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Koh Phi Phi

Southern Thailand
1000 km from Bangkok
Province of Krabi

Recomm. stay
3 jours minimum


General Information about Koh Phi Phi

When we talk about Koh Phi Phi we especially talk about Phi Phi Don which is the largest island of the Koh Phi Phi archipel. This paradise island has been hit hard by the 2004 tsunami but quickly rebuilt with more brick bungalows that can resist better to such disasters. It is a very popular tourist destination and probably the most famous island in Thailand after Phuket. White sand beaches, turquoise waters, a landscape of cliffs and greenery, seabeds that amaze divers neophytes or not, it's a real postcard image. Accommodations prices have just vanished but they are still reasonable compared to other destinations in the world who are not as beautiful. Phi Phi Le island is uninhabited. Its splendor is worldwide known because it was the place where the Danny Boyle's film "The Beach" was shot.
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Accommodations in Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi is victim of its success and it is very difficult to get there without booking a room in advance. In high season, finding a place to sleep is quite hard and you will probably not end up where you wanted to be. The good news is that as soon as you step foot on the island, the touts will be there to offer you accommodation. But expect to pay high prices, hotels and guesthouses in Koh Phi Phi are already among the most expensive in Thailand and there will be commission.
In Koh Phi Phi, the highest concentration of guesthouses and hotels is located in Tonsai village. This is the area of the island where the tourist density is the highest. But anyway in Koh Phi Phi, it is difficult to find not crowded areas. Note that there are often burglaries in the hotel rooms and bungalows so take your valuable things with you.

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My recommandations

People often ask me what accommodations I recommaend in Thailand, here are my recommandations in Koh Phi Phi.

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Hat Yao

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Hat Tonsay

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Practical information about Koh Phi Phi

Like some other islands in Thailand, Koh Phi Phi has introduced a tax for the preservation of the environment to be paid upon arrival. It is 20 THB per person.
From December to March there are a lot of people. If possible come during the low season when the weather is still good and the tourist less numerous, in May-June for example. Avoid the Hat Tonsai area if you don't want to find yourself drowning in a crowd of holidaymakers and choose a room towards the end of Loh Dalum instead.
If you are looking for a party island with beautiful scenery and interesting excursions, you should like Koh Phi Phi even in high season. Otherwise, come rather in low season.

How to get around in Koh Phi Phi ?

To get around in Koh Phi Phi, you will either have to walk or hire a longtail boat to go from beach to beach. Price depends on distance. You also have path in the mountains to go around the island. It's a bit sporty but hiking enthusiasts and those looking to escape the crowds of Tonsay and Loh Dalum, will enjoy them !

How to ask in Thai to go to Koh Phi Phi ?

I want to go to Koh Phi Phi / Yak paï ti Koh Phi Phi.
Where is Koh Phi Phi ? / Koh Phi Phi you ti naï ?

Must-visits in Koh Phi Phi

My opinion :
On the hills, it offers the most beautiful and the most famous view over Koh Phi Phi island. You have to go up there if you want to tkae THE picture of Koh Phi Phi or a selfy that will make your friends jealous. The sunsets from up there are often amazing!

Maya Bay

My opinion :
Maya Bay beach was made famous by the movie ''The Beach''. Since then, thousands of tourists are going there every day. This is certainly a beautiful place but if you really want to enjoy it you will have to come at dawn or sleep on the bay.

Weather & climate in Koh Phi Phi

The island of Koh Phi Phi has a tropical savanna climate and is influenced by tropical monsoon winds. There are two seasons in Koh Phi Phi : the rainy season from May to late November and the warm season from January to April. The most rainy months are May, September and October.

The best time to go to Koh Phi Phi is from December to April. From May the monsoon sprinkles the island regularly with torrential downpours. September is particularly a bad moment to go to Phi Phi islands, it is the rainiest month. It is also better to not com in October.

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