A Blissful Reminder

Grand Mercure Phuket Asian Buffet Dinner (1)

I take Phuket for granted. The proximity of beaches, the pleasant weather, the abundance of spectacular food, the smiles… having lived here for a couple of year now, I often must make a conscious effort to appreciate those things; things that others travel thousands of miles to enjoy.

Grand Mercure Phuket Asian Buffet Dinner (1)

But every now and then, I’m reminded of Phuket’s numerous pleasures, the joy of living on a tropical island that happens to be a major tourist destination. I received the most recent such reminder in Patong, at the Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas, as I sat by the pull to enjoy their Oriental Buffet Dinner.

Grand Mercure Phuket Asian Buffet Dinner (1)

There I was, piling up grilled tiger prawns and brilliantly colorful salads on my plate, breathing it the mouthwatering aroma of Tom Yom and Tom Kha soups bubbling away at a nearby counter, and wondering whether I should have another helping of freshly-made Vietnamese spring rolls or maybe opt for some tandoori chicken with nan bread (eventually, I had both, and some tuna sashimi too). A live acoustic duo was sailing smoothly through their set, the setting sun lit up the sky in a spectacular visual display and I still had a decadent selection of desserts to look forward to.

And then I remembered that it was Wednesday. Not even a weekend, let alone long-awaited holiday.

It’s in such moments of bliss that I’m reminded how lucky I am to call Phuket home. To have all this food, these sunsets, all this fantastic holiday ambience right here, within the reach of my hand. I take Phuket for granted and I bet that you do too. But sometimes I remember not to, and so should you.

“Oriental Buffet Dinner” at Bubbles Restaurant takes place every Wednesday from 18:00 to 22:00 and is priced at THB 999 per person. Showcasing the best of local Thai cuisine is the “Phuket’s Night Market”, every Monday from 18:00 to 22:00 for only THB 799 per person, while the Friday night’s “Grand Seafood Barbeque” features a gourmet selection of local and imported seafood, Australian beef, New Zealand lamb and more, from 18:00 to 22:00 at THB 1,399 per person.

All buffet options feature a special promotion of “Dine 4 Pay 3”. For more information or reservation, call +66 76 231 999 or email h8109@accor.com. Learn more at GrandMercurePhuketPatong.com

Maciek Klimowicz
Maciek Klimowicz

Maciek Klimowicz is the former Editor in Chief at Real Life Phuket. Food, wine, culture and travel are some of the things he enjoys and writes about. Contact Maciek on klimowicz.maciej@gmail.com

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