A gallery of some of my pictures from Thailand. This was not a temples and markets trip to Thailand. It was purely a relaxing beach resort getaway and as such ticked all the boxes. A full review of the resort can be found here, The Haven Khao Lak.
As usual, for our long-haul destinations, it started with a short hop to the continent, in this case, Amsterdam . Again this was with British Airways. Then we picked up our Qatar Airways flight. Qatar always run aggressive pricing in their sales and this business class ticket was no exception. So, it was AMS to DOH, DOH to HKT.
The hotel was amazing and a just what we needed for a week of relaxation in the sun. We had booked an ocean front jacuzzi room with swim up area so we just got out the pool straight into our villa. It gave us a nice secluded feel and our jacuzzi, for instance, was a lovely addition to an already luxurious room. The 8ft wide bed was one of the biggest I have ever stayed in. You might want to take some sort of intercom system, that would save having to shout over to your other half.
Outside the room, our own private deck included sun loungers and parasol. We made use of the loungers daily, listening to the tropical birdsong, crashing waves and the occasional thud of a falling coconut with the tang of the sea in the air and then when things got too hot we could just slip into the pool from the deck.
The beach was fabulous and surprisingly, had very few people on it. The sunsets were amazing almost every night, as you can see from the gallery! Of course, I spent a lot of time with my camera just taking pictures of the sunsets. The resort is situated at the end of a peninsula of land there is very little people traffic. The main sounds as you relax are the crashing of the waves and the occasional ‘putt putt’ of little fishing boats.