It’s Happy Travel Tuesday again! It’s high time for another travel post, don’t you think so? I have just returned from a very relaxing and beautiful trip in Phuket, Thailand, with a horrendous tan! Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against tan, but I think it must be my bikini that is giving me lines in all the wrong places. Anyway, let’s go for a short introductory entry (while I recuperate from my bout of food poisoning yesterday ) on our first day in Phuket, shall we? We reached our hotel, Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, at the early hour of 9am, thinking we might not be able to check in so early.
King size bed
The kind hotel staff put us at ease with some welcome drinks and a mini flower lei each, while asking us to wait for half an hour for our room. Thanks to the free wireless broadband in the lobby, we were entertained for the next 45 minutes until our room was finally ready. Located at the Karon beach, Le Meridien Phuket has its own private pristine beach that is clean with very fine sand. Walking on the sand was like walking on a bed of soft snow, except that it wasn’t cold. The best part about it was how secluded and private the beach was. I spent a few days lying on a sun bed alone and falling asleep and felt totally safe about it!
Sun, sea and sand
Once our room was ready, we were led by the nice concierge lady who looked eager to please. Along the way, we passed by a row of shops and a few gigantic pools with water so blue we felt like jumping into it straightaway!
Lobby of Le Meridien Phuket
Welcome flower lei
Our room faced the garden and had a huge King sized bed with four fluffy pillows on it. The bed was one of the most comfortable that we’ve slept on before – firm and sturdy yet soft, it was heavenly.
King sized bed
Next to the bed was a dressing table with a mirror and night lamp. This ended up to be Saucer’s working desk instead, with his laptop perched on the table every night while I watched the LCD TV.
Dressing table/Study desk
Another view of the room
I like how wooden and rustic the whole room was, reminding me that I was in a tropical country. The amenities in the room were rather complete. There was a hair dryer inside the drawer of the dressing table, an ironing board and iron inside the wardrobe, an umbrella, complimentary shoe-shining service and coffee-making facilities. If I really wanted to nitpick, I would prefer the hotel to provide slippers and tooth brushes as well. (Yes, funny that no tooth brush was provided)
Inside the wardrobe
There was a full-size bath tub with a shower inside the bathroom, which proved to be really useful after a whole day in the sun. Just soaking myself inside the tub of warm water with lots of foam did wonders to the body and the mind, I kid you not.
Minimal toiletries provided
Outside our balcony were table and chairs but the air-conditioned room was so comfortable that we seldom made use of these at all.
Table and chairs at the balcony
What was even more amazing was their breakfast buffet, that had coconut drinks! Ah it was such a bliss to be sitting just next to the pool, sipping icy-cold coconut juice while enjoying the morning breeze and the sound of waves in the background. If this ain’t paradise, it sure was close to it!
Coconut juice for breakfast?
Our stay at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort was indeed a memorable one, with fantastic staff and gorgeous swimming pools that I can’t stop raving about. It was a promise of sun, sea, sand and beyond. More about that in the upcoming posts, I promise!
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
29 Soi Karon Nui, Tambon Karon,
Tel No: (66)(76) 370 10