1 Yao Beach (Had Yao)Location : South of Phi Phi Don This beach, also known as Long Beach, is one of the most famous on the island. Not only does it offer a broad, sweeping beach and unbelievable scenery, it also is home to some of the best coral reefs in the area. Snorkeling and Scuba diving top the long list of things to do here, and accommodation is plentiful. The only complaint might be a little too much development. Hat Yao can be reached on foot or by longtail boat from the pier at Ton Sai.
2 Nui BayLocation : West of Phi Phi Don Nui bay is located along the west coast of Phi Phi Don island. Two large rocks sit in front of the bay, offering some exciting swimthroughs and home to various nudibranch species, seahorses and ghost pipefish. Travel time to the site from our dive shop is between 15 & 25 minutes depending on which side of the island we start from. Turtles can also be spotted here.
3 Loh Dalam BayLocation : North of Ton Sai Beach Loh Dalam Bay is located on the northern shores of the village of Ton Sai. This is the most popular beach on the island of Phi Phi Don. If it is not the most spectacular, it is undoubtedly the most accessible and closest to the bustling small town. Just watch the video above to see that the scenery is still beautiful, consisting of small terraces planted on a white sand beach washed by clear turquoise cove.
4 Leam TongLocation : North of Phi Phi Don Laem Tong lying to the north of the island is the former home of sea gypsies; the beach is remarkably splendid. Here, visitors can hire a boat for snorkeling or diving. This Sea Gypsy Village is a collection of tin roof dwellings closely packed together, sandwiched between the Holiday Inn Phi Phi Island Restaurant of Chaba Seafood and the PP Erawan Resort; Solo Bar. You can walk to Loh Ba Gao which takes about 30 minutes one way depending on your stride and the walk features breathtaking views of the cliffs at Lannah Bay and Nui bay.
5 Loh Lana BayLocation : North West of Phi Phi Don A horseshoe shaped bay surrounded by hills. It has a powder white sand beach of gradual slop, shallow water and rocks. No resorts are available. Boats sailing to other islands stop here for a break before continuing journeys.
6 Loh Ba Kao BayLocation : North of Phi Phi Don On Phi Phi Island is the area's most secret and secluded paradise. Since Loh Ba Kao Bay has no deep water pier, the villages tend to be extremely small. As a matter of fact, Loh Ba Gao houses a village that is 1/50 th the size of a traditional Phi Phi Island village. As an extremely remote and isolated location, Loh Ba Gao is one of the best places for Phi Phi Island holidays. In one simple statement, Loh Ba Gao is a coconut paradise surrounded by white sandy beaches and mountain cliffs. On the other side of the area is the aquamarine sea of Phang Nga Bay.
7 Loh Moo Dee BayLocation : South of Phi Phi Don Loh Moo Dee Beach can be reached by a simple 10 minutes walk through a field of palm trees before setting foot on the fine white sandy beach. Its shallow water offering perfect swimming and snorkeling conditions throughout the day.
8 Phak Nam BayLocation : Between Ran Tee Bay and Loh Bao Gao Bay Phak Nam Bay is lies on the untouched east side of the island. The amazing snorkling point is located on Pak Nam Beach between Ran Tee Bay and Loh Bao Gao Bay, reachable via long tail boat from the main pier in 30 minutes or via a designated footpath passing through the jungle and past View Point in 60 minutes.
9 Rantee BayLocation : East of Phi Phi Don Rantee Bay is on the east coast of Ko Phi Phi Don and far from the 'madding crowd' of the main village and ferry pier. Nestled under the sweep of the main viewpoint mountain this slither of a beachhead is all there is between you and the coral reef 80m out to sea.
10 Phi Phi View PointLocation : Near Ton Sai Bay The walk to viewpoint has to be the one well known hike on Phi Phi. Its a walk that meanders through the town and jungle up to the tip of the 'mountain'. From the top you get an awesome view of the town and island. There are 3 levels Viewpoint 1, 2 & 3 and during the day there are little shops/drink stalls enroute and other travellers to meet at the different stopping points. By far the best is to make it to the top, just for the view. There are a couple of alternate routes up and down, but these are marked on most maps of Phi Phi (which are often given away free at tour agencies and resorts)
11 Wang Long BayLocation : South West of Phi Phi Don Wang Long Bay is the hidden beach in the mountain! High cliffs on either side create a narrow passage to a small lagoon with a beach hidden from the sea. The beach is only reachable during high tide. Wang Long Bay is one of the quietest parts of Phi Phi, and very little visited.
12 Ton Sai BayLocation : South of Phi Phi Don As you round the headland from Phuket between Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh Islands or arrive from Krabi rounding Shark Point you get the impression of entering a special part of the world. The cliffs of Ton Sai bay through to the golden sands of Long Beach creates an awe inspiring spectacle. Many of the passengers of the daily move to the side of the ferries and even the bigger ferries list a degree or two.
13 Loh Samah BayLocation : East of Phi Phi Leh Loh Samah Bay on the east side of Phi Phi Ley is popular with snorkelers and great for night dives. Located on the east side of Phi Phi Ley, Loh Samah Bay is separated from Maya Beach by a thin limestone wall with a small hole which cuts through the rock making it possible to walk /crawl through.
Loh Samah Bay is also a very popular site for snorkeling trips. The main dive site is around the large islet that fills the bay although it’s is small enough to allow divers to complete a complete circle of it at least once on a single tank of air. This wall dive descends to around 20m on the side furthest away from Phi Phi Lay.
14 Maya BayLocation : West of Phi Phi Leh Maya Bay is popular for diving, located on Koh Phi Phi Lay. The main dive sites are at Loh Samah, Maya Bay entrance and Palong Bay, and are often combined with diving at Ko Bida Noi, a rocky outcrop some 500 meters south of Loh Samah.
Maya Bay is a stunningly beautiful beach that's sheltered by 100-meter high cliffs on three sides. The beach looks clean made the beautiful scenery to be popular for the coming sunbathe and splash. You can only visit Maya Bay from November to April, as large waves make the entrance dangerous for boats during the other months of the year.
How to get there
From Krabi to Koh Phi Phi Lay and Maya Bay by boat at Ao Nang or Chao Fha Pier in the city. From Phi Phi Don you can rent a longtail for 1,000 baht (US$ 32) for three hours or for 2,000 baht (US$ 64) for a full day, max four people. Speedboats are 3,500 baht (US$ 110) for half day or 6,000 baht (US$ 190) for a full day, maximum six people.
There are also many different kinds of boat tours that take in Maya Bay combined with other sites. Various kinds of boats are used, such as longtails, speedboats and ferry boats. Tours are generally priced at around 900-1,800 baht (US$ 16-32), depending on the type of boat used and the duration of the tour.
15 Viking CaveLocation : East of Phi Phi Leh Viking Cave is a huge cavity opening from water level on Phi Phi Don. It is accessible only by having a boat pull up to a rickety bamboo and Viking Cave, Phi Phi Island, Thailand wood platform at the cave mouth. Some local fishermen live by the door, collecting entry fees from tourists.
The cave is also a major nesting site for the swallows that build the nests collected for birds' nest soup. The precarious bamboo scaffolding seen inside is used by the collectors who climb to get to nests glued high on the ceiling. Nests collecting begins in February, with the birds' first two builds being Viking Cave, Phi Phi Island, Thailand taken. They are allowed to breed in their third attempt. The cavern has the usual dank smell of caves spiced by the added aroma of bird and bat dung.