HOLIDAYS, Racha Phuket BABYMOON @ RACHA: OH THE FUN WE HAD!! 13 March 2012

It was meant to be a very-much-outdoors Babymoon, and yep, IT SURE WAS! We soaked in as much sun and fresh air as we possibly could.. and didn’t even get sunburnt, which I thought was quite impressive ๐Ÿ˜‰ We didn’t want a repeat of our Honeymoon @ the Maldives, when we got SO burnt we couldn’t quite move comfortably for most of the holiday – dohhh. So we did the slip, slop, slapย of sunscreen constantly, and the result was lovely tanned skin with zero peeling. Wahey!!

I loved the hotel’s infinity pool, which overlooked the beach and ocean, and was really tranquil. It’s pretty lovely relaxing on the deckchairs and sipping chilled juices and cocktails. Plus the water was soooo warm!! I am a huge BABY when it comes to swimming – I simply can’t get in the water unless it’s almost to the temperature of bath water. Any cooler and I can’t get in past my waist, and do a whole lot of complaining the entire time ๐Ÿ˜‰

But the water was beautiful and warm, and simply perfect for lolling around in to soak in the sun ๐Ÿ™‚

Walking towards the above-ground infinity pool

 

Chris does his modelling shot ๐Ÿ˜›

 

How I got my tan ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Overlooking the ocean

 

A random pic, but I was in glee when I realised the water matched my nails ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

The hotel's other pool, in 3 'layers'

 

Chris was rather amused with the visual effect of my head separated off my body ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

A fabulous fruity concoction

 

We also decided to go hiking around the island. The lil map we had said that it was around “15 minutes” and boyyyyy is it NOT accurate!! We thought we’d be hiking 15mins there, and 15mins back. Turns out the total hike took around 1.5 hours. Along really tiny dirt ‘paths’ too, I might add. And in the dead-of-the-noon sun. Man, it was pretty epic.

At least we got to see 2 GORGEOUS beaches/ocean along the way, and got to swim and snorkel there! The water was super-clear, and we could see straight to the bottom. My only gripe was that the main snorkeling beach didn’t have much sand cos it was a rocky beach. I haaaate feeling rocks under my feet, especially in the water! I like perfect, soft sand and nothing else. I just get squeamish otherwise. So if I had known, I’d have brought along my ‘sea shoes’, those soft socks/shoes that you wear in the water so I can stand on the rocks and not get all squeamish.

The sign says "tsunami evacuation site"!

 

Gorgeous water views during our hike

 

A stop by Ter Bay for some incredible snorkeling

 

Hiking through the forest.... for 1.5 HOURS (?!?!)

 

At Siam Bay. GORGEOUS.

 

Soaking in the views

 

That's me, in a perfect turquoise ocean. I was happy ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Met a water buffalo on the way home

 

14 Comments

  • Mirna posted on March 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Beautiful! Hope you’re feeling and doing well…xo

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    • Beverly! posted on March 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      Thank you Mirna! Doing well so far fortunately.. hope you and bub are well ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • elainegan posted on March 13, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    oh my your body is super slim, can’t tell u’re preggers! btw love ur glittery nails, I love shocking orange or bright matt colours instead ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Beverly! posted on March 14, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      Well, there’s no clear side-on belly shot it’s very obvious when I’m viewed that way ๐Ÿ˜›

      Ooo I like the thought of bright orange nails, I might go for that next time!

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  • Sarah posted on March 13, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Oooohhh the colour of the water is perfection! I want to dive into your photos!

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    • Beverly! posted on March 14, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      I knoooooow. We def don’t get water like that in Singapore or Sydney!

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  • Susan posted on March 14, 2012 at 1:06 am

    What a lovely babymoon trip. Glad it turned out so well for you.

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    • Beverly! posted on March 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks Susan, we had a really lovely time ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • K posted on March 14, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Looks like paradise! … With a water buffalo. So random, haha. Thanks for sharing your photos, always love seeing your adventures and this was an amazing last trip for the happy couple!

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    • Beverly! posted on March 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      Yeah, wonder why there’s a couple of time wandering around the island?! Kinda big as pets, no ๐Ÿ˜›

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  • Jacinta posted on March 14, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    The water buffalo was just sitting there??

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    • Beverly! posted on March 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      Yeah.. just chilling out and watching us. Hah!

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  • Esther posted on April 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Love your nails! What’s the nail polish brand and colour? (Hope you don’t mind me asking.)

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    • Beverly! posted on April 24, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      It’s Gelish! I got it done at the nail salon though so I don’t know the colour name ๐Ÿ™

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