Our Editor whisked away one of her best gals who is getting hitched to Villa Galanga in Krabi
Have you ever had that one girlfriend whom you’ve known your whole life who’s so special that you would do anything for her? Well, this is a post dedicated to that one girl I’ve known since I was seven and how a group of screaming and easily excited women went on an adventure to celebrate their friendship and her last rendezvous as a single gal. (P.s: Nabs, by the time you read this, it’ll be 2 more days to THE DAY!)
Nabilah aka Nabbycat (no prizes for guessing why she calls herself so) is my primary school friend and she’s literally the one girl that I’ve known since I was in pigtails, and it still amazes me that we’re still such great friends fast forward 23 years later! Now, because we all love Nabbycat so much, our group of friends wanted to surprise this beautiful soul with an all girls’ getaway because she’s getting hitched. A secret group chat, and a couple of days later, we set our minds on a beach destination in Krabi, Thailand!
As soon as our tickets were booked, I went on a major villa hunt because I wanted all of us to be together as much as we can (separation anxiety problems) and when I chanced upon Villa Galanga, I was certain that we were going to have the most magical time ever. (For those who have been asking me where this beautiful villa is, read on!)
Villa Galanga is an exclusive private pool villa nestled in a tropical palm plantation, owned by a French – Swiss couple living in the Wine Country, Napa Valley, California, USA. As soon as the gates to the villa opened, we were in awe of how capacious the property is. Our VIP coach drove through a natural road through the shaded plantation and in less than a minute, we arrived at our villa. The space felt like our own private hideaway and as soon as we got off the coach, we were all screaming and skipping with glee to our temporary home!
The villa’s property manager, Fah (who’s the most beautiful, soft-spoken and thoughtful Thai woman we’ve ever met) showed us around the property and while the girls were busy checking out the en-suite bedrooms and pool, I just stood at the door, with my jaw wide open and gawked at the glorious beauty of the space. I could tell that everyone too, especially Nabs was stupefied by the surprise!
Picture this: a large and modern space for three en-suite bedrooms with a cottage attached to a separate building within the villa, a pristine pool surrounded with cosy lounge chairs and a huge dining area to host your own party. If this isn’t the best way to kick off a bachelorette weekend, then I don’t know what is! Disclaimer: If you think that this post will be a wild and raunchy one, I’m sorry to disappoint you girls, there’s nothing but love, happiness and fun here.
As soon as we calmed down from all the excitement, we prepped the next surprise for Nabbycat – floats! This girl right here is mad for colours and is super sassy so we knew we had to rent some to float all day in. And that we did for three out of the four days we were at the villa. Thanks to the good folks at Beachy Float Rental, we were given four floats to bring with us to Krabi and they were definitely one of the highlights of our trip!
For those of you who are interested to rent some floats for your pool soirees, these babies are really affordable, and you can trust the people at Beachy Float to provide you with efficient and fuss-free service!
We were given a mobile phone, and Fah and our tuk-tuk driver was on speed dial just in case we needed to ring them up for anything at all. Need a quick lift to the local market? Your ride will be ready in 15 minutes, tops. Planning to hire your personal chef for dinner? Consider that done, within a day’s notice. With so much convenience, great service and thoughtfulness, us girls had the best time of our lives!
The next few days was spent out in the sun exploring the islands, going for hikes, indulging in massages and eating our hearts out. But each time we headed out, we couldn’t wait to go back to the villa because, HAVE YOU SEEN OUR VILLA? Can you tell how much we’re in love with this slice of heaven?
Over the trip the five of us bonded so well together (these girls are the most positive bunch ever) and I daresay that it was epic. Somehow, collectively we excluded activities that would result in never-to-be-spoken-of again type of incidents. We wanted Nabbycat’s bachelorette shindig to be a memorable one that’s filled with laughter and heaps of fun. Sure, we could have planned a trip to Vegas, hit the clubs or hopped on a party bus but hey, I’d pick a few rounds of Cards Against Humanity or Never Have I Ever over a wild night in a heartbeat.
With prices starting from 12,100 THB++ per night, depending on season, Villa Galanga is definitely worth splurging for, especially if it’s for a special occasion like an all girls trip or a relaxing family vacay. Now it’s time to plan the next bachelorette party. Who’s getting married next?
Villa Galanga, 455 Moo 2, Ao nang, Krabi, 81000, Thailand, (+66) 75 600 141, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations, www.krabivillacompany.com/krabi-villa-galanga.html
*Special thanks to Villa Galanga for hosting us and Beach Float Rental for the fun floats!