Friday, September 28, 2018

Captain Bush Lane in Bangkok

Each week we post a link to an article in Bangkok 101 -

This week we chose to share with you an article about Captain Bush Lane - - original article written by Luc Citrinot.

 “Not many foreigners have their name given to a street in Bangkok”

John Bush came to Thailand in 1857 after the Bowring Treaty was signed between Siam and Britain.

King Rama IV requested that John Bush aid the trade on the Chao Phraya River – John Bush did admirably for 30 years whist creating the Bangkok Dock Company and also making him enormously rich.

John Bush built a wonderful villa which copied the ‘Palladian’ style of the northern Italian mansions. And the mansion stills stands next to the oldest embassy in Thailand – the Portuguese embassy.

The building stood empty for a while after the death of John Bush but was recently restored and now is a building which proudly stands near the River Chao Phraya and is known in #Bangkok as ‘House No.1’.

Near the home are also the historical warehouses – built by the Leaonowens family – who were the British Educators of the Royal children during the reign of King Mongkut.

There are also the warehouses built by the Japanese 70 years ago for transporting war materials on the Thai-Burmese railway to Rangoon – which now serve as art spaces, shops, boutiques and more.

An interesting area in Bangkok to visit; enjoy Bangkok and, if you do come to Bangkok, please think of staying with us at Cape House OR Kantary House


Saturday, September 22, 2018

14 best viewpoints in and around Phuket

Each week we post a link to an article we have found in Phuket 101 -  and  today’s post is a list if the 14 best viewpoints in and around Phuket -

1)     Karon Beach viewpoint -

2)     Phuket Big Buddha -

3)     Windmill Viewpoint – Ya Nui Beach -

4)     Promthep Cape Viewpoint -

5)     Kata Noi Viewpoint -

6)     Wassa Homemade Bar -

7)     Heaven Rooftop Restaurant -

8)     Karon Beach Viewpoint -

9)     Laem Singh Viewpoint -

10)   Radar Hill Viewpoint -

11)   Khao Rang Hill Viewpoint -

12)   Black Rock Viewpoint -

13)   Panwa Viewpoint – - in front of us at Kantary Bay Hotel. - 

14)   Samet Nangshe Viewpoint -

What about visiting all these when you visit Phuket?

Photos courtesy of #Instagram and alenamakkarena, prettylida, petcharat_v



Sunday, September 16, 2018

Bangkok - the most visited city in the world

“Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and by far its biggest city with 8 million people and its metropolitan area reaches the 14 M. According to a recent study Bangkok is also the most visited city in the world!

Try the Sky Train (BTS), - -  how about getting a Rabbit card for your stay?

Walk, walk, walk – it can be very hot but it is well worth it.

Take the boat on the Chao Phraya river – some of our Social Media Team take it to the office everyday!

Explore China Town – always buzzing with something, worth visiting - location:  

Go temple hopping – don’t miss Wat Pho ( and Wat Arun (  – if you can get a river side seat in a restaurant over the water as the moon rises behind Wat Arun you will be very happy.

Street Food – this is everywhere in Bangkok!

Chatuchak Market – so much to buy here – take an empty rucksack? Location:

Wang Lang Market – an amazing shopping collection here – like stepping back years but don’t get lost in the maze of stalls! Location:

Siam Paragon, Central World Plaza etc – shopping!!!!

Lumpini Park – always a place to visit – a big park in the centre of the Financial area in Bangkok. Location:



Monday, September 10, 2018

In Phuket - things to do when it rains

We have had some rain recently in Phuket so we have found something from Phuket 101 which might be of use to you - things to do when it rains.

1)     Get a Spa treatment – Cape Spa is just in front of the hotel - 

2)     Try the silly activities at Jungceylon - you will understand when you get there!

3)     Shop at Central Festival –  there’s also restaurants and a cinema.

4)     Phuket Trickeye Museum - a lot of fun, don’t forget your camera.

5)     Explore Phuket Old Town – here’s an App which might help

6)     Visit Phang Nga Bay – think about getting wet with John Gray Sea Canoe - but take protection for your camera!

7)     Phuket Aquarium – that’s just near us! – go over the hill and have a cake and coffee at CafĂ© Kantary

8)     The Upside Down House - always fun, but a little disorientating, try the maze as well.

9)     Visit some museums – here’s some ideas.

10)   Get wetter at Splash Jungle – a lot of fun.

11)   Thai Cooking classes – we can offer one at Cape PanwaHotel.

12)   Try yourself at Thai Boxing

If you are leaving Cape Panwa Hotel for the day you might find that when you get there it might have stopped raining so take your swimming bits to explore another beach.


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Cape Kudu Hotel and Baan Yuyen

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

In this edition - Pages 78-80 - one writer visited Cape Kudu Hotel and stayed at Baan Yuyen

“Feeling at Home just took on a whole new meaning”

In fact, it’s not your typical two-bedroom pool villa at all! In fact, it’s not so much a ‘villa’ as it is a fully furnished abode that feels luxuriously…liveable.

In other words, your own actual holiday home: 1,314 square-metres of familiar comforts – think books, toys, charmingly mismatched crockery – all to your loved ones and yourself. This home-away-from-home consists of two annexes, each with their own double bedrooms, linked by an open terrace. 

Each annex has its own restroom, bathroom and yes, private pool (that’s not one but two pools on the property). Additionally, the main villa boasts a 25 square-metre fully equipped kitchen area and a generously appointed living area.

Please read the whole article here - or in the Cape and Kantary magazine which can be found in all Cape and Kantary properties