If there’s one thing Bangkok isn’t short on, it’s markets for shopping. There are markets on every corner, with new ones popping up almost every week. We are going to take you through our five most favourite busiest central bangkok markets.
The Phuket Hotel Association Member hotels, including Serenity Resort & Residences Phuket this year came together to reduce the usage of plastic bottles as part of a series of environmental initiatives to reduce plastic waste on the beautiful island of Phuket. In the first year, member hotels were able to save 4.4 million plastic bottles, with all members moving away from plastic water bottles and instead opting for glass bottles.
The saving of 4.4 million bottles per year equates to an astounding 12,054 bottles per day, a 51% reduction! It is important to us and to other member hotels of the Phuket Hotel Association to reduce our environmental impact and to keep Phuket, the beautiful place to visit that it is.
Moving forward, in the coming months and years, as part of the Phuket Hotel Association, our team, led by our General Manager, Urs, will continue to push for envorinmental intiatives and strive to reduce our plastic waste.
After 4 years of construction and traffic mayhem, the new underpass road at the 5-road Chalong circle intersection has finally opened on 1 June 2019!
This main traffic artery connects the Rawai and Nai Harn area with the rest of Phuket island and is essential for the movement of traffic to and from this part of the island.
The news come as a huge relief for the hotels, businesses and local residents operating and living in our area.
Our part of Phuket Island can now be reached easily once again and without a 20 plus minutes wait in the notorious traffic jam at the circle.
The modern underpass road/tunnel is about 500 meters long and connects Rawai with ChaoFah West Road leading up to Central Department store and Phuket International Airport.
The tunnel is very well lit and looks safe to drive through as you can discover in the video published together with this blog post.
We look forward to welcoming more tourists and local residents in Rawai and Nai Harn to experience this beautiful and authentic part of Phuket Island, where people come to relax and escape from the busy tourist centres located on the West Coast of Phuket Island.
Rawai and Nai Harn offer you some of the best beaches in Phuket and large choice of local Thai and seafood restaurants run by families since generations.
We are also home to some of the finest hotels and dining venues catering for those looking for a more refined environment and taste.
Phuket is built on tourism, it’s an absolute tourist hub that lives and breathes tourism. However the tourist industry differs throughout the year in Phuket. During high season, from the months of November to April, Phuket is heaving with Russian tourists. There are tons of Russian expats all year round but especially Russian tourists during the high season months. This is primarily because this is the winter months in Russia and can reach -20 degrees…. No wonder why they all flea to some place warmer!
Maintaining clean beaches is a hot topic in Phuket. Sadly for us it’s been a long struggle keeping our beautiful beaches clean and pristine. However there are things that we can all do to help prevent beach damage. Here are our 5 top tips on how we can do out bit to save our beaches and put an end to beach dumping grounds.
Phuket have become the hub for fitness travel. Wellness tourism is on the rise and Phuket is reaping the benefits. With new gyms, yoga retreats, detox centres and muay thai camps popping up left right and centre, there’s a reason why everyone is choosing Phuket as their fitness holiday destination.
Phuket just completed its 5th night run! This race is divided into three categories, a 3.4km run, a 5, 6km run and a 10.8km, so no matter your fitness levels, anyone can get involved. From children to grandparents, and anyone in between, this run is for everyone.
When it comes to shopping in Phuket, you won’t be short on choice! From high end shopping centres to authentic street stalls and everything in between. We know that for most holiday goers here in Phuket, they want to take back a little piece of Phuket home with them. So we’ve got the low down on all the perfect places to shop for your Phuket memorabilia.
No longer is phuket that desolate island just filled with sandy beaches and street bars. Far from it! Phuket is now investing in its infrastructure and is becoming one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Here are three of our favourite Phuket upgrades that we’re currently loving.
Thailand is known for one very special animal, the elephant. Elephants are probably one of the most beloved animals of all time. Huge in stature, yet kind and caring in nature. Known to be man’s best friend. However sadly elephants in Thailand are often mistreated. They are commonly used for amusement in the circus, used as rides for the tourists or even worse, abused and killed for their ivory tusks. It’s up to us to help save the elephants and bring them back to their natural habitat. They can’t speak up, but we can speak up for them.