An island known for it’s
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.1