Seven nights in Thailand, three locations; Krabi, Koh Samui and Bangkok. Take me back!!

Beach essentials

Some of my pool and beach essentials

My essentials for lazing by the pool or baking on a deserted beach included; a polka dot bikini, my Miu Miu sunglasses, a snorkel, my C&M Varsity Cap and of course my laptop and iPhone (I have a serious addiction to both of them), along with a cocktail.

Sun Smart with my hats and variety of suncreams

Got to be sunsmart these days. There is nothing healthy about a tan!!

Sun protection – I am very pedantic about applying sun block. Coming from Australia, I am all too familiar with the risks associated with tanning. These days I prefer to tan with either a tan in a can or a spray tan. My boyfriend thinks I am a little nutty, but I would rather be overly cautious than burn.

While sun baking and sitting by the pool bar I used an invisible 30+ high strength, waterproof Nivea sun block. It comes in a spray bottle, which means it is easier to apply and its non greasy (no excuses to not cream up now). I use it all over my body, even my face. I also wear a hat.

For shopping on those overcast days in Koh Samui, I still applied 30+ to any exposed parts of my body. On my face I applied my Laura Mercier 20+ tinted moisturiser, then patted it down with a light MAC Cosmetics mineralised 15+ powdered foundation. I also incorporated a cute little brimmed hat for extra protection.

Nights out in Thailand
Bar hopping in Koh Samui I wore a Lulu Bare one shoulder frock, Bottega clutch and Walnut Melbourne sandals. Lulu Bare DressLulu Bare one shoulder dress, Walnut Melbourne sandals and Bottega clutch

Sipping cocktails at So Sofitel in Bangkok – My entire outfit (apart from my clutch and shoes) were all purchased for approximately $12 from the Asiatique night market. BARGAIN!My SGD $12 outfit (not including clutch and wedges)Apart from the clutch and the wedges, my outfit came to SGD$12.00

Metropolitan by Como

Metropolitan by COMO & Nahm

Favourite hotel – The Metropolitan by COMO in Bangkok

Favourite restaurantsRockpool in Koh Samui (stunning location and it’s tucked away from the chaos of Chaweng), Eat Me in Bangkok, Nahm in Bangkok

Eat MeEat Me – seriously cool restaurant. Loved the decor

Favourite breakfastRoast in Bangkok. Adorable café in Thonglor.

My Thai Summary
My boyfriend and I loved Krabi, however we did not stay in the thick of things, instead we stayed a couple of hours south of the main areas. We did feel a little isolated and we were restricted to using our resort for absolutely everything (boat trips, dinner, drinks, etc…). However we only stayed there for 3 nights and I would have to admit that it was one of the most stunning places I have ever been too. We island hopped, snorkelled and baked by the pool. It was truly heaven!

Koh Samui is definitely not as pretty as its fellow Thai destination Krabi, however there is a wider selection of resorts, restaurants and activities, especially for those rainy days (and we had a couple of them). We thoroughly enjoyed Koh Samui, for its massages, mani’s and pedi’s and of course the nightlife (which can be a bit sleazy, but great for people watching). We hired a scooter and off we went.

Our ride

Forget about taxis, take a tuk tuk

Bangkok is definitely our new favourite city. It is such an eclectic mix between traditional Thai and the modern, more westernised world. It is gritty and crazy, but incredibly cosmopolitan. There are world class restaurants, bars and shopping, mixed in with markets, street vendors, speedy tailors, ping pong shows and of course tuk tuks.