Phuket: An Episode of Sleeping & Eating
Heading to a beach hotel.
This is the first planned holiday which we booked last year and I couldn’t wait to head to the beach! Yeay! We woke up at 430am to take the first flight out to Phuket and when we finally arrived it was time for some good breakfast. The journey of sleeping began as soon as we buckled ourselves to the plane and it followed through when we transferred from the airport to our hotel (which took 45 minutes!). I didn’t get a chance to see any scenery but woke up to the sound chattering amongst my two friend and the local taxi driver who tried his best to understand and communicate with us.
Since I didn’t manage to get the full side of Phuket, I thought I’d make it up when we reached the hotel but lo and behold the place looked so much relaxed that I felt like sleeping a little bit more. This hotel Nap Patong is located about less than 5 minutes from the beach. I think it’s new because the taxi driver couldn’t locate it and he had to call a few people to pin down the location but we made it anyhow.
See what I mean! Nice beds for us to bunk in and pretty posh for the affordable priced we paid for. There’s a weighing machine in the bathroom which comes together with beach slippers. So you go eat and then you weigh yourself, and then you go to the beach and then you come back, eat, and weigh yourself again. It’s a vicious cycle I know but those are the things you want to enjoy when you head to the beach anyways. The view from the 5th floor. Now in case of any tsunami action, we would be alright on this floor or we would go up to the rooftop for safety measures. That was the first thing we did , scout for emergency exits and doors. Love this view which overlooks a nearby temple and beach.
A walk from the hotel, heading out to the beach.
After settling into the hotel, we took a walk down the beach and saw this signage which was placed almost everywhere we went. Due to the tsunami disaster, everyone has to be prepared for an emergency situation. Apparently this leads to somewhere uphill but we didn’t follow the signs to find out the exact location though.
The hotel is only 3 minutes away from the stretch of Pathong beach and we were greeted by colourful umbrellas protecting the sunworshippers. I mean sunbathers. Yellows were followed by greens followed by blues.. it was such a rainbow happy area. The best thing about the beaches here is that they know what the tourists need and so there’s a snack bar nearby, drinks stall and even a massage hut for those with tired feet. In fact, you could even have the whole body massaged while you stare at the wispy waves. Made me sleepy just thinking about it.
Visiting the old town of Phuket.
Eating in Phuket.
What would Thailand be without it’s local food? The minute we got here, all we wanted was the original Tom Yam and loads of spicy food which gurgled in our tummies happily. Thank goodness our tummies were built for this and much training was done eating nasi lemak, curry mee and assam laksa back home.
Watching a cabaret show at night.
Address: The Nap Patong. 5/55, Hadd Patong Road, Patong, Phuket, Thailand | Price: RM230 / $65 per night onwards | Check Room Rates & Availability: The Nap Patong |
About Yafieda Jamil
A Malaysian girl currently working abroad in Phnom Penh city. I love a good road trip, hot cappuccinos, spicy food and staring at old buildings. My mission is to inspire people to see the world differently before we all get any older. Oh and giraffes are the most beautiful creatures on earth.