How I've missed island life
01.08.2010 - 03.08.2010 28 °C
Arrived on Ko Phi Phi from Phuket and was thrown into the madness of trying to find a place to stay. There were tourist information stands with accommodations listed on the wall with pictures, spoke to nice wee chap who asked us for our budget and told us the best place to stay. If we didn't like it, we can come back and pick somewhere else. Garden Inn Bungalows are located towards the back of the island, away from the port. Lovely bungalows, and a good choice.
Once again - there are no motor vehicles on the island - not even any horses and carts! Easy to walk around the town in 15mins, there isn't much too it - but there is enough to keep us entertained. We walked to the viewpoint which was 186m above sealevel to admire the island, and the view was spectacular. Pictures at the viewpoint showed what the island was like after the tsunami, and from here it was easy to see how everything was totally destroyed.
We sampled our first buket later on that evening - one was enough, and off to bed we went.
We spent the next day avoiding the rain, and later on sitting on the beach. It's reasonably cheap to eat on the island, including western food such as pasta and pizza. We decided to sign up for some diving the next day around Ko Phi Phi Ley.
Diving was good - but not as good as the gilis. Visability wasn't brilliant and Cal was once again suffering from seasickness (as were half the other divers on the boat...). We didn't spot any sharks so I was a little disappointed but still had a good day. Went to the beach later on in the day and booked our bus-boat tickets to ko phangan.
Really loved Phi Phi and would have spent longer if we didn't have so many other places to see!