Backpacking Asia: Stop Three – Koh Phi Phi 2/2, Thailand

Backpacking Asia: Stop Three – Koh Phi Phi 2/2, Thailand

The second half of my time in Koh Phi Phi – read the first half here . I had to split the post because it was just too long – so sorry about that. There is more beach and island hopping, visiting Maya Bay, being ill and phi phi view point pictures.

So far on our Backpacking Asia trip we had… spent three weeks spent sunning ourselves in the south (Phi Phi 1/2, Phuket).  Find out what more there is to come here with our (rough) Itinerary.

Part 2

Day 4- My Worst day in Thailand yet

From the minute I woke up I felt ILL, but immediately put it down to alcohol. Alcohol was not to blame… I had got food poisoning from salad the night before (me craving greens as I had only been eating rice).  Not what you want when you are staying in a bamboo hut with just a fan to cool you down. After dosing under the fan trying to cool myself down to see if I felt any better…We had planned a boat trip around the island seeing all of the sights in a long tail boat. It was clear that I couldn’t go – Cry!!! So my friends went without me! They went to monkey beach, snorkelled in the reefs and visited Maya bay and countless other sights. All while I lay dying on the beach unable to keep even an ice pop down.. I was a state!

Wanderlust bee Koh phi phi backpacking part two
Wanderlust bee backpacking Thailand Koh phi phi part two

Wanderlust bee backpacking Thailand Koh phi phi part two

Backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

After an awful day and feeling really left out I refused to be bedridden so joined the rest of the girls and went for tea at a BBQ place. I ended up being sat outside because the smell of food turned my stomach.

But when they went out I joined them with my bottles of water- refusing to miss out. Pictured below

Wanderlustbee Backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Backpacking stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlust bee back packing Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

 

Day 6- Visiting Phi Phi’s Famous Viewpoint and Kayaking

Still feeling so awful. We decided to moving hotels was best – due to the state I was in and being in bamboo huts meant that we had lots of critters in our three bungalows. Some of the girls had asked a couple of times for spiders to be removed by staff (they were massive). When finding five spiders tipped some of the girls over the edge we had to move!

So many of these!!!Kinnaree house phi phi was basic but nice and still close to everything we wanted (as it was like 2 minutes from where we were) but we had aircon!! Bonus!!

Next stop was breakfast – fueling for our trek up to Koh phi phi view point (I was still at this point still far too ill to eat).

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

We picked the best (worst) possible time for a trek… 1pm (I do not advise this its farrrrrr too hot) there are three checkpoints on the walk up and the view gets better at each one. I am normally a fit person but two days of being ill and no food I was dying making the most of each check point.

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

 

We made it, and got to the third checkpoint. Absolutely loved it! We took some amazing photos and had an ice cream before heading back down.

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phil

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

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Continuing our adventure day, we rented kayaks for a small amount on the beach (you pay hourly- not sure on the hourly price). We paddled round to the next cove (which the girls had seen on their boat trip but wanted to take me) which was beautiful and so deserted with lots of cheeky monkeys on.

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

We left our kayaks and bag on the beach (lent to us by the man we hired the kayak from as it kept our things waterproof) and the monkey picked our money out and ran off with it. You have never seen six girls run like we did… Like lunatics towards a monkey! Had there been anyone else on the beach it would have been embarrassing!!

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

That night we went out to the Thai boxing. It was actually so much fun! I loved when they got people from the audience in to fight each other!

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Still feeling ill that night I was still on the water… I actually recommend going out in Thailand drinking water… you can watch what everyone is doing! If you’re the people watching type! I found it so comical watching people drunk, stoned and on mushrooms.

Day 7- Maya Bay

Waking up in THE coldest room ever (there is no winning with aircon you are either baking or frozen) plus mosquito bites – you didn’t get that in our huts. Beggars can’t be choosers though I guess!

Picking up some fresh fruit (becoming a daily occurrence) we jumped in a long tail boat and were off to Koh phi phi Leh so that we finally got to see ‘The Beach’. Due to restrictions we were dropped away from the island and had to swim into the cove with a choice of climbing over the ropes or going through a tunnel (we wanted adventure… and we got it).

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

We did the ‘coastal walk’ which is absolutely tiny.

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

wanderlustbee backpacking thailand stop three koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

The beach in Maya bay is amazing (..aren’t they all?) white sands clear blue water it was absolutely perfect. The beautiful  Maya was spoiled for me slightly due to how busy it was, I much prefer a deserted beach. I would suggest going early in the morning to miss crowds. Boatloads of Chinese tourists kept coming and coming! (and taking photos of us – yes us! …cringe).

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Getting off the island is a struggle also as you have to swim against the tide. If you aren’t a strong swimmer this is a challenge. One of my friends struggled so much she had to hold onto me whilst I swam us to our boat (all of those swimming lessons paid off!!)

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

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Wandering around the shops, then decided to go back to the view point we enjoyed so much the day before for sunset. Such a beautiful sight… One I will never forget!

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Wanderlustbee backpacking Thailand stop three Koh phi phi

Koh phi phi , Thaialnd

Walking down from the Koh phi phi’s beautiful view point there is a lovely hotel where we stopped for an amazing Thai meal, Phi Phi Arboreal Resort.

Our last night in Koh phi phi was brilliant such a laugh (even sober). Dancing all night and jumping the fire skipping rope (don’t get hit it burns). I don’t think I could have been out in a better place! This islands vibe is amazing everyone friendly and there for a laugh such an easy going laid back life.

wanderlustbee backpacking thailand stop three koh phi phi

wanderlustbee backpacking thailand stop three koh phi phi

wanderlustbee backpacking thailand stop three koh phi phi

wanderlustbee backpacking thailand stop three koh phi phi

wanderlustbee backpacking thailand stop three koh phi phi

wanderlustbee backpacking thailand stop three koh phi phi

wanderlustbee backpacking thailand stop three koh phi phi

wanderlustbee backpacking thailand stop three koh phi phi

Day 8- Leaving Day

Our last day came around so fast, we were SO sad about leaving this amazing island but we had much more to come. We had done some washing and went to pick it up (beware items of clothing does get pinched). Making the last of this blissful place we chilled on the beach for the morning, before grabbing a sandwich from phi phi bakery for the road (highly recommended mine was amazing). We headed down to the port to catch our first ferry to Koh Phangan.

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Next Stop Koh Phangan

 

This island is incredible I had the best time here. It’s not to be missed if you are going to Thailand. Whether you are there for a quiet break or wanting night life… this island has it all.

 


Coming up next… koh Phangan find out what we got up to in five days on the party island including full moon and discovering beaches…


What were your experiences of Koh phi phi? What did you get up to in your time there? Let me know in the comments below I would love to hear about your adventures.

Thankyou for reading

Bethan

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4 Comments

  1. 7th September 2016 / 7:33 am

    Photos are incredible! Gonna check out the rest of your blog because that was really fun to read, simple yet well written!

    Also food poisoning is literally the worst when you’re away from home. My first experience was in Mexico the day before a visit to Chichen Itza 🙁 I wasn’t eating properly for days afterwards.

    P.S Maya bay is stunning

  2. bethan343
    7th September 2016 / 8:41 am

    Awww Thankyou so much!!
    Yes the food poisoning was awful the most awful I have ever felt!! But it did not spoil my time there still one of my favourite islands!! Xx

  3. 28th September 2016 / 4:27 pm

    I know a lot of friends who got food poisoning in Krabi and PhiPhi whilst I was still sunning on Koh Tao. I haven’t checked out this side of Thailand yet but when I return to Asia next year for 12 months I plan to make a stop here. The ocean looks unreal! P.s. I would have run a mile if those spiders paid me a visit. X

  4. 25th January 2017 / 5:42 pm

    This is nice and well detailed. Sorry about the food poisoning.
    I am doing Phuket next month and planning to visit Phi Phi islands.
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