Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Management Cocktail Party

A Management Cocktail Party means that you get to sip cocktails on the terrace of Uncle Nan’s Italian Restaurant whilst the sun goes down over Big Buddah in the distance – beautiful.

What’s more you get to eat all those delectable nibbles that our very creative Chef Phudon and his team manage to create for your pleasure. What’s more is that he keeps making new creations.

There is always someone there with a camera and each cocktail party since the 15th of December 2007 – please have a look!  If you can find yourself in the picture email Tim at the Cape Panwa Hotel and he can add your name and the next time you come he will buy you a drink!

See you there.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Vegetarian Festival in Phuket (2010)

Recently it was time for the famous Vegetarian Festival in Phuket Town again.

The Vegetarian Festival has been celebrated in Phuket since 1825 when members of a Chinese travelling opera group, visiting the town’s miners, were all taken sick. However they recovered swiftly when their diet was changed to a vegetarian one to honour the two Chinese Emperor Gods.

The festival is certainly a celebration of face piercing, spiritual possession, firecrackers, fire walking, walking on sharp bladed ladders, hot oil bathing – oh and eating vegetarian food!

We took some of our guests from the hotel (as we did last year) with us to watch the procession through Phuket Town and they all remarked that it was something that you needed to see – “at least once”.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The fish at Coral island

In a previous blog we wrote about the virtues of visiting Coral Island onboard the Panwa Princess III and how easy it is to visit there from the hotel.

We have since heard a lot from guests who have visited the island with their shockproof (untested) and waterproof (tested) expensive digital cameras – thanks Brian, Tony and Jonathan. If you have any photographs of Coral Island, underwater and above water, please email them to Tim at am@capepanwa.com and he will post them.

We have a selection of these contributors’ photographs for you to have a look at.  Tim has said that he will visit the local Phuket Aquarium to ensure that the fish have the correct name – watch this space.