The Phi Phi Islands are certainly one of the most popular and spectacular tourist destinations at Thailand's West Coast. In total, the Phi Phi archipelago consists of 6 islands: Koh Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Lee, Koh Bida Nok, Koh Bida Nai, Koh Yung (Mosquito Island) and Koh Pai, better known as Bamboo Island.
Koh Phi Phi Don is the main island, here are numerous hotels, bungalow resorts, restaurants, diving schools and everything else that has anything to do with tourism.
Sights on Koh Phi Phi
The neighboring island, Koh Phi Phi Lee on the other hand, hosts some well-known attractions, such as the Viking Cave, Lo Sama Bay and the well-known Maya Bay, which became world famous through the feature film "The Beach".
Famous Beach at Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi Lee
The two rocks Bida Nok and Bida Nai are popular with recreational divers, and Bamboo Island's beautifull white beach invites for sunbathing and snorkelling.
Although there are a lot of hotel resorts on the island and you could stay there for a few days, the Phi Phi Islands are also hit by numerous tour boats with thousands of day trippers from Phuket, Krabi and Koh Lanta who populate the island and beaches during the day.
The Phi Phi Islands were declared a National Park in 1983, but nevertheless, on the main island an intensive and especially wild and uncontrolled development took place, which did not always contribute to the beautification of the island.
Note: In 2018 the Maya Bay will be closed from June till September for Tourists.
The attractions on the islands include the unique beauty of rock formations, mountain viewpoints, the Wiking Cave and the Maya Bay (The Beach) on Phi Phi Lee, some hongs (caves in the islands) and the many beaches and dive sites around Islands.