Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Fun in the sun at Sheraton Krabi Resort

We celebrated our daughter’s 7th birthday recently in Krabi. We booked the Sheraton Krabi Resort as we thought it would be an interesting experience for our daughter to celebrate her birthday with Sheraton’s resident baby elephant.

The drive from Krabi airport to Sheraton took about 30 minutes through quaint little villages framed by limestone cliffs.
Sheraton Krabi is situated on the exclusive Klong Muang Beach. The lobby was wide and airy and affords guests a view of the beautiful sparkling blue sea. We were welcomed with glasses of chilled lemongrass tea and cool towels folded into the shape of a flower.

Our room is located on the E block which is just a short walk from the lobby but we were ushered into a buggy to be taken to our room nevertheless.

The room came with a king-sized bed and a daybed as well as views of the garden and sea and came with all the amenities which I’ve come to associate with Sheraton.

There are two infinity pools at the resort with deck chairs for guests to lounge in. We were there during low season so there were not many guests at the resort which was great for us! I thought the shower stations at the poolside were cute coz the shower head came in the shape of a crab! I especially loved the hammocks at the beach. It’s wonderful to just lie on the hammock and let the sea breeze lull me to sleep!
The beach was very clean and the sand, white and powdery. The waters were clean and clear too. There’s a Mandara Spa in the resort for those who likes a relaxing massage during the holidays. As Sheraton is also located in the middle of a mangrove forest we had an interesting time looking for crabs, bats, fireflies and fishes!
We even found a puffer fish which was washed up during high-tide! As always, the Kids Club at Starwood Resorts don’t disappoint. Our daughter had her hair braided by the Kids Club Shift leader, Ms. Panda Areechon who was very friendly and professional. I’ve emailed the hotel ahead that Ashley will be celebrating her birthday there, so they arranged for a nice chocolate cake and presents for her. She was surprised with all the attention and absolutely thrilled! It was her best birthday celebration ever and we have Sheraton to thank for it. I am really glad we chose the Sheraton Krabi Resort for our holiday. It’s one of the best we’ve had!

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