November 24th, 2008 – by: ladysith
Le Meridien's Lobby
Checked out of Andaman Beach Suites, waited for our private driver to Khao Lak
. Our driver Nicky arrived 10minutes late, we weren't happy! But all that disappeared when we saw he drove a Honda, he reminded us of our bfs & their cars - made us miss them. (How corny) We paid 1,800THB/$81AUD, 200+baht cheaper than everyone else and pretty good considering it takes 2+ hours to get to Khao Lak from Patong Beach. We booked 2 nights at Le Meridien Beach & Spa Resort, let me tell you... this place is like paradise, it has its own private beach, the rooms are the best ones I've seen by far. It truly deserves its 5 star rating. We checked in, dumped our bags in our room then proceeded to look for Le Spa to have our pampering done. Booked a 2 hour session which included 1 hour thai massage and 1 hour body scrub (2,400THB/$109) while Nesse had a 3 hour session that included 1 hour swiss massage, facial and body scrub (3,800THB/$172). I know it's a rip off but we figured, we're on a holiday, we're at a 5 star resort, why not go all out? Hehehe. After the pampering session, we got ready for a night out in the main town centre. Took the shuttle bus, costs 200baht for a return trip. We shopped, ate dinner and had our manicure/pedicure done... also tried that banana roti for dessert (YUM YUM).