Bachelorette 2011 Week 4: Dream dates in Phuket, Thailand! [RECAP]

On tonight's episode of The Bachelorette 2011 (Week 4 - June 13), Bachelorette Ashley Hebert and the remaining bachelors headed to Phuket, Thailand for some tropical romance. Too bad it rained the entire time!

Tucson resident Sean Thomason has been a regular viewer of The Bachelorette, which airs locally on ABC's Tucson affiliate KGUN 9 Monday nights from 7p to 9p, for five seasons now. This season, he seems to think JP and Ben each have a better-than-average shot. "They both seem to have a nice connection building. I need to watch more before I can be sure, but it wouldn't surprise me if one of them were to win Ashley's heart."

Bachelorette 2011 Week 4 Recap: Finding Love In Phuket, Thailand (June 13)

No matter the weather, though. For the first private date in Phuket, Ashley and Constantine settled for casual sightseeing. This, due to the weather, was instead of sailing off the coast of Thailand to a secluded beach, as their original plans would have had them. Again, this was of no big concern to the pair, and Constantine got the rose at dinner after the two spent hours walking around, shopping, and talking. On a separate private date which aired tonight, Ashley and another lucky man sea-kayaked through beautiful lagoons and caves, surrounded by spectacular sights of mini-island formations shrouded in misty wonderclouds.

During The Bachelorette 2011 Week 4 (June 13), Ashley Hebert and ten of the bachelors also went on a group date, helping to make major improvements at a Thai orphanage. The orphanage houses many children who lost their parents in the South Asian tsunami of 2004, and everyone seemed to be genuinely concerned with fixing it up nicely for the kids.

After the charity work, the group headed to a bar where a few of the guys got some one-on-one time with Bachelorette 2011 Ashley. One bachelor, J.P., proved last week he has quite a connection going with Ashley, and she has admitted she is a huge fan of the way he kisses. This was evident again during their The Bachelorette Season 7 Week 4 "alone time" tonight. Ryan P. also got some alone time, but the other guys weren't happy about it, or about how "energetic" Ryan is all the time. Ultimately, though, it was Ben F. who scored the group date rose from Ashley.

During the Bachelorette Season 7 Week 4 rose ceremony tonight (June 13), it was West who got sent packing. Did Ashley cut West for having such heavy baggage, or were the pair just not a good fit? Does JP have an advantage over the other bachelors? Leave your comments below!

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