Phuket’s Legendary Sunday Brunch – The Slate, Phuket

Continuing a proud tradition since its inception in 2008 and its subsequent evolution of themes over the years, what is often considered as Phuket’s most renowned Sunday Brunch continues to hold strong with an exceptional landscape of gastronomy presented poolside at the Underground Café and Rivet and complimented by a choice of free-flow beverages from the finest select wines or an excellent champagne.

A fantastic assortment of some of the world’s favourite cuisines featuring creative cuts straight off the hot charcoal grill to freshly sliced sashimi and maki rolls, oysters served with your choice of lemon or shallot vinegar and a plethora of other dishes including cheeses, cold-cuts and barbequed lobster.

Our Sunday Brunch’s doors are open to our guests and the island’s brunch lovers, showcasing our skilled chefs’ passion for their culinary craft.

Younger diners or ‘Little Miners’ have 50% off food and are welcome to play in the family pool, and also try walking on water with our own inflatable water balls.

Sunday brunch options
With free flow Piper-Heidsieck champagne: THB 6,050 per person
With free flow wine and sparkling wine: THB 3,450 per person
With soft drinks: THB 2,450 per person

The Veuve brunch
The Veuve Brunch – bottle of Veuve Clicquot (75cl) per person: THB 5,900 per person
The Veuve for 2 – bottle of Veuve Clicquot (75cl) to share: THB 4,050 per person

Lazy brunch options
Start the day with a heavenly massage at our Coqoon Spa before making your way to the brunch feeling relaxed and ready to feast.

60-Minute Massage with Brunch & Veuve Brunch: THB 7,200 per person
60-Minute Massage with Brunch & Wine and sparkling wine: THB 4,600 per person
60-Minute Massage with Brunch & Soft Drinks: THB3,600 per person

Children between ages 7 and 14 are charged 50% off the Soft Drinks Brunch Package, children below 7 are complimentary and ages 14 and up are charged full price. All children must be dining with their parents or guardians.

The ‘Walk on Waterball’ activity at the family pool takes place from 14:00 until 15:00 and is subject to an additional charge.

An advance reservation is essential
Email: contactfb@theslatephuket.com
Tel: +66(0) 76 327 006
Website: www.theslatephuket.com/sunday-brunch

Phuket Ready to Host Singha Laguna Phuket Open 2018 This May

Phuket Province and Laguna Golf Phuket golf course have been selected as the premier venues to host All Thailand Golf Tour 2018’s “Singha Laguna Phuket Open” – a professional golf competition organised by Sports Management Group (SMG) with Singha Corporation as founding sponsor and Asia’s premier destination resort, Laguna Phuket, a title sponsor.

Aiming to expand “All Thailand Golf Tour” to Thailand’s leading tourism destination and promote Phuket Province as a sports tourism hub, Singha Laguna Phuket Open 2018 will be held during Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 May 2018 at Laguna Golf Phuket as a co-sanctioned golf event with Asian Development Tour (ADT). It will see the top professional players vying for more than 2 million baht prize fund. First tee time starts at 7am daily. Spectators welcome. Entry is free.

From left: Mr Virat Patee, Director of the Sports Authority Thailand’s Phuket office; Mr Jakraphong “Jay” Thongyai, Commissioner, All Thailand Golf Tour; Ms. Kanokkritika Kritwuttikorn, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Office; Mr Suang Chantra-Urai, Manager, Sports Promotion Department, Singha Corporation; Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, Governor of Phuket; Mr Ravi Chandran, Managing Director, Laguna Phuket; Mr. Stuart Reading, Senior Vice President – Property Development, Laguna Resorts & Hotels PLC.; Mr Paul Wilson, Group Golf Director, Laguna Golf and Ms. Sirawee Waloh, Director of Phuket Provincial Office of Tourism and Sports.

IMPRESSIVE PRIZE ANNOUNCED
On Wednesday 18 April 2018, Laguna Phuket held a press conference to announce its official hosting of the Singha Laguna Phuket Open 2018. The conference was addressed by Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, Governor of Phuket; Mr Jakraphong “Jay” Thongyai, Commissioner, All Thailand Golf Tour; Mr Suang Chantra-Urai, Manager, Sports Promotion Department, Singha Corporation; Mr Ravi Chandran, Managing Director, Laguna Phuket (official hotel partner and title sponsor); Mr Paul Wilson, Group Golf Director representing Laguna Golf Phuket (official venue) and Ms. Kanokkritika Kritwuttikorn, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Office.

“We are expecting many Thailand’s leading golf pros to compete in the Singha Laguna Phuket Open 2018 featuring 2 million baht prize fund,” said Mr Jakraphong “Jay” Thongyai, commissioner of All Thailand Golf Tour. “I’d like to encourage all golf enthusiasts to come cheer for the esteemed golf pros.”

Also up for grab is the hole-in-one prize of USD 12,000 Angsana Vacation Club membership that entitles the winner to exotic locales with contemporary Angsana resorts, trendy Cassia hotel residence concept and romantic Banyan Tree resorts in some of the most exciting destinations.

THE HOSTS ARE READY. SPECTATORS WELCOME.
“There will also be several homegrown golfers playing in the tournament, emphasising Laguna Golf Phuket and Asian Development Tour’s shared commitment of developing the game in Asia and inspiring junior golfers,” said Mr Paul Wilson, group golf director, representing award-winning Laguna Golf Phuket.

“With the world-class golf course and facilities, excellent condition and Asian hospitality along with our newly upgraded PGA-branded Laguna Golf Academy, we are all geared to welcoming the professional golfers of the Singha Laguna Phuket Open,” he concluded.

Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, governor of Phuket said “being the venue host of many national and international sporting events, Phuket Province sees great potential in becoming a regional sports hub in the very near future. We hope the Singha Laguna Phuket Open will become another annual event to heighten Phuket’s status as a leading sports tourism destination.”

Ms. Kanokkritika Kritwuttikorn, director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Office, added “spectators are welcome at the Open with free entry, and while in Phuket you can also enjoy a wide variety of attractions on and off the golf course.”

SPECIAL HOTEL RATES AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE OPEN. BEST TIME TO EXPLORE LAGUNA PHUKET.
Mr. Ravi Chandran, managing director of Laguna Phuket, said “as Asia’s premier destination resort, this partnership resonates our development from an integrated resort to a preferred lifestyle destination for vacations and keynote events including the annual Laguna Phuket Triathlon and the Marathon. Many guests have made Laguna Phuket their permanent home.”

“As you can see we have got many great facilities here at Laguna Phuket such as our golf course and many other facilities all in the safe and secure environment very well located next to the beaches and close to airport,” concurred Mr. Stuart Reading, Senior Vice President – Property Development of Laguna Resorts & Hotels PLC.,

“For people looking to make Laguna Phuket home or vacation home, we have something for everybody with prices ranging from 5 million to THB 100 million baht, so you can find a place that matches your lifestyle. From affordable Cassia and Dhawa, our newest brand, to Laguna Park, upscale Angsana Oceanview and the luxurious Banyan Tree Grand Residences. Unit owners will also enjoy access to facilities here at Laguna Phuket and Sanctuary Club’s discount and privileges worldwide. All of these extensive programmes are unique, so owning a piece of Laguna Phuket comes with incomparable benefits and experiences.”

The press conference was held in the warm and relaxing atmosphere of Laguna Lifestyle Hub where guests and visitors can stop by to learn more about Laguna Phuket; the resorts, all the facilities, its history as well as to explore opportunities to own the resort’s residential and investment property development projects and call “Laguna Phuket” home.

From now till end of Singha Laguna Phuket Open, all Laguna Phuket resorts – Angsana Laguna Phuket, Angsana Villas Resort Phuket, Banyan Tree Phuket, Cassia Phuket, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Laguna Holiday Club Phuket Resort and Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort; are offering special discounted room rates. For more details, visit www.lagunagolf.com/phuket and www.lagunaphuket.com

For more about All Thailand Golf Tour and Singha Laguna Phuket Open, visit www.allthailandgolftour.com

Kimura Sushi & Niitome Tempura x Sri panwa

Sri panwa proudly welcomes master Chef Koji Kimura of 2 Michelin star Kimura Sushi and Chef Shuji Niitome of Niitome Tempura for an exclusive pop-up on the 3rd – 5th of May. The famed chefs will be taking over Baba IKI at Sri panwa at the same time, serving both omakase and tempura omakase for lunch and dinner.

Sri panwa now welcomes master Chef Koji Kimura and master Chef Niitome for an exclusive pop-up held at Sri panwa’s Baba IKI restaurant on the 3rd to 5th of May. The 2 Michelin star Kimura Sushi is found in the suburbs of Tokyo with the master Chef Koji Kimura behind the reins serving only 9 seats in the iconic counter-based sushi-ya. Alongside him is the highest scored tempura restaurant in Japan by Tabelog, Chef Niitome’s namesake tempura restaurant which is located in the city of Nagoya.

Baba IKI

Together, the master chefs will be serving what they both are known for; Chef Kimura has made a name for himself as the “father of aged sushi’ and will be bringing his 2 Michelin star worthy talents to Phuket, while Chef Niitome specializes in tempura seafood, meats, and vegetables, focusing on bringing out the flavors of the ingredients.With two unique restaurants under one roof, serving both lunch and dinner for a limited 3 day pop-up, do not miss the chance to meet & eat with master chef Koji Kimura and master chef Shuji Niitome at Sri panwa this May.

Rejuvenating Spa Package at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort

May 2018, Krabi – Release all your worries and stress with Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort’s latest Spa promotion for the month of May. Guests who check into the elegant So SPA with L’Occitane during this month are eligible for an exclusive package. It starts with a 30-minute Steam Treatment to stimulate your blood circulation, and is followed by a 90-minute Devas Massage or Traditional Thai Massage with a Thai herbal hot compress. This herbal therapy dates back nearly 5,000 years, and is proven to eliminate pain and inflammation in the body, leaving you energised and relaxed. Finally, end the experience with a Champi Indian Head Massage. This Ayurvedic massage technique balances the mind, body and spirit, realigning joints and relieving tension.

The prices are THB 3,500++ for singles, THB 6,000++ for couples and THB THB 10,000++ for a group of four people, which must be pre-signed upon reservation.

For more reservation or to make reservation 075-627-800 or email h6184-th@sofitel.com
https://www.sofitelkrabiphokeethra.com/offers/so-spa-promotion/

Enjoy a Secluded Beachfront Getaway at Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach

Phuket, Thailand, 17 April 2018 – Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach has unveiled a special rate for all travelers seeking a secluded seafront break on the golden sands of Nai Yang Beach, northwest Phuket

Under the “Nai Yang Beach Getaway” promotion, which is available for bookings and stays from now until December 2018*, guests can benefit from 15% off the resort’s best available rates.

This enticing offer covers a choice of four luxurious room types, making it suitable for a variety of different guests. Rates start from THB 3,527+++ for a Deluxe Garden View Room; THB 4,037+++ for a Premium Pool Access Room; THB 10,200+++ for a Family Room; and THB 11,999+++ for a Beachfront Plunge Pool Villa.

Beachfront One Bedroom Plunge Pool Villa
Guestroom Family Connecting Room
Guestroom King Deluxe Garden View
Premium Pool Access

All rates are valid for one-night stays and include complimentary in-room Wi-Fi.

Nestled on a blissfully secluded stretch of coastline, lapped by the Andaman Sea and surrounded by Sirinat National Park, Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach is perfect for guests seeking a break from the stress of the city, away from the tourist crowds.

The resort is also located just 10 minutes’ drive from Phuket International Airport, making it easily accessible and ensuring that guests spend more time relaxing the resort and less time stuck in traffic.

The Nai Yang Beach Getaway rate is available for bookings and stays throughout 2018. To book your stay, please email booknaiyangbeach@marriott.com or call +66 (0) 76 621 777. For more information about Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach, please visit: www.phuketmarriottnaiyang.com.

Promotion: Massaman Ossobuco, Deevana Patong Resort & Spa

Deevana Patong Resort & Spa has a promotion must try for Massaman Ossobuco.

Muslim style Coconut curry with braised Ossobuco beef Shank, Spices, Potato and Chestnuts (200 THB. net) at Dalah Cuisine. Promotion Start from April 16th, 2018 to May 15th, 2018.

Contact information
Address: 43/2 Raj-U-Thid 200 Pee Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 76 317 179
Email: info@deevanapatong.com
Website: http://www.deevanapatong.com
Facebook: Deevana Patong Resort & Spa

Songkran Blessing Water at Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach

To celebrate Thai New Year 2018, the team at Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach hosted an authentic Songkran water blessing event for resort’s guests.

This activity helped guests get to know the local culture and traditions surrounding Songkran, Thailand’s annual water festival, while also ensuring a memorable experience during their stay.

Angsana Laguna Phuket and XANA Beach Club celebrated Thai New Year “Songkran Festival”

Songkran Festival, one of Thailand’s most anticipated and celebrated annual festivals on 13th April each year.

The festivities led by Michal Zitek, Area General Manager and management team together with associates and guests gathered for a celebratory religious session, followed by a water blessing ritual at the Poolside Garden. The pouring of fragrant water over the hands of elders is a symbol of paying respect and giving blessings for the New Year. Then activities continued with a long drum parade to the XANA Beach Club where hosted the event highlights from noon till midnight which includes “Get Wet”, a water fight with foam to cool down in the summer heat and an all-star lineup of DJs to keep the beach party grooving. Specials on food and drinks, along with plenty of extra beachside entertainment alongside the serene waters of Bang Tao Bay.

JW Marriott Phuket In collaboration with Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation Celebrated Songkran Festival

Phuket, Thailand – 13 April, 2018: Hundreds of people gathered on JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s Mai Khao Beachfront on Friday April 13, to release 55 1-year Green turtles into the Andaman Sea as part of celebrations to mark the Thai New Year also known as Songkran Festival and to wish the participants longevity.

55 Green Turtles were released to the Andaman Sea as a significant sign of the Songkran Festival at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s beachfront. (group photo from left to right position)
Dr. Pinsak Suraswadi, Deputy Director General of Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation
Khun Kanokkrittika Kritwutthikorn, Director of TAT Phuket Office
Mr. Olivier Le Quinquis, General Manager of Marriott’s Mai Khao Beach & Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club
Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, Phuket Governor
Dr. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong, Director of Phuket Marine Biological Center
Mr. Pongchat Chuehorm, Head of The Khao Pra Teaw Wildlife Center
Mr. Adul Chuthong, Chief Talang District
Captain Putthiporn Swatsut, Director of Communications Division, Third Naval Area Command
The 9th annual Mai Khao Marine Turtles Release Ceremony presided by Phuket Governor, Mr. Norraphat Plodthong at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Happy Songkran from all of us at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

In this occasion, Mr. Olivier Le Quinquis, General Manager of Marriott’s Mai Khao Beach & Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club welcomed participants and guests of honour among; Mr. Norraphat Plodthong, Phuket Governor alongside with Dr. Pinsak Suraswadi, Deputy Director General of Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation; Khun Kanokkrittika Kritwutthikorn, Director of TAT Phuket Office; Captain Putthiporn Swatsut, Director of Communications Division, Third Naval Area Command; Mr. Witoon Dechpramuanpol, Superintendent of Sirinat National Park and Dr. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong, Director of Phuket Marine Biological Center.

The 55 Green Turtles released during Songkran festival were raised from eggs, hatched and collected by the Third Naval Area Command from Similan 1 island and was nurtured by Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) and Sea Turtles Conservation Center, Phang Nga Naval Base.

All monies raised through donations during the event, went towards supporting the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation and its partners: the Phuket Marine Biological Centre’s injured Turtle Rehabilitation Program and the Third Naval Area Command’s Turtle Hatchery Program.

Songkran Celebrations included “Turtles Merit Releases” ceremony, beginning with the cultural long drum procession and sprinkling scented water on Buddha statue; pouring water over the palms of elders’ hands for blessing; participating fun-filled water activities and Thai traditional games in the hotel’s garden.

For more information about the Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, please contact The Mai Khao Marine Turtle Foundation, via email info@maikhaomarineturtlefoundation.org or call +66 076 338 000 ext. 3309. https://www.facebook.com/maikhaomarineturtlefoundation

AKSARA Collection team member do the public service to maintain the cleanliness of Kata Temple

PHUKET: This morning (on April 11, 2018) at Kata Temple, Volunteer team member from AKSARA Collection collected garbage and clean the Kata temple to prepare the upcoming of Songkran celebration.

In the first day of Songkran Festival, Thai people begin the morning with merit making, visiting local temples and offering food to the Buddhist monks. After that they will perform water pouring on Buddha statues and elderly.

AKSARA Collection help local community to keep the cleanliness of the temple and to preserve Thailand local festival to be with Thai people long-lasting.

The SIS Kata, Phuket, on April 12, 2018, invite you to celebrate The Songkran Festival with an authentic Thai dish “Khao Chae” and various choices of food demonstration with modern Thai dance sho, live duo band and Thai boxing show for 1,200 THB nett.

During 13th – 17th April 2018, the SIS Kata, Phuket will offer the special authentic Thai dish “Khao Chae” The rice soaked in iced jasmine water served with assorted side dishes. Khao Chae set provide for a couple at only 350 THB nett.

Kata Sea Breeze Resort on April 13, 2018 haas set Sonkran Festival 2018. Amused with Songkran parade and fun Temple fair games. Refresh your day with our cold drinks at special prices from 12pm – 3pm at Seasoning Garden.