As an archipelago located in the Andaman Sea, west of South Thailand in Krabi province, Koh Phi Phi attracts many foreign tourists thanks to its beautiful beaches and exciting, fun activities. Therefore, Koh Phi Phi will be a perfect choice for your wonderful Thailand summer vacation.
Phi Phi Island consists of 6 different large and small islands, including Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Leh, Maya Bay, Money Island, etc. Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh are the two most popular tourist destinations. More specifically, when viewed from above (from the South), these two islands look like two P’s, so Western travelers often call these two islands PP while the local people read the camp out to Phi Phi city.
1. Consider Koh Phi Phi Thailand’s below-suggested itinerary:
To explore the beauty of Koh Phi Phi fully, you can choose to visit in groups:
- Island cluster in the North (Mosquito Island, Bamboo Island, Laem Tong Bay, Monkey Beach)
- Island cluster in the South ( Bida island, Maya Bay, Viking cave, Piley bay) and some bays and beaches on Phi Phi Don island (Long Beach beach, Tonsai bay, Long Dalum bay).
Usually, suppose you have planned a trip to Krabi province. In that case, you should spend 1 to 2 days at Koh Phi Phi to experience the beautiful natural scenery and participate in typical activities such as beaching, diving, snorkeling, watching corals, etc.
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2. Best time to visit Koh Phi Phi island:
Koh Phi Phi Island has similar weather characteristics to other regions in Thailand. It is a tropical monsoon climate, hot, humid, and rainy. There are two main seasons in Koh Phi Phi weather:
- the dry season: lasts from October to April
- the rainy season lasts from May to September.
When is the best time to travel to Koh Phi Phi island? From October to December is the ideal time for tourists to visit this place. The weather is superb; the sea is calm, suitable for fun activities and sightseeing.
3. What to eat when traveling to Koh Phi Phi?
Traveling to Koh Phi Phi, what to eat is always a question of many first-time visitors coming here. In general, Koh Phi Phi travel experience, I find the food here is not too cheap, popular dishes are about 100 – 150 baht/dish, and if you eat seafood, it is even higher, but seafood The products here are all very fresh and well prepared. Some delicious and cheap restaurants in Koh Phi Phi you can refer to:
Only Noodles: a popular restaurant on Koh Phi Phi island for 60-90 baht, located next to the Koh Phi Phi village market
Papaya Restaurant: traditional Thai restaurant, affordable price from 80-200 baht/serving.
Cosmic Restaurant: The restaurant is quite famous on Koh Phi Phi island. The price is quite affordable and serves various Asian and European dishes.
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4. Must-visit tourist attractions in Koh Phi Phi Thailand:
As one of the top tourist attractions in Thailand, Koh Phi Phi has a lot to offer visitors. However, if you don’t know where to go when traveling to Koh Phi Phi, you can choose to buy an island tour sold at the pier at the price of 1500 baht/2 people for 3 hours, or 3000baht/2 people for 6 hours.
Before boarding, you need to tell the driver where you want to go. Because there are 6 small islands in Koh Phi Phi, you can hardly go all at once. Here are the most beautiful spots in Koh Phi Phi island you can consider:
4.1. Long Beach:
Long Beach with white sand stretching is an excellent place to dive and watch the beautiful sunset coral. You can take the Longtail train for 100baht/way/person or cross the forest walkway, which will take about 20 minutes from Tonsai port. There will be many signposts along the way, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost.
Note that you should come to Long Beach around 3 – 4 pm or after these hours because that time is suitable for scuba diving to see the coral.
4.2. Monkey Beach:
Located in the southwest of Tonsai Bay, Monkey Beach has the white powdery sand and emerald green sea. Just hearing the name can imagine that this island is full of monkeys. However, you also need to be careful when you hold anything in your hand because the monkeys can snatch you at any time. They are pretty aggressive, so don’t tease them.
4.3. Maya Bay:
Maya Bay is considered the most beautiful tourist destination in Koh Phi Phi; if you come to Koh Phi Phi without visiting Maya Beach, you will waste the whole trip. To get to Maya Beach, you can rent a longtail boat or take a tour of the northern islands.
If you want to go deep into the beach, you will have to pay about 400 baht for an adult, and if you just visit around near the beach, there is no fee.
Until 2021, Maya Beach is temporarily closed to deal with the environmental pollution in the bay and at the same time restore coral reefs, mangroves, and waters.
But the latest updates in January 2022, Maya Beach is welcoming tourists for the first time for consecutive 3 years.
4.4. Bamboo Island:
Bamboo island belongs to National Marine Park; you will have to pay a fee of 400 baht when you go through the gate. However, if you have visited Maya Bay before, you only need to pay 200 baht. Furthermore, this place has the advantage of being more secluded than Maya Bay, and you can experience diving, sunbathing, and exploring many places here.
4.5. Pileh Bay:
Pileh Bay is a small, shallow and narrow bay located on the Koh Phi Phi archipelago, with extensive coral reefs growing along the entrance to the bay. The water in the bay is blue all year round, the sand on the shore is white and very fine; that’s why the name “earth paradise” has been associated with Phileh Bay.
This spot allows you to view Koh Phi Phi from above with a very cheap ticket price of only 30baht/person.
From viewpoint 1, walk up the stairs for about 20 minutes, you will reach viewpoint 2 with a panoramic view of Koh Phi Phi with the strait and limestone mountains. If you want to go higher than viewpoint 2, you go straight ahead and reach a house with a view; that is viewpoint 3.