Phi Phi is an amazing place, from the dramatic limestone cliffs to the friendly people, it is easy to see why so many people want to come and experience the beauty of the islands. The islands are nestled in the Andaman Sea, and are found just over an hours ferry ride from Phuket and Krabi. Phi Phi is a national marine park, and consists of a cluster of 6 islands. These islands boast white sandy beaches, cool coconut palms, stunning coral reefs, and lush vegetation.
Phi Phi Don is the main island. The geography of this island is unique. It is made of two bays that sit back to back, with a narrow strip of land between them. This narrow strip of land makes up the village of Phi Phi and is where most of the island’s accommodation, restaurants and bars can be found. Further north of the island there are quieter beaches with up market and luxurious resorts for those with a taste of luxury or on a honeymoon vacation. Traditional sea gypsy communities that are the heart of Koh Phi Phi can be found situated in Laem Tong, just a short trek from the main town of Phi Phi.
The famous Phi Phi Ley and the Bida Islands are where we take our divers, this is part of the National Marine Park and offers beautiful undersea landscapes and white sand beaches, Phi Phi Ley is also home to “The Beach” made famous in the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and people from Phuket, Krabi, Ao Nang and Koh Lanta make daily trips to dive and snorkel around these islands.
We’re happy to take care of every aspect of your holiday on Koh Phi Phi from arranging airport transfers to suggesting and booking accommodation for you. There are many accommodation options on Phi Phi ranging from budget to deluxe beach front villas. Read more
Day time: There are many daytime activities and adventures that you can participate in on the islands. For the adventurous, there is scuba diving, rock climbing, cliff jumping, jungle trekking, shark tours, kayaking and snorkelling to name a few!
If you are looking for a more peaceful break, there is also a good selection of things to pass your time. A traditional Thai massage to unwind, a trip on a locally made longtail out to the beautiful islands of bamboo, mosquito or Phi Phi Ley, sunbathing on the stunning beaches, or sipping cocktails whilst enjoying the stunning sunsets in the swimming pool.
You can also learn something new whilst on holiday! Sunset Yoga classes, take up Muay Thai classes at Aswindam stadium, try your hand at firedancing at Sunflower bar or impress your friends back home with Thai dishes taught in Pum’s cooking school on the island.
Night time: There is an increasingly busy nightlife on Phi Phi that caters for all from chillout bars to places for dancing and drinking. Catch the Muay Thai Boxing at the Reggae Bar or watch the fight nights at Aswindam Stadium. Spectacular fireshows can be found at most beachfront bars including Sunflower Bar, Carlitos Bar and Hippies Bar.
Both Phuket and Krabi have their own international airports, so getting here couldn’t be easier.
The ferries from Phuket to Phi Phi are at 8.30am, 10.30am, 1.30pm, and 2pm
The ferries from Phi Phi to Phuket are at 9am and 2pm
The ferries from Krabi to Phi Phi are at 9am, 10:30 am, 1:30pm and 3pm (4pm on Fridays)
The ferries from Phi Phi to Krabi are at 9am, 10:30am, 2pm and 3pm
(Note that in high season, boat schedules are subject to change)
If you need some assistance with your travel plans please contact us.
The market stalls offer the most unique Thai food… but, beware, it can be very spicy. Great Thai food can be found at Pum’s restaurant, where you can also learn how to cook your favourite Thai dishes and impress your friends back home. For big and cheap portions, Papaya Restaurant next to Tiger Bar is the place to go. There is an amazing Thai/ French restaurant called Le Grande Bleu, located near the pier in a traditional wooden building that is covered in beautiful flowers, one of the most reasonable and romantic places to eat.
For amazing steaks and Scandinavian Food, Unnis will tempt your taste buds. Italian cuisine can be found in Daniella’s, Cosmic restaurant, Ciao Bella for beach front pizzas, Calamaro resto just to name a few.
For those who are homesick, Little Britain just a few minutes away from Spider Monkey Climbing offers you a taste of home with fish and chips, burgers, full English breakfasts, heartwarming pies and proper English tea! Fresh seafood can be found on the many beachfront restaurants that display their daily catches on ice.
Rebuilding efforts have made the island once again a popular tourist destination for visitors around the world.
The National Marine Park of Phi Phi Ley and the Bida Islands suffered very little damage from the Tsunami and corals and marine life are as spectacular and beautiful as they were before 2004. Most of the devastation was seen in the reefs around Koh Phi Phi Don, where the damage was the most severe.
There were no big organizations that helped the island, only private NGOs. Each NGO found their niche, and successfully brought the island back, HiPhiPhi, Aree Foundation, Krabi Relief, Releive Toi, Help Koh Phi Phi, to name a few.
Located around the island are Tsunami boxes that were funded by charity and people on the island, these are situated in safe zones around the island including Viewpoint Resort where we are based. These provide the island with medical, construction, food, radio supplies in the case of another natural disaster.
Alarm systems have been set up all over the island to alert people of any forthcoming danger and escape routes have been mapped out to Tsunami safe areas.