Revin cu a doua postare din concediul nostru in Thailanda. Am decis totusi sa grupez pozele in 3 postari pana la urma. Daca ati ratat-o pe prima, puteti da click AICI sa vedeti despre ce e vorba 🙂
Noi am ales sa facem doar doua excursii cat am fost in concediu, ambele cu Simba Sea Trips. I-am gasit pe Tripadvisor si imi placea tare mult ce se spunea despre ei: ca nu iau grupuri mari, ca aleg itinerariul si orele in asa fel incat sa te poti bucura de ce vizitezi fara sa te lovesti de prea multa lume si ca sunt foarte profesionisti si calzi. Si intr-adevar asa a fost. Am fost in locatii precum James bond island, care e una din cele mai populare locatii in postari cu expectation vs reality unde eram singura barca ancorata. Si unde evident am putut sa ne facem niste poze super.
Intr-adevar poate ca sunt putini mai scumpi fata de alte firme de genul acesta din Phuket, insa noi de multe ori preferam sa dam cativa bani in plus pentru aceste detalii care fac ca excursia sa fie memorabila. Mie mi-a placut tare mult de ei. De la faptul ca iti faceau cate poze voiai (si chiar iti dadeau idei de poze uneori), la faptul ca tot timpul incercau sa tina barca foarte curata, la mancarea buna, la absolut tot. Plus ca in nici un moment nu am simtit ca ne-ar grabi, ca nu avem timp sa ne bucuram de locurile in care ne duceau sau ca ar fi totul facut doar pentru bani.
Grupul nostru avea vreo 15 oameni daca nu ma insel si ar mai fi incaput macar 5 oameni pe barca. Dar ei prefera sa nu vanda toate locurile tocmai pentru a creste confortul pasagerilor si a face excursia cat mai placuta.
Excursia din aceasta postare se numeste “Phang Nga And Beyond“. Ne-au luat de la hotel dimineata pe la 6 si ne-am intors dupamasa, in jur de ora 4. A fost o zi foarte plina… am luat micul dejun pe barca Simba II (fructe, sandwich-uri si chec cu banane), am explorat pesteri si mangrove in Koh Phanak, ne-am dat cu canoe prin Koh Hong , am vazut James Bond Island (Koh Phing Kan), ne-am relaxat si ne-am balacit pe niste plaje pustii si am mancat un pranz cu mancare traditionala super buna pe insula Koh Yao Noi.
Una peste alta, a fost o zi super.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I will be splitting my Thailand posts into three because it seems more logical this way and I can tell you more about the places we went to. In case you missed the first one, you can check it out HERE 🙂
We chose to go on only two trips while we were in Phuket, both of them with Simba Sea Trips. We found them on Tripadvisor and I really liked what people were saying about them: that they go in smaller groups, that they choose the location order and visiting hours so that you can actually enjoy what you are visiting without bumping into people and that they are very professional and welcoming. And that was exactly true. We went to locations such as James Bond Island, which is one of the popular locations on websites with expectation vs reality and we were the only boat there. And we could obviously take awesome photos.
They are indeed a bit more expensive than similar traveling trips offered around Phuket, however we most often prefer to spend a bit more on trips for those little details that make the trip more memorable. I really liked them. From the fact that they took as many pictures of you as you liked (and gave you photo ideas), to the fact that they always kept the boat really clean, to the fact that the food was really good, to everything. And we never felt rushed or that we didn’t have enough time to enjoy a place or that they were only doing it for the money.
Our group was of about 15 people if I am not mistaken and I think that they could have fit another 5 if they really wanted to. But i think that they prefer not to do so in order to increase the comfort of the passengers and to make the trip more pleasant.
The trip from this post is called “Phang Nga And Beyond” on their website. They picked us up from the hotel at 6 a.m. and I think they brought us back in the afternoon at about 4 p.m. It was a full day. We started the day with breakfast on the boat Simba II (fruit, sandwiches and banana sponge cake), we explored some caves and mangroves in Koh Phanak, we went canoeing through Koh Hong, we saw James Bond Island (Koh Phing Kan), we relaxed a bit and went swimming on some empty beaches and we had a lovely traditional lunch on Koh Yao Noi island.
All in all, a great day.