Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi Islands are situated in between Western Strait of Malacca and the Island of Phuket. The island has over 3000 inhabitants and has grown in popularity amongst travellers in the past decade. Many Hollywood movies have been shot on this island and it’s certainly a traveller’s paradise. The island is famous for the large chunk of allure and gives a spectacular view when people travel by sea.
The island has been subdivided into two islands namely:
Located on the south of the archipelago is the Phi Phi Lay and remains uninhabited to a larger extent. The popular sights on this island include:
The most exotic of the beaches on the island offers hard corals as well as colourful reef fishes. It’s a favourite place for the snorkelers. Visitors are only allowed to be here during the day time and need to leave the place by 3:00 PM in the afternoon. Maya Bay is also one of the scenes where the movie “The Beach” was filmed.
Pileh Cove is another delight for the travellers as it appears to resemble as a fortress appearing amidst the sea.
The Viking Cave had been a popular tourist attraction for years; however, tourists are not allowed to enter the cave anymore. But boat operators stop their boats quite close to the cave which provides a great sight for the tourists to click. It resembles the Viking ships and houses many prehistoric drawings within.
It is the biggest among the group which makes the entire Phi Phi Islands. The place has undergone tremendous development over the years, especially at the narrow sandbar which separates the two popular beaches at this island. The island is on Ton Sai which inhabits the original settlements and is the primary accommodation place.
Although, there are plenty of things to see and do at this island, Loh Dalum Bay is among the most popular places here. It certainly justifies its name of being a tropical paradise and presents a lively yet laid back atmosphere to calm your senses. An ideal thing to do here would be to shop at the Tonsai Village.
You would also be amazed to see several supermarkets, tattoo parlours, restaurants or even the ATMs at the island.