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Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi Island

In this case, the size really doesn’t matter, the small island that in the last two decades has become one of the most famous destinations in the entire kingdom, with a huge turnover of tourists from all over the world who come to see one of the most beautiful islands in the entire world, which maintains the authenticity and uniqueness that belongs only to Koh Phi Phi Island.

In fact, Koh Phi Phi is an archipelago with 7 small islands that are extraordinary and spectacular in their beauty, the most famous and inhabited islands in the archipelago are called “Koh Phi Phi La” and the other more famous one is called “Koh Phi Phi Don” where most of the locals live and is actually the island you will arrive at.

In the 1940s, fishermen came there to settle Koh Phi Phi Don and they were actually the first settlers on the island. The island became famous and became a leading tourist destination thanks to the movie “The Beach”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The popular movie was shot on Koh Phi Phi Island in 2000 and basically since then we see growth in everything related to tourism on the island.

The size of Koh Phi Phi Don Island amounts to about 12 square kilometers, and the other part of the island is mountainous or inaccessible. Which means that the other parts of Koh Phi Phi Island are very accessible, and short walking distances is really one of its most prominent features. Also, getting around the center of Koh Phi Phi Island is on foot Only, there is no transportation on the island at all and most of the locals use bicycles to get around, to get from one end to the other in the center of the island you will need to walk about 20 minutes.

The arrival to the more distant hotels is carried out with the help of small long-tailed boats belonging to the hotel that will pick you up from the central pier. As mentioned in Koh Phi Phi there are no cars and motorcycles so even the locals use bicycles and small boats.

When you arrive at the magical island of Koh Phi Phi, you will get to see the huge cliffs erupting from the water and creating a spectacular spectacle. The views of Koh Phi Phi are undoubtedly one of the main attractions of the island.

Koh Phi Phi - How to get there?

Ko Phi Phi Island is located in the southwest of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. The most convenient way to get to Koh Phi Phi is by ferry from Phuket or Krabi in about an hour and 45 minutes. Phuket Island is considered the most convenient and recommended destination to combine it with a vacation in Ko Phi Phi. Ferries leave several times a day (it is recommended to be informed before arrival). You can also reach Koh Phi Phi by speed boat from the destinations we mentioned, the time is about an hour.

Koh Phi Phi | Koh Phi Phi How to get there

Weather in Koh Phi Phi

As is characteristic of a tropical country like Thailand, the weather there can be unpredictable. The question that often arises is: when is it recommended to travel to Koh Phi Phi? There is no definitive answer; we typically base our decisions on past predictions, even though we cannot be certain about future weather conditions.

Koh Phi Phi is a tourist destination all year round, and the weather is tropical, along with many sunny days, there are also rainy days.

The months of November-April

They are the classics for a vacation in Koh Phi Phi, you will hardly encounter rain and the sun will be strong and pampering, at this time of the year the sky is painted a deep blue color which makes the water so clean on the island to be crystal clear, the “Enril Blue” color that we are all looking for is very common during this period so you can expect to see the animals The marines are already off the boat.

May-August months

We will already encounter more rain, along with pleasant sunny days, it is still an excellent time for a vacation in Koh Phi Phi, at this time of the year you can enjoy a unique tropical climate, so even when it rains you can enjoy the pool or the sea, expect beautiful days when the clouds will touch the impressive cliffs of the island, a feeling of a place from the legends.

The months of September-October

They are quite rainy months in Koh Phi Phi, tropical rain fell almost every day, for a vacation of several days it should not interfere. Keep in mind that on stormy days the cruise to Koh Phi Phi will be accompanied by quite a few sways so that those who do not have a strong stomach are advised to take an anti-nausea pill.

 

In any case, it is important to note, Kofipi is a tourist destination all year round, it is possible and recommended to visit the island all year round. Weather forecasts are a matter of luck and it is not recommended to rely on them when planning a vacation to Thailand.

When should you fly to Koh Phi Phi?

The best time to visit Koh Phi Phi is between the months of November and May, in these months you can enjoy some of the best weather that Thailand has to offer. Between the months of May and November, the period is considered a wet period and you can say for sure that there will be rain, however, for those of us who are looking for nightlife, you can say for sure that all year long you can expect to be at very special parties in Koh Phi Phi.

Beaches in Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi | Lou Dalum Beach

Lou Dalum Beach

The beach is located in the north of Koh Phi Phi Island, one of the most beautiful and impressive beaches on the island is Loh Dalum Beach, the beach is characterized by huge cliffs that rise to a great height next to amazing turquoise waters. Also on this beach you will find most of the best beach parties on the island.

Tonsai Bay

Tonsai Bay

Don’t let the spectacular beauty of the bay mislead you, it is perhaps the busiest beach in terms of marine transport, that’s why the sea water is not clean and you won’t find bathers in the bay.

Monkey Beach

Monkey Beach

The monkey beach as it is named, a beach where you will find a settlement of brave monkeys who will not be afraid of you, the monkeys are used to humans so don’t be surprised if the cute monkeys try to steal food and drink from you. A beautiful beach and recommended to visit, in addition it is recommended not to get too close to the monkeys.

Maya Bay Beach

Maya Bay Beach

One of the world’s famous beaches in Koh Phi Phi, featured in “The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio, underwent a remarkable recovery during the COVID-19 closure. The beach, closed during the pandemic, saw the return of marine life and a newfound appreciation for preservation. Periodic closures now aid recovery, and limited daily visitors ensure a more enjoyable experience compared to the pre-pandemic period.

Attractions in Koh Phi Phi

The attractions of Koh Phi Phi are impressive, all without exception related to the nature of Koh Phi Phi, the geographical area of ​​Koh Phi Phi is simply winning, and some of the most beautiful nature reserves in the world can be found there.  A winning vacation in Koh Phi Phi is a combination of nature trips, quality nightlife and choosing a good hotel, the beaches surrounding the island are a must, so it is recommended to travel.

Trip to the 7 Island

Trip to the 7 islands of Maya Bay

A trip that is usually booked through one of the hotels on the island or through the travel agency scattered around the island, the trip usually departs by speed boat during the trip you will make about 4 stops at amazing beaches, during the stops you will be given time to do some snorkeling and enjoy spectacular beaches, if you are lucky you might even be able to dive with Sharks are small and not aggressive towards humans.

Koh Phi Phi observation

Koh Phi Phi observation point

Yes, you heard right, an observation point in one of the most beautiful parts of the island, you can climb high and watch the island from above, if you also want to take a picture of this iconic view, then you will have to take into account a difficult climb up, the climb will definitely be easier for those of us who maintain good fitness, but even if you Non-athletes are advised to climb slowly to the top.

Koh Phi Phi | Dives in Koh Phi Phi

Dives in Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi is considered one of the best diving destinations in the entire kingdom, in Koh Phi Phi you will find marine animals in very impressive quantities, where you come when you want to see exotic animals such as sharks, large sea turtles, special corals, and much more.

Throughout the island you will find quite a few diving schools that will offer you several options depending on your experience. For example, those who have a diving license will be able to dive independently, while those who do not have a diving license can take a diving course in Koh Phi Phi which is a guaranteed experience for the rest of your life, even if you do not want to get a license and do not have one, you can dive like professionals with the accompaniment of a diving instructor experienced.

Koh Phi Phi has quite a number of very famous diving sites, each site is characterized in a different way so that you can consult with experienced guides where you should go depending on the season and the weather.

A very famous diving site is called “Palong Reef” and there you can almost certainly dive with sea turtles.” Palong Reef is the best diving site for watching sharks in all seasons, the sharks are quite small and not dangerous to humans, however it is still an experience maddening

One of the most special and coolest sites is the “King Cruiser”, a shipwreck that sank a few years ago near Koh Phi Phi and became a pilgrimage center for divers from all over the world, the ship literally became home to some of the most impressive animals in the sea alongside mesmerizing corals. As you probably already understood, diving in Koh Phi Phi is the thing, it is recommended for every tourist to discover the underwater world of Koh Phi Phi.

Nightlife in Koh Phi Phi

Don’t let the exoticism and amazing beauty of the island mislead you, in Koh Phi Phi you will find a lively and very enjoyable nightlife. The night life on the island is very similar to the night life in Kopenhagen, but the main difference is that Koh Phi Phi is a significantly smaller destination than Kopenhagen, the night life in Koh Phi Phi is suitable for everyone from families, honeymoon couples, and young people ready to devour the island.

Families will be able to enjoy a visit to one of the restaurants scattered around the island, you can find a restaurant where you might find a Thai band that will sing covers of all kinds of classic songs, after the meal you can walk around the island to buy souvenirs, those who are still hungry will find a lot of Thai desserts that we love so much, you can definitely spend an evening Very nice with the kids.

Honeymoon couples will find lots of romantic places to spend time along the beach where you will feel your love intensify next to the amazing nature of the island and the very pleasant energy of Koh Phi Phi.

Young people prepare yourselves for a very special and stormy night life, most of the parties on the island will be located along the amazing beach of Koh Phi Phi, quite a few bars scattered on the beach will play very bouncy songs that will make the crowds dance. Tourists from all over the world come to experience the nightlife until the wee hours of the night, those tourists will be very friendly so you will get a wonderful opportunity to meet people from all over the world. The nightlife in Koh Phi Phi is exciting and very hot, along the beach you can watch amazing fire shows where the very experienced Thais will show their talent and play with fire as if it were child’s play.

Besides all this, during the day you can enjoy the very famous pool parties in Koh Phi Phi at “Ibiza Bar”

Recommended entertainment places in Koh Phi Phi

Slinky bar
One of the most famous places on the island, in the evening you can enjoy relatively calm music and enjoy the view and at night the place turns into a real club, lots of fire shows and alcohol of all kinds, a huge experience guaranteed.
Ibiza pool party
In this place you will find a crazy pool party that will start in the early hours of the day and end deep into the night, the dress code is of course a swimsuit, a recommended arrival for those of us who love pool parties.
Jordan irish pub
A very famous Irish pub, a bar that has been around for quite a few years, you can find snooker tables, live performances and of course lots of beers.
Sunflower
You will want to go there at sunset, a relatively quiet and very pleasant place, the place is right on the beach.

As you probably already understood there is no shortage of entertainment places on the island, Koh Phi Phi is a destination suitable for everyone. However, it is important to know what to expect so it is best to avoid disappointment. On the island you will not find huge clubs like in Phuket, nor will you find large markets like in other large cities, everything you will find will be on the border of good taste as befits an exotic and magical place.

Hotels in Koh Phi Phi

In the central area of Koh Phi Phi, you’ll find the majority of hotels, with 3 and 4-star accommodations conveniently spread out within walking distance of each other. Heading to the northern part of Koh Phi Phi, you’ll discover more upscale hotels rated at 4 and 5 stars. Regardless of the hotel you choose on Koh Phi Phi, you’ll always find yourself just a stone’s throw away from the beach.

Most of the hotels on the island are not of a high standard, including those rated 4-5 stars, be aware that power outages, lack of hot water, etc. are commonplace on the island, so don’t be surprised that such things happen, Koh Phi Phi is a very tropical and exotic destination, in addition to being relatively far from the mainland, all of this causes maintenance the island is not a challenging thing. Below are some of the recommended hotels on the island.

Koh Phi Phi - FAQ

The months of November-December excellent weather, few rainy days, along with many sunny days, the beginning of the season in Kofipi, an excellent time for a vacation on the magical island along with attractive prices, during this period you will encounter very few rainy days.

Between 3-5 nights will be an excellent time to make the most of the magical island of Koh Phi Phi.

Koh Phi Phi Don is considered the center of the island, where you will find many travel agencies, restaurants, bars, hotels. It is recommended to stay in the center of the island to experience the vibe of the island.

Unequivocally yes, it is of course important to note that if the children are sensitive to boating then the arrival should be considered because the boating is relatively long, also during times when the sea is more stormy the boating becomes less comfortable.

The island in itself is friendly to every tourist and every family can enjoy the island, however the hotels are not the most suitable for families with children in terms of family rooms or connecting rooms, it is highly recommended to consult us so that we can recommend the right hotel for you in terms of vehicles.

Don’t miss arriving at the Maya Bay reserve, and of course don’t miss the spectacular dives in Koh Phi Phi.

The truth is no, even the 5-star ones are not really like that, logistically it is very difficult to pick up a high-class hotel on the island. The charm of Koh Phi Phi is the views and the beaches and less the hotel.

The obvious destination is Phuket, the closest to it geographically, a combination of the two islands is a recipe for a winning vacation.

Koh Phi Phi map

Koh Phi Phi in conclusion

Koh Phi Phi is a small and magical destination, its charm is the views, the beaches and the vibe in it. Combining a large and developed island like Phuket with a small and authentic destination like Koh Phi Phi definitely upgrades your vacation on the island. Although there are no luxurious resorts in the destination, once you arrive there you will feel as if you have returned back to nature and you will simply start enjoying what Koh Phi Phi Island has to offer you.