Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi Islands are an island complex in southeast Asia and are considered among the most beautiful islands all over the world! They are only 45 minutes by speedboat from Phuket or Krabi and these islands offer the ultimate tropical getaway and some of the most beautiful pictures you can see in your life. With classic tropical beaches, stunning rocky formations and turquoise waters full of colorful marine life, they look like paradise on earth.
Phi Phi islands is a group of six islands with the two main islands Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. The largest and inhabited island is the Phi Phi Don, which attracts hundreds of visitors to its beautiful coastline, while the smaller uninhabited Phi Phi Leh hosts spectacularly beautiful bays and beaches, including the world-famous Maya Bay, where the famous film “The Beach ” with Leonardo Di Caprio filmed. The currency of Thailand is Baht and 10 Thai Bahts equals to approximately 0.26 euros. For the latest updated exchange rates visit the XE Currency Converter page.
What To See...
Maya Bay is an earthly paradise and is definitely one of the most beautiful beaches you can see and swim in your life! All the excursions to the Phi Phi Islands pass through here as it is probably the most famous attraction of both islands.
This bay on Phi Phi Leh Island is well-known for its crystal clear waters and is a beautiful scuba diving site that combined with an incredible beauty scenery that will fascinate you!
This cave is located at a location on the edge of the island and is very popular for its incredibly clear waters, frescoes and the bird nests that exist inside it. Unfortunately visitors are not allowed to enter the cave but only to dive and admire the crystal clear waters of the area!
How would you feel if you were on a beach where you could have a bath with a companion of monkeys who swim and eat bananas? It is surely a spectacle you have never seen before in your life and an experience you will never forget! The monkeys are so familiar that they come to you and you can take photos with them! This beach is located on the second island of Ko Phi Phi Don that is inhabited.
Phi Phi Don
Ko Phi Phi Don is the second island that is inhabited by 2,500 people which their main occupation is tourism. On this island there are many luxurious resorts, several bars and few restaurants and most people are employed in them. Here are many walking paths that can be hiked and you can also admire some of the island’s most beautiful beaches.
The Phi Phi Islands are quite isolated, so excursions outside the islands are not as easy because you will need a speedboat to get out of it. As we said above, Phuket and Krabi are 45 minutes away and are the two easiest excursions you can do. Of course, if you get to Phi Phi islands, you will spend 99% some time in Phuket because there is no possibility of going directly to them by plane.
A high speed boat trip to Phuket costs about 50 euros per person including meal and drinks on the speedboat and the duration of the tour is about 9-12 hours depending on the company who organises it.
What To Eat
In Phi Phi Islands your dining options are very limited as there are a few restaurants that serve dishes based mainly on Thai cuisine. They are all at the beginning of the island and you will not have any difficulty finding them. Many of the hotels in the price include also dining at their restaurant.
How to move
Phi Phi Islands is a destination where you will not need any means of transport because you will not be able to find any even if you want it. There are no motorbikes on the islands, something that helped to keep this place unaffected and you can comfortably enjoy the beauties and the incredible nature here. Use your feet to go around, relax and enjoy this magical place! The nearest airport is Phuket Airport and is about an hour’s drive (36 km) to the point where the Phi Phi islands cruise boats leave.
Where to stay
Accommodation in Phi Phi islands and Phi Phi Don, which is the only place that you can stay is very cheap and hotels offer incredible amenities at very low prices. A deluxe double room with breakfast starts at 30 Euros per night and can reach up to 100 for a five star hotel that in a similar case in another country you would have to pay 200-300 Euros per night at least. You can make your reservations via Booking.com
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