It’s about my trip to Phuket 3D2N for Employee Gathering together with 10 friends.
We bought the package from Travelicious (www.travelicious.co.id) for 3,700,000 rupiah/person which was quite cheap than travel as usual (5,500,000 / person). We booked 1.5 months before, reserved for April 24-26, 2015.
The tour is operated by Magara Backpacker (Mas Andri), they sent us email for ticket, hotel and trip arrangement at Phuket. Flight : AirAsia Jakarta-Phuket, Hotel : Boutique Home Hotel. We joined with other group that also bought the package from travelicious.co.id
We departed from Cengkareng (terminal 3) at 16.00 pm and arrived at Phuket at +/- 19.30 pm (no different time between Jakarta and Phuket). We picked up by “Toyota Hiace” and went to Hotel to check in. Airport to Patong took time about 1 hour.
At 21.00 pm, We walked for dinner (Alhamdulillah,there are so many halal restaurants), looked around at Bangla Walking street (full of Pub(s)), and seen the Patong Beach at night. We also went to HardRock Cafe Phuket (the tshirt is not restock yet because of Songkran Festival that held lastweek before we came) and tried using “Angkot” (40 Bath/person)
We started at 08.30 am after breakfast to beach terminal. We grouped by Thailand tour guide, and we got Merry as our tour guide who is very attractive n nice guide. The trip : PhiPhi Islands, Bamboo Islands, Khai Nai (Banana) Islands and Monkey Islands. The speed boat took +/- 1 hour to PhiPhi Islands, we took a photo and swam there for about 45 minutes. After that we visited Monkey Islands and looked around the monkey from boat. We had lunch (halal food), took a rest and pray about 1 hour then continue to go to Bamboo Islands (did snorkeling there for 40 minutes) then went to last one Khai Nai Islands (famous name : Banana Islands).
We came back at 6.30 pm at hotel to take a shower. We continued to get a dinner in front of hotel (and damn my friend ate 2kg crabs and paid 1,600,000 rupiah for it). I and others didnt eat the crabs because of the crab restaurant didnt have “Halal”, we just try to eat TomYum Halal.
Day 3 : City tour, Shopping and Go Back
We started at 10 am in the morning. At 8.00 am, I walked alone to Patong Beach and arrived at hotel at 09.30 am, starbucks was not opened yet. I just can find the quitely Bangla street and healthy juice store.
The city tour :
1. Kata Beach : the most famous than Patong one, white sand beach, more hotels, more shopping area and more tourists.
2. Karon View : View Phuket from Top (like Malibu in Lombok-Indonesia)
3. Big Budha : The Biggest Budha sculpture
4. Wat Calong : Temple
5. Madunan : The wholesale t-shirt souvenirs
and transfer to Bandara. Our flight 20.00 pm