After the craziest drive from Singapore to Phuket (Read about it here), we arrived at Tri Trang Beach Resort. It is just a 10 minute drive from the famous and bustling Patong Beach which means you get the calm and quiet.
How did we enjoy a beach resort with a 3 month old?
Phuket like most South-East Asian beach resorts don't have advanced public transport like large cities. If you are able, rent a car! If you are adventurous, drive to Phuket from Singapore! We were so thankful we didn't have to haggle with Tuk Tuk/Taxi drivers on the road side and worry about finding a taxi to get around Phuket. If you have a child in toll, DON'T EXPECT to get a good bargain. The drivers know you NEED them. Having your own transport will make the trip far more enjoyable! We were able to venture beyond the resort, visited places like Promthep Cape and enjoyed delicious food outside of Patong Beach.
Get ENOUGH REST! It is very easy to come back from a vacation needing another one because we tire ourselves out with too many activities! We spent the first day sleeping and watching tv, taking our minds off work. Take time to get organised and sort out all the baby stuff like washing towels, sterilising bottles and boiling water. Matthias was being himself, doing what a 3 month old baby does best: Eat, sleep, poop, repeat! We had the luxury of bringing his mattress in the car boot and that meant he slept with no issues!
Enjoy the pool with your little one! Make sure you get that sunblock on for everyone! Babies at 3 month old can enjoy the pool with a neck float! Make sure you don't forget swimming diapers for your little one! You don't want ordinary diapers to leak poo poo in the pool!!! We only took a stroll at the beach and enjoyed the wonderful views
If you are from the 4th most expensive city in the world - Singapore, you know that baby formula is priced exorbitantly. An average price for a 1kg can of milk costs between $40-60 Singapore dollars (USD 30-45). Visit a local supermarket away from the tourist areas if you are able to drive. You can get baby formula at almost half the price in Thailand! We bought a 6 months supply and saved quite a bit! Who doesn't enjoy a bargain?
Vincent & Debra Kwan, Founders of Hiro & Jack and stay-at-home parents with the odd life.