We went for a short honeymoon to Phuket cos our sole aim was to soak up the sun before returning back to wintery perth.
Heard so many good reviews abt the Racha that we absolutely had to go and see it for ourselves, so we spent 2 nights at the Racha and another 2 nights at Burasari at Patong Beach itself.
Darren wasn't too keen on the 45 min speedboat ride out to Racha and because of the huge waves we arrived at Batok Bay, which wasn't TAT impressive as compared to what we saw in their website. We were in the same boat as a whole bunch of Japanese Tourists, who were screechy and were dressed in heels and a full face of make-up. It was quite a hoot seeing how they had to naivagate the floating platform upon arrival. As the speedboat raced along, the waves splashed in and no prizes for guessing who were screaming the whole way cos the sea water was ruining their makeup
Anyway, the truck came to drive us to Racha itself and it was really beautiful. Im lazy so im going to let the pictures speak for itself. We arrived during Monsoon season so we were quite lucky to get sunshine most of the time
The bedroom was so spacious and we thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor shower.
Food was really sumptious, but pricey though. So during our lunches, we walked out to the local restaurant abt 500m away from Racha and enjoyed the same cuisine at half-price
On the 3rd day, we left for Burasari and it brought us into a totally different environment. Racha was on a secluded island so it was peaceful and romantic the whole time. Patong Beach is the tourist hub and i was secretly glad to be back to a noisy environment. Guess im really a city girl at heart
In Patong, we ate as much seafood as we could, had fun bargaining during shopping, had very very cheap 'chang' beer at the pubs, ogled at the lady-boys, spent mornings at Patong beach lazing on the beach chairs but most of all, it was nice spending time with my husband
He planned another surprise trip to Melbourne the day after we arrive in perth, so i'll post pics of that later.
Lady Boys dancing on the platform
Us all sunburnt
Room at Burasari
Resting at our day-bed
Our 'happy honeymoon' cake
We went on the ATV safari trail which was really great fun. It also resulted in very muddy feet and clothing
At the infinity pool
THe floating platform. When a wave surged in, the whole platform moved along with the wave. Imagine the balancing act
At the racha waiting lounge