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“Private Overnight Camping: The Only Way to Do Bamboo Island”
Review of Bamboo Island

Bamboo Island
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Phi Phi Island Early-Bird Trip Including Maya Bay and Bamboo Island from Phuket
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“Private Overnight Camping: The Only Way to Do Bamboo Island”
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

I camped overnight on Bamboo Island, as part of an organised tour of Southern Thailand. And it was definitely one of the highlights of the trip.
We spent the day visiting various islands off the coast of Krabi, and arrived at Bamboo Island at about 4pm, as the last of the day tours were winding up, and the boats started to leave.
My first impression was that the island was quite dirty (obviously, some tourists felt that if they were paying to visit, they were also paying for an extensive highly cleaning service...) and that a lot of surrounding coral was quite dead and damaged - both, I assume, are resultant from a massive increase in tourism in recent years.
We swam in the crystal clear, warm, shallow water for several hours before settling down to a very delicious meal cooked by the islands care takers; chicken green curry, pineapple and prawn stir fry, and fresh fruit.
During the night, we took a tour of the island, viewing the native flora and fauna, and watching a lightning storm. Although, it was too hot to sleep in the tent, we did try due to the wildlife on the island. But early in the morning we moved to the beach to watch the sunrise and it was beautiful.
I cannot stress enough just how beautiful and peaceful my stay on the island was.
If you get the opportunity, and would love to have your own private island for the evening - stay on Bamboo. One of my favourite traveling experiences ever.

Visited April 2014
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Matcham, New South Wales, Australia
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“Beautiful beach”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We visited here for a swim as part of a speedboat and snorkelling tour. Crystal clear water, probably the cleanest we have seen on this trip. Not too crowded but I wonder how long until it is spoilt like so many other beaches in Thailand with pollution and over crowding.

Visited May 2014
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“Exploring underwater world.....”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Beautiful sandy beach. good for relaxing even you come with your children or your lover. this is the best place for you.

Visited May 2014
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Madrid, Spain
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“marvelous snorkling, avoid the places where others bath”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

The snorkling is beautiful. Best tip is to rent a long tale boat for a day and stop by the east beaches in Phi phi and then mosquito and bamboo. do not stop where tours stop to bath.

Visited April 2014
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Echuca
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“Beautiful Island for a quick look and swim”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

This was our first stop on a day trip around the islands. We stopped just before the island for a quick snorkel and it was great even though most of the coral has died, the fish were all still eager to join in waiting for our tour fellow to through in some bread. Lots of fun!!!

Visited April 2014
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