Koh Phi Phi is an archipelago off the coast of Krabi province in Thailand. Although many people are used to calling the main island of this archipelago Koh Phi Phi, its real name is Koh Phi Phi Don. This is the only Phi Phi island inhabited. Phi Phi Islands is one of the jewels of Thailand.
Phi Phi Island, is definitely one of the places that anyone who comes to wants to stay more, experience more. Koh Phi Phi has everything you need, amazing palm-fringed beaches, unforgettable nightlife, fire shows and much more. In particular, Koh Phi Phi is extremely popular with young people because it allows them to participate in many activities of discovery and experience.
One of the other reasons why Koh Phi Phi is so popular is that it is almost halfway between the tourist routes of Phuket and Krabi. You can easily travel the trio of Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and Krabi in one week and experience the best of Thailand.
How to get to Koh Phi Phi island in Thailand?
From Phuket: You can take a ferry or speedboat from Rassada Pier in Phuket Town. The pier is a 1-hour drive from Phuket airport. It takes about two hours by ferry to get to Ko Phi Phi. A standard ferry ticket will cost between 350 and 450 THB. You can easily buy tickets at the pier or book online.
From Krabi: You can take the ferry from Klong Jilad pier in Krabi. The ferry ride takes about 90 minutes to Ko Phi Phi and a standard one-way ferry ticket will cost around 450 THB. Again, you can always buy tickets at the pier or reserve them online.
When to visit Phi Phi and the weather in Phi Phi?
The best time to visit Koh Phi Phi is similar to that in Phuket and Krabi. The winter months are the best and the monsoons are not too active.
– Winter (November – February): These are the best months to visit Koh Phi Phi, the weather is relatively cool, humidity is controllable and the sky is usually clear. The average temperature fluctuates around 26°C. It is also the busiest time.
Summer (March to May): Although these are the hottest months in Thailand, it’s not too bad at the seaside. The middle of the day can be hot but the morning and evening times are still pleasant. The average temperature is about 30°C.
– Monsoon (June – October): July and September have the highest rainfall. Tourist activities may not be available on some days and beaches may be closed due to rough seas.
Great things you can experience in Koh Phi Phi
1. Relax on beautiful beaches
Limestone rocks rise majestically between the shimmering emerald and azure waters, creating a spectacular seascape for you to enjoy while relaxing on the velvety white sands. The clear blue water is suitable for swimming and the tall trees provide shade.
Some of the most popular beaches on the main island include the lively Ton Sai Bay (Ao Ton Sai) with its numerous bars and restaurants; busy Yao beach, where you can enjoy great views and suitable for diving; Lanti beach, Ao Toh Ko where if you’re lucky you can swim and snorkel with dolphins, Ao Lo Dalam and Laem Tong are quieter.
2. Visit the famous Maya Bay
Made famous in the hit movie The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Maya Bay stands out on Koh Phi Phi Leh. Although closed since 2020, this is one of the highlights of visiting Phi Phi. This place is famous for a bay surrounded by limestone mountains on all sides with a walkway between the main beach. But most tour operators will have boat tours through this site.
3. Climb to Phi Phi Viewpoint
The way to climb Phi Phi Viewpoint will have many steep steps, it is not a long hike but quite steep and takes about 15 to 20 minutes to reach the top. Visit early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid climbing during the hottest part of the day.
At the top, you’ll enjoy incredible views of the curvy bays surrounding Koh Phi Phi Don, with only a thin stretch of sand connecting the main parts of the island, as well as lush green hills and forests . Take your time wandering the top and explore the hiking trails, find a quiet place to sit back and enjoy the wonderful views before your eyes.
4. Other things to do in Koh Phi Phi
Climbing and cycling are among the activities on offer, and you can enjoy picturesque walking trails through the main island. Cooking classes and yoga sessions can be an ideal way to relax. Alternatively, you can treat yourself to a traditional Thai massage or a reflexology foot massage.
You can spend the evening partying on the beach or relaxing in a bar. Koh Phi Phi Don caters to pretty much every traveler’s taste when it comes to nightlife. The nighttime fire shows on the beach are amazing and should not be missed.
Plan a trip to discover your Koh Phi Phi, you will surely have wonderful and unforgettable days.