Well people had said “you will love it” and it is “the most beautiful island I ever saw” so when we were drawing close I was expecting pretty amazing or spectacular scenery so was disappointed as although it was a pretty view, I have seen many like it around the world and so I was almost not that bothered about getting off the boat to explore for 1 hour. And when I heard it is 20Baht just to visit – I thought – Ha – a tourist money-spinner!
How wrong was I though! Within half an hour of stepping onto the island and strolling about I felt an attraction like so many others. maybe the same attraction or maybe a different one, but definitely an attraction!
What this place did for ME within the shortest space of time was remind me of a number of places I have loved. As I walked along one after another memory of other islands dropped into my head – I was reminded of Barbados, Hydra, Kos, Naxos, La Gomera, Malta, Bali, St Lucia, Ibiza, Poquerolles, Manly – it was as if all the best parts of these islands were in one place.
I decided I should be there for longer and that it would be a place I could so easily live without worrying too much about what life would throw at me.
Unfortunately I had to get back on the boat after an hour as my “trip” had ended and I had not come prepared to pay for a room there that night. So sadly, I will have to leave it for a short while before I return again but I think that was a taster and am sure I WILL return and not alone either!
So now please do tell me Don, Peter, Jade, Selina, Chris, Heinz or whoever you are – What is it that Phi Phi does for you? I now want to get YOUR impressions please?