Phi Phi Island Thailand is one of the best destinations for a beach vacation in South East Asia. After a classic Thailand itinerary 7 days with highlighted sites in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, it is best to add on at least 03 nights for Phi Phi Island tour. Limestone cliffs, turquoise waters, beautiful white-sand beaches and miles of trackless forest make Phi Phi Island a great tropical island.
How to get Phi Phi Island
Coming from either Bangkok or a Northern Thailand itinerary 7 days in Chiang Mai, you can take a short flight to Krabi Airport. From there, there are two ways to reach Phi Phi Island: by speed boat or by local ferry. Local ferry takes more time, almost an hour and a half. If you are traveling with small kids, this option is recommended for safety reasons. Phi Phi Island is also reachable from Phuket, but a little further in comparison to Krabi.
Where to stay
Phi Phi Island accommodation is also taken into consideration if you choose this place. Based on your interests and budget orientation, there are choices for a top luxury resort to middle range and budget hotels.
My most favorite luxury resort is Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort. This is an ideal place for nature lovers as it is an eco-oriented place with a beautiful beach, crystal clear water. The beach is the most beautiful from 10 am until 3 pm. With many choices for bungalows and villas, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is a perfect choice for a family vacation, breakfast with various choices is also delicious. It is suggested to reserve your rooms around six months prior to your check-in date to ensure availability.
PP Island Cabana is one of middle-range Phi Phi Island hotels. For those who looking for an affordable stay on the island, Phi Phi Bayview Resort is a decent 3 star option.
Phi Phi Island weather – Best time to visit
Koh Phi Phi is a tropical island which is hot all year round. The rainy on this island lasts from May until October. The best time to visit is during the dry season, four months start from December to March.
Phi Phi Island things to do
There are a lot of exciting things to enjoy when you are staying on Phi Phi Island. One of the most popular Phi Phi Island tours is visiting the nearby bays named Maya Bay or Moo Dee Bay. For active and adventurous young travelers, rock climbing is a notable choice. Thai cuisine is always an appealing part. If you are interested in food, joining a cooking class is also lovely. Diving is considered as the main activities in Phi Phi and the island has counted a large number of professional PADI dive centers. Along with snorkeling which is available on most of Thailand islands, Phi Phi shark watching tours is a unique activity. This tour usually starts early in the morning, around 6 am and runs for a half-day based on shark biological habits.
Phi Phi Island Nightlife
If you love parties, Phi Phi Island is yours. There are so many bars offer very similar kinds of things, mostly with Thai unique fire shows. On this island, bars are allowed to open late, yet the music is often turned off at around 2 am. Most of the pubs and bars are centrally situated so it is very easy to find. Even after the music is stopped, bars generally stay open for as long as they have customers. Days are spent sunning, swimming or exploring. Evenings are spent shopping and hanging out at beach bars, watching Thai dancers juggle with fire and dancing until the small hours with new friends.
Phi Phi Island tour from Phuket
For those who stay on Phuket, but still, want to see Phi Phi within a full day tour, it is also possible! You will arrive at the pier to board the boat for the cruise onto the Andaman sea, heading for magic Phi Phi Island. See spectacular the scenery in Maya Bay and Loh Samay Bay, Pi-le cove and the Viking cave. Snorkeling and swimming start from Long Beach on Koh Phi Phi Don, where colorful fish and coral await you. Lunch is often included.
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If you are going on holiday with your family, even on your own or with your single friends then Koh Phi Phi might just be the island just for you. With so many activities on offer such as diving, snorkeling, cliff-jumping, boat trips to Koh Phi Phi Ley, etc., Koh Phi Phi draws a young, stylish, energetic crowd with a degree of sophistication, ready to relax or to party, particularly on New Year’s Eve.
Now, plan your Thailand tours, pack your bags and go for one of the beach paradises in Asia!
Huyen Nguyen – Travel Specialist