My mother has been to Thailand fours in the previous years, and based on her experience, we planned to visit Thailand together. Three months to our departure, I was anxious, yet excited about the trip, anxious because there had been a flurry of terror attacks in Southern Thailand. Nevertheless I was hoping Thailand would surprise me in a good way.
When we disembarked at Phuket Airport, we took a cab to our pre-booked hotel in Karon Beach. If you are in need of a karon beach family hotel, and you come across the name Karon Beach Hotel, ensure you get a family suite there. You will be glad you did. The service in the hotel was top notch; family friendly, and they take every request seriously. We spent all our stay in Karon Beach in the hotel. It is smack in the middle of Karon Beach and from our windows, we get a bird eye view of the sea.
On the second day, we took a guided tour of a small Island called the Coral Island. It was a very beautiful place with lots of color. We waded in the shallow coral reef, my mother joined a batik-painting class, and I tried snorkeling. Later in the evening, we went to Promthep cape with hundreds of other tourists to watch the Andaman Sea sunset. It was spectacular. I wondered why our tour book never mentioned it. We took some of the most wonderful sunset pictures ever from there.
We spent the third day on Karon beach, swimming, water-gun fighting and picking turtle eggs for the Phuket conservation agency. It was a particularly calm sea to swim . The sea was particularly calm and the sound of the waves did some magic to my mood. It made my mother come out of her shell in a never-witnessed-before way.
We left for Bangkok on the fourth day, My mother wanted an authentic coco-chanel inspired Thai bespoke skirt suit. We got one of the best tailor in Bangkok on Sukhumvit Soi. She went for two fittings, and we were asked to pick up the suit two days later. It was not cheap but it was well made.
After seven days, we left Asia feeling refreshed.
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