Diamond Hill Resort
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... spots for boats to choose solo excursions. We drove around the inner areas and eventually stopped at a place that offered the clearest, crispiest water I have ever seen. I'm okay with diving, but for whatever reason snorkelling doesn't overly appeal to me. We continued on after lunch to Monkey Island, which is just a section of the same overall island that is inhabited with monkeys. We were warned not to get too close because they are still ...
... to visit Phuket old town. I think Martin is after more t shirts, he denies this vigorously, but is on the lookout for more sunglasses.
So our plan made we go ashore and dodge the first lot of taxis but they are not interested in taking us to town, they would rather dogma full day tour. We go outside the port and negotiate a ride in to town. The town is described as having a bustling shopping area with interesting Portuguese architecture. Sounds good. We arrive in ...
... I got along fantastic, and Cindy got some much needed space away from me! At the end of it all, I got my Open Water certification, lost some weight and never really explored Patong at all outside of the first night. Cindy has been so understanding of my desire to do this and never complained once about the time I was away. I would test her understanding and support of my scuba diving even more at our next stop. Hello and goodbye - it's now time to move ...
... cove where several snorkeled.
We jumped in the water to cool off and recover.
On the next stop, the boat pulled into a cove with high rocks and this was called, Monkey Beach. I was the same species of monkeys we encountered on the Long Boat dry trip on Koh Lipe and seemed related. These guys hung on tree limbs and branches and waited for people on the boat (and those from other boats which pulled close to the rocks) to toss bananas. That lasted maybe 10 minutes ...
... is Phi Phi Leh, which has become a mecca for young travelers, being home to Maya Bay, the famous setting for Leonardo Dicaprio's The Beach.
It's easy to see why Maya Bay was chosen as the movie's backdrop, with its powdery white sand, lush foliage, and the limestone cliffs of nearby islands cascading precipitously into the Andaman Sea. As it's not permitted to stay overnight on Phi Phi Leh, the island sees a constant cycling ...
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