Though it may make some well up with disdain, I can't help but share the awesomeness of our hotel bungalow at the Sofitel. We've kept the budget pretty practical...but decided to stay here in the lap-o-luxury for a few nights before heading back to the United States, where we will have to reacquaint our noses with the grindstone.
This bungalow on the beach has its own pool and an outdoor bathtub filled with frangipane flowers. It also comes decked out with daily replenished fresh fruit and orange juice, plus a license for hedonism!
I've spent a lot of time by our pool reading and having a swell time. We've eaten really well - from mushroom soup to die for from the italian spot down the street, to the real good and real cheap local food restaurants which can be found by the dozens down many a charming street in this popular beach town south of Bangkok.
I don't really want to think about going home : (