There are six islands in the group known as Phi Phi with Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Le being the largest and most well-known. Fine, white sandy beaches and breathtaking rock formations rising from the vivid turquoise waters that surround the islands will instantly confirm you’ve arrived in paradise. The islands came to worldwide prominence when Ko Phi Phi Leh was used as a location for the 2000 British-American film The Beach. Ko Phi Phi is a popular place for diving and snorkeling, kayaking and other marine activities.
Phi Phi Don
Ko Phi Phi Don is the largest of the islands in the Ko Phi Phi archipelago, in Thailand. The islands are administratively part of Krabi Province. It is the only island in the group with permanent inhabitants.
Phi Phi Don, Nui Bay
Nui bay is located along the west coast of Phi Phi Don island. Two large rocks sit in front of the bay, offering some exciting swim through and home to various sea species, seahorses and turtles can also be spotted here.
Phi Phi Don, Monkey Beach
Northwest of Loh Dalam Bay, the hidden cove of Ao Ling (Monkey Bay) is home to a colony of monkeys, not shy at all, who do not hesitate to climb onto the legs of their visitors or move into the sea to get the precious bananas. Beware that these animals can be hostile if approached in a provoking manner.
Phi Phi Ley, Viking Cave
There is a particular boulder in the cave the resembles the head of a great serpent in Buddhism, the Naga, and the cave is named after this peculiar shape. There are wall paintings of elephants as well as various boats, including European, Arab and Chinese sailing ships, barques, motorboats, and steamships. The Viking Cave is not open for tourism. This to protect the paintings and the swift let nests that are in the cave.
Phi Phi Ley, Pileh Lagoon
The lagoon of Pileh is one of the jewels of phi phi islands and the captain will be more than happy to take you into the lagoon on your yacht’s tender.
Phi Phi Ley, Maya Bay
Phi Phi Ley is home to Maya Bay, the stunningly beautiful beach that’s sheltered by 100-meter high cliffs on three sides and is featured in the Movie the Beach. The stunning vertical cliffs capped with green foliage give way to small sandy beaches and tropical coral seas.