We had the BEST time in Thailand. It was definitely an unforgettable experience. At the end of every trip Chris and I always talk about our “highs” and “lows.” This trip had a lot of ‘highs.”
Food. We were both super excited to eat the food in Thailand since we both love Thai food… and the food exceeded our expectations. It was amazing!
Maya Bay Sleep-Aboard. To see Maya Bay without a ton of other tourists around we booked the Maya Bay Sleep-Aboard tour. We got to spend the night on the boat and see Maya Bay as the sun went down and then again as the sun came up. We also met some really great fellow travelers and got to see the glowing plankton at night. If you go, you must book this trip!
Elephants. In Chiang Mai we booked a full day tour with the Elephant Nature Park because they had great reviews and treat their elephants well. In fact, they rescue many elephants who are being mistreated. For our tour, we got to feed the elephants (they eat A LOT), take a hike with them, and bathe with them. We loved every minute.
Rooftop bars in Bangkok. Bangkok is a huge bustling city, but we loved heading to rooftop bars to get the best view of the city. We went to the Skybar rooftop at the Lebua Hotel (The Hangover Part 2), Octave, and the Eagle’s Nest.
Cooking Class. We took a cooking class at Mama Noi Cooking School in Chiang Mai and it was the best food we’ve ever eaten (or made!).
Ko Phi Phi Island and fire dancers. We loved Ko Phi Phi and especially enjoyed the nightlife and the fire dancers on the beach. We could have watched them all night!
Coconuts! Almost every day we got a fresh coconut to share. So delicious!
Renting a motorbike. We rented a motorbike in Chiang Mai and Phuket and it was an easy way to get around and explore. And it was super cheap! About $6 for a whole day!
Ao Phang Nga National Park and floating village. We loved cruising around on a speedboat through the national park. Plus the stop at the floating village was so cool. Amazing to think that people live like that!
Temples. There are so many temples to explore. Each one a little different. Our favorite was Wat Arun in Bangkok.
Have you been to Thailand? What was the highlight of your trip?