Day V: Phuket, Thailand

Today, we anchored in Phuket Bay and rode a smaller boat to shore, where we travelled to the marina to begin our boat tour of the Phi Phi Islands.

For this post, I intend to let the pictures we took here speak for themselves, adding captioning as required.

Tall limestone cliffs and jungle greenery characterize these tiny uninhabited islands.

Shockingly clear crystal-blue water.

Schools of tropical fish. Picture taken with a waterproof camera whilst snorkeling off the coast of the islands.

Part of the colorful coral reefs that surround the white sand island beaches.

A spiky sea urchin.

A huge school of tiny, electric blue fish. The color isn’t very evident in this picture, but in person all the fish were vibrantly patterned.

More fish. Huge groups of coloful green, yellow and blue fish congregated underneath our boat while we were docked.

Viking Cave, so named because cave paintings that resembled a Viking ship were discovered here some time ago.

White fish blend into the pure-white sand just a few feet from the beach.

The Phi Phi Islands were some of the most spectacular places I have ever seen. The warm, impossibly clear water, colorful fish and coral, and beautiful deserted islands combine to create a serene, otherworldly landscape.

Tomorrow is a sea day as the Voyager of the Seas returns to Singapore. Soon after, we will depart for Siem Reap, Cambodia, where we will visit Angkor Wat.

- Hayden M. Strong

Fish photobomb!

© Knstrong 2013