Some jobs have great perks. Mine doesn’t. My wife’s does. Cheap or even ocassionaly free trips are one of the big pluses of her working in travel.
She recently won a couple of nights free accomodation in Thailand. While she has been there previously, I haven’t, so we decided to do a quick trip to Phuket via Bangkok.
We stayed at the JW Marriott north of the airport for the first couple of days, lounging around by the pool. Then it was down to Patong where we stayed at Merlin Beach.
We did a day trip around the island seeing Old Phuket Town, Kata Beach, Promthep Cape and the Big Buddha among a few other stops.
Every evening we were spoilt with amazing sunsets. Not sure how they do it, but they put on a good show!
Some great food, awesome cocktails (love the Thai mojitos) and fantastic scenery – especially out on Phi Phi Island.