20.03.2010 - 21.03.2010 38 °C
We left Ko Lanta around 7:30 am by ferry for Ko Phi Phi. The ferry ride was only 1 hour long.
Ko Phi Phi is a well known island where many tourist come so it's more expensive then other islands. It has a beautiful beach with white sand and turquoise water. It has limestone cliffs similar to Railay beach.
We arrived in Ko Phi Phi around 9:30 am and headed to our hotel that we had booked at the Blue Adamon Resort in Ko Lanta. It was very close to the pier so it was easy to find. We shared a room with Pat/Mom which was more cost efficient.
Ko Phi Phi was hit by the tsunami 6 years ago and had to be all rebuilt. There are many evacuation signs, tsunami building and alarm tower. We assume that the building is for evacuation purposes in case there is a tsunami. The building is very close to the beach so it's probably for the people that wouldn't have time to follow the evacuation route up the hill. It's made out of concrete and looks very new.
We went to the Thank You Restaurant when we arrived in Ko Phi Phi. The owner of the restaurant was a survivor of the tsunami and he has a sign explaining how he survived and all the people he thanks.
Ko Phi Phi streets feel like you are walking through a market. There are vendors, little stores, restaurants, and bars lining the street.
After we were settled in our room we got ready and headed straight to the beach. Luckily there were beach chairs and umbrellas that you could rent for the day!
The beach is beautiful! There were a lot of people the first day we were there but the second day we walked farther down the beach where it was less crowded. Many people come to Phi Phi on day trips so boats are always coming and going.
Just like the other beaches the tide went out a lot. You could walk forever and all the way is a sandy bottom.
Unfortunately we aren't facing the west so the sunsets aren't as beautiful as Ko Lanta or Railay beach.
During the day people walk around handing out fliers which are advertising different bars. A lot of them give out a free bucket if you hand in the flyer. We decided to go to the Apache Bar. It seemed to be the most popular. They had a fire show through out the night where you can participate. They started off with the flaming sticks and balls.
They then moved to skipping where anyone could participate.
Next was limbo!
Then they finished off the fire show with the hoop! Anyone was able to jump through it as well.
It was a great night being on the beach enjoying the fire show and free drinks!
Tomorrow we are heading to Maya Bay where the movie "The Beach" was filmed. We are going on a camping trip which includes visiting the viking caves on the way, snorkeling, and kayaking. All food and equipment is provided. We are really looking forward to this and can't wait to share our experience with you!