In August we had 2 big celebrations at Rocky's.
On the 12th of August we celebrated the 81st Birthday of the Queen Sirikirt, the Queen of Thailand. The Royal family here are very loved and revered, so much so that the Queen’s birthday is also Mother’s day in Thailand. The Queen is considered and viewed as the mother of all Thais.
For one whole week we had a picture of her next to Rocky's entrance, decorated with flowers, candles and incense sticks.On the actual day of the birthday we had a very special ceremony that took place in the evening. All of our guests and staff were given candles to do an offering to the Queen. Once everybody had their candles we all sang the National anthem and watched the TV coverage of the ceremony in Bangkok.
It was a very special moment for everyone.
Then we all took our candles and placed them in front of our Spirit House to let them burn all night as a final offering to the Queen. It was a very beautiful moment. To end this wonderful day of celebrations we had a very special dinner at The Bistro with a Royal Thai Kantoke menu for everyone.
And on the 19th of August we celebrated Rocky's 10th Birthday!!
It was a wonderful day with lots of activities all day through. In the morning a Budhist priest came and did a blessing ceremony. Our Staff participated offering incense sticks and food to the Budha. Right after this we had traditional Thai music and dancing in front of our Spirits House and then we set off 1000 firecrackers (100 for each year). Our guests really enjoyed it.
But this was just the beginning; many more things still awaited us on this very special day.A delegation of Buddhist monks came to visit us and blessed Rocky’s with holy water. All of our staff and guests offered the monks alms (gifts) which were provided to them by Rocky's.
After this we moved to the Banquet Room where the monks performed a ceremony with holy chants.
The second part of the festivities took place in the evening.
At around 7.00pm Guests were offered a glass of Kir Royal at the Bistro and that was the start of a night of shows and celebrations.
We had life Jazz music, an amazing Cabaret Show and lots of fireworks.
After this we had the grand finale. Guests had sparkling wine and we proceeded to cut our Birthday cake. Everybody had cake and then we all danced till late. Simply Wonderful!!!!
But the fun never stops at Rocky's!!
On Monday the 30th of September our guests enjoyed an incredible Jazz Concert as part of the Samui Latin and Jazz Week. This year we had the Peter Beets Trio live at the Bistro. With this concert our guests were in for a very special treat! Peter Beets was born in The Hague. From birth he was surrounded by music: classical from his mother (a music pedagogue) and jazz from his father with his love of Oscar Peterson and Art Blakely. He has shared the stage with jazz greats like Chick Corea, Wyton Marsails, Dee Dee Brigewater, George Coleman and many others. Accompanying him on the stage was Judith Nijland, the singer whose voice resembles Karen Cartpenter’s. She did some recognizable covers and our guests were delighted by her remarkable voice.
The concert was just amazing!!
The Rocky's Team
This is a festival celebrated annually throughout Thailand and certain parts of Laos and Burma. The name could be translated "Floating Crown" or "Floating Decoration", and comes from the tradition of making buoyant decorations which are then floated on a river.
Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. In the western calendar this usually falls in November. Loi means 'to float', while krathong refers to a usually lotus-shaped container which floats on the water.
The traditional krathong are made of the layers of the trunk of a banana tree or a spider lily plant. A krathong is decorated with elaborately-folded banana leaves, incense sticks, and a candle. A small coin is sometimes included as an offering to the river spirits. On the night of the full moon, Thais launch their krathong on a river, canal or a pond, making a wish as they do so. The festival may originate from an ancient ritual paying respect to the water spirits.
Wir waren vollkommen zufrieden, es hatte uns an nichts gefehlt. Alles perfekt. Gerne werden wir bei unserem nächsten Thailandbesuch wieder im Rockys unseren Urlaub verbringen.
" WOW" Fabulous in every way 18-25 May 2013 a wonderful week spent at Rocky's.
Gayle & Alby Donnelly NSW Australia.
Me and my partner had an amazing stay here at rockys, the staff were very helpful, kind and looked happy all the time. Food was great, the room and view was outstanding. The pools were brilliant. Will definatley be going again.
The resort was amazing and so were the people. I can't tell you how much we loved our vacation. I went through a medical situation but you guys made me feel like I was family when you were helping me. Sorry Martin didn't get to play golf with my husband, maybe next time! Thanks again for making our holiday stress free which was so needed!! Barri and John Mulqueen
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