The Sands Boutique Resort & Spa
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Off for Half-term to the coast!
First real venture out of Bangkok and a short flight to Phuket and then north for 45 mins onto the main land and to the town of Khao Lak.
Well who wouldn't want to do this? Come all the way to China at Christmas (the coldest time of the year), so why not tack on a week of sun and pretty much nothing else (at least planned)!? We have so enjoyed our visit here. The Marriott Beach Resort where we have a huge ...
... for dinner. Fresh seafood was our choice and we meticulously chose 2 large lobsters from the ice to be BBQ'd and served with garlic and pepper sauce. Now don't get excited because it was a huge disappointment. Overcooked, dry and lacking in flavour! I suppose we chose the wrong restaurant, remember the name Mamas. Don't go there.
Late yesterday afternoon we headed into Patong Beach. We first visited 30 years ago ...
... works is good, but just falls short of satisfactory in the rain and the cold. Trekking outdoors in the middle of the night enveloped by cold is not much fun, nor is living amongst dust, dirt, mess and disorganisation. Plaster dust is a very resilient substance that finds it's way into just about every existing and non existing space there is and I am sure it will take months to eradicate.
So here ...
We came back to the Resort that we have called 'home' for the past week, and had a big early dinner.
Tao, our lovely waitress, explained that she wouldn't be seeing us tomorrow as she is working the late shift and she starts after we leave...
We took our photos and said our goodbyes... she really was a sweety.
Tomorrow afternoon we catch our flight home via Bangkok... the kids can't wait to see Max our cat again...