If you’re looking for the perfect Thai hideaway, Phi Phi should place itself very high on your list. This paradisiacal island is located to the west of the mainland south of Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, in the Andaman Sea. Phi Phi is one of Thailand’s most spectacular treasures and is spoken of in whispers by travellers all over Thailand. Its beauty is unsurpassed.
Phi Phi is a true island getaway. Accessible by boat from Phuket or Krabi, this jewel rises out of the sea with sheer cliffs towering overhead and its curved blonde beaches against the tropical forests, Phi Phi could almost be accused of showing off.
Phi Phi is distinctively laidback and relaxed. The absence of roads and vehicles are significant of the island’s slow and easygoing pace.
Top of the list of attractions are Phi Phi’s stunning beaches, where white sands meet the turquoise Andaman Sea.
It’s impossible to highlight Phi Phi’s best beach with so many wonderful resorts to choose from. Long Beach and Ao Poh Bay are very popular, as is Tonsai Bay, where boat tours, scuba diving and a range of water sports often take place.
One beach that does stand out from the crowd is Monkey Beach. The beach is located to the northwest of the island and is, as its name suggests, a haven for monkeys!
Whilst tourists can get up close and personal with these mischievous creatures, care is advised. It may be worth taking a step back and watching the wildlife from a nearby viewing point.
For restaurants, bars, shopping and entertainment venues, it’s got to be Tonsai Village. The bustling district is famous on the island and is one of the best places to experience Thailand’s renowned nightlife, from cabaret shows to parties on the beach, including the country’s iconic full moon parties.
Another of Phi Phi’s most loved attractions is the Pirate Island Adventures fun house, found opposite the Phi Phi hotel. It’s here that tourists will find numerous rides and fun activities including, the Canyon Coaster, a 5D motion theatre and an electronic shooting range.
Numerous excursions and tours also run to the island’s four corners and are a great way to see Phi Phi. Those looking to do a little island hopping need only take the ferry back to Phuket or Krabi to discover more of Thailand.
Phi Phi’s tropical climate makes for allyear round warm weather. Temperatures can range from the mid twenties to mid thirties, depending on the time of year. The monsoon season lasts from November to January and whilst rain is to be expected at times, sunny days are still common. November to April is considered to be Phi Phi’s high season, when the heat is more manageable. The temperature tends to soar from May onwards, during the dry season.
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