Actually, it’s Phi Phi Islands. And these guys are an island group in Thailand situated between the mainland and the Phuket Island.
You may remember Phi Phi’s paradisiacal landscapes from the movie “The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio. This picture really did open the island for not even thousands, but millions of travelers from all over the world. And now Phi Phi is the ultimate destination for the majority of people that arrive in Thailand.
What is Phi Phi?
As we have already mentioned, it is a group of islands. Six, to be exact, two of them are the biggest ones and the most popular: Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. The first one is larger and inhabited. Its lovely shores and beaches attract an incredible number of tourists.
Phi Phi Leh, in its turn, is smaller and uninhabited. The stunningly beautiful bays were featured in the movie. That’s why a lot of people make visiting Maya Bay a part of their bucket list. The scenery is breathtaking.
How to Get to Phi Phi Islands?
The nearest towns to Phi Phi that have an airport or a station – are Krabi and Phuket. If you are anywhere else in Thailand (Bangkok, for example) it is the easiest and cheapest way to get to the island – to arrive at Krabi or Phuket first.
At the arrival to the airport or station you will see dozens of taxis and buses that are ready to take you to the piers to catch the boat. Remember to check the schedule of the boats before you go.
It takes around 30-45 minutes to get to the pier from Krabi and approximately 45-60 minutes to get to the pier of Phuket from the airports. After that, all you need to do is take the boat that will leave you in paradise (only 43 kilometers from the Krabi coast).
The 10 Best Things to Do on the Phi Phi Islands
1. Of course, visit Maya Bay.
Its beauty gathers all the tropical island’s clichés. Crystal-clear water, sandy beaches, tropical flora and fauna and the superb view will surely leave you enchanted. Remember that it is high season from November to April. The number of tourists is the greatest during this period and this is exactly what might ruin your impression.
2. See Phi Phi view point.
Phi Phi Don (the largest island) has an interesting H shape. Phi Phi view point is situated to the east of the strip of sand. It is situated at the altitude of 186 meters. A walk to this must-see place will take you around 20-40 minutes. The view is worth it – the mountainous parts of the H covered in jungle and the two blue bays are amazingly beautiful.
3. Bamboo Island
5. Captain Bob’s Sailing Booze Cruise
6. Shark Watching Tours
The waters around the islands host a large amount of inoffensive leopard and black-tip sharks.
7. Moo Dee Bay
This is a secret destination, so don’t tell anybody. The perfect getaway from the crowds.
8. Rock Climbing
This activity is not so obvious, but actually the Krabi province is the best place to rock climb in all Southern Thailand.
9. Viking Cave
A notable site with Scandinavian paintings.
10. Experience Thai Cuisine
Or at least try to. Remember that the majority of dishes are incredibly hot.