It’s been almost two years since my husband and I went to Thailand for our friends wedding! I loved it so much, I want to go back!
I thought I’d share with you a little snippet of our holiday and some of the reasons I want to go back so much!
We went for 2 weeks at the start of December 2014. As soon as we got out of the airport at Phuket, the warmth hit you. We stayed at the Airport hotel for one night and accidentally slept in which meant we missed our coach to the port for the ferry to Koh Samui! We had to get a taxi to the ferry port instead which took us an hour and cost us about 5000THB!
We stayed here for 4 nights of our trip in a small resort in Mae Nam on the beach, close enough to Chewang so there was plenty of chance to go exploring! The night life here was vibrant plenty of things to do and see. We explored the area most evenings, finding somewhere different each time to sit down and have a drink and something to eat. On our final evening we found an Ice Bar, which was a welcome treat from the heat!
We could see Koh Phangan from the beach at our hotel, knowing we were going there next, the weather did not look too great!!
We wanted to go to Koh Phangan because its the home of the Full Moon Party! We booked a room at the opposite side of the island to Haad Rin at Ao Thong Nai Pan Yai beach for a few days relaxing before we hit the Full Moon Party.
Although it was really cloudy here, it was still so warm. We spent all our time relaxing and reading on the beach.
Next came the full moon party! It was so busy and quite an experience. I will never forget dancing bare foot, bucket in hand to Lana Del Rae’s Summertime Sadness. It was something I had always wanted to do and I did it!
Krabi – Ao Nang!
Our final destination was Krabi! We stayed just 4 minutes out of Ao Nang, this was where the wedding was going to take place and where we met up with the rest of the party!
This was by far the busiest place we had been, it was bustling and full of life. We stayed at a lovely bungalow resort, the gentleman who owned it told us how he had built everything from scratch with his own hands. It was a really special experience knowing that we had stayed in something that someone was so proud of!
While in Ao Nang we did so many things I thought I would never do!! The bride and groom of the party had booked us all onto a day trip sailing around the various islands. I stripped to my swimsuit and jumped in the ocean to go snorkeling – something that I would have never done back home
We went to the wedding, it was such a beautiful day and a lovely backdrop to one of the most romantic moments in someones life!
On the final day we went exploring several of the islands and I got some nice photos! There was too much to do in so little time!
For me there is still so much more of Thailand I want to see, so many more places to explore! I would love to go back with our daughter and share the experience with her!
Have you ever been to Thailand? Is there anywhere you would like to be taken back to?