Travel diary: exploring Phuket

An island known for it’s

beautiful viewpoints,

beaches and delicious food.

Apologies for posting this so late but I visited Phuket last month and I just got around to posting about my time there.

So, I brought cheap tickets to Phuket for around £45 with a return to Kuala Lumpur. I flew with AirAsia, a budget airline much like Ryanair. With only 7kg baggage limit, I had to pack super light but that was okay since I hadn’t shopped any holiday clothes yet so I did that when I arrived in Thailand. The flight was super delayed but once we did take off, it was an hour journey and I arrived around 11pm. I hadn’t properly planned how to get to my accommodation but thankfully there were mini buses that took travellers to their accommodation for a small price (£5).

Anyway, once I arrived at my hostel it was really late and I went straight to sleep. I stayed at a little hostel which had just recently opened called Sleepy Station which was about 10 minutes walk from Kata beach. I shared a room with Thai, Chinese and American women who were all really lovely and helpful. The accommodation offered private beds with separating curtains and plug sockets near you which was definitely an upgrade from past hostels. I met some other welcoming travellers too in the communal areas who offered to show me around and eat dinner with me.

First day there and I had to check out the local beach – Kata. While I love the beach, Kata was a tiny bit of a let down as it was so overcrowded and full of loud tourists. Sigh! 

The first time I did go there though I bumped into the actor Miguel Herrán, who starred in the Spanish Netflix shows Elite and Money Heist. You guys know how much I love these shows so this basically made the whole trip. He was super sweet to take a selfie with me but I haven’t attached it because I look terrible haha.

I also went to an island tour where we visited four islands included Monkey island and Phi Phi island. This was such a great experience because the islands were so empty, and it just felt so peaceful, the beaches were so clean and it was just such a great tour. I did feel a bit sea sick though after spending a lot of time on a speed boat. I only saw one monkey though but we did get the chance to snorkel and eat lunch in these remote islands which was pretty cool. Strange too because one of the people who I became friends with on this tour around the islands ended up being on the same flight back to Kuala Lumpur with me and we were sat on the same aisle. Crazy coincidence or what?!

Phuket really was a fun trip and a chance to relax after finishing four midterms. The locals were very friendly and they had some really beautiful areas. I ate amazing food the whole time and you guys already know how much I adore Thai food. Thailand is also super affordable which was great for me as a student on a budget and the cheap activities and food meant I could make the most of the trip. I spent around £240 on the whole six full day trip, including flights and accommodation.

I would love to go back someday but maybe to another part of Thailand. Have you guys been? I know Thailand is a very, very popular holiday destination.

29 Comments

    • Asha
      Author
      December 17, 2018 / 1:04 pm

      Thank you! It was such a cute trip haha! Thanks for reading!

    • Asha
      Author
      December 17, 2018 / 1:05 pm

      Thanks for reading 🙂

    • Asha
      Author
      December 18, 2018 / 4:37 pm

      Glad you enjoyed reading, Layla! Next time, I’ll add more photos for you 🙂

    • Asha
      Author
      December 18, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      It was, Kelsey! Thanks for reading.

    • Asha
      Author
      December 18, 2018 / 4:39 pm

      Yesss, please do! You will really enjoy it!!

    • Asha
      Author
      December 18, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      I would definitely recommend it! Thanks Radi.

  1. December 18, 2018 / 10:38 pm

    Sounds like such a fun trip! it’s great you could go there and enjoy a few days by the beach even if it was busy! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a nice week 🙂 I wrapped all the Christmas pressies yesterday, so excited for Christmas 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Asha
      Author
      February 15, 2019 / 1:48 pm

      Thanks for reading! It was a great trip! Sorry for the late reply, Mica! x

    • Asha
      Author
      February 15, 2019 / 1:53 pm

      Thanks for reading! It was a great trip! Hope you get to tick it off your list soon!

    • Asha
      Author
      February 15, 2019 / 1:49 pm

      Thanks for reading! It was a great trip! Sorry for the late reply, Laura! x

  2. January 15, 2019 / 12:16 am

    This is such a lovely post and loving all the photos – looks like you had such an amazing time!

    Wishing you a wonderful 2019 and can’t wait to see more from you lovely!

    Layla x
    https://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • Asha
      Author
      February 15, 2019 / 1:52 pm

      Thanks for reading! It was a great trip! Sorry for the late reply, Layla x

  3. January 15, 2019 / 2:57 am

    That’s great that you had a good time on your trip, and I can’t believe how little it cost! Beautiful photos too!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • Asha
      Author
      February 15, 2019 / 1:52 pm

      Thanks for reading! It was a great trip! And Thailand is perf for students as it can be very cheap if you budget haha

      Sorry for the late reply, Kara! x

  4. January 26, 2019 / 5:54 am

    Just loved these images. The island of Phuket offers a refreshing vacation experience amidst gorgeous natural scenery.
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    • Asha
      Author
      February 15, 2019 / 1:51 pm

      Thanks for reading! It was a great trip! Sorry for the late reply, Avila! x

  5. January 31, 2019 / 12:14 pm

    Phuket is the best place to enjoy beautiful sunsets in the beach, amazing scenery, warm turquoise blue sea, and enjoy exciting activities like snorkeling, yachting, scuba diving, & other water games.

    • Asha
      Author
      February 15, 2019 / 1:49 pm

      Yes!! Exactly! The isalnds were beautiful too omg! Thanks for reading! It was a great trip! Sorry for the late reply, Helene x

    • Asha
      Author
      February 15, 2019 / 1:50 pm

      Thanks for reading! It was a great trip! Sorry for the late reply, Maray! x

  6. March 14, 2019 / 5:49 am

    Agree! Phuket Island offers wonderful bays, coves, white beaches and inviting seas.

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