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Fah Thai Magazine July/August 2017


HAPPENINGS THAILAND SAMUI / PHA NGAN SPOTLIGHT Party… Beach Style Be young. Be free. Live in the moment… and party in a bliss. Koh Pha Ngan’s Full Moon Party is a world famous festival of a night and a regular monthly event in the region, with parties held on July 10th and August 7th, 2017. Boats take revellers across from Koh Samui and back again, with lazy days on the beach adding some pre-event chilling and promising some post-festival recovery. If you find the idea of a Full Moon Party too full on, then the balmy evenings of July and August are ideal for laid-back drinks on the beach, watching fire dancers and mini beach parties in popular island hotspots such as Chaweng. Head to a beach where you can lounge on cushions on a mat on the sand or enjoy an intimate dinner under the stars with a table in the sand. As the sun sets, follow a massage on the beach with a sundowner and perhaps dinner and some dancing, Thai-island style. For a more upmarket beach-party atmosphere grab a cabana and relax in style at Nikki Beach, known for its Sunday brunches, at home on glorious Lipa Noi Beach in Samui. The beach-club experience is all about lounging in a fabulous beachside location with a cool pool, delicious food and great people watching! Tel: +66 (0) 77 914 500, BE WELL, GET BETTER The beauty of islands such as Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngnan, as well as the mainland coastline of the Gulf of Thailand, inspires a feeling of wellbeing. There are plenty of year-round retreats and special workshops that attract international yoga masters to come and teach. In August, Australian Kula Yoga teachers will be running a blissful week of yin yoga, vinyasa flow and meditation in Koh Samui at the Vikasa Retreat Centre. Drop-in studios on the island include The Yogarden in Fisherman’s Village in Bophut; Yoga House in Lamai; and Absolute Sanctuary in Choeng Mon. Enjoy healthy lunches and Samui’s café culture to make the most of wellness getaways. The natural beauty of Thailand’s beaches brings out a sense of freedom and inner peace that really takes you to a place of deep relaxation. It is little wonder that Thailand has a global reputation as a wellness retreat oasis; a haven for yoga, meditation and detox workshop experiences in a beautiful part of the world.;; 94