top of page

5 alternatives to PhiPhi Island


Dude, I have got to tell you about Palawan. It's like the under-the-radar Charlize Theron of islands. Its beaches? A total vibe. Not just pretty to look at, but they're also a treasure chest, literally. They have these rad underground rivers you've got to check out. Boat tours take you right to them. Bring your GoPro, trust me. Now when the sun goes down, you may think the place goes quiet, but no. That's actually the cue for firefly watching. I mean, come on, how cool is that! You get to see these little lightbulbs floating around while you chill on a raft. So pull those beach hats down for this not-so-mainstream experience. Just keep an eye out for their leeches. Yep, they've got 'em.

Ask Layla about Palawan


And then there's Seychelles. You thought Phi Phi was good? Wait till you see this beauty. It's got 115 islands, dude. Each one with its own swag. Now, forget those lounge chairs on the beach, ‘cause Seychelle’s beaches are known for something else - giant tortoises. Yes, you heard that right. Chill on the beach while these ancient creatures walk by. And if you're into hiking, you'll be in paradise, quite literally. The Morne Seychellois National Park is the perfect place to break a sweat and meet some bats. Oh, did I forget to mention... bats, really cute fruit ones. Just don't squeal. They're not fans of that.

Ask Layla about Seychelles

Komodo Island

Now if you're into dragons, and no I don't mean the fire breathing ones, then Komodo Island is your place. Listen up, it houses komodo dragons. Like real, meat-eating, saliva-drooling dragons. But don't worry, you'll be safe. They're more interested in tanning than tourists. But while the dragons hog the limelight, the underwater scene is a hidden gem. With coral reefs, fishes in every color you can think of, it's like snorkeling in a rainbow. Just be careful with your fins, you don't want to step on a sea turtle or something.

Ask Layla about Komodo Island


Last but not least, consider Corsica. It's like the all-rounder kid in school. It got everything: mountains, beaches, forests. You name it, it’s there. The beaches? Lovely. But what really cool is the Scandola Nature Reserve. Red-cliffed bays, dolphins flitting around, it's all happening here. And then there's the food. Cheese, wine, honey. A real treat for the taste buds. Also, remember to pack a good pair of hiking boots. The place has trails that will give your Adidas Ultraboost a run for their money.

Ask Layla about Corsica


And you cannot, I repeat CANNOT, ignore Capri. This Italian city is an absolute bucket list material. Order a plate of their insalata caprese, soak in some sun and watch the world cruise by, literally. The streets? Adorable. I mean you just want to live there. But the highlight is the Grotta Azzurra or Blue Grotto. It's this cave that's illuminated in blue. Like a sapphire mine basically. Don’t forget to click a ton of pictures or else who will believe you went there.

Ask Layla about Capri
bottom of page