Happy New Year! With a new year comes a new post! Phuket was amazing! I wish I had actually did more time in Phuket than we originally planned. There was so much more to see and do in that amazing place! We did two nights there and flew back to Bangkok to get in some last minute sightseeing before departing back to the United States. Let’s get into these Phuket deets!
As I mentioned in my previous post, we booked our flight to Phuket for $54 round trip. We each packed one bag, and checked our remaining luggage with the hotel. The first thing on the agenda was a tour of Phi Phi Island. We booked the Sunset tour through Simba Sea Trips. It was a tight window between landing in Phuket, getting checked into our Villa, and being ready for pickup for our tour, but we made it work! Again, having a group that can go with the flow and make it work is so key on trips of this size.
The Phi Phi Islands are a must see when on a visit to Phuket! It is composed of six islands and is situated in the southeast Andaman Sea. The islands of Phi Phi have some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.
We visited the two main islands that are world famous for their natural beauty and extremely spectacular underwater scenery, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. Phi Phi Don, the largest island, has been a Mecca for people diving and snorkeling Phi Phi for well over 30 years. The water was so clear and schools of fish were everywhere! I wish I had a goPro to film it all! Phi Phi Leh island is the smaller of the two main islands and is a highly desirable location for Maya Bay tours, the location where the movie ‘The Beach’ was filmed. I made sure to get a photo of the sunset as we ended the tour.
After Phi Phi Island, we headed back to the villa to get showered and eat dinner. We ended up ordering in and having food delivered. After dinner, we all sat by the pool and drank and listened to music till we all fell asleep.
Our villa was amazing! Here is the link. We originally had a different one reserved ( I would link but it is currently not available), but due to a leak/maintenance issue, we were upgraded to the one we stayed in. The common areas were not really air conditioned, but the bedrooms all had A/C. There were 7 bedrooms total. The pics in the description were very accurate, but I will share a few I took myself. I would highly recommend this place for a group! The pool was great and the views are unforgettable. The vibe was so chill there and having a sound system blasting while enjoying the views was absolute zen! We had a great time!
The next day, we all got up and met up at the pool to swim and hang till breakfast was ready. The villa came with complimentary breakfast. There were elephants right outside our villa being fed and rode as well as you can see above. It was a sight to see. Once we had breakfast, we all got ready to go see Patong Beach and Bangla Road. Bangla is basically a long Beale Street (for those of you from Memphis) with markets, restaurants, bars, and massage parlors. It went on for at least a mile if not longer. We stayed out there all day! Literally! A few of us stopped to get a 60 minute foot massage for $7 USD. The baht to dollar conversation was on our side! From there we made a liquor run, and went back to the house to have dinner delivered again and to have a chill night by the pool.
Our last morning there, we all packed up and got ready to head to the airport for our 12:35 p.m. flight. The time in Phuket was short lived but such a great time. I definitely plan to go back with the hubby! I know he would love the frugal fun we could have!
Thanks for reading! I definitely plan to incorporate more travel into my blogs cause 2020 is jam packed full of trips for the Adams household!