Famous Islands in Phi Phi Island
Located around 5 km off the northern tip of Koh Phi Phi Don, the island can be reached by longtail boats. You can spend some time basking in the sun or go for a snorkelling experience nearby. Witness a breathtaking view of the sun setting in the sparkling turquoise waters before returning back.
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You may, however, spend time exploring the underwater beauty of this island by indulging in snorkelling or other water activities. Do not forget to check out the three-headed pinnacle at the depth of 15m, which is known to be the home to Blacktip reef sharks.
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Koh Bida Nok & Nai
While Koh Bida Nok will offer you the opportunity of spotting Zebra Sharks and Stingrays, Koh Bida Nai will give you a good swim between rocks and spotting nudibranchs crawling on the rocks.
Highlights: Go cave diving to explore underwater caves at Koh Bida Nok and enjoy a snorkelling experience at Koh Bida Nai.
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Koh Khai Nok
The island is well known for its plethora of coastal marine flora and fauna, with around 12 exotic species of colourful fishes swimming in the water which will make a snorkelling worthwhile.
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Ko Yao Yai
Koh Yao Tai, meaning the big long island, is a large island located in the Phang Nga bay. While visiting the island, you will be fascinated with its sandy beaches, mangroves, rubber plantations, quaint fishing villages and blue sea with colourful corals.
This island will give you a glimpse of the simple and traditional lifestyle of the Thai southerners. This unspoiled island is rarely crowded and will allow you to enjoy the beauty of nature in a serene atmosphere.
Highlights: Explore the island with rubber plantations and fishing villages to get a closer look at the lifestyle of the inhabitants. Take a boat ride to view the surrounding areas.
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Famous Beaches in Phi Phi Island
Phak Nam Bay
Take some time off from the hustle-bustle and go to Phak Nam Bay, situated on the east coast of the Phi Phi Don just south of Loh Bagao. Also known as Relax Bay, this tranquil place offers a scenic view of a 400-metre long beach, turquoise water and various shades of the lush green of the rainforest on the backdrop.
You can reach this offbeat beach by a long-tail boat. If you are coming from Loh Bagao or Laem Thong, you can have a taste of adventure by taking the rugged way across the hill through the jungle on foot.
Highlights: The place is ideal for lounging on the beach or indulging in swimming, kayaking or snorkelling.
Laem Tong Beach
Spend some quality time on the secluded Laem Tong Beach with a tranquil atmosphere. This 1 km long picturesque white sand beach with turquoise blue clear water is located on the northeast of Phi Phi Don and can be reached only by boat. Relax on the beach or go snorkelling or diving at Bamboo Island, Mosquito Island and Hin Klang, the three best spots nearby.
Highlights: Laem Tong Beach is ideal for spending some time in seclusion and for having good spots nearby for snorkelling or diving.
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Visit a 150-meter long white sand island that is the home to a colony of monkeys. Located on the northwest of Loh Dalum Bay, you can reach Monkey Beach by foot or by canoe or by a long tail boat.
The beauty of this beach has further been enhanced by the lush greenery of the vegetation growth on the steep limestone cliff. While visiting this place, maintain the natural environment of the animals by not teasing the monkeys or offering them any food. Monkey beach is also known to be an excellent place for snorkelling.
Highlights: Visit the colonies of monkeys inhabiting a beach. Indulge in kayaking, swimming or go snorkelling while visiting this beach.
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If you want to head out in the sea and explore marine life, you can go kayaking, snorkelling or scuba diving. The bay also has some secret caves for you to explore. Watch out for the Camel Rocks, two large rocks poking out in the sea in front of the beach.
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Enjoy a relaxing sunbathing session on the beach or go swimming, kayaking, diving or snorkelling. Visit the Shark Point, where you might be able to spot the blacktip reef sharks.
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Places to Eat and Drink in Phi Phi Island
This restaurant, with its vintage and old west-style wooden furnishing, also has a fantastic view of the beautiful lagoon that surrounds the place.
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Enjoy some of their signature dishes such as poke bowl’ and ‘fish tacos’ and wash them down with amazing cocktails such as espresso martini or mai tai. Delight in tasting some of the other favourites such as Avocado smash with feta and tomato, peri-peri chicken, chicken and cashew nut fries etc.
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The Mango Garden
Taste some authentic Thai mango dessert or go for one of the desserts from across the world. Enjoy some veggie delights such as mango sticky rice that comes with coconut cream, or try some meat delicacies.
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Try their tapas breakfast offering more than 20 items, including fresh fruit shakes, for a perfect start to the day. You may also try their delicious veggie burger with homemade fries and pesto sauce.
Highlights: Enjoy food at a restaurant serving breakfast options in the morning and a range of burgers, steaks, wraps, fries and other European and Thai food throughout the day.
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Efe Mediterranean Cuisine Restaurant
Enjoy your food in a relaxed ambience of the restaurant with the staff and management providing you more information about each of the dishes you taste.
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Banana Rooftop Bar
Take a serving of cocktails, beers and spirits from one of the two counters and enjoy your drinks and cocktails while listening to music and watching fire shows and hula hoop contests.
Highlights: Visit the rooftop Banana Bar for having some delicious drinks sitting in a bamboo pavilion with a breathtaking view of the Loh Dalum Bay.
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Opt to watch or even participate in Muay Thai Boxing, the bar’s star attraction.
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Other Attractions in Phi Phi Island
Ko Phi Phi Le
Feel mesmerised looking at its amazing vertical cliffs covered with lush greenery, along with small sandy beaches and tropical coral waters. The island has several attractions such as Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, Pileh Lagoon, Viking Cave and Palong bay.
Highlights: Ko Phi Phi Le is the second-largest island of Phi Phi Island, known for having several star attractions such as Maya Bay, Viking Caves and many more.
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Be mesmerised looking at the silky soft white sand beach with multi colour corals and exotic fishes visible in the crystal clear water. Indulge in snorkelling and delight in spotting large underwater boulders encrusted with colourful corals and fishes. Go for a sea kayaking experience.
Highlights: Famous as the shooting location of the Hollywood film “The Beach”. The beach is also well known as a popular spot for snorkelling and sea kayaking.
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Loh Samah Bay
Snorkelers can enjoy the shallow waters of the channel, scuba divers will delight in diving down 20 meters to find the wall around the islet. Loh Sama Bay is also famous as a night diving spot with the lights reflecting from hundreds of crustaceans on the seabed creating a spectacular view.
Highlights: Known for water sports such as snorkelling and scuba diving and also for night diving.
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Ko Phi Phi Don
The beautiful island has striking limestone cliffs, swaying palm trees and white sandy stretch, meeting the turquoise sea with colourful coral reefs and marine life.
Loh Bagao Bay
Thai-style bungalows running along the beach under the shades of trees has made the place more beautiful. Enjoy spending some time in the tranquillity of the place and indulge in activities such as walking, trekking or snorkelling.
Highlights: A coconut paradise with a tranquil atmosphere. The bay offers several options of trekking, climbing or walking to explore it. Those, with a love for marine life, can indulge in snorkelling.
Go for a swim in the emerald-colored water with different hues. Enjoy a snorkelling experience with the marine life underwater.
Highlights: An inhibited lagoon which will entice you to go for a swim. To enjoy the beauty of the underwater marine world, go for a snorkelling experience.
Long Dalam Bay
Bask on the beach or take a long walk to reach the large Ton Sai (Banyan) tree. If you are on the lookout for watersports, you can indulge in wakeboarding, banana boating or parasailing.