We were better in an hour, but without fluid replacement, we would have suffered all day. Ko Phi Phi does have some positives because we stayed for a week. Part of the lengthy stay in comparison to our stays at other Thai islands was because we were waiting on friends to meet us.
If you go into this with realistic expectations, you can enjoy yourself; party all night, sleep all day. The timing on this post is absolutely perfect for me. Particularly number 5 as I was actually planning skipping Maya Bay for that precise reason. Great and humorous list! These points will definitely come in handy one day: Wow, sort of impressed so many bad things managed to happen to you there! I visited Koh Phi Phi over a decade ago and at the time it was quite touristy; it would probably be even more of an eye opener now.
Yes I love Maya Bay too! Sometimes the touts can be helpful: Bantayan has beaches and caves and is really something special. Skip Manila for your own sanity. Great write-up of Phi Phi. I now must go to its Thai counterpart: Rachel, where did you put up in Phi Phi? Tips on where to stay budget accommodation would be great!
I would recommend Long Beach. They have tree houses! The hotels are pretty pricey. Hey, thanks for the post! It really all comes down to what you really want from your travel: I hope you still enjoyed Ko Phi Phi.
I went to Phuket not too long ago and it could of turned out better. Your right about the tourists, their everywhere!! I enjoyed ko phi phi for the most part. The more secluded islands are definitely better though! My friend was the same at the same time. Thank you in advance! Staying for a total of three nights leaving tomorrow and that was enough for me. Maya Bay was the highlight of my trip, although I was soaked by the rain and waves during the entire tour. I do think Phi Phi is a bit overrated and overdeveloped.
Not the relaxing beachy atmosphere you would expect. Yeah travel in rainy season can totally change a place.
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Thanks for sharing your perspective and enjoy your time there! I had no idea you were a nurse too! Definitely worth pursuing other avenues though! Thanks for all the useful info.
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Heading there myself soon but staying at the zeavola so should hopefully avoid the crowds. Can you tell me what time the long tails stop running? I went back in , returned in Most beautiful place on earth. Went back in I can only imagine now and it was oil slicks, touts, and thousands of young tourists there just to party. I would never go back. Because honestly, the rest has been ruined. Yes, Long Beach was really nice. I was there in It was clean but crowded. I did not have any of the awful experiences that you described. His last wish is that wish I could be marry again and he.
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