The Heavenly Pavilion is now open at Sun Sabella
By Gloria Jones
For anyone looking for a first-rate cigar here in Pattaya or those simply wishing to take it easy seated on plush leather chairs with ambient sounds in a truly restful location – look no further. We now have such a magical hideaway right here in Jomtien’s Sun Sabella Resort on Thappraya road at the entrance to Sugar Hut by the Pratumnak turning.
The newest venue to be created for our delight and delectation by the resort’s ever-engaging owner Dr Sunya The Heavenly Pavillion has 3 levels. On the ground floor, you will find photos of famous historical aficionados of the cigar such as possibly the most famous: Winston Churchill. Then alongside another cigar devotee: Fidel Castro photographed with a charming Thai lady we affectionately call Dr Grace. As well as being the sister to Aspasra Hongsakula who in 1965 whilst holder of the Miss Thailand title was crowned Miss Universe, Dr Grace has herself earned a place in the history books by being the first Thai lady to visit Cuba.
Dr Grace was one of the speakers at the opening ceremony and kept us all captivated when she described her meeting with the enigmatic Castro and how she went on to negotiate the importation of Cuban cigars into Thailand. It used to be that you had to go to the Sheraton in Bangkok to find these cigars but now you don’t have to travel to the capital. Along with a range from many countries, Cuban cigars can now be found right here in Pattaya at The Heavenly Pavilion with accompanying spirits of the same fine quality.
On the 2nd floor of the Pavilion, there is yet more opulent comfort and my favourite piece of furniture a charming writing desk complete with traditional, library lamp. Perhaps an idea for my next office – a place to escape the talk of variants and pandemics whilst enjoying some peace and tranquillity! This level has yet more of the lovely music selected by Thomas Reimer the resident guitarist at The Jazz Pit (another popular hang out at the resort). Then for those willing to go further and take on the spiral staircase to the third floor, your efforts will be rewarded when you are afforded wonderful views over Sun Sabella and right across the Sugar Hut Resort. This marvellous treehouse setting puts you right amongst the magnificent tall trees donated to Dr Sunya by Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother herself and is where you can enjoy the wonderful natural breeze.
To commemorate the opening of this truly spectacular new addition not just to Sun Sabella but the city of Pattaya itself there was a Grand Opening with ribbon cutting at each level. In attendance, a host of honoured dignitaries included General Paibool Khumchaya, Privy Councillor, General Niphon Pharunnit, PIC Group Consultant and Mr Banpot Hongthong, Former Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperatives.
It was Discover Pattaya’s honour to be part of this prestigious event and we urge everyone to have a look around the beautiful grounds of Sun Sabella – a truly wonderful space for us all to enjoy.