Sometimes, you just have to be spontaneous.
Which is how this trip come about. A random rave about a new resort in Batam, schedule of 8 people matched, good deals from the airline and BAM! Tickets booked, hotel booked!
We took a 3pm flight through Jetstar. Most of the girls took half day leave but I took a full day since my house is more accessible to the airport as compared to my office. Singapore to Phuket takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes or so.
This was taken at Phuket Airport, waiting for everyone to have a toilet break before finding our way to our hotel. We took a mini van as there’s 8 of us. Remember to follow the pricing stated on the board near the counter. We were quoted 1300 baht at the first counter when the board stated 1100 baht. Went to another counter and got the price we wanted. Funny thing is that the first counter panic and offered 1000 baht instead. Too bad, we all made our way to the second counter who gave us the price we wanted.
Our accommodation was at Swissotel Phuket at Kamala Beach. Kamala beach is a more quiet place that is away from the buzz at Patong. So if you’re just looking at a quiet retreat, Kamala is a good choice. But for more hype, more accessibility, Patong is the place to be at.
Not one but two! This little one came to the front of our room at my bidding on the 2nd day morning which we were having breakfast just outside the room. But of course, if you are afraid of cats, no worries as they are super gentle.
We decided to just chill on the first day. So we venture out to the beach and went searching for a place for dinner. Not forgetting some snaps along the way!
Greeted by the beautiful sunset when we reached the beach. Nice beach, nice sunset. Awesome.
Settled for a random restaurant by the beach for dinner. It wasn’t the best choice but we were all hungry. Good thing was that they had free Wi-Fi. Everyone went busy on their phones while waiting for the food which took quite sometime. We suspect they had Wi-Fi to prevent people from complaining and rushing the food.
It was pretty serene to dine by a view like this. You don’t get to dine by a view this everyday with awesome companions.
After dinner, we went back to the hotel and some of us decided to take a dip in the pool! It was quite late and I think the pool was closed but no one stops us so… Thanks to Jacqueline for all the nice pool and underwater shots!
Silly things we do underwater. Haha.
Totally unglam shot. Haha, but it’s not often you take underwater shots so just post la. Haha.
Ending this post with another Sunset By The Beach photo. It’s different from the one above ok!
Stay tune to Day 2 adventures with the girls where we go Island Hopping and to Patong!
Photo with watermark credits to Cheryl Tay.
Underwater, Pool photos credits to Jacqueline Wong.