Phuket Weather in December, a Tropical Christmas and a New Year Party
4 Dec, 2018

Phuket Weather in December, a Tropical Christmas and a New Year Party

What would you like to know about the Phuket weather in December? Along with spending a tropical Christmas and New Year Party in paradise it really is the most wonderful time of the year.

Phuket is the largest Island in Thailand and is one of the most popular destinations in the country. When is the best time to visit? December in Phuket is one of the best times to visit the Pearl of the Andaman.

December is the official start of the “High Season”

Phuket Weather in December

The monsoons have finished which makes December one of the best months to visit Phuket as it is almost entirely warm and sunny as the high season commences, with only a few last signs of the rainy season which mostly happen in the evening and most times are rather pleasant, don’t last for long and are relatively rare.

Phuket Weather in December
West Coast of Phuket towards Kata, Karon and Patong

Statistically, there are only 8 rainy days in Phuket during December.

On average December is one of the coolest months in Phuket. Remember that is all relative as the average temperature during December in Phuket is a pleasurable 27°C or 80°F with an average high of 31°C or 88°F and an average low of 23°C or 73°F.

The gentle breezes from the east cool down the island making it a really pleasant month to enjoy some of the stunning west coast beaches such as Kata Beach, Karon Beach. Kamala and Surin Beach, however, the downside is that due to the amazing weather the beaches start to get rather full in December as the high season starts to kick in.

One of the other great positives about December weather in Phuket is the humidity, as it drops sharply to just 68% when in September, October and  November it been over 80%.

The sea water temperature around Phuket’s stunning coastline is also another reason why December is a great month to visit Phuket. Average Sea temperatures in December are 31°C or 88°F.

A Tropical Christmas and a New Year Party in Paradise

Christmas like many countries around the world is special and in Phuket it is no different, just warmer.  A Tropical Christmas is the order of the day with many Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and beaches offering special events to celebrate with families and friends. But be warned they fill up and booking is recommended.

A Tropical Christmas menu

East 88 Restaurant and Beach Lounge offers a spectacular Tropical Christmas Eve buffet dinner, with carol singers, music and of course a visit from the man himself Santa Clause.

a Tropical Christmas with Santa Claus


Check out the gallery from this year 2018 HERE and 2017 HERE 


A New Year Party in Paradise

Did you ever spend a New Year in Paradise? Just take a look at the pictures from 2018 New Years Eve party HERE Phuket has it all, from huge street parties to select an exclusive New Years Eve dinners.

Nearly all the hotels will have an event for guest and many Phuket residents will also book their tables and reservations and join in with the celebrations.

New Year Party

With pretty much perfect weather, clear blue skies, tranquil seas lapping up to the white sandy beaches, and a daily cool breeze, all adds up to December in Phuket being one of the best months to visit the paradise island.

EVERYONE is welcome at East 88 Restaurant and Beach Lounge for our festive season events. to make a reservation:-

Call for Reservations: +66 (0) 76 371 960


New Years Eve Flyer 2018-19

Summer Promotion, just for YOU, Wine and Dine
10 May, 2018

Summer Promotion, just for YOU, Wine and Dine

Are you ready for a real Summer Promotion?

It is Summertime in Phuket and East 88 Restaurant and Beach Lounge are bringing you a Summer promotion that we feel is offering real value.

Summer Promotion Wine and dine

Summer Promotion for everyone.

Tropical value and East 88 are making this offer available to everyone, Serenity Resort guests,  Phuket visitors, and Phuket residents.

East 88 Restaurant & Beach Lounge is open 7 days a week from 06:30 – 11pm and available for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Your welcome to visit us and experience some leisure and “me time” right on the water’s edge, with easy parking and attentive staff, a great location to RELAX.

Why not make your reservation online HERE.

Check out the menu HERE  see the gallery and read about our recent events HERE.

Dining at East 88

Infamous evenings on the water’s edge are complimented on Monday and Friday evening when there’s LIVE music with our resident artist Mr Edwin Consador and not forgetting the Friday night Seafood and Meat Bar-B-Q.

Thinking about joining us for Lunch, dinner, a special occasion, Birthday party, Anniversary celebration or your wedding? Here are FIVE great reasons why you should be thinking of Phuket on this occasion and the team at East 88 are ready to take extra care of you.

Please Drink Responsibly.

Summer Promotion
East 88 Restaurant and Beach Lounge








Anyone living or arriving in Phuket on this tropical island we call paradise hopefully understands the risk of responsible drinking? At East 88 Restaurant and Beach Lounge we have inexpensive accommodation available at Serenity Resort and Residences with special Summer rates.

Don’t drink and drive, have fun and come enjoy our hospitality.



Why marry in Phuket – Five great reasons.
16 Jan, 2018

Why marry in Phuket – Five great reasons.

Why marry in Phuket may be a silly question to those that have.

But what about those looking for that Tropical Destination wedding.

A breathtakingly gorgeous and picturesque island in the Andaman Sea, Phuket is a gem whose beauty exceeds your wildest imagination. Dancing palm trees, clear green waters, white sandy beaches, and a tropical climate all year round; what better way to kick-start this new journey of your life than on this heaven on earth?

Why marry in Phuket, you ask? Here are five reasons.

Spectacular Scenery

Getting to solely witness the marvel that is Phuket’s landscape is good enough reason alone to book your next flight there. Whether it is the beaches themselves or the luxurious resorts that stud the coastline, as far as the eye can see, Phuket is the perfect backdrop for just about anything.
Celebrate the most important day of your life under the canopy of palm trees amidst the melodious sound of waves crashing against the shore and make those memories last forever.

Private Vacation

We lead very busy lives; there seems to always be a race against time. It is only natural to get worked up and frustrated but, what is the best way to relieve yourself from all that stress? A vacation! Start your new life together as husband and wife in one at the most gorgeous locations whilst you are unwinding and rejuvenating from the stress of everyday life.
Spend quality time with your loved ones and make wonderful memories together. Enjoy your big day instead of being mentally preoccupied with chaos.

Wedding Planning Expertise

Why marry in Phuket, Natasha and John just did.You might be thinking easier said than done, right?

How is it going to be remotely possible to relax on the biggest day of your life in a place that is not your hometown and one that you really don’t know much about?

Well, leave it to us.
Within Phuket, you will find pristine wedding planning services that have been in the business for years and know how to perfectly execute your vision of the perfect wedding. From consultations, planning, styling, budgeting, and accommodation to catering, décor, legalities, entertainment, transport, and photography; whatever it is, they have got you covered.

Trust in them and they will take care of the rest.

Bang for the Buck

There is a reason why Thailand is one of the best tourist destinations in the world. Apart from its scenic beauty and pleasant climate, Thailand is very affordable. Why get married in Phuket, well first it is affordable. Whether it is your chosen resort, your event or your wedding planner, everything comes with an excellent value for your money. Now that is what we call the best of both worlds.

Best Honeymoon Spot

Why tire yourself by travelling to another place for your honeymoon when you are already in one of the most coveted honeymoon destinations on the globe? Spend quality time with your significant other in Phuket and fall in love all other again.

Start your journey in the best way possible and get married in Phuket; a place that will remind you of why you fell in love in the first place.

Why marry in Phuket hopefully, the above has answered some of your questions. After all, there is no place like Phuket.

East 88 Restaurant and Beach Lounge has a wonderful and experienced team, read about them HERE.

East 88 is situated within the Serenity Resort and Residences are specialists when it comes to arranging and managing your special day working in tandem with the East 88 team.

Christmas Eve at East 88
27 Dec, 2017

Christmas Eve at East 88

Christmas Eve anywhere in the world is very special.

For Christmas Eve 2017 many guests of Serenity Resort and local Phuket people joined in the festivities at East 88 Restaurant and Beach lounge.

GM Urs Aebi welcomes guests at Christmas Eve event at East 88
GM Mr Urs Aebi

Welcomed by General Manager Mr Urs Aebi guests enjoyed live music from resident Edwin Consador and a sumptuous buffet and service by the team at East 88.

Following dinner, a real treat was from the Darasamut Phuket School Choir who sang a number of traditional carols followed by a traditional Thai dance show with the dancers dressed for the occasion.

Christmas Eve event at East 88 with Darasamut School Choir
Darasamut School Choir

Christmas Eve event at East 88

Christmas Eve with Santa Claus

Of course, no Christmas Eve event would be complete without a visit from ‘the man in the red coat’ and at 9:45 in much anticipation from all the children and some of the parents he arrived on his motorbike.

Christmas Eve event at East 88
“Is that you Santa”





Christmas Eve event at East 88
Santa with his helpers

There are more pictures from Christmas Eve on our Facebook page HERE, feel free to like us, tag yourselves and Follow us on Twitter HERE.

Christmas Eve (done) now for New Years Eve

So what your plans for New Year’s Eve?

The Team at East 88 Restaurant and beach lounge pride themselves on organising and running great events. Weddings, Birthdays Anniversaries and now The New Year’s Eve Party preparations are in full swing and you are welcome to join us.

Full details on the website HERE and you can make a direct table reservation on email or call 076 371 900

Thank you for joining us and wishing everyone near and far a wonderful 2018.

Getting Married in Phuket – it’s about the team and location
23 Oct, 2017

Getting Married in Phuket – it’s about the team and location

Getting married in Phuket is one of the main reasons many tourists visit southern Thailand. There is nothing better than getting married in paradise and combining it with a beautiful honeymoon.

Getting Married in Phuket lawn setting
East 88/Serenity Lawn setting.

Tourists aren’t the only ones who get married in Phuket. Many couples already in Thailand descend on the region’s brilliant beaches and locations to tie the knot.

East 88 Restaurant and Beach Lounge is an ideal near the water location,  and a perfect wedding venue for saying ‘I do’.

The team takes care of all the necessary preparations to make your day the best it can be. It truly is ‘made paradise’, and East 88 provides the perfect backdrop to a fairytale ceremony.

The staff

East 88’s staff creates storybook weddings.

Getting Married in Phuket restaurant view
The view from the restaurant

Our location has the perfect location for couples to say their vows.

You will have the waves of the ocean to look out at, and the love of your life next to you.

The scenery is perfect, and having every need taken care of makes the whole day simple.

East 88’s Team will set up the decorations, prepare the most delicious food menu and will make sure all the guests are looked after.

Getting Married in Phuket, Location, Location, Location.

Location is everything, and East 88 provides visitors with a little slice of heaven. Located in the southeastern corner of Phuket, and situated within  Serenity Resort and Residences, guests will have everything they need on their doorstep.

Getting Married in Phuket
Family and friends around the pool

Couples, family and friends are able to stay at the gorgeous Serenity Resort to relax during their time in Phuket.

The luxurious resort allows guests to relax in style. East 88 and Serenity Resort can provide you with an accommodation package.

It feels like a true trip to paradise, and guests can enjoy a relaxing time during their stay. The resort provides guests with a fantastic fitness room, wellness centre infinity swimming pool with safe children’s area and the bar and restaurant. Visitors to East 88 and Serenity Resort will have no reason to venture anywhere else. You may read more about Serenity Resort HERE.

Southern Phuket

Guests that decide to leave the paradise of Serenity Resort and East 88 can find the spotless beach of Nai Harn nearby. This laid-back sandy shore is located between tree-covered hills and crystal-clear waters. It is a great spot for visitors looking to get away from the throngs of tourists that travel to Thailand. Nai Harn Beach is quiet, beautiful and full of tropical charm. Just off the shore, you will find yachts and sailboats anchored. Meanwhile, on shore, there are many small restaurants, two hotels and plenty of sand to stretch out on.

Guests around the pool when getting married in Phuket
Pool terrace at East 88/Serenity

Rawai Beach is another hot spot for tourists to visit. Unlike, Nai Harn, Rawai Beach is less for swimming and more for enjoying a unique tropical atmosphere. There are plenty of seafood restaurants at Rawai. So, you shouldn’t miss the chance to sample local seafood delicacies. You shouldn’t miss the chance for a little romance at Rawai once the sun goes down. Sip drinks under the moonlight at one of the bars or stroll along the beach with a loved one.

Getting married in Phuket is a fantastic way to take that next step in life.

East 88 and Serenity Resort can plan the perfect wedding and stay during your time in Thailand. Why not contact the team HERE 


Things to do in Phuket – ready, lets GO
26 Sep, 2017

Things to do in Phuket – ready, lets GO

Apart from beautiful beaches, there are so many things to do in Phuket.

An azure sea and a pleasant temperature you can enjoy fascinating history and culture in Phuket. However, there are some attractions that you should not miss while visiting Phuket.

The big advantage of Phuket is that there is always something to do.

It does not matter the weather or temperature. Below you will find the top sights and places you really should see. They are classified based on popularity.

Before you go, we hope you will take the time to visit our restaurant you would be most welcome.

If you only visit half of these destinations, you will have an unforgettable vacation. What are you waiting for?

Phang Nga Bay

Things to do in Phuket visit James Bond IslandThe Bay of Phang Nga Bay is unique. A day at this bay is an unforgettable experience. Particularly striking on this bay are the massive limestone cliffs that perpendicular to the emerald green waters. The Koh Panyee and James Bond Island are the more famous spot in this bay.

More on Boat and Island trips later.

The Phuket Beaches

Things to do in Phuket Phuket BeachesDo you like beaches?

Then you love Phuket!

Phuket has 35 different beaches – from mega-busy beaches like Patong Beach to peaceful gems like Banana Beach and Laem Sing Beach. (pictured).

There’s a beach for everyone! The beaches are well maintained. Almost nowhere is dirty and the water is crystal clear. Most beaches are well-liked and have restaurants and all kinds of water activities like paragliding and surfing. On the large beaches, there are mattresses and umbrellas for hire, although sunbeds on the beach are not allowed.

Phuket AeroplaneMai Khao Beach is not Phuket’s most beautiful beach, but it’s the longest!

This beach is over 3 KM long with the South located right next to Phuket International Airport, where you can spot and listen to nearby aeroplanes.

Also very fun for kids!

Not all beaches have amenities, you are welcome to bring your parasol, mat, and towels! Don’t forget that sunscreen and hats.

If you are going swimming PLEASE check the Lifeguards Flags.

Things to do in Phuket the views and culture.

Phuket Viewpoints, scenic views and Phuket Town.

At Phuket, you can enjoy one after another beautiful view. Our favourite position is the relatively unknown Windmill Viewpoint, where you have an excellent view of the small Yanui Beach and a small island just off the coast.

Another beautiful perspective is the Karon Viewpoint, where you can see the three white beaches of Kata Noi, Kata, and Karon in the distance.

There’s also Big Buddha which you see almost anywhere when you are in the South of Phuket more on Big Buddha below.

Finally, the Phromthep Cape just up the road from the Windmill is one of the most beautiful (and most romantic) spots in Phuket to watch the sunset. You do not have this viewpoint for yourself alone, but you can also share it, everyone.

You do not have this viewpoint for yourself alone, but you can also share it, everyone.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival and other events in Phuket Town

In this ideas and things to do in Phuket feature, you should definitely visit Phuket Town. You will find surprising Chinese-Portuguese splendour and excellent shops at this location. The city of Phuket offers much more than you would think. You will find some excellent restaurants and local attractions.

You will also find a unique mix of colonial and Chinese architecture. Along with the tangible peculiarities, you are already strolling through the old town of Phuket for a fascinating and memorable afternoon.

In Phuket, most festivals are held in honour of religious conviction or just for fun. The festivals are exciting, sometimes bizarre spectacles. They are certainly not boring.

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival brings visitors from all over the world. It is colourful, deafening and sometimes even fascinatingly horrible.

The Gay Pride Festival and the Songkran Festival are normally held at the same time around 12th – 17th April.

Both are fun, great festivals that celebrate the exuberance of life in Thai fashion.

Loy Krathong is in early November read more HERE

Expect the unexpected and do not forget to bring your camera.

Patong Nightlife

Taking a walk after sunset through the Patong Bangla Road should make you feel like fun. A good sense of humour and an open mind are a requirement. In fact, there is only one undeniable and obvious fact about Bangla – it’s not at all like home. You’ll find ladyboys, lascivious and exotic ladies, strange Westerners (mostly men). Having a beer on the Bangla Road is an unforgettable experience.

A good sense of humour and an open mind are a requirement. In fact, there is only one undeniable and obvious fact about Bangla – it’s not at all like home. You’ll find ladyboys, lascivious and exotic ladies, strange Westerners (mostly men). Having a beer on the Bangla Road is an unforgettable experience.

You’ll find ladyboys, lascivious and exotic ladies, huge nightclubs and just about one of best people-watching locations in the world.

Things to do in Phuket Simon Cabaret Show in Patong BeachThe Simon Cabaret is probably the biggest ladyboy show you can find in the area. During the performance, you will see a spectacular musical performed by Simon Cabaret’s world-famous ladyboys.

The costumes are fantastic, it is mostly bling-bling and of course very nice to see.

Phuket Fantasea Show

Just North of Patong in Kamala is the Phuket Fantasea Show. It’s quite extravagant, but fun and very professional. Trapeze artists, elephants on stage and fireworks, are combined in this Las Vegas-style show.

This is one of the few places in Thailand let along Phuket you can experience this. The FantaSea Show is a very entertaining and engaging show. The show deserves a place in the top ten of what to see and do in Phuket.

The Wat Chalong Temple in Chalong Phuket

This is one of the historic temples in Phuket. Every year thousands of visitors arrive. It’s beautiful. On special holidays, the Wat Chalong markets are held. During these days you can buy almost everything. You can also enjoy Thai food at heart. This temple is the spiritual

You can also enjoy Thai food at heart. This temple is the spiritual

This temple is the spiritual centre of Phuket Island.

Big Buddha in Chalong

Things to do in Phuket visit Big BuddhaThe Big Buddha is a relative newcomer to the island. Visible from most places in the South of Phuket. The picture is taken on the top of the Nakkerd Hills. It offers views of Chalong, Kata, and Rawai.

It cost an estimated 30 million baht to build and stands 45 feet high. Next to it is a smaller, golden image. This is made of brass. There is also a shrine near the car park at the site. During the trip to the Big Buddha, you will see the real Thailand culture.

Things to do in Phuket on the water.

Boat excursions

Take a boat ride on a long tail boatBecause of its location, Phuket is a good base for visiting nearby islands and nature parks. Phang Nga Bay is full of awesome scenic views, where your day out riding the boats for hours and witness the large rock formations. The bay hides many beautiful beaches, caves and mangrove forests, where you can go kayaking.

Another fascinating excursion is the Similan Islands, a beautiful island group where you can snorkel or dive beautifully and admire many coral reefs and fish.

You can also take the lantern boat and spend the day on nearby small islands like Coral Island, Racha Island and the Khai Islands.

Wellness, Health and Fitness other things to do in Phuket.

Thai Boxing (Muay Thai)

Muay Thai is a particular spectacle to watch.

The sport is gaining popularity all over the world and is now a major tourist attraction here. Regular matches with well-trained combatants are held throughout Phuket. You can look at the skills and agility of these super pussy boxers. Tradition and respect are at the heart of this contact sport.

A good Muay Thai athlete is ultra-disciplined in body and mind. Join the spectators and let yourself be soaked by the devout Thai.

Wellness and Health

There is an abundance of Health Spas throughout Phuket when looking for things to do in Phuket. You will find an abundance of corner shop massage to 5* resorts offering hours and days of special treatment to rejuvenate your body and soul.

Within in Phuket there are a number of Wellness and detox centres, the one we recommend is Atmanajai  just a short walk from our restaurant and you can find out more HERE

We hope you enjoyed our overview of Things to do in Phuket and please read more and our latest news and LIVE Phuket Weather camera HERE.