Day 3 - Phuket
Islands, Snorkeling, Jellyfish and Sunburn
An early start this morning as we headed for the Phi Phi Islands via speedboat.The weather was good and the sea looked calm.
We had an interesting tour guide by the name of Tony, who was lets just say - a little bit camp.He was good fun and made the safety briefing enjoyable as he talked about watching out for Sea Urchins when snorkeling etc.
We boarded the boat shortly after 9am and took the 40 minute trip across the sea to Maya Bay.The trip was very calm in comparison to the speedboat tour we took last year across the Andaman Sea, which made it a lot more enjoyable as you weren't getting thrown about the boat.
We arrived on the island, however, we were not alone.Maya Bay (famous for the film The Beach with Leanardo DiCaprio) was absolutely jam packed.We got off the boat and thought the best place to spend our time on this island was the crystal clear water.
We had about 40 minutes on the Island before we got back on the boat and toured around the other Islands close to Phi Phi Lei such as Viking Cave.
We pitched up the speedboat in the middle of the sea, not to far away from Phi Phi Don, where we got off the boat to do some snorkeling.The tour guide threw bananas in from the side of the boat and tiger fish instantly surrounded you.Thousands of fish swimming beside you, trying to fight it out for the food.
Was a great experience.
After around 40 minutes of snorkeling we were back on the boat and made the short journey to Phi Phi Don, where we got off the boat for a buffet lunch and a roam around the Island.
Phi Phi Don was badly affected from the 2006 Boxing Day Tsunami, however, has built itself back up to be a lovely island now where around 2,000 people live.
After getting some photos and a bit of sunbathing, we were back on the boat and on our way to Khai Nok Island, which was about an hour away.
On Khai Nok Island, we were allowed to go back out and do some snorkeling.We were given pineapple and watermelon to feed the fish and again thousands surrounded you as soon as you were in the water.
I was paddling about in the water looking at the fish only to come back up out the water straight onto a jellyfish.Its tentacles wrapped around my wrist and I felt the sting straight away.
Luckily I wasn't far from the beach so was able to get the tentacles removed quite quickly and some gel put over the stings to calm it down a bit.That was my swimming over for the day.
Laura went down to the water with some watermelon to feed the fish with Colin before we got back on the boat to head home.
The weather was perfect all day and the tour guide staff at Anda were brilliant, which made it a really good day, although we later discovered how badly burnt we were.
Have no fear though, we went for a nice meal and then took care of the sunburn by ending the night with a nice Thai Sunburn massage J