Hi there! Last time I reviewed Phuket Episode 1 was like 3 months ago. I was gone because Mom has been very busy with so many things. Today is a good time to review the 2nd Episode which I would like to take you to chill out at Sala Phuket.
After we came back from Ko Khai, we head to Sala Phuket straight away.
[CR] Dek Jew Chill Out @ Phuket, Beautiful blue sky at the end of stormy season - Ko Khai Paradise Andaman
(ps. this review was in October 2012, therefore; the information and experiences might not be up to date) After coming back from Ko Khai, we hurry to come to Blu Monkey. We arrive around noon and have arranged the pick up service to Sala Phuket, Mai Khao Beach.
After a long ride, we finally arrive.
Once we arrive, there was a lot of people at the lobby. People are waiting to go to the wedding at Sri Panwa Phuket by van.
We have been waiting to be checked in for half an hour before the staff come to take us to the room.
Because our room is heading west so the sunlight comes in directly which is very hot.
We try to ask to change to another room but cannot because the hotel is completely full.
Dek Jew run into the pool right away to get away from the heat.
Dek Jew has a lot of energy even she woke up very early for a half-day tour at Ko Khai and was up all the time on the way from Blu Monkey to here. She just want to play around and is full of energy.
Sala Phuket is located in Mai Khao Beach which is in the northern part of Phuket.
The sand here was not that white but the beach is very long. At that time the wave is very strong and the beach is sloped down which is very dangerous to swim in.
There is not a lot of resorts in Mai Khao Beach. Most of them are 5-star resort such as Renaissance which is next to Sala, a bit further away there are JW Marriott, and Anantara.
Let's have a look at the beach before the sun set.
Then let me show you around the resort.
Let's start with the lobby which there is no one not like when we arrived, we did not even have a space to stand.
It is very well-decorated surrounded with the ponds.
The ponds at night are pretty scary. We see some guests fall down into the pond and not sure either he is drunk or cannot see it clearly but luckily that the pond is not that deep.
The walkway in the resort through all villas with high fence, very private.
This is a souvenir shop.
Beachfront Bar is very nice to take a seat, sip a drink, and watch the sun set, very romantic.
The restaurant next to the bar and by the main swimming pool.
It is perfect atmosphere for dinner while watching the sun set and feeling the sea breeze.
Dek Jew also come here when the sun is setting but did not pay much attention to the sun, only concentrated in the dinner.
There is also indoor dining area with air conditioner.
This area is also used as a breakfast venue because there is a lot of flies (informed by the hotel staff).
Another swimming pool next to the main pool.
Let's come and see the guestroom.
Our room is a one bedroom pool villa suite. Once you open the door you will experience this view.
There are only bedroom and living room inside the villa. The bathroom and toilet are outdoor.
Bedroom with huge bed and good bedding, very comfortable.
The door to enter the villa is like this, we found it a bit difficult at the beginning.
It is not easy to open and close but we figure the technique out after a while.
There are a huge wardrobe next to the bed.
Working desk by the bed.
And this is the area around the villa.
We do not have a chance to use this area, only use it for hanging our clothes. The sun exposure this area is very strong, we can dry our clothes very fast.
I love this little corner, with the sofa and ceiling fan perfect for taking a nap.
Very beautiful lamp and many more, perfect for photo shooting.
After swimming in the pool, we can directly dip and relax in the big egg-shaped bathtub.
The pool is long, pretty tired swimming back and forth. And there is no shallow area in the pool, it is all same depth.
The living room next to the bedroom.
Let's have a look at the breakfast.
As always Dad come to take a photo very early morning.
After photo shooting session, Dad take Dek Jew to the beach and then to the main swimming pool before having breakfast.
Since the resort is full so the restaurant is packed with people. We have to wait for a while before getting a table.
There is a little buffet line with salad, fruit juice, milk, cereal, and cold cuts.
Breakfast here is made by order, they don't prepare in advance and put on the buffet line.
We love it this way because the food is freshly-made and they are more delicious.
We are very impressed with the food, they are all very tasty.
Actually, there is a pork steak menu that I have seen on the review which I intend to taste it but it was cut out off the menu. So Dad does not have a chance to try either.
This Thai pasta is super yummy.
Once we are full then we walk around for a bit.
There are 3 swimming pools here. The main big one is in front of the restaurant, it is in normal square-shaped so it is not that attractive to the children.
The second one is almost as big as the first one and not far from the first one. We swim in this pool because there are shallow part and deeper part. There is also a bubble jet, and jacuzzi. Dek Jew likes this stairway very much, she walk up and down so many times.
Once we approach the pool, the staff will come with cold towels and cold water. This is just perfect.
Children stay in the pool the whole day, not only the public pool but also the one in our villa.
The third pool is the children's pool, not big but with the fountains.
The entrance to the bathroom next to the pool is very chic and beautiful.
It is very hot on the beach during the day.
Dek Jew is building a sand castle for a while but cannot stand the heat so she escape to watch cartoons in the room in stead.
Even the sand is not that white here in Mai Khao beach but the sea is pretty beautiful.
We spend time only in the resort for 3 days and 2 nights with all meals. It is very convenient with children and since we do not have a car so this is good.
This is how the food we have in the resort looks like.
Swim, eat, back to swim, Dek Jew is very happy and enjoyed.
Time flies! it is the last night here and we have to leave tomorrow already.
The sunset on our second day is very beautiful.
And there are many couples sit down and watch this moment, very romantic.
We are still enjoyed our breakfast on the second day and we kind of order the same stuffs.
After breakfast, Dek Jew still want to go to swim. There are many occasions that we feel very happy to go back home after a trip. There are not many that we feel like to stay more and don't want to go back yet, and this place is one of them.
They are all still want to go to swim but it is time to g back.
We feel sad a bit to leave Sala Phuket.
Good bye for now and I will try to do more reviews for all of you.
Don't forget Dek Jew, I might disappear once in a while but I promise I will always be back.
(I don't have much energy to do the review these days which is all my fault)
And I will see you again!