20 Best Things to Do in Phi Phi Island: Adventures, Nightlife & More
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Phi Phi Island Tours
As exciting as the name Phi Phi sounds, things to do in Phi Phi islands are also equally exciting and fascinating. Consisting of 6 parts- Don, Bamboo, Ley (Maya Bay), Mosquito, Bida Nai, and Bida Nok rocks; reaching the place itself will be a thrilling experience. Located around 40 km from Phuket; one can go for ferries or speed boats from Phuket and Krabi to reach Phi Phi Islands.

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The question of what to do in Phi Phi Islands shall be a traveler's first and foremost thought. From the beautiful pristine bays of Koh Phi Phi Leh, to the white soft-powder sand of Bamboo Island beach, and the festive atmosphere of Tonsai Village on Koh Phi Phi Don, there's loads to behold.

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Well, the things to do in Phi Phi Islands are not just limited to the enthralling activities like swimming, snorkeling, cruising, rock climbing and cliff jumping, they are also a perfect spot for a weekend getaway at the Tonsai village which is known for its nightlife entertainment and dining. From spotting sharks to fine dining, the list of activities in Phi Phi Islands shall definitely ticked off many from any traveler's bucket list.

Here is the list of best things to do in Phi Phi Island:

01

Visit Bamboo Island

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Visit Bamboo Island
Home to a rare breed of bamboo, this place is definitely one of the must things to do in Phi Phi Islands. As the name suggests, Bamboo islands are covered with bamboo and Thai spruces, giving it a lush green appearance. These tightly packed greens in the shape of a heart will be a jaw-dropping scenery, and this beautiful green landscape undoubtedly shall have a soothing effect on one's mind and sight.

On the visit to Bamboo Islands, one can engage themselves in various water sport activities, sailing, speed boating, and snorkeling. If you want to witness the spellbounding antiques of nature while getting lost in the wilderness of bamboo, then this place is a must visit. The comforting turquoise waters, sparkling white sands, and the countless number of Bamboo trees are sure to remain etched in your memories forever.

Timings: 8 hours From 08.00 -16.00 Hrs.

Price
: 400THB for Adults (INR 900)
           200THB for Kids (INR 450)

Location
: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District.
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Take a Sunrise Tour

Take a Sunrise Tour
How can one miss the splendour of sunrise when in Phi Phi Islands? Sunrise Phi Phi Island tour is the best speedboat tour at sunrise from Phuket, it covers a scenic route to Phi Phi islands and Bamboo islands. Watching the sunrise amidst the sparkling limestone and exotic islands will add to the overall experience. 

Well, the most important thing about the Sunrise tour in Phi Phi Islands is that they are not just for sunrise, but it is also coupled with various other activities like snorkeling or boating at Pileh Lagoon
and also an interesting visit to Maya Bay and Viking Cave. One can also have a rich breakfast at the Lounge of Royal Phuket Marina.

Timing: The best time to go to not miss the sunrise is around 5:45–6:00 a.m. However, it is completely based on weather conditions and tides. 

Price
: THB 2200-3600 (INR 5000-8000) depending on the facilities availed.

Location
: From Phuket to Bamboo islands.
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Phi Phi Island Tour in a Speedboat

Phi Phi Island Tour in a Speedboat
It is a popular activity in the Phi Phi Islands that is common among most of the tourists. The tour involves sightseeing, snorkeling and swimming at Pileh Cove, Viking Cave and Monkey Bay. Maya Bay can also be overlooked from a distance. The enthralling experience of exploring the waters of Phi Phi with the companionship of the heavy breeze is something that is beyond what words could explain.

The itinerary of tour comprises of fun activities at Phi Phi Don, followed by a delicious lunch at the island after which tour heads towards the Khai Nok Island where one can spend quality time while feeding the fish, swimming or just relaxing by the beach.

Timing: 7:30-16:30.

Price
: 1800 THB (INR 4000 per person).

Location
: Phi Phi Don.
05

Khai Islands Day Tour

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Khai Islands Day Tour
Khai Islands famous for the twelve types of tropical fish that aren't afraid of humans is definitely a hidden gem. A day tour to Khai Islands shall make one leap to the opportunity of getting in the closest proximity of natural wonders in the area. Also, for all those who would want to relish the authentic Thai cuisine, try the local restaurants at Khai Islands to tickle your taste buds.

One can also engage in watersports and activities like swimming and snorkeling in the clear waters of Khai Islands, which is indeed the most popular of all activities in Phi Phi Islands. Boating is also a common leisure activity here. 

Price
: (THB 1400-2200) INR 3000 - 5000.

Timings
: 10:00-16:00

Location
: Off the East Coast of Phuket in Ao Phang Nga National Park.
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Attend a Thai boxing match

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Attend a Thai boxing match
Thai Boxing or Muay Thai is a type of martial art which has a special place in Thai history. Something unconventional for an island to showcase, Phi Phi Islands are nowhere behind in enriching its travelers with experiences more than that is expected of it.

The Muay Thai is held every night of the week at the popular Reggae Bar, Muay Thai in Phi Phi island will satisfy your craving for some action entertainment. There is also a place called Asawindum boxing stadium where the travelers come to train and improve their skills of fighting. This for sure shall be one amongst the things to do in Phi Phi Island at night. 

Timing
: 18:00 - 20:00 for the bar.

Price
: Starting from THB 1500 (INR 3500).

Location
: Ao Nang of Mueang Krabi District.
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07

Hike to the Phi Phi Viewpoint

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Hike to the Phi Phi Viewpoint
Koh Phi Phi Don is an H-shaped landmass with its main village built on the 100m strip of sand lying between Dalum Bay and Tonsai Bay.  Phi Phi View Point lies east of the strip. Located at the height of 186 m, one can easily reach the Phi Phi viewpoint in around 20-30 minutes.

The well-trodden paths make it easier for travelers to reach the viewpoint and behold the beautiful view of Phi Phi Leh, Tonsai Village and Loh Dalum bays. The dumbbell shape of the island from above adds to the uniqueness and exquisiteness of the view. After your visit, if someone asks you what to do in Phi Phi islands, you can answer with pictures!

Best Timings
: 8:00 - 12:00

Price
: Phi Phi Viewpoint charges an entrance fee of 20-30 THB which is around 45-65 INR.

Location
: Located between Dalum Bay and Tonsai Bay.
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Go snorkeling with sharks at Hin Phae

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Go snorkeling with sharks at Hin Phae
Hin Phae is one of the most popular diving sites in Phi Phi Islands where travellers can enjoy the underwater sight of coral formation and meet the harmless Blacktip Reef Sharks. Owing to the shallowness of the popular diving site in Phi Phi Islands, one can even go for swimming instead of snorkeling to meet the sharks underneath.

Timings: All year long, preferably at times of low and medium current.

Price
: 1100 THB (INR 3000)

Location
: 2 km south of Koh Phi Phi Ley.
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09

Go Scuba Diving in Phi Phi

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Go Scuba Diving in Phi Phi
Scuba Diving is indeed the most exciting answer to the question of "what to do in Phi Phi Islands."  This is the chance to explore the underwater world and seascapes that Phi Phi is all known for. With the coral reefs, caves, limestone walls, and sea creatures, this is totally a new world altogether.

Plunging into this world of water and spotting marine creatures like fishes and turtles will be a breath of fresh air to all the city dwellers. Well, it is to be noted this should be done under professional guidance and supervision, and children below the age of 12 shall not be allowed for the same.  

Timings
: 7 :00 onwards.

Price
:  3150 THB (7000 INR) 

Location
: Various dive sites of Phi Phi Islands like the Bida Nay and Phi Phi Ley.
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Take a Boat to the Viking caves

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Take a Boat to the Viking caves
A visit to the Viking Caves, also known as the Swallow Caves, should definitely be in every Phi Phi Island traveler's checklist of things to do in Phi Phi Islands. With various interesting background stories attached to it, Viking Caves is a unique tourist attraction, hands down. There are various rock climbing areas for the adventurous lot while the calm and relaxed tourists may just enjoy the serenity and the history of the cave.

Interestingly, these Viking Caves are home to an edible bird's nest, which is one amongst the most expensive animal products in the world. Although the entry to the Viking Caves is prohibited, the boats are slowed down for the tourists to take a closer look.

Timings
: 7 a.m.– 5 p.m.

Price
: THB 900 - 4500 (2,000 - 10,000 INR, depends on your package).

Location
: 30 minutes from Tonsai Bay.
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Visit Phi Phi Le National Park

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Visit Phi Phi Le National Park
The Phi Phi National Park is a beautiful destination for those tourists who would like to have a night over in between the crystal clear waters and idyllic beaches coupled with marine and terrestrial flora and fauna exclusive to Phi Phi Islands. Activities in Phi Phi Islands' National Park once again include its very own snorkeling and diving while scuba diving is also available at an additional price.

King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point and Anemone Reef are the most common Scuba diving spots which are an absolute tourist’s delight! Maya Bay, Koh Bida Nok and Nai are located near Koh Phi Phi Leh and are approachable being around 35 minutes from Koh Phi Phi Don. They offer exquisite aquatic experience.

Price
: 400 TBH (900 INR for adults)
           200 TBH (500 INR for children under 10 years)

Timings
: 24/7

Location
: 40 minutes from Koh Phi Phi Don.
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Rock climbing

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Rock climbing

The answer for "What to do in Phi Phi Islands" is not limited to swimming and snorkeling only . Well, there is an interesting activity of rock climbing to add some vigor to the Phi Phi Island trip. The limestone cliffs and the scenic view from top have made Phi Phi Islands one of the most visited spots for rock climbing.

The various rock climbing sites in Phi Phi island include Hin Tak, Hua Ling Wall, and Tonsai Tower. The Tonsai Tower remains the most popular rock climbing sites. Tourists choose their spot depending on the varying levels of difficulty in climbing. Due to increasing demand in rock climbing, the ways are mended and maintained correctly for the better convenience of the tourists.  

Timings
: 24/7, depending on the convenience and interest of the traveler.

Price
: THB 600 (INR 1100) for the entrance, equipment, and guidance.

Location
: All islands have separate spots.

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Escape to Ao Pileh Bay

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Escape to Ao Pileh Bay
Your trip to Phi Phi Island will not be completed without the trip to Ao Pileh Bay, which is a surreal experience and is no less than any childhood fantasy.It's predictably busy, but the thrill of kayaking between the towering limestone walls never gets old. Most of the tourists go for snorkeling, swimming, and boating in the beautiful clear waters of Ao Pileh Bay.

It’s located in the midst of Ko Phi Phi Lee itself and can be reached by boat from Tonsai Tower or Viking Caves. 

Timings
: 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. is the best time to visit the place as the afternoon sunlight lets you capture the best images of the scenery. 

Price
: Ao Pileh bay is free to visit.

Location
: On approach from Tonsai Tower or Viking Caves.
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14

Hang out on Monkey Beach

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Hang out on Monkey Beach
Famous for the furry inhabitants, Monkey beach as the name rightly suggests is the place where you can spend some time with monkeys. It is not only famous for the monkeys, but Monkey Beach is also a spot for various other water activities like snorkeling, swimming and boating through water taxis or speedboats. However, kayaking remains the most common activity in Monkey Beach.

You can definitely play around the monkeys, but nevertheless, one should be cautious and stay alert while being with the monkeys as there are chances that they might end up scratching or biting you which might result in some long term serious illness. The Monkey Beach is very accessible, and it can be reached either a boat or a kayak.

Timings
: Late afternoon or evening as monkeys are generally aggressive in the morning.

Price
: Beach are free of cost, additional cost for Kayaking is 100 THB (250 INR)

Location
: Mueang Krabi.
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15

Have a Thai Massage at Phi Phi Villa Resort

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Have a Thai Massage at Phi Phi Villa Resort
After a long day of traveling and exploration, what more can sooth one down than a relaxing Thai massage? Phi Phi Villa Resort provides the best-in-class facility of Thai massage with rooms on a private beach. The guests can also enjoy proper Thai cuisine and the view from their private sea facing rooms.

Timings
: You can avail the services at any time of your convenience.

Price
: THB 200- 500  (INR 500 to 1000).

Location
: 1 Moo 7, Phi Phi Islands, Krabi.
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Eat best Thai Food at Oasis restaurant

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Eat best Thai Food at Oasis restaurant
Relishing the authentic Thai cuisine would definitely be one amongst the 'Things to do in Phi Phi Islands' list of a traveler. For those who are looking up for this, Oasis Restaurant shall be a pocket-friendly option. The variety of dishes, from classic Asian noodles to exotic veggie salads, soups and curries combined with additives like coconut milk, lemongrass and ginger, make the food cravings stronger for the visitors.

Krabi lies between the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand and hence there is no shortage of fish, prawn, lobster and crab.. Phi Phi is the ideal place to sample the sea food which can be served in many manners, either steamed, curried or curried or barbecued and fried. This is also one of the things to do in Phi Phi Islands at night where one can relax over a drink and enjoy the food.  

Timing
: 09:00 - 22:00

Price
: Around 1500 THB (INR 3300) for two. 

Location
: Krabi District.
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17

Explore the Maya Bay at night

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Explore the Maya Bay at night
For all those who have watched Leonardo Di Caprio's movie "The Beach," would have wished to enjoy the view of Maya Bay where the movie was filmed. One of the most prominent film locations of Phi Phi Islands, exploring Maya Bay is one of the compulsory things to do in Phi Phi Islands at night. Although, with effect from June 2018, the access to the beach has been declined, one can still enjoy the mesmerizing clear waters of Maya Bay.  

You can spend an overnight under the stars and enjoy the view of the illuminated plankton. A night spent at Maya Bay would indeed be a night to remember. To get into a new world of water and lights, enjoy don't forget to take a trip to Maya Bay

Timings
: 18:00-22:00

Price
: Approx THB 4500 (INR 10,000) for sleep on board.

Location
: Approachable from Koh Phi Phi Le island.
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18

Shop beautiful silver goods from Kunstone

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Shop beautiful silver goods from Kunstone
Who wouldn't want to carry some souvenirs from the trips? Well, don't forget about all those people who are waiting for you to return back with gifts from your visit. For all those who want to purchase something, Phi Phi island can prove to be the shoppers delight, especially for the impulsive ones.

Tonsai Village is a hub for shoppers who would like to carry some memories. Most of the tourists shop beautiful silver goods made of Chiang Mai silver, which is very renowned for its artistry and Thai heritage. Kunstone offers a wide-ranging collection of various silver goods that makes one fall in love with Phi Phi Islands all over again.

Timings: 10:00 - 22:00 for the whole market.

Location
: Main Street, Tonsai Central.
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19

Go Cliff Jumping at a cliff near Viking Cave

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Go Cliff Jumping at a cliff near Viking Cave

For all the adventurous soul, the most exciting and fun activity would be Cliff jumping. It would be one of the jaw-dropping activities in Phi Phi Islands so far. Lying at the lower area of a tall limestone cliff on the north-eastern side of the island, it takes roughly 35 minutes to go there by long-tail boat which starts from Tonsai Bay.

Jumping off a height and losing yourselves to the gravity; the very thought of it is breathtaking. Well, it’s not amongst the mandatory list of things to do in Phi Phi islands but the willing and the daring can go for it. It can be reached via Laem Tong on a long-tailed boat which will cost around 2000 THB (INR 4400) for the whole day.

Price: 400-600 THB (INR 900-1400)

Timing: 08:00 - 17:00

Location: Phi Phi islands via Laem Tong.

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Take a captain Bob's sailing booze cruise

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Take a captain Bob's sailing booze cruise
Beach, Boat, and Booze! Yes, Captain Bob's Sailing Booze Cruise has an option for a perfect cruise party with unlimited pre or post booze after the cruise trip.Captain Bob’s Booze Cruise takes you towards Maya Bay, Monkey Beach, and Loh Sama Bay on a sail boat. During the tour, you will also view the soothing sunset from Wang Long Cove. The boat has a built-in sound system and you can play your own music by plugging in your smartphone.

After the tour, most of the guests choose to stick together and continue the party started on the cruise and they end the evening by dining on beach cafes and enjoying the awesome nightlife experience . Captain Bob himself might join your extended party which will be a notable addition to your already unforgettable experience! This cruise is a simple one-line response to the question, ‘What to do in Phi Phi islands?’

Timings
: 10:00-20:00

Price
: THB 3000 for men (INR 7000
THB 2500  for women (INR 6000)
THB 1500  for kids(INR 4000) 
inclusive of lunch, fruits, snacks, and unlimited beer. 
A private cruise might cost you around 26000 Baht( 58000INR)

Location
: 64/46 Chaofa road, Tambon Vichit, Amphur Muang, Phuket.
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Go on an Island Hopping Tour

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Go on an Island Hopping Tour
Phi Phi Islands is made up of 6 parts-Don, Bamboo, Ley (Maya Bay), Mosquito, Bida Nai, and Bida Nok rocks. Island Hopping Tour is a comprehensive tour where you visit the 4 islands, May Bay and the Monkey Beach.

It is not just a simple tour, but it is also coupled and made even more interesting with fun activities involving kayaking, snorkeling and feeding the fish. If you want to explore all the things to do in Phi Phi Islands in a short period, then this tour is a good option.

Price: Starting from THB 2700 (INR 6000) and may go up or down depending on various factors like time, activities and type of cruise, etc. 

Timings
: 8:30 - 16:00 (return to Aonang)

Location
: Bamboo Islands, Phi Phi islands.
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  1. What are the romantic things to do in Phi Phi island?

    1. Take a speedboat tour at sunrise: What better way to spend a morning than to enjoy a sunrise with your loved one? The sunrise speedboat tours at Phi Phi Island offer the best seats to the sun rising amidst sparkling waters and corals.
    2. Climb to the Phi Phi ViewPoint: A short and easy hike from Loh Dalum Bay will take you to the mesmerizing Phi Phi Viewpoint. Commanding a spectacular view of the Phi Phi Leh, Tonsai Village, and Loh Dalum bays, the sight here can take one’s breath away.
    3. Take a trip to the Ao Pileh Bay: Boasting of stunning emerald waters, the Ao Pileh Bay offers one of the most romantic escapades at the Phi Phi Island. You can choose to go kayaking between the towering cliffs, or even resort to activities like snorkeling and swimming.
    4. Spend a night at the Maya Bay: There are few things more romantic than to spend a night at the Bay. The stunningly beautiful water at the Bay is set aglow at night by the illuminated planktons, appearing as though stars had found their way to the ground.
  2. What are the things to do in Phi Phi island with friends?

    1. Phi Phi Island Speedboat Tour: A fun group activity spanning the entire day, this speedboat tour takes you across the main attraction at Phi Phi island. Activities on the tour include fishing, swimming, and snorkeling.
    2. Attend a Thai boxing match: Thai Boxing, or Muay Thai, occupies a special place in the island’s history. Taking place every night of the week at the popular reggae bar Muay Thai, this style employs stand up striking moves with various clinching techniques. The bar also houses a special training center for tourists who want to try out their skills.
    3. Try your hand at Rock Climbing: A popular tourist spot in the island, this guided activity involves scaling stiff limestone cliffs on a harness. Popular rock climbing spots across the Phi Phi island include Hin Tak, Hua Ling Wall, and Tonsai Tower.
    4. Go Scuba Diving: Owing to its vibrant marine life, scuba diving is a much sought after activity at Phi Phi Island. Colorful corals, limestone walls, and numerous fishes offer a delightful underwater trip to the divers.

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