Spots to look at in Koh Phi Phi
Koh Phi Phi. Where to go? What to do?
The Phi Phi Islands are an island group in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the west Strait of Malacca coast of the mainland. The islands are administratively part of Krabi province.
10 Reasons to visit Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
When you think of the archetypal Thai beach, you probably picture the kind that Koh Phi Phi has in spades. Soft sands, clear seas and always a bar on hand nearby to serve a fruity cocktail or ice cold beer. One of the bonuses of Phi Phi that it has a beach for everyone. If you’re looking for a party, you’ll find fire shows,bright lights and blooming bass lines all along Ao Loh Dalum. Want something a little quieter? Head to Loh Moo Dee or Toh Ko. From drinking and partying to snorkelling and dolphin spotting,there are plenty of things to do on the beaches of Koh Phi Phi- and plenty of beaches to explore.
If you somehow get bored of waking up to views of the beach and the never-ending sea, then don’t despair – there’s plenty of other kinds of scenery to enjoy in the island.. imposing limestone karsts jut upwards out of the sea, and the mountains covered in lush green forest that take up much of the island offer a transquility and sense of being close to nature that many places simply don’t. The Koh Phi Phi viewpoint can be reached in about haf hour, and the reward for oiling in the sun is a glorious panoramic view of the bays of the island – well worth the gallon of sweat you’ll pay for it with.
Whilst they might not be for everyone, one of the reasons why people come to the island of Koh Phi Phi is for its legendary parties. However you like to party, you’ll find it here. Along Ao Lo Dalam beach you’ll find plenty of bars that offer loud, electronic music by the sea, Stockholm Syndrome provides a base to play drinking games such as beer pong and there are also bars that feature live performances, sporting events and even live Muay Thai fights contended by regular punters. There are also free pool parties, where you can party in the pool whilst the sun goes down behind you, making for a partying experience that’ll be hard to beat.
Koh Phi Phi is a gateway to a world of fun things to do. One very popular activity is diving. The are plenty of dive shops on the island, featuring staff from all over the world, so there’s a good chance you’ll find someone who speaks your language. The water around Phi Phi is clear, and makes for a great place to spot the colourful fish, coral and even sharks. As well as diving, there are island tours, kayaking trips and – of course – excursions to the insanely beautiful Maya Bay.
The sheer number of tourists from all around the world who visit Phi Phi has led to the island developing a diverse selection of places to eat from. Whilst you can of course find all your Thai favourites, there are also great places to eat Indian food, Italian food and Middle Eastern food. As it’s an island, there’s incredibly fresh seafood to eat, and a tonne of fresh fruit – with The Mango Garden proving to be a great choice if you’re a fan of the sweet yellow fruit. There are several bakeries offering freshly baked treat to enjoy, and specialist coffee shops such as Aroy Kaffeine to start your day in.
Top 10 best Restaurant in Koh Phi Phi
- Efe Mediterranean Cuisine Restaurant
- ACQUA Restaurant
- Aroy Kaffeine
- Oasis bar & restaurant Phi Phi Island
- Grand PP Arcade
- Garlic 1992
- Dow Restaurant
- Tom Yam
- Only Noodles
- Unni’s Restaurant
Few places around the world can match the beauty of Koh Phi Phi on a warm, sunny day – and fortunately enough, that’s most of the time. Laying just off the Andaman coast, Koh Phi Phi enjoys the sun and its hot rays most of the year, meaning there’s a good chance you’ll be basking in the sun during your trip here. Of course, it’s also susceptible to the dreaded Thai rainy season, yet even then it’s unlikely to rain for several days at a time; more often than not, it will be a short downpour, followed by several days of hot sun. Booked those tickets yet?
The Local people
Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles thanks to its warm, friendly people – and that’s certainly the case on Koh Phi Phi. Whether it’s the porter who’ll carry your bags to the pier, or the lady making your bucket, the locals are bound to have a smile on their face and are sure to give you a warm welcome. Of course, being a tourist driven economy, it’s not surprising that the staff are friendly – but here there’s a sense that it’s genuine and that they mean it, and that can make all the difference.
Here on Koh Phi Phi, there are no crazily-driven motorbikes that’ll keep you on edge or awake with incessant honking, and there are also no cars speeding down the street. Throw in the serene palm-tree lined beaches and the gentle lapping of the waves, and you’ve got a peaceful environment in which to enjoy a few days before heading back to the busy, bustling mainland. Of course, the beach parties and the bars can be noisy, but there are plenty of hotels in areas where the noise can be avoided, and the atmosphere is jovial and relaxed, unlike some party destinations.
Koh Phi Phi is for everyone. Whether you’re a discerning traveller who wouldn’t be seen dead with a backpack, or someone who wouldn’t leave home without it, you’ll find a hotel that matches both your style and your budget. Located between beautiful Krabi province and lively Phuket island, Koh Phi Phi is an extremely popular and beautiful island, home to scenic beaches, gorgeous bays and super fun bars. With so much on such a small island, hotel prices certainly aren’t as cheap as other islands in Thailand, and can take a real dint out of your travelling budget. Fortunately, there are some great, affordable hostels to stay in instead – here’s our pick of them.
The Memories that you'll never forget
Why do we travel at all, if not for the memories? Koh Phi Phi is bound to give you more than a few, whether it’s the splendour of Maya Bay at the crack of dawn, or being chased by a monkey as you kayaked up to Monkey Beach. Phi Phi definitely leaves a mark on all the who visit it – regardless of whether or not they got up to fight in the ring at the Reggae Bar – so for memories you’ll never forget, book your trip there now.