Phulay Bay, A Ritz Carlton Reserve
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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 ...
... again. This island is a national park and no one is allowed to live on it. Maya beach (the famous shark and beach play scenes) tucked in on the south side of the island is a tourist mecca and even in the slow season there is no beach front space to spare with all of the tour companies docking for day trippers. It's hard to tell where the 200 Baht conservation fee goes as the beaches and water is littered with garbage ...
... the temple. It was a struggle that's for sure with many rest breaks the whole way up. At some points I was basically crawling up the stairs as some sections were quite steep and the steps too high to be comfortable for my short legs, but the views from the top were incredible and definitely worth the pain involved.
First thing the following morning we left for Khao Phanom Bencha National Park. The park was beautifully well kept with workers not only ...
... found myself marvelling at how they live. lots of huts, with grass roofs. There are scooters everywhere. I cringe almost every time i see people riding them, as they are usually in light cotton clothing, with no helmets. they ride slowly, but you cant help but wonder what their accidents are like. Judging by how they drive, I'm sure it happens. This place is like a super tropical rainforest. Staggering lush green cliff faces and all. We eventually turned down a dirt rode ...
Friday 27 December was supposed to be another relaxing day on the island but instead we spent much of it in our room, stuck in bed with food poisoning… The choice of restaurant the night before was probably not a good one (a sports bar); we didn’t have the same thing to eat but were both sick nevertheless L I fared a little bit better than Jason as the day went on so went outside for a bit of drinks and food shopping. ...
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