A late night departure out of Dubai. It’s very rare for me to depart at 11pm which made a change but it was a short five hours and twenty minutes over to Phuket International Airport. Landing in the early morning, we made our way across to the hotel and I slept for a few hours before I ventured out of the hotel.
I decided to call for a massage and a facial. It’s hard to resist in Thailand when it’s so cheap. It cost me just £15 for an hours massage and an hours facial.
I then dashed back to the hotel to meet the crew as we’d arranged to head out for dinner. I’d seen a crew member recommend a restaurant called The Three Monkeys on a crew layover tips page and I completely understand why…
We jumped in a taxi and the six of us headed over to the restaurant. We walked out to the sun beginning to set to see a treehouse styled restaurant against the back drop of the jungle with an open aired view out towards the city. It was an absolutely an amazing restaurant and I was so happy that I’d seen this recommendation online.
We were sat at a Japanese styled table where we were sat on cushions on the floor with a low rise table. We grabbed some drinks and got looking at the menu struggling to decide from the huge choice of Thai and Japanese dishes.
The view surrounding us was amazing, you could hear the buzz of the night time in the lush green jungle back drop behind us, yet we were also being serenaded by the singer that was performing there in the evening. Dante even got up and did a duet of Shallow from A Star Is Born at one point!
I went for a favourite local dish of mine to start with. Prawn Tom Yum soup with a bottle of Singha beer.
Then for main I opted for the shrimp and tofu pad Thai.
For desert I was in a pickle. If you read my blog you’ll know that I have a serious love for mango sticky rice. But there was something else catching my attention. It was caramelised bananas with homemade coconut ice cream and fresh coconut meat. Myself and one of the other girls Marija decided to share half and half and oh my goodness. This coconut ice cream was INCREDIBLE. I don’t know if I’m ever going to stop thinking about this ice cream, EVER.
After the food, I had a little wander round this restaurant as it was so much bigger than just the canopy which we were sat under. They even had stretched hammocks built into the floor which over hanged the deck filled with cushions. It would be the perfect spot for sunset drinks, I wish we’d have managed to come sooner!
All in all, the food was amazing, the restaurant setting was perfect and it was the ideal end to a relaxing trip in Thailand. If you’re ever in Phuket I highly recommend this restaurant for a perfect dinner setting with a view for a bargain price. I paid £15 for a drink and three courses, what more could you want?
We headed back to the hotel and went to bed ready for the early morning wake up call back to Dubai. I thought I would sleep from 10pm right through til 6am, but I woke up at 3am ravenous, so I ordered some room service and had a leisurely morning relaxing before the six and a half hour flight back to Dubai.
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