Moving onto Koh Phi Phi which, for some, is the best Thai Island. We had a short ferry ride from Koh Lanta to the main port in Koh Phi Phi and then onto a little longtail boat to the very east of the island to the Phi Phi Hill Resort where we were staying. Because we had pre-booked a room, the hotel’s longtail boat knew to pick us up which saved us from paying for a longtail boat to take us there.
As the name suggests it was at the top of a hill. Great views and a big bungalow all for 750 baht (£16) a night. As the resort is on a hill, there’s a bit of a walk up the stairs to get there. To help, there is a small lift / train to take your luggage to the top – a nice little touch.
The resort was really nice, spaced out with our little hut on the far side with a good view of the gardens and sea.
We walked into the main town (village) which was a bit of a trek along the beach and the rocky areas but good fun. We ate, and then bought loads of postcards and booked for a snorkelling tour the next day.
Koh Phi Phi is a really small island compared to many of the Thai islands we would visit. The small town at the centre is a warren of small passage ways with various stalls, diving shops and bars.
We were soon out of the there and back to Long Beach which was next to our resort. But I was the only one enjoying the sun and clear water as John stomach decided to go and he had to make a dash back up the hill and to our bungalow. I spent some time on the beach, the water was amazing with loads of tropical fish and at a couple of degrees cooler than the air, it was a welcome break from the heat.
In the evening we headed to the bar / restaurant that looks out over the west of the island and Koh Phi Phi Lee which we would be visiting tomorrow on the snorkeling tour.
We ate in the resort overlooking the bay as the sun set, wrote some postcards and enjoyed the food, drink and view! It’s easy to see why Koh Phi Phi is one of the most popular locations.