News Forum - Government urged to clarify tourism marketing plan ahead of high season
No rush lots of wiggle time left to change their minds
Emergency Decree extended again.
No change to zoning still 29 deep red zones (Phucket should make it 30)
Curfews and alcohol bans remain
Fun police running rampant (when not paid to turn a blind eye)
All of the above leads to no ones coming...
Poppies Restaurant is firmly established as one of the leading restaurants on the island, where you can dine under the stars overlooking the beach in an open sided thatched 'sala', or in the magnificent Ayuthaya style solid teak pavilion beside the pool. The bar has the most awesome view overlooking a pristine beach and across clear blue waters to the horizon.
What also makes Poppies a must visit location, even if one isn't booked into their luxurious resort accommodation, is the extensive tropical garden with rock-pools. Visitors may pass through reception and out to the gardens or, by invitation and especially when raining, be shown through the 'secret' tunnel which services the kitchens.
I highly recommend Poppies bar for evening drinks or a romantic interlude, especially on the beach, at sunset. The food menu is extensive and my only criticism was the Thai dishes did not achieve balance, too sweet or too salty for my tastes. That may have been a one-off and there's plenty of choice on the menu for International dishes anyway.
Well, it's no different from all the other massaged numbers we are presented with. Now, I understand that most outlets just copy government figures. What I don't understand is why a few self-respecting outlets, even foreign, don't do some proper research and publish something less subjective. They do report on all sort of other matters regarding Thailand that aren't reported here. Even openly questioning the validity of numbers might be a step in the right direction...