15.06.2011 31 °C
Phi Phi draw is unmistakable. Chosen as the backdrop for the movie ’The Beach’ with its butterfly shape and uninhabited little sister island means it is by no means undiscovered. In all honesty it has become a bit too commercial perhaps for its own good but the throngs of Gap-year students didn’t seem to mind.
In order to go to the more picturesque bays in and around Phi Phi we joined a boat trip. To start off we got the adrenaline pumping with some 10m cliff jumping (Kirstin terrified!), before doing some spectacular snorkelling. We were encouraged to hold some bread in our mouths to attract the fish. A feeding frenzy followed right before or masks, freaky.
We also decided to go on a little trek through the jungle to a more remote beach in the north of the island. Whilst the beach was nice, I’m not sure that it was worth the stand off that awaited us on our way home when we were ambushed by four rather large male monkeys. It was pretty scary. We had to beat a hasty retreat, hearts racing, and get a taxi boat home.