Hellooooo I'm back ☺️☺️☺️
Been on a "Dayre-break" since Phuket because we were on a pretty tight schedule and still had to squeeze in work while on the trip! Too drained to update.. Dayre actually takes a lot of energy to upkeep, honestly. Haha.
And then when I came back, I just wanted to rest from my vacation 😂 Of course I got back to work too!
So yes. It was a great break!!
I'm just gonna do a massive photo dump 😂 And I'll probably be blogging more in detail about Club Med Phuket on my blog!
We departed on Tuesday late morning via AirAsia and it was a very very smooth and pleasant journey. Singapore to Phuket is like only an hour via plane! Ok, I think slightly longer.. 1h 40mins (I checked)
But felt like one hour to me lah.
Love AirAsia's flight meals the most amongst all the budget airlines. Their meals are generally all pretty tasty!! We had Pad Thai and Mango Sticky Rice.. I loved the Mango Sticky Rice 😍
Before I knew it, we'd already reached Phuket Airport!!
And then we were immediately picked up by a Club Med staff who drove us over to the Club Med grounds itself, which takes about forty five minutes.
Just a few hours to be in a whole new country and place. I love that feeling man!
Welcome drink at the lounge before our very friendly ClubMed GO (Guest Officer) brought us to our room and all that!
We spent quite a bit of time just relaxing and chilling after the hectic morning rush to the airport. So we didn't do much! It was only a couple of hours to dinner time anyway, so all we did was to take a walk to the beach, which is literally a tiny road across from Club Med.
I heard it rained that day so it was pretty gloomy. Luckily, the weather throughout our stay was great!
But still took a few shots hahaha #lifeofablogger
I always dress very comfortable for flight days so I was in #thevelvetdolls's upcoming Honolulu Blouse and Scribbled Skorts 😍
And asked @evonnz to help me take an OOTD before the sun set hahaha.
Launching tonight 8.30pm!!
Sorry I'm so bad with posing, I cannot get away from the "one hand in hair" pose 😂
Welcome to Club Med Phuket! 😍😍😍
Took this shot as the sun was setting. It is one of the most scenic views within Club Med!
One of the best things (and also worst) at Club Med Phuket has got to be… THE FOOD 😱😱😱 It's all-inclusive as part of the Club Med stay!
Can you imagine eating buffet for every single meal during your stay? We nearly did except for one special meal at Chuda restaurant (it's ala carte)
And the spread is INCREDIBLE~
Got Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Western, Thai, plus a lot of other stuff like fruits, desserts and all that.
Special menu for the day! Fish with sesame batter thingy. So yum yum.
We were joined by a couple of the GOs for dinner and it's really interesting to talk to them and find out more about their jobs and past experiences. These GOs come from every part of the world!
Many of them speak multiple languages and have travelled all over the world, which is really cool!!
After dinner, the shows begin!
Every night, there are different shows put up, and some of them are performed by the GOs even!
We were so tickled to see our Japanese GO from earlier suddenly turn into a cross-dresser "Miss Japan"
So funny 😂
A drink at the Club Med bar: free flow alcohol all day errday!!!
So schleepy so we retired for the night cos we wanted to wake up early for SNORKELLING!
But first.. Breakfast 😍😍😍
I'm gonna go mad cos I love breakfast buffets okay. Eggs eggs eggs!!!
Another upcoming top on TVD 😍 But this is the sample piece, stocks haven't arrived yet! I love off-shoulder tops ❤️
Yum yum in my tum tum~
Then it was off for snorkeling 😍
Snorkelling is part of the free/all-inclusive activities at Club Med so you don't have to pay extra! Equipment provided too 👍🏻
We took a bus ride out to the ferry terminal and another boat ride out to sea.. Whoop whoop!
Evonne and I were in matchy black and white 😂
Hello fishies!!!! 🐠🐠🐠
We brought along an Olympus Stylus waterproof camera for us to use in the water! 😁
And I managed to take this selfie with the cute little striped fish. There were so many of them!
The waters weren't super clear, but we managed to see quite a lot of fishes so I was pretty happy 😁
Took this on the boat ride back, thanks to @evonnz. Hahaha looks more glam than in reality of course.
I was glad for the motion sickness pills the GO handed out before our journey cos I didn't get sea sick! I sometimes get sea sick quite easily, and the feeling is so terrible. Good thing it didn't happen this time 😁
It was a super sunny and hot day and the waters were just so gorgeous and blue, so we headed to the beach for some photo taking and to chill a little!
Blue waters and white sands. So nice!
You can actually hear the sound of the distant waves crashing against the shore, even from our room inside Club Med. No need to play ambient music, this is the real thing.
Snorkelling sure makes one hungry!
This is what we loaded on our plates for lunch 👍🏻
I know it's Thailand but.. THE RIPE MANGOES WERE SOOO GOOD 🍋🍋🍋 Super sweet and fragrant!!
Went back to our room to rush some work before our spa session. Unfortunately holiday still need to work one 😭 But yay, managed to finish up some work before I could relax with a massage!
Yes there is a Spa Payot within Club Med Phuket, but it's not all-inclusive so you have to pay for it!
There was a promo going on for 90 mins, 1990 baht I think? Fairly reasonable for a nice luxury spa! Though of course the street side ones where you get a tiny cubicle that kind is a lot cheaper.
But don't have this kind of service and ambience ya.
I was really enjoying the session and you know it's really good when it's so relaxing you fall asleep!
I love that half-comatose feeling during spas when I'm drowsy and just feeling the shiokness all over when I'm getting massaged.
If I'm awake during a massage, it either has to be very very 到点 and I want to feel all my muscles being thoroughly kneaded out.
If not hor, it's like super boring and my mind starts to wander all over the place and feel irritated, you know what I mean?
Thankfully this one was very very good, it was medium pressure for me but enough to make me feel relaxed and sleepy! 👍🏻
人老了, cannot get enough of massages hahaha
Glorious glorious sunset that day!!
Snap chat video of the sunset 😍
One more sunset shot 😍
We had dinner at the ala carte restaurant Chuda, and the food was surprisingly really good!!!
After which we went out for a walk around the neighborhood! And visited 7-11 and other minimarts 🙊
The amount of snacks I bought from 7-11. All the strange Thai flavours that you can't find in Singapore so easily!
And of course some Thai instant noodles cos their Tom Yam instant noodles are the bombzzzzz!
I was super intrigued by this bar by the street.. Got bar top dancing ok 🙈
By day 3, I was like *time to stop eating so much* hahaha had light breakfast with yogurt and fruits and two sunny side ups! *self-control*
Fresh orange juice is awesome too 😍
Sunny side ups were excellent 😍😍😍
Sleepy morning face..
The official Instagram ootd that I posted 😍 Took advantage of the pool (closed in the morning) to get some nice blue ootds! And of course taken by @evonnz 😘😘😘
This is launching in two colors tonight ✨ Love it! Perfect for beach holiday or casual day out. Weather has been so hot recently!
We decided to take our morning to chill at the Zen Pool, which is a quiet adults-only pool!
I guess we were the noisiest hahaha and most disruptive ones there 😂
Cos we brought along these giant floats haha!
There's a bar at the pool so you can get juices/mocktails.. 🍸🍸🍸
This is the life 😎
With @evonnz who was happily testing out her waterproof makeup LOL. That red lipstick 😓
I tried the Make Up For Ever Aquamatic Eyeshadow Crayon in black (used it as eyeliner) and love it! Can buy!!!
A very happy me with mango juice and a huge donut floatie from @floatpartysg!
Perfectly apt sticker!
We even enlisted the help of a Club Med staff to help us take some photos on our pretzel floatie hehe!
Which is a harder job than it looks because the floats NEVER. STAY. STILL.
I took this ridiculous video of Evonne paddling away on the donut float 😂 The video is with Evonne so you can ask her to upload it lol
Also took this damn nice shot of my damn nice nails ❤️❤️❤️ Those are my new accessories from ALT by Curated Editions, so pretty those rings!
It was an extremely extremely hot day and I was spamming sunblock like nobody's business!
Thank goodness we brought the sunplay spray on sunblock! Waterproof some more.
I think spamming it really helped me a lot!
This thing!!! Saved me from the ☀️☀️☀️
Salad and fruits for lunch. I was trying to ignore all the carbs from the buffet spread! Heng ah, they have healthy food too 😍
Guess who got to meet a baby elephant?! MEEEEE!
It's so smart it even knows how to pose on command AIYOOOO look at that trunk and smiley mouth!
And I even fed it sugarcane and bananas and it was the CUTEST thing ever, the way the baby elephant reached out its trunk to "grab" the food from me!
This floral shrug is also available on TVD tonight! Apple loved it too and kept a piece 😆 It's so light and comfy!
And guess what we did after that.. We went for Muay Thai/dance class!
Cos Club Med Phuket has been organizing a yearly "Body & Soul" programme in June, and especially for this month, special trainers and instructors from all over the world are brought in to hold extra classes, like Yoga, Pilates, Muay Thai and more!
We decide to give the Muay Thai class a try and it was actually very sweaty work 😱
Hahahaha this is me training my shin kicks okay I was very serious about it. So serious that I ended up with a huge bruise on my shin 😭
Phew.. It was such hard work, for just a short 30-45mins!
When we ended the class, it was evening time already and we decided to head out of Club Med for a walk!
Went back to the minimart and stocked up on snacks haha 🙊 And we heard that there was a night market going on every Thursday (I think and Tuesday?), so we went searching about and found it, just a short distance away!
Kind of reminded me of a typical night market anywhere else (almost like our local pasar malam) and of course we were most excited about.. Food! 😋
Lady selling BBQ seafood and other food that's freshly bbqed for you on the spot~ We bought the squid and it was soooo good!
I was sooooooo tempted to buy this but I didn't cos I knew I would be overeating hahaha. But it looked so good!
Some kind of coconut pancake/crepe!
Evonne got very happy when we saw a stall selling something that looked like Chendol! Tasted pretty similar too, I liked the jelly bits in it!!
We even bought back some durian, lol! And my favourite of all..
Which was hot from the steamer and so sweet and juicy! I love corn. It's too tasty!
And we dabao-ed the food to return to our room to munch on heh. Shiok!
I was a bit sad cos it was our last night! 😔 Actually, 4D3N IMO is just nice to enjoy Club Med Phuket and to relax and unwind, just that our departing flight was at 10am the next day so we had to leave at 7am! Effectively had only less than 3 days to enjoy the trip 😭
Had one last breakfast of omelette & yogurt.. And we left!
Did more last minute shopping at the airport haha and I bought this cashew nuts that were so delicious!! Regretted not getting more~~
There's a few small gift shops at the airport (before going through immigration!) and many of them carry similar souvenirs and food items.
This brand of flavoured cashew nuts were so good! Especially the chilli ones which are quite spicy but super yummy! 😍 I left the two tubs in my kitchen and I think they were gone in 2 days.
Next time I'll definitely buy more if I see this!
Last few mins of wifi on AirAsia before the plane took off haha. Thanks to Visondata (www.visondata.com.sg) where we loaned these pocket wifi devices from! We also used these in Japan, and they are dead useful! Connectivity everywhere!
I don't know if I can ever survive without pocket wifi now. Hahaha. Everywhere I go, I'm always constantly checking my phone or uploading stuff on Instagram and all that!
If you quote "VDSGYINA", there's 20% off the wifi device rentals! 👍🏻
The beautiful last airborne view before it was home sweet home Singapore!