The Okura Prestige Bangkok marks Japan's 'Koyo' Autumn Festival with special yuzu-flavoured macaroons and other delicacies.
From September 15, the Okura Afternoon Tea costs Bt780 and is served daily from 2 to 5pm in the hotel’s stylish Up & Above Bar. The Autumn Festival, celebrated widely throughout Japan, marks the change of seasons with colours equally spectacular as the better-known Sakura Festival in the Spring.
Bar for all seasons
Hansar Samui is among the trendiest beach bar on Samui Island – one of Thailand’s best beach destinations. The resort has extended and added plush beanbags for patrons to relax in while watching the sunset and enjoying the food and beverage selections on offer. With its prime tranquil beachfront position on Bophut Bay near the Fishermen’s Village walking street, Hansar Samui’s Beach Bar is a popular attraction for visitors as well as hotel guests to linger and enjoy the relaxing ambience.
Stretching out at Sentido
Sentido Graceland Khao Lak Resort and Spa is hosting a yoga teacher training course led by Indian yoga master Bikram Choudury between September 14 and November 16. The Bikram Yoga Teacher Training Course is described as an “exciting, hard-working, intensive, effective, amusing and glamorous” programme. Participants spend nine weeks immersed in the study of Bikram Yoga with Bikram and Rajashree Choudhury and their staff of senior teachers. Applications are now open for the course, which is expected to attract about 400 participants from around the world. Visit www.GracelandKhaoLak.com.
Sensational seafood and more
Cha-Am Beach in Phetchaburi adds spice to your life this month as it hosts the “Shell Eating, Bird Seeing and Squid Angling Festival” from September 13 to 21. A trip to Cha-Am during the seafood festival usually means chilling out at the beachside restaurants of your choices and breaking your diet with barbecued squid, spicy seafood soup, steamed red snapper and more. Check out the hotel booths for fancy menus and fusion food.