Back in June 2010 when My Bibe and I vacationed in Thailand, we did Phuket and then Ko Phi Phi. Going back to Bangkok from Phi Phi meant traveling by ferry back to Phuket first. We thought it was too much travel in one day so we decided to spend just one more night in Phuket. There are several beaches to choose from and we picked yet another quiet spot, Mai Khao, which was closer to the airport than were the other beaches.
We were spoiling ourselves a bit at the time and booked a Garden Pool Villa at SALA Phuket Resort and Spa. Having your own private pool didn't actually come cheap, but we were glad we did it.
A beachfront section of the resort, with one of two swimming pools in view.
Here's an account of our experience at SALA Phuket and see why it's one of those places I wanna go back to:
Reservation and booking
This was done online, so there was absolutely no hassle. Confirmation was emailed promptly as well. Upon booking you get to choose your toiletries and if I'm …
The entrance to the resort's lobby and common area. The napping dog is Oniol (or Onyol; I don't know how it's spelled). Aloguinsan may not ring a bell to most people but this sleepy town in Southern Cebu is slowly but steadily building up its reputation as a prime eco-tourism site, thanks to its popular Bojo River Cruise. We spent a good two nights there and stayed at this lovely place called Lunhaw Farm Resort. Here's a rundown of our experience there.
Perfumes on display at ScentSmith.
It's always a joy to discover new scents and brands, and it's even greater joy when it's a homegrown brand that you stumble upon. Well, hello there, ScentSmith Perfumery!
Located at Greenbelt 5, ScentSmith has been on soft opening since August. The store--their first--sports a sort of industrial look with bare concrete walls and floor, exposed dark-painted beams, and metal shelves. The look is reinforced with dark brown bottles, which both serve as decor and product packaging. Lighting is warm and ambient.