Ko Phi Phi
- Tonsai Beach
- Phi Phi Ley
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 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.
Phi Phi Le 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 harbours an arcing, white sand beach.
The waters surrounding the Phi Phi Islands are filled with exotic marine life, including docile leopard sharks, and Snorkelling and diving day trip rival lounging on the beach as top activities on Koh Phi Phi.
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 topless on the beach if you are a 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.