Phi Phi Islands Krabi Province
Phi Phi Don
- Mu Ko (‘’marine park’’) Phi Phi is a major natural site and is close to Phuket and Ao Phangnga. It lies between the Krabi Province coastline and the Island of Phuket in the Andaman Sea.
- The Phi Phi National Park comprises over 390 square kilometres (150 square miles) of which 65 square kilometres (25 square miles) is land. For wildlife watchers the area has in excess of 60 seabird varieties, corals, lime stone plants that cling to the limestone cliffs, fish, bats and marine mammals. Tours are available from Phuket and the pier at Krabi city and customised tours with personal charters are recommended. The main recommended places for diving and snorkling are south and west of the islands, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Lee.
The major tourist places of interest at Phi Phi are:
- Boat trips to gain access to the numerous sea scapes and coast lines
- The Cave Tham Phaya Nak (Viking cave) which is an enormous vaulted cave hollowed at its base by sea erosion and on the wall of which are ancient paintings of what appear to be Chinese junks
- The sheer limestone cliffs, some reaching 300 meters (over 980 feet), the pristine white sand beaches and the coral reefs of deep bays such as Lo Samah, Maya and Ao Pilae
- Ao ton Sai for its restaurants boating supplies and diving equipment supplies
- Ko Phi Phi Don for its scenery
- This area is in fact an archipelago situated in an area of 42 square Kilometers.
- The main Island is Phi Phi Don which is an area of 28 square kilometers and which is the location for hotels and resorts.
- It is mostly rugged high karst country especially from the west side but has two major twin bays with white curved beaches called Ao Lo Da Lam and Ao Ton Sai. This is the area devastated by the Tsunami.
- However the more spectacular Island is Phi Phi Le covering 6.6 kilometers of inaccessible land mass but with astonishing cliff scenery and several inlets and their beaches.
- The major attractions are the bays Ao Pi Le, Ao Maya and Ao Lo Sa Ma. One should also not miss the experience of circumnavigating this rugged Island.
Phi Phi Don
Phi Phi Don Island
- Ko Phi Phi Don - covers an area of 28 square kilometres. Outstanding attractions are the twin bays with curving white sandy beaches of Ao Ton Sai and Ao Lo Da Lam. Ko Phi Phi Pier, accommodation, and restaurants are situated at Ao Ton Sai. Visitors can walk from this bay uphill to the scenic spot where the visibility of the twin bays is generally excellent. Beside Ao Ton Sai, there are also other attractive beaches and bays around the island. A number of accommodation is available at Hat Laem Hin, Hat Yao, and Ao Lo Bakao. At the northern end of the island is Laem Tong, renowned for its underwater natural beauty with lodging available. A huddle of fisherman’s huts (15 – 20 families) is located here. Most of them have previously migrated from Ko Li Pe of Tarutao National Park, Satun province. A day trip by boat or snorkelling spectacular coral shallows around. Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Le is recommended. Ao Maya and Ao Lo Sama - Phi Phi Islands scenic coves are favorite snorkeling places while the sea around the islands, especially the southern part, which are deep and full of coral formations are popular diving spots. With its emerald crystal sea, secluded beaches, mountain cliffs, colorful coral reefs and undersea life, Phi Phi is a paradise in the Andaman Sea. The best time to visit Phi Phi Islands is from November to April, when the sea is calm.
- Ko Yong n island to the north of Ko Phi Phi Don, has a stone beach on the east and small sandy beaches amid valleys. In addition, the island is teeming with diverse colorful coral reefs. Ko Phai, another island to the north of Ko Phi Phi Don and not far from Ko Yung, has spectacular beaches in the north and east of the island. The bank of coral reefs comprised mainly of antler corals stretches from the north to the south of the island.
- Ko Mai Phai - Ko Mai Phai is north of Ko Phi Phi Don and not far from Ko Yung. Marvellous beaches are in the north and east of the island. The bank of coral reefs with staghorn corals, in particular, stretches from north to south of the island.
Phi Phi Don