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2014 FIFA Football World Cup in Phuket

Edward Kennedy   |   April 21, 2014   |   Events & Celebrations   |   0 Comments

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
  • Comfortable seating
  • 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

GM world cup football predictions
Nationality: Swiss

  • 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

Gee's 2014 football predictions
Nationality: Thai

  • 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

Maxime's 2014 football world cup predictions

Nationality: French

  • 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
Yiew's 2014 fifa football predictions

Nationality: Thai

  • 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

Edward's 2014 Fifa World cup predictions
Nationality: English

  • Which Team will win the World Cup? Brazil
  • Which Team will win be runner-up at the World Cup? England
  • Which player will win the golden boot? Neymar

 
Send us your 2014 Football world cup predictions to east88@serenityphuket.com for a chance to win a special prize!
 
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Happy Hour! 50% off Drinks at Balu’s Bar Every day from 17:00h to 19:00h

Edward Kennedy   |   January 23, 2014   |   Food & Drink   |   0 Comments

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

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Wall Street – The 4th High Season Lift Off Party

Edward Kennedy   |   October 24, 2013   |   Events & Celebrations   |   0 Comments

It’s that time of the year again…It’s the 4th High Season Lift Off Party! To celebrate the start of Phuket’s high season, Serenity is launching the Wall Street Event. Starting from 19:00h with trading starting at 19:30h, on Friday 1st November 2013, hosted by one of Phuket’s 91.5fm DJ’s, celebrate the high season with us…happy trading!

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The wall street event is an Invitation Only event and is not a public event. RSVP events@serenityphuket.com or call 076 371 900.

 

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The Serenity Team hit the Town!

Edward Kennedy   |   September 23, 2013   |   Events & Celebrations   |   0 Comments

Serenity 2013 Staff Party

It’s that time of year again…the Serenity Staff Party! To celebrate another successful year, the Serenity team hit the town (Phuket Town that is) and enjoyed a wonderful evening of live entertainment, delicious food and plenty of drinks!

There were some fantastic live dance shows from each department as well as a Thai rock n roll show by our GM and the expat team! Hosted by our IT manager (MC Chat) and Reservation Manager (MC Em-Orn), there were prizes, a live band, DJ and LOTS of dancing.

Visit our Facebook page here and check out our party photos. Last but not least, we would like to give a big heartfelt thank you to all our guests for another wonderful year and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Serenity soon!

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Serenity welcomes new Food & Beverage Manager

Edward Kennedy   |   August 8, 2013   |   News & Features   |   0 Comments

Maxime Food & Beverage Manager

Serenity Resort & Residences Phuket and East 88 Beach Lounge are pleased to announce the appointment of Maxime Gaillard as our new Food & Beverage Manager. Originally from Bordeaux in South Western France, Maxime comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in hospitality and food & beverage service.

Maxime has a Masters degree in Hotel & Tourism Management and a European Masters Degree in Hotel & Tourism Management from VATEL International School in Bordeaux and is here to help make your experience at Serenity and East 88, a memorable one.

Maxime, who has previously held positions in 5 star resorts in Abu Dhabi and in Phuket, will make sure the food is hot, the drinks are cold, and that the music keeps playing. If you have a question about the menu, want to discuss a banquet event, or just want to request the next song from the DJ, talk to Maxime at fb@serenityphuket.com

 

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Celebrate Songkran 2013 at Serenity Phuket

Edward Kennedy   |   March 26, 2013   |   Events & Celebrations   |   0 Comments

‘Songkran’, which means “to pass/move into” in ancient Sanskrit, is the name given to the annual Thai festival, which celebrates the ‘Thai New Year’. Songkran is a nationwide holiday and is a time when younger generations pay respect to the elder generations by sprinkling their hands with water.

What is songkran

In recent years, Songkran has been adopted by the fun-loving younger generations as a great excuse for a nationwide water fight! Expect to see hundreds of people in the streets throwing water at each other, which is symbolises wishing someone ‘good luck’ for the coming year…during April, the hottest month of the year, you will be grateful for the splash! Songkran is a wonderful day for families and friends to get together and a truly memorable occasion for tourists.

When is Songkran

Celebrate the Songkran festival with us at Serenity & East 88 on Sunday 13th April 2013, where there will be food, drinks and some great entertainment. From just 880 Baht ++ for adults and 440 Baht ++ for Children, enjoy our wonderful Buffet dinner, DJ and Water entertainment by the sea at East 88 Beach Lounge. Don’t miss this magical event, contact us at east88@serenityphuket.com to make your reservation!

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The Top 10 Events & Festivals in Phuket

Edward Kennedy   |   March 15, 2013   |   Events & Celebrations   |   0 Comments

Top 10 Events in Phuket by GeeThinking about booking your next visit to Phuket? Not sure when to come? To help you decide, here is a mix of some of the coolest, most fun, most different and most interesting events and festivals coming up in 2013 in Phuket. Gee, our very own Events & Marketing Manager, is ‘in-the-know’ about all the best places to see and be seen in Phuket, from Traditional Thai festivals through to International shows and Charity Events. So, without further ado, here are Gee’s Top 10 Events & Festivities for the remainder of 2013 in chronological order:

1. Phuket International Marine Expo (PIMEX) 2013 / Phuket Boat Show

When: March 21 – 24, 2013
Time: 11.00 – 19.00h
Where: The Royal Phuket Marina (RPM), Kho Keaw

The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), this year celebrates it’s 10th anniversary. Located at The Royal Phuket Marina (RPM) in Koh Kaew, the boat show takes place in a purpose built exhibition area, overlooking the marina, with a selection of fine dining venues. PIMEX showcases a range of luxury yachts as well as marine accessories, equipment, yachting services and more.

2. Black is Back Fashion Event

When: March 24, 2013
Time: from 19.00h
Where: Da Vinci Restaurant, Nai Harn Beach

Black is back, perhaps the most fashionable happening this spring, is the 3rd charity fashion show at Da Vinci Restaurant, in Nai Harn, not far from Serenity. This glamorous fashion event features special collections from European and Thai designers and an excellent selection of Italian food. Designers, models, photographers, stylists and all the islands fashion followers will be there.

3. Songkran Festival

When: April 13 – 15, 2013

Songkran is a magical time of year, where Thailand celebrates the Thai New Year. Family and friends gather together to ‘liberally’ spray each other, and often passers-by, with water as an act of wishing good luck for the coming year. Songkran is a unique and wonderful festival and is great fun for families and friends alike. Don’t be surprised if you get embroiled in a water-fight though!

4. Phuket Bike Week

When: April 14 – 21, 2013
Where: Patong Beach

This year is the 19th Annual Phuket Bike Week, dubbed “ASEAN Ride Together” and is the biggest motorcycle event in Asia. Phuket Bike Week attracts more than 5,000 motorcycles of all shapes and sizes, with more than 30,000 visitors from 26 countries. Featuring Bike Exhibitions, live music, custom bike competitions, beauty competitions, motocross and more, Phuket Bike Week is a great event to see.

5. 2nd Rawai Nai Harn Health & Fitness Festival

When: 18-19 May 2013

Featuring activities, seminars, classes and a party, the 2nd Annual Rawai-Nai Harn Health & Fitness Festival kicks off on the 18th May. For the fitness enthusiasts amongst you, this is not to be missed.

6. Phuket Raceweek

When: July 17 – 21, 2013
Where: Cape Panwa Bay

The 10th Annual Phuket Race Week is a 4-day world class yachting regatta, with award ceremonies and parties after each day’s racing, with the races broadcasted to 140 million people worldwide. There are 7 racing divisions, with everything from small mono-hull yachts to large multi-hulls competing for honors.

7. Phuket Vegetarian Festival

When: October, 2013 (Date to be announced)
Where: Chinese Shrines on the Island

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a colourful and unique event, usually held over a 9 day period, celebrates the Chinese communities belief that abstinence from meat and other kinds of stimulant for that period, promotes good health and peace of mind.

8. Challenge Laguna Phuket Triathlon

When: November 24 – 1 December 2013
Where: Laguna Phuket

The Challenge Laguna Phuket Triathlon, is Asia’s number 1 destination triathlon, with a 12 kilometer Run, 1.8 kilometer swim and a 55 kilometer bike ride, through some of the world’s most spectacular tropical scenery. Entrants come from all over the world and are from all different age groups and is a fun day out watching and supporting.

9. Loy Krathong Festival

When: November 17, 2013

Loy Krathong is Thailands ‘festival of lights’ and is held on the evening of the full moon of the 12 month on the Lunar Calendar.”Loy” which means to float and “krathong” which means a leaf cup or bowl, is a must see event for Phuket’s visitors and is a great evening for for families and couples. Krathongs are released into the ocean or rivers, at sunset, with a prayer, to promote good luck for the coming year.

10. Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

When: 30 November to 7 December
Where: Kata Beach

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, is Asia’s biggest and most popular Yacht racing event.Inaugurated in 1987 to celebrate the 60th Birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, the King’s Cup Regatta is more than just a boat racing regatta, with parties and events throughout the week.

 

Do you agree? Do you think there are other some better local beaches that we didn’t mention? Think others would agree? Let us know your thoughts at blog@serenityphuket.com.

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Top 10 Bars and Night Clubs in Phuket!

Edward Kennedy   |   January 19, 2013   |   Food & Drink   |   0 Comments

Now that your ‘In-the-know’ about the Top local restaurants, its only fair that we dish the dirt on the best bars and nightclubs in the area. First of all you should know that Phuket is home to an eclectic mix of Bars and night clubs, ranging from the chilled-out nightspots, through to the downright bizarre…here, we will focus more on the former.

Balu's Bar Rawai Phuket

Once again, our in-house connoisseurs (Urs & Pascal) were consulted for their recommendations, so here they are, our local Top 10 bars and nightclubs in Phuket.

1. Balu’s Bar

What list of great bars in Phuket would be complete without Balu’s bar i hear you say. Balu’s bar offers friendly staff, a cool relaxing setting beside the sea and a range of unique cocktails, excellent wines and International drinks of all kinds.

2. O2 Beach Club

Chalong’s newest nightspot is the O2 beach club, a chilled-out beach club / night club, with a kids corner in the day time and lively music in the evenings. Popular with tourists, the O2 beach club is one of the larger beach / night clubs in Phuket’s south.

3. V Lounge at Da Vinci

The V lounge in the Da Vinci Restaurant, is an upmarket lounge bar with comfortable sofa seats and a large range of wines and cocktails. Offering a chilled out environment, the V lounge is popular for after-dinner drinks.

4. Timber Hut

The Timber hut in Phuket Town, has been one of the most popular night spots in Phuket for almost 27 years, popular with tourists and locals alike. Timber Hut has a live in-house band who perform a mix of Thai and International Pop songs.

5. Sofa Pub

Sofa Pub in Phuket town, is a modern style nightclub complex, often featuring live bands and even livlier DJs. Sofa is a late night night club popular with tourists and locals in Phuket’s town centre.

6. Sanaeha Bar

Sanaeha is a hip young bar in Phuket town centre, known as ‘old town’, with live music a few nights a week. Ideal for a date or a night out for a small group of friends, Sanaeha, offers an intimate and vibrant setting and a range of wines, beers and spirits.

7. Factory Bar

The factory bar in Patong is perhaps the most lively of our Top 10, set in the heart of Patong. The factory bar is a lively night club/bar with chilled-out sofa seats, popular with the younger tourist crowd.

8. Freedom Bar

Freedom bar in Rawai, is a lively local hang-out and a sports bar. Showing all the major sporting events, Freedom is popular among the younger visitors to Rawai.

9. Orange’s Irish Pub

The brand new Oranges Irish Pub in Nai Harn village, is the newest edition to the Nai Harn Bar scene, offering all the traditional Irish and international beverages.

10. Friendship Beach

Friendship Beach, Serenity’s neighbour, offers a chilled-out setting beside the sea, ideal for after dinner drinks, with it’s romantic setting and large range of drinks and cocktails.

Do you agree? Do you think there are other some better local bars to visit in Phuket? Think others would agree? Let us know your thoughts at blog@serenityphuket.com.

 

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Celebrate the Start of High Season at the Famous Serenity Lift off Party!

Edward Kennedy   |   October 26, 2012   |   Entertainment   |   0 Comments

It’s that time of year again…The 3rd Annual High Season Lift off party is here! Starting at 14:00 on Sunday 4th November, hosted by the one-and-only DJ Doris from Phuket’s 91.5 FM, celebrate the start of high season with us!

3rd Annual Serenity High Season Lift off party

For only 650 Baht Net per adult or 150 Baht Net for children under 14, enjoy an open bar (including beers, wines and a range of spirits and soft drinks), and try out some of East 88′s culinary delights from our sumptuous buffet.

Throughout the party, DJ Doris will be on-hand for entertainment and will help to host the 2012 Serenity Olympics! Signup in teams of 4 from the East 88 Beach Lounge Facebook page or by contacting us at east88@serenityphuket.com. There are lots of cool prizes to be won, you may even get your hands on the 2012 Serenity Cup!

However, because space is limited, reservations are required, book now by contacting the East 88 team at east88@serenityphuket.com…Let the games begin!.

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