Things to Do in Phi Phi

A small archipelago of six islands, Phi Phi is a wonderful destination to explore when you are on a trip to Thailand. Just 40 kilometres away from the buzzing town of Phuket, Phi Phi is mostly famous for its pristine beaches and known as a heaven for party lovers. An idyllic destination for backpackers and voyagers who are seeking relaxation, Phi Phi is a prominent destination to spend some time in Thailand. Even though the islands were the victim of the dreadful tsunami of 2004, it came back in full force and remains a major crowd puller. The alluring islands offer a hedonistic paradise with its sapphire waters, endless parties, glittering sands and a picturesque landscape. The sheer cliffs and the beach fronted jungle makes Phi Phi an enchanting destination which will take your breath away at the first sight. Without any hustle and bustle of the cities, the two inhabited islands of Phi Phi Leh and Phi Phi Don portrays the quaint charm of Thailand.

As one approaches the islands from the sea, the dramatic cliffs by the pure white sands will just transport to another worldly state of mind. One of the best things to do in Phi Phi is indulging in the wild nightlife that has made Phi Phi known across the world, attracting scores of visitors looking for an escape from the busy lives. Nature lovers can visit the Phi Phi Le National Park. Witness a spectacular sunset while sailing down the boat or try snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of Hat Yao. To explore some stunning sights, you can take a hike to Ao Lo Dalam or try your hand at rock climbing at the limestone cliffs of Koh-Phi Phi. The characteristic landscape of Phi Phi offers an unparalleled magnificence, with rocky bluffs diving drastically into the turquoise water making it a tranquil and serene environment that proliferates all around. Here’s a look at our handpicked selection of best things to do in Phi Phi when you are vacationing here.

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Maya Bay

Maya Bay, a magnificent lagoon, is bordered by 100-meter-high cliffs on three of its sides, creating a stunning panorama. The entire bay is made up of a coral reef, resulting in an underwater vista that is bursting with rare species. It became famous after being featured in the Hollywood movie 'The Beach,' and today attracts tourists from around the world.

Viking Cave

Tucked at the bottom of a tall limestone cliff, the Viking Cave on the northeastern side of Koh Phi Phi Leh makes for a perfect pit stop during your cruise around Phi Phi Island. The cave is home to birds nests used in traditional Chinese soup and is most popular for the unique drawings on the eastern and southern walls.

Bamboo Island

A perfect location for a day trip and some snorkeling, Bamboo Island is one of the six islands that comprise the Phi Phi island group. It is called so because of a thick growth of bamboo trees right in the middle with pristine white beaches surrounding it. Enjoy the lush greenery reflecting in the clear waters at this unspoiled locale. 

Loh Samah Bay

Also known as Sama Bay, Loh Samah Bay is one of the most popular and astonishingly beautiful destinations of Koh Phi Phi Leh. Lying on the eastern side of the southern tip of the island, Loh Samah Bay features a small islet in the middle and a small beach on its northern part.

Monkey Beach

Nestled in Yong Kasem Bay, Monkey Beach lies on the west coast of the larger island of Phi Phi Don. Home to wild monkeys, this beach is one of the best snorkeling spots in Thailand. The surroundings of white sand, lush limestone cliffs, crystal clear water present beautiful scenery. Whereas, the presence of exotic coral reefs and a vast variety of colorful fishes makes this place a great attraction for marine life lovers.

Ko Phi Phi Don

The largest among the six islands that form the Phi Phi Island group, Ko Phi Phi Don offers beautiful beaches and ideal spots for diving and snorkeling. It’s a non-volcanic island composed mostly of limestone reserves, along with lush tropical forests and flourishing marine life. The Island is known for offering a serene and peaceful environment for all its visitors.

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Phi Phi Things To Do Reviews

Aanandaswarup Pothuvaal
Reviewed: 06 Dec 2020
Trust me, your trip to Phi Phi Island will remain incomplete without a longtail boat tour. Some of the places we visited on the tour were Tonsai Bay, Monkey Beach, Shark Point, Viking Cave and Bamboo Island, etc. Everything was top notch.
Brajesh Deshpande
Reviewed: 17 Dec 2019
As an adventure enthusiast, I had a ravishing time scuba diving through the deep trenches of Phi Phi island and I would highly recommend everyone to try koh phi phi scuba. The staff were incredible and very friendly too.
Jainansh 1989 Jainansh 1989
Reviewed: 19 Oct 2019
I did not realize how badly I had needed this tour before I actually took it. The setting is fairly offbeat, but marvelous. The tour takes you across some of the best beaches and bays in all of Thailand. We snorkeled and swam a fair bit, and also left with some spectacular pictures. I was visiting T... Read More
Yatish S
Reviewed: 28 Oct 2019
I had booked a private boat tour for me and my partner during our honeymoon to Phi Phi Island. This trip by Thrillophilia included a visit to Monkey Beach, Bamboo Island, Shark Point and many other places. Our Royal Jet Cruiser was also very well maintained.
Nikita Agrawal
Reviewed: 11 Oct 2019
This snorkelling adventure has to be the most adventurous experience of my life. We visited four locations, and our guide helped train us very patiently. The best part of this entire activity was swimming with the hundreds of colourful fishes. Huge thanks to Thrillophilia for their help with the boo... Read More
Avani Ahuja
Reviewed: 08 Oct 2019
Phi Phi is one of the best locations around Krabi for snorkeling. We took a guided snorkeling tour with Thrillophilia. We were taken to the island on a private boat where we met our instructor. A Thai meal was included as a part of the package as well.

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