After we arrived in Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, we got on the van and headed south. We skipped the capital city of Bangkok on our first day in Thailand and instead headed off to Hua Hin, Thailand’s favorite beach resort for more than 70 years before Phuket and Samui were discovered.
Along the way, we got off at a town called Samut Songkhram and had lunch at Baan Amphawa Resort & Spa. The resort is located by the Mae Klong river and each unit is nestled in a lush tropical garden perfect for those looking to avoid Thailand’s mass tourism.
I wanted to immediately crash to the bed when I saw this.
The suite room is made of all wood that gives that really relaxing atmosphere. Outside of this room is a small private pool (more of a cold water dip) that’s perfect for the all year round tropical Thai weather.
The standard room isn’t bad at all too.
We had lunch at the restaurant just beside the Mae Klong river and had traditional Thai food made from freshly caught fish, crabs, prawns (sadly I’m allergic to prawns) and lots of fresh fruits.
~ Mae Klong River ~
This is fried fish with capsicum, spring onions and spicy sauce. I didn’t know that the green small clusters were fresh peppercorns and chewed it. It made me want to jump into the river!
There were other food on the table but it was our first day and I didn’t want to look annoying, taking photos of everything (I became annoying later on). Fresh fruit platter followed. I have never tasted pomelos (the one that looks like a grapefruit) this sweet before!
As for the other fruits on the plate? I guess I wouldn’t be able to eat any watermelon, pineapple and sweet melon in Dubai after I tasted the Thailand varieties! My taste buds were spoilt rotten. Then these new-to-me dessert came: I know they would be jellies but guess what they are made from?
These little darlings are made from the goodness of coconut cream with real coconut meat at the center! With very minimal sugar, it was not just naturally sweet but very fulfilling as well.
I wanted to take a nap after the lunch.
Luckily, we only had a quick tour of the resort before we all hopped into the van again for a 2 hour ride to our hotel in Hua Hin. It’s nap time!