The breakfast spread here was impressive but I still give top nods to the Peninsula. Views here do win though, hands down. We packed up and sent our bags to the front desk. As we were walking I tripped on the tiny golf cart road and scrapped my toe which proceeded to bleed until we reached the pool. The waiters were so helpful with cleaning and bandaging me up but I couldn’t help but feel badly the entire time because feet are the least sacred part of the body and it’s taken very seriously here. That’s why you take off shoes before entering homes and temples and it’s very disrespectful to sit with your legs crossed and the bottom of your foot facing someone, especially if it was an image of the royal family.Read More
We spent our last morning at Beach Republic by the pool and packing up. We had felt so at home in our little villa all week and it was just what we needed after heavy tourist-ing in the other cities. The front desk arranged our car to the Conrad and we had headed west for about thirty minutes until we reached the resort on the other end of the island.Read More
The guy who ran the Thai Experience recommended a secluded beach not far from our hotel. After breakfast we took a walk down, only about 10 minutes, to find this small, yet beautiful beach. There was one restaurant and a few other B & B type establishments but other than that it was very empty. Now instead of Jurassic Park, I feel like the island resembles lost with its tree-covered cliffs and undeveloped areas.Read More
Today was spent lounging by the pool, drinking by the pool, walking down the beach to lunch, buying a fun floaty for the pool and happy hour on the beach.
We went to a group dinner that was rated #1 on Trip Advisor-anything that does not have travelers giving it lower than a 4 was worth checking out. The guy who runs it is British and his university friend opened a similar concept in Buenos Aires first called the Argentine Experience. After much success they searched out their next location and chose Thailand to open up their next venture, the Thai Experience. Essentially it gets together 15-20 strangers at a large dinner table and has them learn how mix cocktails, about Thai cuisine & culture while the unlimited drinks continue to flow. We sat next to two other British couples who were also both on their honeymoon and all teachers! The rest of the table consisted of a group of young Italian guys, a family and a couple from Chappaqua. I was continually surprised throughout our trip at the lack of Americans we encountered, probably less than 5% of the people we met/saw. But once we found some they usually stuck out by their unruly children or obnoxiously loud voices (sometimes we really are embarrassing).Read More