7 Amazing Things To Do In Phi Phi (2021)
Owing to their stunning beauty, it is not much surprising that Phi Phi islands, as they are known in Thailand, are ranked as one of the best attractions in the entire southern Thailand. Situated 43 km west from Krabi coast, this small archipelago comprises six islands, out of which the only inhabited island as well as the largest of the group is Koh Phi Phi Don.
Be it the fact that the island was the location for Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed movie ‘The Beach’ or because of its tropical scenery, there is hardly anyone who remains unaffected by the magic spell of the place. No matter whether you are an adventure junkie or more of a beach lover, Phi Phi is brimming with a series of hidden treasures and awesome activities to be explored by you. Continue reading to know some of the best things you can do in Phi Phi, Thailand!
7 Amazing Things To Do In Phi Phi
1. Visit Bamboo Island
As you can understand from the name, Bamboo islands are covered with bamboo and Thai spruces, giving it a mesmerising lush green appearance. The island is also home to a rare breed of bamboo. These tightly packed greens in the shape of a heart will not only be a breath – taking scenery making your heart skip a beat but the beautiful green landscapes will have a soothing effect on your mind as well as sight. Here you can indulge in several exciting water sport activities such as snorkelling, sailing and speed boating too. Getting lost in the wilderness of bamboo, sparkling white sands and pristine waters will have a lasting presence in your memories.
Location: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District
Timings: It is open for 8 hours. From 8 AM to 4 PM.
Approximated Price: For adults: USD 12.03
For kids: USD 6.01
2. Go For A Hike To The Phi Phi Viewpoint
If you want to put your adrenaline rush to some use and witness some mesmerising panoramic views, then this hike would be really worth all of your effort. Koh Phi Phi Don is a landmass in the shape of the letter ‘H’, with its main village built on the 100 m strip of sand lying between Tonsai Bay and Dalum Bay. The Pi Phi viewpoint lies east of the strip at a height of 186 m. One can easily reach the Phi Phi viewpoint in approximately 20 to 30 minutes. The path is well trodden and hence, it is not much of a difficult hike. Don’t forget to click dozens of pretty pictures!
Location: Located between Dalum Bay and Tonsai Bay
Timings: 8 AM to 12 PM
Approximate Price: Phi Phi viewpoint charge an entrance fee of around USD 0.60- 0.87
3. Go For A Sunrise Tour
In our daily lives, we hardly get to appreciate the beauty of nature but when on a vacation, especially to a place as naturally gorgeous as Phi Phi islands, nobody can’t help but admire nature. Sunrise looks exceptionally pretty when here. Sunrise Phi Phi island tour is considered as one of the best speedboat tours at sunrise from Phuket. The tour covers a particularly scenic route. Watching the stunning sunrise amidst the sparkling limestone and exotic islands will stay fresh in your memories for long. The best part about the tour is that it is not just for sunrise but also offers activities like snorkelling, boating as well as a rich breakfast.
Location: The tour begins from Phuket and ends at Bamboo Islands.
Timings: Though the timings are tentative based on tides and weather conditions, the best time to go is around 5.45 AM to 6 AM.
Approximate Price: USD 66.81 to USD 106.90 depending upon the facilities availed.
4. Go Snorkelling With Sharks
You may or may not have done snorkelling, but if you have this activity on your wish list, then there is no better place to fulfil it than the Phi Phi island. Snorkelling at Hin Phae takes your whole snorkelling experience a notch higher as you get to enjoy the underwater sight of coral formation and meet the harmless Blacktip Reef sharks too. Don’t want to go snorkelling but are more comfortable meeting the sharks while swimming? If yes, then you can surely do so because of the shallowness of the popular diving site. Have a fun time enjoying the underwater world and meeting the sharks!
Location: 2 km south of Koh Phi Phi Ley
Timings: This experience is enjoyable throughout the year, unless there is low or medium current.
Approximate Price: USD 40.09
5. Take A Boat To Explore The Viking Cave
Viking Cave, also known as the Swallow Cave, should be on the itinerary of every traveler visiting Phi Phi islands. With its interesting background stories and unique views, Viking cave is an exceptional tourist attraction. For all the adventure junkies, there are various rock – climbing areas here as well, while for the calm and relaxed tourists, they can indulge in the serenity of the cave. You will also be pleased to know that Viking Cave are home to an edible bird’s nest which is considered as one of the most expensive animal products in the world. Though entry inside the caves is prohibited with slowed down boats, you can have a closer look.
Location: 30 minutes away from Tonsai Bay
Timings: 7 AM to 5 PM
Approximate Price: USD 26.72 to USD 133.62 (The price varies depending upon your package.)
6. Escape to Ao Pileh Bay
If you ever dreamt of visiting a place as beautiful as described in your favourite fairy tale, then this is your chance to make that dream come true. Ao Pileh is one genuinely beautiful place with a surreal vibe attached to it. Though it is mostly busy, the thrill of kayaking between the towering limestone walls keeps the adventure junkies pouring in the place. If you are not in for kayaking, then you would be pleased to know that you can also go swimming, boating or snorkelling in the clear waters of Ao Pileh Bay.
Location: In the midst of Ko Phi Phi Le. On approach from Tonsai Tower or Viking Caves.
Best time to visit: Go between 11 AM and 1 PM as during this time afternoon sunlight lets you capture the best images of the scenery.
Approximate price: It is absolutely free.
7. Shop Beautiful Silver Goods From Kunstone
Those travellers who wish to take back home some precious souvenirs must definitely visit this place. This market in Tonsai Village is renowned for its silver goods made up of Chiang Mai silver. The place is reputed for its artistry and Thai heritage. The whole market houses a wide variety of silver goods. So, you have enough options to choose from.
Location: Main Street, Tonsai Central
Timings: 10 AM to 10 PM (for the whole market)
So now if you are also planning a vacation to Koh Phi Phi here are the top things to do here, for making your vacation all the more memorable. Have fun!