DH and I are going to Thailand begining of March next year and just want to see what everyones experiences were. We are going child free for 8 days woop woop lol
Flying to Bangkok stay there 2 days fly to Phuket stay there 6 days than come home.
Where did you stay? What did yuo enjoy? what didnt you enjoy? Any tips? What area did you stay in? Who did you fly with? What is a must? What should we look out for? Did you find bartering hard? is there a way to do it?lol would you recomend longer in Bangkok? DH wants to do Muay Thai sessions for a few days anyones hubby do these? where did they train?
I want to hear about your trip smile either in bangkok or phuket. We arent really going to lie on the beach more to shop, drink, eat and not sleep lol.
Hey! We went to phuket, thailand on our honeymoon 4 yrs ago, stayed at the Evason six senses resort and spa, absolutely beautiful and worth every cent, on a cliff overlooking the beach and islands. Had about 6 restaurants and bars which we loved, even one on it's own beach to sit in those sun recliners and drink cocktails.
Stayed in Bangkok for 1 night and day, glad it wasn't any longer, we didn't enjoy it, as it's smelly and hot and busy and noisy... But the shopping was a hundred times better than in Phuket, there are huge shopping malls and it's cheaper.
Phuket has big shops too but a little more expensive, and to get there it's so far away from the main beaches and bar areas, takes like half an hour to get there in the scariest taxi rides we have ever experienced! The drivers are shocking, no speed limits and they swerve everywhere and I swear I had heart palpitations every time i got into a car...
Also, eat At restaurants that are really busy, not at the food stalls or quiet places, my DH got food poisoning lasted 3 days, and there isn't much the local docs can do, and they don't understand what ur saying...
Take my advice, take maxalon, immoddium and gastrolyte with u in ur luggage as u might not find it anywhere.
Food and drinks are so cheap,B ut beware the little bars in alleys and in the markets at night, they are manned by lady boys or older ladies who just want u to get really drunk and spend all your money....ok forour first night but we got so sick we didn't know what she gave us, kept ringing her bell and shouting "shot" and we were gulping this liquid down, than we spent the whole night vomiting And diarrhea (sorry tmi).. Ha haha
The phi phi island tour is a must, but silly us went in monsoon season in may so most of our tours were cancelled cause of storms... Do the elephant trek, hire yur own speedboat and go snorkeling ask the locals or hotel people the best islands, as the tours are so crowded and they don't show u much, only snorkeled for and hour and than they made us sit n a beach for the rest of the day....
Hire a taxi and go south phuiket, near the lookout down the bottom of the island, there are beautiful sights down there and little shops and massage parlors, take my adivce though and don't get a full body rub as they actually give u a FULL BODY rub.... Lol unless u like that sort of thing, haha... I had to ask her to stop rubbing my boobs but she didn't understand....
Pedicures are awesome and so cheap,
That's all I can think of right now!! You'll have so much fun, omg without the kids too!