AMONG the delights of life is enjoying a special cocktail paired with delectable fresh seafood or steak right on the beach of Phi Phi Don Island with the sound of waves rolling in and cool sea breeze blowing all our cares away.
Those looking for such a getaway might be tempted to head to Phi Phi Island Village Resort which is offering tasty choices at its al fresco beachside restaurant Coconut Grill and Bar.
Among the top choices are prime cuts of imported Australian Angus beef steak grilled to sizzling perfection and succulent whole Phuket lobster.
Not to be missed is September’s signature cocktails including the Blue Star, which is a quirky, almost neon blue cocktail consisting of gin, orange juice and blue Curacao. An alcohol-free option is the Deep Sea, a mocktail made with expertly blended fruit juices combined with fruity syrups.
The food and drinks are served together and best enjoyed at sunset to truly capture the essence of a tranquil seaside holiday and setting the relaxed atmosphere for the shore side dining experience are live bands performing ‘chill music’ every day from 5 p.m. till midnight.
When on these isles one gets drawn to all that has been happening here and in fact it was on Phi Phi Lee, the second largest island in the Phi Phi group with Phi Phi Don being the largest, where the British-American film The Beach was shot.
Worth remembering is that the company which produced this international blockbuster was heavily criticized for damaging the island’s environment because the producers bulldozed beach areas and planted palm trees to make it resemble the description in the book, an accusation the film makers contest, Wikipedia said.
However this was this film which led to more tourists visiting the Phi Phi islands although this also led to increased waste on these islands.
Even the name Phi Phi is fascinating because it originates from Malay and was originally called Pulau Api-Api (the fiery isle). This referred to the Pokok Api-Api or “fiery tree” (grey mangrove) which is found throughout the islands, Wikipedia said.
Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort itself is set on over 70 acres of palm plantations fringed by pristine white sands and the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Accommodation comprises 189 traditional ‘Thai-style’ bungalows and 12 private pool villas.
This resort is offering an early bird offer available from now until 30 April 2017. The price starts at 7,564 ++ baht for a superior bungalow. The promotion can be booked via firstname.lastname@example.org or on hotel’s website at http://www.phiphiislandvillage.com.
TOP: Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is surrounded by a pristine beach and tropical foliage.
INSET: Prime cuts of imported Australian Angus beef steak grilled to sizzling perfection.
By Thai Residents reporters.