Our last destination for our honeymoon was Phuket, Thailand. We stayed there for 5 nights in Dusit Thani Hotel in the Laguna Area. Our room had an ocean view that we enjoyed while sitting on our terrace sipping great tea. The best thing we did there was our escape to phi phi island. As a clear water hunter I loved to see the superb crystal blue water. The speed boat ride was a real adventure as we sat in the front. The sea was extremely agitated, the waves were so rough however, we totally enjoyed balancing the lemonade in the middle of the bouncy sea. At one point the guide told us to move inside because we were about to pass in the middle of a sea storm (yeah, extremely exotic weather) so we didn’t want to go inside we were just wearing swimsuits in the fastest boat having the rain piercing through our skin, and that was hurtful! Then we stopped in a beautiful place and went snorkeling. We saw blue corals closing and opening as we approached them, beautiful, colorful fish with an amazing fluorescent blue. It was my first time snorkeling, it took me time to understand the breathing concept and when I did I was finally able to enjoy the underwater life! Maya Bay was beautiful but too crowdy, it was too hard to see the beauty of the place due to the million boats that were there. At the end of the trip we settled at phi phi island where we ate some fresh fruits, and swam in the sea with the beautiful green mountains around us.
We couldn’t go to Thailand and not assist at the Fantasea Show. We took the golden tickets and when we arrived there, we were so happy we did. The dinner was a seafood buffet in a restaurant that was gold from floor to roof, where I ate the freshest salmon sashimi I have ever tasted. We walked and enjoyed the dreamy architectures, took a picture with elephants, we even had the opportunity to cuddle a baby tiger of two month and take a picture with it. The show was great, we saw elephants standing on two feet, twirling their truk, doing “la queue le le”.
When we were still booking our vacation I read about the tea tree spa in the Holiday inn resort, and I was very excited to try it. When we arrived, we booked our massage just before our flight back home. We took the tea tree spa signature for two. It was amazing, a real 5 stars experience, the package had a facial, and it was the best facial experience I ever had.
We had a bad luck to have 2 days of storm in Phuket. Usually when it rains there, you just wear a rain coat and continue your schedule. But when there is a real storm, you can’t do any water activity. So before going there check the indoor activities your hotel offers, or even the indoor activities you can do in Thailand, like the orchid museum and many more…
We spent only 2 days in Kuala Lumpur after a supercharged week of activities in the Indonesian nature. We stayed in Traders Hotel right next to the twin towers. Our room was very modern and high-tech but it did not have the famous twin towers view due to our travel agency’s mistake however, the city view was ok. We spent the whole 2 days shopping, walking in the city; we discovered a great restaurant that has the tastiest food, the famous recipes by “Madam Kwan’s”. Everything is very cheap there especially the food. Unlike guys, I have the chance that my husband likes shopping with me and enjoys it.
If you are a shopping lover and you did not discover Kuala Lumpur yet, then you have missed a lot! The city is very safe, very clean, attractive, and it’s the best place to shop. Unlike the other places that we have visited in Asia, this city becomes alive just after the sun sets. After that we went home, I heard that the Malaysian street food is not to miss, sadly we did not try it because we simply did not know about it but if you are going their try not to miss it. Kuala Lumpur really attracted me, and I am already planning on going back there, because in case you didn’t know, I am a shopping lover.
Our first destination for our honeymoon was Ubud, Indonesia, we stayed there for 2 nights in Kupu Kupu Barong Resort I think the best in town. The first day we arrived very late at night to the hotel so we couldn’t see or do much. The second day we woke up, we had an amazing breakfast in the “la view” restaurant, it has a panoramic forest view. The free shuttle from the hotel took us to downtown Ubud we walked from there to the monkey forest. Walking in the streets of Ubud and discovering their stores, was super fun and exciting especially when it suddenly rains. While walking in the street we had the opportunity to do a fish pedicure called “Garra rufa”, tickling at first, however very relaxing. As a juice person I was the happiest person on earth drinking a coconut bigger than my head. The monkey forest is so nice to see if you are an animal lover like my husband, you can feed them bananas, they sit on your backpack and they even try to steal your ring, so watch out! The next day we visited Bali Kintamani Volcano and the Luwak Coffee plantation where we were very happy to discover such beautiful places (I don’t recommend you to buy any kind of coffee they will propose, taste them but don’t buy them as they don’t taste the same). I totally recommend you to visit Ubud but not more than two days.
Nusa Dua is by far the best place we visited in our honeymoon and totally fell in love with it. We stayed there for 5 days in Grand Hyatt. The hotel is huge we had to walk about 10 minutes from our room to arrive at the lobby, great exercise while eating a lot of Asian food; the gardens were very well maintained as if we were walking in a dreamy garden. The hotel also had a direct access to the ocean but we did not take profit of it much as we had a lot of activities to do. We took a swim with the dolphins, kissed them, gave them a massage, saw them twirling and jumping, a real must do if you go there. We went also to Bali Safari & Marine Park and saw all kinds of animals. The park is very organized and very clean. We were going from a show to another and from an activity to another. We took the rhino package and it was totally worth it, especially that it had the lunch next to the lions in it. We weren’t told to bring our swimsuits with us but even if we had them we couldn’t use them as there was no time. What I loved the most about Nusa Dua is how clean and beautiful the streets are, and even if it is a touristic place it wasn’t crowdy at all.