Saturday, February 5, 2011

Phi Phi Island, Maya Bay, Krabi and Railay beach

Wow! what an amazing few days we have had. Phi Phi is absolutely stunning. Got there with no accommodation and wandered around trying to find a place, everywhere that was cheap was completely booked out. so we went for this little shitty room that cost 1200 baht. Very expensive we have soon discovered oh well we learnt our lesson and will book via the Internet before we get there. Its a bed to sleep that is all, we woke the first 2 nights freezing as the air con was very cold.
Spent the first day there just browsing and sussing out some activities to do. We decided we will do a couple of dives, best decision ever and best dive ever. We saw a Leopard Shark which came and layed down right in front of us, also 2 sea turtles a couple stingrays and lots of beautiful fish. The dive sites were called Bidah Nok and Malong. Highly recommend!!

Our third night we did a camping trip to Maya bay where the film "The Beach" was filmed. Camping was definitely the way to go as during the day there are thousands of boats and people. After 6:00pm they all leave and we (about 35 others) had the place to ourselves.
Watched the sun go down over the ocean then headed to the communal mats so everyone could get to know each other and played some music. Then dinner was served, was yum didly umpcious! After that we used our free bucket bar token, they fill a whole bucket with spirits of your choice and mixer, they went straight to our heads and definitely got the party started.
Was such a great night, the local Thai guys got out their guitars and Bongo's and sang and played some good music to us, even Luke got up and had a go on the Bongo's.
After that they put on a awesome fire dancing show. Then we went into the water to our knees and you just splash the water around a little bit and all the plankton lights up, just like in the movie, it was unreal to see and very beautiful.
Don't remember getting settled on the beach to camp for the night so we forgot to get a sleeping bag and only had our sleep sheets and again woke up cold. Which was ok in the end as we got up in time to see the sunrise.
Was very sad to leave Phi Phi but the adventure must continue!
Arrived in Krabi yesterday and we are staying at city hotel Krabi, right next door to the night markets. Went for a wander last night and thoroughly enjoyed. Today we did a day trip out to Rai lay Beach, we took our first Tuk Tuk there, was a fun ride. We then got a long boat from Ao Nang to Rai lay.

Railay is very cool and in a way we wish we had of stayed there heaps of rockclimbers and awesome cliff faces. Met some monkeys and did some rockclimbing ourselves trying to find a lagoon and a viewpoint. Very hard yakka in Flip flops, we were climbing and descending some pretty steep cliffs. Was well worth it for the viewpoint, didn't quiet make it to the lagoon was a bit too dangerous to do in thongs and we ran out of water.
Anyway was a great day, we are heading to Ko samui tomorrow and staying at Chewang Beach.


  1. Sounds A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!! and it's only the beginning. Have the best adventure, loving your blog x

  2. Sound like your having a great time,keep sending the photie,s back.enjoy every miniute of it,with you all thee way.barb.xx

  3. very nice, its it just the beginnning, so jealous, must do it myself... :)

  4. Hey
    Did you find our fave beach through the cave at the end of east railay?
    Love Dad and G

  5. Having a great time by the sounds of things xo

  6. Wow! Just go for it all! Enjoy every moment, every experience, good or bad. Jack and I spent our honeymoon in Koh Samui after a beautiful wedding with a sweet little bridesmaid in pink! Will write soon again. Auntie Jen xx