Things To Do In Phi Phi Islands

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1. Hike To Phi Phi Viewpoint

Hike To Phi Phi Viewpoint
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The Phi Phi Viewpoint is an observation deck that can be reached after a short trek from Tonsai Village. It is the highest point of Koh Phi Phi Don, one of the two main islands of the Phi Phi Island cluster. Start walking from Reggae Bar at Ao Nang towards Loh Dalum Bay, and you will spot the signs along the way for the viewpoint. It's only a 20 to 30-minute walk.

2. Trip To Koh Phi Phi Leh

Trip To Koh Phi Phi Leh
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9 km
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Highlights: Maya Bay, Viking Cave

Ko Phi Phi Leh is an island of the Phi Phi Archipelago, known for its enormous vertical limestone cliffs capped with green foliage that give way to sandy beaches and coral seas. On this island, Loh Sama and Maya Bay offer turquoise blue, reef-ringed waters and snorkelling, diving and boating opportunities. The "Viking Cave" here is a thriving industry that sells edible bird nests harvested for soup within limestone caves.

3. Longtail Boat Ride to Bamboo Island

Longtail Boat Ride to Bamboo Island
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Highlights: Longtail Boat Ride

Wrapped by pristine beaches and clear turquoise ocean water, Bamboo Island or Koh Pai is a true paradise on earth that emerges from crystalline white sands. Tucked into the Phi Phi Archipelago, the snug reef-edged island is a world-famous snorkeling, camping, and day-trip destination. Hire a Longtail Boat and visit the uninhabited island from Tonsai Village or the Sea Gypsies Village on Laem Thong Beach.

4. See The Viking Caves

See The Viking Caves
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8 km
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Housed inside the bottom of a tall limestone cliff near Tongsai Bay, Viking Cave features a huge collection of bird nests used to make traditional Chinese Soup. Apart from this thriving industry, the Viking Cave also shelters ancient wall paintings of sailors and boats from the Scandinavian Drakkar Longship of the Vikings. The cave is closed to tourists and can only be seen from the boat.

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5. Kayaking in Phi Phi Island

Kayaking in Phi Phi Island
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Ideal for beginners, kayaking in Phi Phi Island allows one to relaxedly explore photogenic places like Pileh Lagoon, Maya Bay, Long Beach, Shark Point, Bamboo Island and Loh Samah Bay. From glittering white-sand coastlines, towering limestone karsts and dense forests to deep sea caves and colourful fish, this archipelago piques every water lover’s adventurous side. Average prices for kayak and guide rentals start from THB 1,600.

6. Visit The Famous Maya Bay

Visit The Famous Maya Bay
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9 km
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May Bay is an iconic location ever since it shot to fame in the Movie 'The Beach' by Leonardo Di Caprio. Accessible only by boats and ferries, the crystal waters of the bay are great for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. While until recently, the bay had been indefinitely shut off to visitors, tourists are now allowed to visit again in a controlled manner.

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7. Go Beach Hopping

Go Beach Hopping
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Koh Phi Phi's naturally beautiful, long beaches flaunt pearl-white sands, limestone mountains with cliffs, and chic beach bars. The stunning beaches are great for unwinding with family and friends, enjoying water sports, and discovering Thai villages, fishing bays, markets, and resorts. Beach hopping for 1-2 days in Phi Phi includes trips to Monkey Beach, Tonsai Bay, Loh Dalum Bay, Maya Bay, Bamboo Island and more by ferry, boats, or speed boats.

8. Enjoy Snorkeling

Enjoy Snorkeling
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The Phi Phi Islands have some of southern Thailand’s best snorkelling spots sought after by tourists. Snorkelling is the best way to explore its magnificent limestone mountains, deep sea caves, and surreal waves of colourful fish, sea turtles and corals. The top snorkelling havens include Hin Klang, Bamboo Island, Loh Sama, Pileh Lagoon, and Long Beach. One can rent snorkels here at just THB 1,500 and dive in.

9. Go Diving

Go Diving
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Phi Phi Island's warm waters are a divers' paradise. The colossal limestone monoliths rising out of the ocean form a rugged, stunning environment interspersed with caves and reefs for divers to swim up to 12 meters underwater. Explore the best of Phi Phi's vibrant coral fish, submerged caves, and shipwrecks with diving and scuba diving tours at Garang Heng, Hin Pae, King Cruiser Wreck, Hin Dot, Koh Bida Nok, And Koh Bida Nai.

10. Tonsai Tower Rock Climbing

Tonsai Tower Rock Climbing
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2 km
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Tonsai Tower is the main rock climbing wall on Ko Phi Phi Don Island, offering captivating views of the entire island and ocean. Rising 450 feet in height, the natural limestone formation has 48 routes bolted with titanium and stainless steel, catering to rock climbers of all skill levels. You can also hire a local guide from Tonsai Tower’s right side.

11. Hike to Ao Lo Dalam

Hike to Ao Lo Dalam
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1 km
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Among Phi Phi’s top three viewpoints, Ao Lo Dalam is considered the most scenic and overlooks a beautiful beach. At the southern end of Ao Lo Dalam, a 30-minute hiking trail rises uphill, bearing lush tropical jungles, large boulders and several flat cliffs. From the peak, one can soak in picturesque views of the isthmus of Koh Phi, crystal blue water, the curved white sand beach, as well as the sunset.

12. Sailing in Phi Phi

Sailing in Phi Phi
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2 km
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Many Phi Phi tourists choose to enjoy island hopping by sailing aboard luxury schooners, yachts, cruises, and boats. One can explore all six islands of this archipelago, sailing past the spectacular beaches, forested limestone hills, and lagoons of Maya Bay, Phi Phi Don and Leh, Bamboo Island, Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, and Koh Young.

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13. Visit Mosquito Island

Visit Mosquito Island
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6 km
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A remote haven ringed with verdant coral reefs, Mosquito Island or Koh Yung is the northeasternmost island of the Phi Phi archipelago. Also known as Moskito Island, it has two beautiful beaches. You can visit here for a swim, relax by the beach with a book, or even head south of the island for snorkeling and diving. The best way to get here is by Longtail boat.

14. Shark Watching Tours

Shark Watching Tours
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Shark watching tours are extremely popular in Phi Phi owing to abundant harmless species sheltered in Loh Samah Bay, Palong Bay, Bida Nok, Viking Cave and Long Beach. Black-tip reef sharks are the easiest to spot. There are no dangerous species of sharks in Phi Phi, so one can also dive into the water for a closer look. Snorkelers have higher chances of encountering than scuba divers, who scare the shark with their noisy bubbles.

15. Moo Dee Bay

Moo Dee Bay
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Bordered by emerald waters, Moo Dee Bay or Loh Moo Dee boasts a 300-metre-long white sand beach backed by luscious coconut plantations. Lying on the east coast of Phi Phi, this private beach is a snorkelling paradise and almost always uncrowded. One can enjoy tranquil beach walks, ride rented motorbikes or scooters, or unwind at the beach shacks selling tasty Thai food and drinks.

16. Bida Islands

Bida Islands
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12 km
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Formed by massive limestone rocks rising from the Andaman Sea, Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai are the southernmost areas of the Phi Phi Islands. These twin jewels feature Phi Phi’s most exhilarating snorkeling, sea diving, and shark-watching tours, only next to Ao Nang. With over 28 meters of excellent underwater visibility, they are home to towering dive sites, colorful reefs, harmless black-tip sharks, turtles, and stingrays.

17. Visit Monkey Beach

Visit Monkey Beach

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Located on the southwestern side of Ton Sai Bay, about 700 metres from the jetty lies Monkey Beach. It is a beautiful 150-metre long strip of white sand beach, surrounded by deep emerald green water. It is a snorkeling hotspot. Hire a long-tail boat from Tonsai jetty to reach the beach, if you are adventurous, you can rent a sea kayak for the 40-minute journey.

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What are the top activities in Phi phi islands?

The top activities in Phi phi islands are Jet Cruiser Ticket (One Way) between Koh Phi Phi and Phuket, Phi Phi Snorkeling Tour by Longtail Boat, Phi Phi Snorkeling and Maya Bay Tour by Speedboat, Discover Scuba Diving Course in Koh Phi Phi, Plankton Snorkeling Eco Tour, Shared Speedboat Transfers (One Way) between Phi Phi Island and Phuket .

How much does a package cost for Phi phi islands?

The packages for Phi phi islands start at INR 7903 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

How can I commute within Phi phi islands?

Few motorcycles can be seen rushing around the island. However, the best way to get around the island is on foot or bicycle as all areas are within 10 minutes of each other in this small land.

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Day 1
Take a ferry from Phuket or Krabi to Phi Phi Islands.
Explore the two main islands Koh Phi Phi Don & Koh Phi Phi Leh.
Swim and take a walk along Tonsai beach.
Have lunch with a view at Banana Rooftop Bar or by the sea at Jasmine BBQ Restaurant
Walk up to the Viewpoint in Koh Phi Phi and further along to Rantee Beach if you have the energy.
Have some tea or coffee at Unni's Restaurant and watch people go by.
Check out s shops around Tonsai Village and take a look at Phi Phi Market at night.
Party till by the beach whichever place suits your taste – Hippies Bar, Ibiza Beach Club or Sun Flower Beach Bar & Restaurant.

Day 2
Have breakfast at Phi Phi Bakery
Kayak to Pileh Bay Lagoon
Hire a Long-tail boat for the day and head to Maya Bay, Mosquito Beach and Monkey Beach, and swim, snorkel and dive there.
Have lunch at a cosy restaurant like The Mango Garden or Efe Mediterranean Cuisine Restaurant
Take a quiet walk on Bamboo Island, carry some snacks and make a picnic of it.
Watch the sunset from Loh Dalum Beach.
Wrap up the day with some good food and a match at the Reggae Bar or if you want a quiet evening to have dinner with a view of the ocean at Mama Resto.
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