Phi Phi Island Journals

A Little Piece of Paradise

A February 2006 trip to Phi Phi Island by LeighTravelClub

Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island Photo, Phi Phi Island, Thailand More Photos
Quote: This has become an annual trip for us. Heaven on earth.

A Little Piece of Paradise

Overview

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When we first arrived at Palm Beach Phi Phi Island and our longtail slid onto the sand, we were greeted by the manager whose first words were 'welcome to a little piece of paradise'. Since then we have been back six times and the magic is as powerful as it was on that first visit.Phi Phi often gets poor reviews these days but I think that is for the following reasons.There are many day trips to the island and the speedboats all tend to go to the same places so it's easy to feel that the island is busy and overcrowded.The Tonsai area is the heart of the island and is usually busy and can often be loud and brash. There are many hotels, bars, shops and restaurants here so it doesn't fee...Read More

Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island

Hotel | "Holiday Inn Palm Beach"

Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island Photo, Phi Phi Island, Thailand
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We have visited this hotel many, many times, and still intend to go again. We don't normally do repeat holidays but this place really is a little bit special. The bungalows are adequate and comfortable but not super luxury. This resort is all about location! Step out the door walk ten paces and you're in the wonderful Andaman Sea. Friendly, cheery, and helpful staff. We usually visit in February/March when the climate is just right for us. Little or no rain and daytime temperature around 35 degrees.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 10, 2006

Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island
Laemtong Beach, Krabi
Phi Phi Island, Thailand 83000
66 75 627 300

Phi Phi Islands/Maya Bay

Attraction | "Maya Bay 'The Beach'"

Phi Phi Islands/Maya Bay Photo, Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
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Situated at Phi Phi Ley, this is one of the most recognizable locations in Thailand. Often packed full with speedboats these days, Maya Bay is still well worth a visit. It's best not to do it as a day trip from Phuket. Stay at least one night at Phi Phi, hire a longtail boat and get there really early. Then you can enjoy it.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 25, 2007

Phi Phi Islands/Maya Bay
Koh Phi Phi Leh Island
Krabi Province, Thailand

Bamboo Island

Attraction

Bamboo Island Photo, Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
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A beautiful little island just 20 minutes from Laem Tong Bay, by longtail. Bamboo Island is designated a national park so there is no accommodation here and there is a 200 baht fee when you arrive. Fabulous swimming beaches and very good snorkeling. Crystal clear water, some lovely coral, and an abundance of fish. At low tide it is possible to walk right around the island. On the return boat trip there is a great mid-sea snorkeling location known as 'The Blue Lagoon'. Great site for soft coral and more varieties of fish.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 25, 2007

Bamboo Island
Ko Phi Phi
Krabi Province, Thailand

Phi Phi Islands/Maya Bay

Attraction | "Tonsai Shops"

Phi Phi Islands/Maya Bay Photo, Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
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Tonsai Bay is the heart of Phi Phi. It was virtually demolished during the Tsunami, but is slowly returning to full occupation. There is a lot of building going on still and large areas are yet to be re-constructed.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 25, 2007

Phi Phi Islands/Maya Bay
Koh Phi Phi Leh Island
Krabi Province, Thailand

Barakuda Dive Centre

Attraction | "Barracuda Dive Centre"

Barakuda Dive Centre Photo, Phi Phi Island, Thailand
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There are many dive centres on Phi Phi. This is a great place to do your open water course. Not least because your diving license will forever say 'Qualified at Phi Phi'! Calm warm seas and some great dive sites. The King Cruiser Wreck is a good site. A sunken car ferry in a stable condition around an hour from Tonsai Bay.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 25, 2007

Barakuda Dive Centre
Ton Sai Bay
Phi Phi Island, Thailand 81000
+66 75 620 698