to come to Phuket during low season, and if you’re one of


Publisher Guide Vision Limited Editor in Chief Jormnapa Utuchkul Team Arnat Utuchkul, Nunghatai Cholchawalit, Matthew Pond, Siripong Mukda, Paradorn Promkird, Sirisawan Hemtanon, Wanruedi Duangkoed, Sudarat Kaewkliang, Donlaporn Wandaw, Kotchakorn Limsakul

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• Great deals can be found on not only accommodation but also on flights and more. • Phuket has the best weather during this time, it’s not too hot & it’s not too rainy. • Less visitors in Thailand means your holiday will be more relaxed.


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Low season is also a time when a number of tourists sill love to visit Phuket and there are simple seasons why:

those people, whether it’s your first low season visit, or you’re a low season regular, hopes that enjoy your time on the island.

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lthough each and every year Phuket appears to becoming a more popular year-round holiday destination, in the hotel industry it is officially low season. This is the time when staff at the hotels are permitted to take their well deserved annual leave, some hotels and resort close for renovations, whilst others work around their guests carrying out refurbishments, and Chefs and Food & Beverage managers put their heads together to see what new dishes they can introduce to menus and in some cases introducing completely new menus.

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Auto & Marine 14

Boat Charter Choice A Great Way to Discover the Islands

Arts & Culture 18

Old Phuket Town Festival



A festival of Culture

Beauty & Wellness 22

Sukko Yoga Centre Dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga

Eat & Drink 26

Restaurants to Suite Everyone’s Taste @ Holiday Inn Resort Phuket


Savoey Restaurant A Seafood Showcase Like No Other


The Coffee Club Taking the Island by Storm


‘Oh Aew’ - A Phuket Favourite Dessert

Gladness & Joy 38

Go Eco Phuket Saving Phuket’s Marine Enviroment

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A Great Way to

DISCOVER the Islands


huket is the main connection point to several of Thailand’s southern holiday islands. Have you heard of Phi Phi Island, Coral Island, Racha Island or even Khai Island? Have you heard how beautiful they are? Interested in visiting these islands around Phuket? Feel like spending a day on the beach? Dying to go snorkeling and swimming with small fish? All these things are possible once you’re here on ‘The Pearl of the Andaman”!

Longtail Boat Hiring a longtail Boat is the best way to explore the many hidden beaches and offshore islands around Phuket. You will find longtail boats readily available for hire on most beaches around the Island. These small wooden boats are used to provide a number of marine services, including transporting tourists from beach to beach. They are not very fast and they certainly aren’t what you would call a speedboat, but what they lack in speed they certainly make up for in sound. Longtails are cheaper than renting a speed boat, they may not be as comfortable or as fast but are a must do a least once while in Phuket. The price of the boats tends to change with the seasons and the price will also depend on how well you can barter. It also depends on how far you’re going, how long you’re going for and how many people are in your group. On average a longtail boat will cost around 900 to 2,000 baht depending on your destination. The boats usually carry up to 8 people, and life jackets are usually on board, if you can’t see them just ask the driver if he has life jackets to wear.


Speed Boat If you are looking for a more adventurous experience during your travel, then you should consider a speed boat to make your trip more exciting. These services also offer private programs, making your trip more memorable and attractive. By hiring a speed boat you can be sure your travel around the island is a much better experience. Unfortunately, tour speed boats are usually crowded, as are the locations that the tours go to and the boat operators run their day trips to a very tight schedule, not leaving you with enough time to truly enjoy your day. Chartering your own private speed boat offers you the flexibility to choose that perfect spot for snorkeling and swimming or just chilling on a secluded beach, away from the crowds. Although it’s slightly more expensive than a normal tour, you get better value for money. You travel in smaller groups, visit places when the crowds have left, and often see places where the main tours don’t visit. A search for Phuket Speedboat Charters will turn up many companies providing inter-island charters and services. The Speed Boats carry between 10 - 40 people, depending whether they are 2 or 3 engine. Transfers on-board a tour speedboat are typically between 1,500 to 2,500 baht depending on the destination, whereas speedboat charters to/from Phuket range from 3,000 baht to 60,000 baht depending on the distance you want to travel and also on the size of the boat.

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Phuket’s ferries can carry around 200 - 400 people and the price for a round trip costs around 800 - 2,500 baht depending on destination and season. Please note that during low season, May to October, some ferries stop running so it always best to check prior to arriving at your departure point. It is usually the services which depart later in the day that are affected, so if you plan to catch the early morning ferry you should be OK. It is also advisable to make sure you are happy with the weather conditions and they are suitable for you to travel. It is best to arrange a pick-up from your hotel or resort for around 7:00am - 7:30am, ensuring you arrive at your

Ferry Boat If you are getting ready to go somewhere, one of the most important factors is your resources. Here in Phuket everything is here for you and it really can be very inexpensive. Travel by ferry boats in Phuket is definitely the choice for you if you are looking for a reliable and reasonably priced option when wanting to visit Phuket’s surrounding areas. The exotic Koh Phi Phi is probably one of Phuket’s closest and well-known vacation spots and it is easily accessible by ferry, as is the quieter and lesser know island of Koh Lanta in Krabi. A ferry is definitely the easiest and cheapest way to visit either of these islands. While traveling by ferry, passengers can enjoy sightseeing from the deck or if preferred the air-conditioned cabin. Life vests are always on board for all passengers.


Auto & Marine Boat Charter Choice destination before noon. Afternoon ferries involve a 12:30pm pickup, arriving at your destination at about 15:00.

schedules are easy to follow and the boats generally run on time. There is normally a ferry in the morning and another shortly after midday.

Ferries from Phuket to Phi Phi Daily; 08.30, 10.30, 13.30 and 14.30 departing from the Rassada Pier ferry terminal, Phuket Town.

Where to find boat rentals in Phuket Chalong Pier Sunrise Road starts at Chalong circle and ends at Chalong pier, Phuket’s principal boat anchorage location and the islands largest bay. Most visitors to the south of Phuket depart from Chalong pier. Charters to various places can be arranged from here, and it is the center of the islands yachting and diving businesses.

Rassada Pier Rassada Pier is the main hub to reach the Phi Phi Islands. Besides privately chartered boats, several ferry companies use it as the departure point to get to Phi Phi. The ferry


Ao Por At Ao Por there is a small pier used by longtail boats, speed boats and other tour boats that take tourists out on daytrips to islands in the Phang Nga Bay area.

Rawai Beach Rawai Beach itself is only used to moor fishing boats, long tail boats and speed boats which are used for snorkeling and sightseeing trips to Phuket’s neighboring islands.

Laem Panwa People come here to take boats to outlying islands. The main attraction of Cape Panwa is the tranquility but there is a pier at the southern end of the beach and longtails moor here.

Klong Mudong It is also possible to rent a longtail boat from Klong Mudong. Boats go out to the Phang Nga Bay area.

Art & Culture Old Phuket Town Festival

Old Phuket Town Festival A Festival of Culture


huket has a long history of multiracial culture and there are many examples of this to be found in various spots around the island, and there is one annual event that really brings out the best of the cultures that has made Phuket what it is today.


Art & Culture Old Phuket Town Festival

In celebration of its multicultural roots, Phuket’s first “Old Phuket Town Festival” was organised in 1998. This annual event has grown ever since with cooperation from the Phuket City Municipality, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office, Peranakan Association, Old Town Phuket community and Phuket Old Town Foundation. The festival now provides a well needed boost for Phuket’s heritage and culture. The festival is a celebration of the old Phuket style and is also an educational insight for those who wish to know more about the colonial days of South East Asia.

February, or those who live on the island wishing to know more of its illustrious history and colorful cultural identity. The three-day festival coincides with the island’s Chinese New Year celebrations and sees Thalang, Krabi, Dibuk, Phang-Nga, Thepkrassatri and Phuket Roads turned into walking streets. There is a unique community in Phuket, namely the ‘Baba’, with its own way of life, language, dress and food. The core of this community was formed by early unions between Hokkien tin-miners and Siamese women. This distinctive ‘Baba’ heritage can be seen in Old Phuket Town. The festival also showcases the ‘Baba’ lifestyle with cultural parades, performing arts, live music, handmade goods, classic vehicles as well as traditional costumes, local Phuket foods and lots of fun activities. The festival is one of the most important events for local residents, government offices and private businesses to all join together.

Old Phuket Town Festival is a must-visit event

The special qualities of Old Phuket Town ingrain an extraordinary sense of belonging for those who grew up on the island. This is why the Old Phuket Town Festival is a must-visit event for those travelling through Phuket in


Art & Culture Old Phuket Town Festival

There are three main objectives of the festival: to develop and conserve Phuket’s culture, to promote the area, and to encourage all Phuket residents to contribute to the promotion of the Phuket Old Town.

There are four main streets used for the Old Town Festival, each of which has its own individual theme: Thalang Road features “Stories of the Past”

Thalang Road is known as Phuket’s ‘historical road’ and is located in Phuket City Municipality. It was formerly the trading center of Phuket and most of the houses located along this road were owned by wealthy Phuket people. The houses were built in Sino-Portuguese styles which reflect unique combinations between Chinese and Portuguese architectures. It is also a good example of how much of a multicultural community the island became since native Thais, Chinese, Muslims, Indians, and Europeans started living together peacefully on the same road.


Krabi Road focuses on “Stories of the Present”

Krabi Road in the old town area has the Phuket Thai Hua Museum, originally a Chinese school. It features exhibits about the history of Phuket, concentrating particularly on the role Chinese immigrants played in Phuket’s development. The museum is located at one end of Krabi Road.

Phang-Nga Road is all about “Stories of the Future”

Phang-Nga Road has the On-On Hotel, Phuket’s oldest hotel established in 1929. The other buildings in this area such as the restaurants, banks and shophouses all have original SinoPortuguese architecture.

Dibuk Road has clothes and food made by the Thai Peranakan Association.

Dibuk Road runs directly to the north of Thalang Road and is home to a number of popular eating establishments. This road also features a range of textile and art shops.

Art & Culture Old Phuket Town Festival

During the Old Phuket Town Festival, Thalang Road is closed off to cars and converted into a ‘walking street’, bringing back the ambience of when the old town bustled with pedestrians instead of cars. Entertainment starts at around 3pm daily, and continues through till midnight. On the last day there are worships and prayers performed by devotees at the Hai Leng Ong open space near Dragon Park. So if you’re there and would like to view a different side of Phuket and its traditions, February is the time to head over to Phuket Old Town to catch all the action of the festival. Don’t forget your Camera!


Beauty & Wellness Sukko Yoga Centre

Sukko Yoga Centre

Dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga


ukko Yogo Centre, located at the Sukko Cultural Spa & Wellness, is dedicated to the teachings and lineage of Ashtanga Yoga, a style of yoga founded and popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois, and often promoted as a modern-day form of classical Indian yoga. K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) began his studies with Krishnamacharaya in Mysore, India at the age of 12. He became the leading practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga yoga, which is a set series of poses done in a flowing Vinyasa style. His first western students began to arrive in Mysore in the early 1970s. After Pattabhi Jois died in 2009, his grandson Sharath took over the Ashtanga leadership role, including teaching the many students who continue to flock to Mysore to study with the master and deepen their practices. Ashtanga means “eight limbs� in Sanskrit, referring to the eight limbs of yoga.

The Ashtanga Method The Ashtanga method stresses daily vinyasa flow practice using ujjayi breathing, mula bandha, uddiyana bandha, and drishti.

Ujjayi breathing Ujjayi breathing is a diaphragmatic breath technique, which first fills the lower belly, rises to the lower rib cage, and finally moves into the upper chest and throat. Inhalation and exhalation are both done through


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the nose. The inhalations and exhalations are equal in duration, and are controlled in a manner that causes no distress to the practitioner.

Mula Bandha Mula Bandha is a posture where the body from the anus to the navel is contracted and lifted up and towards the spine.

Uddiyana Bandha Bandha is a term for the “body locks�, Uddiyana Bandha is the abdominal bandha, it involves, after having exhaled all the air out, pulling the abdomen under the rib cage by taking a false inhale while holding the breath and then release the abdomen after a pause.

The intermediate or second series is called Nadi Shodana, meaning nervous system purification. It cleanses and strengthens the nervous system and the subtle energy channels throughout the body. This series is only introduced when the primary series is strong. It follows the same progression (sun salutations, standing, sitting etc.) as the primary series, but introduces new poses and variations. The four advanced series are called Sthira Bhaga, which means divine stability. Pattabhi Jois originally outlined two intensive advanced series, but later subdivided them into four series to make them accessible to more people. These series emphasize difficult arm balances and are only appropriate for extremely advanced students.

Drishti Drishti, or focused gaze, is a means for developing concentrated intention. It relates to the fifth limb of yoga concerning sense withdrawal, as well as the sixth limb relating to concentration.

The Ashtanga Series of Poses There are six different Ashtanga series of poses through which a student progresses at his or her own pace. The first or primary series, called Yoga Chikitsa, which means yoga therapy, realigns the spine, detoxifies the body, and builds strength, flexibility and stamina. The series of about 75 poses takes an hour and a half to two hours to complete, beginning with sun salutations and moving on to standing poses, seated poses, inversions and backbends before relaxation.


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he become in love with it, and for him it was a life changing thing that he wanted to pass on to others. Therefore, he started teaching in his own small studio in Santiago. First he started to teach his friends, and then he started to teach others and he saw how their whole persona started to change, first the diet, then the face and the eyes. It was then that Michael decided he wanted to dedicate his life to Ashtanga Yoga, for him there was nothing else that mattered. Although Michael is classed as teacher he doesn’t see himself as one. For him, there is always something new to learn so he will always see himself as a student and he believes that all yoga teachers see themselves as students, even John Scott who taught him. Michael has tried many forms of yoga but for him Ashtanga is the best. However, he told us that it is

Michael Zunini Ashtanga Yoga teacher of Sukko Yogo Centre

Meet the Teacher Chilean Michael Zunini is the main Ashtanga Yoga teacher of Sukko Yogo Centre. He first started practicing Yoga simply because he wanted to make his body more flexible for when he was participating in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a martial art which Michael performed for more than 10 years. It was 10 years ago, after receiving his very first class in Ashtanga Yoga in New Zealand from John Scott, that Michael became hooked. He spent 1 year with John, who Michael says was his first real inspiration, and he felt there was something very deep and meaningful about the discipline and couldn’t stop wanting to go further with it. He furthered his education in Ashtanga in various locations around the world, and the more he practiced the more


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not until after 6 months of daily practice that people will really begin to see what the real benefits of Ashtanga Yoga are compared to other forms. The classes Michael now teaches at Sukko Yoga Centre are both led and mysore. At led classes, the teacher will lead the class and instructs students in the order of the poses. Mysore classes can only be taken once students know the order of poses very well. Mysore classes are an opportunity for students to practice at their own pace and level of ability, but in the company of other students and with the encouragement and advice of a teacher, as needed. In the Mysore method, the student masters each pose in sequence and is given new poses to work on by their teachers as they become ready. For Michael, Ashtanga Yoga is not just an exercise, it’s a lifestyle!

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It is important to note that both full and new moon days are observed as yoga holidays in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition. These are days to rest from Ashtanga and observe how Mother Nature has both obvious and subtle effects on all living things. Humans are about 70% water and therefore the gravitational forces exerted on us by the relation of the Earth, Sun and Moon create shifts in our energy. Full moon and new moon represent the peaks of such shifts with the full moon building a strong and not so grounded energy while the new moon fosters a very grounded but heavy energy within us.

Sukko Cultural Spa & Wellness 5/10 Moo 3 , Tumbon Vichit, Amphur Muang, Phuket, Thailand 83000 Tel +66 (0) 76 263 222 Fax +66 (0) 76 264 533


Eat & Drink Holiday Inn Restaurants

Restaurants to suit everyone’s taste @ Holiday Inn Resort Phuket

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is a stylish base in the heart of Phuket’s liveliest district Patong. With Phuket being the same as any other area of Thailand, a place taken seriously for its food, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket wants you to get the best of it, and with 4 elegant restaurants at Holiday Inn Phuket, you’re spoiled for choice. With International, Thai, Italian pasta/pizza and a superb Steakhouse all on offer Holiday Inn Resort Phuket has created restaurants to suit everyone’s taste.

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket 52 Thaweewong Road (Beach Road), Patong, Phuket | Tel: +66 (0) 76 370 200 |


Eat & Drink Holiday Inn Restaurants


They say the best things come in small packages, and Sam’s Steaks & Grill is no exception. Tucked away near Holiday Inn Resort Phuket’s lobby area, Sam’s Steak & Grill, with its up market décor, top notch service and versatile menu can easily be compared to some of Europe’s top fine dining restaurants.

The restaurant offers an intimate ambiance; comfortable and relaxing seating and soft lighting all further enhancing the atmosphere. The restaurant also has a dining private room should you want to have a special group event. An extensive air-conditioned walk-in wine cellar is the centre piece of the restaurant, boasting over 100 labels allowing you to explore and identify the perfect wine for every occasion. US and Australian steaks are the star attractions on the menu at Sam’s Steak & Grill, which also features signature dishes such as “Fillet Wellington” and “Classic Chateaubriand”. The menu is further enhanced with a weekly changing selection of chef recommendations.

Terrazzo is Holiday Inn Resort Phuket’s signature restaurant. The Italian word terrazzo translated means terrace and this restaurant is exactly what its name suggests, an open air Italian terrace restaurant. Being located directly opposite Patong beach, Terrazzo allows guests to enjoy the best Italian food amid the breezy hustle and bustle of Patong’s beach life. And as you would expect from an Italian inspired al fresco restaurant, the atmosphere is informal and relaxed and the environment is warm and friendly. Terrazzo’s décor is light with splashes of bold colour through the restaurant. There’s an open kitchen and a wood-fired oven, which means that delicious and appetising aromas drift through the night air and diners can be entertained while waiting for their meals.

The menu features mainly Italian dishes; however, a number of other international dishes are also available.


Eat & Drink Holiday Inn Restaurants

Seabreeze is Holiday Inn Resort Phuket’s all day dining option, opening early in the morning for a sumptuous international breakfast buffet, through light lunches and afternoon snacks and delivering some of the most extensive and great value themed dinner buffet on the island. The a la carte menu served throughout the day and evening is extensive and represents familiar favorites from every corner of the globe. The highlight, however, not to be missed are the wonderful and varied dinner buffets proudly presented every evening by the resort’s Executive Chef and his team. Throughout the week you will find an international grill and carvery, Asian specialties, Thai delights and Mediterranean excess, but be sure not to miss the incredible fresh seafood buffet every Tuesday and Saturday night.

dishes are among the best you will find on the island - whether rice or noodles, fresh Phuket lobster, the eponymous green curry or everyone’s favourite, Tom Yam Goong, you can taste the passion and the pride of the Thai people in every dish served.

Overlooking the beautiful fountains and swimming pool of Holiday Inn Resort Phuket’s Busakorn wing is one of Patong’s most authentic Thai restaurants, Charm Thai. Charm Thai is as authentic as a Thai restaurant can be, from the open-sided Thai sala, the outstanding decor and menu right through to the gentle background music, the staff and the uniforms. At Charm Thai you are guaranteed one thing; you will be delivered a true Thai experience. The Thai Chef and his team work magic to produce beautifully composed and perfectly cooked authentic Thai food served up with genuine Thai warmth and complemented with a great setting. The perennial favorites include ‘Som Tam’ served with soft-shell crab, fish fillet in red coconut curry with kaffir lime and stir fried shrimp with tamarind sauce. The traditional Thai


Eat & Drink Savoey Restaurant


Restaurant A Seafood Showcase Like No Other


avoey Restaurant is one of Phuket’s oldest and most popular seafood restaurants and is one of the largest and best known seafood restaurants not only in Phuket but in the whole of Thailand. It has been said by many of its guests “You cannot miss the Savoey seafood experience if you’re staying in Phuket”, and this claim can be confirmed every single day, regardless of the season. Pass Savoey Restaurant any evening and you will see for yourself the high number of regular and new customers enjoying the Savoey seafood experience. Savoey Restaurant is not easy to miss, especially for those staying in Phuket’s liveliest district Patong, with its location being on the corner of two of Patong’s busiest streets, Soi Bangla and Patong Beach Road. If you do have trouble spotting it just look for the big neon lobster. Savoey Restaurant is a large, open-plan restaurant, where up to 300 guests can enjoy dining can either in the open air or in the restaurant’s


Eat & Drink Savoey Restaurant covered sala area, both of which provide comfortable seating and a casual Andaman Sea ambiance. With Phuket now receiving such a mixed blend of nationalities Savoey make sure they have all bases covered with their extensive menu being available in not only English and Thai but also Korean, Russian and Chinese. And it is from this menu that diners can select from fresh fish, king prawns, crab, mussels, oysters, squid, and Phuket Lobster, all handpicked by the restaurant manager, and prepared in a variety of ways. The most popular choices on the menu toady include chef specials such as Shrimp Pad Thai,

Stir-fried Crab in Yellow Curry Powder, and the latest addition of Fried Mantis Shrimp in Garlic and Salt served with a choice of three dipping sauces, each of which not only taste fantastic but look great when served and that would highly recommend. Savoey Seafood Restaurant opens early but the fresh live seafood does not arrive until after 6pm, but that is no reason to stop you dropping by as they also offer a range Thai, Chinese and International cuisines which is served throughout the day Savoey Restaurant really does feature a fresh seafood showcase like no other on the island. Opening Hours: Daily 10.30 – 24.00 Capacity: Seating for 300


Eat & Drink Savoey Restaurant

Savoey Exclusive Savoey Exclusive is the indoor, air-conditioned eating venue of Savoey Restaurant and offers the same menu. The venue has been designed using a minimalist concept and has been used regularly to host corporate dinners, family reunions and many other large scale celebrations. Savoey Exclusive is the ideal venue for couples who want to enjoy Savoey Restaurant’s delightful cuisine whilst taking in the Patong Beach Road life in a more private environment.


Opening Hours: Daily 10.30 – 24.00 Capacity: Seating for 100

Savoey Restaurant & Savoey Exclusive 136 Thaweewong Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand Phone: +66 76 341 171 Fax: +66 76 340 231 E-mail:


Eat & Drink The Coffee Club

The COFFEE Club Taking the Island by Storm


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& Thai dishes such as The “All-day” Big Breakfast, Gourmet Chicken & avocado sandwich, Caesar Salad with Chicken, Club Nachos and Pad Thai to name a few.

ince opening the doors to their first outlet at Turtle Village, Mai Khao beach, Phuket in 2009, Minor International Group’s The Coffee Club really seem to have taken the island by storm with the recent opening of their fourth branch on the island, and if the enormous popularity of the island’s other three branches is anything to go by The Coffee Club Thailand’s GM Michael Chick’s latest choice of location is defiantly going to be a winner.

Of course the great food and drink are the main highlight of any Coffee Club outlet but we can assure you they wouldn’t be so popular if it weren’t for their relaxing atmosphere, friendly and courteous staff and the free Wi-Fi. Visit any one of Phuket’s The Coffee Club and you see exactly what we mean.

Located directly at the front of Phuket’s newest shopping complex, Banana Walk, on Phuket’s busiest and most popular tourist area Patong Beach, the latest addition to The Coffee Club’s outlets, although smaller than their flagship store at Jungceylon, will certainly be as popular and definitely give the Jungceylon store a run for their money when it comes to profitability. visited the new Banana Walk store the day after opening and was witness to how popular it already was and probably will be in the future. We also saw that it was not only the wide range of drinks on offer that people were coming for, but more so the food menu, which includes The Coffee Club’s most popular International


Patong Beach

- Banana Walk Tel: +66 (0) 76 340 870 - Jungceylon Shopping Complex Tel: +66 (0) 76 292 036

Kata Beach

- Kata Night Plaza Tel: +66 (0) 76 284 081

Mai Khao Beach - Turtle Village Tel: +66 (0) 76 314 035

Italian Cuisine 324/15 Prabaramee Road, Kalim Bay, Patong Phuket 83100, Thailand Tel. 076 618127 Mob. 0872705929 Fax. 076 618130

Eat & Drink Oh Aew

“Oh Aew”

A Phuket Favourite Dessert Phuket has its own unique style of cuisine and both its entrées and desserts combine both local and Chinese cooking styles. International visitors should not miss an opportunity to sample the mouth-watering and unique Phuket desserts. Allow us to share with you our favourite Phuket dessert.

“Oh Aew” What is “Oh Aew?

A sweet iced dessert made of flour, banana, and a little seaweed. But if you ask Phuketians one of the most popular answers you will get is a jelly like dessert but not exactly jelly. “Oh Aew” is made from a mixture of Oh Aew seeds, banana and gelatin. Oh-Aew jelly is softer, stickier and more delicious than normal jelly, possibly because all the ingredients used in its making are natural. There are several ways in which “Oh Aew” is served including with red bean or black grass jelly and ice, or with red syrup on the top. “Oh Aew” is very cheap and you should expect to pay between 10-20 THB for a bowlful. Although saying that, if you’re reading this and you’re not in Phuket you may be disappointed as “Oh Aew” is pretty rare to find outside of Phuket and in Phuket it can only be found in selected roadside stalls and restaurants in Downtown.


Where to eat: • Soi Soon Uthit on Yaowarat Road (near the Dibuk intersection) • Dibuk intersection (inside the Loktian local food centre) • Cham Cha market on Ranong Road (near Lor Rong shrine)

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“Go Eco Phuket” Saving Phuket’s Marine Environment


he underwater world is an attraction that draws thousands upon thousands of tourists to the south of Thailand. Although the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea are both important resources for food production, tourism, and transportation, unfortunately, there are some irresponsible locals and tourists who are prepared to put their waste and garbage in the sea, not only destroying the seas natural beauty but also affecting the sea’s marine life who mistake the garbage for food and eat it. It is now evident that the problem with waste and garbage left in the sea is beginning to affect marine tourism, and due to this, government


agencies, local government organizations, institutes, and diving operators have recently been holding activities which have seen large numbers of people diving to collect the garbage. Go Eco Phuket is one group who is actively involved in marine conservation and is continuously trying to motivate people to participate in activities to help reduce the amount of waste and garbage in the sea. The group is supported by Thai Navy Region 3, Phuket Marine Biological Centre, Phuket Marine Police, Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket Office, Phuket Provincial Administration Organization and

Gladness & Joy Go Eco Phuket around 120 private businesses. It is Go Eco Phuket’s aim to connect conservation and tourism to build a community of divers enthusiastic and passionate about protecting our ocean.

Dive Against Debris Phuket’s first ‘Dive Against Debris’ event was held on September 30th 2012 as part of the worldwide September’s Debris Month of Action, and it saw 13 dive boats and over 650 divers and beach cleaners take part in the biggest

Dive Against Debris event in the world. At the end of the event, an incredible 15 tons of debris was removed, this was made up of fishing nets (one of which alone weighed 4.5 tonnes), plastic & glass bottles, steel cord and many other items! After the event, the divers and Phuket community partied the night away at a sponsored event which saw famous local and national Thai bands drop in to show their support. $4,000 was raised, along with a generous donation of 30,000THB, for future Go Eco Phuket activities as well.


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It was an amazing effort and many of Phuket’s media covered the event to help raise awareness of the importance of caring for the marine environment, as well highlighting the great work divers do cleaning up the waters they care so much about. Go Eco Phuket aim to continue with regular Dive Against Debris surveys as part of their local actions and if you’re interested in joining and supporting them or for further information about them check them out at or

The origin of Go Eco Phuket Mr. Jirayu Naragoonphitak is one of the coordinators of Go Eco Phuket and he told more about how the group started and their mission.

Mr. Jirayu Naragoonphitak Coordinator of Go Eco Phuket


“Phuket is surrounded by 37 small islands which are all open for reef diving and are part of what makes Phuket a world class tourist destination. However, the amount of waste that is now being dropped in the sea has started to affect Phuket’s marine tourism industry. Go Eco Phuket was set up, with assistance from government agencies, local government organizations, institutes, and diving operators, to start projects that would see some of this

Gladness & Joy Go Eco Phuket waste taken out of the sea. It was also set up to share our concerns about critical issues facing the underwater world and to promote sustainable tourism.” “Go Eco Phuket and all of its members want to connect conservation and tourism to build a community of divers enthusiastic and passionate about protecting our ocean. We want to continue to work together as a community: diving businesses, local businesses and government authorities, by holding activities that draw attention to our ocean’s silent killer. We are already starting to see impressive results; however, it’s important that we

continue to educate and motivate people and to make sure we have the support of the media to assist with the promoting of our projects. Not only that, we need to make sure that we can spread our knowledge onto the next generations, this is the most important group as they will be our society’s future. “So far our group has received great support from those who it needs it from and we appreciate the contributions that all of the people have put into our projects and who have helped them to happen” said Mr.Jirayu.

Our View - Go Eco Phuket Volunteers

Worathep Thongyoun I have worked in a tour company, associated with Phuket’s tourism industry, for over 10 years and am lucky enough to have boats that bring tourists to the surrounding islands. One of the biggest changes I have seen in this time is how much waste is in the sea. Sometimes we also see large piles of rubbish washed up to the shores of the islands. I am concerned that if our tourists see this they will want to come back again. This is what motivated me to join the group Go Eco Phuket and to participate in bringing back the island’s natural beauty. Personally, I feel very proud to be taking care of Phuket’s sea.”

Pathitta Sa-Nguannam

Natee Naweewong

I’m a housewife and have children who are growing up on Phuket Island; I think that we are lucky to be able to live here because the nature is beautiful and it’s a really delightful place. However, I do feel the trash which is both on the land and in the sea more, and we see more of every day, makes the place less appealing. When we heard about Go Eco Phuket we did not hesitate to join because it is my desire that my children grow up close to a beautiful sea all their life.”

“Most of Phuket’s revenue comes from tourism and it is the duty of everyone to take care of nature. I am working in the hotel industry and I can see the number of visitors who stay here is becoming less. In my spare time I join Go Eco Phuket and help with their projects. It is a great group who have some really good projects in helping with the cleanliness of Phuket’s sea.”


Hotels & Resorts The Shop-House Hotels of Phuket Old Town

Shop-House The

Hotels of Phuket

Old Town “Sino-Portuguese” style architecture was first introduced to Phuket in the early 20th century. It was tin magnate and first Hokkien Governor of Phuket Khaw Sim Bee Na Ranong, later given the royal title of Phraya Rasada Nupradit, who was instrumental in not only introducing this style of architecture to the island but also in bringing about the development of Phuket town, adding new roads and even enticing the Chartered Bank to open in Phuket.


At the time many Chinese migrants came to Phuket seeking to make their fortunes from Phuket’s lucrative tin mining industry and with them came their Hokkien culture and language. Many of these migrants gained mine concessions and made fortunes from the industry. Some built huge mansions, whilst others set up shops-houses along in Thalang Road, what was at the time Old Phuket’s main commercial centre, and adjoining streets such as Soi Romanee. It was these buildings that were built using Sino-Portuguese style architecture.

Hotels & Resorts The Shop-House Hotels of Phuket Old Town

Shop-houses - Tiam choo Shop-houses are usually found built in rows, giving rise to the Hokkien Chinese term tiam choo, meaning a row of shop-houses. The shop-houses were originally used as a place for a family to both live and do business, using the front of the building for trading and the remainder, including the upper floor, as a private home.

Because street side space was at a premium, the shop-houses in all the rows were always very thin being only 5 meters wide, however, what they lacked in width they certainly made up for in depth with most being as long as 50 meters. Across the front of each of the shop-houses are covered arcades or arched colonnades,

The Rommanee Boutique Gesthouse known as five-foot walkways or ngoh kaa kee in Hokkien dialect, these arcades which join the shops together provide shade from the sun and shelter from the rain to the public.

The Rommanee Boutique Gesthouse

All the shop-houses are roofed with clay brick tiles called Indian Profile. The door and window frames are decorated with Chinese fretwork designs. Two or three large and high window panes are normally built on the upper floor with distinctive designs mostly influenced by classical European architectures from the Classic Era (400 BC) to Art Dacor Era (1920-1939), Chinese and Indian arts together with Thai traditional art patterns. It is this perfect blend of different architectural styles and decoration patterns that gives stunning views to visitors.


Hotels & Resorts The Shop-House Hotels of Phuket Old Town

“Thalang Road”

“Soi Romanee”

As mentioned earlier, Thalang Road was at one time Phuket’s main commercial centre and it is therefore seen as an important road in Phuket’s history.

As with Thalang Road, Soi Romanee is also the site of a number of old “Sino-Portuguese” shop-houses and the name “Soi Romanee” conveyed great pleasure to those here during the booming mining era; its shop-houses were the nightclubs and bars for the miners. A number of the shop-houses have been restored back to their original glory but are now home to coffee shops or gift shops, whilst some are still used as purely for living. It is very clear that although the lifestyles of the people who live in these shop-houses may have changed dramatically since they were built; it has certainly not affected the architecture of Soi Romanee.

It is along both sides of Thalang Road that you can still find some of the finest examples of “Sino-Portuguese” architecture. Many of the shop-houses and arcades are just as they were in the past and the Chinese fretwork designs still feature on the front doors. In the past year, in an to attempt to neaten up the roads of Phuket Old Town such as Thalang Road and make them more slightly, all the cables which could previously not be missed have now been put underground and the rows of shop-houses are now free from the unsightly wire clutter and have really neatened the locations up. The districts municipality office also campaigns for owners of the more unkempt shophouses in the area to make an attempt to restore the beautiful buildings back to how they were in the past and to help make the whole length of Thalang Road a charming pedestrian street as it once was.

The Rommanee Boutique Gesthouse


The lively new colours used on the exteriors of the shop-houses of Soi Romanee really give them an amazingly pleasant look, and this is why to many Soi Romanee is regarded as the most beautiful and romantic road in Phuket town.

Hotels & Resorts The Shop-House Hotels of Phuket Old Town

Same buildings, different industry When the tin industry began to decline, a descendent of Khaw Sim Bee Na Ranong decided to expand Phuket’s opportunities and branched out into tourism opening the Pearl Hotel in Phuket Town in 1976. The Phuket Tourism Association was also formed to press the government and the Tourism Authority of Thailand to promote the island as a new travel destination. By the 1980s, Phuket was promoted internationally and the government expanded the airport, improved road infrastructure, established international communication links, and made the island resort much easier to get to. Once Phuket’s tourism boom was well underway a small number of the owners of the Sino-Portuguese shop houses gave their crumbling buildings a new lease of life turning them into guesthouses which boast all the necessary modern amenities.

99 Oldtown Boutique Guesthouse

99 Oldtown Boutique Guesthouse 99 Thalang Rd., Talad Yai, Amphur Muang, Phuket, Thailand 83000 99 Oldtown Boutique Guesthouse is a popular choice amongst travelers in Phuket, whether exploring or just passing through, and it has everything you need for a comfortable stay. There are a total of 15 rooms each decorated with white and dark oak colors giving them a very warm atmosphere. All rooms are equipped with full modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, hot water shower and air conditioning. 99 Oldtown Boutique Guesthouse is perfect and ideal for those who love and have a passion for Old Phuket. Once you have used 99 Oldtown Boutique Guesthouse, you will certainly be back!

Phuket 346 15 Soi Rommanee, Thalang Rd., Amphur Muang, Phuket, Thailand 83000

Phuket 346

This once crumbling Sino-Portuguese shop-house has been given a new lease of life, but still showcases original features such as the water well. The feel is residential, youthful yet cultured, and decidedly non-mainstream. Phuket 346 offers only 4 non-smoking, simply furnished yet stylish rooms. Every room has high ceilings with wall art decoration. They are equipped with air conditioning, a cable TV and an en suite bathroom. The guesthouse offers the convenience of a tour desk and free Wi-Fi, which is available throughout the guest house.

The usage of the ground floor space as a bar, café and contemporary art gallery can also be seen as a nod to acknowledge the bohemian origins of Soi Romanee.


Hotels & Resorts Phuket Hotel News Update

Phuket Hotel News Update People on the Move Angsana Laguna Phuket Welcomes New Area Director of Sales & Marketing

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Appoints New Director of CSR Protecting Mai Khao Beach’s natural environment and serving the local community have always been important to JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa. These are key elements of the resort’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program, a program which is now seeing increased attention and with plans to add more activities. Heading up the increased focus on CSR is Sean Panton in the newly created role of Director of Corporate Social Responsibility. Reporting directly to the General Manager, Sean is responsible for the development of internal and external community and environmental programs and initiatives, which are designed to complement the resort’s commitment to the Marriott International Sustainability plan of best global practices.

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

It is with great pleasure that Banyan Tree Group announces the appointment of Ms. Heather Cornish to the position of Area Director of Sales & Marketing of the Group’s two Phuket resorts, Banyan Tree and Angsana Laguna Phuket. Ms. Cornish brings with her over 20 years’ Asia Pacific experience with leading global brands across the tourism, airline, consumer goods and hospitality sectors. Her last post before joining Banyan Tree Group was Head of Global Brand Management - Resorts at the Intercontinental Hotels Group Asia Pacific. She shall be overseeing all Sales & Marketing functions of Banyan Tree Phuket & Angsana Laguna Phuket, reporting to the General Manager of both hotels.

Angsana Laguna Phuket 10 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Road, Phuket 83110, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 324 101 Fax: +66 (0) 76 324 108 Website:

231 Moo 3 Mai Khao,Talang, Phuket, 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 338 000 Fax: +66 (0) 76 348 348

Accommodation The Exclusive Bourgogne Suite at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale Set in exclusive surroundings adjacent to Villa Royale, the new one of a kind 115sqm Bourgogne suite at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale offers privacy, tranquillity and seclusion. The suite features a Jacuzzi bathtub and separate shower room and 2 bathrooms. There is also a kitchenette with an espresso maker. The living room and bedroom share an open floor, and feature a large optional divider. A winding path leads you through mature gardens to the sun decks situated on the rocks at the water’s edge, where guests can enjoy unmatched panoramic sea views.

Mom Tri’s Villa Royale 12 Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi, Phuket Tel: +66 (0) 76 333 568 Email: Website:


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Food & Beverage


The Sushi Bar - The Latest Outlet from Twinpalms The Sushi Bar, located at Bake Cherngtalay, is the latest outlet run by innovative Twinpalms and is one of Phuket’s newest best kept secrets serving cutting edge Japanese cuisine. Fresh sushi is served in deliciously sized portions and an array of authentic Japanese specialties is complemented by a wide range of Chilled Drinks including Sake and Asahi Super Dry Beer. The restaurant’s skillful master chef demands tireless attention to detail, obsessed with the impeccable standards of his art he uses only the best and well-sourced ingredients. The Sushi Bar honors the traditions of Japanese culinary art by upholding the principles of high quality and the freshest fish for exacting sushi standards. The Sushi bar is open daily from noon - 22.00 hrs.

Opening Promotion at Holiday Inn Express Phuket, Patong Beach Central To celebrate its launch, Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central is offering guests a special opening rate from THB1,999++ per night for stays from now till 31 October 2013. Rate is inclusive of free breakfast and free high-speed Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel. For reservation, please visit


Holiday Inn Express Phuket, Patong Beach Central

58 Lagoon Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket Tel: +66 (0) 76 325 674

Health & Wellness

8 Hatpatong, Patong Beach, Phuket, 83150, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 360 000 Fax: +66 (0) 76 360 050

Blood Type Therapy at Cool Spa (Sri panwa) This form of natural therapy targets deep into the body’s immune system and the energy channels within. Each treatment is specifically designed to match your blood group in order to ensure the therapy is appropriate for one’s body balance. Delivered by professionally trained therapist, this program is designed for those seeking a new experience and discovery of how our blood type is associated with our well being. Formulated with high-grade concentrated botanical extracts, vitamins and natural essential oils, each blood group’s product blend is specially designed to match the personality traits that correspond to each blood type. Cool Spa operates from 10am - 9pm daily

Cool Spa (Sri panwa) 88 moo 8, Sakdidej Road, Vichit, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 371 000 Fax: +66 (0) 76 371 004 Email: Website:


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hanyapura Sports and Leisure Club (TSLC) is a unique international leading-edge sports and leisure destination where world class sporting facilities meet the highest level of professional training, an integrated health centre and a world of recreation, including Thanyapura Spa, restaurant, bakery and bar, kids club and retail shops. TSLC is for everyone from the finest professional and amateur athletes to Phuket residents and tourists, who are active, want to keep fit, be happy and healthy.

Thanyapura’s world-class Olympic-standard Aquatics Center Discover an Olympic-standard outdoor temperature-controlled 8 lane 50m pool, 3m deep in its entirety and with a full Daktronics electronic timing system, and also an 8 lane 25m pool, both with the latest ozone filtration system. There are also toddlers’ and children’s pool and play area. Programmes include swimming classes, competitive swimming and coaching for triathlons, lifesaving and water polo as well as lifeguard and first-aid courses in Thai, English and French. Aquatics Academy: The Academy offers a variety of programmes for people of all ages and levels, as well as customised coaching from their team of instructors with over 40 years of coaching experience from the National level all the way up to World Championship level. The programmes ranges from aqua aerobics and recreational


Play & Show Swim in Paradise lap swimming to competitive swimming and coaching for a range of sports including triathlon, surf lifesaving and water polo. First Aid and Lifeguard courses are also offered through their training centre.

Aquatics Facility Highlights • 50-metre Olympic competition standard swimming pool, 3 metres deep in its entirety and temperature controlled. • Adjacent 25-metre lap pool • Daktronics timing system • Underwater viewing gallery for video analysis (50 - metre pool only) • Highly qualified and experienced swim coaches for swim specific training • Swimming and Water Polo Equipment Available • Water Polo, Synchronized Swimming and Triathlon

Swim Lessons and Training Learn to Swim Learning to swim is a valuable life skill. Lessons are available for babies, children and adults, providing a wide range of skills to ensure you are safe and have confidence in the water and develop the correct swimming technique. Silverfinz Join their competitive swimming team with coaches who provide an environment where young swimmers of 5-18 years old learn, train and are motivated to achieve their ultimate potential. Team spirit, sportsmanship, goal setting, enjoyment and striving for success in training and in competition are important values of the team. Adult Swimming Improve your fitness and swimming technique with our fun, dynamic and challenging adult masters and triathlon daily group swim sessions. Sessions are available all year round for swimmers of all abilities. Private Lessons Learn to swim, improve your technique or find the performance edge with their team of experienced coaches in an individual or small group setting.


Pieter Van Den Hoogenband (3 Times Olympic Champion)

“Thanyapura Aquatics Center’s high performance is amazing and better than any other facility around the world that I have seen as Team Manager. The attention to detail is phenomenal and perfect for any swimming team whether they are juniors or Olympic champions.”

THANYAPURA SPORTS & LEISURE CLUB 120/1 Moo 7 Thepkasattri Rd., Thepkasattri, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 76 336 000 Fax: +66 (0) 76 336 069 Email:


Property & Home Décor Buying Land in Phuket


Land in Phuket


huket land covers a vast lush tropical, hilly landscape that offers some convenient locations, some private, some with sea views, or some with both. Many permanent residents prefer to stay east of the hill range that separates the lovely West Coast from the rest of the island where all the commercial activity is. They have the advantage of easy access to Phuket town, shopping malls and facilities, and also a less crowded neighbourhood. The Chalong area in particular is favoured by locals, while places like the Kathu hillsides are a nice place for more up market secluded villas. Land in Phuket and Thailand is always measured in tarang wa or rai. A wa is 2m in length and a tarang is ‘squared’, therefore 4m2 = a tarang wa, and there are


400 wa in a rai. A rai therefore is 1,600m2 and can also be split up into 4 ngan (of 100 wa each). Typically, a villa will occupy about 150 to 200 tarang wa. Thais prefer to spend most of their budget on the building and will therefore build a modest home on 100 tarang wa or less, but it’s not uncommon to develop on a whole rai with a nice tropical garden, depending on the area. has been collecting the prices of land in different areas of Phuket and we give you all the details in the following article. Also, for foreigners who may be interested in purchasing land, purchasing a private property or land for real estate construction, we give you the rules and regulations that apply when acquiring land.

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Estimated Phuket


1. Laguna Phuket 35,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 2. Sai Taan Villa 35,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 3. Supalai Hill Village 30,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 4. Sinsukthani Village 28,500 Baht / Tarang Wa 5. Baan Vijit Village 28,500 Baht / Tarang Wa 6. Permsap Villa 28,500 Baht / Tarang Wa 7. Supalai Gardenview Village 27,500 Baht / Tarang Wa 8. Sujika Village 26,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 9. Baan Rim Tarn Village 26,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 10.Phuket Grand View Village 26,000 Baht / Tarang Wa

2012 - 2015

by Thailand Treasury Department

Thalang AMPHuR MuANg (INSIDE PHukET CITY) 1. Rasada Road 140,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 2. Phang-Nga Road 87,500 - 140,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 3. Ranong Road 71,500 - 140,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 4. Yaowarat Road 60,500 - 140,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 5. Montri Road 60,000 - 100,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 6. Bangkok Road 64,000 - 85,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 7. Takua Pa Road 81,500 Baht / Tarang Wa 8. Dibuk Road 81,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 9. Thalang Road 81,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 10. Krabi Road 53,500 - 81,000 Baht / Tarang Wa

Kathu AMPHuR kATHu 1. Taweewong Road 80,500 - 150,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 2. Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road 80,500 - 130,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 3. The Royal Place 77,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 4. Billion Plaza 77,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 5. Bypass Square 77,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 6. Land located on highway no.4029 (Prabaramee) 21,500 - 62,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 7. Land located on highway no.4233 (KamalaPatong) 15,000 - 62,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 8. Pisirkoranee Road 55,500 Baht / Tarang Wa 9. Phuket Country Club 49,500 Baht / Tarang Wa 10.Sirirat Road 49,000 Baht / Tarang Wa


AMPHuR MuANg (OuTSIDE PHukET CITY) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

The Beach Center 94,500 Baht / Tarang Wa Kasemsub Village 90,500 Baht / Tarang Wa Suksun Place Village 85,000 Baht / Tarang Wa Land located on highway no.4233 69,000 Baht / Tarang Wa Land located on highway no.4028 (Patak) 69,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 6. Ket Kwan Road 57,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 7. Thepthanee Village 55,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 8. Platinum Resident Villa 54,000 Baht / Tarang Wa 9. Samakkhi Village 53,500 Baht / Tarang Wa 10.Sirintra Village 53,000 Baht / Tarang Wa


Property & Home DĂŠcor Buying Land in Phuket

Are foreigners allowed to buy land in Phuket? Thai law generally prohibits foreigners from owning freehold land in Thailand. However, there are various exceptions in the law regarding this issue. There are also other methods available for acquiring valid and legal rights to land in Phuket that do not amount to outright ownership. What are the different ways of acquiring land rights or purchasing property in Phuket?




A foreigner may own land in Phuket in the name of Thai company (at least 51% of shares are Thai and 49% are foreign). This can be done as a Thai Limited Company or a registered Thai Partnership. The most common form of company registered in Thailand is the Thai Limited Company. If a company is going to support a work permit application, two million baht capital is required for each work permit.

A foreigner, who invests a minimum of at least one million Baht in Thailand for no minimum prescribed period of time, is entitled to buy up to 20 Rai of land for residential purposes for employees. However, they can only purchase 10 Rai for executives and directors of the Company. In addition, it should be noted that although it may be permissible to own up to 10 or 20 Rai, this depends on how large or small your company is and the

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activities involved, which will then ultimately be up to the discretion of the Board of Investment. The land bought also has to be located in the same area where the Company is located. The Board of Investment may also grant permission to the applying company to own land if it will be used for an activity promoted by the Board of Investment; however, this must not exceed 5 rai, must be owned by a foreign company, and also deal with the requested activity. Please also bear in mind that permission from the Ministry of Interior must be obtained before any such grant.

MARRIED TO A THAI NATIONAl The Thai property law was amended to allow a foreigner with a Thai spouse to legally own land in Thailand. Nevertheless, the land must still be registered at the land office in the name of the Thai national. The foreigner must also sign a declaration stating that the funds used in the purchase of such land were with the funds of the Thai National and not of the foreigner.

lEASE Leasing is one option for a foreigner to acquire land. The foreigner in essence leases the land or house from whoever is named as owner of the land, namely the Thai national. The maximum duration of a lease under Thai property law is 30 years, with a possibility to renew again if agreed by the lessor. However, renewal periods are not effective in a contract and would more than likely be unenforceable. This is the least complicated option

for a foreigner to have a right of usage of land. A land leased over three years must be registered at the Land Department in order for it to be legally enforceable.

STRuCTuRED OwNERSHIP A company or the Thai spouse of a foreigner may grant a ‘Right of Superficies’ in favor of the foreigner, giving him the right to personally own all constructions situated on the land. By using this possibility, a foreign individual can be registered as the owner of a house without owning the land. The ‘Right of Superficies’ can be conceded for a period of 30 years and can be renewed for another 30 years (but not automatically). It must also be noted that although a superficies may be registered, this is still upon the discretion of the Land Officer at each Land Office.

Before buying land, an essential step in the process is to conduct a Title Search. Since there are different levels of land title deeds, it is recommended to verify with the Land Department the type of title deed of the land which you are interested in acquiring and its legality. This step would provide more information about the land; for instance, whether it is under any obligation and also whether it is a freehold title or not. It is strongly recommended to contact a Lawyer or Solicitor to provide you with such information retrievable from the land department. However, before any such title search can be performed, a copy of the title deed must be presented.


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Buyer Tips • Power poles cost 3,000 THB each and have to be paid for by the land owner if the land is not on a government road. They need to be spaced out at intervals of no more than 30 meters. Wiring is extra. • When you view land, make sure you are shown all the borders. Ask to see a copy of the title deed and get the estate agent to walk you around the perimeter. Ask to see things such as gullies, rock features, big trees etc and try to visualise a house built into the landscape. If you cannot do this then get somebody to do it for you. • Only buy land if the title deed is of the type Nor Sor Sam, Nor Sor Sam Gor or Chanote. • Avoid negotiating with the owner directly; let your lawyer and the real estate company handle this. They will understand the cultural pitfalls of dealing with the local people. • Do not, under any circumstances, buy land with a Por Bor Tor Ha, or Sor Kor Nung title. It is illegal to build on land without the preferred titles, ownership is near impossible to achieve and border disputes will ruin your life. Reference Information: Property-Report. com, Siam-Legal, Thailand Laws Forum, Thailand Treasury Department


33/7-9 Vichitsongkram Rd., Talad Nua, Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 (0) 81 892 2807, +66 (0) 86 662 7766, +66 (0) 76 219 406 Email: Website:

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A hand carved red jade sculpture set on a copper coloured stainless steel base. Handmade by a Thai designer.

DECORATIVE CERAMIC BOWL This one of a kind ceramic bowl has been handmade and formed This beautiful porcelain bowl does double duty. Hang it on the wall, it becomes a work of art on the table it serves food magnificently. Use it as a beautiful fruit bowl.

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ABSTRACT METAL WALL MIRROR This beautiful hanging mirror will beautify any room. The frame is handcrafted, breathtaking in designs & an instant eye catcher.

CERAMIC VASE This handmade brown and white vase is crafted of ceramic and acts as a simple accessory piece to existing décor. Place anywhere in your home for visual interest.

PETRIFIED WOOD CANDLE HOLDER Bring a unique piece of nature into your home with this beautiful hand carved petrified wood candle holder.

GLASS TEARDROP TEA LIGHT HOLDER These are very attractive retro items, an ornate brushed steel base with a delicate glass shade which features gold leaf mosaic design.

STONE TOPPED TABLES Wood & stone make up this table’s simple, modern design. With a distinctive granite stone top, and a wooden base, these tables are a true reflection of natural beauty.

LEATHER & STAINLESS STEEL CHAIR This modern leather chair has a steel frame of dependable sturdiness with a high-shine chrome finish. The chair is ideal for a waiting room or office, but is versatile enough to be used in a variety of settings.


Property & Home DĂŠcor Sacred items

Sacred items

of the Chinese Hokkien


huket has been home to the Chinese Hokkien for many years, and it is important for them to be able to worship their ancestors and more importantly their gods. It is because of this that there are a large number of Chinese shrines to be found around the island. These shrines are sacred to those of Chinese descent and it is here where they come to worship gods such as Guan Au and Guan Yin. Because of their belief about these sacred gods, a number of shops in Phuket also sell statues where those who desire can purchase them and worship them at home.

Pu Ri Sangkapan (J.Hong) One such shop is Pu Ri Sangkapan (J.Hong) located on Ranong Rd in Phuket Town. This shop has been open for over 18 years and sells both Chinese and Thai Buddha statues. Shop owner Khun Tong says that an increasing number of Phuket people

Khun Tong want to worship the gods and this can be seen from the sale of incense and candles which are sold in large number at all the stores every day. Most people will worship the gods in the morning and evening. However, during the time of Phuket’s Vegetarian Festival statues of the gods, of which there are a great number which vary in price, will see a large increase in sales due to there being a number of sacred ceremonies about them throughout the festival. Those interested can visit the store and ask Khun Tong for advice.


Property & Home DĂŠcor Sacred items

Tip Pa Ya khun Another popular store is located very close to the Jui Tui shrine and is named Tip Pa Ya Khun. The store sells a large range of Thai and imported Chinese, Thai and Indian statues, all of which will please those seeking such items. Due to its location, the best sellers here are the Chinese Buddha statues. A large number of visitors to the shrine purchase the statues to take back home to worship, especially the statues of Guan Au and Guan Yin. Once again, during the Vegetarian Festival sales increase dramatically. 98/2 Ranong Rd, Talad Nuea, Muang, Phuket (close to Jui Tui shrine)

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Property & Home Décor Phuket Property News Update

Burasiri Koh Kaew Sansiri has recently launched its first up market resort-style detached home development in Phuket ‘Burasiri Koh Kaew’, superbly located in Koh Kaew opposite the British International School. The project responds to desires of both business owners and young families alike, who prefer an urban lifestyle yet enjoy living close to natural surroundings, and wish to enjoy a private home. The project comprises of 156 two-storey single detached homes in two home types: BuraRata offers a living area of 149 sq.m featuring 3, bedrooms 3 bathrooms, living room, dining corner, cooking preparation zone, Thai kitchen area and parking for 2 cars;. The larger BuraBulkit offers a living area of 178 sq.m with 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, relaxation room (upper floor), living room, dining corner, cooking preparation zone, Thai kitchen area and also a parking for 2 cars. The common area is thoughtfully designed with residents’ benefits in mind and includes Strip Park areas allowing 24-hour fresh air exercise,


a large clubhouse with swimming pools (including one kid’s pool) and a fitness centre, plus 24-hour security system with CCTV together with a double gate and card access system at the project entrance to provide security and peace of mind. Mr. Suriya Wannabuit, Executive Vice President – Project Management and Marketing Department, Sansiri Public Company Limited said “Burasiri Koh Kaew combines the project’s characteristics with surrounding natural areas achieving a resort ambience. Such special features cater to the preference of target owners who have a uniquely modern-style of living amid a good environment. Living spaces in each home are cleverly designed using high quality materials to be functional and practical for daily use.” For more information, please call 1685 or visit

Property & Home Décor Phuket Property News Update

Baan Mai Khao ‘Baan Mai Khao’ is a new premium-class beachfront condominium from Sansiri located directly on Mai Khao Beach, Phuket. Developed with the theme of ‘Unforgettable’, Baan Mai Khao is situated in an elite neighbourhood amidst many five-star Phuket beach resorts. The entire project comprises six three-storey condominium buildings and three five-storey buildings - a total of 206 residential units in 5 unit types ranging in size from 59.50 up to 263.50sq.m. Facilities include a car park for 100 vehicles; a superb, large and well-maintained garden; a swimming pool; Sunken Daybed zone; a fitness room; WIFI internet and a dependable 24-hour CCTV security system. This ‘Unforgettable’ development conveys a superior level of living amidst the embrace of nature, sea, sand and sun – an occurrence that, once experienced, will linger long

in memory. The distinctively designed ‘Semi-Outdoor’ Lobby opens to the shimmering sea and the eye-pleasing green landscape Internal and external Sino-Portuguese architectural elements reflect the ‘Timeless Heritage’ style while the Silhouette Skin technology ensures daytime sunlight. “Baan Mai Khao is Sansiri’s first premium-class Phuket beachfront condominium project and, here, we have created a totally relaxed ambiance where you will feel totally invigorated day-after-day. Baan Mai Khao offers a range of layouts and sizes which are ideal for either residential or investment” said Mr. Uthai Uthaisangsuk, Senior Executive Vice President, Business Development and Project Development Division (Condominiums), Sansiri Public Company Limited. For more information, please call 1685 or visit


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Phuket’s 4th Mai Khao Turtle Release 29 March 2013

Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa staged the 4th Mai Khao Turtle Release on March 29, 2013. This important annual event is organized to raise funds and awareness for the plight of Phuket’s critically endangered sea turtles.


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opening Party holiday Inn express Phuket 28 March 2013

On 28th March 2013, Holiday inn Express Phuket, Patong beach Central held the ofďŹ cial opening party to celebrate the launch of their new hotel.


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Corolla Altis 7 Wonder Speed @Central Festival Phuket 23 March 2013

On 23 March 2013, Corolla Altis 7 Wonder Speed was held at 1st floor, Central Festival Phuket.


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Saranae Channel in Phuket @Central Festival Phuket 16 March 2013

On 16th March 2013, a Saranae Channel Event was held at Lan Lom 1st Floor, Central Festival Phuket.


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Summer Fest Love Song Concert 2013 Central Festival Phuket 9 March 2013

On the 9th - 10th March 2013, award winning artists including Palmy and Room 39 entertained guests with their own individual style of love songs.


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Phuket’s Mom Tri’s Villa’s Baan Kata Arts Fest 2013 4 February 2013 Monday 4th February saw a classical music concert with ML Usni Pramoj and Ensemble. There was a cocktail reception followed by the concert.


Visit Phuket Top 5 Public Parks





Public Parks

huket, most commonly known for its numerous tourist attractions and nowadays also its shopping, also has some great places where you can unwind in amazing natural surroundings, and we’re not talking about Phuket’s amazing beaches. These places are safe, suitable for all ages and genders, and are not as overcrowded as Phuket’s other tourist destinations.

These are Phuket’s public parks, which are rapidly gaining popularity with visitors to the island, both Thai and foreign, who visit these public areas to simply relax, partake in one of a number of forms of exercise that the parks provide, or gather with family and friends for a relaxing evening picnic. In recent years, the relevant district authorities have developed public parks in their areas to keep up with the growing demand of Phuket’s increasing community.

Let’s take you on a journey to’s Top 5 Public Parks!


Visit Phuket Top 5 Public Parks


Saphan Hin


his recreational area spreads over approximately 207 Rai of natural land beside the sea in Phuket City. Saphan Hin is surrounded by nature and its age old trees provide ample shade where you can sit back and take in panoramic views of Phuket bay. Saphan Hin boasts a variety of sports facilities including football stadium, tennis court, petanque court, swimming pool, gymnasium, badminton court and basketball court, and from early evening hundreds of local residents visit to play their sport of choice, or for those who are less active to take a stroll around its tree-lined paths or simply spend their time relaxing in the sala huts plotted around the park. There is a small daily market in the centre of the park where one can buy cheap snacks and drinks, a great

reason to visit and spend the evening relaxing and enjoying the sunset. The park also features a 60 year old monument built in commemoration of the Australian, Captain Edward Thomas Miles, the first person to bring a tin mining dredger to Phuket in 1909. Location: Phuket Road, Amphur Muang, Phuket


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Suan luang

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ew York has Central Park, Bangkok has Lumpini Park and Phuket City has Suan Luang - an oasis just south of the town centre with tropical trees, plants and flowers. Suan Luang Park, which covers a total area of 350 acres, has several lakes, some with fish - others with beautiful lotus flowers. The park features a maze of running paths where large numbers of locals go for a run or a walk when the temperature is cooler. In the afternoon older Chinese Phuketians come to do Tai chi and other Asian styles of exercises. There is also aerobics in the afternoon from 5:30pm until sunset. There are also various dedicated sports areas where those wishing to can play Takraw, basketball and football, plus there’s a fully equipped kid’s playground. Location: Chao Fa Road, Amphur Muang, Phuket


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s the name of this place suggests, the main feature isn’t in fact the park it’s the 1km long inland fresh water lake which has a beautiful island in the middle. However, the land surrounding Nai Harn Lake provides the perfect setting for a relaxing family picnic and is popular with walkers, cyclists and joggers who like nothing more than taking a relaxing stroll, bike ride or jog around its pine tree lined pathways.

Nai Harn Lake

Both locals and expats alike, come here to relax and enjoy the mountainous jungle views whilst taking in the undeveloped, unspoiled ambience. The park features a small children’s play area, whilst the lake has some pedalos available for rent. Location: Moo 1, Rawai, Muang, Phuket


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Khao Rang

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ituated not far from the center of Phuket Town is Rang Hill, known amongst Thais as Khao Rang.

The main spectacle of Rang Hill is at its peak, where you will be welcomed by a sight of pure nature, from what is now a municipal park, and makes for the perfect photo backdrop. Due to its expansive grass areas, much of which is shaded by centuries old trees, the park is a great place to picnic. Also in the park is a bronze statue of Phraya Ratsada Nupradit- who was appointed Governor of Phuket in 1902, during the reign of King Rama V, and was also the first to bring rubber trees to the island. It is also from the top of Rang hill that you will be provided with possibly the most spectacular & breathtaking panoramic views over Phuket town, and which stretch to the southern end of the island, as far as Laem Panwa and Ao Chalong Bay. Location: Khorsimbee Rd Talat Nuea, Mueang Phuket Phuket?

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bang wad DaM


ang Wad Dam is not actually a dam but a reservoir located in Kathu beside the Phuket Golf Country Club.

The towering trees and fertile forests surrounding Bang Wad Dam have become a favourite attraction for residents in recent years, and the area is popular with locals who like to jog, stroll or ride bicycles around it in the late afternoon and early evening. Location: Kathu, Phuket


Special Phuket Travel Statistics

Phuket Travel Statistics

The number of

tourists who visited Phuket in


totalled 7.4 million, 86 percent of which

Phuket International Airport saw a record 9.5 million passengers pass through in 2012, up 13% on 2011 (Source: AOT)

were international tourists. (Source : Kreserch)

Top 5 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

International tourist arrivals to Phuket in 2012 by nationality

China 409,988 people Russia 224,899 people Australia 196,492 people South Korea 173,184 people Malaysia 83,011 people

(Source: Department of Tourism Phuket)


Special Phuket Population Statistics

Phuket Population Statistics Registered Population in Phuket in 2011 347,664 people

Male - 164,822 people

Working age people in Phuket in


Female - 182,842 people

However, the actual population in 2011 was estimated to be between 800,000 - 1 million people. (Source: TAT)

The number of foreigners living in Phuket in 2012 totalled 115,881 people, 21.1 percent of the entire Phuket population (Source: Phuket Immigration)


323,014 people

196,354 people in employment 1,291 people unemployed (Source: Phuket Labor Department)

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Catch beach Club

baan Kalim

Come and join their delicious daily beach buffet during lunch or dinner. They offer the finest selection of salads, pizzas, pasta, shawarma, Thai food dishes, rotisserie selections, a sushi and sashimi counter and much more.

A mouthwatering and taste-bud tingling range of dining choices from Seafood, Chinese, Royal Thai cuisine, Western classic dishes to suit all tastes.

Come and experience this restaurant in Phuket, rated the best Italian food in Asia by Condé Nast Traveler, offered in an upbeat setting with authentic Italian fare.

A memorable dining experience, from traditional Italian cuisine, sophisticated international favourites, to Thai dishes with exotic tastes, textures, and style. Open for lunch and dinner.

Area: Cherng Talay Cuisine: International, Seafood and Thai Pricing (THB) Starters: 350 - 490 Mains: 500 - 1,200 Deserts: 120 - 310 Wines: 1,310 - 15,500 Hours: 09:00 - 01:00 hrs daily

Area: Kalim - Patong Cuisine: Seafood, Thai, Chinese and Western Pricing (THB) Starters: 200 Mains: 150 Deserts: 200 Wines: 800 Hours: 11:00 - 24:00 hrs daily

Area: Mai Khao Cuisine: Italian Pricing (THB) Starters: 240 - 480 Mains: 400 - 1,400 Deserts: 240 - 280 Wines: 1,650 - 28,500 Hours: 18:00 - 24:00 hrs daily

Area: Mai Khao Cuisine: Italian - Thai Pricing (THB) Starters: 190 - 395 Mains: 220 - 1,900 Deserts: 195 - 395 Hours: 09:00 - 23:00 hrs daily

Contact Twinpalms Phuket T: +66 (0) 76 316 567 E:

Contact Patong beach, Kathu, Phuket T: +66 (0) 76 618 125 E: baankalimrestaurant

The Surface


east 88 beach lounge

firefly bar

“A true ocean view the gem of Patong” Enjoy the real beauty of Patong beach from the Surface a rooftop open air restaurant & bar.

For over 20 years Savoey Seafood has been one of Phuket’s most popular seafood restaurants. Savoey is located in Patong, the most active beach in Phuket.

The East 88 Beach Lounge boasts a selection of contemporary international cuisine with some of the best club sandwiches and burgers you can find anywhere.

Unwind with a collection of cocktails and snacks and panoramic views of the Andaman Sea. For hookah lovers, a collection of premium tobacco will complement a wonderful evening.

Area: Patong Cuisine: Thai Pricing (THB) Starters: 200 - 350 Mains: 390 - 790 Deserts: 200 - 220 Wines: 1,100 - 7,800 Hours: 17:00 - 24:00 hrs daily

Area: Patong Cuisine: Seafood, Thai and Chinese Pricing (THB) Starters: 100 - 300 Mains: 300 - 1,600 Deserts: 50 - 200 Wines: 1,100 - 2,900 Hours: 10:30 - 24:00 hrs daily

Area: Rawai Cuisine: International Pricing (THB) Starters: 200 Mains: 300 Deserts: 200 Wines: 1200 Hours: 06:00 - 24:00 hrs daily

Area: Natai Pricing (THB) Foods: 200 - 330 Beverages: 150 - 295 Hours: 16:00 - 01.00 hrs daily

Contact La Flora Resort Patong 39 Thaweewong Road., Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 T: +66 (0) 76 344 241 E:


Contact 136 Taweewong Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 T: +66 (0) 76 341 171 E:

la Cucina

Contact JW Marriott Phuket 231 Moo 3, Mai Khao, Talang, Phuket 83110 T: +66 (0) 76 348 300

Contact Serenity Resort & residences 14 Moo 5, Muang, Phuket 83130 T: +66 (0) 76 371 900 E:


Contact Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach Mai Khao, Talang, Phuket 83110 T: +66 (0) 76 603 699 E: www.holidayinnresort

Contact Maikhao Dream Resort & Spa, Natai 5 Moo 6, Kok Kloi, Takuathung, Phang Nga, 82140 T: +66 (0) 76 401 301 E:

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Mom Tri’s Villa Royale

Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao Beach

Pura Vida Villas Phuket, a boutique development of three-bedroom pool villas designed for the epitome of chick tropical living. With bold, original design, luxury features including private pool and steam room, Pura Vida offers iconic luxury holiday homes just minutes from stunning beaches, golf course and the Airport.

An exceptional blend of its original elegance and traditions with a distinctly contemporary style. Renowned French designer Fredo Taffin successfully fused classic architectural symmetry with modern chic to create the ultimate in luxurious beachfront relaxation.

A boutique hotel situated on a headland overlooking the Andaman Sea and the white sand beach of Kata Noi. There are 12 types of suites to choose from, including a private pool suite or suites in the new and secluded Ocean Wing.

The most recent international hotel brand to the tranquil northwest coast of Phuket, embracing the pristine and scenic Mai Khao Beach. The hotel’s unique Thai hospitality caters for all types of travelers.

Area: Nai Yang - Nai Thon Rates Low Season THB 13,000 High Season THB 15,000 Peak Season THB 18,000

Area: Kata Rates Low Season THB 4,750++ High Season THB 9,600++ Peak Season THB 11,600++

Area: Kata Noi Rates Low Season THB 7,900++ High Season THB 12,900++ Peak Season THB 14,900++

Area: Mai Khao Rates Low Season THB 2,720++ High Season THB 3,995++ Peak Season THB 5,992++

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Contact T: +66 (0) 76 603 699 F: +66 (0) 76 603 555 E: www.holidayinnresort

Maikhao Dream Villa Resort & Spa, Phuket

Holiday Inn Resort, Patong

La Flora Resort Patong

Maikhao Dream Resort & Spa, Natai

22 exquisite pool villas in a romantic tropical setting on popular Phuket Island. Nestled on the northwest coast of the Island, it blends in perfectly with Phuket’s natural beauty.

An oasis in the middle of Patong and is within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and night life and just steps away from the beach.

A modern unique style. It is only the boutique resort in the central Patong Beach area that offers pool villas. This trendy resort showcases a high-end lifestyle,complete with two sparkling swimming pools,stylishly

An intimate 56-room Resort featuring deluxe pool or sea view rooms, and spacious 2-storey duplexes. Elegantly designed to reflect traditional Thai architecture and décor.

Area: Mai Khao Rates Low Season THB 36,000++ High Season THB 40,500++ Peak Season THB 58,500++

Area: Patong Rates Low Season THB 5,200++ High Season THB 6,900++ Peak Season THB 7,700++

Area: Patong Rates Low Season THB 6,600++ High Season THB 9,700++ Peak Season THB 12,000++

Area: Natai Rates Low Season THB 8,280++ High Season THB 11,160++ Peak Season THB 13,320++

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