Exciting upcoming events to enhance your vacation fun
If you like to party then check out the variety of EDM events organized by Vibes Phuket, as they will be hosting an ongoing series of beach parties this year—mainly taking place at the ultra-cool Catch Beach Club (202/88, Moo 2, Cherngtalay). International DJs set to perform include: Erick Morillo on March 10th; Romain Pelletti on March 17th; and Roger Sanchez on March 31st. The club also hosts signature theme events, including Le Cirque—where DJs are accompanied by acrobats, jugglers, knife throwers, fortune tellers, mimes, and magicians (the next ones are scheduled for March 9th and March 30th).
Fine dining lovers series
Although still under 30, Chef Phatchara ‘Pom’ Pirapak (left) is the queen of the kitchen at the Michelin-starred Saneh Jaan restaurant in Bangkok. In April she will be doing two special meals at Saffron restaurant in the Banyan Tree Phuket as part of the long-running ‘Fine Dining Lovers Guest Chef Series’ presented by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. Chef Pom will be serving a set dinner at 7:30pm on Friday April 6th, and Saturday April 7th, with both menus priced at B3,500 (B4,800 for the wine pairing option in which carefully selected wines are served with each course). For reservations call 076 342 400.
Best Rosé Competition
Wine lovers travelling to Phuket in May should make it a point to stop by The Nai Harn resort to sample some of the winning vintages at the 3rd annual Best Rosé, Thailand competition, hosted by renowned wine expert James Suckling. On Thursday, May 10th, James will be conducting a private, blind tasting—sampling more than 80 international rosés brought into Thailand by various Thai wine importers—and then on Friday, May 11th, there will be a gala awards ceremony at 6pm at Reflections, the resort’s stunning infinity-edged rooftop bar. The public is invited to come and taste all 80+ wines that entered the competition, as well as the Top 10 winners (which will be added to The Nai Harn’s wine list for a full year). Wines can be purchased by the bottle or glass, and there is no charge for admission. For more on The Nai Harn, see page 57.
Laguna Phuket Marathon
Thousands of runners from around the world will compete in the annual Laguna Phuket Marathon, which snakes its way around the beautiful backdrop of the Laguna resorts on Bang Tao Beach. Alongside the full 42 km marathon is a 21 km half-marathon, a 10 km run, a 5 km walk, and a 2 km kids race, with the events split over two days. Fees vary for Thai, expat, and overseas competitors, and a portion of the monies raised will go towards the Laguna Phuket Foundation’s ongoing ‘Developing Sustainable Schools Programme’ that has benefited hundreds of school children in Phuket and neighbouring provinces.