Ko Phi Phi
One of the most unique and attractive clusters of Islands in the world, Koh Phi Phi is an idyllic island retreat that features a number of Beaches that feature a variety of accommodation options and many outdoor activities.
Koh Phi Phi is the collective name for a small archipelago in Krabi province just an hour Boat ride from Phuket. Known as the 'jewels of the Andaman Sea', there are six islands in Mu Koh Phi Phi-Nopparathara national park: Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Ley, Bamboo Island, Yung Island, Bida Nok, and Bida Nai. Only Phi Phi Don is inhabited; all others are undeveloped and protected by their National Park status and are frequently visited as day trips from Phuket, Krabi, and Phi Phi Don.
Phi Phi Ley was featured in the Hollywood blockbuster movie The Beach, a story about the ultimate secluded island beach. Maya Bay was a suitable choice as it epitomizes the stunning beauty of these islands: a bay of pellucid aquamarine water surrounded by towering limestone cliffs that harbors an arcing, white sand beach.
The waters surrounding the Phi Phi Islands are filled with exotic marine life, including docile leopard sharks, and snorkeling and diving day trips rival lounging on the beach as top activities on Koh Phi Phi.
Koh Phi Phi also features a vibrant nightlife, with Tonsai Beach containing dozens of beach bars and restaurants and lively Tonsai Village consisting of a maze of shops, bars, and restaurants. Smaller beaches around the island are alternatively ideal for honeymooners, families, those on a budget, and those looking for the ultimate luxury resort retreat.
Krabi, a province in the Andaman Coast, owns many popular attraction including an island listed one of the top ten must-see places in the world, Koh Phi Phi.
Koh Phi Phi or Phi Phi islands are located in the middle of the Andaman Sea, 42 km away from Amphoe Mueang. It is a part of Nopharat Thara Beach – Phi Phi Islands National Park which contains 2 big islands – Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Le, and 4 smaller islands nearby – Koh Yung, Koh Mai Phai, Koh Pida Nok and Koh Pida Nai.
Koh Phi Phi Don is the center of Phi Phi Islands where there is the pier at Aow Ton Sai. There are also restaurants, shops, and other facilities provided. Travellers can walk from Aow Ton Sai to the viewpoint at the peak of the mountain where they can see the stunning flanks of a narrow isthmus of Aow Ton Sai and Aow Lo Dalam. Around the island is one of the world’s popular dive sites and snorkeling sites.
Travellers can admire emerald sea of Koh Phi Phi Le and the beauty of Aow Maya which is best-known for the shooting place of the movie ‘The Beach’.
The best time to visit Koh Phi Phi is between the months of November and April when the weather is more temperate and the rains are less frequent.
In the low season visitors can expect discounted room rates. In the peak season (around Christmas and New Years) it is recommended that you book your room in advance.
If you plan to scuba dive, make sure your scuba diving instructor is fully accredited.
Don’t go to the beach to walk or swim alone at night.
Don’t purchase or consume any illegal drugs.
Don’t go topless on the beach if you are woman and don’t walk around shirtless if you are a man unless you are at the beach; please respect Thai values regarding appropriate attire.