The Best Things to do and See in Phi-Phi Islands
If you are planning to travel to Thailand, then don’t miss the Phi-Phi Island. This is known as the top travel destination in Thailand for different reasons. The Phi Phi Islands became more popular after the shooting of incredible scenes of the movie ‘The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio. It is located between the most amazing tourist hubs of Thailand such as Phuket and Krabi, which beautify it more. The natural landscape with unparalleled beauty and plunging rocky cliffs into the blue-green water can’t be explained in words. with the beauty of nature, there are treasures of adventurous activities for the adventure-seeker to keep them busy and have fun. Being a tropical, laid back island, where no roads exist so you don’t get any car or vehicles here.
Being a beautiful tourist place, Koh Phi Phi islands always will be full of travelers. But it doesn’t mean you should postpone this amazing place from your travel itinerary, Think about how you can get the full enjoyment despite huge crowd. For this, you can choose the most entertaining and adventurous activities, tours, and hotels for complete enjoyment and fun on the island. To enjoy the Island and its beauty and get the best experience, you should stay there for more than one day.
Now I will discuss a complete guide to the best things to do in Phi Phi Island for getting an unforgettable experience and explore its beautiful beaches.
Amazing Things To Do In Phi Phi Island
- Try Scuba diving (Snorkeling) in Phi Phi Island
- Visit Phi Phi Le National Park
- Trekking in Ao Lo Dalam
- Boat Tours in Phi Phi Island
- Visit Bamboo Island
- Explore the Maya Bay at night
- Take A Boat to the Viking Caves
- Rock Climbing
- Kayak Around Koh Phi Phi
- Take a Sunrise Tour
Try Scuba Diving in Phi Phi Island
Scuba Diving in Phi Phi Island is one of the exciting things to do in Phi Phi Island. This is a great way to explore the submarine world and its scenery such as coral reefs, limestone walls, caves, and sea creatures, for a moment you will feel like you have entered into a beautiful new world.
Note: Scuba Diving in Phi Phi Island is done under professional supervision and proper guidance and not allowed for the children below the age of 12.
Timings: 7 AM onwards
Price: Around 3150 THB
Visit Phi Phi Le National Park
The Phi Phi Le National Park is a beautiful tourist destination for those who would like to experience the craggy cliffs in greenish-blue waters, chilled beaches and a serene & peaceful atmosphere abounds all around. Adventurous activities like Snorkeling and Scuba diving are also available at an additional price. King Cruiser Wreck, Anemone Reef, and Shark Point are the most common Scuba diving destination which is an absolute pleasure of tourists. Other tourist destinations such as Maya Bay, Koh Bida Nok, and Nai are situated at only a 35 minutes driving distance. This place is perfect for getting an exciting aquatic experience.
Price: around 400 TBH
Location: at a 40 minutes driving distance from Koh Phi Phi Don
Take a Boat To The Viking Caves
If you go to the Phi Phi Island and do not visit the Viking caves, then your travel is incomplete. Viking caves is a unique tourist attraction, there are various rock climbing for the adventurous activities and enjoying the history of the caves. Entry in the Viking Caves is prohibited, for tourists to take a closer look at the caves, the boats are slowed down.
Timings: 7am- 5pm
Price: around 900 THB to 4000 THB (depends on your package)
Visiting Bamboo Island is a wonderful experience and the best thing to do in Phi Phi Island. This place is known as a home of the rare breed of bamboo and Thai spruces. These things giving it a profuse and delightful green appearance which gives a soothing effect of the tourist’s mind.
Besides the natural scenery, you can also engage yourself in various water sport activities, speed boating, snorkeling, and sailing. The Relaxing greenish-blue waters, dazzling white sands, and the endless number of Bamboo trees will remain unforgettable for the rest of your life.
Timings: 08.00-16.00 Hrs
Price: 400 THB for Adults and 200 THB for Kids
Location: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District
Go For Sunrise Tour
Whenever you travel Phi Phi Islands, don’t forget to go for a sunrise tour. It is popular as the best speedboat tour during sunrise from Phuket. Watching the sunrise amidst the alluring islands and dazzling limestone will beyond the imagination, it can be only experienced when you go for the sunrise tour.
Besides the beautiful sunrise, you can also get the fun with various activities like snorkeling or boating at Pileh Lagoon as well as you can visit Maya Bay and Viking Cave. You can also take the enjoyment of the delicious and rich breakfast at the Lounge of Royal Phuket Marina.
Timing: In general, the best time to go for a sunrise tour is around 5:45-6:00 a.m. (if the weather condition is good)
Price: 2200-3600 THB
Besides Swimming and Snorkeling, Rock Climbing is also an interesting activity which can be added to your list to ‘what the best things to do in Phi Phi Islands?’. The scenic beauty of the limestone cliffs plunging in waters from the top has made Phi Phi Islands one of the most visited destinations for rock climbing. The different rock climbing sites in Phi Phi are Tonsai Tower, Hua Ling Wall, and Hin Tak.
Rock Climbing is done under the complete guidance of professionals.
Price: Around 600 THB
Trekking in Ao Lo Dalam
With experience the beautiful beach destination, In Koh Phi Phi Islands, you can also make the experience of amazing trekking in the southern end of Ao Lo Dalam. This is a peaceful and beautiful gulf with a curve of white sand separating blue waters, where you can relax after a long trail.
Kayak Around Koh Phi Phi
Kayaking is one of the most popular activities among visitors. Many resorts are available which organizes a trip for you and charges around 700 Bhat per day for the Kayak activity. By this stupendous activity, you can experience the whole Islands. You can also experience the Paddle boats and waterskiing trips cost around 150 Bhat per day.
Explore the Maya Bay at Night
Maya Bay is one of the best things to do in Phi Phi islands if you have watched the movie “The Beach”, you well aware of the beauty of the Maya Bay at night. Spending one night at Maya Bay is an unforgettable moment for the visitors. So, whenever you go Phi Phi Islands, don’t forget to take a trip to Maya Bay
Price: Around 4500 THB
Thai Massage at Phi Phi Islands
Last but not the least, Getting Thai massage experience in Phi Phi Islands, is one of the best things to do, after a long day of traveling and exploration. This Thai massage therapy will soothe your mind and body both. Most of the resorts provide the Thai massage facility on a private beach. They also offer their guests Thai cuisine and a beautiful view from the sea-facing rooms.
Time: at any time of your convenience
Price: 200-500 THB
How to get to Phi Phi Island
How to get to Phi Phi Island is a common question for travelers or tourists who would like to visit there? I am here to answer your question, Getting to Phi Phi Island is quite easy. This Island is situated at a distance of 46 km from both the Phuket and Krabi, and to get to this group of six Islands have two options, the first one is by ferries and the second one is speedboats.
The Ferry is one of the most popular means of transportation to reach the Phi Phi Islands. It takes about two hours from Phuket and 90 minutes from Krabi or Koh Lanta. Rassada Pier, situated in Phuket Town is the major departure or arrival port in Phuket and Klong Jirad Pier, located in the south of Krabi Town is the main ferry pier in Krabi. The Ferry terminal is located at a 60 minutes driving distance from Phuket Airport and a 30 minutes driving distance from Krabi Airport.
After arriving at Phuket Airport or Krabi Airport, you will have to take a taxi or local bus to get to the ferry terminal. If you are at Bokoso (inter-city bus station), also you will have to take the local transport like taxi or bus to get the ferry terminal.
Ferry To Phi Phi
Ferries are one of the most comfortable and delightful methods to get to the Phi Phi Islands. In the Ferry, Usually, three types of decks are available, the top deck of the ferry is great for those who want to enjoy the sun, the lower one has an air-conditioned room with the facility of drinks and snacks. And for the VIP services, the middle deck is also available for which you could get the green (VIP) Ticket for enjoying the trip from an air-conditioned and more comfortable space. For refreshing the passengers and feeling them cool, usually, slices of watermelon are distributed on the afternoon tour.
Speedboat to Phi Phi
Using the Private Speedboat is also the most popular way of getting to the Phi Phi Islands. Being private, the departure and drop-off points can be flexible means you can go right up to the front of your chosen place like resort and others and saves your time also. Throughout the year, the riding of speedboat is comfortable and convenient but it is suggested that the visitors should avoid speedboats to get to Phi Phi in low season (From September to November), it is a little risky. Since it is a private means of transportation, so it is more expensive than the Ferry. But if you visit here in a group, then hiring a speedboat is cheaper than the individual one.
I hope this article, will help you to get to your favorite destination “Phi Phi Islands”. And don’t forget to share your experiences in Phi Phi Islands, whenever you visit.
Is It Worth Visiting Phi Phi Island?
Yeah, of course, it is always worth visiting Phi Phi Island. I visited last year in April, and the experience was just amazing. Before visiting here, I had some doubts, is it worthy or not? But after visiting here, my opinion was instantly changed. I enjoyed the chilled atmosphere, the view of plunging cliffs in greenish-blue water, and more. I felt like, I was in heaven.
So, don’t think so much, plan to visit Phi Phi Island, you will enjoy this amazing gift of nature.