Leaving Phuket and heading to Koh Phi Phi Don our trip in Southern Thailand immediately got better. The views en route were stunning as me and Emily caught our first glimpses of Koh Phi Phi Lee and Maya Bay with unclouded tropical blue skies and turquoise sea. Real paradise and clearly a worthy setting for the film that really put the area on the map, The Beach. Throw in a killer first sunset once we arrived and some hidden gem food options (try the markets and avoid the Tonsai Pier area for real food that isn’t 5x the price) and any misgivings for Koh Phi Phi Don being a beautiful location with a soulless tourist town were soon forgotten.
Beautiful sunsets are all part of island life