Music Festival, Moonlight Parties and
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--By Dawn Reid, translated by Annie Liu
It's time to break out the bathing suits
and dance till sunrise. Spring Scream 2006 runs from March
31st to April 9th, and this year promises to be as big, loud
and crazy as ever. With hordes of bands, parties, sun and
surf, Kenting and Nanwan are going to be the places to be.
FYI South had a look at where to stay, where to go and what
Fu Dog Surf Shop - Inexpensive accommodation above a dive
and surf shop - Contact Sammy Hawkins (08) 889-7141
The Beach House - Inexpensive accommodation - Contact Joyce
One of the staples of Nanwan, Fiesta Pizza has been providing
hungry surfers and divers with pizza (NT$220 - NT$500), pasta
(NT$150 - NT$180) and burgers (NT$180) for around 15 years.
Here you can enjoy a milkshake and fries under the sun only
minutes from the beach.
The Waves Kitchen
From the owner of Bossa Nova comes The Waves Kitchen, one
of the newest and arguably best restaurants in Nanwan. Orange
walls, large oil paintings and floral greenery give it that
breezy "Mediterranean feel". Mouth-watering dishes
include Brochette Italiana (NT$150), the Antipasto Sandwich
(NT$180), Smoked-Salmon Carpaccio (NT$250) and much more.
Upstairs from The Waves Kitchen; High-end accommodation (08)
Offering mostly Asian cuisine, Bossa Nova is a trendy cafe
overlooking Nanwan beach and a great spot to enjoy food and
drink. Spaghetti, Curry, and Thai dishes are priced between
NT$180 and NT$320, and drinks such as cocktails and beer go
for NT$100 to NT$200.
Ocean View Hotel
An orange building just before Kenting - Mid-range accommodation
(08) 886-1237. (No English)
Golden Beach Kenting
Kenting's hottest, perhaps only, dance club is Golden Beach.
The club has space to dine, dance, drink and even the set
up for live music. The restaurant features foods from around
the world from Mexico to Australia to Thailand and Taiwan.
Fred & Fang Lin's Tavern
Inexpensive accommodation and cuisine by reservation only
- Contact Fang - 0922 665 546
As part of Kaohsiung's Amy's Chain you can expect the same
quality from Amy's Cucina, located in the middle of Kenting.
Open for 12 years, they have tried, tested and tasty Italian
food such as pizza (NT$200 - NT$290), pasta (NT$180 - NT$250
and antipasta (NT$160 - NT$350). The atmosphere is casual
and welcoming and the staff terrific. They also boast the
best handmade Tiramisu in the South.
Ocean Blue Restaurant
Ocean and flower scenes cover wall and pillar, providing a
nice backdrop for music from the small DJ booth at Ocean Blue.
The food is mostly Thai, Chinese and Taiwanese, however, Western
dishes like Calamari (NT$180), sandwiches (NT$150 - NT$180)
and Paella (NT$200 - NT$220) are also available.
Teacher's Hostel - Inexpensive accommodation - (08) 886-1241
The Catholic Hostel - Inexpensive accommodation - (08) 886-1540
Mumbo Thai Restaurant
Many restaurants on the strip offer Thai meals, but Mumbo
Thai is more of a Thai experience. The dimly lit interior
is decorated with Thai artefacts and the food is scrumptious.
They have most popular Thai dishes at fair prices (from NT$150
to NT$360). They also have a fine selection of dinks, alcoholic
Rose Cafe and Hotel
If your're looking for a private, romantic evening, or just
to get away from the mass of bodies that is Kenting on any
given weekend, try to find Rose Cafe. About eight kilometers
out of Kenting proper, it is a secluded spot where you can
dine while watching the sunset over a small fishing harbour.
They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and have nice rooms
for rent. Hotel guests receive 15% off on food and drinks.