Myanmar snorkeling liveaboard review

MV Sea Gipsy Island safari

How was your trip on the Sea Gipsy liveabord? Dear Paul Yes, we did have very good time. For Ruth and me is was the first time we stayed on a boat for a few days and we were very surprised how comfortable it was. Since we love the nature we preferred a trip on a boat like the Sea Gipsy and not one on a more luxury boat. That was Read More …

Koh Lanta resort recommendation

Koh Lanta Nice beach resort

Lanta Nice Beach Resort Koh Lanta resort recommendation We’ve stayed at the Lanta Nice Beach Resort twice and I’m sure we’ll be back again. It’s a 3 star resort on Khlong Nin beach that we really like. If you’ve never been to Koh Lanta we recommend it for a taste of Thailand island life. It still hasn’t reached the levels of development which many people feel have spoiled other Thai Read More …

Family hotel in Krabi

Family hotel in Krabi

Family hotel in Krabi If you are travelling with kids in Krabi we recommend the Centara Anda Dhevi hotel in the Hat Nopparartha part of Krabi, we stayed there last month. It’s well located and popular with families. Kids will find friends to play with in the pool so the adults can relax. The service is excellent and the rooms are great for the price you pay. Wifi is free Read More …

Chillva Market Phuket

Chillva Market Phuket

Chillva Market Phuket Town Chillva market is a new Phuket night market in the Samkhong area of Phuket Town. It’s very popular with young Thai’s and students. It’s a bit more trendy than some of the other markets in Phuket. It’s a bit more trendy that some of the other markets in Phuket. There are plenty of food stalls and communal areas to sit and eat. There are also some surrounding Read More …

Phuket Thai Hua Museum

Phuket Thai Hua Museum

Phuket Thai Hua Museum Phuket Town museum The Phuket Thai Hua Museum is on Krabi road in Phuket old town. It is one of Phuket’s better museums and worth an hour of your time if you are staying in Phuket Town or doing a tour of Phuket. It does a good job of explaining Phuket’s history, focusing on the Chinese immigrants who left their homeland due to poverty and came to Read More …

Koh Yao Yai overnight

Koh Yao Yai view

2 days 1 night at Koh Yao Yai Koh Yao Yai overnight from Phuket, with snorkeling at Koh Hong Krabi Posted 2016 Last weekend we had our end of high season staff outing. Each year we have to choose a location that suits everyone in our group of about thirty people. We have a mix of ages, nationalities and interests. Some of us need to be kept active, others prefer Read More …

Surin Islands camping tip

Surin islands accommodation - tents on the beach

Surin Islands camping feedback If you are planning on staying in a tent on the Surin or Similan Islands here is some feedback from a recent visitor. Dear Paul, I enjoyed my stay at Surin very much. The transport was perfect (timely, very good cars, good drivers, very helpful), the team was great, the snorkeling trips really great , and the food good! The only point for improvement are the Read More …

A wonderful experience with great people

Saimai

Snorkeling liveaboard review Update Aug 2015: Saimai is no longer in operation We had a wonderful time on the SaiMai, too short as anticipated but absolutely great. SAIMAI – wonderful boat exactly what we like – wood and old style, although a little slow. The Equipment on board and facilities are fine and there is everything one might need to have a great experience. The best for us was the top Read More …

Oktavia liveaboard review

Similan snorkeling liveaboard Oktavia

Feedback from a snorkeler on Oktavia liveaboard in February 2014 Q. How was your trip? Hi Paul, The trip was excellent.  We saw dolphins, a whale shark and a whale along with all fish. I had never been on a dive boat before.  I thought it was very well run with excellent attention to the participants safety.  I was quite pleased to have a dive master in the water with Read More …