Sawasdee ka everyone…
What is happening in TAT?
- Our new Director, Mrs. Busakorn Prommanot, also known as Khun Apple, has finally arrived in Sydney last week having gone through a lengthy Australian visa processing. If you’d like to meet with her or give her a warm welcome, please reach out to Busakorn Prommanotdirector@thailand.net.au.
- TAT will release The MICHELIN Guide Thailand at the end of this year. For 2023, The MICHELIN Guide Thailand will feature for the first time Northeast Thailand or Isan – to be represented by the four key cities of Nakhon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, and Khon Kaen – in addition to Bangkok, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Phang-nga. These four cities have been selected to represent the Northeast region’s distinctive and flavourful cuisine, as well as its remarkable natural and cultural heritage.
Destination Highlight: Kamala Beach, Phuket
First thing that comes to mind when we talk about Kamala Beach would be the ultra-luxury resorts. That’s how this beach got its nickname, the Millionaire’s Mile. Kamala Beach is a tranquil beach on the west coast of Phuket, popular with families and travellers who prefer a quiet holiday. Kamala’s location is perfect, only 6km north of the busy and action packed Patong and just south of Laem Singh beach. Kamala was originally a small fishing village, with the local population being mainly Muslim. Over the years Kamala has also become a popular destination for retirees and long-term visitors that stay in the small hotels, villas, and apartment rentals.
The fishing village atmosphere remains, and it’s not unusual to see local fishermen casting their nets. Until recently the nightlife at Kamala was rather laidback with a few reggae bars and restaurants, however with the opening of Café Del Mar Beach Club and HQ Phuket Beach lounge the nightlife here has certainly ramped up.
Product Highlight: Andara Resort & Villas Phuket
One of Phuket’s beloved resorts keeps guests returning year after year for a reason. This lavish, spacious hideaway is situated on the west coast of the island in Kamala Bay. Offering a collection of oversized one to four-bedroom suites, most with private pools and ultra-luxe 3 -6-bedroom pool villas complete with your own private chef and villa attendant. We recommend taking advantage of the multi-bedroom suites and bringing your besties along for a stay in the popular pool suite, with 200-400 sq. metres of privacy including a spacious indoor lounge/dining room area. You want to make sure you don’t miss the daily poolside cocktail specials at the main resort pool, and bespoke wellness treatments at Andara Spa. The resort even has its own yacht, The Celebrity, ready for private charters in the beautiful Andaman Sea. If you want to know more, check out Andara Resort Video.