Phi Phi Islands – Thailand Tourism, Phi Phi Islands Holidays
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Despite the crowd, the Phi Phi Islands remain a Krabi-must-see & # 39; And richly deserve their reputation as "the jewels of the Andaman Sea". Although the main sites visited can be clogged with boats (Phi Phi is also accessible from Phuket day excursion, from where most of the boats come), they are still, in our opinion, worth visiting for the incredible changing scenery and the Innumerable nuances of water passing by.
Standard motorboat tours to Phi Phi departing from the mainland of Krabi will take you to world-famous beaches such as Maya Bay, where the movie "The Beach" was set, pristine white sand and turquoise water of the island of Krabi. Bamboo, and twin bays Of Phi Phi Don. The "10 stops" advertised on most programs actually consist of these 3 – 4 beaches and 2 open water diving stops – usually around Hin Klang and Monkey Bay, which are sadly now a poor shade of colorful Coral gardens that were once, though there are still fish to be seen. The other "stops" are a mere deceleration of the boat at certain points of the cruise to take photos, such as Viking Cave or some beautiful coves around Phi Phi Leh (Losamah, Ao Bileh).
Around noon, all excursions stop for a mediocre buffet lunch on the only island inhabited by the group, Phi Phi Don. Day tour operators unfortunately have no choice but to use the services of this restaurant; If you object to the canteen style food and location (note: the restaurant itself is clean and otherwise perfectly fine), they are free to eat independently elsewhere – would recommend any of the beachfront cafes A short walk across the island to Lohdalum Bay, or restaurants in the village. Do not inform your guide, and check the departure time of your boat before you go, however!
Keep in mind that speedboat trips are not recommended for infants under 1 year of age, pregnant women, or anyone with back problems, or prone to dizziness due to the bumpy ride. In these cases, or for any other reason you may have for not participating in a speedboat tour, your options would be:
To visit the islands on a cruise ship from Ao Nang (there is no stop at Maya Bay beach, but more comfortable ride and space to spread out).
To visit the islands with a dive boat tour of Ao Nang or Krabi (again, there is no stop at Maya Bay, but also more comfortable and excellent for snorkel lovers)
To visit only the main island, Phi Phi Don, with the daily passenger ferry from Ao Nang or Krabi (which would give you 3-4 hours on the island, enough to climb the lookout, or take a short longtail trip)
To visit the islands that leave Phi Phi Don, staying there overnight – a cruise of the neighboring islands can then be done in any number of ways, for example. By longtail boat, boat with glass bottom, yacht, dream aboard the cruise, dive boat etc.
For those who do not mind the speedboats but subject to group excursions, boat charters to Phi Phi are available as well. We list all the group tour options available for Phi Phi Island with the Krabi Exit down. The order of places visited on the Phi Phi Island tour varies throughout the year according to the tides and the weather, so it is not practical to publish an hourly itinerary.
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