Koh Phi Phi Islands – Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley

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Koh Phi Phi Islands

Koh Phi Phi or the Phi Phi Islands are another great tropical and sandy beach island to visit while you are in Thailand.

The word Koh means Island in Thai, so you can say it either way and means the same thing.

Situated around 48km’s from Phuket and 43km’s from Krabi, the Phi Phi Islands are easily accessible from these two main holiday destinations.

Most people call the main Island of the area just Phi Phi Island when in fact the main island that the people visit is named Koh Phi Phi Don.

Phi Phi Leh Island (or Leh) is also visited by tourists and is most famous for Maya Bay which was the location that the movie “The Beach” was filmed.

Note: Maya Bay i s closed for regeneration. No set date has been set for its opening. 

You can still go into Maya Bay on our Tours but you cannot go 100 metres from the beach or on the beach.


Phi Phi Don is the only island that has inhabitants and has Thailand Hotels for people to stay overnight.

Other islands around Phi Phi are Bida Noi, Bida Nok and Bamboo Island (Ko Mai Phai).

The area is very picturesque with blue calm waters.

Other islands are mainly made of Limestone protruding out of the water,

Phi Phi Lee Islands are inaccessible but are great to see from your boat .

They have caves that can be explored either by canoe, by snorkeling or scuba diving.


Koh Phi Phi Don - Phi Phi Islands


Phi Phi Islands Accommodation

There are over 180 Phi Phi Island hotels for you to choose from.

Visiting Phi Phi Island for the day or overnight is within everyone’s budget and should be included in everyone’s Thailand Travel Itinerary.




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Getting To Koh Phi Phi Islands

The main way that you can access Phi Phi Island is by ferry from either Phuket and Krabi.

From Krabi you take a 2 1/2 hour tour from the Chaofa Pier.

If you are catching the ferry from Phuket you can catch it from the Chalong Pier or Rassada Pier.

While it can take between 1 and 2 hours depending on the weather, time of day and which pier you leave from.

There are other ferries that operate in the Phi Phi area.

You can see the timetables and prices below.


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Phuket Ferry to Koh Phi Phi Don


Koh Phi Phi Tours and Activities

When you get to Koh Phi Phi Don there are many activities and tours that you can do all around the area.

Many of the tours are a photo taking dream.

Make sure you have a camera and your phone is fully charged.

It is one of the most picturesque parts of Thailand.

If you venture out to all the islands and caves tours, then you will not be disappointed.




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