Phi Phi Island Thailand: What to See
Thailand’s island-superstar, where many films, including ‘the Beach’ featured by Leonardo DiCaprio were shot, this picture-perfect dreamscape destination has long been a favorite with many travelers because of the majestic sandy beaches, spectacular limestone landscapes rising from the Andaman Sea and vivid turquoise waters teeming with colorful marine life. Found on the west coast of southern Thailand, Phi Phi is made up of six small islands with the two main being Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh and is considered one of the most beautiful tropical islands of the world.
With tranquil laid-back atmosphere few places on earth can boast, breathtaking scenery, spectacular beaches and towering cliffs, these heavenly islands are gorgeous at every turn. As an added bonus Phi Phi is affordable and offers something for every budget. Attractions and activities in Phi Phi Island are endless and cater for travelers of all ages. You can experience everything from cliff diving and lounging on the beach to snorkeling to island hopping and monkey feeding. Happily, there’s only one important rule when visiting Phi Phi’s attractions, do not forget to take your cameras with you!
Some of the ‘must see’ attractions include:
Viking Cave or Tham Phaya Nak in Thai, is a wonderful cave on the eastern side of Phi Phi Ley, aptly named for the drawings found inside (color paintings resembling Viking boats) that date back to hundreds of years past. This is a place much revered by locals who come to collect the swift’s nests used to make Bird’s Nest Soup, a Chinese delicacy. Blessed with profound beauty, history, relaxation and adventure, this is a place sure to delight. Adventure lovers can take advantage of Rock climbing possibility. Other Phi Phi Island sightseeing do not draw half the crowd that Viking Cave can draw.
Maya Bay is another fine spot for Phi Phi Island attractions, a stunningly beautiful bay, sheltered by a hundred meter high cliffs on three sides. The bay is famous for its several beaches featuring silky soft white sand as well as the exceptionally clear waters boasting colorful coral and exotic colorful fish. Activities that will keep you busy in Maya Bay include snorkeling, scuba diving and sea kayaking. Several kinds of boat tours are also available. To see the bay at its most best is, however, at sunrise and sunset!
The Phi Phi Viewpoint
This is Thailand’s premier Koh Phi Phi Island resort with much to offer the visitors, at least white sandy sun-kissed beaches, crystal clear waters and numerous islets perfect for endless explorations. The resort offers superb location, and ensures a comfortable atmosphere. Do not miss out the delicious dishes served in the in-house restaurant, while enjoying mesmerizing sunset scenes.
Phi Phi Island is easily accessible by boat (with a number of options offered, including speedboats, ferries or cruises) either from Krabi or Phuket. You can find boat tickets at the pier or from travel agents in the town and it takes two hours and a half for the journey.