About Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi Islands are a small archipelago in the Andaman Sea roughly 2 hours by ferry from either Phuket and Krabi. The 6 islands of Phi Phi are all situated within the Phi Phi National Park. All of the islands are stunningly beautiful, each holding their unique appeal; with beautiful white sandy beaches, sheer cliff faces, hidden lagoons, unexplored jungle, vibrant coral reefs and crystal clear waters.
The Phi Phi Marine Park is maintained by the Department for National Parks, the DMCR, locals and dive shops. To ensure the park is conserved and protected the Department for National Parks (DNP) collect 400฿ per person entering the Marine Park, and an additional 200฿ (per day) for divers. See the full breakdown here.
Koh Phi Phi Don
Phi Phi Don is the largest of the islands and the only one with accommodation and restaurants; with Tonsai VIllage being the main hub of activity. The island is large enough that even a 10 minute walk from the centre can provide you with your very own corner of paradise, or if money isn't an issue then resorts to the north of the island can certainly offer that honeymoon luxury, or take a look at Phi Phi’s newest luxury resort situated just next door to us; Coco Beach Resort.
Maya Bay "The Beach"
A striking hidden bay made famous by the 2000 Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach. This is one of a number of beautiful hidden bays, with white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Conservation efforts have temporarily closed the beach to allow for regeneration of corals and the reintroduction of marine life, you can still visit the bay and the reduction in boats makes the beach even more stunning than ever!
Phi Phi Islands are surrounded by coral reefs, many starting right off the beach. With a beautiful mixture or hard and soft corals it's easy to see why Phi Phi boasts such a wonderful array and abundance of marine life. Many of the reefs can be explored just by snorkelling, but diving under the surface reveals the true beauty of the Phi Phi Marine Park.
Phi Phi offers a diverse range of nightlife, from the infamous party beach filled with travellers partying late into the night, to spectacular fire shows that are sure to amaze. Alongside all of that there are still plenty of delicious restaurants, and quieter spots to enjoy in an evening.
As you move inland away from the beaches the terrain suddenly changes and some steep ascents very quickly offer up stunning views. With numerous designated viewpoints as well as tracks providing opportunities to find your own there's plenty of exploring to be done.
Phi Phi enjoys a warm tropical climate year round, with temperatures usually between 25-37 °C (77-99°F). There are two seasons, wet and dry, the dry season runs from November-April with very little if any rain and exceptionally calm conditions on the water. The wet season runs roughly May-October, rain tends to come down heavily over short periods.
It's not just below the water that Phi Phi is teaming with life, but above as well. There are many species of birds on the island, including Cave Swifts, best known for the birds nest soup delicacy. The island is also home to lots of Macaque Monkeys as well, and no trip to Phi Phi would be complete without at least one encounter with these cheeky little guys!