Phuket is one of the islands in Thailand and is famous for its beautiful beaches. The island offers a variety of entertainment that you can enjoy, ranging from the beautiful coastal scenery, games and water sports, culinary, shopping, up to locations that provide the evening entertainment. Not only that, Phuket is also a strategic island because it is surrounded by several other smaller islands are also an attraction.
One of them is the Phi Phi Island. This small island has become famous sights world because it is the making of the film The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. If you’ve been in Phuket, you should not miss the opportunity to roam in this famous island.
Phi Phi Island consists of two parts, namely Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Leh, (Koh in Thai means island. Usually people are more frequently visited Phi Phi Don, because the island is bigger and more alive than Phi Phi Leh. At Phi Phi Leh visitors are only allowed to be in place until late in the evening, it is because the island is completely uninhabited and lacked adequate infrastructure.
Even so, there are many travelers who stay to visit this island because here there Maya Beach, the famous beach on Phi Phi Island. This beach is the filming location of the movie “The Beach”. If you may have seen the film, you’ll already know how exactly the sights in Maya Beach. This beach is famous for its turquoise green water and surrounded by high rocks that have been there for hundreds of years.
Set foot in Maya Beach, you like being included in a different world. The beach is located not too flashy, and even tend hidden behind the rocks. Therefore, when you enter the Maya Beach area, you like discovering a treasure trove of incredible views.
To achieve Maya Beach, you can hire a speedboat or different types of ships which are in the Phi Phi Don dock. The tenants of the vessel could be found along the quay. However, the thing to note if you come to this island with a personal trip (do not use the services of the tour), we suggest you arrive before 09:00 am or 10:00 in the morning. When the morning, the beach is still very quiet and not too crowded.
So you can freely play, walk, or take pictures along the coast. It is one of the advantages of a personal journey that should take advantage as possible. This beach is likely to be subdued and not too crowded as other beaches on Phi Phi Island. However, you should try snorkeling activity on the island. The water is clear as to call you to come down and swim with the marine biota therein. One tip for you if you want to snorkel here is rent snorkeling equipment when you are in Phi Phi Don.
As was mentioned earlier, this beach tends to be quiet and do not have adequate infrastructure. You will be quite difficult to find a place to rent snorkeling equipment. So, rather than you had long come to this beautiful beach, but cannot perform any activity, it would be better if you’ve set it up first.
In addition to Maya Beach on Phi Phi Leh You can also visit Sama Bay. In contrast to the Maya Beach tends to be used as a place to sunbathe, swim, or relax, Sama Bay precisely the place that does not have other activities in addition to snorkeling. Sama Bay sea water is very clear and green, you will enjoy breathtaking ocean views if doing snorkeling on the island, such as coral reefs and colorful fish are beautiful.
There is also a Pi Leh Bay, almost the same as Maya Beach, Pi Leh Bay is hidden surrounded by large rocks. Most of the place is covered with the shadow of the rock, so it tends to shade, except during midday when the sun shines brightly. The only way to achieve Pi Leh Bay is by speedboat. Activities which are mostly done at this beach is swim. Moving to the north of the Pi Leh Bay, you’ll find the famous Viking Cave.
This cave is very pretty with paintings on the walls that resembles the shape of the vessel. This cave is included in the historic cultural sites. Another interesting beach is quite dangerous at the same time is Palong Bay. Here there is a lot of black rock shaped like the tip of a shark’s mouth. Not only that, on the beach there is still active growth of rock up to 12 meters from the sea. Snorkeling in this place is not recommended, unless you are with an instructor.
If Phi Phi Leh was dominated by the beautiful beaches of white sand, then Phi Phi Don is the city center of activity. The island is dominated by hotels, restaurants, and shopping. The roads on the island tend to be narrow, so you have to walk to go to one place to another. Many things you can enjoy in Phi Phi Don, like foods that are delicious as well as items that you can take home as souvenirs.
Actually, there are several beaches that you can visit at Phi Phi Island, but some well-known are the Long Taem Beach and Loh Dalum. The beach is a favorite destination for foreign tourists. Especially Loh Dalum, the beach was very crowded with a variety of activities that you can do. Here are also available beach chairs that you can rent. Moreover, Loh Dalum also a center of nightlife on Phi Phi Island.