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Phi Phi Islands travel

Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Islands is a sea paradise located in southern Thailand, including 6 islands with limestone mountains covered by lush green trees. On the islands are picturesque inlets, fine white sand beaches, clear turquoise water that you can sit on a boat to admire the coral reefs and marine life. Ko Phi Phi Don is the largest island and also the transportation center. On the island there are many beautiful beaches like Nui, Ton Sai and spectacular inlets: Phak Nam Bay, Wang Long Bay, Loh Ba Kao Bay. The 3 best view points of the archipelago are also on Ko Phi Phi Don. Located just below Ko Phi Phi Don is Ko Phi Phi Le, the second largest island with the most stunning inlets: Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay and Pileh Lagoon. Ko Mai Phai is a small island with Bamboo beach, one of the most pristine and charming beaches in Thailand.

Travel guide

Time to visit

November to January: light wind, clear days, cool at night. Due to the pleasant weather, this time is also the peak tourist season.
March to mid-May: hottest months with average temperatures over 35c and rising humidity.

Mid-May to October: It’s the rainy season in Phi Phi when you can get days of heavy rainfall. However, traveling this time is cost-effective. You can enjoy the island with less tourists and a low accommodation price.


Accommodation choices are quite plentiful here with a wide range of hotels, resorts, villas, and bungalows at affordable prices of no more than 100 USD per day. Stay in wooden houses along the hillside of Laem Hin Beach and find yourself surrounded by fruit orchards with a panoramic view of Tonsai Bay and Phi Phi Kae Island. Or sink your toes in the sand at the luxurious Zeavola Resort and Spa.


Most of the restaurants lie in Phi Phi center, in Tonsai Bay area. Dining is not the highlight of a trip to Koh Phi Phi, but don’t worry, you still can find some good Thai restaurants. If you want to try something else other than Thai, there are some fabulous restaurants with international flavors.

Transport options

Walking, long-tail boats.

There is no wheeled transport like buses, taxis in Phi Phi Island. Walking around the island is the ideal choice. Long-tail boats are perfect to travel between islands and beaches, costing about 5 USD per person for a short trip. If you are in a group of 4-5, you can pay about 15 USD each for a full-day trip on a private boat.

How to get to Phi Phi

Fly to either Phuket or Krabi, then grab a ferry to Koh Phi Phi.
There are daily departures from Krabi, Phuket, Ko Lanta, Ao Nang to Koh Phi Phi. The frequency and ticket price may vary upon the travel season.

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