Top 5 Things To Do In Phi Phi Island

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Phi Phi Island is one of those tropical islands where you can do nothing at all or enjoy an amazing choice of activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and rock climbing.  Here’s our Top 5 things to do on Phi Phi Island…

 

Phi Phi Island Viewpoint

Phi Phi Island viewpoint is one of the high points (in more ways than one) of a visit to Phi Phi Don.

From the Reggae Bar, head towards Loh Dalum Bay and you’ll see signs for the viewpoint. The 30 – 40 minute walk can be hot and tiring in the middle of the day so it is best to go at either sunrise or sunset. Once at the top you can see Phi Phi Leh and all of both Tonsai and Loh Dalum bays.

 

Phi Phi Island

Looking down on Phi Phi Island from the Viewpoint

 

If you go further on from the viewpoint, there is a more remote view point which gives you a view east to Mosquito Island, Bamboo island and Krabi. This extra 10 minute walk has a more dramatic view point but few make the effort to get there.

 

Visit Maya Bay

Maya Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay that’s sheltered by 100 metre high cliffs on three sides. The best time to visit Maya Bay is between November and April during the high season when seas are calm and access to the bay is easy.

Unfortunately, as May Bay is so popular, the beach will be crowded.  On any given day there will be  speedboats, longtail boats and large ferry boats either on the beach or moored in the bay. Beautiful it is, secluded it isn’t. If you have the flexibility, try to visit Maya Bay early in the morning or after 17:00 to avoid the crowds.

To get to Maya Bay from Phi Phi Don you can rent a longtail boat for 1,000 baht  for three hours or for 2,000 baht for a full day, max four people.  Alternatively, try Camping overnight at Maya Bay

 

Maya Bay Thailand

Stunning Maya Bay

Take a day Snorkeling Trip

Snorkeling around Phi Phi island is in a word…spectacular. Longtail boat tour operators will supply fins and a mask if you book a package trip, or you can rent them from dive operators if you choose to head out on your own.  A 4 hour shared snorkeling trip by longtail boat, with drinking water supplied, will cost approximately 800 baht.

 

Hire a Kayak

Escape the noise of longtail boats by paddling beneath towering limestone cliffs across secluded bays and exploring the palm-fringed shoreline of the Phi Phi islands. Hire a kayak and combine a day trip with sunbathing on secluded beaches and snorkeling tiny bays with no crowds. Or sign up for an organised kayak and snorkel tour of Phi Phi Lei and Phi Phi Don.

 

You can rent kayaks along most of Phi Phi Don's main beach for about 150 baht/hr.

You can rent kayaks along most of Phi Phi Don’s main beach for about 150 baht/hr.

Go Scuba Diving

With visibility touching 30m at depths of up to 35m, the waters surrounding Phi Phi Island offer spectacular diving. Discover a variety of exciting underwater terrain, including soft and hard coral gardens, vertical walls and caves, with the opportunity to swim close to turtles, sea snakes, leopard and white-tip sharks, moray eels and stingrays.

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Updated: December 26, 2012 by admin

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