Hubby and I set off when it was still dark. Got a cab right outside our place and off we went!
We had a crappy breakfast at T2 MacDonalds (incredibly shameful portions) and boarded our Tiger Airways budget flight at about 9am?
Phuket airport was quite a pleasant surprise, with super clean toilets and air conditioned interiors. We got out of customs after half an hour and our personal driver, Sak, was outside the main entrance along with many other personal drivers. And he held a big card saying “Welcome Wendy”. Heehee.
We were supposed to just go get some snacks at 7-11 and head to Villa Zolitude immediately but Sak said if we were hungry (it was about 11am) he could drop us at a restaurant which was along the way to the villa. And so we did 🙂
We were brought to this Bypass Seafood Restaurant which was very near the Premium outlets.
I went without rice and both of us couldn’t finish everything lor. The portions were big 🙂 we were super satisfied after that.
We asked Sak if we could pop by the premium outlets for an hour before he drives us back to the villa. It was about 1215pm and his next appointment was 3pm. And he said yes!
But sadly, there was nothing very cheap at the premium outlets. There’s nike, Adidas, Ripcurl, billabong, crocs etc but they weren’t super cheap. We ended up getting just 2 tops for Al.
We reached Villa Zolitude finally and were really glad – we couldn’t wait to take a good rest 🙂
Villa Zolitude is a place where you wanna do nothing but just rest and relax, which was what we did. Usually tourists going Phuket will choose to stay near the beach for the swimming, snorkeling, and fun activities. We went to the hilltop instead.
While waiting for our villa to be ready.. There was a telescope (is that the correct name haha) and later that night we realized why there was this telescope. Because at night the sky is super clear and we could see many stars!
The spacious lounge area – breezy and relaxing. By the way at Villa Zolitude, there are quite a lot of mosquitoes cos it’s inside a forest. Gotta put mozzie patch at all times. The restaurant also offers repellent spray, the villa itself also has repellent lotion – so no worries!
A buggy took us to villa 403, which was at the highest level if I’m not wrong. With all the other “40x”.
By the way the pictures I posted above are not edited. Too many, too lazy to edit them.
Next up – our dinner at Villa Zolitude’s restaurant!