The Phi Phi islands, Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Lei, are located in the beautiful Andaman Sea and accessible from Krabi and Phuket by a 2 hours boat ride.
If you do Phuket holidays and you’d like a little change of location the Phi Phi islands might be the best and closest location for adventurers and travelers. The main island, Koh Phi Phi Don, and its main town is very crowded and full with backpackers. Especially after the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan many travelers continue to Koh Phi Phi to continue the biggest party of South East Asia. If you’d like to live a little bit more quiet you might want to look for accommodation outside of the main town.
Mainly known as the location of the movie The Beach, Koh Phi Phi has more to offer than only Maya Bay.
Phi Phi islands are great for travelers looking for the extra bit of adrenaline. You can dive with sharks, kayak from one bay to another and watch monkey running and playing at the beach, camp at the beach where Leo Di Caprio once slept, go climbing and much more.
If you’d like to exhaust yourself on a day tour and do some island hopping, there are many companies offering such. The price for such day tour with a speedboat is at around 1.500 Baht and starts at 8 AM.
You normally visit many little monkey bays where you will find monkeys running and playing by the water and even go swimming. Afterwards, depending on the weather you might have the chance to visit shark point where you can go snorkeling with Black Tip Reef Sharks.
This is followed by a stop at Bamboo Island where you will have lunch and relax for a while. You can use the time to go snorkeling at the reef around the island or go for a little walk at the stretch of sand.
From Bamboo you will probably visit Mosquito Island, depending on the weather conditions. The highlight of the tour comes close to the end when you head off to visit Phi Phi Lei and it’s famous Maya Bay where once Leonardo DiCaprio acted in the movie The Beach.
Many travelers come to relax and cure their hangovers after the crazy Full Moon Party at Koh Phangan.