Phi Phi island is an amazing looking tropical gropu of islands. The Phi Phi Islands are an island group in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand. The larger of the 2 islands, is shaped like a figure 8 and linked by a delicate chain of golden sand. Here stands the island’s original Muslim fishing village, Baan Tonsai, now engulfed by the ever-expanding centre of bungalows, cafes and hotels. A pleasant 1 hour coastal walk from Baan Tonsai will lead you to Had Yao – Long Beach, with tantalising white sands, vibrant offshore marine life and unhindered views of the spectacular cliffs of Phi Phi Leh, 4 kilometres to the south. You’ll also enjoy climbing the steep trails on Phi Phi Don’s 2 massifs – View Point, where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the island.
There are 2 very hot periods of weather on Phi Phi Island, the first between April and May when the average temperatures range from 30 to 36ºC and only the occasional tropical thunderstorm brings relief from the heat. It is also very hot between September and October but the frequent rainfall has a wonderful cooling effect. Tourist High Season is from November to April. However, it’s best to avoid December and January if possible, as this is Peak Season, when accommodation can be hard to find and is expensive, particularly around Christmas and New Year, and Phi Phi’s dive sites are very crowded. Whether you are coming to Thailand for diving or not, we recommend you try to come from February to April. There are less tourists here, accommodation is much better value-for-money, the weather is at its best, and the seas their calmest. The dive sites around Koh Phi Phi, Hin Daeng and Koh Ha are less crowded, and it’s your optimum time to see something special, as it’s whale shark and manta ray season.
Not just a beautiful beach destination, Koh Phi Phi also boasts many stunning sights on land. One of the best and easiest ways to experience these is by hiking the island, a popular route being the comfortable 30-minute hike to a viewpoint at the southern end of Ao Lo Dalam. This is a quiet and pretty bay with a curve of white sand skimming crystal blue waters, and provides the perfect setting in which to relax after the long trail. Extra info on Phi Phi islands tour.
Loh Dalum is only a short walk away from Koh Phi Phi’s centre and is perfect for relaxed beach crawling. Not surprisingly, the scenery is spectacular, as are with most beaches around the island, and the water calm and shallow- wonderful for swimming. Though quite popular during the day, the beach is less crowded and much more casual in the evenings and at night. Though for those wish to spend a large amount of time in Loh Dalum, there are limited shops nearby, and it might be a good idea to either bring something with you.
While no things to do list in Koh Phi Phi would be complete without mentioning the fun nightlife available on the island. Get a bucket (or two) and stroll around the beach watching the many fire dancing shows and party it up in the main beach bars and clubs. Eager to dance in the sand until the sunrise? Great, so is everyone else. No matter what, you’re bound to have a few good nights while partying in Koh Phi Phi.
One of the most popular diving spots is the 85-meter long King Cruiser wreck located between Phuket and Phi Phi, where advanced divers can dive for hours to explore its underwater world. Shark Point is another famous diving spot in Phi Phi. Here you can spot and swim with leopard sharks. Sounds scary, but these sharks are totally harmless! The smallest islands of the Phi Phi group are Bida Nok and Bida Nai. They are two islets made of two enormous limestone rocks, with no beaches or places to land. However, Bida Nok and Bida Nai are very popular amongst diving enthusiasts who are looking for a place with less traffic to enjoy the marine environment. Divers can see here various varieties of coral. Bida Nok is perfect for beginners, while Bida Nai is famous among more advanced divers.