Thailand’s island superstar, the Phi Phi Island (pronounced as “Pee Pee”) are an island group. These islands lie between the Straits of Malacca and the large island of Phuket and are administratively part of Krabi province.
A 45 minutes speedboat ride from either Phuket or Krabi or a 90 minute ferry boat ride can get you to these islands that offer ultimate tropical getaway. Its the topic of conversation between travelers/ tourists all over Thailand and has been in many movies. Phi Phi is a group of six islands with two main islands called Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh.
Phi Phi Don is a larger and inhabited island compared to Phi Phi Leh and attracts hundreds of visitors to stay on its beautiful shoes where as Phi Phi Leh is smaller uninhabited but hosts some stunningly lovely beaches and bays including the Maya Bay which is world famous and was the set where The Beach starring Leonardo Di Caprio was filmed. The rest of the islands in the group include Bida Nai, Bamboo Island (Koh Mai Phai), Koh Young (Mosquito Island) and Bida Nok are more of large limestone rocks jutting straight out from the sea.
The Phi Phi Island are considered some of the beautiful ones in Southeast Asia as when approached by boat, they rise from with in the sea like a fortress and they feature some lovely classic tropical beaches, brilliant rock formations and vivid blue-turquoise waters teaming with colourful and beautiful marine life, it is paradise indeed.
Phi Phi has a lot of popular site to offer to its visitors , a great choice of activities and tours and of course the natural beauty of the island is second to none, there is always something to do or see in Phi Phi Islands. Some of the best things to do while you are visiting Phi Phi are, one, you can visit the Phi Phi viewpoint which gives you an overlook of the village and the two bays namely Dalum Bay and Tonsai bay. Another activity to do or at least try in Phi Phi would be under water diving, it is one the prime activities in in Phi Phi. Shark Point, the king Cruiser wreck, Anemone Reef are located to the west between Phuket and Phi Phi Islands are among the most notable dive sites around the area. Rock Climbing is another adventure sport people love to do in Phi Phi. Visiting the Viking Cave which is one of the most notable places on Koh Phi Phi Leh located at the bottom of a tall limestone cliff.
And if you if you would like to cook some delicious Thai food at home after your vacation then you should definitely go to Pum’s Thai Cooking School, the best way to get to learn all the secret ingredients and techniques of Thai Cuisine. Pum’s Thai Cooking School is one of the most renowned places to learn Thai cuisine, located in Patong Beach and there is a second branch opened in Tonsai Village on Koh Phi Phi Don (third branch is in Chiang Mai).
Well these are the few of the many things to do in Phi Phi Islands. Koh Phi Phi is a door to a world full of amazingly fun things to and experience. The island tour will blow your mind and will make you want to make a visit again. The white sandy beaches, the sparkling blue waters, the beauty of nature, the limestone rocks and much more will make you fall in love with the island. So does your next trip to Thailand include Koh Phi Phi?