Today is our 3rd day in Ko Samui and we had planned for a spa retreat in the morning and a city tour in the afternoon, using the same van person we had booked on the night of 2nd January while on the bus. However, the spa package was too expensive and we had already done foot massage the night before so it was cancelled.
So we walked out for breakfast, the three of us, Bee, Sau and me
Sau had his favourite coconut santan soup (almost every meal he ordered this!), here he scooped some in smaller bowls for us to share
and of course Pad Thai!
We went back to Marina Villa and I saw the kids enjoying the pool
made the most of the resort and took lots of photos
I took the kids for lunch at the hotel beachside restaurant while the parents went for morning spa at Lamai
right by the restaurant there was this shed with in house Thai massage
look at the intense session of Thai massage! at only 350 baht an hour, full body! of course there was mani and pedi too...
Carol came back from her spa and look at the lovely pool view! there are 2 pools, one facing the sea
Then we are off four our city tour, and first stop is grandfather and grandmother roc (Hin Yai and Hin Ta) but first, we needed to have famous Thai coconut ice cream!!!
most delicious coconut ice cream!!!
and...teng teng teng......Grandmother rock!
Ryan with his grandmother...hehehe
kids on the rocks
Na Muang Waterfall
Wat Khunaram which houses the shrine of the Mummified Monk Luong Prodaeng
he died in 1973 in a seated meditative pose, and in case you are wondering, the sunglasses covers his empty eye sockets!
Short skirts and hot pants are still allowed in this temple.
Next, the ride to the Wharf was so long, everyone fell asleep
The Wharf Samui is a clean, trendy night market for tourists
you can get all sorts of knick knacks
and the girls got some bangles and chokers for themselves
and as souvenirs for friends back home
such a pleasant stroll as it was already evening
next we went to the Wat Phra Yai with a giant 12m tall golden statue of Buddha
atop a small rocky island that can be seen after climbing 62 steps!!!
It is the first landmark visitors see when arriving in Koh Samui by air.
We did not climb the 62 steps, we gave the excuse that our dressing was inappropriate!
Then we went back to Lamai, and tonight we had pasar malam food!!! We waited a long time for this seat!
We had food off the streets and shared it amongst ourselves like the grilled fish above
and satay with lots of salad
then walked around for more food and action!
This says "famous for steaks and ribs"
but there were live dancing with scantily clad girls gyrating round poles on table tops!!!
and Ryan got cornered by a ladyboy!!!
We regretted we did not get to see their cabaret show!!!
While Bee and Sau wondered off on their own, and Ryan had roadside pint with his parents, I took the girls for roadside shopping for more baggy elephant pants!
Yeeha! says Ely with the selfie stick as, at 16 she is the tallest and had the longest arms!! C ya tomorrow!