Things to Do on Phi Phi:
- Trekking to Viewpoint – A path climbs 186 meters above sea level to a viewpoint overlooking the Phi Phi islands and Andaman Sea. It’s well worth the climb and will take 15 – 30 minutes. This is a prime spot for photos especially at noon as the sun is shining directly on the green sea or at sunset when the viewpoint is the best place in Krabi to watch it. It’s a 186 meters vertical to the top.
- Monkey Beach – Take a longtail boat, walk, swim or rent a kayak to see this beach filled with monkeys. Don’t forget to buy something for them before you go. Bananas and other fruits are just the ticket.
- Longtail Boat Trips – Longtail boats leaving from Tonsai Bay go to Long Beach, Runtee Bay, Phi Phi Village Bay, Tong Cape and around the Phi Phi islands in 3-hour trips ranging from 1,300 to 1,500 Thai baht per person. Private trips are available if you want to charter one for 3,000 Thai baht for 6-hour full day trips covering 1-2 islands or half-day trips of 3-hours for 1,500 baht per person. Maya Bayis where the movie, “The Beach” was filmed with Leonardo Di Caprio and can be seen for 1,300 Thai baht for a 3-hour half-day trip.
- Thai Cooking School – Pum’s Cooking School is located in Tonsai Bay.
- Rock Climbing – Phi Phi Climbers is 5-minutes from Tonsai Bay and offers beginner and advanced routes.
- Fire Shows – Many venues hold fire shows nightly.
- Sea Kayaking – A perfect way to scout the islands and get a workout. Ask locals where the Phi Phi Don blowhole is, you don’t want to miss it.
- Diving – There are more than five diving shops in Tonsai Bay. The water around Phi Phi is usually exceptionally clear around the Bida Islands.
- Snorkeling – Snorkel in front of your hotel room or take a longtail boat to deeper spot.
- Deep Sea Fishing – Includes big game like sailfish, barracuda and King Mackerel.
The Phi Phi Islands are the most visited destination in the province of Krabi – which offers visitors many to choose from. Perhaps more outdoor and adventurous activities await the traveler in Krabi than any other province in Thailand.
There are two main islands in the group known as “Phi Phi”. The largest of these is Ko Phi Phi Don and the smaller is Ko Phi Phi Leh. These idyllic islands are connected by a sand bar isthmus about six feet high on which many bungalows, bars and massage huts are built along Tonsai Bay.
In spite of having a funny name that is pronounced “pee-pee” the Phi Phi islands are incredibly beautiful and worthy of a couple days visit if you’re already close by in one of Thailand’s southern provinces. By ferry the Ko Phi Phi islands are a 2-hour trip from Krabi Town pier, Ao Nang, Noppharat Thara Pier, and Railay Beaches and just 1-hour from Phuket or Ko Lanta Islands.
Ko Phi Phi islands are found between Phuket which is the largest island in Thailand, and Krabi’s ocean coast. There is a small resident population on Ko Phi Phi Don and between the two islands they are more than 2,000 hotel rooms available.
Other islands in the Phi Phi group include Bamboo, Mosquito, Bida Nok and Bida Noi islands which aren’t inhabited and essentially are just very large limestone formations jutting out of the emerald green sea and provide backdrop for awesome photos from the beach or from the top of a viewpoint on Phi Phi Don.
Copyright ©2013 Written by Vern Lovic.
More things to do in Krabi:
- Top 10 Things to do in Krabi
- Railay Beach, Krabi
- Wat Thum Sua (Wat Tum Suea) Tiger Cave Temple
- Climbing in Railay beach
- Nopparat Thara Beach, Pier (Ferry to Phuket & Phi Phi)
- Huay To Waterfall in Phanom Bencha National Park
- Khao Phung Cave (Kow Phung, near Huay To Waterfall)
- Crystal Lagoon (Crystal Pond – Sa Morakot) Hiking and swimming in fresh water
- Great Outdoors Kids Activity: Fishery Dept (BIG fish)
- Hiking Krabi – short 4 km easy climb on paved road
- Hiking Krabi – Khao Phanom Bencha 1,397m high mountain!
- Mangrove Forest Walkway, Krabi town
- Thalen Bay (Ao Thalen)
- Snorkeling in Krabi
- Diving in Krabi
- Diving in Ko Phi Phi