Koh Phi Phi Leh, a stunning island in Thailand, boasts crystal-clear waters, limestone cliffs, and vibrant marine life. Famous for Maya Bay, featured in "The Beach" movie, it attracts tourists seeking paradise. Its serene beaches, including Loh Samah Bay and Pileh Lagoon, offer unforgettable experiences amidst breathtaking natural beauty.
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.
Loh Samah Bay is separated from the Maya Bay by a limestone cliff and there is a tiny hole offering visitors access to the bay during low tide. A wooden staircase constructed on the side-facing Maya Bay offers unobstructed mesmerizing views of the bay and the islet.
The picturesque Loh Samah Bay makes for an excellent diving and snorkeling destination. The bay features a depth between 5 and 20 meters and offers an amazing visibility ranging from 5 to 15 meters. Diving is primarily done on the small island lying at the entrance of this bay.
The islet is flanked by 8 to 20 meters tall walls that are shrouded completely with shellfish and soft and hard corals. This is the place where you can find a host of colourful fish, parrots, and scorpions. With a number of yellow and blue fish living a little below the surface of the water, Loh Samah Bay offers an unmatched snorkelling opportunity.
Packed with light reflecting crustaceans on the seabed, Loh Samah Bay also makes for one of the top-rated night snorkeling sites in Phi Phi. Visitors can rent a long-tail boat and tour the bay, jumping off into the water to snorkel and dive at the most suitable places.
There are also a myriad of amazing places to stay and eat near Loh Samah Bay, letting globetrotters enjoy a comfortable and convenient day out to the bay.
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.
Monkey beach is easily accessible from Phi Phi Don. You can opt for a kayak and make your way to the beach. Or, book a long-tail boat tour from Tonsai jetty that stops at this amazing beach to have a look at these wild creatures or for a thrilling snorkeling adventure. And, if you are staying overnight on Phi Phi Don Island, visit the beach either early morning or later in the afternoon. These are the best times to enjoy the beauty of the place without the crowd. But if you want to see monkeys in full swing, plan a trip in the afternoon, when the beach gets flooded with these cute creatures.
If you are a wildlife and marine life lover, Monkey beach is a must-visit place while on your trip to Phuket or Krabi. Watching these little naughty animals or a school of fishes amidst beautiful seascapes is truly a lifetime experience. You can even have a human interaction experience on the beach. Click pictures or make videos of the monkeys jumping or playing around and share it with your friends or on your social media handles.
If monkey attacks make you worried before visiting the beach then don't worry, it is pretty safe to be there and roam around. But you need to be careful and follow the guidelines issued by the wildlife conservation department. However, you will find some tourists feeding monkeys with bananas. It is advisable to stay at a distance from them, keep your belongings safe, and don’t give them anything to eat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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