Friendship Beach – Phuket
December 11, 2011
I have to apologise, my blogs are not coming as often as I would hope due to computer issues!
Our next resort on Phuket was a little more Thai, a little more rustic and less swish but I loved it the same.
Lots of little buildings centred around the pool, right on a beach.
The only bad thing was that you cannot really swim in the sea here, it’s pretty polluted. The views are still great though.
The resort is centred around a detox and yoga centre so there is lots of healthy food on the menu, but it is run by and the chef is also from the US, so the apple pie, burgers and pancakes are great!
We spent a lot of time doing this here…
But if you are here, get out and about. The roads are quiet so grab a scooter. It’s the ONLY way to see Thailand. Just be safe!
We found a wicked little restaurant on the main beach strip, there are tons here. We watched fireworks, drank home-made ginger beer, the best I have ever had (Not seen it anywhere else though) and some very spicy seafood. We also covered ourselves in insect repellent as the mossies were out in force here.
It’s also a great spot for hitting the islands off the Rawai coast, we hired a long boat for the day and our guide took us to all the pretty turquoise watered deserted islands we could handle! We swam in sea as warm as your bath with tropical fishes swirling around our feet, I had a manicure on one beach and the boat ride itself was great fun.mi highly recommend it, forget the speedboats get your own local guy to take you.
There was also an amazing market across the road from this resort, this was my first one and it was amazing.
What we didn’t realise until we moved from Friendship Beach was how well organised it was for a small resort, they introduce all staff to you in their information book and explain how to deal with any translation problems (point and be patient basically) which sounds like common sense but has served us well in much less touristy areas since.