A fellow travel diarist, Tom Lewsey, 29; make sure you don’t miss his entertaining collection of travel diary entries.
“We decided to do our bit by giving custom to lots of restaurants, shops, doing some excellent diving with a local dive operator, and we even encouraged investment by upgrading our rooms to a plush air conditioned job. (our original room hadnt been redecorated since Dec 26th, and had Full Moon Party – still going strong at dawn –an ugly water line about 5 foot from the floor – not a nice reminder!). We also took a boat trip to neighbouring uninhabited Phi Phi Ley, where the huge cliffs tower around a secluded bay, and a stunning beach. This is where they filmed “The Beach” a few years ago, and it was certainly jaw droppingly lovely. “