Discover crystal clear waters, blue skies, white sandy beaches (including the one from Leonardo’s famous Hollywood movie, “The Beach”), exotic aquatic life, mind boggling landscapes and lots more, all at one place – the Phi Phi Islands.
This secluded tourist paradise is an archipelago of six heavenly islands. This exuberant destination is laden with numerous fun-filled activities. Water sports, underwater diving, snorkeling, alcohol served in buckets, dedicated party boats, rock climbing, yoga and learning Thai culinary arts are some of the popular highlights.
Snorkelling and Shark Watching
Watching bright and colourful oceanic creatures dwelling in their natural habitat can be a really soothing experience. Abundant in coral rock beds, Phi Phi Island is well known for the number of tour operators who organize snorkelling tours and also provide all necessary equipment. The most sought after spots to experience true underwater magnificence are around Pi Leh, Maya Bay and Hin Klang near Liam Thong beach. Along with snorkelling, some tour operators also organize shark watching tours at the “Shark Point”, located 800 m away from Long Beach, where black tip and leopard sharks are found.
Sea Diving and Scuba Diving
Diving is a very popular activity in Phi Phi Islands as the waters around these islands are thriving with vibrant deep sea flora and fauna. Well equipped PADI centres have proved to be a boon to amateur sea divers and enthusiasts. Many tour operators and PADI centres offer training and organize day as well as night tours to some of the world famous diving sites around Phi Phi Islands. Most exciting diving spots include Shark Point, Anemone Reef and the King Cruiser Wreck.
Rock Climbing on Tonsai Tower
Phi Phi Islands is also well known for its tall limestone cliffs along the coast of Tonsai Bay. The Tonsai Tower is a world class rock climbing site renowned for the 200 m tall limestone tower which has 48 routes. These routes have varying levels of difficulty and some are meant for beginners, while others should only be attempted by professionals.