Sunset cruise to local islands at Sofitel Krabi

Sunset cruise to local islands at Sofitel Krabi Enjoy the perfect end to a magical day in Krabi on Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort’s sunset cruise to local islands such as Hong Island, Hong Lagoon, Pak Bia Island and Nok Island. Relax in their luxury speedboat as you cruise across the glistening blue waters and experience the romance and beauty of an Andaman sunset. On this special evening, you can sip wine and savour exquisite gourmet canapés as you pass through some of Asia’s most spectacular tropical scenery.

Sunset cruise to local islands & dinner
Price: Private Excursion for up to 2 guests THB 24,000++
(THB 3,500++ for each additional guest)
Inclusive of the service and attention of their professional excursion team, an exclusive dinner set, gourmet canapés and snacks, a bottle of wine and soft drinks.

Sunset cruise to local islands
Price: Private Excursion for up to 2 guests THB 20,000++
(THB 2,200++ for each additional guest)
Inclusive of the service and attention of their professional excursion team, gourmet canapés and snacks, a bottle of wine and soft drinks.

For further information or reservations, please contact 075 627 800 or write an email to rsvn@sofitelphokeethrakrabi.com

Stay longer & save more 30% at Sofitel Krabi

Stay longer & save more 30% at Sofitel Krabi Renowned as one of Thailand’s most luxurious tropical resorts, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort is the perfect beach destination for families and romantic couples. Now you stay longer in paradise and save more with their irresistible offer. Book now and save up to 30% off your 5 to 7 night-stay at their magnifique resort and enjoy luxury accommodation, gourmet dining, Thailand’s largest lagoon-style swimming pool, activities for the whole family, and much more, all just steps from the beautiful beach.

From now until October 31, the longer you stay, the more you save at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort. Rates start from THB 3,444++ for a Superior room. Availability is limited, so book now to save!

For reservations or further information, please contact 075 627 800 or write an email to rsvn@sofitelphokeethrakrabi.com

Phuket to gain direct flights from Doha

Phuket to gain direct flights from DohaQatar Airways will boost services to Thailand with the introduction of non-stop flights to Phuket, effective October 26th, 2014. The airline currently serves the Doha – Phuket route daily via a linked service through the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “The start of non-stop services from Doha to Phuket offers travellers from around the world access to the popular tourist destination in a reduced time, from across our expanding global network.”

“With the upcoming winter holidays, this is a great opportunity for travellers from the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas to plan their break with a beach vacation to Phuket. Visitor numbers to Phuket are on the rise and Qatar Airways will look to take advantage of the non-stop connections to the city in the days to come,” he said.

The direct flights to Phuket will be operated with an Airbus A330 in a two class-configuration of 24 seats in Business Class and 236 in Economy. Passengers can look forward to exceptional levels of comfort and Qatar Airways’ renowned award-winning Five Star hospitality.

Qatar Airways started operations in Thailand more than 14 years ago with non-stop flights linking Doha with Bangkok. The carrier now serves the Thai capital three-times-daily and will increase that to four-times-daily from December 16th, 2014.

Qatar Airways launched daily flights from Doha to Phuket via Kuala Lumpur in 2010. The new non-stop service from October 26th will facilitate shorter travel times for the growing number of tourists to Phuket and for those heading out of Thailand.

Europe is a particularly strong growth visitor market for Phuket with the UK, Russia, Germany, France and Italy among the top five feeder markets. This makes Doha a strategic linking point for long-haul trips, thanks to the opening of the world’s newest aviation hub, the state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport. Passengers travelling from European cities to Phuket can relax, unwind, and freshen up in the modern world-class facility before they connect to Phuket.

“A dedicated non-stop Phuket service will help meet the growing demand the airline has for this particular destination. Moreover, Europe is an extremely popular destination for a number of Thailand-based locals as well. We are therefore very pleased to be able to continue to offer more options to those looking to travel with us and enjoy our award-winning five-star service,” added Mr. Al Baker.

Qatar Airways, the State of Qatar’s national airline, has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 135 aircraft to 144 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

The Doha (DOH) – Phuket (HKT) Daily Flight Schedule Commencing October 26 (all times local):

Depart Doha (DOH) QR840 at 0700 hrs, Arrive Phuket (HKT) at 1740 hrs

Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays
Depart Phuket (HKT) QR841 at 1930 hrs, Arrive Doha (DOH) at 2250 hrs
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Depart Phuket (HKT) QR841 at 1905 hrs, Arrive Doha (DOH) at 2225 hrs

 

Spectacular Vegetarian Festival rates from Regent Phuket

Spectacular Vegetarian Festival rates from Regent PhuketIt is time for spiritual and physical cleansing, paying respect to ancestors and receiving blessings. Regent Phuket Cape Panwa invites vegetarian enthusiasts to observe the surreal Phuket Vegetarian Festival – the most significant cultural event in Phuket and stay luxurious with its spectacular rates. Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2014 will take place over two nine-day periods from the 24th September to 2nd October and from the 24th October to 2nd November 2014.

Enjoy the special rates of THB 4,500 per night in a Premier Sea View, and THB 5,000 per night in a Pavilion. Rates also include daily breakfast for two, private balcony with sea view, complimentary usage of iPad, Wi-Fi and broadband internet access, complimentary non-alcoholic mini-bar, four complimentary pieces of laundry or free pressing daily and complimentary shuttle service to Central Festival, Phuket.

Rates are net includes taxes and service charge and valid for stays during September 20 to November 1, 2014. A minimum of 5-night stay is required.

Reservations can be placed directly with their resort Reservations, Tel +66 (0) 76 200 800, +66 (0) 76 318 888, Fax +66 (0) 76 200 803, Email: reservations.phuket@regenthotels.com or visit www.regenthotels.com/EN/Phuket/Exclusive-offers/Phuket-Vegetarian-Festival-Promotion.

Phuket to gain space experience themed hotel

Phuket to gain space experience themed hotelOPL Development Pte Ltd held its groundbreaking ceremony of The One Pioneer Space Station, the first ever Space Experience Theme Hotel & Leisure mixed use development in Phuket. Guest of honour at the event was Phuket Vice-Governor Dr. Sommai Preechasilpa.

Bound to be the latest iconic landmark in Phuket, The One Pioneer Space Station has been developed through a joint effort by OPL Development Pte Ltd and Khun Phuchin Saengfai, a Thai owner wherein they formed One Pioneer Group Co., Ltd in order to pave way for the development of the region’s first and only Space experience theme hotel and leisure mixed use development.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by several esteemed guests, including the event’s guest of honor, Phuket Vice-Governor Dr Sommai Preechasilpa. Also present during this momentous occasion were several overseas guests from the countries of Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and Indonesia together with the local guests from Thailand.

The One Pioneer Space Station is not any ordinary establishment as this will give tourists the unique chance of experiencing Space travel without the need to leave Earth. It will be the only icon architectural designed hotel and leisure development in Phuket Island and the only mixed used development that has a space theme. This will also be the first development with a -20 degree Celsius ice planet that will give tourists a one of a kind experience that they will surely treasure for the rest of their lives.

The One Pioneer Space Station is expected to have several types of accommodation for its guests, including Planet Space Cabins, Astronaut Space Cabins, Commander Space Cabins and Cosmos Space Cabins. There will also be a space for dining, shopping, wellness and bar stations inside to make the guests’ stay even more remarkable.

With this newest development, OPL Development Pte Ltd hopes to give Phuket tourists a unique experience that will make them come back to the region over and over again.

OPL Development Pte Ltd is a Singapore registered company under full ownership of Singaporeans that has more than 30 years of experience in the development of both commercial and residential buildings not only in Singapore but also overseas.

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach to open next month

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach to open next monthThe Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa is the latest addition to quality life style breaks in Phuket, located in Karon, only a very short walk to the beach, and a fun ride from Patong or Karon’s eclectic mix of pubs, clubs and restaurants. From the seclusion of a Plunge Pool Suite to the funtastic Kids Club, the resort offers a wide variety of relaxing pastimes to enjoy the style of your choice. With 3 pool options of fun, chill out and kids adventure time you may not even want to leave the resort!

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach to open next monthOpening Date – 15 October 2014

Accommodation Type
Standard Rooms
Located at the quietest end of the resort a short walk from the main swimming pool, 28sq. m. Of well appointed practicality. Equipped with King Size or twin Single beds, Air-conditioning, Minibar fridge which can be fully stocked on request, Rainforest and hand held shower. LCD TV, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi access.

Superior Rooms
Located near the hub of the resort. 28sq. m. room with King Size or twin Single beds, Air-conditioning, Minibar fridge fully stocked, Rainforest and hand held shower. LCD TV, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi access. Interconnecting room options for those travelling as a group.

Superior Plunge Pool Rooms
Located near the hub of the resort, Step into your own plunge pool bordered by a lush garden area, 28sq. m. room with King Size bed, Air-conditioning, Minibar fridge fully stocked, Rainforest and hand held shower. LCD TV, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi access. Interconnecting room options for those travelling as a group.

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach to open next monthDeluxe Rooms
Situated with the large balcony looking over the Oasis pool or outwards towards the Andaman sea. 33sq. m. room situated in the heart of the resort. Features a King Size bed, Air-conditioning, Minibar fridge fully stocked, Rainforest and hand held shower. LCD TV, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi access. Turn down service, Oasis pool access with Pool Butler service – water sprays, cold towels, bottled water.

Deluxe Family Rooms
Situated with the large balcony looking over the Oasis pool and next to the Kids Club. 38sq. m. room situated in the heart of the resort. Features a King Size bed, bunk beds for children up to 12 years old, Air-conditioning, Minibar fridge fully stocked, Rainforest and hand held shower. LCD TV, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi access. Turn down service, Oasis pool access for mom & dad with Pool Butler service – water sprays, cold towels, bottled water. Kids welcome pack and games galore a the best kids club in town!

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach to open next monthSuites
52sq. m. of seclusion. Features a King Size bed, Living area with couch and pull out bed facility for children up to 12 years old. Oversized balcony feature. Air-conditioning, Minibar fridge fully stocked, Rainforest and hand held shower and a large bath tub, upgrade amenities. 2 LCD TVs, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi access. Turn down service, Oasis pool access with Pool Butler service – water sprays, cold towels, bottled water.

Plunge Pool Suites
60sq. m. of luxury lifestyle with private plunge pool. Features a King Size bed, Living area with couch and pull out bed facility for children up to 12 years old. Outdoor dining and relaxation areas.Air-conditioning, Minibar fridge fully stocked, Rainforest and hand held shower and a large bath tub, upgrade amenities. 2 LCD TVs, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi access. Turn down service, Oasis pool access with Pool Butler service – water sprays, cold towels, bottled water.

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach to open next monthAll rooms and suites feature
42 inch flat screen TV
Working desk
WiFi connection
In room safe
Fridge
Hair dryer
Coffee and tea making facilities
Individual temperature control
Bathroom amenities
IDD telephone

Available on request
Iron and Ironing board
DVD player

Bars & Restaurants
Horizon, All Day Dining
Open Plan buffet restaurant with show kitchen. Offering true international buffet and a la carte dining options
Open from 06:30 – 24:00
Buffet Breakfast served 06:30 – 11:00

Joe Kool’s Pool Grill
Casual dining at the poolside, pizza, pasta, burgers and local snack dishes
Open from 10:00-22:00

TAi Restaurant
Enjoy Asia with food from China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Philippines and of course Thailand in modern chic surroundings
Open from 17:00-24:00

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach to open next monthChampions Sports Bar
The latest Sports action bar from around the globe in the relaxed surroundings of a lounge bar atmosphere
Open from 10:00-24:00

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach to open next monthPool Bar
A poolside bar offers refreshing cocktails, cool drinks, and light snacks for the perfect complement to a day.
Open from 10:00-18:00

In Room Dining
Selection of our favorite dishes available for delivery to your room 24 hours a day.

Leisure activities
Main Pool – 75 meters of Lagoon Pool setting – well spaced sun loungers and poolside service
Oasis Pool – Quiet getaway pool with pool butler service
Kids Club Pool – safe swimming adventures contained within the secure Kids Club environment
Kids Club – Large section of games and activities contained within the supervised environment of a large kids club includes DVD selection, Gaming consoles and fun activities for all ages

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach to open next monthIn Balance Fitness
Feel fit and alive with a choice of dynamic aerobic exercise machines or strength and conditioning options with weights.

Recreation Activities
An action packed weekly activities program includes cultural classes (language, introduction to Thai massage, arts and crafts, Thai boxing, Batik painting, origami), yoga, meditation, stretch classes, snorkeling introduction, Pilates and much more.

A variety of excursions are available on the island, and can be booked through tour desk Including:
• Hiking
• Diving and snorkeling; the Resort is the closest property to the departure point for the Similan Islands, renowned as one of Thailand’s finest reef diving locations
• Shopping
• Boat trips to nearby islands, including day trip to Phi- Phi islands
• Elephant trekking
• Tours around Phuket

Airport Transfer
The Resort can arrange airport transportation for arriving and departing guests.
Charges are as follows:
Limo Service THB 2,500 each way (maximum 3 people)
Van Service THB 3,000 each way (maximum 7 people)
Rates are quoted per vehicle, per way and are inclusive of prevailing tax and service charge. Prices are net-non-commissionable.
Airport tax is not included in above prices. 24 hour cancellation notice required otherwise full charges will be applied to the individual account.

Free services
Wireless Internet Access
Concierge Service
Outdoor Parking Lot
24-hour Security

Paid services
Currency Exchange Service
Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service
Limousine Service
Babysitting Service

In Balance Spa
With a choice of 10 treatment rooms and a large range of Spa therapies
Open 10:00-24:00 daily

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach to open next monthShuttle Service to City
The Resort’s shuttle service to Phuket Town and Patong Beach operates several times daily on a scheduled basis. A nominal fee applies.

Tourists can now extend stays for further 30 days

Tourists can now extend stays for further 30 daysAfter much confusion amongst tourists regarding the extending of tourist visas, a new regulation was officially announced yesterday by the Thai Immigration Bureau that allows tourists visiting Thailand nder the 30-day visa exemption to extend their stay in the country by another 30 days, commencing from today, August 29th 2014.

This will allow tourists from 49 countries to extend their stay for another 30 days – instead of the former seven days, meaning they will be allowed a stay of 60 days in total. The 30 day extension will also apply to those tourists visiting the kingdom on a 30 day tourist visa, extending their stay to 90 days.

Tourists wishing to extend their stay can apply for their extensions at any immigration office in Thailand at a cost of 1,900 baht.
It is hoped that this move will now provide those tourists wishing to extend their stay a chance to do so, thus boosting tourism.

Phuket Immigration Office, Phuket Town
Address: 482 Phuket Road, Muang, Phuket 83000 Thailand
Tel: + (66) 076 221 905
Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:30 and is closed for lunch from 12:00 to 13:00

Phuket Immigration Office, Patong
Thaweewong Road, Patong
(along the beach road, about 200m north of Bangla Road)
T: (076) 340477
Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 15:00.

Amari Phuket to take part in Vegetarian Festival

Amari Phuket to take part in Vegetarian Festival The Vegetarian Festival is one of the most famous annual events held in Phuket. Occurring on the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, the celebration is part of the local Chinese community’s belief that abstaining from meat will bring peace of mind and good health. The festival includes many exciting ceremonies such as ‘fire-walking’ and ‘blade walking’, where the performer walks across a stepladder made of sharp iron blades. During the festivities, the community also gathers for a religious procession leading to the main shrine ‘Jui Tui’, during which many participants act as mediums and gods, with some puncturing themselves through the cheeks with knives and household objects believing that with the sacrifice the gods will protect them from future harm. This year will see two ninth lunar months, a once in 100 years occurrence, the Vegetarian Festival will be celebrated twice from 24 September to 2 October 2014 and again from 24 October to 1 November 2014.

Amari Phuket to take part in Vegetarian Festival In conjunction with taking part in the festival, Amari Phuket is launching a special ‘Hot Deal Package’ for a five-day, four-night stay in Superior Ocean Facing Rooms, Superior Ocean View Rooms or Deluxe Ocean View Rooms with an exclusive rate starting from only THB 11,520+++. Included in the package are complimentary round-trip airport transfers, 20% discount on the Breeze Spa treatments and laundry service, as well as food and beverage. In addition, during Vegetarian Festival months from 24 September to 1 November 2014, delectable vegetarian dishes will be served as part of the breakfast buffet and will also be available to order throughout the day. This package is available for booking from now to 31 October 2014.

For more information please contact +66 (0) 7634 0106-14 extension 8033 and 8034,
Email us at reservations.phuket@amari.com or visit our website www.amari.com/phuket
Address: Amari Phuket, 2 Muen-ngern Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150

Exceptional savings at Regent Phuket

Exceptional savings at Regent PhuketWhether you’re planning a special occasion or simply need to relax, make the most of your holiday in Phuket and book the Limited Time Offer at Regent Phuket Cape Panwa where you can experience all-sea viewed accommodation, superb amenities, and exquisite dining along with great value.

Enjoy special rates starting from THB 6,800 per night in a Premier Sea View, and include daily breakfast for two, private balcony with sea view, complimentary usage of iPad, Wi-Fi and broadband internet access, complimentary non-alcoholic mini-bar, four complimentary pieces of laundry or free pressing daily. Pool Villa rates start from THB 11,875 per night, and guests enjoy additional benefits of complimentary alcoholic mini-bar, eight pieces of complementary laundry or free pressing daily, access to the Regent Club – serving breakfast, coffee & tea and evening cocktails and 24-hour resort butler service.

Escape to Phuket this summer and experience exceptional savings with plenty of fun things for you to enjoy, including access to the gigantic ocean view pool, non-motorized sports, fitness centre, tennis court, children’s club, children’s pool and scheduled shuttle service to Phuket Town, subject to availability.

This offer is valid for a limited time only from now until October 31, 2014. Reservations can be placed directly with resort Reservations, Tel +66 (0) 76 20 0800, +66 (0) 76 31 8888, Fax +66 (0) 76 20 0803, Email: reservations.phuket@regenthotels.com or visit http://www.regenthotels.com/Phuket.

Amari Phuket Super Saver Package

Amari Phuket Super Saver Package Amari Phuket is launching a special Phuket Super Saver Package that offers a very competitive rate for stays until 30 September 2014. The room categories available are Superior Ocean Facing Rooms, Superior Ocean View Rooms and Deluxe Ocean View Rooms. The package starts from THB 17,100+++ for a six-day, five-night stay. This includes a complimentary round-trip airport transfer, daily buffet breakfast, a Thai set meal for an exclusive dinner at Rim Talay Restaurant and late check-out until 16:00. Additional nights added to this package will receive a 5% discount.

For more information please contact +66 (0) 7634 0106-14 extension 8033 or 8034, email them at reservations.phuket@amari.com or visit their website at www.amari.com/phuket.

Address: Amari Phuket, 2 Muen-ngern Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150

Special Offers from Dusit Thani Phuket

Special Offers from Dusit Thani Phuket

The only thing better than staying at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket is staying at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket and getting an extra great deal on the things you were going to do anyway. So check out their special offers below and make the most of your stay with them.

Triple Nights Delight

Special Offers from Dusit Thani Phuket

Make the most of Phuket holiday and enjoy your stay at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket. Relax on an idyllic beach, unwind by the pool and revitalize your body and mind. Phuket has much more to offer, a range of outdoor activities for you to explore. Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket encourage you to stay longer and pay less, with their hot deal on ‘Triple Nights Delight’ – Stay 2 nights and get 1 free night!

Book now on Dusit Best Available Rate. Minimum 3 consecutive nights stay. Valid from now until 31st October 2014.

Terms and conditions apply.

Family Fun in the Sun

Special Offers from Dusit Thani Phuket

Reward your family this year with a well-deserved break and treat them to a family fun vacation that is sure to thrill! Fly to the Pearl of Andaman Sea, Phuket Island and find something for everyone to enjoy. Relax on an exotic beach, unwind by the pool or learn Thai arts through cooking or Batik painting classes and more!

Double your holiday pleasure and enjoy the abundant Summer Family Festival programs and benefits at the Laguna Phuket Resort Complex.

• Accommodation including daily breakfast
• Roundtrip airport transfer
• 30% discount on Body Massage @ Angsana spa
• A choice of activities, select from Thai cooking class or Batik painting session (1 adult + 1 kid)
• Unlimited courses from Kid’s menus
• Complimentary Kid’s Golf and Laguna Tour excursions
• One extra bed for children aged 12 and under one
• Complimentary Kids Fun Zone activities July through August

For more information or reservation:
Tel: +66 (0)76 362 999
E-mail: dtlprsvn@dusit.com
Website: http://www.dusit.com/dusitthani/lagunaphuket/offers-th.html

Western Beach Wedding with Phuket’s The Royal Wedding & Organizer

Western Beach Wedding with Phuket’s The Royal Wedding & OrganizerThe Royal Wedding & Organizer will plan your wedding from start to finish with the care and attention to detail you would expect.

The Royal Wedding & Organizer specialize in weddings of distinction and originality, romance and allure. From the East to the West, their planning is by far – the best! Whether you seek breathtaking simplicity or elaborate elegancy, we will be there to guide you all the way. Each and every detail is perfected to meet your individual style & requirement – from the choice of location, the type and content of your ceremony, marriage celebrant and vows, bridal attire and grooming, the floral decorations to mouthwatering catering, The Royal Wedding & Organizer are here to ensure your special day will be filled to overflowing with heartwarming memories which will last your lifetime.

BEACH WESTERN WEDDING
Starting from 89,000 net (max. 30 guests)

Beach Western Wedding includes:

• A Master of Ceremony for exchanging personalized vows
• Floral decoration in colors theme of the ceremony location
o Floral Archway
o Flower tray for wedding rings
o Fresh petals on the walkway
o 4 baskets of fresh petals
• A bridal bouquet & a groom corsage
• A private sound system with music background (CD player)
• Makeup & Hairstyle for bride & groom
• One bottle of sparkling wine
• A Wedding Certificate by The Royal Wedding & Organizer
• 4 hours Photographer service (150 photos with album and more photos in the DVD)
• 4 hours Videographer service ( 1 Song hilight and all Video available in the DVD)
• Thai Welcome Drink
• A Wedding Cake (3 pounds)
• Sparkle Light or Sky Lanterns

The Royal Wedding & Organzier Co., Ltd.
Address: 64/3 Luangpor Rd. Talad-Yai, Muang Phuket Thailand 83000
Tel +66(0)93 6354949
Email: giff@royalweddingphuket.com
Wedsite: http://www.royalweddingphuket.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalWeddingPhuket