April 4, 2017

Staycation at IKON Phuket: Day 2

I love travel. 
It allows you to open your mind.
It brings power and love back into life.

Continue my previous post to Phuket we spend our second day on Banana beach at Coral Island. It only takes about 20mins boat ride and the island is less crowded as compared to Phi Phi or Manta Bay. 
#1 Banana Beach

#2 Ko Benz
Serving crispy pork with rice, noodles, porridge style. Half of the restaurant is full even before they can take the first order. So be ready to wait, but it's worth it.
Serving great noodle soups using… Instant Noodles! as well as some amazing porridge. Half the restaurant is full before they even can take the first order, so get ready to wait, but it’s worth it!
Read more at: https://www.phuket101.net/best-local-restaurants-phuket/
Serving great noodle soups using… Instant Noodles! as well as some amazing porridge. Half the restaurant is full before they even can take the first order, so get ready to wait, but it’s worth it!
Read more at: https://www.phuket101.net/best-local-restaurants-phuket/
Serving great noodle soups using… Instant Noodles! as well as some amazing porridge. Half the restaurant is full before they even can take the first order, so get ready to wait, but it’s worth it!
Read more at: https://www.phuket101.net/best-local-restaurants-phuket/

#3 Bookhemian Cafe
Tucked away in Old Phuket Town, this coffee shop is a wonderful find to enjoy some quiet time from the buzzing streets.

Capped this weekend getaway with spa session at Oka, IKON Phuket Hotel. We truly enjoy the staycation here and it is such a wonderful experience meeting new people during this trip.
 

Where will be next?
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March 31, 2017

Staycation at IKON Phuket: Day 1

Greetings from our happy feet at Phuket. I'm terribly missing the sunny weather, the beach, and of course the ocean. It always makes me feel so calm whenever I'm at the beach.

Thanks to Hotel IKON Phuket, we have a wonderful staycation over the weekend. We had an ocean premier view room on the highest level of the hotel overlooking ocean from distance. The hotel is well decorated in chic modern design. I personally love the pool area where we manage to chill and have some dipping. Ikon is located in a quiet neighbourhood and it would take about 10 to 15 mins walking to Karon beach.
 
 

Thanks to lovely Mona, I have visited different places in Phuket that has changed my perspective about this little island.
#1 Yanui Beach
Instead of exploring Karon or Patong beach, we went Yanui Beach which is about 20 mins drive from our hotel. The beach is less crowded and you can enjoy sun tanning and just chill by the beach. 

We headed to Phuket Old Town for lunch and dessert after toasting ourselves for hours. 
#2 One Chun Restaurant 
One of the best that serves the best southern thai food. I love love the braised pork and the spicy prawn salad with raw vegetables.
 

#3 Torry's Ice Cream Boutique
 The desserts here are all homemade and the owner also localize and create interesting menu like mango sorbet ice cream with sticky rice and coconut ice cream with red bean. A place that is super Instagram worthy.
 

Day 1 in Phuket well spent and I will continue to share with you more about Phuket in my next post.

Now off to airport to catch Coldplay concert tomorrow! 
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