Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and relatives of the bomb blast in central Bangkok that killed more than 20 persons and injured over 100.
At this stage it is not clear who is responsible for the attack and the authorities have not issued any statements as to whom may be behind this tragedy.
Attacks like this are extremely rare in the Kingdom of Thailand.
Some foreign governments have come out with travel advisories for Bangkok and Thailand and advised their citizens to be alert or avoid mass gatherings of people, but no actual travel restrictions have been issued.
The airports are operating normally and guests should not experience any delays when travelling in and out of the country.
Should you visit Bangkok in the upcoming days, we recommend that you avoid the area around Rachaprasong Intersection and the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel in Bangkok’s Chidlom district, where the blast took place on the evening of 17 August.
Otherwise the city of Bangkok appears to function as usual.
Please contact your local embassy or follow the media coverage for any further updates and make sure you follow all instructions by the local authorities.
Serenity Resort & Residences is proud to launch discounted long-term holiday/vacation rates for 4 of our most popular room types. Our rentals option is ideal for those looking for an extended vacation with all the facilities that come with a luxury resort, without the extras like breakfast.
Long Term rentals are available with the following room types at Serenity:
Use our live search engine to see the latest rates for the dates of your visit and see how much you can save for your long-term rental! Please note however, that the rentals rates are subject to water and electricity charges.
Click on the link below to find out more information about our rentals at Serenity Resort and Residences Phuket.
On 5th June this year, love was once again in the air at Serenity Resort & Residences Phuket, with the beautiful wedding of Holly & Nathan. Hosting guests from Australia and across the world, the wedding ceremony was a truly magical occasion.
Here is a small selection of the photos taken of the beautiful bride as well as photos taken throughout the evening at the Two Chefs Beach Bar & Restaurant.
Congratulations from all the team at Serenity to Mr. & Mrs. Lude…
Serenity, in recent years, has become the premier wedding destination in Phuket’s golden south. Our in-house highly experienced and dedicated wedding planner, Gee, is on hand to help create your dream wedding on the paradise island of Phuket.
Serenity has done it once again…we have been awarded the coveted Tripadvisor 2015 ‘Certificate of Excellence’ Award. On top of that, this year Serenity is ALSO being inducted into the Tripadvisor ‘Hall of Fame’ for being one of Phuket’s top rated hotels and winning the Certificate of Excellence for 5 consecutive years!
Every year at this time, Tripadvisor take stock of the years top performing hotels around the world and hand out awards to the best-of-the-best hotels in each region, as rated by guests!
The Serenity Team would like to give a BIG thank you to the many guests who visited us and to especially thank the 817 of you who have reviewed us over the years and have helped us to improve the Serenity experience!
In honour of receiving these awards, we are offering some amazing discounts on our website for stays until 31 October 2015…Check them all out at www.serenityphuket.com
Serenity has long been a supporter of the Phuket has been good to us charity foundation and its latest fund raiser is certainly unique!
Mark Cameron and Graham Haslam are attempting to set a Guinness world record for
driving an electric golf cart from Pattaya to Phuket, on behalf of the local charity. For those of you who are not so familiar with Thailand’s geography, that is approximately 1,400 kilometres through 9 different provinces!
Dubbed “The Longest Drive”, the record attempt started on 8 May at The Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya and is set to take up to 24 days to complete, with the finishing party at Hard Rock Cafe Phuket on 8 April. In order to complete a journey of this magnitude, the golf cart is fitted with 6 8-volt Trojan batteries, which deliver an amazing 95 kilometres per day
The record attempt has received great support from Phuket and around Thailand and have recently passed the 1 million Thai Baht mark for the Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation.
The Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation works to give local young people a chance to improve their economic situation and create opportunities by funding high quality English language education in underprivileged schools in Phuket. More than 1,000 children in 3 local schools have benefited from the foundations work to date.
The Serenity Team is proud to support our local community and joining the local blood drive is just one of our worthy causes. Together with several other local hotels and resorts, a team from Serenity Resort & Residences volunteered to donate blood with the Thai Red Cross which supports local Hospitals in Phuket. The blood drive takes place every 4 months and is a cause which we are proud to be associated with.
Doctors and surgeons throughout Phuket rely on blood donations with the Thai Red Cross to carry out life-saving and life-enhancing treatments and surgeries.
Serenity Team members from many different departments volunteered, including our Reservations Manager (Khun Oil), Financial Controller (Khun Tang), events coordinator (Khun Mook) and many more!
Once again (for the 4th consecutive year), Serenity Resort and Residences have been awarded the 2014 Tripadvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’, from the world’s largest travel site! Awarded to only the top few percent of hotels around the world, the 2014 Certificate of Excellence illustrates our continuing commitment to providing a consistently high standard of service for our guests.
“The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website”.
Great reviews on www.TripAdvisor.com keep our team motivated and smiling. We would like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on Tripadvisor, all suggestions that we have received, have helped us to further enhance the Serenity Experience.
For those of you who are yet to visit, we hope to exceed your expectations on your visit and look forward to receiving your comments and suggestions.
We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you all back to Serenity again soon.
We would like to inform you that the current political situation in Thailand following the military coup by the army does not substantially affect the daily life of the local population nor tourists in the country.
Thailand and Phuket especially are safe to visit and people are going about their daily business as normal.
Please check with our team with regards to the rules imposed by the nightly curfew in case it is in effect in the province you are visiting.
Travel to and from the airport for example is exempt from the curfew and equally so is travel related to medical emergencies.
No army personnel is patrolling the streets of Phuket. If you are stopped or questioned by any authorities, please remain calm and follow their instructions.
We do not expect this situation to change dramatically in the coming days and remain confident that you will enjoy your holidays in Phuket and Thailand.
UPDATE 06/06/2014: Curfew in Phuket Lifted and (Night)Live back to normal!
We are happy to inform our guests that the curfew imposed following the military coup in Thailand has been lifted for Phuket and daily (night)life resumes as normal! Enjoy your holidays!
The Brazilian carnival atmosphere is coming to Phuket & to Serenity in June! Watch all the 2014 FIFA world cup football games live at our very own East 88 Beach lounge and Balu’s bar. Sit back, relax and enjoy all the action live with some very special food and drink offers throughout the 2014 Fifa world cup in Brazil, from 12 June – 13 July, 2014.
Here are just some of the reasons you should watch the Football world cup at the East 88 Beach Lounge:
All football matches shown LIVE with English commentary
Tempting food & drink offers
Big Screen High Definition TV & Surround sound
In the meantime, to get you in the mood, check out some of our team’s 2014 world cup predictions below….although i can’t help feeling that some of us are being a little biased!!
Urs – General Manager
Which Team will win the World Cup? Italy
Which Team will win be runner-up at the World Cup? Switzerland
Which player will win the golden boot? Eden Hazzard
Gee – Sales & Marketing Manager
Which Team will win the World Cup? Germany
Which Team will win be runner-up at the World Cup? Spain
Which player will win the golden boot? Thomas Muller
Max – Food & Beverage Manager
Which Team will win the World Cup? France
Which Team will win be runner-up at the World Cup? Brazil
Which player will win the golden boot? Frank Ribery
Yiew – Chief Engineer
Which Team will win the World Cup? Argentina
Which Team will win be runner-up at the World Cup? France
Which player will win the golden boot? Lionel Messi
Edward – E-Commerce & Revenue Manager
Which Team will win the World Cup? Brazil
Which Team will win be runner-up at the World Cup? England
Kick back and enjoy a cold drink at Balu’s Bar for Happy Hour, with 50% off drinks from 17:00h and 19:00h every day! Enjoy the majestic views and specialty drinks and cocktails, while chilling out at Phuket’s Coolest Beach lounge.
Enjoy 50% off all drinks, including cocktails, beers, wines and spirits (except bottles of wine) every evening from 17:00h to 19:00h. Check out this and our other events at the East 88 Beach lounge by visiting our website www.SerenityPhuket.com