Phi Phi island is a incredible looking tropical gropu of islands. The Phi Phi Islands are an island group in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand. The Phi Phi islands are some of the loveliest in Southeast Asia. Just a 45-minute speedboat trip or a 90-minute ferryboat ride from either Phuket or Krabi, these picture postcard islands offer the ultimate tropical getaway. Featuring classic tropical beaches, stunning rock formations and vivid turquoise waters teeming with colourful marine life, it is paradise perfected.
Koh Phi Phi’s climate is tropical and warm throughout the year. The northeast monsoon from November into January is wonderful, with breezy clear days and fragrant cool nights. From February to May the breezes end, and the weather is at its best. From November to May, Phi Phi Island has 26 sunny days per month. The southwest monsoon, from late May to October, brings rain and winds to the west coast of southern Thailand, but there are still 20 sunny days per month. Most often it’s only a cool, late afternoon shower, but there can be rainy days on Koh Phi Phi. Seas can be quite rough during this season and swimmers should be careful.
Phi Phi Le won fame through the filming of The Beach, where it provided the breathtaking backdrop for Leonardo Dicaprio to play a traveller exploring the island. The natural scenery on offer is unparalleled in beauty, with craggy cliffs plunging dramatically into the turquoise water, and with no accomodation anywhere in the area, a serene and peaceful atmosphere abounds all around. Maya Bay is an extremely popular spot, and is home to the idyllic scene of fishing boats bobbing lazily on the waves. Visit via one of the many ferries offering trips nearby. More details on Phi Phi island tours.
Phi Phi Don, the larger of the two, is visited for its incredibly picturesque panorama with the idyllic tropical beaches lining its southern and eastern shores. The soaring lime stone mountains embrace the narrow crescent bays, offering the scenically beautiful panorama. To get the remarkably magnificent view, you stroll along the path at the backside of Ton Sai Village to reach the viewpoint which offers the excellent view of sunrise. On the eastern and southern shore of Phi Phi Don, there lie along several beautiful beaches; Lo Bakao Bay, Laem Tong Beach, Long Beach, and Lo Dalam Bay. Lo Bakao is a wide bay offering a various kinds of water sport activities.
One of the best things about traveling in Thailand is its food. Good old pad thai, glorious tom yum and massaman curries. I could go on and on (trust me, I could) but the bottom line is, attending a cooking class is one of the best souvenirs you can take home with you after visiting Thailand. Koh Phi Phi has a few cooking classes which are worth trying so definitely give it a go when on the island. Not only will it add variety to your usual sightseeing filled day but will also be a great cultural experience.
You can go for a day trip to Bamboo Island and spend the day basking in the sun and enjoying the beauty of the beach, or if you like snorkeling, you can book a tour to the Hin Klang coral reef. Located between Bamboo Island and Laem Tong Beach in the north of Phi Phi Don, the Hin Klang coral reef is an excellent place to dive in and appreciate the submarine beauty of Thailand. On the same day, go explore explore the wonders of the sea and enjoy the beautiful marine environment of Ko Yung island, also known as Mosquito Island, one of the best places for diving in Koh Phi Phi.