Phuket, Thailand

We arrived in Phuket and immediately loved our hotel and our surroundings. We stayed at the Sea Pearl Villas Resort – it was phenomenal. Close to everything, clean, friendly staff and we even had our own little private jacuzzi outside our room.

Our first stop was to Wat Suwan Khuha. Upon entry you will see that there are tons of monkeys hanging out around the temple looking for food. They sell peanuts and bananas so that you can feed them. There is also a cave that you can enter with a stunning Buddha statue inside (photos do not do it justice).

Afterward, we took a boat tour to Koh Tapu AKA James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay. This was incredible. I was in awe of the scenery. It’s no wonder the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun was shot here.

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Boat ride to Koh Tapu AKA James Bond Island.

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Koh Tapu AKA James Bond Island.

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Koh Tapu AKA James Bond Island.

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Koh Tapu AKA James Bond Island.

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Lunch at Koh Panyee fishing village.

The following day, we decided to try a Fish Spa. I had heard about this from a few different people and wondered what it was all about. It sounds gross but the fish eat your dead skin and leave you feeling as though you’ve actually been to the spa. It was so strange at first and I was very ticklish but once you got used to it, it was pretty relaxing!

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Fish spa!

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Feeding bananas to a baby elephant (elephants are my favourite animal, hence, the tattoo on my right arm).

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Time for some coconut.

We wanted to spend a couple of days relaxing on the beach, as we were getting tired from all the sightseeing. We went to Patong and Kamala beaches and had a great time sunbathing and looking for crabs on our walks along the shore.

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Patong Beach, Phuket.

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Crab on the beach.

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Kamala Beach, Phuket.

We also wanted to get a ride in a tuk-tuk since we were seeing them everywhere. It was a little scary (they drive pretty fast and seem to have different road rules) but also really fun!

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Trying to mask my look of terror.

What a stunning place. I loved Thailand and cannot wait to visit again someday 🙂

 

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