Koh phi phi is an absolute must of Thailand. It’s most well known for being the gateway to Maya Bay. My top reason to visit it though, is the color of the sea. I’ve never seen such a beautiful range of turquoises and greens in the sea water all within the same area. Most people complain that it’s too touristy and so busy that it’s not worth going. If you go in late April like I did, I assure you that you won’t have that problem. In fact I was a bit like, where’s everyone at?
See below my bucket list items for the island, plus transport and accommodation tips!
Koh Tao was my favourite island in Thailand. I loved all of them, but this island has a perfect size, beautiful beaches, outstanding diving and snorkelling, as well as the perfect amount of partying – there is some but it’s not at the crazy annoying level. These are my favourite things to do in the island.
Do a diving course
This is probably the number one reason people come to Koh Tao, and that’s because Koh Tao has a the perfect combination: amazing snorkel, and really low prices. So a lot of people will come here just to do the PADI Certification. I didn’t do mine because I had already done it somewhere else, but I’ve heard Ocean Sound is good.
So many people told me they didn’t like Bangkok. Ok, I do find everywhere I go worthwhile and interesting, I can’t lie. There are very few places where I’d be like, don’t go. But Bangkok? I absolutely loved it! I found it interesting, clean and not as chaotic as everyone puts it. I spent approximately four days there and enjoyed every second. It’s a big city, that has everything big cities have: great cafes & restaurants from all cuisines and for all dietary restrictions, culture, art, nightlife, amazing shopping, markets, etc. Team that up with gorgeous temples, cheap mango shakes – or well – cheap everything and you have good times guaranteed. These are the most exciting things to do in Bangkok.
This was round two of Bangkok for me. I had never stayed in Sukhumvit before so I was quite excited about my stay in Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit. And I was not disappointed!
The hotel is located in the trendy neighborhood of Sukhumvit, in Sukhumvit 11. This area has a ton of nice restaurants, and surprisingly most of them are actually not Thai. It is one of the few places I’ve seen where there are a lot of options when it comes to food: Japanese, Peruvian, Mexican, Italian, burger joints, and the list goes on. I even found an Argentinean grill! The area is very alive specially at night, where you’ll see a lot of tourists from everywhere in the world enjoying themselves. There also are many cool rooftop bars a short walk from the restaurant. As a warning, it’s a pricy area for eating out specially if you are aiming for nice places but there are are cheap options if you look around and there are many street food stalls where you can get cheap Thai food if you just want to get a quick meal.