Arkiv | november, 2011

Phi Phi, Koh Lipe, Langkawi – heaven is a place on earth

9 Nov

After years of dreaming of Asia I will finally get to experience some of it myself. In December I will spend two weeks in Thailand and Malaysia with a good friend. Bring on the beaches, palm trees, azure ocean, beach bungalows, fruity cocktails, thai food, snorkeling and everything else Thailand has to offer. I literally can’t wait!

After doing some research and talking to a few friends who have been to Thailand several times, we decided on our travel route. We will start with the first night in Ao Nang, and then take a longtail boat out to Ko Phi Phi. Then we’ll take a boat over to Koh Lipe and spend a few days there before we go to Langkawi (Malaysia) and spend christmas there. Finally we’ll spend the last day and night in Koh Lanta before we start our journey home.

Ko Phi Phi is where the movie The Beach was shot, and for good reason it seems. We will stay in Phi Phi for four days, and probably spend our days on the beautiful beaches, seeing the different islands, eating and drinking some cocktails in the sunset. Phi Phi is probably the island with the best nightlife of all the places we’re visiting. I especially looking forward to checking out some of the reggae beach bars 🙂

Koh Phi Phi - the Beach

After Koh Phi Phi we will head on to Koh Lipe. A friend of mine has been there several times and claims it is the most beautiful place in Thailand. 🙂 I must admit that I had never heard of it until she mentioned it, but after a quick Google search I was sold. What an amazing place! We’ll stay in Koh Lipe for 4 days. Koh Lipe is said to have the most beautiful  beaches in Thailand, and snorkeling is very popular here. Koh Lipe is a small island with a relaxed atmosphere – I cannot wait to chill out in a hammock and maybe do some yoga on the beach!

Sunrise Beach - Koh Lipe. We'll be living here! 🙂

Then we’ll move on to Malaysia  and Langkawi. Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands located east of Koh Lipe, and is just a 1,5 hour ferry ride away. Langkawi is made up of white powdery sand beaches with coconut trees and bright turquoise sea. There is lots to do in Langkawi – there is supposed to be great food, diving opportunities, shopping, cable cars, rainforest, waterfalls and many beautiful small islands. I think we’ll have a great time our 3 days here – and we will actually spend christmas eve here 🙂

Langkawi - Shreyans Bhansali - http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebigdurian/

Malaysian food - http://www.cuti.com.my

The  last day will be spent in Koh Lanta. Since it is our last day I am sure we’ll try to get our last bit of relaxation done here and have made sure to book a bungalow on the beach. Koh Lanta is an island just outside of Krabi and from here we can easily get to the airport by ferry and minibus in only 75 minutes.

We leave in a little over a month and we are both so excited! It is the farthest away I have ever travelled, and I find myself daydreaming about it all the time. Just knowing that I am going there in such a short time makes the cold and dark November days a lot easier to deal with. 🙂

If you have any travel tips for me in the Krabi area in Thailand, please send it over!