Boy did I wake up hungover on the second day of the tour! Serves me right for all those drinks and tequila shots!
We headed down to breakfast and met Kahly and Liv. Unfortunately my stomach was churning and I felt way too sick to eat anything, although I did manage a bite of a donut. After breakfast we quickly got ready and put our bathers on underneath our clothes because we were off to do the James Bond island day trip!

We met up with everyone and there were two new tour mates who had flown in late the night before, so they hadn’t met everyone yet. They were two lovely girls our age and they were Aussies too, from Brisbane!
We all hopped into a few vans and I was sitting right up the back – not a good idea! After a little bit of driving feeling like I was going to vomit/ pass out, I yelled out for someone to give me a bag. And then it started. I ended up moving to the front where I sat spewing in these little plastic bags. Luckily the driver was really cool about it, offering to pull over for me, and giving me stuff to smell that was meant to help. By the time we got on the boat I wasn’t vomiting anymore but still felt verrrry sick. Word of warning- don’t drink excessively before boat trips or activities ! It was also quite embarrassing that myself and Kahly seemed to be the only ones who couldn’t handle our drinks from the night before (myself mostly). But, when in Thailand 😛
The day trip was breathtakingly beautiful as they take you to some awesome spots where movies like James Bond were filmed. We got to explore caves and also had the chance to jump off the boat in a lagoon area and get our photos taken. Many of us grabbed life jackets so we could relax without trying to tread water for too long. We also got to take pictures at a beach where James Bond was filmed (although I don’t think I’ve seen the movie!


My favourite part of the day was when the boat stopped near these caves/beaches. We all partnered up and hopped into kayaks with our own personal kayak man! He paddled for us and everything, we just gave him a tip at the end. It was amazing just sitting back and relaxing while he took us through caves and to little private beaches (although not so private cos there were a fair few other tourists there at the same time!) There were a few good photo opportunities as well. When we headed back to the boat our guide stopped nearby so Liv and I could have a little swim in the crystal clear water (none of the other guides seemed to so we were lucky!).


Tonight we had a buffet dinner at the hotel, which was quite average as there wasn’t too many exciting foods on selection. But it was included so who can complain! We headed back down to Bangla road for a few drinks again but were quite exhausted from the days adventure so headed backed fairly early to rest up for day 3. However before we headed back we watched a lady who was about 65 dance up on a bar on a pole for what seemed like hours! It was hilarious yet also embarrassing. Apparently she lives there and she does it quite often.


At some point during this day we got to know our 3 fellow Aussie girls, and basically hung together for the rest of the trip!


  1. becca.lee
    December 5, 2015 / 1:11 am

    I’m sorry I can’t quite remember but I know it’s a bit of a drive to Patong from the airport. I know it’s probably not possible as you’ve probably booked the flight already but it would be best to land a day earlier. I have my fingers crossed for you though!

    • becca.lee
      December 5, 2015 / 1:51 am

      No problem 🙂 Thank you! Yes, it really is you should definitely visit. Texas is also on my list, will hopefully get there in the next few years!

  2. Andrea
    December 4, 2015 / 11:31 pm

    Hi Becca! Love your blog. I am going on the same Contiki tour in January, and due to some scheduling issues I arrive the morning after the first night of the trip (at around 10-10:30 to the hotel). What time did you guys leave for the day trip?

    • becca.lee
      December 5, 2015 / 12:17 am

      Thanks so much! You are going to have a blast Andrea 🙂 I just had a look back at the day sheet and we met at 8.45am, meaning we probably left at around 9am. Unfortunately you may not make it. I would try to call them up and ask, as they may be able to give you a definite answer. Hope it works out and you have a great time! xx

      • Andrea
        December 5, 2015 / 12:50 am

        I actually arrive in Phuket at 8:00, but with baggage, customs, and and the drive to the hotel it looks like I’ll miss it by a small margin. :/ Do you remember how long it took you to pass through customs?

        • Andrea
          December 5, 2015 / 1:46 am

          Yeah 45-1hr from airport to hotel. Thank you for all your help though! And good luck here in the States. Washington is on my to-visit list–heard it’s gorgeous! (I live in Texas.)

  3. Andrea
    December 5, 2015 / 12:22 am

    Yeah I asked around and that seems to be right. :/ But thank you for your response! 🙂 I’m really excited to go!

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