Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
|Spilia Karaoke - Themae Sauna - Ganymede Bar & Residence|
For those familiar with Jomtien Complex, the majority of the bars and restaurants have been traditionally located on the north soi (closest to Pattaya). These establishments include Question Mark, Two Faces, Dolce Vita & The Venue.
Now, "the other soi" is breaking into the big time with the addition of two new nightspots - Spilia Karaoke and Themae Sauna (both part of Ganymede).
A Grand Opening Party is planned for Saturday, January 8th from 8pm - Midnight featuring free food, live entertainment and prize giveaways throughout the night.
Spilia Karaoke (Greek for "Cave"), which is now open nightly from 8pm offers the interactive fun of Karaoke in the main room as well as three spacious private rooms. These rooms are perfect for Birthday Parties and Special Events or for the person who wants to sing but prefers not having an audience!
|Join in the fun in our large main Karaoke room.|
|Private Karaoke Room|
The Bar offers both individual drinks or by the bottle (including mixers).
During the "non-karaoke hours", Sporting Events including Golf, Tennis and Formula 1 Racing,will be shown on the large screen TV.
|Dry Sauna at Themae|
Themae Sauna (which opens Jan 8th) features an Indoor Pool, Wet Suana, Dry Sauna, Massage Rooms, Relaxation Areas and, of course a Bar. The Sauna will be open daily from 3pm.
Of course, all of this is right next door to Ganymede Bar & Residence. Ganymede Bar, which opened in May 2009 features a friendly staff on the Terrace Bar, "local" drink prices, Happy Hour from 4pm - 8pm, music always at a comfortable level to allow conversation, a pool table, free WiFi in the Bar all in a Greek themed atmosphere.
|Ganymede Terrace Bar|
Ganymede Residence currently offers 12 Guest Rooms (soon to add 8 more rooms above the Sauna in January) including a recently opened Japanese Style Tatami Room. all Rooms feature, Air Conditioning, Flat Screen TV with Cable, Fridge, En-suite Shower and in-room Safe. There is 24 Hour Security on the premises.
For more information, go to the Ganymede Website at http://www.ganymede-jomtien.com
Nightly, you already hear the fireworks throughout the soi as we lead up to the big event. Parties, both big and small are being planned by most Bars and Restaurants. Throughout Jomtien Complex you'll hear them ring in the New Year.
Dolce Vita and L'arc are just a couple of restaurants that are putting on special New Years Eve Menus. Reservations are of course a necessity on this busy night.
By Eleven O'clock, many people will make their way to the beach for the best view of the annual fireworks display. And then it's bar to the bars to greet 2011!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
|A Sampling of Jomtien Complex Bars & Entertainment|
There is no lack of entertainment options available to the gay tourist wishing to visit Jomtien Complex. Lavish production shows are presented nightly at The Venue (no cover charge) and bars such as Ganymede, Two Faces, Dolce Vita, Festival Boys, L&N, Sugar & Spice, Q.M. Bar and Question Mark offer a variety of music and drinks presented by their engaging young staffs.
Party nights are quite common and often feature free food and live entertainment. You'll hear great vocalists nightly at A Touch Of Class where you can linger over dinner or a glass of wine.
You can work out your "kinks" at massage facilities including Duo House & Derby Men's Club and opening shortly will be the brand new Ganymede Sauna and Ganymede Karaoke.
All this and a wide assortment of restaurants ranging from Thai to German to French, Indian, English & American makes Jomtien Complex a great place to spend the evening!
Several other venues are expected to open in the coming months. We'll be sure to tell you all about them.
Friday, December 3, 2010
|Thai Blind Massage Institute located in Jomtien Complex|
Thai massage is different from what we expect in the west. Thai massage is a type of massage that involves stretching and deep massage. It is known in Thailand as "nuat phaen boran", literally, the ancient-manner massage; or just "nuat phaen thai". Thai massage originated in India and is based on Ayurveda and Yoga. It was believed that the massage art was brought over to Thailand by Shivago Komarpaj over 2500 years ago.
The charity project, The Thai Blind Massage Institute, was opened in 1999 by Khun Sayan. He spent 4 years in the monkhood (from 13 to 17 years of age), which instilled within him kindness and social awareness. With this idea in mind, he approached his friend, Mr. Henri, to sponsor the institute, and within 2 months of hard work, 6 units in the Jomtien Complex Condotel were transformed into the institute.
The blind masseuses have all received thorough training in Chiang Mai and all have certificates showing they have successfully completed at least 300 hours of training. Many also have years of professional experience.
If your are in the Greater Pattaya area, check it out. You'll be helping out a worthwhile charity and get a great massage at a very reasonable price - around 340 baht for 2 hours. That's less than 11 USD!!!
|Thai Blind Institute located near Pagoda Restaurant & Ganymede Bar|
They are located in Jomtien Complex at 413/8-9, Moo 10, Thappraya Road, Jomtien Beach PH 038 303 418, 038 303 177. Ext 1008