Phuket, Thailand: Phi Phi & Bamboo Island


The Phi Phi Islands are a must see for most tourists going to Phuket and the areas around the islands. The islands are famous for their amazing beaches and very blue water - and of course, Maya Bay (Pictured above). Maya Bay is very famous because of the movie "The Beach" starring Leonardo DiCaprio. We went for an Early Bird trip, but even with early bird (we were at Maya Bay at around 10) there were still way too many tourists. The Beach IS a beautiful place, however all the boats and tourists ruin the experience - Especially since the water isn't very clear anymore. Such a shame! However, we still enjoyed it very much. 

Phi Phi øerne er som regel noget de fleste turister der besøger Phuket og området omkring øerne gerne vil se. Øerne er meget berømte for de fantastiske strande og meget blå hav - og selvfølgelig, Maya Bay (som ses på billedet ovenover). Maya Bay er meget er blevet meget kendt på grund af filmen "The Beach" som har Leonardo DiCaprio i hovedrollen. Vi tog en Early Bird tur, men selv med sådan en tur, hvor vi var på stranden cirka kl. 10 om formiddagen, var der fyldt med turister. The Beach ER meget smuk, men de mange både og turister ødelægger meget af oplevelsen - Især fordi vandet slet ikke er klart længere. Det er en skam! Men vi nød det dog rigtig meget alligevel. 

 
After visiting The Beach, we went to snorkel with a ton of gorgeous fish just maybe 1000meters from the actual beach. We fed them with fresh fruit. It was such a nice experience! I never snorkeled before, so it was definitely something new. Then we went on to a laguna to swim for a little while.
Right after visiting Koh Phi Phi Leh, we went on to a private beach at Koh Phi Phi Don, where we had buffet for lunch, swam in the blue water and enjoyed the sun.

Efter vi havde besøgt The Beach, tog vi ud for at snorkle med en masse flotte fisk, måske omkring 1000meter fra stranden. Vi fodrede fiskene med frisk frugt. Det var helt klart en fed oplevelse, især fordi jeg aldrig har snorklet før, så det var klart noget nyt for mig. Dernæst sejlede vi direkte til en smuk blå lagune, hvor vi svømmede i et lille stykke tid.
Efter vi havde været på Koh Phi Phi Leh, fortsatte vi til en privat strand på Koh Phi Phi Don, hvor vi fik buffet til frokost, nød det blå hav og solen. 

 
Last stop; Bamboo Island! Honestly, Bamboo Island was amazing. You could snorkel from the beach with tons of colorful fish (I even saw "Dory" when snorkeling, haha!) and the water was so clear. We had so much fun here, also because the beach was very big and not too over-crowded. We booked the trip through TUI and I do recommend it. Our guide was so much fun and we got drinks, fresh fruit and the guide took tons of photos for us, at all times. A very relaxing trip, indeed! (Even if the speedboat ride was long and bumpy, haha). 

Sidste stop; Bamboo Island! For at være ærlig, så var Bamboo Island helt fantastisk. Man kunne snorkle direkte fra stranden med et hav af farverige fisk (Jeg så endda "Dory", haha!) og vandet var helt vildt klart. Vi havde det så sjovt og stranden var kæmpe og ikke over-fyldt. Vi bookede turen igennem TUI og jeg kan helt klart anbefale den. Vores guide var rigtig sjov og vi fik drikkevarer, frisk frugt og guiden tog gerne billeder af os på hele turen, hvis vi bad om det. Det var helt klart en meget afslappende tur! (Hvis man ser bort fra den lange og ujævne tur i speedbåd, haha). 

Phuket, Thailand: Tham Khao Luang Cave


On our Phang-Nga trip we went to visit the Tham Khao Luang cave, which is basically a buddhist temple in a cave. The cave seemed really gorgeous filled with golden Buddha sculptures and such - However, the most exciting part was the cute monkeys living outside the cave temple. They were all so tame and you could buy bananas, corn and nuts to feed them with. We spent most of the time there and even had our guide and other tour guests waiting for us, 'cause we were so busy playing with the little monkeys! So cute, they were! 

På vores tur til Phang-Nga skulle vi besøge Tham Khao Luang grotten, hvilket egentlig er et buddhistisk tempel der er i en kæmpe grotte. Grotten virkede da også virkelig smuk og fyldt med gyldne Buddha-skulpturer - men det mest spændende var nu altså de små søde aber der boede udenfor templet. De var alle ret tamme og man kunne købe bananer, majs og nødder som man kunne fodre dem med. Vi brugte det meste af tiden der og vi kom endda til at lade guiden og de andre gæster vente i bilen, imens vi havde travlt med at lege med de små aber! De var simpelthen så søde! 

Phuket, Thailand: Access Resort & Villas


The resort we stayed at in Thailand was Access Resort & Villas. The resort is placed 10-15 minute walk from Karon Beach and the resort has swim out pool access from all of their rooms and even with room service arriving by boat! We both found this place to be absolutely relaxing. The first 12 days of our stay we stayed in deluxe room at Blue Wing, while we decided to upgrade to a pool suite with a private pool for the last 2 days of our stay. Breakfast buffet was included and the resort had free wifi as well and we got 2 free 4 course dinners as well. 

Det resort vi boede på i Thailand var et resort der hedder Access Resort & Villas. Det er placeret cirka 10-15 minutters gågang fra Karon Strand og har alle værelser på hele hotellet har direkte adgang til en pool fra terrassen - og hvis man bestiller room service, kommer det endda sejlende med båd! Vi synes begge, at det her hotel var vanvittigt afslappende. De første 12 dage boede vi i et deluxe værelse ved Blue Wing og de sidste 2 dage havde vi opgraderet til en pool suite med privat pool og terrasse. Morgenmads buffet var inkluderet og der var gratis wifi og desuden fik vi 2 gange 4-retters aftensmad med også. 

 
To be honest, the rooms were really nice and the staff were so kind at all times. The food were also quite nice, both at the breakfast buffet, restaurant and room service. The hotel is placed a little away from Karon but still with some restaurants, stores and massage stores close (2 minute walk). We really enjoyed how peaceful it was but still also how it was easy for us to take a walk towards the city in the evening. There were places on the hotel that needed some restaurations, but nothing that ruined our experience a lot. I can definitely recommend this place if you ever want to visit Phuket! 

For at være ærlig, så var værelserne virkelig fine og medarbejderne var altid søde. Maden var også ganske fin - både ved morgenmad, restaurant og room service. Hotellet er placeret en smule væk fra Karon, men der er stadig restauranter, butikker og massage-butikker tæt på (2 minutters gå). Vi kunne ret godt lide at der var ret stille i området men at vi også havde muligheden for at gå tættere på byen om aftenen, hvis vi havde lyst. Der var nogle steder på hotellet hvor der godt kunne trænge til at blive restaureret, men det var ikke noget der ødelagde vores oplevelse særlig meget. Jeg kan klart anbefale dette resort hvis du nogensinde har tænkt dig at besøge Phuket!