Situated on the coast of Thailand, in the Andaman Sea, Koh Phi Phi Islands are located between the island of Phuket and the mainland. Koh Phi Phi, one of the Best Beaches In The World is very famous for its diving sites and for magnificent beaches with beautiful sand. This place is well known for the famous movie ”The Beach”, released on cinema’s screens in 2000, directed by Danny Boyle, with actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Virginie Ledoyen and Guillaume Canet. The film was made near Koh Phi Phi island, on the island of Phi Phi Lee, MAYA BAY.
Koh Phi Phi is one of the most visited islands in Krabi province and it is labeled the most beautiful island in Asia. In fact, we are talking about a group of islands that abound in rocks, caves and white sandy beaches. If you don’t like the warm of sandy beaches , you can take your mask and snorkel to observe the seabed and a lot of colorful fishes. The divers will find in Koh Phi Phi a very diverse fauna and flora. They can enjoy the coral reefs. Forget the car here, because you are moving by boat. The island of Koh Phi Phi is accessible from various points : Phuket, Krabi and Koh Lanta.
Since 1983, Ko Phi Phi was declared National Park. After the 2004 tsunami, the Koh PHI PHI island was almost fully recovered , being practically rebuilt and ready to receive visitors. Due to
the latest archaeological discoveries, it seems that the old communities of the island, coming from very ancient times,were called Krabi (“sword” in translation), like the name of the province.
The name of the island, Koh Phi Phi, is a Malaysian name, and comes from the original word which refers to the translation of mangrove forests .
Prices are not so high in Koh Phi Phi, at least for those who have never stepped into Thailand, but 3-4 higher than the rest of Thailand. Accommodation is between 10 and 20$ up to 50-100 $ per night, depending on the location of the bungalows. The food is also not so expensive.
Unfortunately, the distance makes all the difference in price, but for lovers of exotic, KO PHI PHI is definitely a recommended destination, because is one of the top beaches in the world .
All accommodations in Phi Phi Islands are situated in the largest island, namedKoh Phi Phi . On this island, you can relax in one of the many restaurants eating fresh seafood, or rent boats to visit the lime stone caves of Phang Nga Bay, or enjoy a sun bath on sandy beaches.