An awesome destination : Phi Phi island
Phi Phi island is a amazing looking tropical gropu of islands. The Phi Phi Islands are an island group in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand. The larger of the 2 islands, is shaped like a figure 8 and linked by a delicate chain of golden sand. Here stands the island’s original Muslim fishing village, Baan Tonsai, now engulfed by the ever-expanding centre of bungalows, cafes and hotels. A pleasant 1 hour coastal walk from Baan Tonsai will lead you to Had Yao – Long Beach, with tantalising white sands, vibrant offshore marine life and unhindered views of the spectacular cliffs of Phi Phi Leh, 4 kilometres to the south. You’ll also enjoy climbing the steep trails on Phi Phi Don’s 2 massifs – View Point, where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the island.
There are 2 very hot periods of weather on Phi Phi Island, the first between April and May when the average temperatures range from 30 to 36ºC and only the occasional tropical thunderstorm brings relief from the heat. It is also very hot between September and October but the frequent rainfall has a wonderful cooling effect. Tourist High Season is from November to April. However, it’s best to avoid December and January if possible, as this is Peak Season, when accommodation can be hard to find and is expensive, particularly around Christmas and New Year, and Phi Phi’s dive sites are very crowded. Whether you are coming to Thailand for diving or not, we recommend you try to come from February to April. There are less tourists here, accommodation is much better value-for-money, the weather is at its best, and the seas their calmest. The dive sites around Koh Phi Phi, Hin Daeng and Koh Ha are less crowded, and it’s your optimum time to see something special, as it’s whale shark and manta ray season.
For only 300 Bhat visitors can view the famous and majestic Viking caves of Koh Phi Phi. Towering at the northeastern end of the island, images of long boats have been intricately inscribed along the inside walls of the caves, and many parts are covered in colored chalk. Legend goes that these drawings are the work of pirates and are more than one thousand years old. Watch out for the enthralling sight of many swiftlets roosting in the caves. Extra details on Phi Phi islands tour.
Loh Dalum is only a short walk away from Koh Phi Phi’s centre and is perfect for relaxed beach crawling. Not surprisingly, the scenery is spectacular, as are with most beaches around the island, and the water calm and shallow- wonderful for swimming. Though quite popular during the day, the beach is less crowded and much more casual in the evenings and at night. Though for those wish to spend a large amount of time in Loh Dalum, there are limited shops nearby, and it might be a good idea to either bring something with you.
While Phi Phi is no Koh Tao, there are still loads of stunning dive sites worth visiting. Choose your dive school wisely and make sure you’re 100% comfortable with the company. All the dive schools in Koh Phi Phi have a standardized price so you don’t have to worry about finding the most affordable dive school. In Koh Phi Phi, expect to see lots of macro dive sites, turtles, and reef sharks. The dive sites in Koh Phi Phi Ley are frequented spots by divers due to the plentiful marine life. If you want to venture a bit further, Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are two of my favorite dive spots in Thailand.
If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway and enjoying this tropical paradise with fewer people, hire a longtail boat and visit Bamboo Island and Mosquito Island. Ko Mai Phai, known also as the Bamboo Island, doesn’t have steep limestone cliffs, and the views might not be as captivating, but the beach is stunning, a spectacle of pure white sand and perfect turquoise waters. The sunsets are incredible here!