The background of our travel:
Unrest – where we are based is affected by riots, protest and destruction of infrastructure for 7 months and is still on going; polarizing the whole society
Fears – coronavirus spreading.
Stress– worries about the above plus general health condition of family members have led to stresses
The atmosphere around us is very negative. We decided to make a short escape / visit to Phuket, where we can breath freely the fresh air without the need of a facial mask.
Slightly more than three hours by plane.
Taxi from the Phuket airport to our hotel at Nai Yang Beach only took 10 minutes but cost 800 Baht (US$26). It was a rip off. For our return trip to the airport, the hotel’s limousine only charged us half the amount.
We did a half day visit to the highest point on Phuket island, over viewing the whole island and also to Promthep to see the sunset. The driver / car cost us US$80.
We did a 7 hours group tour (car transfer then speedboat)to visit the islands : Maya, Phi Phi Don, Bamboo Island, Monkey Beach, costing US$90/ person.
We have a good tour of the Nai Yang Village and the adjacent beach.
Why Choose Phuket and not other places in Thailand:
In recent years, we visited Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Koh Samui. Phuket and Krabi are the two places which we haven’t visited for decades. We prefer Phuket as there is a direct flight.
We breath fresh air, without a mask.
We saw many idyllic islands, beaches, clouds, swimming monkeys.
We have lunches and dinners by the beach.
There were also opportunities for snorkeling.
We love to have the sun, sand, blue sky and fresh air throughout the trip. My wife likes particularly the snorkeling she had in the sea; viewing the fishes. It was a good escape from our home base 🙂