25 of the Best Things To Do Phi Phi Island

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Phi Phi Island is a tropical paradise which should be on every Thailand bucket list, so here are 25 of the best things to do Phi Phi Island for those travellers looking to explore this little piece of paradise!

The Phi Phi Islands consist of six beautiful, tropical islands located in the southeast Andaman Sea, between the mainland of southern Thailand and the western coastline of the island of Phuket. The islands are part of Krabi Province and Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, and are an easy day trip from Phuket, Krabi and Khao Lak.

The island is surrounded by crystal-clear water and white sand beaches, making it a popular tourist destination. Koh Phi Phi Island became even more popular after the movie ‘The Beach’ with Leonardo DiCaprio was released in 1999. Everyone wanted to visit and see for themselves the famous Maya Bay.

Koh Phi Phi Don, the main island in Thailand’s’ Phi Phi islands, really is one of the most beautiful places in the world and there are so many things to do in Ko Phi Phi! You can enjoy a peaceful day by lounging on the beach, explore the many caves and beaches, or enjoy a Phi Phi Islands boat tour (read our Phi Phi Island Tour review here).

If you’re looking for something more active, you can hike through the lush jungle or take a kayak or boat ride to some stunningly beautiful islands. Snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities are also abundant and the marine life is stunning. The island is also home to some of the best restaurants and night life in Thailand. There’s really nothing that this tropical paradise doesn’t have to offer!

Are you planning on visiting the Koh Phi Phi Islands and staying on Koh Phi Phi Don? Read our Koh Phi Phi Guide to find out more about our recommendations for the best things to do in Phi Phi Islands.


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Did You Know?

  • Ko Phi Phi Island, most notably Maya Bay, was put on the world map after the making of the movie ‘The Beach’ starring Leonardo di Caprio.
  • Phi Phi Islands are easily accessible by ferry and speedboat from Phuket, Krabi and Koh Lanta.
  • There are no roads for cars on the main island of Phi Phi Don and the main form of transportation is by walking, bicycle or long-tail boat.
  • Most visitors to Phi Phi island are day trippers, there just for one day only.
  • Six islands make up the well-known Phi Phi Islands, and Phi Phi Don is the main island where you will find accommodation and restaurants for tourists.

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How to Get to Koh Phi Phi

N.B. We travelled in the low season in June so the prices we have indicated may be lower than at other, peak times of the year. Also, the various ferry and speedboat companies were running on limited schedules. As tourists start returning to Thailand, we expect both prices to increase and also the number of departure time options to increase.

As such, it is advisable to buy your tickets in advance to ensure you get a ticket and get the best deal. It is also advisable to arrive around an hour in advance to get good seats.

We have found 12Go to be the best site for booking transportation in Thailand.

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How to Get to Phi Phi Islands from Phuket

There are two main ways to get to Phi Phi islands from Phuket – by a ferry or speedboat. The ferry will take approximately 2 hours and a speedboat about 1 hour.

We booked our transport to and from Phi Phi Don through our hotel tour operator. The total cost was 1000 THB per person and included hotel transfer in an air-conditioned mini-van to the Rassada Pier in Phuket Town, the ferry to and from Tonsai Pier on Phi Phi Don, and a return mini-van back to our Hotel. The tickets were open ended so we could stay as long as we liked on the island and catch any ferry back.

We caught the first available ferry in the morning (11:00am) and there were very few people on it. On our return, we caught the 3:30pm ferry back to Phuket which allowed us to make the most of our time on the island.

We easily found seats inside on the main deck of both ferries in the air-conditioned section with comfortable, reclining seat with ocean views. Upstairs, there was also a smaller air-conditioned cabin and seats outside in the sun for those looking to top up their tans and enjoy the ocean breezes.

For those that tend to get sea sick, we would recommend taking some tablets before your trip as the seas can get quite rough, especially on the afternoon ferries. Also, find a seat on the lower deck of the ferry in the centre for the least amount of rocking and rolling.

However, if you want to make the most of your time, the islands are only about an hour’s speedboat ride from Phuket. The prices we were quoted for hotel transfers and speedboat tickets return were 1600 THB per person. The speedboats also leave at three different times during the day allowing for options and flexibility.

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If you would prefer to book an all-inclusive Ko Phi Phi tour from Phuket, there are lots of companies offering their services. Generally, these include all transportation to and from your accommodation in Phuket to Phi Phi, a guide, lunch, snacks, bottled water and the use of a mask and snorkel.

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How to get to Phi Phi Island from Krabi

There are two main ways to get to Phi Phi islands from Krabi – by a ferry or speedboat. The ferry will take approximately 90 minutes from Klong Jirad Pier and a speedboat about 45 minutes.

You can also book a combined / joint ticket which includes an air-conditioned taxi / minivan from your accommodation in Krabi town to Phi Phi Don.

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If you would prefer to book an all-inclusive Krabi to Koh Phi Phi day trip of the Phi Phi Islands, there are lots of companies offering their services. Generally, these include all transportation to and from your accommodation in Krabi to Phi Phi, a guide, lunch, snacks, bottled water and the use of a mask and snorkel.

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How to get to Phi Phi Islands from Koh Lanta

There are two main ways to get to Phi Phi islands from Koh Lanta – by a ferry or speedboat. The ferry will take approximately 60 minutes from Sala Dan Pier and a speedboat about 30 minutes.

You can also book a combined / joint ticket which includes an air-conditioned taxi / minivan from your accommodation in Koh Lanta to Phi Phi Don.

BOOK TICKETS for Speedboat and Ferry with 12go.asia

If you would prefer to book an all-inclusive day trip to Phi Phi from Koh Lanta, there are lots of companies offering their services. Generally, these include all transportation to and from your accommodation in Koh Lanta to Phi Phi, a guide, lunch, snacks, bottled water and the use of a mask and snorkel.

BOOK TICKETS for One Day Phi Phi Island Tours

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Passenger Ferry to Phi Phi Island

When to Visit Koh Phi Phi

As we have previously mentioned, Koh Phi Phi is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in Thailand. The island has everything from white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters to lush jungles and towering limestone cliffs. But when is the best time of year to visit Koh Phi Phi?

The answer to this question depends on what you’re looking for. If you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy the beaches and town all to yourself, then the best time to go is during the low season, which runs from May to October. Also, during this time, the price of tours are often reduced so you may be also to grab a bargain like we did!

However, if you want to be guaranteed better weather, then you should go during the high season, which runs from November to April.


How Long to Spend on Phi Phi island?

We decided to spend 4 days, 3 nights exploring Phi Phi, and we felt this was the perfect amount of time to see and do all the things to do on Phi Phi Island. This allowed plenty of down time relaxing on the beach, day trips exploring the surrounding islands and snorkelling, trying out some of the amazing restaurants and enjoying a few beers and cocktails in the evening.

We met lots of people during this time and discovered most people choose to spend 2 nights on Phi Phi Don which allows enough time to do a half or full day snorkelling and sightseeing tour, see most of the sights and enjoy the night life.

The length of time you choose to spend on the island is very dependent upon what you are looking for from your time on the island.


Best Things to Do Phi Phi Islands

So, without further ado, here is our list of what we believe are some of the best Koh Phi Phi things to do when you are there…


Explore Tonsai Village

If you want to experience a more authentic and relaxed Thai island village, then you should explore Tonsai Village on the eastern coast of Phi Phi Don. This small village is home to just a few hundred people and is surrounded by dramatic limestone cliffs. You can find some great budget accommodations and restaurants here, and it’s the perfect place to relax and take in the natural beauty of Phi Phi Islands.


Kayaking in Phi Phi Islands

With crystal clear water, white sand beaches, and limestone cliffs, and plenty of activities in Koh Phi Phi to keep tourists busy – from snorkelling to scuba diving to rock climbing, there’s something for everyone. However, one activity that is often overlooked is kayaking.

Kayaks can easily be rented from beach vendors on Loh Dalum Bay and prices start at around 100 THB per hour or 500 THB per day for a one-person kayak. Two-person kayaks are also available for 200 THB per hour, or 700 THB per day.

There are several places to explore on your kayaking trip, but the most popular is Monkey Beach. Head out to your left from Loh Dalum Bay and you will easily see Monkey Beach (approximately 45 minutes), named for the large population of monkeys that live there. Keep an eye out for them as you paddle around, they’re sure to entertain you with their antics. Be prepared though, as all the tour boats also go there so it is best to go early in the morning or later in the afternoon. 

If you head to the right from Loh Dalum Bay, you will encounter less people and the opportunity to explore the many hidden caves, beaches and fishing villages in solitude. Make sure you take a mask and snorkel with you as there are lots of snorkelling opportunities.

Top Tip: The best times for kayaking are early in the morning and later in the afternoon, but also consider the tides. At low tide, you are going to have to carry / drag your canoe out along way across the sand before you reach the water.

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Thai Cooking Class in Phi Phi Islands

If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable experience while in Koh Phi Phi, consider signing up for a Thai cooking class. Phi Phi Islands is home to one of the best schools in the country, Pum’s Cooking School, and what could be more rewarding than learning how to cook some of your favourite Thai dishes right where they’re from?

The school offers both half-day and full-day classes, so whether you’re short on time or want to spend an entire day learning all there is to know about Thai cuisine, they’ve got you covered. You’ll start by learning about the ingredients used in Thai cooking and how to select the best produce. Next, you’ll get hands-on instruction as you prepare a variety of dishes. And finally, you’ll get to eat everything you made!


Visit Koh Phi Phi Viewpoints

There are three main viewpoints on Phi Phi Don that offer stunning views of the ocean and surrounding islands. The path leading to the viewpoints is located at the end of Loh Dalum Bay, near Tonsai Village. Viewpoint 1 is about a 20-minute walk up some stairs where you will need to pay a 30 THB entrance fee (this also covers Viewpoint 2).

Continue up the path for another 10 minutes and you will reach Viewpoint 2. Viewpoint 3 is a further 10 minutes up the path and guarantees the best views of Phi Phi Don, the bay and the surrounding islands. You will need to pay another 20 THB entrance fee to enjoy this view!

We recommend waling to the viewpoints early in the morning or at sunset as it gets very hot. Bring lots of water with you, but there is a shop at Viewpoint 2 and a restaurant at Viewpoint 3 if you hungry or want to enjoy a tasty coconut!

aerial view of phi phi don
Aerial View of Phi Phi Don

Visit Phi Phi Island Beaches

Phi Phi Island is known for its beautiful beaches which are a great place to relax and enjoy the sun, white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. There are several beaches on Phi Phi Islands, each with its own unique characteristics. Here are some of the best beaches in Koh Phi Phi worth exploring:

  • Phi Phi Don Beaches: Nui Beach, Ton Sai Beach, Loh Moo Dee Beach, Viking Beach, Loh Dalum Beach, Long Beach, Phak Nam Bay, Monkey Beach
  • Phi Phi Leh: Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, Pi Leh Bay
  • Bamboo Island

Day Trip to Loh Bagao

A day trip to Loh Bagao allows you to experience an interesting and relatively unknown area of ​​Phi Phi Don. The 800-metre-wide Bagao Bay on the north-eastern coast is home to one of the most popular hotels in Phi Phi, the Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort.   

The area features a small river at the northern area, and if you follow this river a few hundred metres, you will come upon the main landmark in the area, the ‘Golden Gate Bridge’ of Phi Phi Island. This bridge allows everyone to pass over the river and mangrove forest to reach the north of Phi Phi Don. This area also has a small village featuring a cool choice of bars, restaurants, shops, and bungalow resorts. Once you pass the bridge, you will see a local viewpoint 200 metres away offering a splendid view over the cliffs standing behind Phi Phi Island Village Resort.

The easiest wat to reach Loh Bagao is by long-tail boat from Tonsai Bay, and a 4-hour round trip will cost you from 1,500 THB. Alternatively, you can take a hike to get there.

Top Tip: Ask your boat driver to drop you at Loh Bagao in the morning, then to pick you up at Loh Lana in the early afternoon. This way, you’ll see both sides of Phi Phi Don Island in the one trip.


Nightlife in Phi Phi Islands

As you can clearly see from reading this post already, the beaches and scenery in Phi Phi are breathtaking, but the nightlife is also great, alive and buzzing with energy. There are plenty of bars and pubs to choose from, and the locals know how to have a good time.

Some of our favourites were Pirates Hose Restaurant and Bar where we kicked our evening off enjoying live music and 100 THB cocktails during happy hour. We then headed to Loh Dalum Bay, Koh Phi Phi party beach, to Freedom Bar for beers on the beach and an amazing fire show. The Dubliners Irish Pub also had a great atmosphere, and Carlito’s Bar has a fire show where you could also get lessons if you were interested. We had also heard some of the backpacker hostels held some great parties, so this could also be worth checking out.

Whether you’re looking for a chilled-out evening watching the waves crash against the shore, or an all-night party, Phi Phi has something for everyone.

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Fire Show in Phi Phi – Image by Wojtek Mich at Unsplash

Visit Long Beach

Long Beach is home to the most stunning beach and is definitely worth a visit. With its powdery white sand and crystal-clear waters, it’s easy to see why this beach is a favourite among locals and tourists alike. Spend your day sunbathing and swimming, or swim out to Shark Point for some amazing snorkelling. If you’re looking for a little piece of paradise, be sure to add Long Beach to your list of must-see destinations.


Visit Monkey Beach

There are many different beaches to visit on the Phi Phi Islands, but Monkey Beach is a must-see. The beach got its name from the hundreds of monkeys that live in the nearby jungle. The monkeys are very friendly and will often come down to the beach to play with tourists.


Visit Moo Dee Bay

If you’re looking for a breathtaking beach to relax on while in Thailand, head to Moo Dee Bay on Phi Phi Islands. With crystal-clear water and soft white sand, the beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkelling. You’ll also find plenty of restaurants and bars close by should you need a break from the sun.


Get a Thai Massage in Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Islands are a great place to get a Thai massage. The massage therapists are skilled and the prices are reasonable. The massage studios are clean and comfortable, and the massage therapists are friendly and professional. They use traditional Thai techniques which help to improve circulation, relieve stress, and promote relaxation.


Watch a Muay Thai Fight

Muay Thai is a martial art that is often referred to as “the science of eight limbs” because it uses punches, kicks, elbows, and knees. It is a popular sport in Thailand, and tourists can watch Muay Thai fights in the centre of Tonsai Village at the Muay Thai Koh Phi Phi Arena. The matches are exciting to watch, and you can even drink for free if you decide to take on one of the local fighters in the ring. But from what we saw, free drinks and then fighting don’t mix well…..


Scuba Diving in Phi Phi Islands

The Phi Phi Islands are a scuba diving paradise. The clear blue waters and diverse marine life make for an unforgettable experience. A world-famous diving spot, Phi Phi offers visitors a kaleidoscope of colour and coral formations. With visibility that often exceeds 30 metres / 100 feet and water temperatures averaging 27 degrees Celsius / 82 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, divers can explore the many dive sites around Phi Phi Island.

There are many different dive sites to choose from, each with its own unique features. Some of the most popular dive spots around Phi Phi include Bida Nok and Bida Noi, two small islands located a few miles south of the main island. Here, divers can find a wide variety of marine life, including tropical fish, sharks, rays, and sea turtles.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, there’s something for everyone in Phi Phi.


Snorkelling in Phi Phi Islands

Snorkelling is a popular activity on Phi Phi and the archipelago is home to among the world’s most abundant coral reef systems. Here are our recommendations for the best snorkelling Phi Phi spots:

  • Hin Klang – 2 kilometres off Laem Tong Beach in the north of Phi Phi
  • Shark Point – 200 metres off the coast of Long Beach where you will find black tip reef sharks
  • Moo Dee Bay – great snorkelling just off the beach
  • Monkey Bay – superb coral reef lies just 50 metres from the beach
  • Monkey Beach – 700 metres from Tonsai Bay
  • Maya Bay – best accessed by boat
  • Loh Samah Bay – best accessed by boat
  • Bamboo Island – shallow reefs can be found 100 metres from the shore
  • Pileh Bay Phi Phi – best snorkelling at the entrance to the bay
  • Mosquito Island – an abundance of soft coral reefs and marine life
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Bamboo Beach has fantastic snorkelling opportunities

Rock Climbing in Phi Phi Islands

With towering natural limestone cliffs, Phi Phi Islands are a great place for rock climbing. You can find thrilling climbing walls both on Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Leh. Some of the rock-climbing walls include:

  • Tonsai Tower – 200 metres in height, 48 bolted routes, all difficulty levels
  • Drinking Wall – 12 bolted routes, challenging
  • Ao Ling Wall / Monkey Bay Wall – access via long-tail boat
  • Hin Tak – access via long-tail boat
  • Hua Ling Wall / Monkey Head Wall – access via long-tail boat only at high tide
  • Ao Pilay Wall – 7 challenging routes
  • Maya Bay – 2 climbing walls

There are a number of climbing shops in the area which offer information on the routes that are properly rebolted with stainless steel or titanium bolts. Highly trained instructors offer half and full-day climbing tours.  The limestone cliffs offer plenty of routes for climbers of all abilities.


Shark Watching in Phi Phi Islands

If you’re looking for a thrilling and unique experience while in Thailand, shark watching in the Phi Phi Islands is just what you need! The islands are home to an abundance of different species of sharks, making for an exciting adventure.

Shark Point off Long Beach can be accessed by swimming off the beach and black tipped reef sharks can be seen early in the morning and late in the afternoon, when there are fewer tour boats. You can also find many tour companies that offer shark watching trips, so be sure to do your research ahead of time to find the best one for you. Trips usually last around 3 hours and take guests out on a large boat to search for these apex predators. Keep your eyes peeled for hammerheads, threshers, blacktip reef sharks (most common) and more!


Hire a Long Tail Boat – Koh Phi Phi Boat Tours

A Phi Phi boat tour is the best way to explore the beauty of Phi Phi Leh Lagoon and Phi Phi Don. With a long tail boat, you can find some great spots for swimming, sunbathing and snorkelling. Private tours usually last for 3 hours (half day tour) at a cost of 1500 THB and it’s a perfect way to spend your day in paradise.

Alternatively, you can enjoy a full day Phi Phi Islands Tour which is what we did and thoroughly enjoyed! Our trip was only 600 THB and included lunch, snacks, fruit and water. Highly recommended…

If you are looking to pre-book a Koh Phi Phi Island Hopping tour, GetYourGuide offers some great tour packages at very competitive prices.

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Monkey Bay on a Full Day Phi Phi Island Tour

Visit Maya Bay Phi Phi Island

The most famous location in the Phi Phi Islands is Maya Bay, which was made famous by the movie ‘The Beach’. The beach at Maya Bay is beautiful and it’s easy to see why it was chosen as the setting for the movie.

The best way to visit Maya Bay is on a one-day tour. Since its reopening in January 2022, new rules and restrictions now apply for all visitors. A couple of these include a mandatory 400 THB per person national park fee, no boats are allowed to enter the bay and there is no swimming permitted.

Maya Bay is a popular tourist destination, so it can be crowded during peak season. If you’re looking for a more peaceful experience, visit Maya Bay during off-season or during the monsoon season.

To read more about the Maya Bay experience on an organised Koh Phi Phi excursion, read our recent article:

Phi Phi Island Tours for Snorkelling and Sightseeing: Everything You Need to Know.


Visit Phi Phi Leh

Phi Phi Leh is another one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand with crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and dramatic limestone cliffs. Although it can be crowded at times, Phi Phi Leh still retains its natural beauty and charm.

Some of the top attractions to see on Phi Phi Leh include Maya Bay (see above) and Loh Samah Bay known for its clear turquoise waters and is a popular spot for swimming and snorkelling. The best way to experience these Koh Phi Phi attractions in a Phi Phi one day tour.


Visit Bamboo Island

One of the most beautiful and secluded islands in the Phi Phi archipelago is Bamboo Island. Bamboo Island is a small, uninhabited island located about one kilometre from Maya Beach on Phi Phi Leh island. The island is covered in dense jungle and has several small coves with white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters.

The island is a great place to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of nature.

The best way to get to Bamboo Island is by boat. There are several tour companies that offer Phi Phi day trips to the island from either Phi Phi Don, Phuket, Krabi or Koh Lanta.

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Aerial View of Bamboo Beach

Visit Viking Cave

The Phi Phi Islands are home to Viking Cave, a limestone cave that is known for its prehistoric paintings found on the eastern and southern walls of the cave. It is thought the paintings were created by the Tham people, who lived in the area over 4,000 years ago.

Today, it is the site of one of the most profitable local industries where the nests of swiftlet birds are harvested. The eating of these birds’ nests (Birds Nest Soup) are particularly prized in Chinese culture, where it is believed to promote good health.

It is not possible to enter this enormous cave but you will be able to see the armed guards guarding the birds’ nests from looters!


Visit Mosquito Island

Mosquito Island is located in the Phi Phi Islands and is well known for its incredible snorkelling opportunities. The crystal-clear waters are home to an abundance of marine life including colourful coral gardens, tropical fish and rays. Visitors can also explore the island’s lush rainforest, which is full of wildlife such as monkeys, macaques and monitor lizards.


Go on a Sunset Tour

Phi Phi Islands are world-famous for their natural beauty, and a sunset tour is the perfect way to see them at their best. The one-day tour takes you around the islands by boat, allowing you to take in the stunning views of the coastlines and limestone cliffs as the sun sets behind them. You’ll also get to see some of the island’s famous beaches, including Maya Bay, made famous by the movie The Beach. A sunset tour is a must-do for any visit to Phi Phi Islands.


Night Tour to See Bioluminescent Plankton

If you looking to do something special and amazing at night, we recommend taking a night tour to see the bioluminescent plankton that light up the water like stars. It’s an incredible sight that you won’t want to miss. Many of the full day tours include this in their price.


Visit Bida Islands

The Bida Islands, Koh Bida Nok and Koh Bida Nai, are the southernmost islands of the Phi Phi Islands. Located just 1.5 kilometres south of Koh Phi Phi Leh, you will see the limestone cliffs rising from the Andaman Sea. The Bida Islands are best known for their splendid scuba diving opportunities.


Accommodation Options / Where to Stay in Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi was once a small fishing village, but in the past 20 years, the word of its beauty is out and has spread far and wide. Nowadays, almost no Thailand itinerary is complete without visiting the Phi Phi Islands. In order to satisfy this high demand, you can find many hostels and hotels in Koh Phi Phi to suit every budget. Here are some recommendations for where to stay in Phi Phi Island.

Luxury (US$100 and Up)

  • Zeavola Resort – Clean, spacious rooms with all the mod cons, swimming pool and included breakfast.
  • SAii Phi Phi Island Village – Free fitness centre access, Wi-Fi and breakfast in a beautifully spacious room.

Mid-Range (US$30 to US$100)

  • Phi Phi Banyan Villas – Centrally located in Tonsai Village with magical views of the sea while eating your buffet breakfast.
  • Phi Phi Film House– Central location with consistently great reviews, and close to lots of great restaurants.
  • Phi Phi CoCo Beach Resort – High-quality resort providing guests with access to a spa, massage, restaurants and indoor pool on-site.

Budget (Up to $US30)

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Where We Stayed in Kho Phi Phi

We stayed at the Phi Phi Banyan Villas right in the heart of Tonsai Village and right on the water front. We stayed in a clean private A/C room with our own private bathroom, and paid 1000 THB per night. This also gave us a beautiful continental breakfast each morning served in the restaurant which overlooked the beach at Tonsai Bay. Also, upon arrival at the pier by ferry or speedboat, the hotel is only a short 300 metre walk. We have recommended this place to many other travellers and none of them have been disappointed.  If you are travelling on a budget, we cannot recommend this place highly enough.

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View of Tonsai Beach over Breakfast at Phi Phi Banyan Villas

In Summary – The Best Things to Do Phi Phi Island

With so many amazing things to do in Phi Phi Islands and experience, you will be spoilt for choice! Whether you’re looking for amazing snorkelling, hiking to viewpoints, boat tours to the famous Maya Bay and other islands, simply relaxing at the beach, or partying until the sun comes up, there’s plenty of things to do in Phi Phi.

Are you planning a holiday to Koh Phi Phi in Thailand? Have you done any of the things to do in Phi Phi Island listed above in our Phi Phi island travel guide, or have we missed a must do Koh Phi Phi experience we should add to this list? Post your tips and questions below.


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