My vacation to Thailand was nothing short of excellent. The beautiful picturesque post I’ve seen of a long-tailed boat decorated in vibrant colors wading on crystal blue waters came to life when I stepping off the speedboat that took me from Phucket to Phi Phi Island. The scenery alone is enough reason to pack your bags and head to South Thailand for your next vacation. But, over the next 8 days I learned there were so many other reasons everyone, no matter your age, should vacation in Thailand at least once;
Reason 1: Authentic Thai Food
I stayed at the Zeavola Resort in Phi Phi Island and the food there was AMAZING. Each morning they had a huge spread of all sorts of foods. From hot plates filled with noodles, rices and meats to a stand dedicated only to fresh fruits; they had it all. All the food was prepared fresh, and the quality of the fruits, vegetables, breads and meats were top. At night their outdoor restaurant on the beach opened. Here you could enjoy some of the best Thai curries I have ever had all why taking in the the sound of the ocean and the feel of sand between your toes.
Reason 2: The beaches and crystal blue waters
Zeavola Resort is tucked into the jungle with access to the beach. They provided their guests with amazing beach chairs right on the waters edge and had bar service on the beach. Meaning you could spend all day here. The sand was soft and white and it lead into the crystal clear waters. I traveled in March (you HAVE to go between December and March, because any other time is their rain season) and the water was the perfect temperature. Luke warm, so it cooled you off from the hot sun and was warm enough to easily swim in and out of. Plus the waters floor was all sand so you never had to worry about rocks or stubbing your foot. Not to mention the pictures you take will make all your Facebook and Instagram followers completely jealous 😉
Reason 3: There are so many Island to explore
Even though the resort was beautiful (and hard to leave at times) I booked a day long island tour to explore a little. The tour lasted about 6 hours and we visited the near by islands via speed boat. The scenic boat ride was breathtaking, and the islands differed so much from one to the other. One Island would be mostly jungle and inhabited by monkeys and the one next to it would be mostly powder white sand.
Reason 4: So many unique experience
Snorkeling is a must when in Phi Phi. The reefs are stunning and there is a good variety of tropical fish to see. In the mainland or Phucket there are elephant and ATV rides you can take through the jungles. At Tiger Kingdom in Phucket you can play with baby tigers or cuddle with full grown “big” (more like HUGE) tigers. This was truly a unique and once-in-a-life-time experience. There are also bird and monkey shows you can attend which is fun for all ages.
Reason 5: Thailand is for EVERYONE
No matter want you out of your vacation Thailand can provide it. Whether it be a relaxing vacation by a beautiful beach or a wild one with lots clubbing and nightlife Thailand has it. The beaches are marvelous, the food is delicious, there are so many different things to do and see and the nightlife is crazy. Thailand has it all.