Crafting And Turtle Feeding In JW Marriott Phuket

Crafting And Turtle Feeding In JW Marriott Phuket

Our resort in Phuket had a great timetable of activities planned out for all ages every day for the month. We got the timetable on our first day of arrival upon check-in. The activities are grouped into children, teens, adults and families. For teens age 13 to 18 , they get to enjoy activities like Outdoor Social Football, X-Box Team Games and Scuba Diving in the main pool. For adults more than 19 years old, most of the activities are for the health conscious like the Aqua Tai Chi, Muay Thai Boxing, Aqua Aerobic Exercise and Mountain Bike Tour. Both age groups have their activities taking place either at the Health Club or under the sun. The Health Club is a 24 hours recreational center with sauna, plunge pool and whirlpool tub.

For children age 4 to 12 years old, they are involved in activities like Pirate Treasure Hunt, Cartoon Character Design and even Beach Clean Up on every Sunday’s morning. Most of these fun-filled activities will take place in the Kid’s Pavilion. This room is an area for toddlers and teens to play games and babysitting service by the staffs is also available. The Kid’s Pavilion is a child-friendly place located at level 1 of the resort. This paradise for kids and teens has a large play area, a very comfortable movie screening room with bean bags, a large number of toys and game consoles with decent collection of games.

Taking place within the resort, activities like Turtle Feeding Time and Batik Painting are catered for the whole family. Booking is made at the location of the conducted activities and some of the lessons requires a fee. So, do remember to take the activities timetable at the reception counters upon check-in.

Kayden got all his fun on the third day of our stay in JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa. He will be having his day getting his fingers messy with colours in the Kid’s Pavilion.

 

Painting And Turtle Feeding In JW Marriott Phuket

Painting And Turtle Feeding In JW Marriott Phuket

Painting And Turtle Feeding In JW Marriott Phuket

 

Started off early at 9:30am, Kayden has his first lesson called the Finger Painting. Using a painting palette which can hold up to 5 colours, children can coat their tiny fingers with colourful paint and drew their imaginations out on a piece of paper. The instructor started off showing how she coat her fingers with paint and drew out a lovely flower.

Wearing an apron, Kayden got Mummy to help him a little bit with his artwork. With the children in the class finger painting beautiful trees, colourful flowers and urban houses, Kayden drew his art piece … differently. I shall call his artwork an abstract art.

 

Painting And Turtle Feeding In JW Marriott Phuket

Painting And Turtle Feeding In JW Marriott Phuket

 

After the Finger Painting lesson, Kayden got his fun playing in the Kid’s Pavilion. From toy cars to the ABC puzzles, he was busy running here and there and mixing with other children. As for us, we just relaxed ourselves at the benches and watched him play.

 

Painting And Turtle Feeding In JW Marriott Phuket

Painting And Turtle Feeding In JW Marriott Phuket

 

The next activity after lunch sounds interesting. It is called the “Make A Mini Aquarium”. Initially, we thought this lesson was about decorating the plastic tank with pebbles, flowers and plastic aquarium fishes, just like a terrarium. Unfortunately our guess was wrong. This children activity was about finger painting of the sea onto a paper plate. The cut-out sea creatures and sea plants are then paste onto the paper plate. After which, the child can seal up their “aquarium”. I would say this is a very creative way of making your own “mini aquarium”.

 

Crafting And Turtle Feeding In JW Marriott Phuket

Painting And Turtle Feeding In JW Marriott Phuket

Painting And Turtle Feeding In JW Marriott Phuket

Painting And Turtle Feeding In JW Marriott Phuket

 

In the early evening, we headed down near to the Health Club to catch the Turtle Feeding Time. Enclosed in a small protected area, there was a two year old turtle which weighs about 5kg and eats Japanese seaweeds grown within the resort. As the turtle was young and it’s eyes were not fully developed, feeding the turtle can be a challenge because it relies only on sound and smell.

To begin feeding, the staff needs to knock by the edge of the pool to attract the turtle’s attention. After which, the turtle will swim over and the staff will feed it with the Japanese seaweeds using a pair of chopsticks. This whole process took quite awhile because everyone were creating sound, making the turtle a little confuse. Hence, we need to quiet down.

 

Crafting And Turtle Feeding In JW Marriott Phuket

Crafting And Turtle Feeding In JW Marriott Phuket

 

We are not feeding the turtle with seaweeds. These are expensive stuff! Everyone will get to feed the turtle with food pellets.

 

Crafting And Turtle Feeding In JW Marriott Phuket

 

Playing in the Kid’s Pavilion, attending in-house lessons and watching the baby turtle were not just a memorable experience for the children, but parents too. Personally, I like the children activities because the instructors were professional, creative and patient. The Turtle Feeding Time was a good exposure, but due to the large crowd, we did not manage to feed turtle.

 

Address of my stay
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
231 Moo 3 Mai Khao
Talang, Phuket
83110, Thailand

Web: http://www.marriott.com

 

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A Day’s Trip In Phuket Town

A Day’s Trip In Phuket Town

“Dear readers, the transport timetables and pricing breakdown from JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa to Phuket Town will be shown at the end of this post.”

After our morning walk and sand playing by the beach, we headed back to our resort and get ready for our 10:30am shuttle bus to Phuket Town. The journey from JW Marriott Resort & Spa to our destination takes about 45 minutes. Despite it was quite a bumpy ride, there wasn’t any traffic jams. The shuttle bus dropped us outside a small office called VIG Shuttle Bus Center. Right at the entrance, the staffs from VIG approached and introduced us to the attractions of Phuket Town and what were our expectations. As we are total noobs on jaywalking in Phuket, we decided to take up their taxi service which cost us 1000 Thai Baht ($40 SGD) per vehicle. Glad to say our driver speaks English pretty well and he assured us that we will not miss our 4pm bus back to resort.

 

1. Khao Rang Hill View Point

We started off driving up hill to the Khao Rang Hill View Point, or Phuket City View Point, from the shuttle bus center. Within 15 minutes, we reached this quaint area which has a good city landscape view of Phuket. What’s more, with the heavily nested trees surroundings, you can easily spot monkeys resting on the branches. Just remember, no feeding of monkeys are allowed.

 

Exploring Phuket Town

Exploring Phuket Town

Exploring Phuket Town

 

Address of my visit
Khao Rang Hill View Point
Mueang Phuket District, Phuket, Thailand

 

2. Wat Khao Rang

Just 5 minutes down the Khao Rang hill, you can get to see the Wat Khao Rang situated on the slope. This is a Buddhist temple with a large golden sitting Buddha. The golden Buddha is first of it’s kind in Phuket, making it one of the favorite temples in Phuket’s travel itinerary. Peaceful and rich in Thailand’s heritage, the sculptures and artworks like murals shows the strong faith of Buddhism in Thailand. Just remember when entering the temple, please take off your shoes and do not touch anything inside.

 

Exploring Phuket Town

Exploring Phuket Town

Exploring Phuket Town

 

Address of my visit
Wat Khao Rang
Wichit Subdistrict, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand

Opening hours
Daily from about 8:00am to late afternoon

 

3. Methee Phuket Co. Ltd.(Cashew Nuts Factory)

Next up, we traveled down to the first cashew nut factory in Phuket called Methee. This mega store sells lots of different flavored cashew nuts like tom yam, chocolate and coffee. Free sampling are available for cashew nuts lovers. There are also many other local snacks like durian chips, banana chips and chocolate wafers. Despite it’s claim as a cashew nut factory, there wasn’t any cashew nuts preparation for the visitors to take a sneak peek. That was quite a letdown, but we still get to sample lots of different flavored cashew nuts.

 

Exploring Phuket Town

Exploring Phuket Town

 

Address of my visit
Methee Phuket Co. Ltd.(Cashew Nuts Factory)
26/ 3 Surin Road, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand

 

4. Kopitiam by Wilai

As the skies were pouring and it was already 1:30pm, we went to Kopitiam by Wilai located at Thalang Road for our lunch. Housed within the historical colonial shophouses in Phuket Town, this Thai cafe was consistently rated the best in the taste of authenticity of Thai cuisine. With the photographs of old Phuket Town hanging on the walls, the decorations within this cafe is somehow classic and oriental.

 

Exploring Phuket Town

Exploring Phuket Town

 

In Kopitiam by Wilai’s food menu, they serves traditional Thai and Thai-Chinese cuisines at reasonable prices ranging 20 to 140 Thai Baht ($0.80 SGD to $5.50 SGD). The beverages menu ranges between 30 to 50 Thai Baht ($1.20 SGD to $2 SGD). The desserts prices ranges between 50 Thai Baht to 120 Thai Baht ($2 SGD to $5 SGD). To get started, we got ourselves the traditional Thai iced milk tea (40 Thai Baht = $1.50 SGD) to soothe our throats. Refreshing and not too sweet, the Thai iced milk tea was decent enough.

 

Exploring Phuket Town

 

We have also ordered the Kaeng Khiew Wan, which is commonly known as Thai Green Curry. With our requirement of medium spicy, this bowl of spicy and creamy green curry cost 120 Thai Baht ($4.80 SGD). On our first taste, the fragrance of the spices was totally savory and there were generous large chunks of chicken meat.

 

Exploring Phuket Town

 

Let’s welcome my favorite Thai “street food”, the Pad Thai (70 Thai Baht = $2.70 SGD). I will never give this stir fried rice noodles a miss because I love that hint of tamarind taste, fish sauce and lime. On my plate, the rice noodles are not overly oiled, there was well-balance in flavors and most of important of all, the prawns were fresh.

 

Exploring Phuket Town

 

This is probably the most iconic dessert in Thailand, the Mango Sticky Rice with Coconut Ice-cream (120 Thai Baht = $4.70 SGD). Totally irresistible, the sticky rice gave a chewy mouthfeel that keeps me putting them into my mouth non-stop. Usually, there will be coconut milk served on the dessert side which is to be poured over the sticky rice. In Kopitiam by Wilai, there is a fusion between tradition and modern for this sweet delight.

 

Exploring Phuket Town

Exploring Phuket Town

 

I bet Kayden had a very satisfying lunch in Kopitam by Wilai.

 

Exploring Phuket Town

 

I have to conclude that my Phuket Town driver’s food recommendation was correct. The lunch that we had in Kopitiam by Wilai were delicious and so much affordable as compared to the resort. It is a worth to dine cafe if you were to visit Phuket Town.

Address of my visit
Kopitiam by Wilai
18 Talang Road, Amphoe Muang Phuket, Phuket, Thailand 83000

Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:00am to 10:00pm

Web: https://www.facebook.com/kopitiambywilai

 

In Phuket Town, spending about four hours like us is definitely not enough to enjoy the food culture and Thailand’s cultural heritage. Staying two to three days in the Phuket Town will be good to enjoy some shopping of local fashion apparels and tasting their local street foods. As for families with children, I would highly recommend you to either book a taxi or rent a car when traveling within Phuket Town. I will not recommend jaywalking on roads due to safety reasons.

Planning to stay in JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa? Here are the pricing and timetable listings to the Phuket Town.

 

Exploring Phuket Town

Exploring Phuket Town

 

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Nutty Chocolate Oat Bars

Nutty Chocolate Oat Bars

Among all my bakes posted in my blog, this is probably the best and tastiest pastry I ever made out of my kitchen. I want to create an easy “no bake” pastry which can be pinch between my finger and thumb, after which I can lick up the chocolates on them. Did I say chocolates? Well, that sounds pure mood elevator.

Naming this recipe Nutty Chocolate Oat Bars, these small bite bars are made up of Quaker Rolled Oats and mixed nuts like walnuts, pistachios and cashew nuts. Trust me, this quick bite will definitely makes you open up your mouth and say “Ahhhh…”.

 

Serving size: 24 pieces
Preparation and Cooking time: 4 hours

Ingredients:
1. 1 cup of Quakers Rolled Oats
2. 1/2 cup of peanut butter
3. 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
4. 1/4 cup of mixed nuts
5. 1/4 cup of raisins
6. 4oz of semi-sweet chocolate
7. 40ml of honey
8. 1/4 teaspoon of salt

 

Directions
1. Place the mixed nuts onto a baking tray and allow them to be lightly toasted for 20 minutes at 120 degree Celsius. Set it aside to cool when done.

2. Add the unsalted butter, honey and peanut butter into a large mixing bowl and heat them up under low flame. Stir gently until the butter has melted. Turn off the flame when the batter is well mixed.

3. Add the chocolate into the batter and continue to stir until dissolve.

4. Add in the rolled oats and mixed nuts into the batter and mix them well until fully coated.

5. Using a baking sheet and a large tray, put the oats mixture on the tray, spread them evenly and put it into the fridge for at least 3 hours.

6. Slice and serve the Nutty Chocolate Oat Bars.

 

Nutty Chocolate Oat Bars

Nutty Chocolate Oat Bars

Nutty Chocolate Oat Bars

Nutty Chocolate Oat Bars

Nutty Chocolate Oat Bars

 

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Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

Starting our second day early in Phuket, the first plan we had was to take a morning stroll on the beach and visit the Phuket Town in the late morning. Feeling excited with the sunny morning, we first headed down to the reception counter in the resort to book the 10:30am shuttle bus. This shuttle bus ride can accommodate up to 11 people and will leave Phuket Town at 4:00pm. For a one way bus ticket, it cost 250 Thai Baht ($10 SGD) per person and 500 Thai Baht ($20 SGD) for a two way trip. There is no need to pay cash upfront as the resort will charge the payments to the room’s credit card. After our booking was completed, we were ready to have our morning breakfast in JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa.

Opened at 8am, there are two restaurants available for morning buffet, they are Marriott Cafe and Cucina Restaurant. Cucina Restaurant was where we went for our Italian lunch on the first day, so we decided to visit Marriott Cafe instead. For the morning buffet prices per person, Marriott Cafe cost 750 Thai Baht ($30 SGD) and Cucina Restaurant cost 690 Thai Baht ($27 SGD). Don’t worry about the buffet spread as both restaurants serve almost the same selections. Since we had our stays in the resort, this morning buffet package was free.

The Marriott Cafe has an indoor and outdoor dining areas. If the skies are sunny, I would highly recommend you to take the outdoor area because of the beautiful sea view and clear blue skies. As for the food selections, you will get to enjoy fresh and exotic breakfast fruits like jackfruits, rambutans and mangoes. Freshly blend smoothies are also available for consumption. From breakfast cereals, Chinese dim sums, porridge and pastries, I have nothing to complain about JW Marriott Phuket’s breakfast buffet.

 

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

 

After our morning breakfast, we headed down to beach and along the way, we got a huge surprise. We saw tadpoles swimming in the pond and they got us really excited. After spending 5 minutes explaining to Kayden about the life cycle of a frog, we walked down to the sandy beach for a closer look of the strong tidal waves and sea shells collecting.

 

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

 

The sea breeze was really strong. Kayden got excited playing with the sand and he kept shouting “Starfish, where are you?! Starfish!” Kayden even wrote his alphabets on the sand!

 

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

 

I have never got so close to such a huge sea waves before in my entire life. When the strong waves of waters brushed across my feet, the cold sea waters made my feet felt soapy and the white sea foams stayed on my feet for 5 minutes before it disappears.

It was a totally lovely morning with no monsoon rain. We have fun and getting ready for our next adventure …. the Phuket Town.

 

Morning By The Beach in JW Marriott Phuket

 

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(Giveaway Post) Baked Oat Rice With Chicken Chunks

(Giveaway Post) Baked Oat Rice With Chicken Chunks

As a full time working Dad, thinking about “what’s for dinner tonight” is often a tied-up situation. Probably ordering takeaways is the best solution for working adults and busy parents like myself. In fact, I am often stuck in the decision of choosing an easier or a healthier option for my family’s meal. Of course, cooking at home is definitely a healthier way of living where I have control on the amount of condiments and ingredients used in my dishes. Washing up the dishes? Yup, that’s a hassle. I used to think that it is never easy to come out with recipes which are a combination of easy, healthy, delicious and less-laborious after a day at work. Glad to say, I found Quaker.

Many people know that oats is a health food, which aids our digestion system and lowers our blood sugar. Often, we have them the old fashioned way: Cook them into a pot of boiling water for about 20 minutes, topped with some fresh cut fruits and enjoy them in a bowl. By being culinary creative enough, cooking of oats can be revolutionized.

I will be using two different types of Quaker oats to create my own recipe of baked rice. This in return will give a nutty flavor and packed with healthy fibers. Now, allow me to introduce to you my Baked Oat Rice With Chicken Chunks.

 

Serving size: 3 persons
Preparation and Cooking time: 75 minutes

Ingredients:
1. 2 cups of white rice
2. 1/2 cup of Quaker Oats For Rice
3. 1 piece of boneless chicken chop
4. 1 medium onion
5. 1 clove of garlic
6. 1 large broccoli
7. 1 large sweet corn
8. 2 eggs
9. 150 grams of grated mozzarella cheese
10. 600 ml of water
11. 1 teaspoon of oil for pan frying
12. 1 teaspoon of oil for fried grains
13. 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
14. 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
15. 1/2 cup of pasta baked sauce

 

Directions
1. Wash the rice clean and add in the Quaker Oats For Rice into the cooking pot. Add water and allow the grains to be fully cook in the rice cooker. When the grains are cooked, allow it to cool by removing the lid.

2. Wash and dice the chicken into large chucks. Using a bowl, marinate them with pepper and soy sauce. Set it aside in the fridge for 30 minutes.

3. Dice the onion and garlic into fine chops. Set it aside in a bowl.

4. Wash and cut the broccoli. Allow them to boil for 3 to 5 minutes. Drain them out and set it aside to cool.

5. Wash and boil the corn for 15 minutes, drain it and set it aside to cool. After which, use a knife to cut out the corn kernels.

6. Remove the marinated chicken chunks from the fridge and coat them well with egg white, follow by covering the Quaker Rolled Oats on them.

7. Set the flame and add the cooking oil into the frying pan. Allow the oil to be heated up and pan fry the marinated chicken chucks until cooked. Set aside the cooked chicken onto a clean plate. Scoop up the leftover oats on the pan and topped it over the granted mozzarella cheese later in step 10.

8. Add the cooking oil into the frying pan and stir fry the chops of onions and garlics. Turning slightly brown, add in the cooked grains, corn kernels, egg and pasta sauce into the pan. Stir fry well.

9. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius.

10. Add in the fried grains, boiled broccoli and pan fried chicken chucks into a large bakeware. Topped the ingredients with grated mozzarella cheese and allow the ingredients to bake for 20 minutes.

11. Served while hot to enjoy the cheesy baked rice with rich nutty flavors.

 

Baked Oat Rice With Chicken Chunks

Baked Oat Rice With Chicken Chunks

Baked Oat Rice With Chicken Chunks

Baked Oat Rice With Chicken Chunks

Baked Oat Rice With Chicken Chunks

Baked Oat Rice With Chicken Chunks

 

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JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

Sawasdee Krab! I am very excited to bring my family to the Phuket province, the largest island in Thailand for our mid-year travel. The western part of Phuket is the main beach attraction and glad to say my resort, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, is located at Mai Khao beach. Naming this beach the Airport Beach, traveling from Phuket International Airport to my resort takes about 25 minutes by car.

Waking up early to catch our 8:30am flight, the flight from Singapore to Phuket takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. The flight was smooth and Kayden was enjoying himself with his scrapbook drawing and viewing of the white fluffy clouds outside the aeroplane. Upon reaching the airport, the morning skies were raining in Phuket. Unfortunately, the months of July to October in Phuket is the monsoon season. Nevertheless, I hope to catch some sunshine days during my family’s holiday.

 

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

 

We have hired a car from PhuketShuttle.com to transport us from Phuket International Airport to JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa. Booking online, this transport service cost us 650 Thai Baht, while our resort charge us 1500 Thai Baht. We have saved half the price! Meeting us at TMB Money Exchange, it is professional to see their staff wearing PhuketShuttle’s uniform and holding my name written on paper. During my journey to the resort, a lady named Laura from PhuketShuttle contacted me through the driver’s phone and welcomed me to Phuket. She shared with me their tour packages at a competitive rate against the hotels. Laura wasn’t pushy at all but I rejected her offers because my wife and myself have made plans for this trip.

Our five star resort, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, is located along Mai Khao Beach and adjacent to the Sirinath Marine National Park. Along this coastal zone, there are other luxurious resorts such as Anatara Villas, Renaissance Resort & Spa and Marriott Vacation Club. This area is also a protected sea spot for turtle nesting. With a 17km beach and 11 restaurants, the JW Marriott has a lot of in-house activities planned weekly and facilities for their customers.

Reaching our holiday resort at 10:15am, the service staffs welcomed us with icy cold towels and refreshing glasses of iced lime water. The drinks were totally delicious! It was kind of them to hand us our Deluxe Sea View Room by 11:40am instead of 2pm. With the Phuket’s skies still drizzling, there is nowhere we could go but to explore this unique Thai-designed five star resort as well as browsing through their activity timetable for kids and families.

 

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

 

Soon after booking our in-house activities for the stay at the counter, our room is ready. There is a balcony which we can enjoy the sunset seaview, two comfortable 3-fold Thai mats to enjoy the slow motions of the swaying trees, a King sized bed and a large bathtub. On complimentary, the toiletries were by Aromatherapy Associates, which uses essential oils from lavender, ylang ylang and rosemary. I prefer floor tiles in the room because it is much easier to maintain it’s cleanliness.

 

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

 

Heading off for our lunch, we decided to try Cucina. This Italian restaurant serves authentic Italian food for lunch and dinner, while in the morning, Cucina is one of the breakfast buffet dining restaurant.

On an overview of their food menu, a freshly baked thin crust pizza with eight slices is priced about 420 Thai Baht to 580 Thai Baht ($16 SGD to $22 SGD). A bowl of insalata, or salad, is priced 350 Thai Baht ($13 SGD) and pasta is priced 500 Thai Baht to 680 Thai Baht ($19 SGD to $26 SGD). Are the food pricing expensive? Yes it is.

Before our food is being served, the waitress served us the 1 liter Acqua Panna Natural Spring Water which cost 210 Thai Baht ($8 SGD). Well, you can actually get the same water in the supermarket for $4 SGD. Expensive stuff! On complimentary, we are served with an Italian focaccia bread with rock salt and drizzled olive oil on top. Tasted average but sure goes well with rock salt.

 

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

 

Here comes my Pizza Prosciutto Crudo (580 Thai Baht = $22 SGD). Thinly crusted, this Italian pizza is topped with thin shaved dry-cured ham, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and rocket leaves. The pizza was very flavorful and tasty. Eaten together with the rocket leaves, the pizza slice tasted fresh with a hint of bitterness.

 

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

 

Priced at 630 Thai Baht ($24 SGD), my bowl of Spaghetti Alla Carbonara can served well for two. Slightly saltish, the spaghetti is served with creamy sauce, sautéed bacon and diced egg. A nicely done pasta dish.

 

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

 

With the Cucina’s chef recommendation, this is the Tiramisu (380 Thai Baht = $15 SGD). Kept in a glass jar, this no baked dessert has a strong alcoholic aftertaste and a hint of coffee. Moist and soft, this dessert is average.

 

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

 

Cucina Italian restaurant in JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa is a good ambience restaurant for diners looking for comfortable dining experience. The food served are above average but the prices are expensive. If you will be coming to this Phuket resort, you can give this restaurant a try to enjoy the ambience with good hospitality.

For quick snacks and basic needs, you can visit the Siam Deli located in level 1 of the resort. Siam Deli offers affordable food such as Indian cuisines, Thai cuisines and sandwiches.

 

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

JW Marriott Phuket And Cucina Dining

 

If you are planning to do some quick shopping, there is a Turtle Village nearby with just 5 minutes of walk. This small shopping area has a supermarket, fashion outlets like Paul Frank and Esprit as well as restaurants like Swenson’s and Thai Express. You can also take the free shuttle bus to get there.

 

Address of my stay
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
231 Moo 3 Mai Khao
Talang, Phuket
83110, Thailand

Web: http://www.marriott.com

 

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