Club Med Phuket (Part 3) – final
Day 3 in Club Med Phuket. This was my last night here.
My morning started with a cooking demo in the new Chu Da restaurant with a Thai lantern festival themed design. Offering both air-conditioned and al fresco seating, the 98-seater Specialty Restaurant looks over the new Zen pool and the ocean. (The restaurant opens for late lunch and a la carte dinner.)
The restaurant will often hold cooking demo for the guests to learn some simple traditional Thai dishes.
That day, we learnt how to prepare Green Papaya Salad. This is an appetising salad also known as “Som Tam” where it is traditionally eaten with sticky rice.
200g Green papaya, grated
20g Cherry tomatoes, halved
20g Red onion, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tsp Dried shrimps
1 Red Chilli, sliced
1 Handful of Thai or lemon basil, chopped
1. Soak dried shrimps in warm water for about 20 minutes till softened. Drain and set aside.
2. Place green papapya, tomatoes, red onion, garlic, red chilli, dried shrimps and Thai basil in a large mixing bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, prepare the dressing b mixing the lime juice with olive oil and fish sauce to taste.
4. Pour dressing into the mixing bowl and toss well. Serve immediately.
Ta-dah! Here’s a beautiful plate of Green Papaya Salad against the background of the zen pool.
Next, I had a nice masasge at the CLUB MED SPA BY PAYOT*.
The new Club Med Spa by Payot is set in a Zen garden, where couples and singles can enjoy a wide selection of treatments using products from French luxury brand, Payot.
To further deepen an overall equilibrium of wellness, the resort is now also offering Yoga sessions conducted by Mobeen, one of the very talented G.O.!
Today, we decided to travel out of Club Med and explore the little Phuket.
We actually wanted to take a walk outside the resort but realised there wasn’t anything much we can shop.
So we took a tuk tuk (around 400 baht) to Patong Beach, which is around 20 minutes!
We alighted at Jungceylon Shopping Mall. It was lunch time by then so we headed for lunch first before doing our shopping. The eatery we went didn’t have Tom Yam soup that day but one of our travel mates was craving very much for Tom Yam soup, so the kind owner decided to cook 3 bowls of Tom Yam Soup especially for us.
The clothes here are reall cheap. I believe Bangkok has more designs and even cheaper ones. I must visit Bangkok soon!
After about 30 minutes walk + shopping, we finally reached the Patong Beach!
This is the main tourist resort in Phuket and of course, it was flooded with many many tourists, especially caucasians.
Look, you can do para-sailing too!
After many hours of walking and shopping, we are back to Club Med and we headed for a cheap and super good foot massage just outside the resort. Highly recommended, but I forgotten the name. (it starts with letter M)
A tranquil evening is best spent at the beach of course.
Enjoying the last sunset in Club Med Phuket before I go home tomorrow.
In the evening, there was a cocktail reception at the Mini Club.
Parents with young kids aged 4 to 10 will love Mini Club. There are art workshops, story telling, photography workshops etc catered specially for children.
And after dinner, we are went to the night market outside Club Med to get a pancake!
Actually, they are just roti prata with different toppings such as nutella, banana etc. Each one costs around 40 baht.
At night, we caught the spectacular circus show performed by Club Med’s talented G.O.s. Club Med was the first to start a circus show for holidaymakers!
The circus show at Club Med Phuket incorporates music, lights and dance is a popular favorite amongst guests of Club Med.
Thank you G.O.s for all the wonderful memories.
This marks the end of my stay in Club Med Phuket. I enjoyed my days here at this lovely place. And I am now looking to go for my next Club Med destination.
I hope you guys have enjoyed all my Club Med posts!