Because of its well-known nightlife, chill atmosphere, and, of course, the breathtaking Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi has been a popular tourist destination for many years despite its location between the busy resort towns of Phuket and Krabi. Even though Koh Phi Phi is only a tiny island and there are no roads or cars on the island, there are still enough of things to do and see on the island to keep you occupied. In this book, we cover everything from beach parties to treks so that you may make the most of your time on Koh Phi Phi.
Start the day right
If you only have two days to spend on the island, you’ll want to fuel up with a hearty brunch to participate in all of the activities offered. You are in luck because Phi Phi has got you covered. Visit The Mango Garden; if you like the sweet yellow fruit, you’ll find a lot to enjoy here, whether it’s mango puffs or waffles. This is the kind of location you’ll want to return to again and again. If you aren’t, then PhiPhi Bakery is a good alternative restaurant to try. Their sandwiches are hearty, and their donuts have just the right sweetness to keep you going all day long. They specialize in both salty and sweet delights.
Hit the beach
Assuming that today is the day you arrived on Koh Phi Phi, by the time you step off the boat, Maya Bay will already be crawling with tourists equipped with selfie sticks. This will be the case even if today is not your first day on the island. You don’t need to worry about anything though; the day is going to be focused entirely on the Chinese mainland. The island of Phi Phi itself is home to a number of stunning beaches. The bay of Loh Moo Dee can be found in the east of the island, immediately following the stretch of beach that goes by the name Phi Phi. The water is an emerald green colour, and the sand is rather fine. It’s everything you’d expect from a beach in Thailand, except for the crowds. Toh Ko is yet another beach that is known for its relative tranquilly, and visitors there have even reported spotting pods of dolphins there. You may go to Long Beach, where there are typically more people, massage stalls, and restaurants, if you’re searching for anything more to do besides hang out at the beach.
It is common knowledge that Phi Phi hosts some of the most epic parties in the world, and the all-day pool party at Ibiza House consistently ranks among the very best. The Ibiza Pool Party is at the height of fashion and embodies the essence of the island that bears its name. It features a pool with a breathtaking view of the beach and the ocean, as well as ridiculously affordable drink options. Partygoers enjoy a poolside dance party with many other people focused on one thing and one thing only: having a good time. DJs spin the newest dance, house, and electronic dance music songs.
The legendary Muay Thai fights held at Koh Phi Phi’s Reggae Bar have made it one of the most well-known bars in the world. It’s only in Thailand that you’ll find a pub with a boxing ring in the centre of it, encouraging customers to get in there and fight for a chance to win a bucket and a medal. However, there is no need to be concerned because no one will be forced to fight, and it is completely normal to watch the event while drinking a bucket of beer or a beer. After you’ve had your fill of the hilarious misfits performing in front of you, more bars in the neighborhood are worth checking out, such as Stockholm Syndrome. Staying up too late is not a good idea because you’ll need to get up early the next day at Maya Bay.
Do not worry if you have not yet reserved a boat to take you to Maya Bay in the morning; as you make your way to Tonsai Pier, you will encounter many captains willing to show you around in their reliable long-tail boats. If everything goes according to plan, you will arrive at the bay when there are very few other people there. This will allow you to spend some time appreciating the scenery and taking the ideal image for your profile before the throngs of tourists accuse you of being rude. Known for the critically acclaimed film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, The Beach. Maya Bay is known for its gorgeous white beach and green water, which are encircled by towering limestone rocks that are still charming. It is possible to reserve a night on the Maya Bay Sleep Aboard cruise if you would like to avoid the festivities that took place the night before. On this tour, you will spend the night on a boat in the bay and will be one of the first people to arrive at the beach the following morning.
Island Tour: Pileh Bay and Monkey Beach
In most cases, in addition to taking you around Maya Bay, they will also take you to some other locations. Pileh Bay and Monkey Beach are the ones you shouldn’t miss out on viewing. Pileh Bay is another characteristic bay that is encircled by karst and has astonishingly pure water that is a brilliant shade of blue. Divers frequent this bay. The area is very popular for scuba diving, and some divers like to test their passengers’ reactions by tossing fish food at them before releasing hundreds of fish that are completely harmless to humans into the water around them. There are also sharks in the region of Koh Phi Phi; however, the blacktip sharks do not grow to be very large and are not dangerous in any way.
Monkey Beach is the other location on the itinerary that you should make time to visit. Since it should come as no surprise that this location is teeming with monkeys, and since those monkeys are more than eager to swim and clamber onto your boat in quest of food, you might want to take a seat with this one if you’re not a fan of our four-legged friends.
Back on Dry Land: gazebo and massage
There is a vantage point on Phi Phi that provides stunning panoramas of both of the island’s bays and is a beautiful place from which to watch the sun go down. The only challenging part of the climb is the beginning, and getting to the lookout point may be done in as little as half an hour. Overall, the hike does not present much of a challenge. Once you reach your destination, you will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding bays and beaches; but, you will need to descend before it gets dark.
After you have finished your workout for the trip (provided that you did not participate in Thai boxing), it is reasonable to say that you will have earned a Thai massage. There are a large number of masseuses lining the streets back to the centre of the island, and you can choose one at your leisure.
Attending a beach party on Koh Phi Phi is an essential component of any vacation spent on that island. Sticking to Slinky Bar or Apache Beach Club would be the ideal choice for you if you prefer more boisterous music and a wilder party scene than other venues provide. Traveling further north along the beach will bring you to the Sunflower Bar and Restaurant, which is still infused with party vibes but is a bit more subdued than the bars below it. Despite being just a short walk away, heading further north along the beach will bring you there. There is no more fitting way to bid farewell to this charming small island than to do it with a drink in one hand, a fire display to keep one entertained, and the sound of waves breaking in the distance.
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