Phi Phi Don

The Island of Phi Phi Don or better known as Koh Phi Phi of which the word “Koh” means island in Thai is one of the most sought after Shangri-la islands of the Thai Andaman coast. The diving and marine activities are plentyful with crystal clear waters, walks along the miles of sandy white beaches and kayak tours among the lesser islands and coastal waters yeild an abundance of marine life and  sights to behold.


A week on Phi Phi Don island is just not enough and many visitors are known to keep coming back for more year after year. It is no surprise when everyday spent on the island provides a different experience. Much of the island is left almost as natural as can be inspite of the many tourists who flock and frequent the island. So a Phi Phi Don holiday is like a visit to paradise.

A Phi Phi Don adventure holiday is a great way to spend a long vacation. It is easy to get there and accomodations on Phi Phi Don will suit just about any budget traveler.Traveling to the island would be by boat from the mainland and there are no cars on the island so it is either back to good old fashioned walking or hitching a ride on a motorbike taxi to get into the main township of Ao Ton Sai or to go sightseeing on some of the island’s many attractions.

Some of the Phi Phi Don things to see while you are on the island include

Phi Phi Island
Phi Phi Island Picture from bestbeachthailand

Ecobased activities such as hikes, and rock climbing of which there are several establishments offering such Phi Phi Don adventure tours on the island. Also makee it a point to visit the Phi Phi viewpoint during the early morning to watch a great sunrise from the vantage point where an epic coastal cliff is bathed in the rays of the rising sun. Remember to bring your camera along! If you like primates, they can be quite fun albeit mischevious and you can have a chance to know observe them on Monkey beach where they frolick and play along the beach. The wild jungle in the backdrop is reminiscent of a primeval jungle to beach setting very much like something out of a movie set and this island is one of the few places to experience that.

Other noteable Phi Phi Don things to do include snorkeling with the sharks of the island’s azure green coastal waters. One would think that these sharks are familiar to the sight of snorkelers who sometimes feed them so it is very much like a gathering for a free meal for them in many cases! Alternatively if you are more into an active lifestyle aside from snorkeling and diving,take a kayak tour of the island and enjoy the sea waves lapping along the side whilst you observe the many natural sights along the way. Indulge in a scuba diving experience on Phi Phi Don and swim among the abundance of natural marine life and numerous colorful corals that teem below the surface of the mirror-like waters.

Phi Phi Island
Phi Phi Island Picture from Thailandparadise

Other Phi Phi Don adventure and things to do include snorkeling in Hin Klang which is a marine park but it is required that you are a good swimmer as the currents are notably stronger on this side of the island. You could also pay a visit to the Bamboo Island National Park where after a hike you will be rewarded with the most prestine and golden sand beach on the island. Spend a few hours here in this remote place just enjoying the time away from civilization and lazing by the beach or swimming in the clear warm waters. It is an ideal place for a couple to spend some time together here getting to know each other more intimately.

Phi Phi Island Picture from Thailandparadise

Find out more about a Phi Phi Don excitement holiday from the many tour offerings to the island. A Phi Phi Don tour includes the standard sightseeing and tour packages but sometimes wandering about on your own can bring forth unexpected gems that are not only enjoyable but also unique to your holiday experience on the island. So, if you are looking for that ultimate getway holiday, make a tour of Phi Phi Don Island, you will keep coming back for more!


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