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Rocky's Boutique Resort Newsletter
November 2013 Edition
 
Halloween, Loy Krathong and much more!!

November was yet another month of great fun and celebrations at Rocky's!!

On the evening of the 31st of October we celebrated Halloween in a very fun way!! All of our Staff and many of our guests had their face painted at our Kid's Club. It was great!! We all looked like zombies and we were ready to enjoy a very scary night!!

Guest Service Manager pumpkins Spooky

At 18:30h we served a spooky cocktail called zombie and that marked the beginning of this night of treats and tricks. Many of our staff did magic tricks for the guests and at the end of the evening we all danced together till late. It was a great evening. 

On the 17th of November we celebrated Loy Krathong Festival.

Loy Krathong is a traditional Thai Festival to pay respects to the spirit of the waters. "Loy" literally means "To float", while "Krathong" refers to the Lotus-shaped receptacle that can float on the water. A Krathong will be decorated with elaborately folded banana leaves, flowers, candles and incense sticks. During the night of the first full moon of November, Thais will float their Krathongs on a river, canal, pond or lake, mostly as couples and a few words are spoken as they do this.

On this very special day we had many activities to help our guests fully enjoy such an important event on the Thai calendar. In the afternoon we had a course on how to make your own Krathong. Many of our guests joined this activity and the result was amazing. Our guests, with the help of our staff, built some wonderful looking Krathongs, which later they light and put in the water as the tradition states.

     Krathong classHappy Guest With Krathong  Floating Krathong

We also had a Loy Krahtong contest. Each department (Main Kitchen, House Keeping, Front Office, etc,) made a Krathong and in the evening our guests voted for the best one. We awarded 3 prices, the Main Kitchen department won the first price. For this event we decorated Rocky's Bistro with flowers and candles. We served a special cocktail and then we explained to the Guests the meaning of Loy Krathong. We also had traditional music. Afterwards we had a Cabaret Show with a special Thai Theme. Finally the Grand Finale of the evening consisted on putting the Krathongs in the water and afterwards our guests light up lucky lanterns as the tradition marks. It was a most memorable day full with activities, and it was great fun!!  

        Front Office Loy Krathong     Lanterns

On the 23rd of November we celebrated Rocky's Annual Staff Party.

This is the highlight of the year for our staff, and our chance to reward them for their hard work. 
Of course we invited our guests to join us and we enjoyed a wonderful day together. At 13:00 we had we had a parade down to the beach, accompanied by a local school orchestra. Then we had our own Olympic games between three different teams. We had some great competitions and contests. It was wonderful! Our guests loved it!!

Parade  Games


On the evening we held the staff party, guests were invited to come, and indeed many joined us for a Night of shows, contests and prices. We had an opening ceremony and then contest and shows started. We all had a wonderful time and we danced till late!! Our Guests were particularly happy to be able to join a Thai Staff Party and we were really happy that they came and joined us. Like we always say here, when you are at Rocky's you are family!!! And like a big family we all enjoyed a lovely evning together.

Opening ceremony Bartender Show 
                         Opening ceremony                        One of our fabulous Bartenders doing a show

Kind Regards,
The Rocky's Team

Upcoming Events

King Bhumibol Adulyadej's Birthday.

King's PortraitOn the 5th of Decmber we will be celebrating King Bhumibol Adulyadej 86th Birthday. King Bhumibol is the reigning King of Thailand. He is known as Rama IX. Having reigned since 9 June 1946, he is the world's longest-servingcurrent head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history. The royal family here are very much loved and revered, so much so that the King's birthday is also father's day in Thailand. The king is viewed as the father of all Thais. Thais love their King very much.

We will be doing something special in the evening to mark this event. There is going to be a complementary cocktail, a special Royal Thai Kantok menu and we will have a candle ceremony. We will be showing live images of the King's brithday celebartions in Bangkok. We already have a Big picture of him at Rocky's entrance as you will see in many places around Thailand. It is going to be a very special day!! A prefect chance to experinece a very Thai Celebration and a very important aspect of the live of Thais.



Christmas and New year.

Everything is ready at Rocky's for the Christmas Holidays!

Christmas set up   Christmas


We will have many activities during this Holiday period. It will all start on Saturday the 21st of December when we will have the official lighting ceremony. On this ceremony we will have a choir singing Christmas Carrols. On the 22nd we will have our own Cabaret show. It is great fun, don't miss it!! Then on the 23rd we have a Rudolf's ears party, all of our staff will be wearing a set of Rudolf ears, it is going to be great!

On the 24th we have our famous Gala Dinner. We will serve a welcoming cocktail and Santa will come with presents for the kids. For this special evening we have a 5 course tasting menu designed by our world famous Chef, Azizs. Simply delicious. We will have entertainment all through the night with live music, a cabaret show, Fire Dancers and lots of Fireworks. It is an evening you can't miss! 

On the 25th we will have a special Christmas Lunnch and a treasure hunt around Rocky's for the children. On the 26th we will celebrate Boxing day. On the 27th we have a cocktail party with complementary cocktails and canapés for our guests. Then on the 28th we will have All Day Spanish Tapas and live music. On the 29th we will have another wonderful cabaret show. On the 30th we will have more suprises and activities. And then...

On the 31st, New Year's eve we will be serving a 7 course tasting menu,also design by our world famous Chef Azizs. There will be many shows and entertainment. we have a lot of Fireworks ready for this evening. We will be playing music and dancing till late. It is going to be a very, very special evening. Then on the 1st we will have a special New Year brunch, so that nobody has to get up early if they don't want to. As you see everything is ready at Rocky's for a Christmas Holiday you will always remember!! You don't want to miss it!

New year set up Fireworks 

Testimonials from our Guests

First Class!
Reviewed 2 days ago.
5 of 5 stars

Our week long stay at Rocky's came at the end of two months in Europe and has been one of the nicest and most relaxing places we have stayed.Our room was a Junior Beachfront Villa and was very tastefully decorated and spacious. The team at Rocky's was great to deal with; always smiling, professional and courteous. Even the slightest issue or the most minor request was dealt with promptly and efficiently. The food was delicious - appealing to the eye and to the tastebuds. Even the mention of our wedding anniversary in a casual converstion with the Guest Services Manager, Lucas resulted in an unexpected bottle of champagne which we promptly put to good use sitting on a wooden seat in the sand watching the sun go down. The whole resort is quite romantic and beautiful during the day and especially at night.

Special mention again to Lucas, Tien, Cherry, Tiew and the housekeeping staff - highly recommend you seek these people out during your stay at Rocky's.

Brisbane, Australia


Wow
5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our honeymoon in rocky's in June this year staying for 10 nights and it was absolutely bliss. Would go back in a heartbeat. Our room was lovely with a view of the pool and sea. The sunbeds looking onto the sea were my favourite where you had the pool right behind you and the lovely private beach in front of you. Staff were all fantastic serving cold water and fresh fruit regularly. French restaurant manager julien was first class. He spent time with us showing on the map all the best places to eat and drink on the island and had drinks with us at the cocktail happy hour :) breakfasts were great with lots of choice and we really enjoyed the BBQ themed night. Food is very high quality. As part of of honeymoon we were also given a free private sala meal on the beach which was so romantic and something I'll never forget. We also had massage treatments here which were so relaxing. The setting of the whole place is amazing especially at night as everywhere is beautifully lit. Take me back there RIGHT NOW!!!

Lisa.H 


Affordable luxury and quiet in a great location
5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed 3 days 2 nigths at Rocky's, and vowed we'd return. The grounds and setting, private cove, pools, service, and features made it feel like one of the most expensive resorts in the world, yet affordable.
Our room had views across the sea, and we were upgraded on check-in, which was just lovely, thank you. But even if we'd had a garden/pool view, the grounds are so lush and tropical, we would have felt special.
The staff were all very attentive and friendly, the breakfast covered all options, and we attended a dinner and show at the restaurant one night. Food was very nice, well presented, and delicious! 
We were able to watch dvd's (brought from home) in our room, and also borrowed from the library in reception. It's only a few hundred baht to Lamai town for dinner in a taxi, or a 30 min walk, which was nice early evening along the beach front.
You cant go wrong with Rocky's.

Mal L
Melbourne, Australia.

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Rocky's Boutique Resort — 438/1 Moo 1, T. Maret,
Amphur Koh Samui, Suratthani 84310, Thailand
phone +66 77 233 020