10 Best Phi Phi Beaches
You Guide To The Best Koh Phi Phi Don Island Beaches Including photos
Do you want to visit the best beaches on Phi Phi Island? Phi Phi is a small island that is made up of two smaller islands that is known for stunning white beaches. Many people find excitement here for snorkelling and diving the pristine coral reefs or exploring hidden caverns.
Phi Phi Islands are made up if six islands including;
- Phi Phi Don
- Phi Phi Leh
- Bida Nok
- Bida Nai
- Koh Yung
- Koh Phai
The two largest islands are Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh.
The islands, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes, have a few things in common, such as white powdery sand, crystal clear water, coconut tree lines, and plenty of scenic areas.
Get your summer gear packed and head to the nicest beaches on the Phi Phi Islands!
#1 Loh Dalum Bay
Loh Dalum Bay is the main famous beach which is the first beach that you’ll touch down on when visiting Phi Phi Island. The most popular diving spot for snorkelling, Loh Dalum beach is also where you’ll find some of the best restaurants and accommodation options in Phi Phi.
See Loh Dalum Bay
#2 Long Beach
Home to one of the friendliest communities in the world, Long Beach Phi Phi is a haven for international travelers and backpackers looking for that all-inclusive, island paradise experience. Set within a secluded cove in Koh Lanta Yai, this prime location places you only steps from all of the water-based fun, yet far enough away to enjoy some privacy.
See Long Beach
#3 Tonsai Bay
Ton Sai Bay is one of the two beaches in the center of Koh Phi Phi. The stunning Tonsai Bay is famous for its silky soft sand, turquoise water, and tall cliffs giving a paradise view. It’s a hub of boating activity where ferries come and go, yachts anchor and longtail boats take travelers and goods back and forth.
See Tonsai Bay
#4 Maya Bay
Remember the iconic 1999 Leonardo DiCaprio movie “The Beach”? It was shot on the splendid beach called Maya Bay. Since its release, Maya Bay has become the main tourist attraction for travelers around the world. With high cliffs and integrated beaches, it’s one of the scenic natural beauties to cherish.
See Maya Bay
#5 Monkey Beach
One of the islands worth visiting in Thailand is called Phi Phi Island, or better known as Monkey Beach. This island has two main towns, one on each side, which are very crowded and touristy. However, there is a section of the beach rarely visited by tourists. The best way to access this part of the beach is to traverse the jungle and hike around. This can be quite an adventure, but it’s well worth it.
See Monkey Beach
#6 Moo Dee Bay
The hidden gem of Phi Phi islands, the Moo Dee Bay is, also known as Loh Moo Dee in Thai, is an unknown but stunning location. For times full of serenity, tranquility, adventures, and incredible views, you can visit this place.
See Moo Dee Bay
#7 Nui Beach
Nui Beach is south of Loh Lana Bay on the west coast of Koh Phi Don. This dirt road in the jungle connects Kata and Harn beaches. It lies approximately thirty meters through the jungle from Karon View Point. In front lies magnificent Nui Bay.
See Nui Beach
#8 Bamboo Island
Bamboo Island or also known as Phi Phi is one of the most popular islands in Southern Thailand. Visitors from all over the world visit Bamboo Island not just for its beautiful and charming scenery, but also for the wide range of accommodations that suit all budgets. Known by many as “the party island,” this small island offers something for beach-goers and late-night parties alike.
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#9 Laem Tong Beach
Laem Tong Beach is ideal for a serene vacation around the water. It is a location of some of the top-class resorts of Thailand where you can spend nights while exploring the beach. The resorts give their guests the best living experience, complete privacy, and a beautiful ambiance for relaxation.
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#10 Phak Nam Bay
The Phak Nam Bay is located south of Loh Bagao on the east coast of Phi Phi Don Island. It is about a 400-meter-long beach that is ideal for taking a holiday off the beaten track. Stuck between the shades of green rainforest and turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, Phak Nam Bay offers breathtaking views.
See Phak Nam Bay
The beautiful blue sea is ideal for a refreshing swim, and the beach is fantastic for sunbathing.
Sharks of several species can be found in the waters of Koh Phi Phi. There are no harmful shark species surrounding the Phi Phi Islands, so don’t be afraid. The sharks in this area are mostly fearful. In the vicinity of Koh Phi Phi, no person has ever been attacked or bitten by a shark.
In order to safeguard the rebuilt coral and the black-tipped reef sharks that returned to the area during its closure, visitors are not permitted to swim in the bay.
Maya Bay, which reopened to tourists on January 1, 2022 after being shuttered for over three years, will be closed for natural rehabilitation from August to September 2022.
The most visible species that has returned to Maya Bay is the 100+ Blacktip reef sharks who have made the bay their nursery, something that was unthinkable just 16 months ago.
Although I am not an expert on great white sharks, I am rather certain that they have never been observed in Thai waters. They can’t stand the heat. Great white sharks prefer colder waters, which is why they’re mostly found in South Australia and the Australasia region.