For the ultimate relaxing escape in Thailand, away from the busy cities, find the paradise Phi Phi Islands, part of Krabi Province. The islands have attracted many tourists in the past thanks to the British-American film The Beach, starring Leonardo Di Caprio. After the film’s release, many tourists flocked to the islands, causing major damage to their ecosystem, but with new regulations, tourists can now make the most of the stunning destination, all while respecting the environment.
The Phi Phi Islands are a series of pristine islands located in Thailand between the large island of Phuket and the coast of the Straits of Malacca. The largest island is Ko Phi Phi Don and the most densely populated island among the other islands. One of the perks of vacationing here is that visitors can include the Phi Phi Islands for a day in their seven-day itinerary when exploring Thailand. With easy access and proximity, one can hop to the various island destinations and enjoy the balmy weather, white beaches and an ancient cave.
Amazing Phi Phi Islands Adventure in Just One Day – Private Boat Tour
There are many tours when it comes to the Phi Phi Islands, but imagine taking your loved ones on a private boat tour to explore the pristine beauty of this scenic attraction. Enjoy the natural beauty of the place at your own pace in just one day, specially designed for visitors exploring Thailand for a limited time. One of the best ways to skip the hassle of booking transport and activities to Phi Phi Islands is by booking this amazing package that includes hotel pickup and a personal guide to share insights into Phi Phi Islands can (available in English, Chinese). , and Arabic languages) and security measures. Whether it’s snorkeling in the translucent waters to encounter beautiful clown fish, meeting the monkeys at Monkey Beach, or just lounging on the sun-kissed beach, there’s just so much to do when you visit the Phi Phi Islands. Did we mention the enigmatic drawings of Viking ships or the unique bird nests made from bird saliva?
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Sights to Enjoy in Phi Phi Islands
5 Star Marine Instruction
One of the safest and most convenient ways to explore the glorious beauty of the Phi Phi Islands and their wonderful coral reefs is by choosing a private VIP speedboat tour with 5 Star Marine who can provide (upon request) a bespoke itinerary. Your recommended tour includes exploring the sublime Maya Bay, Piley Bay (for the best snorkeling spots in the area), Viking Cave, Monkey Beach, Ko Phi Phi Don, Nui Beach, and Ko Rang Yai.
Embark on a private tour with your family and friends. Arrive at the 5-star marine meeting point and the staff will give you a briefing on the day to ensure everything goes smoothly. Enjoy a light breakfast and start the day adventurously.
- Duration: About thirty minutes
Maya Bay – The Jewel of the Phi Phi Islands
There’s a very good reason why beach lovers flock to Maya Bay – the long stretch of white sand, crystal clear aquamarine water and remote location have won many hearts. This place is blessed with towering limestone cliffs; No wonder it was featured in The Beach, which unfortunately has attracted many tourists who have influenced its surroundings. Because of this, the Thai government had to restrict visitors as restoring their pristine environment was vital to the ecosystem’s survival. Thanks to the effort, visitors can now enjoy the beautiful bay, but with new rules allowing eight speedboats to dock at the same time, with a maximum of 300 tourists per turn. Thanks to such an initiative, tourists can now take photos and enjoy the popular attraction while respecting the environment.
- Duration: About an hour thirty minutes
Piley Bay – A dream location in the Phi Phi Islands
This beautiful gem is a wonderful snorkeling spot in the shallow and turquoise waters, making it the best spot for snorkeling even for those who don’t know anything about swimming. The impressive lagoon is only one meter deep and the water is warm most of the time. What makes this site spectacular are the three towering limestone cliffs that protect the site on three sides, making it a safe place to enjoy the turquoise waters and see colorful fish. This is definitely the perfect place to soak up the sun, relax on the soft beach, snorkel and snap some epic photos.
- Note: Snorkeling equipment is provided
- Make: Snorkel, laze on the soft white sand, swim, and snap photos.
- Duration: About an hour
Viking Cave – An ancient and mysterious cave
Besides the white beaches and blue waters, the Phi Phi Islands are also full of wonders and mysteries, and one of those places is the Viking Cave, which lies north of Piley Bay on the east coast of Phi Phi Ley. This cave is between 10 and 15 meters high and has ancient drawings of Viking ships believed to have been pulled by sea gypsies or pirates who stopped here to take shelter from the storms. But what makes this cave even more unique is the fact that it is home to thousands of birds called swiftlets that build their nests with their own saliva. These nests are called white nests and are edible and expensive. The white nest can cost around $6000 per kg.
Monkey Beach – Meet the adorable monkeys
Another famous spot in the Phi Phi Islands is undoubtedly Monkey Beach, home to many adorable but fierce monkeys. Get an up-close look at these monkeys and say hello to them by stopping at the beach. The beach is surrounded by green trees and the environment is quite wild. Take photos and meet the monkeys, but don’t feed them.
- Note: Monkeys living on this beach survive by hunting. Be careful as they can sometimes steal personal items.
- Duration: Thirty minutes
Ko Phi Phi Don – stop for lunch
After spending time in the wilderness and nature’s rejuvenation, it’s time to stop at bustling Ko Phi Phi Don, the main island of the Phi Phi Islands. There is an eclectic range of facilities including hippie bars, restaurants and accommodation. The island was originally inhabited by Thai-Malay fishermen and today has around 3000 Thai residents. Meet the locals and experience local cuisine featuring fresh seafood.
- Duration: An hour thirty minutes
Enjoy pristine beaches in the afternoon
After enjoying a delicious lunch, drive to Nui Beach, also known as Camel Rock. Relax and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze. The area is also perfect for snorkeling. The adventure culminates at Ko Rang Yai where visitors can enjoy fresh fruit and some snacks. Watch the spectacular sunset and then take a short cruise back to the pier.
- Nui Beach: About an hour
- Ko Rang Yai: Approximately 45 minutes
Phi Phi Island Adventure: What’s Included?
- Destination: Phi Phi Islands
- Duration: 8 hours
- A personal guide who can provide insights into the different destinations in English, Chinese and Arabic and safety measures.
- Bottled water
- Use of snorkel gear
- Private transportation
- WiFi on board
- toilet on board
- Having lunch
- National Park Fees (400 THB per adult and 200 THB per child)
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