When I was in Malaysia in December, my friend Lydnsey and I wanted to go to Thailand. We decided to go to Phuket Thailand for two days. It was a short flight (an hour and a half) to Phuket Thailand and inexpensive. We flew from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket Thailand from Air Asia. It was $111 for round-trip plane ticket. We left Christmas day and left the day after. While we were there, we wanted to see as much as possible. We booked a really nice hotel for $117.00 dollars a night and made reservations for the Phuket elephant sanctuary on Christmas day and a boat trip from BJ Canoeing tours for the day after.
We got to Phuket at 10 AM. When we got to Phucket we took a taxi to our hotel. We had not eaten all day, so as soon as we got to the hotel we ate a late breakfast buffet. Then we rested in our room and eat lunch. I ordered a pad krapow (thai basil chicken) and Lydnsey ordered wok noodles. Both meals were delicious. The we went to the Phuket elephant sanctuary. There we got to look at elephants that had been rescued from the industry. The sanctuary looks for injured and older elephants to rescue so they can enjoy the rest of their lives comfortably and happy. The money you pay to visit the sanctuary, goes to take care of the elephants. To me that is money well spent. We got to meet all the elephants at the sanctuary and got to feed two of them. We fed them watermelon, bananas, and cucumber. I could see in the elephants eyes that they were happy. Then after they provided us a vegetarian buffet. It was the first time I had dragon fruit and I loved it. After we left the sanctuary, we swam at our hotel pool and dressed up cute, ate dinner with drinks, and listened to Christmas music at the hotel. It was a good Christmas day.
The second day we had to wake up at 7:00 AM to make our shuttle at 7:30 AM to take us to the boat tour, BJ Canoeing tours. The location was about an hour and a half from our hotel. They also picked up other people on the way. We took our luggage with us to leave to airport for Kuala Lumpur after the tour. The boat tour is from 9AM- 5PM, so it’s all day event. The boat tour was amazing we took a speed boat to cruise between the islands. We saw caves, did a canoe on Phang Nga bay, saw the James Bond Island, ate in a local town, and we relaxed in Na Ka island beach. I feel like this tour helped us see a lot of Phuket Thailand in a short time. I really recommend the tour its $60.00 dollars and they provide you drinks and lunch. In the morning they provide coffee and tea with cookies.
Phuket Thailand was a cute beach area. Our view from our hotel was beautiful and the nature sights we saw on the trip were amazing. It made you forget how humid it was. The locals were so nice and very appreciative. I had a taxi driver thank us so much after we paid him. Our tour guide at the boat tour gave us cash to buy drinks at Na Ka island, we did not have any. Of course, we paid him back when we got to an ATM. My favorite part of the trip was the elephant sanctuary because of what they do to rescue the elephants.