It was a balmy evening just before sunset when we sailed into Phi Phi Island in Thailand for what could possibly be our shortest overnight island life stay ever. With only 30-minutes of daylight left, I grabbed a bike, found a flower and slipped into this super cool crochet one-piece by Lisa Maree Swimwear. I don’t usually gravitate towards one-pieces, but this not your regular one-piece. With it’s high neckline and intricate patterns, it’s just as incredible off the beach as it is on. I haven’t tried swimming in it yet – I’ve been too busy wearing it as a bodysuit and teaming it with an array of short shorts and denim cut-offs.
We shot this swimsuit amongst the beautiful tropical gardens at the Outrigger Resort & Spa on Phi Phi Island. Positioned in Loh Ba Gao Bay on the northeast coast of the island, the resort is super secluded and ridiculously private. We’d visited the hectic main port on Phi Phi a few hours earlier, where it can get so busy, you walk shoulder to shoulder with fellow tourists along the ocean promenade. Our ocean-front bungalow on the other side of Phi Phi was like a completely different island. Coconut palms swayed in warm breeze, you couldn’t go more than 20-metres without stumbling across a hammock, and we barely saw any other guests during our short 12-hour stay.
Photography by Jamil Hassan.