Beginner Diver’s – DSD or OWC?

Beginner diver’s have many options when it comes to learning to dive. A one day Discover Scuba Diving experience is a perfect way to jump in the water and see if you like diving while a more intensive four day Open Water Course is the first step in becoming a licensed diver.

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Phad Thai Rock ‘n’ Roll – Opens in Kantiang Bay

Phad Thai Rock and Roll

Who says you can’t combine the themes of your favourite music and tasty food, all in one comfortable environment?

Well, if you’re in Kantiang Bay in the south of Ko Lanta and you’re looking for simple, yet delicious thai food with unique recipes, then Phad Thai Rock N’ Roll is just the place for you! Continue reading

Drunken Tailors End of Season Closing Sale!

Drunken Tailors

Drunken Tailors Season Closing Sale! Drunken Tailors is closing it’s doors for the low season and every item in the shop has been reduced to just 100 THB, everything must go! Don’t miss out on this once-only chance to shop for bargains in Kantiang Bay!

The proprietors of Drunken Tailors are calling their ‘end of season’ discounts a “sale”, but when you realize that EVERYTHING in the store is only 100 THB, you can see that it is a CLEARANCE that is aimed to benefit you!

Drunken Tailors, the small, eclectic shop full of clothing and accessories from all over Thailand, is closing it’s doors for the low season. After a lovely high season, Kantiang Bay now shifts it’s focus to quieter times for some businesses. So, to your benefit, Drunken Tailors‘ season ending sale should leave you with bags of new items for your wardrobe.

Nestled just off of the main road in Kantiang Bay Village between Drunken Sailors Coffeeshop and Scubafish Dive Centre, you’ll find this cozy shop. If you aren’t impressed with the selection, then you surely will be by the fact that many or most of the items inside are handmade either locally or even by one of the proprietors own mother!

So, if you’re looking for original designs, accessories or other knick-knacks, please stop by…and SOON! Drunken Tailors will only be open until May 5th, 2013!

Come with an idea, leave with a memory!

Bamboo Shop Open in Kantiang Bay

Bamboo Shop

Bamboo Shop – newly opened this season – a souvenir and gift shop run by P’Liew.

Located in the heart of the Walking Street area in Kantiang Bay Village, sits Bamboo Shop, a quaint and eclectic shop full of beautiful ornaments, souvenirs, accessories and a great range of natural skincare products.

All items in the Bamboo Shop have been hand-selected by Liew, the lovely lady who runs the shop.  You’re sure to find many interesting and unusual items to buy as memories of your time in Thailand or to take home as gifts for your family and friends. Continue reading

Koh Lanta voted one of the top beaches in Asia.. AGAIN!

The 2012 TripAdvisor awards have been announced, and once again Koh Lanta is up there! The Island has been voted in 3rd place for the best beach in all of Asia, and 2nd place for the best beach in Thailand – only missing out on 1st place by a fraction to our neighbour – Koh Phi Phi Don. What’s more, Kantiang Bay has been voted one of the top three attractions in Koh Lanta!

That’s 3 years in the row Koh Lanta has been in the top 10 with TripAdvisor awards! But what with our pristine beaches, turquoise waters and untouched jungle – it’s also understandable!!! So if you’re not here now, we hope to see you here soon to enjoy Koh Lanta life with us.

Songkran Water Festival 2012

It’s going to be the year 2555 soon – no we’re not kidding! The Thai Buddhists use a lunisolar calendar, where the New Year (Songkran) is celebrated on the 13th April.

And wow do they celebrate! On 13th April, make sure you only take with you what you don’t mind getting wet as everyone will be armed with icy cold buckets of water, water pistols and talcum powder. Be prepared to get wet! With April being the hottest month of the year it’s often appreciated.

The festival originated from the idea that if you captured water after it has been poured over Buddhas for cleansing then it is blessed water. You would then pour the water on the shoulder of an elder or family member to pay respect. But over time this has now evolved into a nation wide water fight, with the festival lasting up to 1 week in some parts of the country.

Among the water fights there will of course be plenty of other activities going on around Kantiang which we will let you know about soon! So don’t forget to pack your water pistols if you’re joining us here over Songkran!

Japanese Night in Kantiang Bay!

This Monday (27th February 2012), Drunken Sailors, Nine Art Gallery and The Little Handmade Shop are collaborating to present a Japanese Night in Kantiang Bay.

There will be plenty of delicious treats including Teriyaki Salmon, Teriyaki Chicken, Miso Soup, Gyoza, Sushi and much much more starting from just 10 Thai Baht. They will also have Japanese alcohol for sale. The evening starts around 7pm, outside Nine Art Gallery (under the tamarind tree opposite 7-11), and will finish when the food runs out.

Of course, no theme would be complete without fancy dress – and there is a special prize for the best Japanese themed costume, so we look forward to seeing you there.