Phuket, Thailand

First trip of 2018 was to Phuket, Thailand for Yoko’s bachelorette! First time in Thailand and I have to say I can’t wait to go back again. I’m already craving the food there. Missing the tropical weather and beautiful beaches. The locals were incredibly nice so this trip was definitely one for the books! *These pictures aren’t all taken by me. I was having too much fun on this trip that I didn’t get to fully capture moments with my camera.*

Trip taken: 1/24 – 1/30

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First day in Phuket and I go get myself a traditional Thai massage. 1 hour for 400 baht, which is roughly about $12. Hurts like hell… and I swear they get a kick out it when you scream and wince in pain, that they will knead you even harder. Felt amazing afterwards though! Stayed at The Melody Phuket.

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Ended up doing another 3 hour massage at another hotel, which was paradise. 3 hours of pampering for $80? Seriously, my skin was glowing after I finished.

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The locals say that they eat out more than buying groceries and cooking at home since it’s cheaper that way. And you can really see that when all the restaurants serving amazing food are so incredibly cheap!

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One highlight of the trip was getting scuba certified! We chose Phuket Dive Tour, which I would highly recommend because 1. you’re gonna have a good time with the instructors who are laid-back, knowledgeable and fun. And 2. because they’re on the cheaper side and can do the 2-day course if you’re short on time.

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Starting off the bachelorette off! Stayed at The Lanterns Villa in Surin. It was a really peaceful area that was walking distance to Surin beach.

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The whole squad for #yokosbeachlorette 

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We have some amazingly talented girls that put together the brunch for Yoko when she arrived at the villa and hand-lettered hats for everyone!

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Spent the afternoon chilling and drinking at Dream Beach Club

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Dinner on the first night at Ka Jok See. We didn’t know what to expect. All we knew was that it was a drag show restaurant and it came highly recommended. We’d know why by the end of the night.

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It’s a buffet style, but damn. Every single dish they brought out was some of the best Thai food I’ve ever had. Service was on point. The fun was unforgettable. Soon after we started eating, servers started dancing with us one-by-one. They actually customize songs accordingly to the customers there from different countries.

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Just look at this cutie!

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SO. MUCH. FUN. Let me tell you. It got crazy. 😉

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Day trip on the second day to explore caves with John Gray’s Sea Canoe. We didn’t have to do any of the rowing which was awesome. And our guides were all really fun guys. 

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At the end of the tour, we made our own little offerings to the sea so we can have good juju. They freakin made birds out of the orchids!

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Our final cave at the end of the night which we got to see bioluminescence! 

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Absolutely beautiful.

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I wouldn’t mind this view at all everyday.

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Good juju come our way!

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On our final day, we paddle boarded to a private beach where we got to snorkel around and chill for a bit. Our lunch was just a local restaurant right on Bang Tao beach. But don’t be fooled, because I had the best seafood pad thai here. THE BEST.

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Final dinner at Palm Seaside Restaurant. Couldn’t have asked for a better group of girls to party with. And can’t wait to celebrate Yoko’s wedding in about A WEEK! Next post – About a wedding in Taipei!

Here’s a video of our scuba experience!

#yokosbeachlorette video 😉

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