The impossibly handsome Ko Phi Phi archipelago is a backpacker and honeymooner’s dream. Marvel as aquamarine water laps at the shores of white-sand beaches backed by swaying palms and verdant jungle. Ride long-tail boats to secluded coves and discover a kaleidoscope of fascinating ocean life. Ko Phi Phi is a collection of six pristine islands set in the Andaman Sea. Devastated by the 2004 tsunami, the islands have since regained their moniker of being a true tropical paradise.
On the archipelago, Ko Phi Phi Don is the lively tourism center. Its compact size makes it ideal to traverse on foot. Discover postcard-perfect beaches lined with a gamut of bamboo bungalows, hotels and resorts. Among these beaches are Ao Loh Dalum, Ao Loh Bakao, Hat Yao and Laem Thong. Rent a kayak and explore isolated inlets shaded by craggy cliffs or walk to Phi Phi Viewpoint for unrivalled island views.
At the heart of the island is Ton Sai Village, a jumble of paved streets home to artisan shops, bars, restaurants and food stands. Pay homage to the fallen at the Tsunami Memorial Park. After dark Ko Phi Phi Don plays host to animated parties but effortlessly returns to its idyllic image by sunrise.
A short boat ride south is the uninhabited Ko Phi Phi Leh. Relax on magnificent Maya Bay, made famous by the 2000 movie The Beach. Spot rock paintings and nesting swifts at Phaya Naark (Viking Island).
Join organized tours or rent a long-tail boat and visit bays with superb views of colorful coral reefs, marine life and shipwrecks. Excellent snorkeling spots are Monkey Bay, Ko Mai Phai (Bamboo Island) and Ko Yung (Mosquito Island). Take a scuba-diving course and delve deep into the waters of Ko Bida Nai and Ko Bida Nok.
Get to Ko Phi Phi by catching a ferry from Ao Nang, Ko Lanta, Krabi and Phuket to Ko Phi Phi Don’s Tonsai Pier. A balmy climate makes Ko Phi Phi a year-round destination, although expect showers from May to December. Come and see why it’s one of the world’s most-loved island getaways.
beach, snorkeling and boating
A short distance from bustling Krabi Town is an impeccable stretch of soft white sand surrounded by lush forest-covered hills.
Nestled between tropical jungle and the shimmering Andaman Sea, this Thai beach ticks all the boxes for those looking for an idyllic sun-drenched getaway.
Enjoy the scenery on this secluded beach isolated from towns by limestone cliffs, where rock climbers find fun and challenge.
Enjoy a day of sightseeing in the Phi Phi Islands, a hotspot in Southern Thailand made famous by the movie The Beach. Admire stunning views and the crystal-clear waters of the Maya Bay, enjoy lunch, spot limestone cliffs, and get a chance to go snorkeling.
Escape the crowds from Phuket and explore stunning snorkeling spots, lagoons and islets framed by tall limestone cliffs. The full-day tour is operated on a speed boat with up to 35 passengers and brings you to 6 unique islands including lunch and BBQ skewers at the pier in the evening.
Arrive at Phi Phi Island early and avoid the crowds. Start your day early, around 5:15am - 5:30am, you will be picked up from your hotel in Phuket and transfer to the Royal Phuket Marina (the nicest pier in Phuket).
Relish the sun-soaked allure of the Phi Phi Islands during this leisurely cruise through its most scenic spots. Aboard a speedboat, discover idyllic swimming and snorkeling spots at Khai Nok Island, Tonsai Bay, and the famous Maya Bay, with sights of natural wonders in between.
Escape via ferry to the beautiful Phi Phi Islands off Phuket’s coast. While away the day at your leisure, marveling at colorful marine life and exotic coral reefs as you snorkel or swim in the crystal-clear water.
Travel from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan with daily departures by combined ferry, bus and Lomprayah catamaran via Krabi and Surat Thani. Meet the boat crew at Ton Sai Pier on Koh Phi Phi Don at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure.