Humidity, laziness and sublime beauty on a gorgeous South Andaman island!
Phi Phi is pretty well known so we booked into a less well-known corner of Long Beach, to Phi Phi Hill. Yep you have to climb some crazy stairs to get to the bungalows, but it’s worth it. You come in by longtail boat from the main port. We got in yesterday just minutes before a torrential downpour, it was breathtaking both aesthetically and physically!
This part of the island is hippy chic with late-night drinks, lanterns, fire twirling and a laid-back lazy attitude. This side of Long Beach is like a little island village with great food, sublime views onto the ocean and the other side of the bay, and generally great service without you feeling like you are being served. Thai here are chatty, smiling and decidedly chilled (only some of it is aided by ganja).
Yesterday we hung out at Buddha Bar. Today we swam (Craig snorkelled), hung out reading and drinking, got a Thai massage and generally lazed around. I’m now really chilled, it’s fantastic!!
Tomorrow we’ll go around Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Lay with a longtail, swimming, snorkelling and having lunch on the way. Hope to make it to Monkey Bay where there’s a big cave with a golden lying Buddha inside.
Later I’ll post some photos… breathtaking views, longtail boats with owners, Craig and I chilling and the best ever green papaya salad I ever had… juicy, zesty and mean hot!
Internet’s expensive so I’ll get off now! In any case I have more lazing to do!