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Travel Guide of Phi Phi Islands in Thailand by Influencers and Travelers

The Phi Phi Islands are an island group in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand. The islands are administratively part of Krabi Province.

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How to visit Phi Phi Islands ?

Why travel there?

The Phi Phi Islands are a breathtaking archipelago located in the Andaman Sea, Thailand. Known for their stunning turquoise waters, dramatic limestone cliffs, lush jungles, and vibrant marine life, these islands are a must-visit destination for travelers seeking an idyllic tropical paradise. Whether you're a beach lover, adventure enthusiast, or just looking for some relaxation, the Phi Phi Islands have something to offer everyone.

How to get there?

The most common way to reach the Phi Phi Islands is by taking a ferry or speedboat from Phuket or Krabi. The journey takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the type of boat and weather conditions. Tickets can be purchased at the pier, through your hotel or guesthouse, or online via various booking platforms.

What to book in advance?

It's recommended to book your accommodation and any tours or activities in advance, especially during the high season (November to April). Popular activities include snorkeling and diving trips, island hopping excursions, and longtail boat rentals for exploring secluded beaches. Booking these experiences in advance ensures availability and often saves you money.

What are the costs?

The cost of visiting Phi Phi Islands can vary depending on your travel style and preferences. Budget travelers can expect to spend around $30 to $50 per day, while mid-range to luxury travelers may spend $100 to $300 per day. This includes accommodation, meals, transportation, and activities. Keep in mind that prices tend to be higher on the islands compared to the mainland.

What are the best things to do?

1. Explore the stunning Maya Bay, the famous setting of the movie "The Beach."
2. Snorkel or dive in the crystal-clear waters and discover the vibrant marine life.
3. Hike to the Phi Phi Viewpoint for a breathtaking panoramic view of the islands.
4. Take a longtail boat tour to explore the hidden coves and beaches.
5. Visit the Monkey Beach, where you can observe the island's cheeky monkeys up close.

Where to eat?

1. Anna's Restaurant: A popular spot offering delicious Thai and Western dishes with a beautiful view of the bay.
2. Tonsai Seafood: Located on the beach, this restaurant serves fresh seafood and traditional Thai cuisine.
3. Papaya Restaurant: A vegetarian-friendly option with a wide range of tasty dishes and smoothies.

Where to stay?

1. Phi Phi The Beach Resort: A mid-range resort with private beach access, an infinity pool, and stunning views of the sea.
2. Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort: A luxury option featuring spacious bungalows, an on-site spa, and multiple dining options.
3. Ibiza House Phi Phi: A budget-friendly hostel with a lively atmosphere, pool parties, and various room options.

Off the beaten path:

For an unusual travel experience, consider taking a guided night snorkeling tour. Equipped with underwater torches, you'll have the chance to explore the underwater world after sunset, witnessing nocturnal marine life and the enchanting phenomenon of bioluminescent plankton, which emit a mesmerizing blue glow in the dark waters. This unique activity offers a whole new perspective on the Phi Phi Islands' natural beauty.

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Visiting the islands of Koh Phi Phi is a must during your stay in the Phuket and Krabi regions

This small archipelago of islands in the Andaman Sea is a treasure of Thai nature.

The main island is called Ko Phi Phi Don and it is the only one that is urbanized, so this is where you will book your hotel. In the center of the island are the ferry terminal and the starting point for sea excursions. We will explain to you how to get to Koh Phi Phi (boats, local transportation), give you our advice to book your hotel, as well as advice to plan your sea trip to the wonders of the archipelago: Koh Phi Phi Ley with Maya Bay (made famous by the movie The Beach), Viking Cave, Piley Lagoon and Loh Sama Bay.

On Ko Phi Phi don, Monkey beach and further north the beach of the deserted Bamboo Island.

When arriving in the bay of Ko Phi Phi Don, the main island, one feels the frenzy of tourist activities of the place with a multitude of boats of all sizes arriving and leaving. At the time of disembarkation, it is necessary to pay a tax of 20THB, not included in the price of the ferry ticket. The first surprise is that there are no cars or cabs, except for some electric vans for deliveries. Many hotels have employees waiting with signs on the pier.

Otherwise, you have to make your way with your luggage through the narrow streets to your accommodation. Luggage porters with their carts will offer their services (up to 200THB for the hotels farthest from the pier). It is not essential but very practical when arriving to avoid having to look for your accommodation among hundreds of restaurants, massage parlors, travel agencies, and tattoo centers. We quickly understand that the whole island lives at the time of the tourists and that it is not here that we will find the peace

. On the other hand, it is a first choice base to plan your sea excursions. Numerous restaurants and bars will liven up your evenings: good atmosphere, correct prices. Here we are far from the sulfurous districts of Patong, with a rather young clientele seeking to have fun without excess. We advise you to spend a minimum of two nights here and to plan a full-day excursion to the sea in the middle of your stay. Then, go to the southern islands or the coast towards Krabi, with hotels offering a better quality-price ratio in a wilder setting. 

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What are the 5 best beaches of Koh Phi Phi Islands ?

 Here are our top 5 beaches in Phi Phi Islands :

  • Loh Ba Kao Bay: close to a resort and a small village, this beautiful beach is accessible via a trek by the viewpoint of Phi Phi Don or via a water cab.
  • Long Beach: from Tonsai, the ferry landing point, this beach is only 30 minutes away by foot or 5 minutes by water cab.
  • Wang Long Bay: this hidden beach and bay are not well known, it is only accessible by boat, but its lagoon surrounded by cliffs is worth a visit!
  • Bamboo Island: located north of the main island, this island contrasts with its neighbor by its flatness. 
  • Monkey Bay: obviously famous for her monkey inhabitants 

A good way to visit Koh Phi Phi is scuba diving or snorkeling! These islands are indeed one of the top diving spots in the world. No matter what your level of experience is, you are bound to find what you are looking for in these paradise islands. Its lagoons and underwater cliffs are home to exceptional ecosystems, multitudes of colorful fish, turtles or clownfish, and many other sights.

Modalities and prices:

For a 5-hour excursion for beginners, you can expect to pay 100€ per person. Of course, you will be given all the necessary diving equipment, as well as some refreshments, but remember to bring a bottle of water and a hat for the time on the boat.

You can also request the service of a Thai to take you on a pirogue ride around the island. You will be able to practice snorkeling on this occasion! This activity is excellent to admire the shallow ecosystems, the fauna, and flora that compose them, as well as the lagoons. It usually costs 500 baths (15€) for this activity. Don't forget to ask if there are masks and snorkels in the canoe!

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