After a long week of open house events, class presentations and intense Muay Thai sessions with bruises to tell the tale, island therapy is all that was needed, hello Koh Phayam! Hours and hours of lazying about in the sun with feet in the sand, occasionally taking a dip in refreshing clear waters and eating delicious ‘holiday food’ can fix almost anything – plus, if it’s a 30 minutes speed boad ride away from Ranong at 350 Baht a ticket (R137,25/ $9,72), why not!
Yesterday, my cousin and I decided to explore a different side of the island and found ourselves in Long Beach, Ao Yai. We spent the day sipping on beach appropriate drinks and stuffed our faces with comfort food, blissful!
There are plenty of bungalows and resorts on the island. The Sun Resort in Ao Kwai is fantastic and they offer simplistic clean accommodation and service with a smile. Their restaurant is right on the beach so you can have a meal and go take a dip in the sea just before dessert if you fancy. My obsession with their fresh vegetable spring rolls is beyond understanding – it is filled with fresh fruits and veggies and drizzled with an amazing light curry sauce, nothing like it!
The best way to end off a relaxing beach day is to watch the sunset from an amazingly built adult tree house. A story for another post! I feel relaxed, refreshed and ready for a new week!
Since today is a public holiday in Thailand, we got to get a little bit more sand and sun. Makha Bucha Day observed – a Buddhist festival/ holiday that occurs on the full moon of the third lunar month that commemorates a key historic event in the development of Buddhism. During this holiday, people usually wake up early to give alms to monks and then spend the day at the temples listening to sermons. [Insert “Wai”].