Phi Don & Phi Phi Ley
are 2 islands about 40km from Krabi
and Phuket. Located in a national park, both are incredibly scenic,
with glorious white sand beaches and blue, blue water.On uninhabited
Phi Phi Ley, where development is not allowed, it remains an
island paradise and a favorite spot for boat-trips.
However Phi Phi Don, once a quiet fishing
community, is now an overdeveloped and, during the high season,
overpriced tourist resort. Beautiful Ton Sai Bay has been taken
over by noisy boats and, from 12-16:00 during the high season,
the beach is crowded with day-trippers from Krabi & Phuket.
Despite these conditions Phi Phi still
has much to offer the visitor. The beautiful beaches of Loh Dalam,
Hin Khom and Long Beach, are quiet, less crowded. Undeveloped
beaches on nearby islands can be visited by boat. Good snorkeling,
scuba diving and fishing sites are also in the area.
Most of the facilities and services are
near the harbor. Accommodation is along Ton Sai Beach, Loh Dalam
Beach and in the village. There are some options along Long beach
but it's a long 40min hike, or a 50B? boat ride from
Ton Sai Beach.
In December 2004, the huge tunami destroyed Koh Phi Phi. Surprisingly
the half of the island is completely wiped out but the other
half is completely untouched. As you land by boat, the left side
is the area which everything was gone, and the most of the things
on the north beach.All restaurants, dive shops and hotels east
from the boat pier are open as nothing happened. In the disaster
area, new GHs and restaurants have already open.
Access: Regular boat service from Krabi, Phuket, Koh Lanta
and Ao Nang Beach