Koh Phi Phi, also known as Phi Phi Island, is one of the most idyllic vacation destinations in the world. The island features warm, clear waters and sandy beaches reminiscent of paradise. The island is located on the Andaman Sea, making it easily accessible from Phuket and Krabi Town by ferry boats that make several daily trips to the island. The most beautiful area on the island is Ao Maya, or Maya Bay
, which was made famous by the movie The Beach. Because of the island's small size, all resorts in Phi Phi are within walking distance of this iconic location.
Phi Phi's postcard appearance can be attributed to its limestone formations rising out of the water, providing a stunning backdrop against the clear water and white sand beaches. Long-tail boats take visitors on tours around the limestone formations and can be booked on an hourly basis.
For the best views of Phi Phi Island, a viewing platform 186 meters above sea level offers stunning panoramas. Nightlife on Phi Phi isn't as raucous as that on Phuket, but there are still plenty of bars that stay open late for the night owls.
Of course, a visit to Koh Phi Phi would not be complete without a trip to the Viking Cave
, which is conveniently located close to a wide range of accommodations.
There’s much more to see and learn about Koh Phi Phi, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this exciting city.