Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi is an island in Thailand, located about 30 minutes away from Phuket Island. It is famous for its white sand beaches and clear waters. Before COVID-19, there were around 10,000 tourists visiting the island each week. Nowadays, the number of tourists is reduced to less than 1,000 per week. Most of the shops, restaurants and hotels remain closed, and the island looks very quiet. However, the beaches and other nearby beaches are more beautiful than ever, and the majority of the shops, restaurants, bars and hotels are still closed, but you can still eat well, shop a little and easily ride a long-tail boat to the nearby beaches and other islands. In summary, the beach is still beautiful, but it is also a bit sad to see so many closed shops and empty streets at night.

What to do in Phi Phi Islands?

Phi Phis are a very popular archipelago located 40km south of Phuket, Thailand. In case you were wonder, you pronounce Phi Phi “pee pee” not “fee fee”. Anyway, they don’t need an introduction anymore since Leo Dicaprio took care of this back in 2000 with the movie “the beach”. Since then, the island keep developing.

Phi Phi is an island located in Thailand. It is famous for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. Phi Phi is also known for its many tourist attractions, including the Phi Phi Don National Park, the Phi Phi Leh National Marine Park, the Phi Phi Island Resort & Spa, and the Phi Phi Island Museum.

Phi Phi Islands are beautiful, but the crowds are overwhelming. However, if you like partying, then Phi Phi is the perfect destination.

The Islands of Phi Phi Islands Archipelago

There are actually six different islands in Phi Phi, but you can only visit one at a time. The names of the islands start with ‘Koh’, which means ‘island’ in Thai, so you might hear ‘Koh Pha Ngan’ or ‘Koh Phi Phanong’, but not ‘Koh Phi Phek’.

Koh Phi Phi Don

Phi Phih Don is a small island located in Krabi province, Thailand. It is famous for its beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. There are many hotels and restaurants along the shoreline, and there are plenty of activities to keep you busy during your stay. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax, you will need to go further away from the shore.

Koh Phi Phi Leh

Phi Phih Leh is a small island located in the Andaman Sea. It is a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. Phi Phi Leh is also known for its Maya Bay, which was closed for three consecutive years and has recently reopened after extensive renovations.

Koh Bida islands are further South and are famous for diving.

Phi Phi Don looks just like a mad maze squeezed in between two bays: Tonsay Bay, where ferries land, and Loh Dalam Bay, where the main beaches are.

Imagine yourself in a city full of bars, tattoo shops, dive centres, massage parlours, fast food restaurants, and other businesses. You walk down the street and see all kinds of people doing different things. You might even spot a cat or two.

Most shops close early in the afternoon, but some stay open until midnight. It is probably because many of the island’ s inhabitants are working during the day. Others are relaxing on the beach or enjoying the view. The remaining tourists are probably in bed trying to recover from a massive hangover from a bucket that looked so cool the previous day.

Afternoon crowds start to gather in the streets. Most people go out to shop, drink too early or have some massage. There are lots of small restaurants for all kinds of tastes and budgets, but many look somewhat touristy. Some of the best eating experiences we had were at ‘Tonsai seafood’, ‘The Point Restaurant’ and ‘Le Grand Bleue’. Our best dining experience by far though was at ‘Le grand bleu’, a very well established French restaurant serving an excellent selection of French and Thai food.

Phi Phi Island is famous for its nightlife. Bars and clubs are everywhere, especially around the main street, Loh Dalum Bay. Fire shows are held every night, and music is played loudly. People dance on the beach, and everyone seems to have a great time.

Phi Phi is a small island in the Andaman Sea, about 100 km north of Phuket. It is famous for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. There are many places to stay on the island, ranging from cheap guesthouses to luxury resorts. Most visitors come here to enjoy the nightlife and party scene. The island is also a great place to relax and unwind.

How to go from Phuket to Phi Phi Island?

There are three ways to get to Phi Phi Island: by ferry, by speedboat, or by helicopter. A ferry costs around 400 bahts and takes about 2 hours. A speedboat ride cost 900 bahts per person and only takes 50 minutes. If you’re going to Phi Phi by boat, you’ll need to pay extra for a pickup at your hotel. You can also go by helicopter, but it’s expensive.

You can book your ferry ticket directly through the website of the company that operates the ferries. You can also get discounts if you book online.

What to do in Phi Phi Islands?

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Loh Dalum Bay

Loh Dali is the enormous shallow bay you always see in the right-hand side in the famous panoramic photograph taken from the viewpoint. It is very narrow (160 meters) and you can walk from Ton Sai to Loh Dali in a minute. There is a cluster of bars, hotels, and restaurants all along the beach where partying goes on every night. You can hire kayaks or ride a Longtail boat to nearby islands from here

Phi Phi Viewpoint

Reaching Phii Phi Viewpoint is a challenge, but it’ll be worth it when you get there. You might even get bitten by mosquitoes while you’re waiting in line. But don’t worry, they won’t bite you anymore once you’ve reached the top. There’s a small fee of 30 Baht to pay at the ticket counter. From then on, you’ll be able to enjoy the view.

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Koh Mai Pai (Bamboo Island)

Diving in Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Island is an amazing place to visit if you love scuba diving. You will see beautiful coral reefs, colorful fish, and even sharks. There are also plenty of other activities to enjoy while you are there. For example, you can go snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, hiking, or simply relax on the beach.

Where to eat on Phi Phi Island

There are many choices when visiting Phi Phi Island. You can walk along the few pedestrian walk ways, or you can pick your favorite spot. It’s all about luck. It’s best to visit the waterfront, but this isn’t our choice, so we went here instead. These were great!

Shopping on Phi Phi Island?

The famous phrase “Same Same but different” was probably coined at Phi Phi Island. ‘Phi Phis’ tee shirts, shorts, swimsuits, bags, etc. are all available in the same stores, but the quality varies greatly. There is nothing really special about Phi Phi, but browsing is always enjoyable, especially when there is nothing else to do.

Lisa Boonmee
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Lisa Boonmee
I am passionate about unveiling the hidden gems of Phuket, from its stunning beaches to its vibrant cultural scene. My extensive travels across the island have given me a deep appreciation for its unique beauty and rich history, which I love sharing with our readers.