At first we stayed at Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort & Spa.
As the name says, this resort is located at Karon Beach in Phuket.
Karon beach is known for it’s long (third longest) beach coastline and excellent snorkelling and diving spots.
It’s also never to crowded because there are enough resorts, but they’re all spread over the beach coastline. See for yourself on these images.
After check in we were brought to our room, a really nice suite with a small living room, balcony and very big bathroom. Lots of toiletries to choose from, a big bath and a big shower!
We really liked how big Novotel Karon Beach was. You have several pools to relax. There’s a gym, spa, serveral restaurants, kids club and they do a lot when it comes to making sure everyone has a good vacation. Themed buffet diners, thaiboxing classes etc.
The staff is friendly and smiling (the Thai smile) so we always felt welcomed when we entered the hotel.
On the second day we had a relaxing spa and were pampered for 1 hour with a typical Thai massage. Don’t be scared as Thai massages have reputations for being harsh on your body, in this case the therapist asks about the pressure and in my case, it was relaxing and detoxifying at the same time :)!
After that we were amazed by their Fire and Ice Diner. A must do when visiting, this was a really spectaculair diner that we won’t forget very soon. See for yourself on these images:
*I am vegan so I only enjoyed dessert and ordered my main course separately but did enjoy Kishan eating this ahaha*
After two really nice nights we were transferred to Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort for … my birthday and another nice stay.
As the name says again, this Novotel hotel is located on Surin Beach.
Surin Beach is smaller than the populair Karon Beach, nevertheless Surin is a place where high end hotels settle down and high end celebrities like to visit for the pretty views of the Andaman sea.
The beach is breathtaking and right in front of Novotel Surin there is also a nice park to wander around.
After a pleasant check in at Novotel Surin Beach we were brought to our room, again a really nice suite with own living area so enough place and space to feel at home!
We we’re lucky to have our room located on the ground floor and via our terrace we were in the pool in a few steps.
The pool of Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort was probably my favourite thing. It is big! Surrounded by palm trees and not to crowded.
Another thing I really enjoyed was their breakfast. We met with their chef and he told us about how he wanted to make sure everyone has their options at breakfast. He did a good job!
And then the second day. Exactly at 0:00 it was May 18th… My birthday.
And there was some knocking on the door and there the Novotel staff walked in singing happy birthday to me, while holding a chocolate cake.
I did not expected this but was pleasantly surprised that my sweet fiancé arranged this for me.
After I blow out the candles we both had a piece of cake….. and since we’re both not sweet tooths we already knew we were not going to eat more of the cake. So Kishan brought the cake back to reception for the staff to eat ahaha.
So after that we went to bed and the next morning (May 18th) it was massage time (again yeah) and again.. when I walked into the massage room.. there was happy birthday written with rose petals on the massage bed. So sweet.
During my birthday I don’t know how but Kishan surprised me 3 to 4 times, I had a really nice day :)!
And in the evening, we had the famous Fire and Ice diner again. Because I’m vegan and barely drink alcohol, I ordered a main dish separately so I had a good old fashioned pasta cream sauce. My fave! But there was also an buffet and I took some fruits from there ahaha :).
Overal I had a great birthday at Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort. One that I will not forget, I know that for sure. Being pampered and the friendliness of the staff with the combination of all the crazy ways I was suprised by Kishan made my day!