Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Happy New Year present

Tara and Neil were married on the beach at Cape Panwa and they now have a beautiful little girl called Yasmin...

Now that they have visited us for the tenth time this means that they were entitled to a free Sunset Cruise on the Panwa Princess and they accordingly treated their friends by inviting them along. All in all, with Cape Panwa and Kantary Bay guests there were a total of 25 adults and seven children and all the invited guests had a Privilege Card as well!

Who’s next?
photos of their special day


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Special Weddings at Cape Panwa

At the same time as the ‘organised’ (Tim really tried, honest) events of Christmas and New Year, we had two weddings and thankfully no funerals.

The first wedding was between Ying and Mazen. This was a meeting of two people who have lived in Phuket for some time and had simply fallen in love.
How more classic can you get than that?

The special day began with Mazen and his friends arriving on a long-tail boat together and Mazen waving a pink flag that declared his love for Ying.

Ying then breezed along the beach with her father who gave her away in an emotional ceremony on the beach – surrounded by a lot of friends.

At the end of the ceremony Ying and Mazen poured some champagne to share and then quietly disappeared whilst their friends enjoyed it all.

Drinks were shared, followed by dinner at good old Panwa House – followed by a fire show and spirit balloons.

The second wedding was of Marina and Vjeko. I do believe that this was the first Croatian marriage ever at Cape Panwa.

It was a graceful and touching ceremony. Special vows were exchanged and the smiles on the couple's faces said it all.

Congratulations Ying and Mazen

Congratulations Marina and Vjeko


Monday, January 10, 2011

The Local Market

The days recently got a little longer and the air little drier recently - Loy Krathong was apparently the end of the rain and the start of the dry season.

This also means that the local people in Borae (the village where Cape Panwa is located) start to fill the roads at the bottom of the hill with a variety of different things.  The people arrive on their specially converted motorbikes with any assortment of attachments.

As an aside I wonder if there is any guide as to how large the gas cylinder perched on the back is allowed to be?

The food stalls are a permanent (except when it rains) fixture on the promenade opposite Kantary Bay. There is always a selection of roti, Traditional Thai coffees and an assortment of barbecued satay and sausages.

As the night gets longer there are new arrivals – t-shirts, sun-hats, DVDs, wood carvings, dresses, handbags, watches and a plethora of other bits and pieces.

If you can’t find what you want there take a trip to Patong or the Weekend Market.

See you there.

Panwa Local Market

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year from us

Cape Panwa wishes all of their guest and readers of this 
a Happy New Year.

The Christmas that we shared here on the beach was ‘blessed’ by some rain and our thanks go to all of you who braved the elements and continued to party through it.

Father Christmas arrived – albeit with an umbrella – 
and pleased all of the children waiting for his visit.

The New Year was noisy with fireworks and games that 
embarrassed the guest and the staff alike.

We wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year.