Back in July, my family went for our annual "retreat" to Phuket! As usual we did nothing but chill out, relax and eat! I'm already looking forward to the next one, or should we make it a biannual getaway instead :p
Will recount this trip based on
Day 1 - Heng Heng Thai Food, Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach
Day 2 - Pullman Arcadia, Kan Eang 2 Seafood, Seoul Grill
Day 3 - dhatri spa, Thanoon Seafood, Vero Italian
We took a noon time flight and by the time we reached Phuket, it was closed to 2pm local. After retrieving our luggage, clearing the customs and settling the rental car, the first thing hubby wanted to do was to eat a bowl of Thai noodles. LOL!
So we just picked a random eatery located on the way to our resort, which is quite near to the airport actually.
A humble bowl of Thai thick rice noodle with fish cake, fish bowl and fish dumpling. The rice noodle was very smooth and the soup broth so savoury. Even the kiddo enjoyed it.
My drink of choice when in Thailand, Soda Water with lots of ice! Besides noodles, the eatery also sells pork knuckles which looked succulent, and other stir-fry dishes and seafood.
Thereafter we proceeded to Pullman Arcadia Naithon for check-in. Received a warm welcome by the greeters and concierge upon arrival at the entrance porch.
Check-in was a breeze and our Welcomer ushered us to our Ocean Room
at Building 3 which is located next to the main lobby building where the
restaurants, spa and main pool are. For the past two times, we stayed at
level 2, this time we were given a corner room at level 3 which I would
say even better!
Super king size bed, one of the biggest we've slept on, more than enough room for three people.
The usual comfy lounge sofa.
Desk, TV console, coffee/tea making accessories.
Two-way access bathroom with long bath, wash area, shower area and toilet.
And the balcony which seems to be bigger than the ones on level two. Anyways, love love love the view!
I hanged around here most of the time when we were in the resort.
Gorgeous sea front view. Felt so much at peace listening to the sounds of waves crashing onto the rocks while enjoying the gentle breeze.
Welcome chocolate and confectionery, complimentary of the GM of the resort. Appreciate his personal note each time we stayed here. In fact, not just the GM, all the staff at the resort made us feel welcome every time we stayed, and they really demonstrated excellent hospitality from the bottom of their hearts.
We had the afternoon to laze around. While the kiddo wanted to go to the Kid's Club, I decided to hit the gym! This was my first time ever going to a gym during vacation. I had started on an exercise and diet regime, so even though I was on holiday I thought I should at least try to squeeze in a workout session or two, in an effort to burn the calories for the sumptuous thai food I was gonna eat.
The gym was very well-maintained with brand-new looking state-of-the-art fitness equipment. And with a gorgeous view, it certainly made workouts much more enjoyable. In fact, I was running on the treadmill and plugging into the Asian Food Channel :)
Hot and cold water dispenser. Ear phones with disposable plugs for guest's use, no worries even if I forgot to bring along my ear phones.
After the workout, all of us headed to the pool for a nice, cool swim in the lovely free-form pool where we caught the sunset.
Decided to be lazy and ordered room service for dinner. HB ordered the beef burger, whereas the kiddo ordered fish & chips. I only got a veggie rice roll because I knew that the kiddo won't be able to finish his food and usually I shared the remains to minimise waste. Service was prompt and food quite decent.
We enjoyed our dinner at the balcony, blissfully enjoying a relaxing dinner in the comforts of the room.
Stay tune for the upcoming post Day 2 - Pullman Arcadia, Kan Eang 2 Seafood, Seoul Grill.