Late last year I was asked if I wanted to take a brief trip to Thailand to stay in a glorious resort and be treated like the princess I am in my mind.
I said yes and then packed, six weeks early.
The day finally arrived and my best friend Lyndon and I found ourselves on a Thai airways purple and yellow themed jet plane. Here we are looking extremely relaxed, that is largely due to the fake tan regime we had been on in the lead up to prepare for the amount of time we were planning on spending by the pool.
We arrived in Phuket and were created by our diver, the humidity was incredible! I’m a sweaty person as it is so I just embraced the weather straight away and vowed not to wear tray for my entire stay.
Lyndon and I arrived at Kamala Beach resort (a Sunprime resort) which we discovered was literally ON Kamala beach with direct access the warm crystal blue waters. We were shown to our rooms and they were HUGE! He and I were very keen to get out by the pool, have I mentioned the pool yet or should I say pools?! There were 4 of them, pristine and there were also some swim up bars involved.
I LOVE the concept of the swim up bar, needless to say we utilised it heavily and by the end of the 3 days the staff knew our names and our “usual” cocktails. The daiquiris were $5 you guys, you understand it would have been rude not to drink them.
The resort is only 12kms from busy Patong aka SHOPPING. We got on the shuttle bus provided by the resort and headed in. Patong beach transforms into a chaotic, noisy, colourful night bazaar every evening. Stalls line the streets selling silk scarves, leather goods, sunglasses, computer games pretty much anything you can think of.
If you’d rather not go the haggling route there is an upmarket HUGE shopping complex called Jungceylon shopping mall. The 200-plus other stores in this shopping heaven but it is also a great entertainment centre with a five-room SF Cinema and a 16-lane bowling alley, perfect for rainy days or to escape the heat of the day.