When we were travelling through Thailand, we spent a few days at the famous Koh Phi Phi Island. During the day we enjoyed swimming, snorkelling, hammocks and fresh tropical drinks. But Koh Phi Phi really became alive during the night.
Every night there are fantastic fire shows right on the beach outside local bars. As the night goes on, the music get louder, dancers get crazier and the fire show becomes more intense. Talented fire jugglers effortlessly dance with inflamed torches. They also offered neon body paint for those who wanted to go all out. The beach ambiance combined with thumping base and energetic crowds from across the globe is definitely something you have to experience at least once in Koh Phi Phi.
During our stay on Phi Phi Island we also visited Maya Bay. It is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The sandy white beach is surrounded by 100-meter high cliffs that are covered with green shrubs and mosses.
We rented a speedboat from our hotel and left bright and early at around 7 am to avoid the crowds. The boat ride to Maya Bay is an exciting journey in itself. You can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the gentle ocean breezes and amazing panoramic views as the boat passes through majestic sea cliffs over the clear turquoise water. Once you reach Maya Bay, you can walk around the beach and witness the spectacular view of the blue ocean surrounded by hills on three sides of the beach. Or enjoy a nice swim in the shimmering crystal clear water.
There is something therapeutic about spending a day at the Maya Bay. You can have a deep and meaningful personal experience if you simply pause, breathe and allow the ocean to communicate with you. It can help you develop a new and refreshing perspective on life. If you allow the waves to whisper in your ears, a few hours spent at the Maya Bay can be one of those experiences that make you look within yourself and seek a deeper meaning in life.