I love it when friends happen to turn up exactly when we are in the area, totally by coincidence. And not just one but two sets of friends turned up in the last week. We had a lot of fun going for a day-sail, hanging on and around the boat and lazing by the pool in their resort whilst catching up on the last few years since we saw each other. I can definitely recommend the beautiful resort our friends Dan and Naz were staying at (Anantara Layan) as it was absolutely gorgeous, peaceful and super-stylish with an amazing upscale Thai restaurant (dinner was an experience!). We will miss Phuket and our friends… we’ll be back!
playing the ukelele while sailing along the coast
lunch at sea
We gave Patong a miss
Bangtao is much nicer!
sunset photos on the foredeck
catching up with Matt, Wendy and Ellie
2 northerners and 1 Scott, oh oh
obligatory foredeck selfie
morning coffee with Dan and Naz
kids loved the pool
the gorgeous and quiet Anantara resort at Layan beach
ready for Songkran, Thai New Year, this buddhist festival traditionally turns into a giant water-fight, nobody is spared!
water-fight in the pool
Aeneas got hold of the hose…
We had an amazing dinner. This little amuse-gueule definitely got our taste buds going; you had to make a tiny basket out of the beetle leave and fill it up with nuts, chillies, ginger, pickled lime, shallots, dried seabass and coconut jam and then put the entire thing in your mouth. Spectacular.