As with every holiday, there are too many photos to print out for the memories. Or in my case, to post on the blog.
In this post, I reminisce about the massages, the movies, and the massive pools. Here are our memories of the activities we enjoyed.
I balked a bit at the prices of the hotel’s Tea Tree Spa, which were akin to what you’d pay at a 5* hotel in Singapore. That said, they do have heavenly sounding packages, including some daily 2 hour sessions for a 3 day duration.
Budget-conscious me headed straight for the 500 baht an hour massage hut next to the beach. I’d call it the Casuarina Press – strong kneads to my aching shoulders and neck, the sound of lapping waves, the occasional birdsong and the lilt of Thai between the masseuses in the background, as casuarina branches swayed overhead. Ahhhhh……
|Massage by the sea|
The girls were thrilled that there were DVDs for free loan from the hotel lobby too – we watched 4 cartoons in the comfort of snuggling in our bed! The hubs was pleased to find Ironman 3 in the grown-up section. We were surprised that the girls actually sat through the whole show!
There was so much to do that the kids only went on the trampoline once. The hubs and I had a go too, and it was quite fun, haha!
The hotel had an infinity pool and various other smaller pools adjacent to that. K totally impressed us with stamina we didn’t know she had, by swimming almost 30 metres from one end to the other.
Fluffy large pool towels were in abundant supply, and you can see from the photo above that they even had a table full of games and books that you could borrow. There were floats and water toys on sale too, if you forgot to bring some from home.
We had pizza and kids meals at Pesto, an Italian restaurant right at the edge of the beach. There was so much to do that the girls didn’t even have time to explore the playground, only take a photo in front of it as above!
The worst part of our trip I must say, was Thai immigration! I know we are thoroughly spolit by our airport and our civil service efficiency, but the chaos entering and exiting the Phuket airport was no joke.
Even infants (we saw quite a number) did not get priority and had to suffer the hour long queues. So be forewarned.
We saw some kids from an international school busying themselves with colouring and other activities alongside the queue, so we let the girls do the same. Activity books are lifesavers!