Phuket: A Tropical Paradise

Lynn ComoVacation5 Comments

An hour plane ride from Bangkok takes us to a tropical paradise and beach in Phuket. Our stay at the JW Marriott was a wonderful change of scenery from the urban scene we just left.

Our room was spacious with a very “king” sized bed and bathroom. Right out our door was a lovely terrace calling you to sit and lounge in the two chairs provided.

The entranceway of the lobby was airy with a reflecting pool for a view.  At 6:00 pm, this pool hosts a special tribunal show of authentic dress/dance performed by a lovely Thai woman and a native man (both in Thai garb), where he used fire in twirling fashion to the beat of the heavy drums … all inside this reflecting pool. It was very entertaining as we sipped Mai Tai cocktails in the hot, humid air.

We had a great experience at Phang Nga Bay (อ่าวพังงา). The sea kayaking adventure started out with about a 2 hour boat ride. A delicious buffet Lunch was served before we hit our first cave.

As we embarked on our kayaks (two groups … 30 and 53 peeps), we saw monkeys, walking fish and bats hanging out (the smell was a little ripe). Some very tight spaces to navigate through as you had to lie back to get thru the openings. Very cool experience and a great excursion. Totally a CTMH group day with lots of laughs and closer connections made. (Hopefully the video shows up under the photos. Just click on the arrow.)

On our last day in Phuket, we enjoyed relaxing by the beach with friends. Our view of the water was stunning. The water was just the right temperature for a swim. We closed the evening at the Close to my Heart farewell dinner where some came home and others (like us) extended our trip to Chiang Mai.




5 Comments on “Phuket: A Tropical Paradise”

  1. The flowers are so exquisite. What a memorable trip. Looks like you got your Journaling done for those beautiful photos. Thats for sharing all the details. What a trip of a lifetime

  2. Hi Lynn – thank you for sharing these photos! We have been talking about a trip to Thailand with our son and future daughter-in-law and I have been on the fence about it. Your beautiful pictures have been helpful and I am now looking forward to it. Please keep those pictures coming! Have a wonderful rest of your trip.

    1. Linda you should definitely check it out. The food is so good! I highly recommend a food tour when you first get there to understand the flavors, spices and types of food you will enjoy during your whole trip. And it’s so inexpensive to eat there. Check out Trip Advisor for reviews of tours you can do on your own through a touring company. We booked two this way and they were fantastic (the food tour and Ruins in Bangkok… first blog post). Phuket is a great tropical getaway about 1 hour plane ride from Bangkok (I heard the flight is cheap … under $40). Chaing Mai is heading more towards the mountains and an hour plane ride from Bangkok (going the other way). Trip of a lifetime but do some HW before you go so you make the most of it.

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