Escapade – Part 1

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.

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  16 comments for “Escapade – Part 1

  1. April 1, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Sure looks like an awesome getaway to me! Will definitely take the kids there.

  2. April 1, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Ooh which hotel is this?

    • April 2, 2014 at 1:39 am

      Emailed you, Carol! ; )

  3. pc
    April 2, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Amazing, amazing, amazing~! What’s for part two;)?

    • April 2, 2014 at 1:40 am

      Food! Cabanas! Movie night! :))

  4. April 2, 2014 at 3:14 am

    Hi, can I know which hotel is this?

    • April 2, 2014 at 5:47 am

      Do email me at lilbluebottle (at) gmail. Sorry I can’t seem to find your email address from the profile.

  5. April 2, 2014 at 4:08 am

    Ooh, can I have the details of the hotel please? We went to Phuket in Dec and had a whale of a time too! Think its such a good (near) destination for families with kids our age 🙂

    • April 2, 2014 at 5:48 am

      Do email me at lilbluebottle (at) gmail. I can’t seem to find your email address from the profile… 🙂

  6. April 2, 2014 at 10:40 am

    i want details toooo! looks like an AWESOME getaway for some R&R!

    • April 3, 2014 at 1:30 am

      Now you know! 🙂 Yup, I didn’t want to come home…

  7. April 2, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Looks like a fab holiday! Quick, publish part 2!

    • April 3, 2014 at 1:08 am

      Haha, sure Ma’am! I think there’s gonna be part 3 too!

  8. April 3, 2014 at 2:03 am

    How did you guys beat the heat? The beach looks gorgeous but our tropical sun can really scorch.

    • April 3, 2014 at 2:25 am

      We were only at the beach for a while – morning sun, evening sunset, some cabanas and most deck chairs were tree-shaded. Most times we were in pools with sunblock, or in air-conditioned comfort of our room/kids’ club. 😛

  9. April 4, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Looks cool…planning for a beach holiday…email me the name of the resort..many thanks

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