Want the low down on the best things to do in Ko Phi Phi? Then look no further. Here are our top 5 activities.
Ko Phi Phi is one of those places widely discussed by travellers worldwide as a place you “need to go”. Regardless of whether you know what is there or not, it will likely be on most South East Asian itineraries.
Other than the obvious crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, there are other reasons this island is so popular. Without further ado here is 5 things to do in Ko Phi Phi.
1. Try diving
Wanting to pass your PADI certificate, train to be an instructor or simply try diving for the first time? Ko Phi Phi houses several dive centres which offer packages suitable for complete beginners to advanced divers.
The underwater world surrounding Phi Phi is arguably just as beautiful as above land. If you are lucky, you may even see a whale shark!
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2. Banana bar
Our personal favourite place to grab a drink and relax on Ko Phi Phi. Banana bar has projector screens where they often show football and host movie nights. There is also an upstairs terrace to chill out on, as well as pool tables and beer pong tournaments to keep you entertained.
3. Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
A trip to Ko Phi Phi is not complete without a venture up to the beautiful viewpoint. The walk up isn’t too difficult, however, the heat can make it slightly more challenging, so make sure you take some water up with you. The view from the top overlooking Phi Phi Leh, Tonsai Village and Loh Dalum bays will not disappoint!
4. Go on a boat trip
One of the best things to do in Ko Phi Phi is to go on a boat trip around the surrounding waters. The Phi Phi Islands actually consist of six islands, however, Ko Phi Phi Don, where you will be staying, is the only one inhabited by humans.
There are many boat trips available from Ko Phi Phi Don depending on what you are looking for and your budget. Whether you want a party boat to meet other backpackers and get boozy, or simply just a day trip out to remember, there is something for you.
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Most boat trips visit similar places. Stop offs can include Monkey Beach, where you can get an up-close look of the furry inhabitants and how they live; Viking Cave, Pileh Lagoon and even a lookout over Maya Bay – made famous by The Beach. Maya Bay is now closed to tourism but you can snorkel in the surrounding waters and have a glance at the recognized beach from the movie.
Trips available include the Phi Phi Pirate Boat, Blanco Boat Party and Mr. Chet Longtail Boat Trip.
5. Try a bucket
There is never a dull moment on Ko Phi Phi, especially when it comes to nightlife. Loh Dalum beach comes even more alive after dark, with booming music and backpackers galore.
To get fully involved in the backpacking culture on Phi Phi, why not try a bucket? A bucket is literally a small bucket, usually with a handle, filled with a spirit and mixer of your choice. And the rest is history.
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