Guide to Island Hopping in Koh Phi Phi

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If you’re planning a vacation to Koh Phi Phi, you must plan at least 6 months before your tour to ensure a perfect holiday.

Koh Phi Phi or Phi Phi islands is one of the most preferred destinations for vacationers. This island destination of Thailand is a must-visit for travelers looking for some real fun amidst nature.

Often tourists visiting Phuket tend to pay a visit to this pristine island with serene beaches and blue water.

Known as “Jewels of the Andaman Sea”, Koh Phi Phi comes under the Nopparattara-Ko Phi Phi National in Krabi Province and has a total area of 388km2. Two beautiful islands Koh Phi Phi Leh and Koh Phi Phi Don are extremely popular among tourists.

However, Koh Phi Phi Leh is uninhabited and tourists visit it to spend some time amidst nature. Earlier people used to visit another tourist attraction – the Maya Bay; however, it has been closed since 2018 for repair.

On the other hand, Koh Phi Phi Don is a tourist hotbed and here you will find hotels, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. All modern amenities are present on the Phi Phi islands; however, it’s a vehicle-free island, which has its charm.

Essentials To Keep In Mind 

Before you visit this paradise on earth, you must consider a few things as some amount of planning must go into visiting Koh Phi Phi.

  • Time of visit – Try to plan your visit between November and May as the weather during this time is the best to visit. Rainy seasons on this tropical island can be very frustrating as you would struggle for some good sunshine! You can indulge in outdoor activities like snorkeling, boating, swimming, and even diving during the peak season.
  • Ideal duration of the visit – Well, you can explore all the areas near the island if you plan a two or three-day trip. Enjoy the fabulous scenery, sandy beaches, and turquoise waters by spending at least 2 to 3 days on this amazing island.
  • Booking your transport – During your Thailand tour, if you decide to visit this beautiful island, it’s better to book your transport in advance. Koh Phi Phi is easily accessible around the year from Krabi or Phuket and you can get good deals by booking your ride to the island with local tour operators.

Accommodation in Koh Phi Phi 

People choose to stay in big cities like Phuket or Krabi and make day trips to Koh Phi Phi; however, it’s better to stay at Koh Phi Phi Don, especially if you wish to enjoy the real beauty of the island. Leisure time on the island can be best spent indulging in beach activities like diving, snorkeling, or photo shooting.

Accommodation on the island is expensive and you’ll have to shell out more money to stay at Koh Phi Phi Don.

Island Hopping on Koh Phi Phi Don

Apart from the incredible scenic beauty of Koh Phi Phi Don, you can indulge in many outdoor activities. Adventurous souls will enjoy snorkeling and diving to the hilt!

Choose an itinerary comprising of swimming, diving, snorkeling, and sightseeing to make the best of your island hopping to Koh Phi Phi.


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