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Celebrate Life with Champagne

Once again, the year is drawing to a close and 2020 is fast approaching, New Year is a time to celebrate, have some fun, hang out with friends and family and open a bottle of bubbly! Associated with luxury, love and happiness, whatever the special occasion, a new year, a...

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS – LOY KRATHONG

By far our favourite festival in Phuket is Loy Krathong, a peaceful, significant festival of lights, held in November during the full moon in the 12th month of the Thai lunar calendar. It’s a beautiful sight to see as colourful flowery creations float away under the gaze of the moon...

5 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN HOLIDAYING IN THAILAND

If it’s your first time in Thailand it can feel as if you’ve been dropped into this land of sun, seas and tropical gorgeousness, where the people are easy-going and friendly and nothing can go wrong.While there may be fewer rules compared to the west it can be too easy...

BEAUTIFUL BUDDHIST TEMPLES IN PHUKET

Phuket is most famous for its remarkable beaches and landscape, vibrant nightlife and cuisine, but this tropical island has a lot more to discover, with a rich, historical and cultural heritage. There are dozens of Buddhist temples in Phuket, the oldest dating back over 500 years. These temples, ‘Wats’ in...

PHUKET’S SPIRITUAL VEGETARIAN FESTIVAL

When most people think about Phuket it’s the gorgeous beaches, sparkling blue waters, fabulous landscape and spectacular diving sites that spring to mind, but dig a bit deeper and you'll discover surprising cultural riches that most visitors never get to see.One of Thailand’s biggest Taoist celebrations is the Nine Emperor...

LEARN MUAY THAI IN PHUKET

Most tourists travel to Thailand for a spot of sunbathing, some sightseeing and a lively nightlife, but many also arrive on our brilliant shores eager to learn and practice the ancient martial art of Thai boxing.Muay Thai is the national sport in Thailand, once fought by a bold army who...

SONGKRAN FESTIVAL – THE THAI NEW YEAR!

Songkran is the most celebrated day in Thailand. Also known as the water festival, it is a lot of fun with tourists and locals joining in the festivities. The annual event marks the start of the traditional Thai new year and officially lasts for 3 days starting on the 13th...

Culture

An island full of rich heritage from Buddhist shrines, festivities and temples, a food scene that is swathed in history and stories of migration, that all help weave together the colourful cultural tapestry of Phuket.