|Yu, our Tour Guide|
We only had 30 minutes here (which was plenty of time) because the crew were constantly ensuring we got to see every location before the masses turned up. Next stop Bamboo Island. Wow this island is truly beautiful with stunning sandy beaches and blue,blue waters. We had 2 hours here and lunch was again served by the staff, who set up a table on the beach, with rubbish bags for the waste, and Yu acting as Chef with his apron and Chef's hat on!
Of course the food was delicious, Penang chicken, fried vegetables, Chicken drumsticks. Rice and fruit. Not spicy, so ideal for the mixture of guests, but there was some Prik Naam Bla if you wanted to spice it up.
Our last stop of the day was Tonsai Beach (the main area on Phi Phi), which is full to the brim with people, but by this time, we had had such a great day we just wanted to chill in a beach bar with a beer, or a glass of wine in my case.
This is probably the longest blog post I have ever written, but I wanted to express our gratitude to Lanta Gardenhill for their great tour, great service and great staff and I wanted to hold my hand up and say 'I was wrong!' This is definitely a tour I will be recommending to my guests and maybe tourism will not destroy Phi Phi. The message is getting through, Thai tour guides are giving excellent safety and conservation advice. The Marine Park are communicating the right messages and people, of all nationalities are heeding it. I was impressed really impressed.
|Us with Yu at the end of a very enjoyable day!|
If you are wanting to do this tour or any other on the island, whilst you stay with us, please ask myself, Nick, Gin (our Hotel Manager) or Dtom (our Hotel Receptionist) for good honest advice.