Phuket Day 3: 99 Seafood & First Spa Facial

After an exhausted day at James Bond island, we agreed to go for a relaxing evening. Trying not to be too ambitious, we came out with simple plans, to have some good thai food at 99 seafood restaurant and to have facial at one of the saloon in Junceylon. These two places were along Rat Uthit 200 Pi and we had passed by them many times. Finally we had a chance to try them.

There was a row of seafood restaurants at Rat Uthit 200 Pi opposite Royal Paradise hotel and 99 Seafood was one of them. In fact, it was the biggest restaurant with the most customers among them. After browsing through the menu, we ordered Pad Pak Boong Fai Daeng(Deep fried Morning Glory) and Gai Pad Graprow(Stir Fry Chicken with Basil). When we asked if they have kaeng som fish(it was not in the menu), the waiter nodded his head and let us picked our fish from their seafood display. Since most of our friends told us that phuket food was not spicy, so we told our waiter that we wanted the spiciness to be local standard.

Gai Pad Graprow 100B

Pad Pak Boong Fai Daeng 80B

Kaeng Som fish 300B

Fruit juice 50B

We were pretty excited when the kaeng som was delivered in a hot pot. Do not confused this with Tom Yam, Kaeng som was a different sour and spicy soup originated from southern Thai. I could still remember vividly that the fish was fresh and the texture was great. The advantage of serving soup in a hot pot would be keeping the soup hot throughout the dinner, but the disadvantage was this dish tasted more spicy with high heat. After sometimes, I could feel my mouth burning and flaming. Anyway, we loved spicy food, so it was not much of an issue. (My salivar is dripping now.) The other two dishes, Gai Pad Graprow and Pad Pak Boong Fai Daeng are mediocre to me. We paid 560B for the truly thai dinner.

Then it was facial time. If we did not missed out any, there were a total of 3 facial saloons in Junceylon, Takashi Tokyo, First Spa and Hanako Tokyo. These facial saloons offered competitive facial packages, 299B from Takashi, 300B from Hanako and 359B from First Spa. At first, we decided to go for the moderate one, but Hanako wanted to put us in waiting list. So we switched to First Spa. Afterall, it was 45 minutes at 300B for Hanako vs 65 minutes at 359for First Spa.

The facial package from First Spa consisted of complete cleaning, facial scrub, steaming ozone, removes blackheads, pimples, white heads and impurities, head to toe massage in first spa style, cucumber face mask or chamomile gentle mask or soothing acne mask(copied from the brochure) and it was only 359B. After two island trips with excessive sunlight, I really enjoyed the refreshing cucumber mask in this facial treatment. :)


Phuket Hotels Thailand

wowwww!!First Spa Facial why it very cheap.I never go there, after read your blog I have to go now haha:)

soo sean

It is not the very professional saloon type, but good enough after a day of island tour. I miss the cooling cucumber mask and the free massage that comes with the facial package. You should go weekly if you are in Phuket. So cheap. :)

Phuket Trip Advisor

Excellent post and a well laid out site that is easy to navigate.


Surin Beach Hotel

Phuket in Thailand is also the best choice for a tropical beach vacation and this is affordable
and wonder place for enjoying holidays.

Phuket Holiday Villa

We are planning to visit Phuket in mid-Dec and would like to do some diving and snorkeling in the area.

Patong Guesthouse

Thanks for sharing your Phuket experience,
this post was very helpful… Keep posting and good luck with your post!