If pictures paint a thousand words, then the stunning views of Koh Phi Phi island will create a lifelong memory. Arguably Thailand’s finest island Ko Phi Phi was the setting of the Leonardo Di Caprio film The Beach in 1999. It’s array of cliffs submerged in The Andaman sea come equipped with Powdery White sand beaches you only dream of seeing in paradise.
Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh make up Koh Phi Phi Islands and are situated 50km south east of Phuket. Phi Phi Don is the largest of the Two islands and where all the tourism is located. Phi Phi Leh remains protected as part of the Koh Phi Phi National Park and visits here are restricted to day trips only.
Phi Phi island is accessible from many close by destinations and ferries to Phi Phi islands run regularly from Phuket and Krabi throughout the year. With it’s close Proximity to Phuket International Airport, Koh Phi Phi Island can be reached from destinations all over Europe and Asia.
The best time to visit is is between January and April. The weather on Phi Phi Islands is at it’s hottest and driest at this time and this forms the Hot season. The rainy Season runs from May to December and although it does rain most days it’s never long lasting and the sun is soon out again.
In 2004 the Indian Ocean Tsunami hit the island to devastating effect. Many hotels in Phi Phi Island were destroyed as well as a number of fatalities. Today the island is thankfully restored to its previous self before the disaster and development of high end resorts continues each year. Accommodation on Phi Phi Island does not come at budget prices even if some of the bungalows reflect it.
Maya bay on Phi Phi Leh is arguably, one of the most visited of Phi Phi islands beaches. It is here where the film The Beach was set and boat loads bring visitors here each day. You will find many uninhabited beaches around the island and by chartering a long tail boat you can spend the whole day snorkeling around it’s bay or relaxing in your own piece of paradise. A great place to see Monkeys in the wild is the appropriately named Monkey beach.
If your a lover of Seafood then you will never go hungry during your stay. Seafood Restaurants in Phi Phi Island are available in abundance offering the freshest catch of the day. Tonsai Village is home to the majority of restaurants on the island and Thai Food and western favourites are available from dusk til dawn here.
Nightlife in Phi Phi island is up there with some of Thailand’s best. Live Music, Dj’s and beach parties keep party goers in free flow each night. The reggae bar in Tonsai village is by far the busiest of all bars with Bob Marley and other Reggae classics being blasted out each night.
Scuba Diving in Phi Phi Island is a sole reason alone to visit. A profusion of marine life and multicoloured coral bring divers of all experiences from all over the world to the shores of Koh Phi Phi. Courses from beginners right up to instructor as well as live aboard and day trips are available through one of the islands many dive shops.
A Photographers dream, Phi Phi Island is a picture perfect island for all to see. We have all the information regarding all of the above on our specialist website about Phi Phi Island.