Suzanne Nam writes at GoThailand.about.com and recently she ripped Phi Phi hotels and employees of hotels a new hole in the bummy. Sorry, I’m talking baby-talk since we had our daughter 6 months back.
The problem is, Phi Phi isn’t a secret. Hoards of travelers descend on the tiny island every year. During high season it gets very crowded. At night the bars and clubs keep pumping out loud music till the middle of the night, which is great if you’re on the dance floor and really annoying if you’re trying to sleep.The island also has the worst selection of hotels in Thailand. Ok, I might be exaggerating a little but it is true that hotels on Ko Phi Phi are often disappointing. They’re expensive and not always well kept and service is not up to par with the standard super-friendly, accommodating attitude most people in Thailand have.
I can’t comment, having never been to Phi Phi.
Is it really that bad? Sure some tourists died staying in hotel rooms there… was that ever resolved? Was it drugs they took that contributed to their deaths, or was it something in the hotels’ rooms?
If the traveling population is going by what Suzanne says about Phi Phi hotels I think some people are just going to skip the islands and go elsewhere. Lanta?
Stay in Patong and watch ladyboys dance on tables at Cocktails & Dreams on Soi Ladyboy off Bangla?