If you’re new to the Thailand travel diaries, start here. By now we’ve dipped our toes into a little bit of everything about our trip, except for Phuket! Admittedly, we weren’t as impressed with Phuket as other places of Thailand, but not because of anything the island did – it was all Mother Nature. We traveled to the pretty little village during monsoon season (thank you, Army block leave) and had to take a chance on the weather. We had seen beautiful photos of Phuket and knew we would be bummed going all the way to Thailand and not at least trying to enjoy this seaside beauty. I’m super happy we went, but heavy duty rainfall for 3 days is enough to make even the happiest tourist go a little bonkers. Thankfully, we were staying at the most enchanting resort and spent most of our time relaxing, reading and during the 6 hours of non-raining time–exploring!
Traveling In & Around Phuket, Thailand
First up — our hotel. We stayed the the Naka Island Luxury Collection and it is everything you might imagine when reading that name. Private bungalows, ringing bells for butler service, a plunge pool right outside my door, incredibly friend staff and more! I’ll let the pictures do the talking. We got picked up right from the dock and taken by boat to the beautiful resort property. Word to the wise: pack bug spray! While not overwhelming, there was definitely a huge mosquito population that was eager to feast 🙁
We ate A LOT in Phuket and for the couple hours the skies cleared, we got to adventure around! We were wholly bummed that most of Phuket seems to close down when it rains, but we still enjoyed walking around and enjoying the seaside beauty. Dinner on this particular night at Naka Island’s main restaurant was phenomenal! Despite the rain, we loved having seats right beside the pool to watch the water.
I really wanted to catch a ride in a longtail boat (like you see in the photos!), but it just wasn’t in the cards for us on this trip. Major sad face! Just means we will have to plan another trip I suppose!
Have you been to Phuket? Where did you stay? What was your favorite part? If you liked this post, you might also enjoy reading about our time in Chiangmai, Thailand or how to get a custom suit made in Bangkok!