Since the kids are still not in primary school yet, we decided to take the first of one of our last few ‘non-peak holidays’ recently. They skipped two days of school, and we had a good four night stay in a lovely family-oriented hotel in a pretty isolated beach in Phuket.
The stay was wonderful for so many reasons. Firstly, the flight was short – less than 2 hours, so we took a budget airline for the first time since we had kids. It worked out well! In fact, the urm, tiny seats were just right (roomy!) for their sizes. 😛
|Chuffed to embark on our adventure.|
Secondly, the room we booked was a dream! Forking out a bit more for a pool access room (quiet lap pool with a private recess) was worth every cent and the girls spent hours there every day. I think the room costs less than half that of a tiny Orchard Road hotel room.
Thirdly, they had a fantastic Kids’ Club that’s free! The girls asked to go everyday and didn’t want to leave, even at mealtimes. Which meant that the hubs and I could take turns babysitting (B was too young to be left alone there) and each have some stunning alone-time.
Fourthly, a clean and calm beach was a mere 10 minute walk away from our room (read: gorgeous sunsets and sandplay!).
There were so many other little things that made the stay a wonderfully relaxing one, and such value for money. More on the food and such in upcoming posts, and also a couple of notes about what the least favourite aspects of our trip were…
p.s. Feel free to drop me an email if you’d like more details of our hotel etc.