March 14, 2014
We are up by 7:30 am and ready to check out this place's breakfast buffet for comparison against so many other hotels we've stayed at during our lengthy trip. The breakfast area is huge. There are tables outside and inside. So many things that I don't know where to look first. Fruits, vegetables for salad, meats, a pancake machine that will make 2 perfect pancakes when you press the button, cheese selection, egg station-3 minute, 4 minute, omelets, any way you can imagine, and the dessert/pastry area. OMG!! I see sugar donuts and later I find out that all the sweets are house made. I am experiencing a sensory overload. I splurge with my egg over easy (perfectly cooked) and add 2 slices of crispy bacon. Juice, fruit, toast, and the best tasting coffee complete my normal vacation breakfast. However I make an exception and try one of the sugar donuts. I realize I'm in heaven. Even back home I've never had a sugar donut taste this great. As we're eating I notice a small elephant on a grassy area. I get a few bananas and walk over. I'm introduced to Wandee who is about 1 1/2 yrs. old. He is so cute and loves my bananas!
|Lots of juice choices|
|Chocolate filled and plain croissants|
|Spa pool-age 16 and above only|
|Our room balcony with table and chairs is cute|
|View from our room/balcony|
|View from our room/balcony|
|Exercise/yoga on the beach|
|My husband's feet|
We go back to BIG BLUE so I can pay the balance for Richard's diving and sign him up for March 20th for RICHELIEU ROCK. He wasn't 100% sure about doing this on the day we leave but this will turn out to be one of the best decisions he will make on our trip. I knew he would decide to go as RR is supposed to be one of the best dive sites. While in town we explore some shops and I do find a nice beach cover up type dress that I like. I'm told the price is 500 baht and I get it for 400. I am not good with this type of back and forth price negotiating and I'm sure I will end up paying too much for a lot of things.
When we get back to the resort I send an e-mail to Phuket Scuba Club inquiring about diving for Richard on March 21st-Racha Noi and Racha Yai and March 22nd-Sharkpoint and Aenome Reef. Before we leave for dinner I receive a response from the Phuket Scuba Club. They have sent us prices and day trip schedules, local and beach dives. In order to be able to dive on the 21st he needs to be at the Phuket office no later than 7:00 pm the day before.
During my research I made a list of restaurants to try and the RUSTY PELICAN (Mexican food) is on my list. It wasn't easy to find. We probably drove up and down the street missing it more than once. I ask for directions after we park the car and it's only a short walk away. This place is in the Bang Niang Beach area. I order a lemon margarita-yummy! Beer for Richard. Chicken tostada salad and chicken grande burrito are very tasty. Cost 620 baht.
|Chicken grande burrito|
|Chicken tostada salad-the best part is underneath all that lettuce!|