Day 3: Monkey Beach in Thailand
Monkey Beach in Thailand has to be on your list when visiting this delightful country.
Monkey Beach in Thailand is located on the Phi Phi Islands.
On our third day on the Phi Phi Islands, we decided to take a tour of a few famous spots.
We woke up early and walked to meet our tour guide. While we waited for our tour guide, I got some breakfast at McDonald’s.
At around 10 am was the beginning of our tour.
We hopped on a longtail boat and were on our way.
The first stop was Monkey Bay- which was incredible. We got to jump into the crystal clear water and also got to feed some bananas to the cuties.
The monkeys were swimming and jumping onto the rocks and into the water. They were adorable. I wish I got better pictures/had a better camera.
Once we hopped back into the longtail, we made our way on south to the next stop: Viking Cave. We only got to see the outskirts of the cave but it was still astounding.
Snorkeling in Phi Lee Lagoon was another extraordinary stop on our tour. The fish surrounded us as we snorkeled.
After snorkeling, we went to Koh Phi Phi Lee. Koh Phi Phi Lee is south of Koh Phi Phi Don.
Once we were at Koh Phi Phi Lee, we had some lunch that was provided by the tour. Unfortunately, I forgot to request no meat in my fried rice soooo I didn’t have a satisfying lunch. I just ate around the chicken.
The views made up for it; they were impeccable. It is truly the most beautiful place I have ever seen. I mean, look at it:
We stayed at Koh Phi Phi Lee for a bit just swimming, talking, and hanging out. There were a few other people there but I was surprised there weren’t more.
Our next stop was interrupted because we ran out of gas. How shocking?! LOL.
We were just chilling in the middle of the ocean for a bit. The dude tried calling people and no one was answering.
FINALLY, about an hour later, another longtail boat came to rescue us.
We hopped into it and dragged our original boat around with us. We also got a new tour guide.
Since our tour was only so many hours, we didn’t really have enough time to do what we wanted because it was going to be getting dark soon.
We stopped at another beach and just swam around the boat and took in the crystal clear warm water.
The last stop of the day was the best- Monkey Beach!
Right when we stopped the boat, one monkey jumped up. Others were swimming.
They are so comfortable with tourists so it was actually a bit frightening for us. We were told that they can be a bit aggressive and take people’s belongings LOL. They like shiny things so choose what you take with you wisely!!! One of the girls from Xplore Asia got her phone stolen but luckily got it returned.
Some dude photobombed my picture.
Our tour guide gave us some watermelon to give to the monkeys and that was a blast! There were numerous monkeys swimming and just walking around the beach.
We hung out with the cute creatures for almost an hour before jumping back into the boat.
Around 5 pm was when we headed back to our starting point.
We got some dinner and called it a night. We ended up finding a vegetarian restaurant that was okay. I got a Greek salad and some hummus. I got sick later LOL.
I forgot that we were told to not eat the lettuce or vegetables on the islands in Thailand because they wash them with water that’s not filtered. My stomach was a bit weak.
As time went on though, I ate whatever I wanted to because I was used to it.
It was a rough day for all of us. And of course, it was boiling out.
But hey, it’s always fun to look back on moments like that. If there’s one thing that’s 10000% going to happen when you go to Thailand, it’s that you will run out of gas at some point.
The next day was our journey back to Phuket and then back to our jobs in Chaiyaphum.
Monkey Beach in Thailand had to have been one of my top favorite days in the delightful country. Of course, the whole long weekend was filled with adventures and experiences that will never be forgotten.