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Phi Phi islands, Thailand

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The Phi Phi islands in Thailand are located on the island of Phuket and the western Strait of Malacca. The largest island in the group is known as Koh Phi Phi Don. The Phi Phi islands are known for their aesthetic beauty and are visited by a huge number of tourists annually. The islands’ beaches and clear water are protected by their national park status. Presently, Koh Phi Phi is one of the world’s most famous destinations for marine recreational activities like snorkeling and scuba diving.

Things to do in Phi Phi island

Being one of the tourist hotspots of the world, Phi Phi has a lot of activities for the tourists. Usually, people book Phi Phi island tours for a complete recreation. These vary from short overnight tours of the main attraction Koh Phi Phi Don, or longer versions like 4 Days 3 Night tours which show you all the natural treasures Phi Phi has.

Other activities that Phi Phi offers include cruises, cliff diving, rock climbing, and fishing. For those with a faint heart, the island offers cruises and fishing tours. However, the adventure freaks would experience a high adrenaline rush on the numerous climbing routes around Tonsai Tower, or on the various high and low cliffs on the sea side, from where the visitors jump off into the adjoining sea.

You should also visit Maya Bay, which is the main attraction of Phi Phi. It has been featured in many movies and is one of the most naturally beautiful places on the island. The strenuous journey to the Phi Phi viewpoint is a rewarding experience for the wonderful sights its offers. Tonsai East has the best places to eat. The Phi Phi Island Village is also a tourist spot which should not be missed.

Phi Phi Cuisine

One of the best things to enjoy on Phi Phi is its cuisine. It mainly consists of seafood, with many restaurants displaying the fresh fish caught during the day, and then making it into a dish of your choice. Other than that, there are a lot of places offering Thai or Western cuisine. But the real pleasure is in exploring the nooks and crannies of the island and discovering places local places, for these are the places where you get a taste of the real Koh Phi Phi.

Phi Phi island Accommodation

Due to the high tourist presence, there are a lot of Koh Phi Phi hotels that offer quality accommodation facilities. These include resorts such as Phi Phi Natural resort, Phi Phi the Beach resort, Phi Phi the Island Cabana Hotel, Phi Phi Villa Resort, Paradise Resort Phi Phi, and Bay View Resort Phi Phi.

Where is Phi Phi Island?

There are many ways to get to Phi Phi from the main cities in Thailand. The best way to get there is by boat, from Phuket or Krabi. Phuket to Phi Phi by boat takes approximately two hours, and boats leave at regular intervals daily. Krabi to Phi Phi is around an hour and a half, with boats at regular intervals daily. The Phuket Airport offers seaplane services to the Koh Phi Phi Islands.

Phi Phi Island Map

Phi Phi island Map

Map of Phi Phi island

Best Time to Visit Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi has an average temperature around 24-32 degrees Celsius all-around the year. The tourist season is from November to March when the Koh Phi Phi weather is comfortable with cool breezes and temperatures are generally around 28 degree Celsius.


  • Phi Phi island group comprises of six islands – Phi Phi Don, Bamboo Island, Bida Nok, Phi Phi Ley, Yung Island, and Bida Nai.
  • All these islands are a part of the Mu Koh Phi Phi-Nopparatthara National Park.

Tourist Information

What are the coordinates of Phi Phi islands?

7.7333° N, 98.7667° E

Is nudity allowed on the beaches of Phi Phi islands?

No. Women are not allowed to roam topless on the beach, and men are prohibited to ramble around shirtless if they are not at the beach.

Related: Thailand Travel Information | Railay Beach


Published On: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014