Thailand Adventure: Ko Phi Phi

Lovers of Leonardo Di Caprio’s thailand adventure movie The Beach, may faintly recognize the pale turquoise waters, the shimmering white sands and the impressive rocky peaks of Ko Phi Phi and Maya Bay. This is one of the locations chosen for its mesmerizing paradise charm and solitude, the latter which may have slipped away since its red carpet success on the silver screen. Still despite the crowds that flock to Ko Phi Phi it seems to hold steady on a young, vibrant and stylish crowd who want to blend bespoke beach days with late night revelry as opposed to 24 hour partying. Of course, the partying happens; nights are punctuated with fun making this an island for those who want a lively island experience as opposed to deserted bliss and tranquility.

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The tiny island of dreams allows no motorized vehicles which make it the perfect spot for simply meandering through the dense green trees, bar hopping along the popular cocktail haunts that line the sands and riding out in the wooden boats for a taste of local life. Teakwood traditional Thai villas boast luxury beds for those who want to splurge rather than save every penny, food is ample and bursting with flavor even if you do choose to eat it with your hands from a rickety stall close to the shore.

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Days are soaked in shimmering sunlight and nights are flooded with stars ensuring that the Hollywood star of Ko Phi Phi stays beautiful around the clock. Waking up early and throwing yourself into the salty blue is the only way to start your day, afternoons are spent climbing the sheer faced rocks before jumping off and into the waters below, parasailing through the thick humid air and taking yoga classes to release your inner calm. When the sun sets and you feel salt glazed and brown be sure to head down to the beach where you can watch traditional Thai fire performances to the soundtrack of the murmuring sea.

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Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes

Jodie Oakes is a seasoned writer and an avid surfer with continuously itchy feet and a love of the finer things in life. After traveling through the continent with a touring band, living in Paris, Amsterdam and under the Auroras Borealis, she is now in Bulgaria where she attempts to piece together her first poetry collection.
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