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One of the most glorious tours I ever took while on vacation in Thailand was a Phi Phi Island Ferry.
When I was in Phuket, on the coast of Thailand, it’s hard for me to even describe how incredible it was, as if I was in the most idyllic spot on earth, all for an experience that was affordable.
Phuket is already spectacular, but taking a ferry trip remains simply unbelievable. Let me tell you what’s in store and believe me, by the end of my tale you’ll be booking a seat.
On the southern-most end of Thailand’s coast are the Ko Phi Phi Islands, that are pretty much famous for being in most films or TV shows. It’s a true, unspoiled wonder that everyone should experience once in his or her life. I decided though, that I wanted to visit the beautiful islands of Phi Phi before I had to fly back home. Luckily, this was all arranged through my hotel and the staff very graciously organized it all, as well as a pickup and drop-off option.
It’s service like that, service with a Thai famous smile, which makes it a breeze to enjoy Thailand.
The travel agent dropped me off by the Phuket Ferry, where I met other excited adventurers waiting for the boat trip to begin. This was early in the morning and I was promised a lot of free time to myself once I got to Phi Phi.
The ferry captain greeted us all, we boarded this beautifully maintained vessel and away we went, swept out onto an ocean of crystal blue waters. It was a true sight to behold, being in the middle of it all after having been imagining those magnificent mountains popping out of the sea, I’d seen them so often in postcards and on film.
Traveling by ferry to Phi Phi was perhaps the best part of my entire trip in Southeast Asia.
Thailand is a true wonder, with a clean blue ocean that is warm and begging to be swum in. And swim I did, as soon the Phuket ferry got to Phi Phi, that is. I dived into the waters directly from the boat towards the snorkeling team, who promised me a majestic tour of the great limestone cliffs and reefs of Thailand. It was breathtaking as fish of unknown colorful variety swam around me. It looked like I was part of a National Geographic shoot.
After that, my group went for a delicious Thai lunch at a restaurant that overlooked the rest of Phi Phi. It was as if I was in a jungle, just floating there as the sand, trees and sun surrounded me. The food was mouth-watering and was yet another highlight of the Thai experience. There were of course, many other restaurants to choose from, but the incredibly friendly locals had managed to point me toward the best eating and drinking spots on the island… Well, it helped, on particular guy was a foodie who’d lived in Thailand for ages and really knew his stuff.
Preceding the excellent food, the white sandy-shores of the Phi Phi beach were begging me to soak in the sunshine. There is literally never a bad day in Thailand and the weather is extremely temperate. If it gets too hot, you can always just run into the ocean to cool off.
I decided to simply relax on the beach though and enjoy some of the last few days I had left of my Thailand holiday.
Shortly after that though, I had to board the Phi Phi Island ferry back to Phuket. It was a shame because I could have spent many a days there.
What I didn’t yet mention is that this is truly a trip for the whole family. While I was just one person who went there by myself, there were families soaking up the sunshine and enjoying their time splashing and swimming around in the inviting waters.
One feels incredibly safe while in Thailand and the Phi Phi ferry tour guide also ensures that you are well-looked after at all times. This is a trip that I cannot wait to go on again and as I said, the price is quite low so I shall go on a Phuket ferry every time I visit this truly magical side of the world, as should you. Don’t hesitate; book a Phi Phi ferry trip now to see one of the best parts of Thailand. You never know, a simple boat trip could turn into the heroic adventure you’ve been seeking for a lifetime.