Phi Phi Islands are located just 40 kilometers
away from both Krabi and Phuket. Thus, despite the fact that both
Noppharat Thara Beach and Phi Phi administratively are a part of
Krabi Province, most tourists think that Ko Phi Phi is part of Phuket
The islands and the coastal hills are composed
mainly of limestone and are an extension of the limestone mountain
range in Phang-nga Province. The main characteristics of these mountains
and islands are their steep cliffs, large caves and dwarf trees
growing out of the rock crevices, like those in Phang-nga Bay.
The island group is composed of two rocky, tree-covered
islets – Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Le. Phi Phi Don, the larger islet
to the north, is well known for its fine beaches and coral formations.
Above average tourist facilities and accommodations are available
along two beautiful curved bays, namely Ton Sai Bay and Lodalam
Bay. Several shops at Ton Sai can arrange diving and snorkeling
trips around the island or the nearby islands -- Ko Phi Phi Le,
Ko Yung and Ko Mai Phai.
About 2 kilometers to the south is Phi Phi Le.
Contrary to Phi Phi Don, this islet is uninhabited as there is no
beach area as the island descends abruptly into the sea on all sides
and it is prohibited by the administrative body. The main attraction
is a large cave about 3.2 square kilometers in size known as Viking
Cave derived from one of the numerous drawings on the wall which
resembles a Viking ship. The cave has a 10 to 15-metre high ceiling
which contains many ledges inhabited by thousands of swallows, thus
a bird's nest collection demonstration is a regular feature of guided
Ao Maya and Ao Lo Sama - Phi Phi Islands’ scenic
coves are favorite snorkeling places while the sea around the islands,
especially the southern part, which are deep and full of coral formations
are popular diving spots. With its emerald crystal sea, secluded
beaches, mountain cliffs, colorful coral reefs and undersea life,
Phi Phi is a paradise in the Andaman Sea. The best time to visit
Phi Phi Islands is from November to April, when the sea is calm.
Ko Yung, an island to the north of Ko Phi Phi
Don, has a stone beach on the east and small sandy beaches amid
valleys. In addition, the island is teeming with diverse colorful
coral reefs.Ko Phai, another island to the north of Ko Phi Phi Don
and not far from Ko Yung, has spectacular beaches in the north and
east of the island. The bank of coral reefs comprised mainly of
antler corals stretches from the north to the south of the island.
Getting to Ko Phi Phi
Phi Phi Islands which are equidistant
to Phuket and Krabi Provinces can be reached by boat.
• Chao Fa Pier: Passenger boats leave
Chao Fa Pier twice daily at 10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. The trip takes
about 2.30 hours.
• Ao Nang: There is one express boat trip
leaving daily at 9 p.m. taking 40 min.
Many tour companies in Phuket organize
one-day trips to Phi Phi Islands. Tickets can be obtained from any
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