Peggy's Cove recreated at Thai resort
Friday, July 8, 2016, 5:36 PM - If you love Nova Scotia's iconic Peggy's Cove but are partial to tropical temperatures, you're in luck: You can now have the best of both worlds.
A resort in Thailand has fashioned itself after the iconic Nova Scotia destination, complete with colourful homes and Martime-inspired food.
The resort, located on Chanthaburi Kung Wiman Beach about 225 km east of Bangkok, offers 38 rooms. Each are designed to look like small fishing houses connected by wharves.
Room names have Nova Scotia-friendly names like "sea bass" and "trout".
The Lighthouse Bar and Grill offers a variety of sea food, and visitors can visit a replica of the original, and iconic, Peggy's Cove lighthouse.
According to the resort's website, the destination tried to mimic the "easy going" and "comfortable" vibe that defines Nova Scotia's Peggy's Cove.
Owner Anusit Sahachok told the CBC he got the idea for the resort from his parents.
"The main idea of building this resort has come from my parents' dream to share the beautiful feeling of travelling in Peggy's Cove," he wrote in an email to the publication.
"I do believe that nothing would be comparable with the beauty of [the] real Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia."
The resort opened two months ago.
Sahachok is quick to point out the resort isn't meant to be "another" Peggy's Cove. Rather, he hopes to showcase the beauty of this special Canadian community.
He's also encouraging Nova Scotians to visit the resort's website and teach him, his staff and visitors about their hometown.
"I [would] love to tell our guests the true story," Sahachok told the CBC.
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