This is the second series of my Thailand blog post! I went to Phuket recently and ever since I got back, I have been flooded with questions about my trip. Which are the best beaches in Phuket? How is the food in Phuket? Is it a good idea to plan a holiday in Phuket? I found my paradise on Phi Phi Island.
So I thought why not spread some good travel karma and share my Phuket travel while it’s still fresh in my mind. Here’s a recap of my trip including scenic attractions and restaurants with reviews, suggestions and most importantly, prices!! I had a super time exploring Thailand, especially Phuket and it’s surrounding Island.
The cheapest and most reliable way to get from Phuket/Krabi to Phi Phi Island is by ferry. The journey takes about two hours from the place to Phi Phi Islands. There is a specific schedule of the timing of the ferries between Rassada Pier in Phuket and Tonsai Pier in Phi Phi, hence that varies. Therefore it is better to ask in the hotel you stay so they may help you with ferry schedule timing.
Tonsai Pier, situated in the center of Tonsai Bay, north of of Phi Phi Don. It’s the island’s main pier and the busiest, with ferries arriving from Phuket, Krabi and Lanta. Solidly built and so scenic with its surrounding hilly landscape. On arrival, there’s a small 20 baht entry fee to the island (known as the island tax), and you’ll be met by a bunch of merchants holding up banners for tours and hotels.
For my first Thailand trip, especially as a woman traveler, I think it was a great decision that I stayed in Bayview Resort – Krabi Province. It was safe, the people were friendly and it is a mini-town by the island.
I stayed in Ko Phi Phi, or it’s rather known as Phi Phi Island. It is one of the most talked-about places in Southeast Asia, with its natural beauty and reputation for good times putting it firmly on the tourist trail. The beauty of the island is unparalleled, even in a region of the world-renowned for its stunning destinations. Limestone cliffs (as you can see in the picture I snapped!), turquoise waters, white-sand beaches and miles of trackless forest make Phi Phi a perfect tropical island.
The sun in Phi Phi Island is very strong and so you’ll need to constantly apply sunscreen (at least SPF 50 PA++++) if you don’t want your skin to burn. I used my ever trusty friend, The Body Shop skin defense multi-protection essence. From the resort where I lived, the resort had many activities to offer some include rock climbing, fishing, diving, snorkeling, island hopping and cliff jumping. As for me, I choose to do the island hopping because I wanted to see the places that were once a brutal victim of the Tsunami back in 2004. I was overwhelmed by the work of God and the work of nature. How much the Island had reconstructed from that one fateful day.
My one weeks on Koh Phi Phi Island were incredibly relaxing and enjoyable but more importantly, I managed to get a lot of experience.
Thailand, I love your sights! Phi Phi was definitely the right decision.
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