Koh Phanagan

We stayed in Shiralea Backpackers Resort in the quieter North Side of the island near Haadyao, (the full moon party is on sunrise beach in the south).

The resort was lovely, beds were comfy with full backpack size lockers. It had a great bar with ‘shot bell’ rules, pool table, amazing food, 24h swimming pool, tv area, massage hut and plenty of evening activities like BBQ’s and bar party’s to keep us going.

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We didn’t really need to leave but there were plenty of things close by like total wipeout, and a beach 2min walk away. There was a couple nice bars and places to eat along the beach too.

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This was also the last stop of my Ultimate Thailand group tour. We had an amazing time together, laughing, drinking, singing. I have no doubt that we formed some lasting friendships and I can’t wait to bump into them all again some time in the near future.

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Koh Phi Phi & Maya Bay

I wasn’t a big fan of Koh Phi Phi. It was just a bit too touristy, though the nights were pretty good. I went on a sweaty walk with the others up to the view point one evening to see amazing views of the island at sunset.

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While we were there we took a boat out to Maya Bay where the film ‘The Beach’ was set. We had to swim from our boat to the rope ladder that welcomed us to shore. We took our token picture before we messed around in the water and made human towers on the beach. Unfortunately the swim back to the boat was so choppy it made us work off all the previous days calories! It also meant we weren’t able to cliff dive or snorkel, but seeing Maya Bay was worth it!
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