25.11.2008 - 27.11.2008
After Lipe we decided to use a little island called Koh Lanta as a stopping point before we headed onwards to Ko Phi Phi. The journey time between Lipe and Lanta was just over six hours. While a six hour journey time may seem long, neither myself or Niamh minded as it was quite relaxing watching the Thai coast line with all its tiny islands, inlets and bays and striking limestone pinnacles literally floating by.
When we arrived in Koh Lanta, we booked into a resort called 'The Sanctuary', which had a bit of a commune feel to it with old school hippies floating around like confused moths. From the outside, our bungalow had a ramshackle appearance to it, but inside it was clean, with high ceilings and a big mosquito net which hung down from the ceiling. One of my favorite features of this bungalow was the veranda, where you could swing listlessly in a hammock with great views of the beach. Due to our close proximity to the beachfront, both myself and Niamh feel asleep to the sound of the ocean.