Jan 14, 2024

A day at The Phi Phi Islands

Our team's plan for the 2nd day in Thailand was a day trip to The Phi Phi islands. The Phi phi are a group of 6 islands about 46km southeast of Phuket. The islands are famous for coral reefs, white sandy beaches, limestone rocks with cliffs, caves and marine activities like scuba diving and snorkeling. The islands became popular worldwide after the release of the 2000 film 'The Beach' that was shot here. If you have watched the 1974 James Bond film ' Man with the golden gun', you can spot one of these islands.Perhaps the first film shot here! 

The viking caves

Edible bird nests

Our office gang

The trip started from Phuket on a Speed boat with a capacity of 30 . It was my first ride on such a boat..it was a bumpy ride that took almost an hour to reach the islands. Once we reached we took a ride on one of the local long tail boats that took us close to the shallow waters and limestone rocks and viking caves. We had a short swim in the shallow crystal clear waters before returning back to our speedboat. 

We were dropped at Phi phi Don for the scuba dives and lunch. The island has an overdose of tourists and tourist activities!  A good walk in the shopping market street made us hungry. The Thai lunch arranged in one local restaurant by our tour guide was not appealing and so we found an alternate restaurant 'Pirates House' that served Indian food as well. We ended the afternoon with dessert - the local coconut icecream that was served with Mangoes and flowers! 

Our lunch

Lunch at the Pirates Home

Pirates Home

Coconut Icecream shop

Coconut Ice cream

With great memories, we said good bye to the islands and sped our way back to Phuket by evening.


  1. Hello,
    Looks like a great trip, beautiful collection of photos. I like the views of the islands and the egrets are pretty. It is a popular place to visit. Take care, have a great week!

  2. Beautiful series of photos.
    The egrets are amazing.
    Greetings Irma

  3. Stunning pictures of a beautiful trip!
    I've enjoyed the sight of boats, waters and rocks, your "office gang", the swim, the market, lunch at the restaurant etc..
    You look great in the pictures taken on the boat, and at lunch at The Pirates!
    Oh, that coconut ice-cream in two colors! I wish I had one!

  4. Such a lovely island! Looks like you all had a great time.

  5. How wonderful you are visitig Thaikand!

  6. Beautiful place and gorgeous photos ~ fun for you and we get to see your photos ~ thanks,

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Exciting adventure and lovely photos! Hello Aloha from Honolulu friend

  8. Fabulous photos! What a wonderful experience this must have been.

  9. How very, very beautiful. Thank you for taking us there.

  10. That island looks incredible to visit!

  11. wow, I really enjoyed seeing all of these. What an amazing time you must have had. I felt like I was in a boat out there with you all looking at the other boats and people.

  12. What a wonderful place! AND coconut icecream!

  13. Thanks for taking us along. This looks like a super day, and one I would enjoy myself.

  14. A fun time it seems, and wonderful photos of a lovely area...thanks for sharing.

  15. Thanks for sharing! What a wonderful place. :)

  16. What a fabulous day. This spot is incredibly beautiful and it must have just felt magical to be there, surrounded by those cliffs and that fabulous water.

  17. Beautiful pictures of the island. And that lunch looks delicious. What a fantastic day this was for you.


    1. Thanks for your photos. What incredible beauties nature creates. It's wonderful that you were able to explore the island
      It's also wonderful that you were able to swim in the sea.
      I saw the movie "The Beach". It's a shame that film locations are being commercialized. Very often, not enough attention is paid to cultural history or the uniqueness of nature.
      But of course I also wished I could see an island like this once in my life!!!
      I would have taken the ice cream too :-))
      We have an Indian restaurant in town... delicious food. I like.

  18. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful day and time with us. Wow!