Holiday@MAI KHAO, PHUKET (Pt1)

Friday, August 12, 2011

It's my second time to hit the largest island in Thailand but Patong was far too congested to be on my holiday list.

So, we decided to check out a more secluded area; MAI KHAO is famed to have the longest beach in Phuket shared by only a few choice hotels and spas! Took only 20 minutes from the airport to Mai Khao, compared to an hour it takes to reach Patong.
Check in time at the lobby!

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Sneaked one of those tourist maps in the airport! Always helpful :)

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Super quick check in, as expected by RENAISSANCE, Phuket
Walking to our room was like getting a mini tour :)

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And here it is!
Contemporary and quiant with a visible couples bathtub ;)

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And because we got a honeymoon package (10 months is still honeymoon, right?)...

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They we're extra hospitable :)
 Add to that, they also gave us a great view from the 4th floor!

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Us having a quick snack before heading for lunch.
Dimps amused me by doing this....
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I always used knives.
Sheesh.

Yet what are holidays but to make new memories :)

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It was time for lunch but I refused to eat hotel food.
So we took a buggy service to the other side of the lake in front of RENAISSANCE for some local noms.

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Thats the kind of restaurant to hit up if you Don't want some non spicy white people version of...
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...Tom Yam Goong!
Had to fight off beach flies though.
The trick is to put the prawn shells on a plate at the other end of the table.
Your welcome :)

Was pretty exhausted so took a 1 hour nap and woke up in time for sunset served in bed.
(Immigration took more than an hour due to insufficient lines; 6 for 2 planes of tourists)

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Got up to take a night walk around the hotel..

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...To find a eatery villa by the beach.
Love how the fibre optics in the zen stone garden lights up the walkway.

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Sat by the bar and played 3D Tic Tac Toe over gourmet pork/sausage pizza :@

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And that was the end of our arrival day!
And we we're so psyched for day two we got up at 7am.

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Decided to take a cycle around the lake as the hotel has bikes for guests.

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After which we had buffet breakfast; Save a Boost juice worthy juice bar, crepe and omelette service,
I was super impressed with their real honeycomb dripping out fresh honey!

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After which we HAD to walk it off...

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...All the way to the beach front!
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Where I proceeded to steal the shells from the sand :)

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Then we decided to rent a car and hit Canal Village, Patung and Phuket Town!

THE END FOR NOW
60 pictures seemed a bit much for me to upload at once so till then... ;)
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6 comments:

  1. hi, your picture is beautiful~may i know what camera you using?

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  2. Looks like pure luxury! *dreams of going there one day*

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  3. dimps and i are real men. we squash our jambu air with the palms. what up!

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  4. Phuket island has so many fantastic beaches which will make a lot of attention from the tourists who visit the island.

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  5. Thanks for sharing your Phuket experience,
    this post was very helpful… Keep posting and good luck with your post!

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