A complete guide for a visit in Koh Phi Phi Island
Koh Phi Phi is a very famous island all over the world located in southern Thailand, about one hour and a half by boat from Krabi. It is also one of the most beautiful diving spots in Thailand with colorful fish, coral reefs and the clear blue water.
An overview of Koh Phi Phi Island
Koh Phi Phi is a small archipelago in Krabi province. Dubbed as “the pearl of Andaman", Koh Phi Phi includes 6 islands: Phi Phi Don, Phi Ley, Bamboo Island, Yung Island, Bida Nok, and Bida Nai. Phi Phi Don is the only island which has residents.
The pristine beauty of Phi Phi island (via sunrise-divers)
Phi Phi Ley has appeared in the Hollywood blockbuster film “The Beach”. Maya Bay is a great choice for tourists because it symbolizes the splendor of the islands: a small bay with emerald green water which can see the bottom, surrounded by the limestone cliffs.
The sea around the Phi Phi Islands is plentiful with many sea creatures, including the cute leopard shark. Snorkeling is one of the top activities in Koh Phi Phi.
The nightlife in Koh Phi Phi is very lively. At Tonsai beach, there are dozens of bars and restaurants. The small beaches around the island are ideal for honeymoons, family vacations, budget travelers and those who are looking for a luxury vacation.
As one of the leading tourist spots in Thailand, Koh Phi Phi is renowned for its five-star resorts and beachfront bungalows. There is no place in Thailand and probably also in the world where visitors can find exactly what they love in such a majestic natural setting like Koh Phi Phi. Whether you enjoy scuba diving, swimming or simply shaking on a hammock, Koh Phi Phi will cater for all.
Some notes when traveling to Koh Phi Phi
- The best time to visit Phi Phi island is from November to April.
- In the low season, you will get a discount on the accommodation. However, in the peak season, you should book the room in advance.
- If you want to experience snorkeling, take a training course before you go.
- Do not walk or swim alone at night.
- Do not purchase any illegal drugs.
- Wear proper costumes to respect Thai culture.
Where to stay when traveling to Koh Phi Phi
Resort in Koh Phi Phi
Due to the relatively small size and the splendor of the island, the room rate in Koh Phi Phi is more expensive than many parts of Thailand. Visitors coming here without the reservation in advance often spend a lot of time to find a place to stay. In the peak season, from October to May, the room rate is the most expensive. You can find the accommodation along the beaches. The largest resorts are majorly located on Ton Sai beach and Loh Dalum beach. The Long beach also has a variety of accommodation options at reasonable prices.
Dorm and hostel
If you travel alone or want to save money, you can stay at a dorm or hostel. The best dorm on the island is The Stone with clean rooms of which each bed has an electronic locker, clean toilet with hot water.
Top tourist attractions in Koh Phi Phi
As one of the most famous tourist spots in Thailand, Koh Phi Phi is home to numerous beautiful destinations:
Phi Phi Don Island
It is one of the most gorgeous islands in Koh Phi Phi which consists of white sandy beaches, colorful coral reefs, and abundant marine creatures. Especially, the peaceful space here is suitable for relaxation.
Phi Phi Ley
The small island is located right next to Phi Phi island, which is considered to be the best place to relax in Thailand with small rocky mountains and high cliffs facing the sea. Besides, there are small islands: Li Pe, Lo Sa Ma, and the pristine Maya Island.
Snorkeling in Koh Phi Phi
Coming to Koh Phi Phi, tourists will have the chance to take part in exciting activities including
- Diving to see the coral reefs
- Limestone mountain climbing
- Watching Koh Phi Phi from above
- Watching sunset and sunrise
- Taking part in fire dancing at night
- Discovering caves
What to eat in Koh Phi Phi
Most of the restaurants in Koh Phi Phi serve Thai and international cuisine. Some suggested restaurants:
- All Noodles: The popular restaurant located next to Koh Phi Phi market with the price ranging from 60-90 baht.
- Papaya Restaurant: A traditional restaurant opening from 4 pm to 3 am. The price ranges from 80-200 baht with dishes such as Pad Thai, Tom Yum Koong, and Thai curry.
You should also try some snacks in Koh Phi Phi such as papaya salad, Thai pancake, grilled skewer meat.
With such this stunning beauty, Koh Phi Phi surely brings you an unforgettable vacation when taking your Asia Package Tours. If you concern more about traveling in Asia, you can visit our website for further information. Hope that this article is useful for you. Have a nice trip!