Thursday, February 15, 2018

Touring the Phi Phi Islands

   Thailand is an amazing, exotic vacation destination that can be great for families or couples. When visiting the Phuket area, one must do excursion is the Phi Phi Island visit. This is a full day tour so be sure to plan ahead. Bring bug spray and tons of sunscreen, as well as your water proof camera. You can also bring along your own snorkeling gear but a mask and life jacket are provided, flippers are extra charge. 
Beach Relaxation
Depending on the tour you choose, there are a couple of stops  for snorkeling. An underwater camera is a great tool for capturing pictures of yourself, your friends and the beautiful sea life of Thailand. We were only snorkeling, no scuba.
Waterproof camera fun

The boat operators feed the fish to make them more active while you are snorkeling which makes for better pictures as you can see here.
Colorful fishies
A stop near Monkey Beach is also provided by many of the tours. Most of them do not stop on the beach anymore due to liability. These monkeys bite! While we were there we say one drinking a Coke that it yanked from a tourist's hand and a few in the middle of "love making" sessions.  It was one of the most interesting stops on the trip.
These were some odd little creatures

A stop at Monkey Beach
The tours do provide snorkeling gear but its not the best. You are allowed to bring your own if you wish. Just fooling around here. You are not required to wear the life jackets if you don't want to.
Make sure your life jacket is the right size
All of the islands and waters are so beautiful in Phuket, but I must say that Phi Phi just has something magical about it. It is so calm and peaceful. It has gotten somewhat touristy but they to limit the number of people that go in and out at a time so it isn't so crowded at once. Look at the color of that water. These photos are not touched up.
The islands are beautiful
The boat ride around the islands can be pretty choppy and if you are prone to motion sickness, that is something to consider if you are thinking of doing this tour. The front of the boat is worse than the back, as far as bouncing around. If you want to see it all, though and you don't get sick, sit up front, the views are amazing.  If you are ever in Phuket, this is definitely a tour, you don't want to miss! Let me help you plan your next trip to Thailand, it is for sure a trip to remember.
Goodbye until next time