Honeymoon: Phuket & Krabi

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

^^ Taking a little swim in the ocean in Phuket.

^^ Taking a ferry ride over to the island of Krabi.

^^ Our honeymoon suite in Krabi had a private jacuzzi on the balcony overlooking the ocean.... AMAZING! 

^^ We took a Thai cooking class on our last day in Krabi (sorry the pics are so dark!)

^^ After we cooked all the food, we got to feast. It was so delicious! We made all kinds of Thai dishes including Yellow curry, Pad Thai, Tom Kha soup, Papaya salad and much more.

^^ We flew first class on the way home from Thailand. It was quite the experience!

The last part of our honeymoon was spent exploring the islands of Phuket and Krabi. We were go go go the whole trip up until this point so we were ready to lay by the pool/beach, sip cocktails and relax.
We started our island adventure in Phuket. The hotel and the weather were awesome! The water was warm and the colors were outstanding. Once we got settled into the hotel, we decided to get our bathing suits on and grab a spot by the pool to hang out for the day. We swam, went down the waterside, and took a dip in the ocean. One of the greatest things of the day was when the baby elephant, Candy, came out and walked around the pool area saying hi to all the guests! I mean, really, a baby elephant......!!!! She would wrap her trunk around your neck and kiss you... it was so cute! She also would go to the edge of the pool and stray all the kids (ok, ok... and Evan & I!) with her trunk. 

The next day we hopped on a ferry boat to Krabi for the final few days of our trip. The boat ride was beautiful with tons of little islands all around. We got to our hotel and checked in to our honeymoon suite! It was amazing!! The whole room was decorated with flowers everywhere. Then we looked at the balcony where we had our very own private jacuzzi filled with rose petals! The view was stunning, looking out over the ocean and islands in the distance. Sadly we could see storm clouds rolling in. 
Even after it started raining, we still wanted to get out and do an excursion. We really wanted to do a cave kayaking trip. We got to the spot and everyone got in their kayaks, groups of 2. It started out fine, although we were wondering how we were going from the river (brown dirty water where we started) to the ocean (bright blue waters with gorgeous rock caves lining the coast). Apparently, the pictures on the brochure we very deceiving. I was thinking we were going to explore ocean caves like what they did on the Bachelor, for any of you who watched Sean's season when they went to Thailand. Boy was i WRONG! Our trip was nothing like that. We stayed on the river in the dirty water that had snakes swimming in it (yea, snakes, cobra snakes!!) and got eaten alive by mosquito's. To say this was the worst part f the trip would be an understatement. :( To find some positive in the bad situation, we did see a few gorgeous jungle-like caves along the way. But not worth the getting eaten alive by bugs and heart-attack I almost had when they snake swam by, in my opinion!
We made up for it the next day though by doing an amazing cooking class! Our teacher was awesome and she taught us how to make all kinds of Thai dishes like 3 kinds of curry, a few different soups, salads, and noodle dishes. After we cooked all the dishes, we got to chow down on all the delicious food! It was so YUMMY!!!!

The next day, it was time to pack up and go home. It had been a fantastic trip filled with incredible adventure, delicious food, and amazing memories. It was the perfect way to start our new, married life! I have the best husband and I absolutely love traveling with him!

As a final hooray for our honeymoon, we flew first class home! All 22 hours! :) This was the biggest treat and I am amazed at the experience. The seats lay out flat so you can sleep. You have full control of your private TV so you can watch whatever you want. We got our own travel kit bags with toothbrushes and toothpaste, eye masks, lotions, etc. They came by all the time offering you food, drinks, whatever you want! They even came by with a blanket and tucked me in while i was watching a movie! It was crazy. I definitely felt like a rock star!

It was the best honeymoon ever! (I'm a little bias) :)
Thanks for checking out our adventure and I hope its inspired some of you to go explore Thailand at some point in your life! 


1 comment

  1. Very fun last chapter! That elephant is so cute. And that towel and rose sculpture is fantastic. Welcome home, lovebirds! xoxo