Koh Phi Phi Thailand
A Paradise for All

Koh Phi Phi Thailand is perhaps one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The word Koh means island in Thai and there actually two islands by that name Koh Phi Phi Don where Long Beach is located, and Koh Phi Phi Leh, which is smaller and only accessible by tour or chartered fishing boat.

Koh Phi Phi Beaches in Thailand are awe inspiring

Koh Phi Phi Beaches in Thailand are awe inspiring

Where is Phi Phi Island Thailand?

It is located between the larger island of Phuket and western Andaman Sea coast of the mainland. The islands are administratively part of Krabi province.  Their claim to fame was when the British and Americans filmed the 2000 movie “The Beach” in Koh Phi Phi Leh. This of course, helped increase tourism to the islands.

But unfortunately the infrastructure of the islands was almost totally destroyed by the Indian Ocean Tsunami in December 2004. By now, it is almost totally restored.

Getting to Koh Phi Phi

You may get there from Krabi or Phuket Island via ferry that leaves several times a day. 

Koh Phi Phi Thailand

Aerial View of Koh Phi Phi Thailand

Aerial View of Koh Phi Phi Thailand

The months from November to January are the best. During this time the skies are blue the humidity is low and the waters are calm and clean great for swimming or snorkeling and scuba diving. It doesn’t mean you should not go from May to September, but take into consideration the rains, cloudy skies and extreme humidity.

Phi Phi Island is Thailand's favorite island. It is the talk of the town while in Thailand. Many people come to Phuket just with Koh Phi Phi in their minds. When you approach by ferry, the island seems to rise from the sea like a fortress with high cliffs that give way to lush vegetation and beautiful white sand beaches.

One of the two islands Phi Phi Leh is completely uninhabited and the other Phi Phi Don doesn’t even have roads. The laid back atmosphere is what brings the visitors to its shores. There's no schedule, no hustle-and-bustle, no reason to be in a hurry. Besides, the island is affordable, there is a place to stay for every budget.

For more information visit Thailand Tourism Website

Bamboo Mountain View Resort Phi Phi Island

Bamboo Mountain View Resort Phi Phi Island

Best Beaches of Koh Phi Phi Thailand

All the beaches on the Island are spectacular and amazingly beautiful. The sands are silky soft and the waters are a sparkling blue not seen in many more places in the world. In Ko Phi Phi Don, the main island offers excellent restaurants, bars and shops; as well as a few resorts hotels for all budgets.

The tropical beaches of Ko Phi Phi Don are located on the eastern and southern shores of the island. Let me mention a few of them

  • Laem Tong Beach lies on the north of the island is also great for snorkeling and diving

  • Loh Bagao Bay is considered one of the best beaches and ideal for all kind of water sports

  • Long Beach is located on the southern most area of Phi Phi Island and is known for its abundant coral reefs and is an excellent diving spot.

  • Loh Dalum Bay is a true paradise. It is quiet and located 2 minutes away from Tonsai Bay.

There a few more amazing beaches to mention like Hin Khom Beach, known for its "hippie" bar; Loh Modee Beach, with a fabulous sandy shore; Runtee Beach and Phak Nam Beach.

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