My husband really wants to pronounce Phuket with the “f” sound “ph” makes for us. But in Thailand, “ph” sounds like “p.” He’ll have to settle for the fun of me going to the Phi Phi Islands where the water is a startling turquoise, not yellow. 🙂
I took a speedboat tour to the islands, with some narration by our very entertaining ladyboy tour guide, Madame Jasmine.
The Phi Phi Islands are gorgeous! Really spectacular. Rock formations jutting out of pale seafoam green/turquoise water. So beautiful. We pulled up to Monkey Island, but Madame Jasmine said, “Monkeys are bad. They bite. We stay in boat and take pictures.” So we did.
We spent 10 minutes here and 30 minutes there. 1 hour at Koh Khai beach that was about as big as my backyard and was packed full of people. The thing is, you can’t really swim much since dozens of speedboats are pulling up to shore. I just sat in a rented beach chair and watched people wade into the water.
We had a barely edible buffet lunch (45 minutes), stopped for some people to snorkel (30 minutes), and then ventured on to Maya Cove on Phi Phi Lei Island, which is where the movie ‘The Beach” was shot featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. “But you won’t see Leonardo DiCaprio on the beach today. If you want to see him, you come to my room tonight.”
I think you can guess who said that. 😉
The beach was beautiful. The sand was powdery and the water a crystal-clear warm seafoam green. I swam and enjoyed the beach and 45 minutes later we packed ourselves back into our tin can speedboat and left.
Maya Cove was probably the most beautiful beach I’ve ever been on — with or without Leonardo.
Where’s the most beautiful beach you’ve seen?