This post isn’t fitness-related, but I want to share some photos of my trip to Phuket & Bangkok last month. My husband and I wanted to celebrate our honeymoon in Phuket because it’s much cheaper than other destinations (like Maldives) and we love Thai food – so that was one of the many deciding factors.
We stayed in two hotels in Phuket, though the first one was just for a couple of days as the majority of our trip was spent in Ko Yao Yai Island, which is a 20-minute boat ride from Phuket mainland.
In Phuket, we stayed at Perennial Resort, located within a 10-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. Resembling a French cottage, I was pleasantly surprised by how quaint and homely this place was. Plenty of picturesque spots throughout the premise if you’re looking to jazz up your Instagram!
We also rented a car to get around, visiting several landmarks such as Yanui Beach, Rawai Beach, and Windmill Viewpoint. Along the way, we stopped at prominent cafes and restaurants such as Atsumi Raw Cafe & Bake Free Phuket to refuel.
The highlight of the trip, however, is Santhiya Resorts & Spa, a breathtaking five-star resort on Ko Yao Yai Island. Honestly, there’s nothing much to do on the island, but that meant that we can spend quality time together. Surrounded by a lush forest, our teak-wood villa has an infinity pool overlooking the Andaman Sea as well as an open-air Jacuzzi and shower.
The resort also offers complimentary yoga and Muay Thai classes daily, and we definitely took advantage of those perks. There are five onsite restaurants in Santhiya Resorts & Spa, but we only ate at three during our stay. The price range may be higher compared to what you may get on the mainland, the portions are huge as the clientele here is mostly western tourists.
After four nights in paradise, we then flew to Bangkok via Nok Air, where we stayed in a cosy and private room (which we found on AirBnB). The rest of the vacation was spent eating (and I mean LOTS of eating) while exploring the city’s markets and shopping malls. Overall, I had a great trip in both places, even though it was rainy season in Phuket.