How Do You Plan Yours?

Yesterday was spent on the sofa surrounded by travel guides and lists, utilising Safari on both my phone and laptop, organising our Thai holiday for when my parents visit in April. We are heading to Hong Kong for four nights during the first week of the holiday leaving us time to visit the beach for some downtime…

Anantara Lawana ~ Revisited

On Friday afternoon we left school and headed straight for the airport to catch our flight to Koh Samui. We were spending the weekend at the Anantara Lawana where we spent our honeymoon in January 2015. If you missed my original review of the resort, you can find it here. If you follow me on Instagram…

Indigo Pearl ~ Revisited

For the second part of our half term holiday (and after the fabulous Santhiya Resort on Koh Yao Yai) we spent three very relaxing nights back at the wonderful Indigo Pearl in Phuket. As we stayed in a different room to last time, and did a few new things at the resort so I thought it warranted another post,…

Review ~ Santhiya Resort, Koh Yao Yai

For half term, we headed off with our friends to the Santhiya Resort on Koh Yao Yai for four nights followed by three nights back in Phuket at the Indigo Pearl Resort. We chose the Santhiya on Koh Yao Yai as we wanted to visit an island we hadn’t yet been to but that wasn’t too far away!…

Review ~ The Aminjirah, Koh Tao

Finding a hotel on Koh Tao was a similar story to finding one on Koh Phangan…it involved too much time on Trip Advisor and resulted in frustration. In the end, we plumped for The Aminjirah, a hotel that I had seen reviewed by fellow bloggers, Sarah of Fit Travels and Krystle of Pictures & Plane Tickets. Situated around the…

Review ~ Cookie’s Salad Resort, Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan is renowned for full moon parties, buckets of booze and just out of school backpackers. But there is also a very different side to this island; it’s relaxed, laid back and very beautiful, it’s mountainous and tropical with lush coves and white sand. As per usual we spent hours trawling the web trying…

Review ~ Rest Detail Hotel, Hua Hin

We were lucky enough to be given two nights at the Rest Detail Hotel in Hua Hin as a wedding/end of school present. We took the train down and jumped in a songthaew to get to our resort which was just five minutes away from the train station. Upon arrival, we were greeted by really…

Review ~ Hotel 1929

I eventually found our hotel, after hours of mind numbing surfing on Trip Advisor, through an article on The Guardian website titled ‘Top 10 good value hotels in Singapore’. I wasn’t looking for anything fancy, just something a bit different and hopefully, a bit more personal. We were torn between a couple from said article…

Review ~ Indigo Pearl, Phuket

Rest and relaxation was all we wanted for the long weekend so we packed a bag and headed off after work on Friday to Phuket. One of the main things that attracted us to a life in Thailand and specifically Bangkok was how quickly you could be on an island or in another nearby country….

Part 3: Koh Ngai

I found Koh Ngai (aka Koh Hai) when looking for a third place to visit on our trip. I didn’t really fancy Phuket or Phi Phi which are the usual places to add after Lanta and Railay so I looked south instead. Koh Ngai is a member of the Trang Islands, to the south of Krabi…

Review ~ The Hansar Hotel

“Hansar” means “to be in the moment of full joy and happiness” in Thai; that sounds like the perfect place to spend Valentine’s! Dave’s colleagues had bought us a night at The Hansar as a wedding present and given our usual nonchalant attitude towards Valentine’s we were really looking forward to an evening away. We took…

Happy Valentines Day!

Today we are off to the Hansar Hotel for Valentine’s. Dave’s colleagues booked it as a wedding present which was a lovely surprise! We usually don’t make a big deal of Valentines as my birthday is only the week before so it will be really nice to be staying in a gorgeous hotel tonight. I…