Monday, June 13, 2011

Phuket Getaway - Maya Bay [Part 3]

24 April 2011 @ Phuket, Thailand

We woke up really early on our second day in Phuket 'cause we had to pack, take breakfast, check out and head to the jetty for our Phi Phi island hopping tour.

The driver picked us up from the hotel at around 8am, we dragged along our luggage and arrived at jetty in 30 minutes or so. We had to wait for the other passengers to reach before embarking the boat.

The boat fits around 40 people and it's a little cramp. Nevertheless, we took off from Phuket to our first stop - Maya Bay.

HanChin, WoonLee, JooLi & me @ Maya Bay

thousands of people visit this place everyday

What can I say about this place? It's packed with people but the view is stunning! This is also the place where Leonardo Dicaprio filmed The Beach (2ooo). I have no idea about this movie though.

The water is clear and calm because it's mostly surrounded by land and cliffs. However, there're rocks in the shallow water so you gotta walk carefully in there.

I wished we could have stayed longer but there are other places to visit. We took a dip into the cooling water for about 10-15 minutes and headed back to the boat for our next stop - Viking Cave.

It's not really a stop because we didn't get down from the boat. We were only allowed to see from far. Our guide said that this cave was once lived by the vikings, that's why it's called the Viking Cave. Nothing interesting.

Moving on, we stopped at a place for snorkeling. There were some fishes and corals but Pulau Perhentian's snorkeling area was still much better.

Then we fed the monkeys at Monkey Beach. They were having so much food already that they didn't want anymore bananas. Instead, they were looking for other things besides fruits - like peanuts and Coke.

Want some banana?

At this point of time, the girls were a little nauseous as the slow ride on the boat were making them sea sick. Luckily, our next stop was at Phi Phi Island to have lunch. Then they had more time on land to rest.

It's only the first half of our Phi Phi Island Hopping Tour. I shall continue the rest in my next post. Billy, out.

Note: Credits to WoonLee & HanChin for some of the photos.


leo said...

i like photo #5!

Xjion89 said...

totally love the trip^^~~
wil find chance to go thre~

Billy said...

sure nice lah, that's the photo from your camera mah... hehe...

yah you should! =)

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