Friday, August 17, 2018

7 best night markets in Phuket

Each week we post a link to an article we have found in Phuket 101 -  and this week it is about what they tell us is the 7 best night markets in Phuket -

1)     Chillva Market  - a trendy market and popular with the local teenagers with a vast array of things to buy, eat and see – location: and Facebook:

2)     Sunday Walking Street Market – Phuket Old Town is a wonderful place to visit any time but on Sunday this is here! – location:

3)     Phuket Weekend Market – A popular location for tourists and locals, 50% is food, just on the outskirts of Phuket Town -  

4)     Phuket Indy Market – a smaller market in Phuket Town – popular with the school children as it begins to open at 4pm – straight from school! – location:

5)     Malin Plaza Patong - there is a plethora of fresh fruit, vegetables and food here – location:

6)     Karon Temple Market - in a temple and Karon beach is just around the corner – location:

7)     Fun Friday Avenue - more markets are popping up and this one is on the way to Phuket Laguna, close to the BangTao beach – location:

There are a great many more – this selection is just a drop in the ocean and there is a small market over the hill from Cape Panwa Hotel in the evenings if you do not want to travel. Images from Phuket101,  


Saturday, August 11, 2018

10 best things that to do if you visit Bangkok

Today’s post is by Road Affair - - and is about the 10 best things that to do if you visit Bangkok -

“Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, is a feast for the senses. The smells, sounds and tastes you’ll come across will make you feel alive.

1.   Eat some street food - there is certainly an abundance of that here!

2.   Go to the Cinema - this is quite a luxury and is not as expensive as some places. Please remember it may be cold and to stand up when the National Anthem is played at the beginning

3.   Ride on the BTS – this will take you all over Bangkok (literally) and you don’t need the traffic – you might want to invest in a ‘Rabbit Card’.

4.   Get a Thai Massage – stay away from Patpong for this, unless this is what you are looking for...

5.   Relax/Workout in Lumpini Park – wonderful early in the morning

6.   Have a Sunset Drink at a Sky Bar – there are a lot to choose from!

7.   Take a Boat Ride on the Chao Phraya River – choose one for just you or the river-bus – which can be very busy!

8.   Do something a little quirky – the Siriraj Medical Museum - -  or the Airplane Graveyard -

9.   Visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market – a wonderful experience but take a big bag with you to carry all that shopping!

10. Go Temple Hopping – there are a plethora in Bangkok to choose from.

Stay with us at Cape House - - or Kantary House -


Sunday, August 5, 2018

The best in Phuket

Cape+Kantary is a magazine that you will find in all the Cape and Kantary Properties.

In this edition - - (Pages 74-76) one writer visited Phuket and compiled a list for visitors.

"Cape+Kantary Magazine put together a guide to help you get the most from your stay.”

Best Hotel: Cape Panwa Hotel –

Best Tour: John Gray Sea Canoe –

Best Souvenir: Chalong Bay Rum –

Best Coffee: Hock Hoe Lee –

Best Bar: Cue Bar – www.facebook/cuebarphuket

Best CafĂ©: The Food Gallery –

Best Beach: Cape Panwa -

Best Beachside Dining: Panwa House  –

Best Island: Koh Yao Yai -

Best Gallery: Watcharin Rodnit -

We hope that you will decide to stay with us at Kantary Bay - -  or Cape Panwa Hotel -