Ko Phi Phi Don

Are you still wondering where you should go to in Southern Thailand for the upcoming trip? Koh Phi Phi here seems to be the perfect answer you are looking for. Being one of the best-known island destinations in Thailand, Koh Phi Phi makes sure to bring a new meaning to your travel experience.


Koh Phi Phi is a commonly-used name in Thailand, but the correct name is the Phi Phi Islands, which is home to a total of six islands situated in the Andaman Sea. Standing out of the group of six islands are two main islands, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. While the larger and inhabited Phi Phi Don draws tourists’ attention by its stunning shores, the smaller uninhabited Phi Phi Leh features some of the most visited bays including the world-famous Maya Bay where the set of the movie “The Beach” was filmed. It is truly hard to resist all of the natural glamour of Phi Phi Islands since they host extraordinary karst limestone cliffs, classic sparkling white beaches, lush inland jungles and vivid turquoise seawater. In spite of the fact that the Islands is under the overdevelopment, it still maintains some of the most incredibly beautiful natural sceneries. If you are a real partygoer, Koh Phi Phi is your number one choice to party the night away. Besides, the Islands also possess some hidden gems along the east coast far away from the night party on the beaches extremely suitable for vacationers in search for a quieter getaway. Keep reading to know more about intriguing everyday activities on Koh Phi Phi!

Koh Phi Phi GlamourPhi Phi Islands’ stunning views never fail to amaze tourists

What to do in Koh Phi Phi

  • Go sightseeing to Phi Phi Viewpoint

Phi Phi Viewpoint is one of the highpoints worth visiting at Phi Phi Don Island. The Viewpoint is placed at an altitude of 186m and may take you about 20 to 40 minutes to get there on a well-trodden and paved path. There are actually three different viewpoints lying alongside the path, all of which are easily accessible from Tom Sai Bay. Each viewpoint is waiting to offer absolutely stunning panoramic views across Phi Phi Don that promise to keep all visitors hooked during the journey! Remember to take plenty of water since the trail may include hundreds of steps. Also, three viewpoints will cost you some admission fees, so make sure to get well-prepared for that. One last thing, if you are seeking for photography, come before 10:00 AM as the sun will be behind you which produces the deep blue colour of the sea that provides most magnificent backgrounds for loveliest photos.

Phi Phi Viewpoint 3 PosingAre you ready for taking some nice photos at Viewpoint 3 in Koh Phi Phi Don?

  • Enjoy shark watching tours

Shark watching tour is definitely among the greatest snorkelling tours in Thailand. In Koh Phi Phi Don, you now take your chance to widen your perspectives about marine life while getting surrounded with a myriad of extraordinary sea creatures such as inoffensive black-tip and leopard shark. The most top-rated site for experiencing an amazing shark watching tour is the small point located 800m off the Long Beach. You should notice that Phi Phi’s shark watching tours usually start in the early morning, 6:00 AM and just last half a day. The tours will be done in small groups with full snorkelling equipment and under strict supervision from well-trained and professional guides to guarantee all tourists’ safety. Do not hesitate any more to come to get your underwater tour to turn it into one of the best travel experiences in your lifetime!

Shark Watching Tour At Koh Phi PhiSwimming alongside sharks would be one of the most thrilling travel experiences!

  • Challenge yourself with rock climbing

You may never think how Phi Phi Don Island can be a perfect alternative for the Mecca of rock climbing Krabi. The southern Thailand province offers a wide range of tall rock formations and steep karst cliffs located in all top-notch climbing sites such as Tonsai Beach and Diamon Cave in Railay. Surprisingly, the same case happens at Phi Phi Don Island here, which may be a bit 42km farther off the Krabi coast, but it possesses no less than the excellent features in Krabi suitable for climbing. Phi Phi Don Island earns its own popularity for being a great climbing site with Tonsai Tower, which is located at the western end of Tonsai Bay. The natural tower is nothing but true heaven for rock climbers all over the world to come and conquer about 200m of the tower in height. It is highly recommended you follow tours provided by professional and reliable companies such as Spider Monkey, Ibex Rock Climbing or Deaf Gecko Rock Climbing to get access to the highest safety standards while enjoying your thrilling climbing trip!

  • Learn unique Thai Cuisine

Learn some useful cooking tips from a Thai cooking class to amaze your friend is a great ideal when you are spending your time at Koh Phi Phi. One of the most renowned places helps you practice cooking tasty Thai meals is Pum’s Thai Cooking School, which is located in the central part of Tonsai Village. Here you can be exposed to all the basic techniques and ingredients of Thai cuisine. There are many lessons available for you ranging from quick 30-minute lessons up to 3-hour lessons, depending on the number of recipes you can be taught. Each lesson will include Thai recipes that you can learn how to use effectively essential ingredients like herbs, vegetables and sauces in Thai cooking to make mouth-watering dishes. After that, you can enjoy the meal you have just prepared! What an incredibly intriguing experience you can bring home to share right away with your friends and family!

Thai Cooking Class In Koh Phi PhiCome to get appealing Thai recipes at hand with detailed instructions at Pum’s Thai Cooking School

How to get to Koh Phi Phi

  • From Phuket

Travelling from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi now becomes easier as a number of boats leaving every day. Since public ferry here has been the most affordable and common way to transfer, you can consider getting a ticket to save your budget for the trip. There are actually two departure piers on Phuket that go to Koh Phi Phi, Rassada Pier and Sea Angel Pier. You can opt for a cheap ferry ticket right at one out of two piers or buy it online in advance to get a more fixed price. Another strong point for considering a public ferry trip ideal is the pretty short travel time it can offer, between 1.5 to 2 hours.

  • From Krabi to Koh Phi Phi

If you are in Krabi, it is also convenient to get to Koh Phi Phi. From Krabi Town and the surrounding area including Ao Nang, Noppharat and Railay, there are numerous ferry options for visitors. A ferry starting off from Krabi Town will get to Ton Sai Pier on Phi Phi Don Island with roughly 90 minutes of transfer time. You can also buy tickets from both the pier and the Internet in advance. The tickets are reasonably-priced that can be an appealing factor for all passengers travelling from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi.

  • From Bangkok to Koh Phi Phi

Visitors wanting to travel to Koh Phi Phi from Bangkok are served with a large number of means of transport options including plane, trains and combined travel options. However, you are highly suggested to catch a flight from Bangkok to Krabi first due to the extremely long distance of nearly 830 km between Bangkok and Koh Phi Phi. After arriving at Krabi, you will need to transfer from the airport to the pier for the ferry crossing as mentioned above. The second option is to fly from Bangkok to Phuket and also transfer onto the ferry from there.

All in all, the Phi Phi Islands have shown the reasons why they have been one of the best-known island tourist spots in Thailand. Having a stay at Koh Phi Phi is a must for all holidaymakers, honeymooners and especially budget backpackers. Come here to experience a vast number of scenic wonders and exciting activities that make Koh Phi Phi a true landmark in Southern Thailand.

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