The best of Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Island or known as Koh Phi Phi to the locals, is situated in the Andaman Sea between Phuket and Krabi in Southern Thailand. It is divided into two main islands, Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Ley. Phi Phi was one of the places that were hit hard during the 2004 Tsunami. I was there recently and 7 years after of the tragedy, it appears that Phi Phi has rebuilt itself.

shops around Phi Phi Don island

Bars & Bistro

souvenir stalls

Map of Phi Phi Don

Most visitors to Phi Phi will surely visit Maya Bay in Phi Phi Ley, made famous by Leonardo Di Caprio’s movie The Beach. Yes it is beautiful, although not the same as before, and the place is too crowded nowadays. During high seasons, u would only see a certain portion of the beach where else most parts of the beach act as a parking spot for the long tails and speed boats.

Maya Bay. Photo by destination-tour.blogspot.com

Snorkling around Phi Phi. Photo by destination-tour.blogspot.com

Actually my main activity in Phi Phi was going diving. I dived at Koh Bida Nok and Palong area which is situated in the Phi Phi Ley surroundings. The water was calm and clear which allows us to spots many sea habitants. Among them are the barracudas, turtles, jellyfish and eels. The setback was I didn’t have an underwater camera with me, so there’s no underwater pictures.

The dive spots in Phi Phi

With my divemaster, Nahvel at Maya Bay

For those planning  to visit Koh Phi Phi, apart from doing the normal snorkeling, swimming or diving, here are a few great things that u might wanna check it out.

1) Hire a boat for a sunset tour. Long tail boats are available for hire with a price range of 350baht and above, depending on your negotiation skills. Just tell the boat captain to take u for a sunset trip. You’ll be amused by the view, if the weather permits.

Sunset shot from a boat. Photo by Maz360

2) Hike the view point for sunrise or sunset. The Phi Phi View Point is the highest point of Koh Phi Phi Don where u could view the island from an aerial view. A Hike up the hill would take about 30 minutes or u could also opt for a ‘taxi’ ride which will cost around 250baht.

day view

during sunset

3) Watch the fire show. There are a few amazing guys performing the fire shows in Phi Phi. Try to look for them at the beach area at night. Watch the video below

Fireshow on Phi-Phi Island Thailand from Evgeny Likholatov on Vimeo.

4) Go Cliff jumping. Adventurer will surely wanna try out this one. The best place to do this is at Koh Phi Phi Ley. The long tail captains knew the best place for u to do this activity

Koh Phi Phi Cliff Jumping from Shawn LeBlanc on Vimeo.

9 Responses so far.

  1. haini says:

    menarik!! akan menjejakkan kaki ke sana juga 5 hari lagi.. :)
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  2. haini says:

    tenkiu2.. :) dari hatyai akan ke krabi-phi phi-phuket-koh samui dan balik semula ke hatyai.. ada cadangan tempat2 yg wajib dikunjungi? hehe
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    • danarif says:

      mcm dlm post2 thailand sblom nie..
      hatyai mmg kena p floating market tu.. but dia buka fri,sat, sunday jer.. phuket pegi layan sunset dkt promthep cape tu.. utk phi phi tgk kat post atas nie jer.. hehe..

  3. cindyrina says:

    I am going phuket next 2 weeks :)
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  4. Beb says:

    Cantiks! *PENGSAN*
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