Boasting expanses of golden beaches and clear waters, Phi Phi Islands is one of Thailand’s most coveted attractions. Located between Phuket and Krabi on the Strait of Malacca Coast, the archipelago includes the main island of Koh Phi Phi Don and a handful of deserted neighbours.
Things to do in Ko Phi Phi
Ko Phi Phi Don is the largest and most populated island, a prime tourist destination with many restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. The dive sites around the Phi Phi Islands are plentiful, highlighted by the Kledkaeo Wreck and Hin Bida Phi-Phi. To get up close and personal with a barracuda, dive down to Ko Bida Nok. For some real coral beauty, the Anemone Reef is your best bet.
For the ultimate view, make the 30-minute climb up to the Phi Phi Viewpoint to soak in the sight of the sprawling jungles and endless ocean unfurling below you. The perfect travel souvenir, be sure to bring a camera to capture the stunning panoramic views.
If you’re seeking some adventure, take a boat over to the uninhabited island of Koh Phi Phi Lee. Book a guided tour to Maya Bay or camp in a tent overnight at Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park.
Try some smoked salmon meatballs at Unni’s, a local favourite, or go authentic and choose a selection at the Local Food Market. For a romantic dinner with a view, make reservations at Paradise Pearl Bungalow.
Getting around Ko Phi Phi
The only way to get onto the island is by ferry from Phuket, Krabi or Koh Lanta. Local speedboats are available to transport you between islands. After you’ve landed, the most efficient way of getting around is on foot.