Early next morning, we departed from the incomparable Phi Phi islands to our next destination, Krabi.
As the ferry moved farther and farther away, I couldn't help but keep looking back at the island until it's shores became a little blip in the distance. Not to be dramatic, but my heart was indeed heavy, to say the least.
The only thing that was of some consolation was that my vacation was not yet over and that we were continuing on to our next destination, Krabi.
I was going to terribly miss the remoteness of the island, the white sand beaches, walking through the island streets, just the whole general vibe of the place and that gorgeous turquoise blue water, the color of which I named as the "Phi Phi blue". God, I would've bottled up that color and taken it back with me if I could.
There are of course several islands in the world, which in comparison, might top the list, but for me, Phi Phi islands is very close to my heart and it will always be as it was my very first trip out of the country and it was an out of the world experience.
I could never forget the island any time soon. For once, I was able to forget the weight of the world on my shoulders and be myself and be truly, properly happy and content. I'm sure it will call me back many times over because I did leave a part of myself, my true self, back in that exquisite place.
A tiny bit about logistics here -
1. Number of days - 2.5 days
2. Total expenses (not incl. scuba diving) - approx 1900 THB per person (roughly 4500 INR).
3. Scuba diving - 3500 THB per person, 1000 THB per group for underwater photos and videos (roughly 8500 INR in total per person).
4. Dive shop - Phi Phi Scuba diving centre (highly recommended).
5. Stay - Kitty Guesthouse** (booked on agoda.com with complementary breakfast)
6. Ferry - Phi Phi Island Cruiser, booked in Phuket in a shop offering tour packages.
**The stay was on the pricier side for our budget travel, but so was every other stay we looked for in this island. Considering the level of comfort offered on a remote island, I would have to guess this was the appropriate cost during the peak season time.