So we arrived on Ko Phi Phi by boat from Krabi
to a deluge of monsoon rain, we also found that accomodation is EXPENSIVE and much saught aftr but we ended up in an alright guesthouse that had been totally rebuilt after the tsunami, however it was surrounded by a lot of metal shacks where people lived who had lost everything by the waves, which was pritty bad. 2000 people died in the tiny town which was mostly flattened and so there are lots of warning signs and evacuation routes signposted. After the first day the waether improved and we even made it on a snorkelling trip which took us to some reefs just off the island, to monkey beach which as the name suggests was full of amazing monkeys !! We tried to run off with one but they were having none of it.
We also vistsied Maya Bay which was where 'The Beach' of leo dicaprio fame was shot. We were dropped in the waters by a cave entrance where we snorkelled and saw a massive JELLYFISH the size of a tractor tyre just like swimming around !! There were also lots of thin evul looking fish with long noses and when we tried to scare them off they didnt bat a fish eyelid !! We later found out that these were in fact baracuda and they KILL you... so i'm a little bit offf the sea at the moment. We were then told to climb through the cave mouth to reach Maya Bay as the tide was too low to get a boat in. We ended up in a palm forest which openned up into THE BEACH, it was pritty amazing. We also found an amazing bar on Ko Phi Phi called 'Hippies' which had nightly fire shows and one night even held a free BBQ for poor travelly types.