My Partner and I are getting married 28th Sep 13 and the next day are jetting off on our honeymoon to Phuket (Patong is our chosen location) arriving the morning of Monday 30th for 10 nights. (We have never been to Thailand let alone out of Australia and first time away from our 4 children for more than one night )
We were thinking of hiring a car to drive to Patong via the towns on the way to sight see and waste a bit of time between arrival and check in time?? Any suggestions on if we should or should not hire a car?? or is it better to get hotel pickup and hire a car or bike in Patong?? (we both are experienced at riding bikes aswell)
We are still young.. i'm 29 and my future hubby is 31 and we are not much of the "laze around on the beach all day" people we don't mind it every now and then but give me an hour and i'll be bored no matter how nice a beach it is..but give me an airplane and i will jump out of it all day haha (def not my FH tho) so beach front is not top priority of my list for hotel to have.. we both enjoy the lights of the city, watching the busy streets and people all buzzing around so a balcony is a must have.. We will be doing ALOT of shopping and seeing as tho we wont have any kiddies for a couple weeks we definitely want to experience Bangla Rd.. once or twice.. maybe even a third haha..(I'm more the party animal than my partner)
I did put a temp booking on a 1 Brm 100sqm Grand Deluxe Pool Access Room at BYD Lofts as they did offer me a fantastic honeymoon package and that equalled to about $215AUD a night BUT I haven't yet confirmed the booking as yes I absolutely LOVE the apartments and rooftop pool but i think i want something a bit more in the middle of some noise and where it's all happening.. if that makes sense?? ( we live in a small country town and whenever we go stay in Brisbane etc we love the noise from everything.. weird haha ) plus there are some nice hotels/resorts closer for cheaper so we could possibly save ourselves ALOT of money per night (more $$$ for shopping lol) If BYD was in the location of say Absolute Bangla.. i would have booked it without hesitation.. I don't really like the rooms at Absolute Bangla.. to me with all the red and black it seems to look a bit too "Brothel like".. could be mistaken tho ??
The other apartments i have been looking at is the Suite Room / One Bedroom Suite at Destination Patong?? I have read the reviews on this but there is not many on this room type.
Also the Palmyra Resort One Bedroom Suite
Is there any other hotels / resorts you can recommend that have
- Views over the City / Streets
- close to Bangla Rd and Shopping mall / markets
- MUST have a balcony
- Roof top pool would be nice
- priced up to $200aud per night.. preferably between 100-150aud tho
- we love the modern sleek look and lots of space
- swim up bar
- suite room if possible
- love the open bathroom look
ok so wow i have just noticed the novel i have written..i guess you could say i am
just a little bit excited.
Thanks in advance.