We went on tour of Phi Phi Islands on our third day in Phuket. Even though it was sort of a rainy season in October, it didn’t rain much for the first two days. But of course Mother Nature decided to wait till we’re out in the open sea to shower us with the rains of rains. To make things more interesting FP and I were at the front of the boat with no shelter and hardly a poncho during the entire bumpy boat ride.
So the bus fetched us from our hotel at 9 in the morning and we proceeded picking up other couples/families from other hotels. When the headcount was complete, we were taken to the port where we were briefed. Our guide for the day is Nina, and she made all of us take a tablet each to curb seasickness at bay.
And then we’re off! Our first stop was Maya Bay, a beautiful island that was used in Leonardo DiCarprio’s movie The Beach. It took us an hour to get to the island and most of that hour was accompanied by crazy heavy rain. The beach towels we brought along didn’t help much.
Check out the beautiful clear blue waters!
And this is me looking like what the cat drag in, after an hour out in the open storm. Rainbow dress looks pretty on beach, no?
We passed by Viking Cave, where birds nests thrive and are collected.
While we were supposed to stop by Monkey Beach on the itinerary, we simply passed it by due to “weather conditions”. Soon it’s time for lunch. We were absolutely starving by then!
Lunch was at another small island, can’t really recall the name right now, but the buffet food was just alright.
Anything would have seen alright to a freezing and stubborn person at that point.
Our view during lunch:
We all rested up after lunch before we head off to our next destination – a snorkeling area! I didn’t snorkel because I didnt have any swimsuit with me, but I really wish that I did! Next time! Anyway, here’s one of our tour mates snorkeling away so happily.
Then finally, it’s time to be off to our final island – Khai Island, where it’s just a rest and relax session. There was a small part of the beach where you can actually snorkel and/or feed fish with bread – we were looking forward to feeding fish, but bread was sold out on the entire island!
So we chilled instead.
Love the rainbow umbrellas sprawled across the beach!
We found grilled corn! I’m sure you know by now that if there’s a food I absolutely can’t resist, it’s corn – grilled, sweetened – it really doesn’t matter. It’s the absolute perfect snack for the beach!
(ignore the big, hairy russian guy in the photo below!)
The bliss didn’t last long, about an hour and a half later, dark clouds start to loom overhead and it was time to go. Check it out:
It was a really wet, exhausting day filled with pretty sights and clear water – despite all that rain. Thanks to our awesome guide, it wasn’t so bad after all!