1. JW Marriott Phuket/Phuket Marriott Beach Club
|Probably my very favorite property we have been to.|
It has it all! Click here for more information.
|The weather was tropical with scattered showers. |
This is the view of the ocean from our building.
|This resort is also a JW Marriott hotel. |
These rooms have private pools and hot tubs.
|My favorite view.|
|Two adorable baby elephants roam the property twice a day.|
|The gazing pool from the lobby. |
When you check in you sit in a lounge bed and they give you a lei and a cold drink.
You do not step foot near a front desk.
2. Listening to the ocean as you sleep
|Mai Khao Beach. |
Unfortunately, this beach is too rough to swim in.
The one drawback of this particular property.
3. Good Food
|We ate so much good food! This was calamari by the pool.|
|Pad Thai with scrambled egg on top.|
|When I was little we had a Swenson's ice cream parlor just down the street. |
Same sundaes, same light fixtures, same wafer cookies!
What a treat and a great memory...of all places in Thailand!
|Street food crepe stand with Nutella and freshly shaved coconut.|
4. Fun Shopping
|Lots of fun stalls to put our Beijing bargaining skills to work.|
|I always hated incense until I visited Thailand. |
Now I love it because it takes me back there.
|Fresh coconut juice for $1 USD|
5. Crystal clear water~ good for snorkeling and diving
|All ready to go!|
|Hubby and kids spent four days getting certified. |
It is cheaper to do it here than in the US and the great diving!
|All certified! Congrats!|
|Little D is a natural.|
|On the final dive day I joined them on the boat for a day of snorkeling, food, sun and fun.|
The fish were great but seeing my family on the bottom of the ocean was even better.
6. Bonding time
|Look who I ran into on the way to the gym!|
|Happy family memories!|
|Can't wait to go back!|
|Beach massages for $11 USD per hour! Pedicures and foot scrubs too!|
|Boat rides with yummy food.|
|Wat Chalong Buddist Temple|
Pictures do not do this temple justice.
I could not capture the glistening gold but it was breathtaking in person.
9. Kind locals
|The owners of a restaurant on Patong Beach. |
The food was the best we had all week and they were very sweet to us.
|Romantic walks on the beach.|
I love all of our trips!
But I left here kicking and screaming and am counting the minutes until we can go back again.