9 Best Thing to Do in Phi Phi Islands Most Popular Attractions in Phi Phi
Discover the best things to see in Phi Phi Islands; Located 43km west from Krabi coast, this small archipelago consists of six islands: Koh Phi Phi Don, Koh Phi Phi Leh, Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Koh Phai (Bamboo Island), and Koh Young (Mosquito Island); the only inhabited island – and the largest - of the group is Koh Phi Phi Don.
Koh Phi Phi Leh & Maya Bay
Koh Phi Phi Leh is the second largest island in the small Phi Phi archipelago. all along high season (from November to April), its international fame attracts a myriad of daily visitors. Despite the crowded feeling, Maya Bay remains a place to see. Another cool spot on the northeastern side of Koh Phi Phi Leh is the Viking Cave
Phi Phi View Point
Koh Phi Phi Don has an unusual shape – like an ‘H’ – with its main village built on the horizontal bar, a 100m flat strip of sand stuck between Dalum Bay to the north and Tonsai Bay to the south. It is a picture-postcard setting sure to impress friends back home! There’s a small store selling drinks and snacks at the top.
Bamboo Island is one of the six islands belonging to the Phi Phi archipelago in the southern Thai province of Krabi. The perfect spot for a day trip, Bamboo Island hosts great snorkelling opportunities with the presence of superb coral reefs lying at short distance off its shore, mostly on its western side. A small bar serves drinks and snacks. Day and overnight trips (sleeping in tents) are available from Koh Phi Phi Don, or you could visit the island on a Phi Phi day trip by speedboat from Phuket.
Diving in Phi Phi
Maya Bay, Koh Bida Nok & Nai are located on and near Koh Phi Phi Leh.
Viking Cave is one of the most notable sites on Koh Phi Phi Leh. Known as Tham Phaya Nak in Thai, Viking Cave owes its name to the paintings found on the eastern southern walls of the cave: they represent various types of boats, including what resembles a Scandinavian drakkar.
Moo Dee Bay
Moo Dee Bay hosts a 500m-long white sand beach bordered by emerald waters. Situated on the east coast of Koh Phi Phi Don, it is the perfect escape from the crowd. The beach offers its visitors pleasant snorkelling opportunities, mostly at both ends of the bay. A Rasta-run shack sells food and drinks. The easiest way to get there is to hire a long-tail boat near Tonsai jetty.
Krabi offers world-class sites such as Tonsai Beach and Diamond Cave in Railay, and all along its coast. Phi Phi Don Island may be lying 42km off Krabi coast, but it has the same topography: Tonsai Tower, located at the western end of Tonsai Bay, is the rock climbers’ paradise in Phi Phi this 200m tall limestone tower hosts 48 different bolted routes featuring all levels of difficulty from beginner to experienced climber.
Pum's Thai Cooking School
If you would like to cook Thai cuisine by yourself at home after your holiday in Thailand, the best way to learn all the secret techniques and ingredients of Thai cuisine is to join a Thai cooking class.
Shark Watching Tours
Amongst all the great snorkelling tours available from Koh Phi Phi Don, the Shark watching tours have gained popularity for obvious reasons; since the release in 1975 of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, sharks have stimulated human imagination – not necessarily in the right way – and aroused curiosity. The waters around Phi Phi Islands host a good number of inoffensive black-tip and leopard sharks. Phi Phi’s shark watching tours usually start very early – about 06:00 – and last a half-day. Exciting and very educational, a shark watching tour will leave you with unforgettable memories. One of the most experienced companies in this kind of tour is The Adventure Club (see their contact info below). Opening Hours: 06:00 – 12:00 Location: Central Tonsai Village Tel: 081-8951334