The 3rd Kathu Cultural Street Festival – 15-17th July 2011

Get ready for the 3rd Annual Kathu Cultural Street Festival to be held from the 15-17th July 2011. This 3 day event celebrates the Chinese heritage of Phuket and aims to preserve the traditions and culture of the island’s long and culturally mixed history. The centre point of the festival will be Kathu shrine, spanning [...]

Kathu Festival, Phuket

Simon Cabaret Show, Phuket

Simon Cabaret Show

Some might say that a holiday to Thailand would not be complete without taking a picture with a Ladyboy or ‘Kathoey’ as they are called in Thai. A fascinating and unique species, many people are afraid of ladyboys who are often misunderstood, this is where one of the leading night time entertainment attractions in Phuket [...]

Snorkeling Sites in Phuket

For those who really love underwater beauty but haven’t mastered scuba diving or are too lazy to go through all the steps of practice and certification, snorkeling is just the answer for you.  With a snorkel that’s shaped like a letter ‘ J’  for you to breath through and a diving mask you are ready to [...]

Snorkeling in Phuket

Wat Chaiwatthanaram (Ayutthaya)

Amazing Thailand, Amazing Temple

Amazing Thailand, Amazing Temple Thailand is a Buddhist country and there are many impressive temples throughout the country. Perfect Beauty is the only expression which comes to mind when thinking of a Wat, a temple in the Thai language. Buddhism requires all male believers to spend some time in their life as a monk. So, a [...]

Top 10 Most Memorable Family Activities in Phuket

Phuket is a world renowned family holiday destination and with the stunning variety of activities on offer it is easy to see why. Aside from the paradise tropical white sand beaches that snake endlessly along the western coastline of Phuket, there is an abundance of fun and exciting activities to make this the perfect family [...]

Snorkeling in Phuket, Thailand

Sunscreen and Sunglasses

Sun and Skincare Tips

Coming to Phuket? Thinking of coconuts, blue seas, lazing on the beach, carefree days and UV rays?  The tropical island of Phuket is so much fun, but sunburns are not. Fear not, if you are sun smart and SPF friendly you can still safely enjoy the sun without risking sunburn or damage to your skin, [...]

Our Picks: Tasty, Local and Healthy Dishes to try in Phuket

Thai food is popular worldwide and known to be a healthier type of cuisine. Whilst this is true, not all Thai dishes are good for the waistline. Here are our top picks for light local dishes that are highly delicious and will keep the pounds away. Yum Talay (Seafood Salad) ‘Yum Talay’ a seafood salad has [...]

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Karon Beach Sunset

Welcome to Karon

Karon Beach is the second largest beach in Phuket, spanning some 4km this wide expanse of white sandy beach is less crowded and more relaxed than Patong, and therefore has much more of a family feel to it.   Family activities such as the Dino Park Mini Golf are worth a visit. Located in the centre [...]

Thai Massage Tips 3

Thai massage is a type of massage in Thai style that involves stretching and deep massage. It is normally performed on the floor, and the client wears comfortable clothes (the massage parlor can provide these). It is known in Thailand as “nuat phaen boran”  which literally means the “ancient-manner massage”. The masseuses use their hands [...]

Ancient Thai Massage

Thavorn Palm Beach Poolside

My first week in Phuket and My first Thai Massage 1

Hi! I’m Anthony, I ‘m the new Marketing Management trainee here at Thavorn Hotels & Resorts, Phuket. It’s my first week here, and on my first day off I went exploring. Let me ask you, when you think of Thailand, what do you think of ?  White sandy beaches, shopping for exotic accessories, night life [...]