Notes from Thailand (Part Four): Phuket

Sunday, November 8, 2009

As promised, here are photos from the Phuket leg of our Thailand trip. Aside from some intermittent rain, our days here were full of beach and spa time, attending our friends' beautiful wedding and a one day boat trip to do a little island hopping. Aside from the black pearl ring that I purchased on my last day in Phuket, most of my time was spent by the pool or beach. Ah... to be back in paradise again!


a shot of one of the pools at the JW Marriott resort


yours truly getting ready to board our boat!


the Mr. giving the camera a thumbs up


our first stop... a private island paradise with the softest sand you can imagine


our boat: adorable, but a rather choppy ride!


if you look close: you can see dolphins playing in the water!


on this stop-- we spotted monkeys playing on an island...






I believe this island was the backdrop for the movie, The Beach... a popular tourist stop












the Mr. and me aboard the boat-- we look sunburnt and windswept, but happy!


sunset at the marina...

What's your idea of perfect bliss?

34 comments:

InnyVinny said...

My jaw is on the floor. Breathtaking photos.

Elizabeth Marie said...

WOW! So amazing. The picture of you guys on the boat is so cute...you look so happy! XO

E said...

you have very nice blog!
great photos!:)

Pearl Westwood said...

WOW!What a beautiful place! Love your sunglasses too

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Wow, I really regret not visiting Phuket while in SE Asia!
The picture of you two is great, carefree and happy. :)

We visit Philippines and Taiwan next month and I'm hoping Philippines will be beautiful as well.

jaassnnaa said...

beautiful pictures as always...xd

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Happy sunday, D!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend so far!
All the pictures are amazing. Such a beautiful landscape!!!
And I know I said it before: I loove your sunnies!

Enjoy your sunday!
Hugs to you ;)
Martina

Ann said...

beautiful photographs and views !

xoxo.

Melissa Blake said...

What gorgeous photos!

daisychain said...

oh wow, what an incredible looking place

meraldia said...

Wow, such a great place! Beautiful pictures. I should go there sometime!

The Anthology said...

I got chills looking at those beach photos. Those cliffs are so gorgeous.

One day I'll go to Thailand. 'Til then, I'll have to live vicariously through people like you.

*kelsey

P.S. The Beach was on TV a while ago, funnily enough. I had forgotten how weird that movie was.

Little Rus said...

How gorgeous... x

vitaMinn style said...

Welcome back!! I noticed right away that the cliff is from a shot of The Beach movie. You guys went there, awesome!!

So jealous, specially that the weather here has already dipped to the 50s. You'll be looking back at these photos thru winter to always remind you of the grand vacation you guys took!!

Susan said...

amazing photos! love your sunglasses so much :))
xoxo

vitaMinn style said...

PS - what a lovely coincidence. The Beach is on TV right now, I'm watching it! =)

Maria Confer said...

Wow, so many stunning photos. That so does look like the movie The Beach. The scenery is breathtaking.

My idea of bliss, is a warm fire, wine and a good book.

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Jaime said...

Gorgeous- the beach is perfect bliss!

Dream Sequins said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comments.

@InnyVinny: If your jaw is on the floor- imagine being there in person. It was unreal.
@Elizabeth Marie: Thanks :)
@E: Thanks so much for your visit!
@Pearl Westwood: It was definitely a special place! The sunglasses are an oldie but a goodie: Chanel.
@Chic n' Cheap Living: You will LOVE the Philippines. The Mr. went diving there and loved it!!@jaassnnaa: Thanks, love!
@The Little Fashion Treasury: Thanks so much for your lovely comments! I miss Thailand already, as you can tell ;)
@Ann: Thanks for your lovely comment. It was beyond dreamy!
@Melissa Blake: Thanks so much!
@daisychain: Definitely worth a visit if you have a chance.
@meraldia: I think you should look into it! Once you arrive, it's very cheap to holiday.
@The Anthology: I think you should definitely plan to go there one day.. it's a special place and the people are just over the top nice... etc etc!
@Little Rus: Thanks, dear!
@vitaMinn Style: looking at your Paris photos was quite the treat for me as well! I need to go back to Europe soon!
@Susan: Aw thanks, love :)
@Maria Confer: A fire, wine and a good book sound like bliss to me!!
@Jaime: As is a long week at the beach. ;)

Eyeliah said...

Gorgeous shots, love that movie The Beach.

la petite fashionista said...

your trip looks amazing! i love the photo of the cliffs; i was thinking it looked right out of a movie.

my idea of perfect bliss: on a surfboard on the north shore of hawaii :)

Diana @ So Fash'on said...

this makes me want to go on a vacation right now :)

WendyB said...

I JUST saw part of The Beach on TV the other day. You didn't go crazy and kill anyone, right?

.:*aMbAr*:. said...

Whoooooaaaaaaa. Amazing pictures. And really amazing doesn't even BEGIN to cover it. WOW!

nicole said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos, it felt like I was there, except I can't feel how soft the sand is on that beach, but I'll take your word for it!

Thanks for your support on my shopping ban! I NEED IT hahaha. Shopping Ban Sisters it is then! It's like when you want to go to the gym to exercise more, always good to have a gym buddy so you can't make excuses and skip out. WE CAN DO THIS!! :)

Livie said...

glad you had fun in Phuket - my fave place to hide out there is Banyen tree though the marriott looked beautiful too. I think it's located in a more remote part of the island so there's a more serene environment than say, Patong area.

haha i did the high speed boat thing too and my hubby hated it! it was super choppy and yes, that Beach location is such a tourist trap. I personally really hated it, and people were just all over the place littering everywhere. It's ironic that i thought it was really hellish considering the kind of "paradise" it's supposed to be. I wouldn't do that again!

Diana said...

that pic of your husb is great!
these are the best views and i still can't get over how perfect timing it was for you to get your camera.

Midtown Girl said...

The Mr. is too adorbs for words!!

What an amazing trip doll - so happy for you guys ;-) XOXO

Saskia said...

Wow, your photos basically sum up what my idea of perfect bliss is!!

Gorgeous. One day soon I hope I'll be able to visit Thailand.

xx

Chessa! said...

I loved all those places! I have about a million photos of monkeys eating the bananas we brought and those red chairs on that little beach. So fabulous. I'm so glad that you were able to experience it.
:)

Hanako66 said...

It is just so beautiful...thank you so much for sharing these D!

selena said...

oh those photos are making me crave a tropical getaway!

dot said...

My idea of perfect bliss? Exactly this.

Was wondering when you'd be back, Dee. I've thought of you. So glad you had such a wonderful time, and thanks for posting these shots. Lying here in bed in cold London, with a cold, I am literally living vicariously thru these images.. can't believe you were on that location of the Beach. I'm longing to go there someday!!

But glad to have you back so I can enjoy your posts. ; ) xx

Wicked Halo said...

how dreamy...I'm going green with envy here :D

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