March 19-24, 2007

Last March, I attended a conference in Phuket along with the entire member of the Business and Consumer Insights Group of The Coca-Cola Export Corporation. It was a 5.5 hour flight via Singapore. By the time we reached our hotel, it was nearly 10pm, we were tired and hungry.

We were privileged to stay at the Le Meridien Phuket, a beautiful hotel with its own private cove. The restaurants serve mouth-watering dishes which we first discovered the evening we arrived. Unfotunately, we had a very hectic schedule which greatly limited opportunities to explore the beach. All pictures were taken either at sun down or evening. Sigh.

We were able to venture out on two nights and I must say that there’s not much to see anyway. That is unless you favor watching women, or men who looked like women, or men dressed as women but who really looked like men (get it?), take off their clothes on a dark platform.

And the famous Patong Beach? Obviously, the people who made it famous have not been to the Philippine beaches. It pales in comparison with our very own Boracay, Bohol and even the beaches in Cebu.

I’m just glad we were tucked in a very quiet location at Le Meridien. I also loved the food in our hotel and in the two restaurants we dined in – 360 degrees and Joe’s Downstairs. Lastly, the massage at the hotel Spa capped our stay. The expert kneading of their therapists lulled me to sleep. It felt so good I almost didn’t want to go back to my room.
Enjoy the pictures!!!

Written by Alby Laran

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  1. Lucy November 12, 2008 at 2:41 am Reply

    Interesting to know.

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