Asia | South East Asia | Thailand | South Thailand | Ko Phi Phi – Ko Phi Phi Le
The 13th day of my trip, which I think was the best day so far (right 13 is my lucky number!!)
I decided to join a snorkeling group to Ko Phi Phi Le. Perhaps some of you know that parts of the movie ‘The Beach’ were filmed at Maya Bay on Ko Phi Phi Le. (There are two islands: Ko Phi Phi Don, which is where all tourists stay, and Ko Phi Phi Le, which is a national park). Usually, all the tours start at 9:00 am, but I took the one which started at 12:00 am.
We where a small group of six persons and Andrew, our guide. Snorkeling around Ko Phi Phi Le is amazing: You see a lot of fishes and different corals. Usually Maya Bay is crowded with boats, but when we got there it was just us and ‘The Beach’. I was even able to see sharks for the first time in my life. A big female and a little baby. They are not dangerous at all (but they DO look dangerous).
Unfortunately Ko Phi Phi gets more and more crowded these days, and some of the tourists just don’t care about rubbish and polution on the island. If you go to Ko Phi Phi you will understand what I’m talking about.
I think that’s really sad. But there are also people who care about the island. Like Andrew, our guide. He doesn’t use plastic bottels or plastic bags. I think that’s very important on an island, cause every plastic bottle, every plastic-bag, even every can has to be removed from an island. And that’s expensiv and someone has to pay for it. The best thing is to AVOID rubbish. Use your own bottle and bring your own cotton-bag with you.