“Take me back to Thailand, please.”
Welcome to Open Post, a place where we come to talk about how our week’s going thus far.
Or in my case, reminisce on a particularly excellent week not long ago as this past week has been very uneventful.
The week I’m referring to was my recent trip to Thailand where I got to experience luxury I have only ever known about through Instagram.
The first place I stayed at was called Cape Nidhra in Hua Hin, about a 2.5 hour drive from Bangkok. Walking into the entrance, I realised that this was going to be a slight step up from the backpackers I usually stay at.
But, and not to take anything away from the entrance, this ranked fourth on the list of amazing things at this resort.
The food was definitely third best. It was a mix of Thai cuisine with a Western Influence. I think. To be honest I ate it so quickly it’s a miracle I was able to take photos let alone know what I was eating.
Second best thing at Cape Nidhra? The private plunge pool. Yes, private. Plunge. Pool.
First best? The spa treatment. We were given signature massages that made me believe in happiness.
I was convinced I had experienced all the luxury the world had to offer me and was destined for a horrible world full of bedrooms without private plunge pools and places without delicious foods.
I was wrong. Oh, I was so wrong.
The next place I visited was called SALA Phuket Resort & Spa in Phuket, AKA “what feels like private hotel rooms for every guest that visits us”.
This accommodation was unbelievable.
It consisted of an outdoor bathroom, private plunge pool, and an additional room inside with a bed/TV/your dreams. All on the one, very private, enclosed block to yourself.