Heading for Phi Phi

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Nice welcome!
In order to maximise our time we generally try to book early flights when we are transfering mid-trip. So we left Singapore for Phuket at 9.20am. Once again Changi airport was just amazing. No waiting at check-in, no waiting at passport control and no waiting at security. A pure delight! I wish every airport was like this. Arrived at Phuket around 10.00am (time zone change, one hour behind Singapore), swiftly through immigration and by 10.30 we were in our cab heading for Rasada Pier, where our speedboat was waiting to take us to Phi Phi. We were sipping our welcome drink at Holiday Inn before mid-day! The speedboat transfer is expensive but effectively we gained a half day so we consider it well worth it.
Patio at 116.

As regular visitors to this resort, we always book the same bungalow having found the one we like best. We were met by Antonio the manager who said that as per our request he had reserved our favourite 108. However, he told us that they had just completed a prototype bungalow of an improved design and would we like to try that. We had seen this prototype being developed over our last couple of visits so we knew its location and also that it was considerably bigger. We gladly accepted the offer and were led to the new development 116. A bottle of Champagne waiting for us and the bungalow was filled with lovely fresh flowers. Full width patio doors led on to a split-level patio leading almost right into the sea. Wonderful!!!

First night we headed for Jasmins Restaurant for dinner on the beach. It was the birthday of one of the kids from the Sea Gypsy village so we were entertained by the kids playing games whilst we enjoyed fresh lobster.
I don't know if it's just the location that influences me, but the food here is always.....exquisite!
Then a lovely walk along the beach back to 116. Paddling in the sea, loveley moon-lit night with tens of squid fishing boats, with their very bright lights, all along the horizon.

After a few days just swimming, snorkeling, reading and generally relaxing, we decided that we would walk to Tonsai Bay.......

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Nice welcome!
Nice welcome!
Patio at 116.
Patio at 116.
View from 116.
View from 116.
Waiting for a piece of birthday ca…
Waiting for a piece of birthday c…
Jasmins Restaurant.
Jasmins Restaurant.
Happy Birthday!!
Happy Birthday!!