Featuring long stretches of pure white sand, clear aquamarine sea and nodding palm trees, the picture perfect Phi Phi Islands are situated in the south of Thailand, in Krabi Province.

Ko Phi Phi Don is the largest of these islands, and this is where you will find all the accommodation and restaurants. Ko Phi Phi suffered extensive damage during the tsunami that occurred at the end of 2004. However, the island’s residents have been quick to transform the island and return it to its former glory.

Made famous by the movie The Beach, Ko Phi Phi Leh to the south is visited by most visitors who embark on boat trips to explore. Day-long boat trips combine a visit to the spectacular Maya Bay with snorkeling and the chance to fully explore this beautiful area of Thailand.

Ko Phi Phi is very popular with tourists and visitors looking for peace and quiet are better off heading to one of the nearby islands such as Koh Lanta or Ko Jam. However, this is the perfect place for those who are looking for a lively atmosphere and a naturally beautiful setting.

There is plenty to do on Ko Phi Phi and this is a great place for people with a lot of energy. Diving is popular and there are some beautiful dive sites with colorful shoals of fish and wrecks to discover. Evening entertainment is provided by the numerous bars and restaurants. Movies are shown in many restaurants and there are usually fire shows on the beach in the evening.

Getting There & Away

The nearest airport to Ko Phi Phi is at Krabi, which is a 1-hour, 20-minute flight from Bangkok. Take a taxi from the airport to Klong Chi Lard Pier (20 minutes), from where you can take a ferry across to Ko Phi Phi (3 hours).

Things to Do

Ko Phi-phi Attractions

Maya Bay

Swim through a rocky opening and follow a sandy path through the jungle to discover this picturesque cove.

View Point

Climb a steep path through the jungle for spectacular views of the islands.

Bida Nok and Bida Nai

These two small islands feature near-vertical limestone cliff walls rising from the sea, which are perfect for rock climbing.

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