What is Phi Phi Islands Famous For
If you thinking of exploring Phi Phi Islands, but you have no idea, which are the best places to go or explore here, then we are suggesting some very entertaining and delightful places or islands to explore in Phi Phi.
There are also plenty of memorable things to do in the Phi Phi Islands. it has a beautiful historical old town, amazing scenery, and iconic cultural attractions. And it’s also the best center for exploring the beautiful nearby islands and their must-see attractions.
I have gone to Phi Phi Islands several times and each trip has a different experience. If you are planning a trip to Koh Phi Phi, you can surely plan a weekend getaway in Phi Phi and just explore the stunning limestone beaches. Apart from the beaches, there are also many other things to explore and enjoy like nature, culture, food, and more that make this island such an interesting destination.
In this post, we want to explore all of the top places or Islands near the Phi Phi Islands, especially the beaches.
Phi Phi Islands
Koh Phi Phi or Phi Phi island is a combination of six islands located on the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. These beautiful limestone islands are located around 40 kilometers from the Thai mainland. They can be easily reached by ferry or speedboat from either Phuket or Krabi.
The Phi Phi Islands are amazing for all like young, old, backpackers, travelers, couples, and families, all of them could have to seek and find something different. Since this beautiful island is near Phuket and Phuket is one of the main places where thousands of people visit there daily, this helped so much in the popularity of the Phi Phi Islands among the different countries or all over the world.
Phi Phi Islands has won many travel awards for its eye-catching limestone beaches and the amazing scenery above and below the water. The amazing Phi Phi Islands come under the top twenty travel destinations and among the island it considers as the #1.
Koh Phi Phi Don
Koh Phi Phi Don is also one of the main islands near Phuket. This beautiful island is formed from a narrow sandy strip of beach that separates Tonsai Bay and Loh Dalum Bay from each other. Toansai Bay is also the main arrival and departure center for most of the boats and ferries from Phuket.
The Phi Phi Don is the only inhabited island where all the hotels, resorts, guesthouses, bars, banks, dive centers, and restaurants are found. The Pier side (Tonsai Bay) is always busy with daily tourism and diving as it acts as an entry and exit point. When you explore the underwater world on a dive excursion, you will get lost in the amazing view.
Loh Dalum Bay is also a more peaceful and beautiful beach and heaven for sun-bathers and beach-lovers. The Bay is not so deep so it offers a safe swimming experience in its crystal clear waters. If you will search for any vehicle like cars or motorbikes on this island, you don’t get, only a few essential services like Police, hospital, and cleaning are available here. So, this is also an amazing island near Phuket where you will get everything at a walking distance.
Phi Phi Leh
Phi Phi Leh is also a very popular island to explore if you are going to Phuket. The famous Maya Bay is also located on the west side of this stunning island, Maya Bay is a must-visit place on every tourist list. The best time to visit Maya Bay is 8 am and 3 pm, Maya Bay is the busiest island and when you hire any ferries or speedboats from Phuket, they are always very crowded.
Phi Phi Leh and the Bida Islands are famous worldwide for their stunning colorful corals and marine life, these are the Phi Phi Islands’ main dive sites. To the north of Phi Phi Don, two islands “Koh Mai Pai (Bamboo Island) and Koh Yung (Mosquito Island)” are also found, which makes the Phi Phi Island Group.
Bamboo Island (Koh Mai Pai) is a paradise for the snorkelers and another amazing half-day trip from the main island.
Best Weather and Climate for Visit Phi Phi Island
All the Weather and seasons are best to Visit Phi Phi Island. You can visit here all year. The dry season which is a high season starts from November to April/May. This time the weather is most stable with lots of sunshine, blue skies, peaceful seas with a gentle breeze that welcomes you to cool down. And the low season starts from June to October and this time the weather begins to cool a bit in which many good days of sunshine and calm seas can be expected with short heavy rain showers for 1 or 3 hours in the morning or evening. Usually, Phi Phi Islands receive too little rain than the mainland because of its location in the open ocean and not any fear of facing the worst of the wind and waves which keep safe the sheltered location. So, no matter the weather or season, diving and visiting are possible all the year around the islands.
Activities and Things to do in Phi Phi
If you are an adventure seekers or fond of different-different activities then Phi Phi Islands are best for you. The activities which you can explore here are Kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, and also many different hikes around the mountains. The most famous trek in Phi Phi Island is called the “Viewpoint,” here you will get three different hikes that also offer views of the whole island and both bays. If you want to spend some relaxing time then you can sit by the beach with fresh young coconut, take a longtail boat around the island, have a traditional Thai massage, or simply sit by one of the fantastic hotel pools. All of these options are a great way to enjoy the island’s marine life.
How to Get Here
Phi Phi Islands are easy to get from either Phuket or Krabi, both are served as international airports. From Krabi airport, it takes around 15 minutes to reach the ferry port by taxi or any public transport. The departing time of the ferries are generally 9 am, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3 pm. You can get the ticket from either ferry port or the airport.
And from Phuket airport to reach ferry port takes around 1 hour by private taxi or minibus. The ferries service starts here from 8:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, or 3 pm. The total travel time from both the Krabi and Phuket is just under 2 hours. You can also get to Phi Phi Islands from other like Koh Lanta or Koh Lipe.