Paradise – Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi – Two names, two islands, two experiences.

Frangipani! Never seen one of these before...
Frangipani! Never seen one of these before…

Ko Phi Phi, island paradise by day, party island by night. Our plan heading to the island was to relax, feet up in hammocks, drinking coconuts and catching sun!

Turns out that staying at a beach front hotel is not the relaxing experience we might have expected. Phi Phi comes alive at night! Once the pounding rhythms and (frequently ropey) fire dancers have vanished from the strands what’s left is the tropical paradise you have long imagined. The one on that poster you’ve seen a million times of the a long tail boat pulled up on white sands.

If only the view from more hotels was this!
If only the view from more hotels was this!

There’s not much I really want to say, other than that I ate my first ever massamun curry here, there’s a restaurant with a cat in a fridge, AND best of all you can offer yourself as a Muay Thai fighter and get your arse kicked for free booze.

Oh, and the coral reefs you can easy see while snorkelling. And the monkeys living on a beach of their own! Ah, the azure waters too… The photos don’t do it justice, nor do my words. Just do and do it for yourself.

Whether you are on the beach front drinking Singha’s with ice until you are cool, or hoping on boats to see Maya Bay, or climbing the hills around the island, you’ll find the side you want on Phi Phi.

A backpackers dream, a sleepers nightmare.

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