Air tickets : S$159 per pax return tickets via JetStar
Departs from Singapore on 27 Mar Fri morning 8.25am, lands in Phuket 9.20am (local time)
Departs from Phuket on 29 Mar Sun afternoon 12.40pm, lands in Singapore 3.35pm (local time)
Accommodation : The Senses Resort Patong Beach
Booked via Agoda, Deluxe sea view with breakfast, twin sharing. After Ciitibank discount, total price was S$295. Per pax S$147.50
Review : (1) Location - Not exactly right smack in the heart of bustling Patong but Jungceylon was well within walking distance. The road leading to Jungceylon was well lined with shops, for the 2 of us female travellers, we felt that the walk was safe and there was certainly no fear of dangers lurking in dark alleys. The resort is no where near the beach and our room only had a distant view of the beach.
(2) Room - Clean, bright and spacious. For the price paid, it was certainly good value. Do note that the resort does not provide toothbrush and toothpaste.The period when we visited was really hot and since the resort only provides one key card per room, whenever we left the room and plucked the key card out, the air-conditioning will stop. So each time we returned to the room, it was warm and stuffy.
(3) Breakfast spread was very limited. Fortunately we only stayed there for 3 days as 2 days of breakfast eating the same spread was getting really boring.
Airport transfer : PhuketConnectTransfers.com
THB1,500 for 2-way transfer from airport to resort and resort to airport via sedan
THB1,000 for 2-way transfer from resort to weekend night market and back to resort
Massage : Sovrana Spa, located right opposite Jungceylon
THB1,000 for 2 hr session comprising of body scrub, aromatheraphy massage, foot massage and complimentary herbal tea.
Seafood dinner with sea view : Laimai Courtyard Restaurant
4 fresh oysters
2 jumbo prawns (fresh, price by weight)
2 non-alcoholic beverages
Here is briefly how our Phuket trip went -
Day 1. Arrive at resort, drop-off luggage and went for massage.
Grocery shopping at Big C
Lunch before heading back to resort for a rest.
Dinner and explored Jungceylon/Patong area
Day 2. Breakfast followed by a short rest before lazing by the pool.
Private taxi picked us up at 4pm to head to weekend market.
Shopping and dinner at weekend market
Private taxi fetched us at 9pm to head back to resort
Day 3. Breakfast and packing before airport transfer picked us up at 10am.