Phi Phi Islands
About Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi Islands are an island group in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the west Strait of Malacca coast of the mainland. The islands are administratively part of Krabi province. Ko Phi Phi Don is the largest island of the group, and is the most populated island of the group, although the beaches of the second largest island, Ko Phi Phi Lee, are visited by many people as well. The rest of the islands in the group, including Bida Nok, Bida Noi, and Bamboo Island, are not much more than large limestone rocks jutting out of the sea. The Islands are reachable by speedboats or Long-tail boats most often from Krabi Town or from various piers in Phuket Province. Phi Phi Don was initially populated by Muslim fishermen during the late-1940 and later became a coconut plantation. The islands came to worldwide prominence when Ko Phi Phi Leh was used as a location for the 2000 British-American film The Beach.
Ko Phi Phi Le
Ko Phi Phi Le or Ko Phi Phi Leh is an island of the Phi Phi Archipelago, in the Strait of Malacca. It is in the Krabi Province of Thailand and is part of Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park. The island consists of a ring of steep limestone hills surrounding two shallow bays, Maya Bay and Loh Samah.
Viking Cave is a limestone cave with wall paintings and a site for harvesting bird nests for a traditional Chinese soup.
Ao Tonsai Pier
Ao Tonsai Pier is the transport hub of Phi Phi Island. The bustling pier has white sandy beaches and turquoise water with scenic surroundings where ferries and other boats load and unload passengers.
Maya Bay is a beautiful bay famous for its turquoise cove and white sand beach enclosed by limestone cliffs and the bay is only accessible by boat.
Nui Beach is a Tiny, sandy cove, framed by black karst outcrops, with a shallow bay for snorkelling and swimming.
Phak Nam Bay
Phak Nam Bay is a small, tranquil beach that offers clear waters for snorkeling, and an adjacent hotel restaurant.
Pileh Lagoon is a picturesque swimming inlet known for its clear waters and is popular with snorkelers.
Best Time To Visit Phi Phi Islands
The best time to visit Phi Phi Islands is from November to March when the humidity is low.