About a week after returning home from Sri Lanka, we headed off to Phuket, Thailand for some much needed rest and relaxation. While we did go kayaking, boating, diving, and sightseeing to some of the nearby islands, the reality of this trip was that we didn't leave the hotel as much as we would normally do on a holiday. And if you saw the hotel in person, you'd understand why. The resort had it's own private beach and 3 restaurants / bars. We had a room with a private yard and private pool overlooking a lagoon filled with wildlife and all kinds of exotic tropical plants. Let me repeat, a private pool at a hotel. Well, needless to say, we had no reason or desire to leave.