This October 14, Phukets famous Vegetarian Festival begins and lasts for 9 days. Dating back to 1825, this festival is a true cultural experience. The participants beleive that participating in the events and rituals bestows good fortune upon them. Sacred rituals are perfomed in various shrines (mainly in the Phuket town area – Around 15-20 minutes from Serenity) by the devotees of Thai Chinese origin. The history of the festival originates in the early 1800s when a Chinese Opera came to perform for Thai miners working in Phuket and when the entire group of performers fell sick, they all restrcited themselves to a strict vegetarian diet to honor the Emperor Gods. When their sickness disapeared, the locals began following this ritual once a year to bring good luck to its participants.
Be Warned – the festival is not for everyone to witness, especially not for the faint at heart. The tranced participants, belonging to local shrines, parade the streets while walking on burning coals, piercing their bodies, and other acts of self mortification. Specially prepared Vegan dishes can be found all over Phuket towns food stalls and markets during this event.
For those who want to preview the event, here is a short video. Please dont watch this if your not up to seeing the tranced locals doing their thing.
Coral Island is one of those activities that should be missed. Located 10 minutes away from Serenity via a boat trip that we will be happy to arrange.
The beautiful pristine waters are a perfect place to chill for an entire day. There are two main beaches on the Island, Long Beach and Banana Beach. We recommended that you spend your day on Banana beach which is not overcrowded like Long-Beach.
The water is clear and full of beautifully colorful fish which swim up to you offer them some bread. The beach is prefect for snorkeling, chilling on the beach with a glass of wine, and late afternoon lunch, and grabbing an afternoon snooze under one of the picturesque palm trees.
This beach is great in both low and high seasons and is perfect for all types of visitors.
Book your trip now via our Yim Siam front desk service. Ask about our day trip picnic basket while your at it :).
Did you know that Phuket’s newest golf course is only minutes away from Serenity Resort & Residences? Phunaka golf course phuket, features the island’s best driving range, including short game practice area and a picturesque 9-holes golf course.
This is an ideal place for those who like to take up the game and take advantage of their world class training facilities or for established players who prefer not to spend an entire day for golf by driving to one of the 18-holes courses in Phuket.
Ka Jok See is one of those places that defines a vacation. Many a time we hear from our Guests comments such as “wow” thats an eve we wont forget or what a spot! I dont remember when I last had so much fun!.
What is it? Well its a restaurant with really good food but many a time its much more than that. Located in a quiet area of Phuket Town, Ka Jok See (which means “Stained glass”) is a small food establishment that has never really needed to market itself because the guests do the marketing for them.
Open only several times a week during the evening, Ka Jok See slowly turns into a wild party as dinner service ends. The waiters, many of which are dancers by trade will randomly pick a quest during dinner and begin dancing between the tables. Slowly but surely the music gets louder and without noticing how it happens this small and beautiful restaurant turns into a full blown party with everyone including the owner (who DJ’s by the way) goes wild late into the night.
Words dont do this place justice. Just try to get a table! Hopefully you will be on the lucky ones who gets a spot (reservations is a must! talk to our front office to book) Enjoy!
We would like to offer you to participate in a new Serenity Project. Send us your Serenity Phuket photos and if we decide to use yours on our website or social media (facebook etc), we will give you a 3,000 baht (approx $100 USD) voucher towards your next room reservation!
It’s really simple. Just email your pictures (as many as you want!) to the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and email address. It’s that simple!
By the way, the higher resolution images have a better chance to be chosen! So, get your cameras out and get snapping, we are looking forward to seeing some winning photos!
Terms & Conditions:
- The competition is open only until midnight on 31 October 2012.
- Photos must be owned and taken by yourself.
- Vouchers are valid on the next visit & cannot be redeemed between 24/12/12 & 31/01/13
- Serenity have the right to use the photos as required.
- You, the owner of the photo, must be willing to give full copyright and usage rights to Serenity Resort and Residences in writing.
Yin-Dee-Ton-Rab (Welcome) to this, the inaugural post of our new Phuket blog! It’s Official Serenity Resort & Residences has joined Phuket’s “blogosphere”. We thought we would try our hand at journalism, giving you a fresh and fun filled guide to Phuket, giving you the low-down on the REAL scene in Phuket, featuring all of our favorite places to see and things to do. There will be features, expert travel tips, reviews, interviews, competitions and all kinds of cool stuff; consider this your “go-to” guide for Phuket.
Whether you are considering staying with us or have already returned home, we will have lots of interesting shareable and downloadable guides and resources, as well as all the best insider local information to help you squeeze every last drop of fun out of your visit to our sunny shores!
What better way to kick things off, than to introduce ourselves Meet the Team. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you would like to suggest a feature or have a Serenity story to share. Thanks all and we look forward to welcoming you to Serenity Phuket & East88!
Serenity Resort & Residences, Phuket is located in Chalong bay, a picturesque area of the island that is just 20 minutes from Phuket Town and an easy 45-minute drive from Phuket International airport. It is also conveniently located for access to the south of the island beaches.
Click here to read more about our location.