After a boat ride in the middle of a storm and another long 7 hour bus ride we made it from Koh Phangan to Phuket. (Which we learned is actually pronounced ‘Pu-ket’). We were really excited to get here because Jessica’s dad had set her, Kayley and I up with a really nice place to stay. He had been given a gift of a 5 night stay in a resort called The Renaissance but had to use it by the end of the year. Unable to make it all the way over here himself, he let us use the gift, and what a treat it was! When we arrived, haggard looking and wet from the rain, we were greeted with cold washcloths that smelled of lemons and fresh guava juice… Heaven! Our room was heavenly as well; two giant beds with tons of pillows, a balcony that overlooked the palm tree covered courtyard, a giant bath tub, and best of all the breakfast buffet. Amazing! We spent the next couple days well…eating haha, relaxing by the pool, and actually getting around to reading the books we’ve been carrying around with for months. It was so funny to go from sleeping on a bug infested train a week before, to a 5 star resort. But our bodies definitely needed it!
A few days later we decided to take a trip to the Phi Phi islands for a night to meet up with the other girls. After a couple hour boat ride we could start to see the giant limestone cliffs of Phi Phi Ley and ended at the port in Phi Phi Don. The girls were staying at a small budget hotel that we had to hike up to on top of the hill, each step making us miss the resort even more haha. We decided to hire a long boat that day to take us around the islands. Our boat driver, who called himself Jack Sparrow, took us past monkey beach, the caves, and to the infamous Maya Bay. The boat ride to the island was a bit choppy but you couldn’t tell by our faces. We were so happy and excited to spend the day adventuring and swimming in the bay. It was like we were in a scene from a movie. So much fun!
We spent that evening watching a fire show and dancing to the DJs on the beach with practically everyone staying on the tiny island. I even got into a dance battle with a local Vietnamese man haha…When in Thailand!
The next morning before we left we had breakfast together on the white sand beach and went swimming. The view was stunning. We all sat there wondering “Why are we leaving again?” Haha. It was just gorgeous!
Even though our time on Koh Phi Phi was short it was an awesome side trip and a great way to end our time in Thailand! 🙂
(Suggestion: To be able to feel how happy we were while on the islands please listen to a song called ‘Jubel’ by Klingande while scrolling through the pictures below. It has somehow become our island anthem haha.)