The Islands! What most of us think of when we think “Thailand”….. beautiful beaches surrounded by limestone formations at every turn. And yes, its just as beautiful as we all imagine it is. Photos will never do any justice for the hundreds of islands in Thailand. We chose to head to Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Samui. We weren’t going to make it to Koh Ph Ngan for the infamous Full Moon Party but we were aiming to par-take in the Half Mood Festival. We had a 2 hour ferry ride to endure before we reached our first island, Koh Pha Ngan. We settled in nicely in our cute little beach bungalow. It was the perfect little spot for us. Right on the beach.
Sadly, about 4 days before we even made it to Koh Pha Ngan, we found out that our festivals date was cancelled. It worked out though. We opted to go beach hopping and by the time we reached our bungalows we were pooped and just wanted dinner and sleep. After a day of lounging around we were ready to ferry over to Koh Samui for our thanksgiving leg of the trip. I made sure we were in a nice resort for Thanksgiving, after all, we wanted relaxation. We were surrounded by cute bungalows and perfect poochies for two days. It was awesome. Not to mention our resort had a killer pool right next to a beautiful beach. The workers there were entirely too accommodating and made it feel like home for us. We loved them so much. And massages! Cannot forget our massages. This is when the massage addiction was setting in.
After that we jetset over to Phuket to start one of our last legs of the trip. I was pretty stoked for Phuket and for the adventures we were about to get into. Our airbnb had some killer prices on excursions and we opted for the James Bond Island (Khao Phing Kan) excursion and the Phi Phi Islands snorkeling excursion. Both days were perfect but on this post, we are eyeing our James Bond Island adventure. I actually have only played the nintendo game and know nothing about this island but it was might pretty. The boat ride to this little cove was my favorite part. The water is a beautiful green and the limestone cliffs that dot the Andaman Sea… they are breath taking. The entire Ao Phang-nga National park was picture perfect. I highly recommend trekking up there and exploring. Our excursion stopped us at a floating Muslim village within the park called Koh Panyi for lunch. It was an interesting village. Beautiful within and from afar.
That sticky icky
Waddling my way over to the rocks
Even cell phones can’t take a bad picture here. Its crazy how beautiful it is.
The Big Buddha. So pretty. And the views from here. Woosh.