We had been warned that Koh Phi Phi’s paradise had met its demise due to overdevelopment, so we searched for our own quieter beach on the island. We managed to find a stretch of white sand beach with Phi Phi’s famed spectacular turquoise water, with only a few sleepy resorts nearby. Unfortunately, we encountered trouble in paradise after eating dinner in the main tourist hub: Jon and I contracted a nasty case of food poisoning at the “Four Seasons” hotel Phi Phi. Definitely not the real Four Seasons, but an (apparently dirty) Thai knockoff. We were laid up in our cabana for 36 hours, only venturing out briefly for rice at one point. We made it through and moved on to Koh Lanta.