Sky still dark, air still cold, they could have stayed in bed and snooze longer but my loving parents made the effort to get up early in the morning just to send us to the Airport. Little actions like this makes me know I'm loved.
While waiting to board the plane, we got bored and decided to amuse ourselves with some arty farty things meant for kids to doodle and hone their artistic skills.
We soon boarded the plane and took the 1.5 hours flight and finally...
We arrived at Sugar Palm Resort & Spa @ Kata Beach! We had amazing bed decorations because when we booked the room online, there was a portion that asked what was our purpose there for and looking at the various options, we decided to amuse ourselves by selecting the "honeymoon" node. It was indeed a pleasant surprise when we stepped into our room. =)
Without any further procrastination, we hopped into our swim wear and headed to the beach which was a 5 minutes walk from our resort.
The beach was AMAZING! And if you think the water here looks very clear and nice, wait till you see Phi Phi Island's clear blue sea!
The rest of the afternoon was spent travelling around, shopping and getting familiarised with the area in our rented vehicle - Toyota Vios. At 5pm (SG 6pm), we finally had our first real meal for the day.
Although this was just a run down eatery, the food was delicious and the best part, it was so freaking cheap! $1.70 for the Kway Teow and $3.40 for that hugeass bowl of Tom Yum soup which had 9-10 fat prawns in it. SLURPS!
Our day ended with a shock to learn that the petrol stations in Phuket closes at night, unlike Singapore which runs 24 hours. Desperate to refill the tank, we drove around and I was sharp to spot a vending-machine-like self service gasoline kiosk!
This is seriously one cool invention! And after this find, we realised that there were many of such kiosks around Phuket! No wonder their petrol stations can afford to close at night.
Oh, amusement for the day:
They have a Cafe Del Mar too! =D
And that concluded our Day 1 at Phuket. For a more comprehensive set of pictures, view them at Facebook.
Day 2 - 24 May 09
Day 2 was covered entirely by a Phi Phi Island tour that we booked. We visited so many islands that I lost count and all I can remember is that the beaches were beautiful, with water so clear and sand so fine. I was in paradise!
Snorkeling at Loh Samah Bay
My very first time snorkeling and it was extremely fun despite the fact that I drank some sea water when water seeped into my goggles and entered my nose.
Monkey Beach (but there were no monkeys that day)
Lunch was settled at Phi Phi Don. Nothing spectacular, but enjoyable nonetheless. Last stop for the entire trip was Khai Nok Island, where we spent over an hour soaking up the sun, enjoying the breeze, waddling/snorkeling in the clear blue water.
Khai Nok Island
And then it was time to go back to mainland, where NJ4 and I watched the sunset at Kata Beach while settling dinner at road side food stalls.
Likewise, more pictures can be viewed at Facebook.
Day 3 - 25 May 09
On my birthday, we rushed through shooting, bungy jump and shopping because it was also the day we had to return to Singapore. =(
Again, we rented a vehicle and this time it was a Jeep. Honestly, driving is a wiser choice because their Tuk-Tuk Taxi is exorbitantly priced. So if you have a driving/riding licence and can read the map, good for you! Otherwise, lie on the chopping board.
After 5 years of not handling a weapon, I can still shoot! LOL! My knack for shooting is still there.
After shooting, we drove to Patong and put our lives at risk, literally putting our lives on a thin line. We went BUNGY JUMPING! 60m in height, the tallest in Phuket!
With that, the following videos will do it's part.
May Anne's bungy
Again, rest of the pictures can be viewed at Facebook.
With that, our Phuket trip was a fun-filled and fufilling one! We already miss Phuket! =(