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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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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Debs G
    18 August 2015 at 11:59 AM

    Wow, the resort looks pretty nice, especially that breakfast spread! I have not brought the family to Phuket – should consider going for a short weekend jaunt.

    • Reply
      Soon Koon
      18 August 2015 at 7:22 PM

      You can consider to bring your family to Phuket during December to February. These are the sunny months to head down to the beach.

  • Reply
    Bumble Bee Mum
    18 August 2015 at 1:19 PM

    Tadpoles means there are frogs… I’m not a fan of frogs.. Eeeks! And there were flowers growing on the beach???

    • Reply
      Soon Koon
      18 August 2015 at 7:26 PM

      There are frogs but I am happy to say they did not spring into my room, else my wife will freak out! Hahaha. Yes, there are lovely flowers growing in the beaches. :) Not quite sure if they are planted by people.

  • Reply
    Phoebe
    18 August 2015 at 4:41 PM

    Have never been to Phuket and always ponder when will be the time to go.. The beaches seems clear and surroundings looked serene… I wish I can have my holiday soon

    • Reply
      Soon Koon
      18 August 2015 at 7:29 PM

      You can bring your kids there during the sunny months from December to February. Due to the blooming tourism industry in Phuket, this place is an English speaking province so communication is easy.

  • Reply
    mumseword
    18 August 2015 at 4:44 PM

    Kayden looks so happy walking down the beach!! Lovely shot with the foot prints!!

    • Reply
      Soon Koon
      18 August 2015 at 7:31 PM

      Thanks! He loves to play with the sand but kinda irritates him when his shoes are filled with sand. :P

  • Reply
    Waiwai
    18 August 2015 at 8:01 PM

    Lovely photos of your boy at the beach! I would say that the presence of tadpoles = growing into frogs make me think twice about going there, haha!

    • Reply
      Soon Koon
      19 August 2015 at 7:59 AM

      Hahaha. Luckily I stayed on the 3rd floor. Imagine if I were to stay on the 1st floor and a frog hops in, guess my wife will freak out!

  • Reply
    Angie.S
    19 August 2015 at 7:51 AM

    Love the photos you took of the flowers and the beach. We self-drove in Phuket few years back and will be returning this September. Can’t wait :D

    • Reply
      Soon Koon
      19 August 2015 at 8:04 AM

      Self drive? That’s so nice. Too bad my driving skills are too rusty, else I would consider that option too. September? Hmm … You might want to check out the season as it might be still on the monsoon months.

  • Reply
    finallymama
    19 August 2015 at 8:27 AM

    I remember visiting that Marriott for a time share talk, haha. There wide spaces and beaches really stand out compared to the southern parts of Phuket. Did you manage to see any turtles?

    • Reply
      Soon Koon
      19 August 2015 at 10:03 AM

      We did not see any turtles on the beach, but we did went to attend the turtle feeding session, which I will post later. :)

  • Reply
    Andy Lee
    19 August 2015 at 9:00 AM

    I am sure the tadpoles and waves are a good distraction for Kayden :)
    About waves, the beaches facing Andaman sea (towards Indian Ocean) are especially strong, and although the waves might look mild, the current at knee-level can easily make us lose our balance.

    cheers, Andy
    (SengkangBabies)

    • Reply
      Soon Koon
      19 August 2015 at 10:01 AM

      This is Kayden’s first time seeing real life tadpoles. He totally loves it.

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