Posts Tagged ‘Phi Phi Islands’

After a sumptuous lunch at Bora Bora Restaurant, our speed boat made its way to the last destination for the day — Khai Nok Island. Koh Khai Nok is a small triangular island tucked in Phang Nga Bay.

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One special characteristic of Koh Khai Nok is that it has at least twelve types of exotic tropical fish and they aren’t afraid of humans. This is the only place I’ve been so far where you could snorkel above the water. Literally! You don’t even need to dip your head into the water to be able to see all the fish. The water is so clear and the fish are so fearless that they swim even on knee-deep waters.

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My friends and I were more interested in all the freshly cut fruits prepared by a member of our boat crew. He was masterfully cutting open piece after piece of pineapple and watermelon. All the guests could partake of the fruits, water and soda that they brought along. Well, don’t mind if I do! 🙂

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We rented out a parasol where we could put our things and rolled around on the beach’s powder white sand. The sand was so fine and it got everywhere. EVERYWHERE! Hahaha!

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On the other end of the island, less people were gathered. The water is relatively deeper and there are much more jagged rock formations than the inexperienced swimmer would dare get near to.

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After walking around and swimming with the fishies for a little bit, we went back under our parasol and gladly consumed some more watermelon that our full tummies could manage.  We just can’t get enough!

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We spent our last minutes lounging under our beach umbrella and people-watching. Not long after, our tour guide were calling everyone on board. Sadly, our whole day of gallivanting in Phuket’s Islands has come to an end.

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The whole day island hopping tour we booked included a buffet lunch in one of the Phi Phi Islands. Lunch itself wasn’t too interesting but super filling. And I cannot get over the deliciousness of their watermelons. Their soup was also good but mainly because I am obsessed with nori, LOL.

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After stuffing ourselves full, we decided to walk around the island. The restaurant was also getting too full for our liking so it was a perfect way to escape all the noise. I am all for cultural diversity but families and friends speaking different languages in loud volumes – I tell you, it gets crazy.

Right outside the restaurant, we saw baskets of fake fruits and vegetables on display. They look so real on photos, though. Just a few steps away from the restaurant, we saw a vendor peddling real fruits. Their mangoes are humongous!

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The island has several hotels in it and the streets actually look like that of actual villages. We saw a couple of pools but they are for the hotel guests’ use only.

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A lot of souvenir items are available in the island. This neon green tank caught my eye but being the frugal me, I held myself back because I know I could find the same stuff at a cheaper price off the island. Most of the stores do not tolerate photography but I git to squeeze in a couple of shots before I got shooed away by a very agitated seller. LOL. Calm yo tits!

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After about 15 minutes of walking, we arrived at the far end of the island where we  got to have an awesome view of the surrounding islands. A handful of boats were docked in that area and it just looked so picturesque with mountains and the ocean as a backdrop. The photos do not do the view any justice, mainly because I was just using a camera phone.

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I also found a cute kitten lounging around the benches and I just couldn’t pass up a photo-op. Thailand has lots of chubby cats all around and this was just the start of me harassing a bunch of them. Soon after taking pictures with the cat, we made our way back to where we had lunch and hopped on our boat off to another island.

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