So during our trip to Phuket, we also went to a nice spa to enjoy the local massage and foot reflexology session. In Phuket, there are so many local massage establishments to choose from that you will be spoilt for choice. In the end, we went for Let’s Relax Spa which is nearby to Jungceylon Shopping Mall. This is the lobby area which is nicely decorated!
We were asked to sit at the sofa and then served with tea while waiting for our masseuse to arrive. From the sofa, I can see that they do have some spa products for sale too!
A nice water feature behind where we were seated. Love the sound of running water against background spa music!
We were asked to changed into comfortable slippers before ushered to the foot wash area.
The foot wash area where our foot was delicately washed before proceeding to our foot reflexology session first. We had booked for Heavenly Relax package, which is 2 hours 45 mins and cost 1,100 THB. It consists of foot reflexology for 45 mins and Thai massage for 2 Hours.
It was a very nice experience! Too nice in fact! And that’s why my partner decided to continue with Facial Relaxation at 1,200 THB for 1 hour while I roam around Bangla Road…LOL
Our choice of accommodation (Superior Double Room Garden Wing) during our trip to Phuket was Deevana Patong Resort & Spa, which we made the reservations directly through their website at THB 2,500 nett per room per night. There was a promotion package going on and for our 3 nights stay, we are entitled to the following.
3-4 Nights Paid (A&B)
*A) Airport round trip transfer
*B) Choice of ONE Free Selection:
B1) 1 hour Thai Massage.
B2) Afternoon tea & snacks.
B3) Free late check-out till 05:00 p.m.
We chose B3 as our flight departing Phuket is 2205hrs so that we do not need to hang out outside too long. Deevana Patong Resort & Spa do have wireless internet access available for all areas in hotel free of charge but I was told that some rooms in the Garden Wing may have slightly weaker signals.
Hotel Lobby at Deevana Patong Resort & Spa. The resort is conveniently located in Patong and it only takes a 10mins walk to the beach as well as nearby amenities. If you don’t want to walk to Patong Beach (and possibly other places of interests), please do check out the shuttle bus service timings at the lobby. We only knew about it on our last day in Phuket. 🙁
The Balcony at Deevana Patong Resort & Spa to redeem our free welcome drink. During our check-in, we were also given discount voucher for 10% off on food and beverages.
Our welcome drink at Deevana Patong Resort & Spa. It was really nice and refreshing!
View of the pool from The Balcony. Note the rooms with balconies? These are the Spa Wing rooms.
View of the The Garden Restaurant from The Balcony.
If you chose the 1 hour Thai Massage from the promotion package, I believe you will be treated to a relaxing massage here at Deevana Spa.
We booked for a Superior Double Room (Garden Wing) but when we arrived it was already fully occupied. Hence, our room was upgraded to Superior Double Room (Spa Wing)! Yay!
Superior Double Room (Spa Wing) – TV and make-up table area. The small fridge below the TV is for me to keep all my beers! Wahahaha!
Toilet at Superior Double Room (Spa Wing). Do note that you can open the window and look out (watch TV or chat with friends) while you do your big business!
Shower area at Superior Double Room (Spa Wing). It was clean but the water drainage clogs up after a shower!
Our balcony area at Superior Double Room (Spa Wing) – Good for having a cool beer, chit-chatting or just relaxing around! It also a great place to hang out our wet clothes after any water sports or Songkran session.
Pool view from Superior Double Room (Spa Wing). It’s still early and no one is swimming yet!
View of The Garden Restaurant from our room. Our room rates include daily breakfast!
Breakfast time! You can see that’s lots of people during breakfast but not after that. I believe all of them went out to have fun!
View of swimming pool from The Garden Restaurant.
American buffet breakfast. Eat all you can! LOL
We also took a walk around Deevana Patong Resort & Spa and it was pretty huge! I believe the above should be the Superior Double Room Garden Wing that we booked for. 🙂
We think it should be the Garden Wing… because it faces a garden…errm…
There was another pool in the resort too!
Front view of the garden wing rooms.
This the other pool which is nearer to our room, which is always happening with hot music! Check out the pool bar for some cool drinks too!
Yeah, it rained when I was in Phuket but it was short and definitely didn’t dampened anyone’s mood!
Night scene at the resort.
Front view of the resort during the night, just after a rain which made it cooling.
Just outside of Deevana Patong Resort & Spa are some shops catering to the neccessary stuffs for tourists, e.g. Internet, car rental, taxi service, restaurants, pubs, minimarts, etc. Personally, I didn’t visit any as my stay was pretty short and I was always out and about.
Overall, the stay at Deevana Patong Resort & Spa was positive and comes with thumbs-up from my partner. Having said that, we are sure to return again!
We went to a short trip to Phuket recently (12th April to 15th April 2012) and it coincides with the Songkran festival in Thailand. This blog post documents the first day of Songkran (12th April 2012) and the location is along Thanon Ratuthit Songroipi. Going out during Songkran means getting wet but I still have to, as I still need to get lunch!
Along Thanon Ratuthit Songroipi, it’s really packed with vehicles. Do note the water all over the roads and it’s not because of the rain. It’s all man-made! Errm.. splash 🙂
Timing is around 2 pm and the fun is only beginning!
A few young ladies posing for the photos. Warm and friendly folks but that didn’t stop them from shooting me with water!
Walking through, note the guy with the white bucket, he dumped me with all of it! And that’s ice water! Burrr….Hahaha!
Parties, music, booze and water! What more do you want? LOL
Well, that’s the scene at Bangla Road, famous for it’s nightlife and popular spot for nightclubs, go go bars, ice bar and beer bars. Is that a fire engine in the photo? It looks too havoc and I didn’t go in as it wasn’t the direction I’m heading to! Going through Bangla Road will lead you to Patong Beach.
Finally reached Jungceylon and not sure why but I always have the impression that things is going to be milder here….hell no! It’s like a mini-disco and the party’s hot!
Getting a bit more towards the crowd and was bombarded with water guns!
Check out the video for the wild scene at Jungceylon!
Got through the mob and went to the other side of Jungceylon, where things are much quieter but still can hear the distant music!
The scene beyong Jungceylon is not so wild! I guess the action stops at Jungceylon….but might not be the case as I didn’t walk any further.
War time! Busy shooting each other and I’m just waiting for the correct time to pass by without getting caught in the fire!
Walked back to Jungceylon to get lunch and the crowd is as still psych up as before. If you are thinking why that’s so much water around… look below for answer.
Well, they basically use a fire hose! That’s so awesome! LOL
Going back to my mission of buying lunch in Jungceylong shopping mall. Looking for Fuji Japanese Restaurant, one of our favourite food chain in Thailand.
More food and fun in Jungceylon but I’ll come back another day to explore.
Jungceylon Water Fountain Show, happening daily at 7pm and 9pm. The plan is to eat dinner and watch the show! Not today…
Some nice decorations at Jungceylon.
Walking back to resort is slow as I still get shot with water. Plus, this time round I have to protect the food, which I have also asked the restaurant to provide more protection. But basically, what I did was holding the food above my head, of course it comes with stares from some people, which I told them politely “It’s food!”. LOL
If you feel hungry after all the water fight, there are still food stalls around to have a quick bite to regain energy for next battle!
Fried Chicken, anyone? The Songkran celebrants usually leave stall owners alone so that they can still get on with their business.
Crowd at Tiger Inn Phuket = Happening!
Look here to see why!
By the time I got back to the resort, I was already soaked, dried and then soaked again! But at least the food is safe! Hahaha!
If you are curious about the white stuff on the face, that’s talcum powder, flour, or rice powder that is used by Songkran celebrants to smear all over your face, hair, arms and back ! I believe it’s said to protect you from evil!