Phuket, Thailand

By tina - tOonZone, August 11, 2014

Another promo by Jetstar flew us to see the beauty of Phuket, Thailand on 7-10 August 2014. Six of us booked a newly open Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Hotel and got us a very comfortable room for our 4 days 3 nights stay in Phuket.

We arrived in Phuket and directly go to the hotel to do the early check-in then off we go to Jungceylon Shopping Mall to feed our starving stomach in the food court (the food is not so fantastic yet pricey). After that we go to buy some snacks in the Big C Extra Supermarket, this place is HUGE and it's cheap.

We shopped A LOT so we decided to take tuk tuk back to the hotel. You have to bargain with the tuk tuk driver but overall the tuk tuk experience was fine!! Their vehicle is clean and they drive smoothly (compare to Bajaj in Jakarta this is wayyyyyyy better!!) and they have Wi-Fi (though we didn't try it cos the journey was really is so short).

After putting back our stuffs, we continue our journey with afternoon walk around Patong area and have a little snick-snack here and there until the night has come and we enjoy seafood dinner in front of the hotel.

The journey start at 7 am to the Phi Phi Island, we took day tour with big boat since it's a monsoon season and we are afraid to get sea-sick. The trip was fun especially the snorkeling in the middle of the ocean with all the fishes. Back to the island we try Baan Rim Pa Restaurant, they serve Royal Thai Cuisine and the view was stunning.

Today we start a little later (8 am) to the James Bond Island and canoe trip to bat cave. Sadly, I was a little sick today (maybe too much wind!!!!) so I didn't really enjoy the journey after the canoe to the bat cave. I was sleeping like a sleeping beauty in the boat while the others went for second canoe trip and finally arrived to James Bond Island! Have no power to explore this place. Going back is another sleep til we finally back to the hotel. Erik and the others go to the night market while I continue with my sleep. Luckily the bed was SUPER comfortable for me to take well rest.

I feel better after the long hour of resting yesterday but today we don't have much time left so we just enjoy our time in the hotel for swimming and do some serious packing!! Haha..

See you next time, Thailand!

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