Arrival at Phuket: From Airport to Karon Beach

Our Air Asia flight from Jakarta was delayed for 1 hour, so we arrived at Phuket International airport at 7.30 pm. After the immigration, we went to the Truemove sim card booth which was very crowded. Truemove has many options to choose. The blackberry ('bb') service cost only THB 100 for 3 days and THB 150 for 7 days. We choose the 7 days bb package, and activate our bb at the counter.

We were so glad that Daj picked us up at the airport. We sent him email just one day before we left Jakarta but got no reply from him. He was holding a sign with my name on it. His van is huge for the 4 of us! We were directly transferred to our hotel at Karon. It took about one hour before we finally reach our hotel. Simplitel is a new hotel, Daj had to make two phone calls to the hotel before he could find the hotel:p

We were really impressed with the hotel. Everything looks modern, new and simple. Our room was very spacious and clean. No wonder it has many positive reviews on tripadvisor. A full review of this hotel will be post when I am back from my phuket holiday.

After checking in, we went outside the hotel to find halal food. We only found one stall of banana pancake, and also one indian muslim resto. We tried the banana pancake for THB 50, delicious! Rona tried the indian food, but she was dissappointed with the taste.

That night we met Miss Ladda to pay all of our tour. She came an hour late because of she has many Indonesian guest to meet that night, all staying at Patong. So I was the only one staying at Karon, and that's why she came late after meeting so many Indonesian groups. We paid our Phi Phi island and James Bond Island tour. Ladda said that the pick up on the next morning will be at 8.10 am and we have to be ready by 8 pm at the hotel lobby.

written on May 17, 2012 by @tesyasblog

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