Thursday, November 05, 2015

4D3N Phuket Kata Beach Trip – How to get there, Where to stay, What to eat and What to do


Hello world!~

Trying very hard to keep up with the blogging momentum here!! I have been writing so many papers at work that sometimes I just don't feel like writing anymore. Hahahah sick of writing. And I'm scared that my writing style here will become like business/report writing. Oh god I hope not.

Anyway I'm back from a brainless trip to Phuket!! Brainless cause all we did is eat, sleep and not use any brain. I guess sometimes we just need trips that require no planning at all. Actually Bangkok will fit the bill every more but we have been going Bangkok way to often. LOL. Some people join tour but tour sucks luh, they make you wake up at unearthly time like 6am?! 

Anyway it was a rather impromptu trip. We saw that the tickets were quite cheap at SGD194 for 2 pax and booked it. Decided on 4D3N covering the weekend. Actually only 3N2D considering we reached there in the evening and left early in the morning on the last day. Cannot too long cause Phuket like nothing much to do. Brainless but cannot brainless too long ah.


Super excited to get awayyyy.  Wheeeeee~

Wing photo in the sky and over the sea! Which I assumed is Phuket? Actually I don’t know. Hahahaha. Maybe is Malaysia, oops.

So first thing when going Phuket is to decide whether to go Patong or Kata Beach or Kamala. I think still got many others but these 3 are the more popular ones. We decided on Kata Beach cause.. my dad and uncles always go there. Hahaha. so might as well yo.


How to get from Phuket airport to Kata Beach

Unlike Bangkok, there is no train in Phuket. And taxi there is very expensive somehow. So we have think of ways to get from Phuket airport to Kata Beach. We decided not to rent a car cause Kata beach is pretty small and we don't foresee that we will venture very far cause it's supposed to be a lazy trip yo! 

Then Mr Gan did some research and found that we can actually hire a driver to bring us from the airport to our hotel and back from It cost THB1700 for a return trip which is actually cheaper than taking a taxi! Plus we only need to pay the driver when we got there so we have the flexibility of cancelling it if we have other plans subsequently, which we didn't luh. Hahaha. The initial plan was to pay for the full round trip on the TO trip. But us being prudent, negotiated and they agreed to let us pay half on the TO trip and the other half on the FRO trip. Very scared they don't turn up okay. 

At the airport we saw that there’s those minivan (like the huahin’s) that will take you to Kata beach and other beaches. But how the return trip will be like we are not too sure. And as our return flight was pretty early, there might not be any taxis or minivan, so we didn't want to risk it. If next time our flight timing is better, we might try this.


After locating our driver, off we go to Kata Beach! Here’s us being super noob and touristy looking at maps and finding out what we can do. 

Avista Kata Beach Resort and Spa

After reading through countless reviews on tripadvisor, we decided on Avista!

We saw some others but they are too expensive! Avista cost only THB9045 for 3 nights which works out to be approximately SGD120 per night? Pretty affordable given that it comes with breakfast as well.

There’s a steep road up to the resort, so if you are not physcially abled/fit, i think this place isn’t very suitable. I always pant after walking up and Mr Gan piggyback me up once. Hahahaha. Good training yo!

And here's the awesome hotel room which is the main reason why we chose there. Cause it's a relaxing trip, the hotel is very important! Ok kidding, even if it's not a relaxing trip, we will also choose a good hotel. Mr Gan and I are quite particular about hotel and we always take extra effort to choose one that is good and not too expensive. We are definitely not budget travellers, but we choose what we deem as most value for money.  Generally if read enough reviews it wouldn't be too wrong.

The main thing about reading reviews on trip advisor or any review site is to read the worst comments. Then see if you are okay with the negative points they mentioned. And see if it's repeated and how recent are the comments. Sometime people say the facilities not good, but it was in 2013, then you can read the recent ones and see if they mentioned anything about renovation. Sometimes the guest are just anal.


It's really very relaxing. We went to the pool to swim for quite long, drink cocktails, talk to other guest about how the cocktail sucks, etc.

What to eat at Phuket Kata Beach

Lots of restaurants to choose from! Like a short distance from our resort there's a lot already! There is this area where a few restaurants gather together. It's a very popular place and a lot of people go there! I think can just go there for food! Mr Gan and I ventured further up to nowhere on our last night and there's nothing much.


When in Thailand, eat fried sweet and sour fish! Less than $15 each and damn nice!


We ate our breakfast at some awkward timing one afternoon and order room service for lunch. Hahaha. Finding excuses for our laziness.


This was what we ate on our last night. Decided to try some other cuisine which I think we should have just kept it to Thai food. 


Lots of menu reading and eating


The restaurant near our resort which is very good!


Happy days~

What to do at Phuket Kata Beach


Massage every day. LOL.

And what's Phuket without the beach? We did go to the beach but as it was the monsoon season, we did not manage to try any sea sports. If we did you all will probably not see me here anymore. Hahaha.  But luckily it didn't rain throughout our stay there so we still managed to go to the beach and swim. No photos cause very inconvenient to bring phone along! No one to look after our belongings for us.


Starting and ending my post with a photograph of the sunset which is beautified by my yoga poses. HAHAHA

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