Monday, 31 October 2011

Awesome party Cheeky Monkey!

Hallloween is one of those nights, that you can guarantee an awesome party night, and this year was no different. Cheeky Monkey had a great disco and plenty of free BBQ for all the strange people of Lanta.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Thank you PADI for setting the record straight. The South is fine!

PADI Dive Centres in Thailand are open for business.

Over the past several weeks, seasonal rains that are heavier than usual have resulted in widespread flooding in Thailand.  While the flooding is having some impact, most key tourist destinations and attractions throughout Thailand have not been affected by the floods and almost all remain open.  

The floods are mainly affecting the provinces in central Thailand and a few provinces in the north and northeast.  Provinces in the south of Thailand have not been affected by the floods. 

Major tourist destinations such as central Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Sukhothai, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Pattaya, Ko Chang, Rayong, Phuket, Ko Phi Phi, Krabi, Trang, and Ko Samui, Ko Tao, and all provinces in southern Thailand, are not affected by the floods. They remain fully accessible and are experiencing normal weather conditions for this time of year.

All airports in Thailand, including Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, have not been affected by the floods and are operating as per usual. Suvarnabhumi Airport has considerable flood protection measures in place and officials are monitoring the situation closely.

Tourist destinations in southern and eastern Thailand remain fully accessible by road and train.

Tourists planning to travel to the provinces affected by the floods are advised to check the latest weather forecasts for their destination and confirm arrangements with the transportation providers with which they will be travelling.  Tourists can visit the Thailand Meteorological Department web site at  for updated weather forecasts.

Happy Birthday Nin!

I spent an absolutely fabulous night last night at Sincere Guest House.

Nin was given a surprise birthday party by her loving boyfriend, Kevin. Nin has started to sing regularly at Sincere Guest House and for many it was our first time of hearing her fab voice.

King looked after us tremendously well and we all got up and sang (some of us were pretty rubbish) and had a wonderful time.

Happy birthday Nin and thanks King for such a lovely night.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Aint no rain here!

Despite what you may have heard about Thailand, here in Koh Lanta the sun is shining (today is particularly hot) and there is no rain. Bangkok is flooded but the International Airport is said to still be ok.

Koh Haa Beach & Lagoon from the Blue Planet Divers Boat
Koh Haa is particularly beautiful at the moment, with great visibility and plenty to see.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

High Season has started, Whoop Whoop!!

So High Season has actually started now, the tourists have started to arrive and the bookings are increasing. For those of you who have heard about the flooding in Thailand, you will be pleased to know that Koh Lanta escaped the worst of the weather and has no damage or flooding.

The Sun is shining, the seas are calm and whilst I cannot yet go diving myself, the staff and guests are telling me, it is beautiful out there!