Trip Start Jan 21, 2013
15Trip End Mar 16, 2013
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We stayed in a villa room up on the top floor which the room itself was 3 times the size of a normal hotel suite , with a garden style bathroom and a deck that overlooked the ocean and could seat about 15 people,,,it was incredible
This room would of cost at least $500-$1000 a night back at home or any other resort in the world , but here it was for the giant cost of ...$100. We enjoyed every minute of that incredible room, leaving only to eat and spend a little of time at the beach. We met a lovely Canadian girl , living in Amsterdam named Heather who was staying next door to us. Funny enough, she decided to splurge as well, treating herself to one of these amazing villas. I have traveled and stayed in some pretty amazing places,,,but I have to say, this place really tops it all. It has the ambiance, the creativity, and the romance all wrapped up in one, our villa room here really raised the bar for me, and it would be hard to top this one.
Phi Phi is one of those islands, where most people say, " its so crowded and touristy there" well, I have to agree to alot of those statements, but I would also say " it is one of the most beautiful islands not only just in Thailand, in the whole world,,,,and you just don't know where to go on that island to get away from it all...and luckily I do."
This island was made famous by the movie " The Beach" starring Leonardo DiCaprio, several years ago, in which Leo's character was in search of an island that one only dreams exists
The island in which they used in the movie is a sister island, called Phi Phi Ley, and is a national park, so other than the many, i repeat, many tourists that visit it daily, there is no accommodations, only a small restroom for the day trippers, and you come and you leave...and i hope it stays that way forever. Christine and I took the day tour which stopped at monkey beach so we could see the monkeys playing, a swimming hole which was like a giant blue swimming pool surrounded by limestone cliffs, some snorkeling in deep turquoise water, and a little time to enjoy the " Beach" along with crowds of other people looking to do the same.
Our half day tour, including snorkel gear, lunch, fresh fruit and water....300 baht ( $10) incredible.
Also, other things that you could spend $10 on here in Thailand...
A bottle of suntan lotion...they sure know we need it, and its pricey, I always bring a couple of bottles from home with me.
A whole fish dinner BBQ on the grill with a beach view...
A tent for the night on the beach in the Similan islands..
A Hammock, which you could tie onto the bottom of your backpack, and its a instant bed/lounge place anywhere.
So, back to our island...we pretty much stayed at our Viking Resort, ,moving to a modest, but equally as cute bungalow for our other two nights, enjoying a private beach, and nothing to do but talk about what we were going to eat for dinner....yes, the days here have been rough :)