Candlelit dinner in Krabi, Thailand! The Srisuksant resort
I was in the middle of planning my trip to Asia when I received a dinner invitation from a prestigious hotel restaurant in Krabi, Thailand.
Let’s go a step back. I went on a long-haul trip to Asia for both business and pleasure. I traveled to Thailand, China and Malaysia, if you want to know more you can read ‘Asia: my travel itinerary | Thailand, China and Malaysia’.
A SPECIAL INVITATION FROM A RESTAURANT HOTEL IN KRABI
I can hear you saying “How did you get an invitation from a restaurant on the other side of the world?”. Fair question! Well, if you know a little bit about me, you’ll know that I’m a travel blogger and my work consists of promoting destinations. Once again, I suggest you read one of my articles ‘How to become a travel blogger’. Who knows, maybe, one day we’ll be colleagues! 🙂
The Srisuksant Resort is located on the coast of Ao-Nang, with only a road separating it from the sea. I received the invitation to stay at this hotel but having already accepted another offer from a different resort (not far from here either) I had to decline and accept a dinner-only invitation.
The reception was excellent. The director of the hotel waited for me together with the VP of marketing, with whom I had several contacts in the previous weeks.
The hotel had set up for us a table by the pool, which was incredibly romantic at night.
Of course, this can be arranged for guests of the hotel and visitors alike, either for dinner or lunch al fresco (if you don’t mind the heat).
Even though I have visited many hotels, I never get used to the idea that someone took the time to make everything so perfect and unforgettable.
Let’s get started then and what better way to do it than with a fruit cocktail? 🙂
CREATIVE THAI CUISINE
Those who have been following me for a long time know that I love the pad thai, a Thai specialty. I had hoped to try it at this restaurant too but I didn’t. Instead, I tried other specialties I had never heard about before:
- Coconut yogourt soup with fish, ginger, mushrooms and vegetables. Very good, I would have gladly eaten more;
- Spring rolls with curry and prawns, grilled grouper and salad rolls with yogurt and grilled vegetables;
- Soy noodles with oven-cooked grouper and sauce;
- Boiled and grilled fish, but I did not like it at all;
- Fruit (mango, pineapple and watermelon), certainly the most typical way to end a Thai dinner. I tried as much tropical fruit but some fruits have totally different flavors from native to Italy, making it difficult to appreciate it all.
Aside from the hospitality and the skills of the chef, it was great to visit the hotel as well.
There are many rooms to choose from, the most beautiful have private access to the large pool and loungers on their private terrace. This is a typical feature of the resorts in Thailand: almost all of them provide direct access to superior rooms to ensure an unforgettable stay.
I prefer to call it a residence rather than a resort because it has a village feel, where everyone, from the youngest to the eldest, can dedicate some time to their pastimes.
The restaurants, bars, billiard room and playroom, the larger pool and the more private one, everything seems to be tailored to the guests’ needs. Even though the hotel is very close to the beach, the atmosphere is so nice and inviting that many guests prefer to spend time by at the resort by the pool.
Official website: www.srisuksantresort.com
A big ‘thank you’ to the Srisuksant Resort Krabi for the invitation and hospitality.
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