The Phi Phi Islands are water bound paradise isles known predominantly for their lush greenery, crystal blue waters, and a picturesque landscape. The archipelago is made up of six islands, the popular ones being Phi Phi Leh, which is uninhabited, and Phi Phi Don, which is larger and more frequented by tourists for its night beach parties. Scenic bays, caves, and snorkelling spots around the islands are every nature-lover’s dream.
What’s So Awesome About It
The highlight of the Phi Phi Islands is the large limestone cliffs that jut out of the water and into the sky. Surrounded by the cool blue-green ocean, these islands are a must-see for anyone visiting Thailand. At the base of the limestone cliffs are colourful corals that are great spots for snorkelling.
The islands have a serene, almost laidback vibe, and it’s a place where every kind of traveller will find his/her things to do – from groups of friends to honeymooners and large families to solo travellers. Beach parties are all the rage, but you can also find some quiet time by taking a long tail boat out into the ocean and exploring the surroundings.
If you prefer to plonk down on the white sand beach and just soak up the sun, Phi Phi offers the perfect landscape for it. Additionally, it offers a host of activities and unforgettable sights that are worth a visit.
You can head to Maya Bay, with its sprawling sandy beach inside the grounds of the Phi Phi Le National Park. It is an uncommercialised area with untouched natural beauty. Next, head to Samah Bay for a rendezvous with colourful striped fishes, Pileh Cove to swim in a hidden emerald pond, Viking Cave to view mysterious cave paintings and Monkey Beach to catch sight of a colony of monkeys that inhabits the beach.
What’s The Catch
There are no demarcated roads or cars on the island, so most people get around on foot. This can make covering the whole island very tiresome, especially since it can get pretty hot in the afternoon.
Phi Phi is known as a party pad, so it can get very crowded in the prime season, resulting in littered beaches after a moonlight party. You may have to hunt for a clean, secluded section on the beaches.
What Are All Included In The Tour
- Round-trip transfer from/to your hotel located in Patong/Kata/Karon areas by minibus (join-in group)
- Sea transfer from/to Phi Phi Island by speed boat (45 min./trip)
- English speaking licensed guide
- Snorkelling Equipment (except snorkelling fins) & life jacket
- Lunch at Phi Phi Don, soft drinks and fresh fruit
- Bargaining is common everywhere in Phi Phi. Shopkeepers usually bring their rates down by half the quoted price, if you’re polite yet firm.
- Carry comfortable shoes and beach slippers, sunscreen and mosquito repellent.