Monthly Archives: November 2015

Loy Krathong, Island-Style


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Thailand is a country packed with fascinating rituals and traditions, from nationwide water festivals to quiet temple rites. In November, Thais celebrate Loy Krathong, a colourful festival of lights, flowers and water. Being surrounded by the sea, Koh Phangan has its own special ways of celebrating and this week’s blog is all about how to get involved.

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Eating out on Koh Phangan

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Life’s a beach on Koh Phangan.

Not only are there luxury villas and apartments, set just steps from the sandy shore, from which to watch glorious sunsets over the ocean, there’s a burgeoning cuisine scene that goes beyond the usual (but always tasty) Thai fare, with a quality and variety that might just surprise you.

Here at Bay Residence, we like a good meal, and while there’s certainly nothing wrong with the great, simple Thai seafood you can find everywhere, we know it’s sometimes nice to change it up. So, we’re highlighting some of our favourite foodie hot spots on the island. Bon appetit!

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What to do on Koh Phangan

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Besides lounging in luxury by the pool, with views out to the ocean from your spacious, breezy, beachside apartment, what could you possibly want to do on Koh Phangan? For the active among you, this week’s blog is all about the myriad activities you can do in and around this island paradise… if you can be bothered to leave your beach chair or poolside lounger.

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