"You can close your eyes to things you don't want to see and your ears to things you don't want to hear but you can't close your heart to things you don't want to feel".
Have you ever felt like you don't belong anywhere? You want to run but you have nowhere to go? That time in your life when you just want to be alone and do some soul searching? All of us had our share of those moments, we need to escape every now and then, it's just a part of life.
A booked a stay at one of the newest hotel in Phuket few years ago, the intial plan is that this would be my first meeting with my then ex, I applied for a 1 week leave from work and I got my boss' approval, but alas, my boyfie backed out! So I had no choice but to go alone, my goal is to do some soul searching so I chose a hotel which is a beach front so I can enjoy a morning walk everyday, a resort with a pool so I can just stay at the poolside reading my books and it should have its own restaurant and spa so there's no need for me to go out of the resort, so I chose Sunwing Resort and Spa, a 4 star hotel. And it was more than what I have expected!
Let me share some of my photos:
The Hotel : Sunwing Resort & Spa Bantao Beach, Phuket- It is a fully contained family resort with its own restaurants, entertainment programs and a host of activities for all ages. For those whose ideal vacation consists of sipping colorful concoctions while dipping a toe in the surf or dozing off under swaying casuarinas trees, then hotel Sunwing Resort & Spa fits your bill to the tee.
The Pool: They have large pools all over the resort and 2 children pools. Luckily the room that I got is pool front, and I so loved the ambiance.
The room: I love the room, it is huge and very clean. You have your own small kitchen with amenities, a small living room, cabled TV (sorry no free wifi during my stay) and even a patio where you can sit and enjoy the view of the pool.
Bangtao Beach- 6 km stretch of white sand beach, most of the best hotels in Phuket are located along Bangtao.
Every morning for the whole week, I will do my morning walk, then after my breakfast I will sit in the sand and do some reading and of course people watching.
A lot of people have asked me to go outside and explore Phuket, but I told them nah... I am sticking to my plan.
The Spa: they offer a wide variety of spa services and treatments including Thai Massage, Aromatherapy, Oil Massage, Facial Massage, Body Cleansers, Body Treatments- each expertly handled by a professional massage therapist, an esthetician or a spa technician. I Think for my one week stay, I tried all! I enjoyed not only the body massages but also the sauna bath and soaking in the hot tub... refreshing!
|oil massage in front of the beach|
Whenever we are sad or feeling depressed we may just need to step outside, closed our eyes, took a deep breath of fresh air and exhale. But sometimes things are not as simple as that and we may need to getaway for while to find ourselves. We may not be able to afford going to nice places all the time but what matters most is that we find time to just be alone and analyze where our emotional pain is coming from.
And afterwards is a rewarding thought that there is always something good to look forward to in life. That everyday is a struggle, and everyday given to us by God, we should strive harder to always make it better than yesterday.
Thailand is a hugely popular destination with Australian tourists. With year round great deals on cheap flights and accommodation you can be sure that any time of the year Australians will be found on this popular holiday island. Brisbane to Phuket flights operate on a regular frequency as well as direct flights from other Australian ports like Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast.