Friday, February 21, 2014

Oh, Leonardo

From Krabi, we caught a ferry to go visit the Phi Phi Islands (a place almost completely decimated by the 2004 tsunami). The islands are located in the Andaman Sea in between Krabi and Phukett. 

Mosquito Island? No, thanks.

The ferry dropped us off on Phi Phi Don, the larger of the two islands. I was particularly looking forward to going to Phi Phi Leh. Because of this guy:



The movie The Beach was filmed there in a place named Maya Bay. So after checking into our hotel on Phi Phi Don, we hired a long boat to take us to Maya Bay. 



On the way there, we stopped to see some monkeys, because well, why not?


Another boat had brought food and bottles of water. The monkeys are so smart, they figured out how to open them. 



About 20 minutes later we arrived at Maya Bay. Just look at the color of the water! It was pretty incredible.


It was super hot and so we went to sit in the water. It was very shallow so you could go quite a ways out and still be only knee deep in the water. 


Maya Bay is very popular with tourists. We were lucky enough to arrive in the mid afternoon, after most of the tourists had caught the last ferry back to Phukett or Krabi. 


On the other end of the island is a small lookout providing you with this view. I have dubbed it Gumdrop Island.


So yeah, Maya Bay rocked. My only criticism? No Leo. Seems like false advertising if you ask me.

2 comments:

  1. The pictures are cool, YOU are gorgeous!

    Does anyone else see the resemblance between the Leonardo promotional poster and the monkey with the water bottle picture?
    Both pictures show a left side profile, Leonardo has his head tilted back with the ocean as background, the monkey has his head tilted back with a water bottle in his hand - I mean really, the only thing missing in the monkey picture is the caption "THE BEACH".

    or

    Maybe it's just me.

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  2. The pictures ARE fantastic and Joe is right, you are gorgeous!

    One of my favorite books and I loved the movie as well. Although no great fan of Leonardo, he did a great job in the movie.

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