Phi Phi island is an 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.
Koh Phi Phi’s climate is tropical and warm throughout the year. The northeast monsoon from November into January is wonderful, with breezy clear days and fragrant cool nights. From February to May the breezes end, and the weather is at its best. From November to May, Phi Phi Island has 26 sunny days per month. The southwest monsoon, from late May to October, brings rain and winds to the west coast of southern Thailand, but there are still 20 sunny days per month. Most often it’s only a cool, late afternoon shower, but there can be rainy days on Koh Phi Phi. Seas can be quite rough during this season and swimmers should be careful.
For visitors with only one day to spend in Koh Phi Phi, snorkeling in Hat Yao should be the top choice of activity. An exciting destination for a day trip, the water is crystal clear and the temperatures warm, maximising the chance of seeing an array of colorful and exotic marine creatures. Black tipped sharks and clown fish are often spotted in this idyllic area. Extra info on Phi Phi island 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.
One of the best things about traveling in Thailand is its food. Good old pad thai, glorious tom yum and massaman curries. I could go on and on (trust me, I could) but the bottom line is, attending a cooking class is one of the best souvenirs you can take home with you after visiting Thailand. Koh Phi Phi has a few cooking classes which are worth trying so definitely give it a go when on the island. Not only will it add variety to your usual sightseeing filled day but will also be a great cultural experience.
One of the most popular diving spots is the 85-meter long King Cruiser wreck located between Phuket and Phi Phi, where advanced divers can dive for hours to explore its underwater world. Shark Point is another famous diving spot in Phi Phi. Here you can spot and swim with leopard sharks. Sounds scary, but these sharks are totally harmless! The smallest islands of the Phi Phi group are Bida Nok and Bida Nai. They are two islets made of two enormous limestone rocks, with no beaches or places to land. However, Bida Nok and Bida Nai are very popular amongst diving enthusiasts who are looking for a place with less traffic to enjoy the marine environment. Divers can see here various varieties of coral. Bida Nok is perfect for beginners, while Bida Nai is famous among more advanced divers.