Britain’s Princess Eugenie, daughter of the Duke & Duchess of York and granddaughter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, was the latest in a line-up of high profile guests visiting Thailand‘s premier ‘luxury lifestyle resort community’ the Royal Phuket Marina over the recent Easter holiday weekend.
The young princess was accompanied by four friends for lunch and a boat trip around Phuket’s famous Phang Nga Bay which is renowned for its iconic James Bond Island which featured in the ‘Man with the Golden Gun’ with Roger Moore, as well as Phi Phi Island which appeared in the film The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Princess Eugenie and her friends were guests of marina developer Gulu Lalvani, a close friend of the British royal family. The tycoon founder of Binatone, the world’s second largest manufacturer of digital cordless phones, is partly based in London and features regularly on the Financial Times’ annual Rich List.
Princess Eugenie, 19, is the second daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York. She is on a gap year before university, having completed her A-levels at Britain’s prestigious Marlborough College.
Royal Phuket Marina is becoming a magnet for the world’s celebrities and socialites looking to escape the limelight and enjoy the idyllic lifestyle of Phuket. Gulu Lalvani recently welcomed tennis star Martin Navratilova while his Christmas guest list included Hong Kong entrepreneur and Shanghai Tang founder Sir David Tang, model Kate Moss, British heiress and fashion icon Daphne Guinness, London property tycoon Nick Candy, Louis Vuitton CEO Yves Carcelle and Japanese designer Kenzo.
Located on Phuket’s eastern seaboard overlooking scenic Phang Na Bay, Royal Phuket Marina is Thailand‘s first world-class luxury lifestyle community rivaling top marina resort communities in Europe and the Caribbean.
It was developed by tycoon Gulu Lalvani, founder of Binatone, the world’s second largest manufacturer of digital cordless phones, whose vision is to promote Phuket as a world class yachting hub in one of the world’s most scenic and assessable locations.
Royal Phuket Marina has become a popular entertainment and lifestyle hub with open air restaurants and bars overlooking mega yachts moored in the Mediterranean-style marina.
Following the successful completion and sale of Phase I with its luxury condominiums and penthouses, Royal Phuket Marina has just completed its unique ‘Aquaminium’ penthouse apartments which come complete with their own integral boat berth as well as a series of ultra luxury private villas, also with private berths, which complete Phase II of the complex.
More than half of the Royal Phuket Marina development is devoted to leisure, shopping, recreation, and dining set amidst landscaped gardens overlooking the 350-berth marina.