December 18-20, 2015
After our first visit, we knew we would be back. What better way to celebrate upcoming Christmas than an island getaway with friends?
Jess, Jin, Mike and I went over to GKI first on the 18th. Due to some recent bad weather, the ride over on the smaller ferry with Keppel Konnections was a non stop crazy roller coaster ride. Thank goodness I took some Gravol before we left because my sea sickness would’ve left me very, very unwell 😛
Unlike camping last time, we booked a cabin this visit. More specifically, we booked the A Frame with The Hideaway for approximately $300/night. They say maximum 6 people occupancy, but there are 3 queen beds and 3 single beds with enough towels for 9 people!
The cabin did not have AC but very spacious and cool. Comfortable dining and living area. The only downside is 1 washroom, but you can always duck outside to use the public toilets and showers! They also have a small kitchenette but no oven/microwave.
We were blessed with beautiful weather both days! The first night, we took it easy, chilling out and enjoying a nice charcuterie dinner in the cabin after sunset.
Sunset yoga on the beach!
Amanda and Kon joined us the following morning – yay! We did the hike over first to Monkey Beach to enjoy some private beaches and snorkeling in great weather
How gorgeous is this?
Great conditions for snorkeling as well!
Amanda ❤ Kon
How beautiful does the water look?
White soft sand
During snorkeling, we saw an enormous sting ray… looked like a dinosaur! Imagine the sound of its wings as it flaps across the ocean floor…
Really good quality time with some best friends 🙂
Mermaid on the beach
They boys decided to build a spa – really like this photo!
Here is a video from our first visit to GKI – to give you an idea of what snorkeling has to offer!
One of the highlights of our trip? Skyping with my greatest friends back in Canada! Had the chance to catch up and show them the beautiful beaches they were missing out while suffering Canadian winter 😉
And hearing the greatest news… Ruixi and Chris expecting their first child due in June!
I even got to participate in a gift exchange… I have the best friends ever!