We arrived in Phi Phi expecting the island to be dirty, crowdy and mainstream. Our version of Mamaia. It was on everyone’s TO DO list, so that’s mainly why we decided to see it.
Filled with young tourist people, Koh Phi Phi surprised us with it’s mixture of hippie and high class. Here is where we got to see the blue blue water of the Indian Ocean for the first time. We had about 2 hours before heading to Maya Bay and it was hot so we spent our time at Mango Garden – a nice AC, internet free, coffe shop down the main street that I highly recommend.
The boat we took to get to Maya Bay was at least my age or so it seemed. There were 25 of us, from all across the globe, plus the members of the stuff. After almost one hour we arrived at a place considered by many magazines, one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Before Leonardo Di’Caprio movie – The Beach, the island was only a fishersman place welcoming very few tourists.
We arrived at sunset and we had a chance to do some snorkeling. I’ve done scuba diving before, but what amazed me here, was that the colours of the ocean were only a hand touch away. Hundreds of fish swimming at peace around us.
Swimming in the ocean is like flying for the first time I guess. It’s a diferent world you get to experience. It’s here, in the water, where I imagine myself when God tells me to ‘let go’. Everything slows down in the water; dreams, movement, they just catch anothert form.
After we watched the sunset on the white sand and we waved goodbye to the last tourists leaving with their longtail boats, the thai people cooked us some traditional food. We had boardgames and fire, good music and some socializing buckets.
As the fire went out and we returned to our boat, you could see the water rising. It was dark with thousands and thousands of stars in the sky and tons of water everywhere you looked. Laying on the deck, sailing through the night I realized I will cherrish this moment forever.
We watched the plantoons (fluorescent fish) and slept under a blanket of stars.
PS: The wounds and stitches are explained in Pieces of Thailand part two – Phuket :))