Day 9, 10, 11, 12
15.01.2014 - 18.01.2014 33 °C
For the last 3 days in Phuket I decided to splurge and stay at an actual resort on the beach, where you didn't have to pay for towels or air conditioning it was included with the room. When I checked into the Baan Laimai Beach Resort I was expecting to stay in the windowless room on the second floor that I had booked on sale, but to my surprise I was escorted to the top floor where these villas where located and was told the one in the middle was mine. I have been upgraded before (party suite in Panama) but this a complete surprise, especially in high season! It has a large soaker sub and the views looked down on the beach. Had some of the best sleeps here!
My villa for the next 3 days!
The large bathroom with the HUGE tub!
The next 3 days I had no plans, would sleep in , have brunch at the hotel (it was included so I no longer needed to go to the Holiday Inn!) and either relax on the beach or by the pool or both. I would meeting with friends for dinner/ dancing and repeat the same schedule the next day. It was extremely relaxing and one of the few times I have planned days with no plans, something I need to do more!
The gorgeous pool at the resort. They played Celine and Whitney Houston and the random Christmas CD on repeat. Quite the mix!
Prawns for dinner one night
Met two awesome Aussies on the Elephant Day trip in Bangkok, they also went down to Patong Beach and I met up for dinner overlooking the beach
Last sunset on the beach
One of my favorite things to do after dinner was to sit on the beach and watch the fireworks and lanterns that tourists would buy from vendors and light them. The lanterns would typically fly for 5-7 minutes before burning out. I love lanterns, especially at the beach.
The trip is quickly wrapping up, I have 2 nights in Bangkok, where they have just announced a ban on liquor and fly out to Edmonton via Tokyo and Denver at 7 AM Monday (5 PM Sunday) and will arrive in Edmonton at 11 PM Monday.