Continuing to blog about my trip to Thailand in February and today’s focus is one that I have been so looking forward to sharing.
If you haven’t been following along be sure to checkout out my other posts so far from this trip!
Travel Journal: USW South Asia Board Team to Thailand and the Philippines
Travel Journal: Wat Pho, Wat Arun and the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand
Travel Journal: Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market in Bangkok, Thailand
Travel Journal: Chatuchak Weekend Market and Jim Thompson House in Bangkok, Thailand
Travel Journal: Thai Cooking Class and Elephant Rides in Phuket, Thailand
I have always been fascinated with the pictures of the islands in the Andaman Sea west of Thailand, so going on an island excursion was toward the top of my list of things to do during the vacation.
We went through a company called Bluanda, and we would highly recommend them. They had a fun, great staff and our group was maybe about 12 total.
A shuttle picked us up and took us to the other side of Phuket where we had a light breakfast and then boarded the catamaran.
Our first stop was Koh Hong Island where we relaxed, swam and snorkeled. I saw so many beautiful fish!
We then went a bit north to the Phang Nga Bay, which is used as a backdrop in many movies, including the James Bond movie, “The Man with the Golden Gun.”
Finally we stopped at a private island that I can’t remember the name of. There we had lunch and then relaxed a bit more on the beach before we did some kayaking and went on a short rain forest hike, where we saw banana trees!
The trip wrapped up with a ride back to the marina at sunset.
It was a full, sandy and sweaty day, but so relaxing and beautiful. For the sake of this being a journal, I should also add that I got the worst sunburn of my life the day before so the only bad part of the day was that my shoulders were pretty sensitive and stiff.
Koh Hong Island
I’m not really a fan of coconut water, and trust me, I keep trying different brands because I want to like it. But I did like it much better in its real form and wish that it had been cold instead of warm.
Our lunch came in these stackable hot pots which was one of our favorite meals of the trip.
These bananas and purple potatoes were SO GOOD!
Our private island for an afternoon.
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