Phi Phi Paradise

Trip Start Jan 16, 2010
Trip End Aug 16, 2010

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Phi Phi Paradise Pearl

Flag of Thailand  , Krabi,
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

On arriving in Phuket at 3.00 knowing we would miss the ferry to phi phi we planned to stay in Phuket town for one night and get the 8.30 ferry to phi phi the next day. We found phuket town strangely dead with no real centre we had an early night as we had been traveling from hong kong all day

We hopped on board the ferry at 8.30 , the sun was already pounding down , we took our seats on the top deck right at the front of the boat which we thought would be perfect , as we pulled away a gentle breeze swept passed us and we commented how nice it was , fast forward 2 minutes and we look like pugs in a wind tunnel . the breeze had picked up some what and the sea spray was coming in thick and fast , we quickly scurried to the back of the boat to take refuge.

We arrived on phi phi and took a short water taxi ride to our resort on long Beach , Phi Phi pearl paradise , now i know that sounds a bit fancy for a couple of backpackers but this leg of journey was always meant to be a bit indulgent before 3 months of eating from cans and camper vans. we caught the taxi boat with another English couple , the lady gave great comfort to jenny as she had a huge backpack just for a two week holiday!! she felt alot better after this .......

The resort was beautiful , set on a gorgeous white beach , the room was also lovely and so we set about milling around for three days straight our hard days consisted of snorkeling , sunbathing , eating and sleeping. The hardest decision was should i have the tuna or chicken sandwich for lunch ???

On our first night however we did decide to take a walk into Phi Phi town ................ did i say walk i meant hike. There are no roads on phi phi so we had to trek over coves that included portions of jungle. We made it to the town which has been adopted to the tourists. To jenny's delight the shopping was really good and she managed to acquire a few more items of clothing and jewelery. After the trek back it was showers all round because the temperature does not dip below thirty even at night

The snorkeling Phi Phi is excellent , so excellent i managed to scorch my back chasing fish all day .By day three jenny was turning a sickening mahogany colour as i was a blotchy pink. On day four we took a long boat cruise islands . Firstly Bamboo Island was a nature reserve with a fantastic beach of pure white sand a still turquoise waters. Secondly we docked at mosquito island for some amazing snorkeling amongst a large reef. Next it was off to monkey island to feed some monkeys and to wrap the day off we visited phi phi lei , this was where the file "the beach" was filmed ,it had become a bit of a tourist trap but beautiful non the less. On the way back we watch the sunset over the ocean .

All in all Phi Phi was an amazing island with beaches and backdrops you read about visiting although tourism has hiked the prices up I would definitely recommend Phi Phi over phuket. Although we are only a week into our Thailand trip , Phi Phi is somewhere we would return someday.

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distant_places on

Amazing! Photos are lovely, thanks for posting them - we are missing you both already, and you've only been gone 2 minutes!

Phi Phi looks stunning, just what you both needed after all the hard grind of the last year. Jen, could you stay in the shade darling? All that BROWNESS is making me sick with envy ;o)

Will email you some addresses of nutty people in Oz, in case you get bored or are in the vicinty of Some Interesting Types.
S and Dad

Vic and Grace on

Cant begin to tell you both how god dam jealous I am!! the pictures are like post cards! Bet Jen has gone mega brown....nevermind Mart! Well its Miss Murfitts birthday in 3 weeks ish, really finding it hard to decide wot to do....if youve got any ideas? Anyway enjoy every second, miss u x x

mum on

Looks beautiful, the two of you are so lucky! Beats work and dealing with scrotes, doesn't it. Watch out for the fauna, particularly the eight legged kind. love Mum xx

kay on

Sorry I missed your leaving do. Sarah told me about the blog. Pictures are amazing. Enjoy every minute. Take care of each other. Loads of love and best wishes to you both.

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