What started in 2006 as a way of leisure turned out to be a way of living life to its fullest!
I am a spelunker, trekker, adventurer, photo enthusiast, river rafter, motorbike and bike enthusiast, waterfalls chaser, playwright, poet, nature tripper, professor, lawyer, blogger, reviewer, and a lone traveler. I am a Filipino!
This is my life. TRAVEL!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Island Hopping Adventure in Phuket, Thailand
There are four (4) world-renowned beaches in Asia, namely: Bali, Boracay, El Nido, and Phuket. And this is...... Phuket at its best! =)
Day 3 - Phuket, Thailand
Through the auspices of Sino Inn hotel, I was booked anew in another adventure. But this time, the island hopping adventure in Phuket.
It was a 7 points/3 Islands Tour package for 3,000 Baht/pax. And my pick-up time was 8:00 am.
The following morning, I was fetched from my hotel and we proceeded to the berthing point. We were given a 15-minute orientation about the travel and we boarded our speedboat and cruised along the clear blue waters of Phuket. The scenery was really marvelous, breathtaking and fascinating! I seated myself in front of the speedboat in order to get the best view and take the best pictures! And there I met the Aussies.. =)
We were speeding our way along the shores of Phuket, and in about 1 hour and 30 minutes, we reached our first stop -
We docked along the shores of our Second Stop -
This beach was featured in the movie "The Beach". We stayed in the beach for 45 minutes.
Notice the milky-white sand of Maya Bay! This is the reason why the movie "The Beach" was shot here.
Our Thai guide told us to walk on the opposite side of the island in order to see the famous -
Loh Samah Bay and I did!
It was a 10-15 minute walk depending on your pacing. But once you are there, you will forget the effort you made.
Fourth stop -
It took us less than 15 minutes from Maya Bay before reaching the lagoon. We were told to take only pictures in the lagoon as the speedboat will not stop in the lagoon.
Fifth stop -
From Pileh Lagoon, only a 10 minute cruise to see the cave. According to our guide, the cave is 400 years old.
Sixth stop -
It was high tide and this was the closest that we could see the monkeys. We were allowed to throw bananas and feed the monkeys. Five minutes journey only form Viking Cave.
Seventh Stop - Snorkeling! (near the Monkey Beach)
I did not participate in this adventure. Simply because, I did not want to get wet! lol
After 45 minutes of snorkeling, we went to our next stop -
Phi Phi Don Island
(Ton San Bay)
It was a buffet eat all you can lunch!
Last stop - Khai Nok Island
We stayed in the island for almost 2 hours. We relaxed on the white sandy beach and did a little bit of snorkeling and swimming.
The best part of the tour was that I was seated beside Laura (Australian) in the speedboat and we took pictures of each other and enjoyed the tour.
She is really beautiful! Two-thumbs up for her! =)
I wandered around the beach and frolic around.
We stayed in the island until 4 pm and afterwards went back to the berthing point. We were transferred back to our respective hotels.