South Thailand – Koh Lanta

From Phi Phi we got another ferry to Koh Lanta, 250B which took about an hour. In Koh Lanta, for our first night we stayed right by the ferry pier so was only a 2 min walk to the hostel. Was a nice small hostel, clean and comfortable called… Not great for meeting people though. We arrived about lunchtime so we walked to the closest beach (about 30 mins walk) and stayed to watch a beautiful sunset with a little sun downer.

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The next morning we hired a scooter to explore the south of the island. We fell in love with Koh Lanta, was such a great island. Much quieter than the others we had been to in Thailand and had some really beautiful beaches. The accommodation was also really cheap. For the next three nights we stayed in a private room with air con, a balcony looking over the jungle and sea, and a great swimming pool! We felt like we were on holiday from our travelling life. We could sit on the balcony eating lunch and watch the monkeys and lizards roam about.

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While we stayed here we explored Nui Beach which was a small rocky beach. Good for swimming just have to avoid the obvious massive rocks. We loved it here as it was so quiet, there was only a couple of other people on the beach and it had little bamboo sun shelters too.

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We also went to bamboo bay which is right at the bottom of the island, we sat and watched another beautiful sunset from here. This beach is bigger but was still fairly quiet when we were there.

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The other beach we explored on Koh Lanta was the more famous long beach. This wasn’t as nice unfortunately, there was a lot of litter and the water was quite murky. We still got to see a great sun set though and had a nice walk on the soft white sand!

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On our last day we headed back up to near the ferry port to get our bus to Krabi Town. The bus was 300B and took 2 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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South Thailand – Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi is a tiny island and our hostel was only a couple mins walk from the pier… which unfortunately was about the only good thing about it! It was the cheapest thing we could find for a reason. Two nights was definitely enough! The beds were way too hard for granny Lara and we both got chewed to bits! Anyway Phi Phi was lovely, there’s a great view point to walk to on the north of the island and every night there’s beach parties with lots of fire throwing!

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We took one of the boat tours to Maya Bay, Bamboo Beach, Shark Point snorkelling spot, and the plankton at night (which we didn’t get to see). This was 900B including the tax to go to Bamboo and Maya Bay. Pretty expensive for what it was but it’s the only way to get to ‘The Beach” Maya Bay which is truly stunning, just ignore the hundreds of other people. I think I actually preferred Bamboo Beach as it was much quieter with perfect, blindingly white sand!

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From Phi Phi we got another ferry to Koh Lanta, 250B and took about an hour.