A fresh Breeze at Surin
PHUKET: English couple Peter and Helen Munoz have reopened Sea Breeze on Surin Beach and are hoping it will become a popular entertainment spot for expats and tourists alike.
Monday 11 June 2012, 11:06AM
The couple, originally from Bristol in England, arrived in Phuket three years ago when Helen accepted a teaching job at the British International School.
Her and Peter, who works as the executive manager for Richmond Group, established the Burger Bar and Beach Club in September last year.
They took over Sea Breeze bar and restaurant recently and decided to merge the two businesses. The Sea Breeze relaunch party was held last Saturday and attracted a 50-strong crowd of local expats, who did not let the approach of a giant storm put them off attending.
Phuket musicians Pjae Stanley and Colin “Illy” Hill performed at the event, with Peter hoping the venue will be able to host DJs and other local performers. He’s also planning to run a pool competition.
“We want to attract expats. Surin Beach is one of the most expensive beaches on Phuket, and the expats don’t want to pay tourist prices. I think our food is some of the cheapest on Surin,” he says.
Peter says the venue will also be showing a lot of live sport, including the Euro 2012 football championships, which start on June 8, a competition Peter is a big fan of.
The couple are hoping the venue becomes a place where people can relax and enjoy a few drinks and entertainment, and encourages patrons to try their Australian-beef burgers, priced from B150. Cocktails start at B150 and beer starts at B70.
Sea Breeze Surin is open daily except Tuesdays, midday to midnight. Located at the south end of Surin Beach. Call 076 270399 or visit theburgerbarandbeachclub.com