We got a boat to Phi Phi from Phuket. Our hotel was situated right at the end of the beach which was really nice as we were within walking distance of everything but also a little out of the way so we couldn’t hear the music blaring if we decided to have an early night.
That day we went for a walk around the main area and booked a trip to Maya Bay. In the evening we had dinner on the beach as we watched the most spectacular fire shows of the trip and tight rope walkers.
The next morning we were up early for our boat trip but it was lashing rain so we pushed it back to the following day. There were no problems at all with this and the company were super accommodating. We went for a traditional Thai massage, a little stroll around the area and then we spent the rest of the day relaxing in the room as we hadn’t really done so in a few days and were glad of the break.
The next day we got to go on our boat trip. It was probably the highlight of the trip to date for me. We were on a small boat with only six others. We were supplied with flippers and snorkels and given a chance to try everything on and make sure it fit properly. We saw the Viking Cave where swiftlet birds nest, monkey beach, a beautiful cove where we stopped for a swim and snorkelling. The fish were stunning. The colours were so vibrant I felt like I was in the
middle of the “Finding Nemo” movie.
We also pulled into Maya Bay known for being the place where the movie The Beach was filmed, another stunning location. The tour company also provided lunch for us which we ate on another small island. We chilled out there for a while after food before moving on again. While chilling here I managed to get burnt while in the shade. Everyone thought this was hilarious as I must have gona through a full bottle of sun cream that day as I was trying to be careful as we were in and out of the water so often. I guess I should have used two bottles of sun cream?
After lunch we started heading back to base. on the way back we stopped at shark point. At this stage the water had gotten extremely choppy as a storm was starting. The guides asked if anyone wanted to get in to see some sharks, everyone said no but I said yes, oops! Once a girl had said yes though the boys all became braver and four of us went for a shark spotting snorkel. This was terrifying, my heart was in my mouth which was not ideal as the choppy waves kept sending water down my snorkel, I guess I was much braver on the boat! The current started getting very strong and all of a sudden I saw our boat take off. Oh my, did I panic! I thought it was leaving without me and that I was going to be eaten by sharks! Bear in mind there were no sharks to be seen anywhere, but that didn’t stop my imagination from running wild. I swam like crazy towards the boat against a crazy strong current, thankfully I was a strong swimmer only for them to wave and say they would be back. I was so confused. Finally the boat stopped and I swam over to it to find out that someone else had gotten swept out by the current and they had to go rescue him. Thankfully everyone was ok, I didn’t get eaten by a shark and we were all finally back on the boat.
We were given fresh coconut to drink and freshly chopped pineapple
and wow was it amazing. It was so tasty and thirst quenching after the gulps of salt water taken in from the choppy water. Pure perfection.
What a great finish to our stay on Phi Phi before getting the boat back to Phuket the following day.