We took the ferry from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi amidst a storm. The ferry took 2 hours and was so so choppy. Luckily I fell asleep on Lukes lap so only felt sick when I woke up and there was only 15 minutes left of the journey. When we arrived it was pouring down with rain and we had to walk to our hotel as there are no taxis or anything on the island. Luke ended up just wearing his swimming shorts and nothing else on the walk to save his clothes from getting drenched. He looked so stupid but it was very funny! We finally arrived at our hotel and checked into the room, it was still outing down so we waited until it cleared and then went to explore. We walked around the town for a bit and then went for something to eat along the beach. The island is so cute, full of little shops and restaurants and each side has a lovely beach. We booked a boat tour for the next day to go and visit a few islands and in particular Maya Bay, where the film the Beach was filmed. We agreed to meet our private guide at 7am to miss all the tourists.
We woke up early to go and meet our guide but it was thunder storming outside. We waited for it to clear and then went and met him at around 8.30am. The sea seemed pretty calm and it had stopped raining so we decided to go ahead with the tour. The first bit was calm but when we got into the middle of the sea it was very choppy and the waves were very big! We were only on a wooden long tail boat and I was petrified that we were going to capsize and was holding on to Luke for dear life! We finally got to the island and stopped at a snorkelling spot, as we got into the water a storm started and the water became very choppy! The snorkelling was cool and we saw a lot of fish but we didn't stay in too long as it was quite scary! We then moved further into the island on the boat where it was more calm and stopped for a swim, the water was really blue! We then got back on the boat and travelled around to the other side of the island. As the weather was really stormy we weren't allowed to go into the front of Maya Bay as it was too choppy but we stopped at the back and had to swim across to a rope ladder scaled up a cliff and climb up it and walk to Maya Bay. It was so choppy swimming up to it and I was scared I was going to hit into the rock but Luke managed to help me! Once we had climbed to the top we were then told Maya Bay was closed and it was too dangerous to visit! It was such a disappointment as we had come to the island especially for that! We climbed back down the rope and swam back to the boat, we started to sail back and on the way back it seemed even choppier. In the end I just closed my eyes as I was so sure the boat was going to capsize! Luckily we got through to the calmer water and went to visit monkey beach. The tide was in so there was no beach that we could get off at but there were some monkeys in the trees. Our guide gave us some food and we swam up to them to give it to them! They were so cute, they took the food from me but then accidentally dropped it into the sea so they didn't even get to eat it! We had one more snorkelling stop on the way back which was amazing as our guide threw in bread for the fish too so we had so many around us! After 3 hours at sea we headed back to the island. We were soaked so went back to the hotel and showered and then dried off and then went for lunch. After lunch we hiked up to the islands viewpoint and it poured it down again! we didn't take any money with us but you had to pay to get in! Luckily two boys behind us offered to pay for us which was really nice of them even if it was only 50p each! The views were incredible and we got lots of pictures, we then headed back down and in the evening just went for dinner as we were catching an early ferry back to Krabi the next day.