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5 Lesser-Known Places to Visit on the Phi Phi Island

5 Lesser-Known Places to Visit on the Phi Phi Island

Aside from its famous destinations such as the famous Maya Bay, Viking Cave, Monkey Beach, Bamboo Island, Loh Dalum Bay, and Loh Samah Bay, the Koh Phi Phi Island still hosts a few hidden beaches despite its worldwide fame and popularity with many visitors.

Its nearby islands are also as a tropical paradise as its surrounding destinations. Small to medium-sized strips of beach sand known and frequented only by a few always trigger the excitement of those who dream about exploring new places of outstanding natural beauty.

The hidden places Phi Phi island has stored and introduced in this list are located on Koh Phi Phi Don, the group’s primary and only inhabited island. Phi Phi Don Island in Koh Phi Phi Island houses many hopes and wonders hidden around this majestic and indented coastline.

So, wear your explorer hat, suit up, and get ready for an adventurous journey to some of Koh Phi Phi’s beautiful beaches you’ve never heard of before. Now, let’s know more about five other places to visit on Koh Phi Phi Island, lesser-known before, but after this worthwhile read, hopefully, they’ll be the following big attractions the Koh Phi Phi islands have in store.

#1 Lana Bay

Highlights of this Koh Phi Phi Destination

5 Lesser-Known Places to Visit on the Phi Phi IslandLana Bay consists of a 500-meter-long sand beach hidden in a square-shaped cove located on the west coast of Koh Phi Phi Don. The parallel sides of this rather deep yet adventurous cove (about 600 meters from the cove’s seaside entrance to the beach) have towering cliffs of granite, high limestone cliffs and karsts, and dense foliage and forest life.

Lana Bay is known to be relatively shallow (2 meters in depth), permitting good snorkelling and scuba diving in crystal-clear shallow waters at both ends. Virtually, there are no businesses on Lana itself – you have to take a 10-minute walk in the hinterland to reach a small village for a host of bars and restaurants, a wonderful island when you’re going to visit it.

Enjoy delicious food of fresh seafood with only the best Thai cooking class. With the beautiful islands and a relaxed atmosphere, this natural environment is the best globally, with a fantastic beach day and vibrant nightlife.

#2 Viking Beach

Viking Beach

Highlights of this Koh Phi Phi Destination

In the same family as the Viking Cave, Viking Beach is a tiny spot located between the eastern end of Tonsai and Long Beach. The two white sandy beaches are isolated through a small rocky cape covered with extensive lush vegetation, housing the famous Viking Nature Resort. This resort’s restaurant is right on the eponymous beach and offers the perfect spot for lunching or dining in quiet and idyllic settings.

Snorkelling is excellent on both sides of the 25-meter-long sand beach, and the foliage provides ample shade. Discover its underwater beauty with reef sharks and clear sand lurking as the sea floor’s bottom’s untouched treasures.

The short path through this luscious jungle to get there is not that difficult – it starts behind the Arayaburi Resort and ends at Tonsai East.

#3 Nui Beach

Nui Beach

Highlights of this Koh Phi Phi Destination

Nui Beach is nestled in a small cove found adjacent to the south of Lana Bay, located on the western coast of Koh Phi Phi Don. Blessed and framed by tall karsts, which offer excellent rock-climbing and cliff jumping opportunities, it is a renowned field among snorkelling enthusiasts, rich in marine life and a coral reef considered a hidden gem to the locals.

A few limestone karts include one of Phi Phi’s landmarks, Camel Rock. You can jut out from the sea right in front of the beach and add this experience to your bucket list, especially its exotic feel.

You can get there by longtail boat from Loh Dalum Beach for a few hundred baht or by hiking through the jungle from Loh Lana or Loh Bagao, although the trail is steep and tricky.

#4 Phak Nam Bay

Phak Nam Bay

Highlights of this Koh Phi Phi Destination

This private beach, also known as Relax Bay, is located just south of Loh Bagao on the eastern coast of Koh Phi Phi Don Island. This 400-meter-long sand beach offers the ideal spot to take a holiday off the beaten track.

Stuck between the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea and the various shades of green of the rainforest, Phak Nam Bay is truly a place of tranquil atmosphere to be, especially with its stunning beaches.

The primary way to get to this natural wonder is obviously by longtail boat ride. If you stay in Laem Thong or Loh Bagao, you can get there on foot through the jungle. Note that this trail is rather steep.

#5 Loh Moo Dee Bay

Highlights of this Koh Phi Phi Destination

Loh Moo Dee BayKnown as ‘Loh Moo Dee’ in Thai, this small island is best known for its 300-meter-long white sand beach bordered by marvellous and vibrant emerald waters. Strategically situated on the east coast of Koh Phi Phi Don, this exquisite bay is an excellent escape from the world’s crowd, at least before lunchtime hits for most of the island.

Get to Moo Dee Beach on foot starting from Tonsai East along a 1-km-long path behind Bayview Resort and from the trail at the bottom of Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

A much less tiring way to get there is by hiring a longtail boat near Tonsai Village Pier, taking you to Loh Moo Dee Beach in about 15 minutes. The fee depends on how well you can bargain.

Moo Dee Beach is a fantastic spot that’s very quiet and relaxing in the morning. Those on day trips from Phuket and Krabi often visit it, which can perturb its peacefulness in the afternoon until about 3.30 pm.

The beach offers pleasant snorkelling opportunities, mainly at both ends of the bay. Be sure to bring your snorkelling gear and visit this Phi Island and the island life it can offer with its amazing beaches and Thai food, only a few hours away through rides on longtail boats.

A beach shack sells food and drinks – note prices can be very steep, so it’s best to bring your bottle and snacks. This tiny cove also has kayak rentals you can enjoy with its promise of turquoise water and a national park with a coconut grove and bamboo trees.

Why Visit Koh Phi Phi Island?

As one of Thailand’s premier tourist destination spots, the Koh Phi Phi Islands not only offer some of the world’s most remarkable islands and beaches, but it’s a gift that keeps on giving. With new spots and places being discovered and propagated each passing day, you’ll have the time of your life when you visit these majestic islands.

Takeaways

Visit Bamboo Island, Mosquito Island, Maya Bay, Monkey Beach, Loh Lana Bay, and Laem Tong Beach in the Koh Phi Phi Islands and do island hopping using a longtail boat.

But don’t forget to add to your itinerary the five lesser-known and quite hidden places in Koh Phi Phi so that you can also experience these hidden gems southern Thailand has to offer.

Uninhabited island or not, explore all these beautiful destinations and have the time of your life.

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