Artikel tagged “Beach”

  • No caving to Similan tour operator pressure

    No caving to Similan tour operator pressure

    The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation is refusing to bow to pressure from tour operators in Phang-nga for it to ease current restrictions on the number of visitors to the Similan Islands. Songtham Suksawang, director of the National Parks Division of the department, says the decision to limit the number of daily visitors to the island at 3,325 plus another 525 visitors for scuba diving was intended to preserve the environment and ecology of the island.

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    Hands off Maya Bay

    In one corner, marine scientists and biologists who are urging the government to keep Maya Bay closed as it struggles to rehabilitate following years of tourism abuse. In the other, local tour operators who say that the region’s main money-spinner has been taken away from them affecting their pockets and the many people they employ. Meanwhile Maya Bay is slowly recovering without the visit of 5,000 tourists and boats every day.

  • Tourism operators appeal indefinite closure of Maya Bay

    Tourism operators appeal indefinite closure of Maya Bay

    by Sitthichai Sikhawat The indefinite closure of Koh Phi Phi Ley’s Maya Bay is causing ripples of concern through the island’s tourism associations, operators and beyond. The Krabi Tourism Association president Wattana Rerngsamut is appealing the indefinite closure in an order listed in the Royal Gazette on Monday and made public on Tuesday.

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    The art of Thai massage – Chann Wellness Spa, Kamala

    Time to relax, time to be pampered. You deserve some ‘me’ time to get refreshed and be indulged at the Chann Wellness Spa at Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa, Phuket in Kamala

  • The Boracay make-over is revealed in a month

    The Boracay make-over is revealed in a month

    Fewer hotels, no smoking or partying on the beaches. And construction works will still be going on. Welcome to the new Boracay.

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    A new dusitD2 opening in Krabi later this year

    Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Vogue Pranang Bay Resort Company to run the new dusitD2 in Ao Nang, poised to open at the end of this year. The hotel will be the second Dusit property in Krabi. Located 25 km from Krabi International Airport, the new dusitD2 Ao Nang is located on a hillside in downtown Ao Nang, yet within walking distance to the beach. The downtown location is also within walking distance of supermarkets, convenience stores, cafés and fast-food outlets

  • TAT article promoting ‘friendly waves’ gets slammed

    TAT article promoting ‘friendly waves’ gets slammed

    Bad timing for the TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) after they posted a feature on August 10 that promoted surfing off Phuket’s west coast beaches. Phuket is currently facing a crisis of confidence over the lack of adequate lifeguard services along its west coast beaches, battered annually by heavy seas and deadly rip tides and currents from the south-west monsoon.

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    Central Phuket opens on September 10

    The new Central Phuket is set to open its doors on September 10. The announcement was made at Centara Grand Beach Resort, also owned by the Central Pattana Group. The concept of the new shopping centre, twice as big as the current Central Festival, is ‘The World Comes To Play’

  • Chalong Police warn of beach thief at Nai Harn

    Chalong Police warn of beach thief at Nai Harn

    Chalong Police are warning about a Nai Harn Beach thief after a tourist’s bag was stolen over the weekend. The Chalong Police were contacted after a Chinese tourist’s bag was stolen at Nai Harn Beach. Police say that the tourist reported that there was three mobile phones, 5,000 baht cash and a passport inside the bag.

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    Twinpalms hotels & resorts celebrate their 14th anniversary

    PHOTO: Collard Studios One of Phuket’s home-grown brands, Twinpalms is inviting members, guests and residents to join the revelry at Catch Beach Club on Saturday, September 22, to mark 14 years of offering luxury hospitality and entertainment on Thailand’s largest destination island. Bang Tao Beach will once again be adorned with party- goers beautified in white clothing (as is the annual strict white dress code custom) and will be THE place to be to enjoy the very best music and entertainment in Phuket. In signature Twinpalms style, the evening will be a stunning jamboree with complimentary entrance for everyone and traditional reduced prices for all to enjoy the spirit of inclusive hospitality in style