Phi Phi Islands – the best place in Thailand

Phi Phi Islands are among the best places which you have to visit during your summer vacation in Thailand. Most of the tourists who had a chance to visit them say that they are the most beautiful part of Asia and the astonishing Phuket Island is just their pale copy. The tender untouched nature with its beautiful secluded bays and beaches will make you feel like you’re part of a beautiful postcard. The stunning rock formations, crystal waters and colorful marine life will make you feel like you are in the paradise.

It is really amazing that the tourism on Phi Phi Islands is recently developed, therefore you will be able to see the real beauty of the virgin nature. If you have adventurous spirit and you are ready to do something wild and unusual, then Phi Phi Islands offer you many opportunities to test your capabilities. Check below what you can try during you vacation on the islands.

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Phi Phi Islands, Thailand


The islands are one of the most popular rock climbing destinations in the world. There are many climbing schools that will help you enjoy the pleasure of that extreme sport. There are more than 600 tracks for rock climbing, so you won’t get bored even if you are beginner climber.


The islands are in the top 10 best diving sites in the world. The reasons are the crystal waters and the inexplicably beautiful corals. You will be shocked by the underwater beauty even after your first diving. You can find there plenty of diving schools offering lessons for enthusiasts of all ages and all levels.

The local food

The Southern Thai food is known for its spiciness. Much of the cuisine has its origins from the Malay, Indonesian and Indian cuisine. The local cuisine is mainly seafood and you will definitely have the opportunity to try different meals that you never even heard before.

Phi Phi Islands photo
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Long tail boats in Maya Bay, Phi Phi Islands

A little bit more about Maya Bay

One of the most beautiful bays of Phi Phi Islands is called Maya Bay. It is the enchanting spot where was filmed ‘The Beach’ in 1999. The bay still manages to preserve its nature, tranquillity, clear waters and beautiful underwater world although the popularity of this pristine paradise.

Maya Bay is an incredibly beautiful bay that is protected by 100-foot cliff. The bay has several beaches, most are small and some of them appear only at tide. The main beach is 200 meters long and it is covered with silky soft white sand. One of the most popular activities here is the diving in the bay, because the visibility is simply excellent and the water is full of amazing colourful coral, exotic fish and beautiful underwater reefs. Another great activity is kayaking. You can rent a kayak and to row all day long around the beautiful bay.

Maya Bay is recommended to be visited from April to November, because during the rest of the year there are large waves that make the swimming, diving and kayaking dangerous. Maya Bay has one small hut where you can buy drinks and snacks, but generally it remains calm and authentic place without crowded restaurants or bars. So, don’t forget to prepare and bring your own food. There are barbecue facilities which you can use to satisfy your physical hunger, leave the rest to Maya Bay.

Phi Phi Islands are the best exotic destination which you can visit in Asia. The lovely beaches, bays and waters will take your breath and thoughts away for sure. Well, it is somehow expensive initiative, but you will see that Phi Phi Islands deserve every penny spent.

Related: 25 Best Places to visit in Thailand

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