Island Phi Phi is an archipelago consisting of several Islands: the two larger Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley (Phi Phi Le) and four tiny Islands. Island of Phi Phi Don is the main and only inhabited island of the archipelago, which you can access independently.
The island of Phi Phi - best-known, most popular and, perhaps, one of the most beautiful Islands of the southern Andaman sea. If you have a rest in Thailand in the province of Krabi, on Phuket or Lanta (and other nearby points), then visit the Islands of Phi Phi, definitely worth it.
The Thais Phi Phi (Phi Phi Island) pronounced as wee-Wee, Thai language letter "h" is silent. But we, out of habit, we call the Islands of Phi Phi.
We visited the island of Phi Phi tour, staying on Phuket island.
The tour lasts a full day. Heard that there is a similar two-day trip, but we are not interested.
The tour price also includes: insurance, soft drinks and fresh fruits on Board the boat, life jacket, mask and snorkel for snorkeling.
Since this tour visited by a large number of tourists, then, to disperse the flow of boats, the route of the tour may change. Someone first visited Phi Phi Le, and after Phi-Phi-don, while the other boats first go to Phi Phi don, and then to Phi Phi Ley. But the essence of the tour remains the same.
All excursions accompanied by English-speaking guide.
A we recommend to bring: sunscreen and hats; the phone, camera. Swimwear and comfortable shales. Optional: sunglasses, beach towel, interchangeable shorts and a t-shirt, a small amount of money. We have no beach towel, no money, no change of clothes not needed. But a waterproof phone case can be useful, we drowned.
From 3 200 - 3 600 baht adult, 1,800 baht for children.
Excursion to the island of Phi Phi
At 07:00 am we were picked up from the hotel and on a comfortable mini bus and brought to the pier. On the pier, waiting, while will bring the rest of the members of our group, 20 minutes spare time, you can drink tea, coffee and eat cookies (free). To find information, buy something in the shop.
After collecting all participants, the guide carries a small of about 10 minutes, instructions. Tells about the danger of stepping on a sea urchin and then offers to purchase additional insurance. For all time of the tour no urchin no one saw, the beaches are clean and sandy.
Handed out pills for seasickness, it is better not to drink these pills in advance, in case of who knows what, because they have a hypnotic effect.
- buy peanuts for monkeys is 40 baht.
All of this, if you want, you can take it with you, if you have.
Then go, sit in a speed boat
We sat on the open nose, did not regret. Sail, slicing through the water, an hour and a half, admiring the sea views and bobbing on the waves.
The first stop is the main attraction of Phi - Phi
Particularly popular the beach got after the movie "the Beach" with Leo DiCaprio. Remember this movie? Where the main character was looking for Paradise, it was here that he found him!
The beach is very nice, white soft sand, transparent sea and green cliffs, vertically protruding from the depths of the sea, create a perfect picture. That's just people on the beach so much that created a stir and bustle, and the numerous boats moored at the shore, not allowed to fully enjoy all the charms of scenery. But what everyone wants to see such an acclaimed and iconic place.
Swimming allocated a very small space. And people bathed so much that a desire to go into the water immediately disappeared.
Take a walk inland. Here the soft white sand and beautiful nature. Under the soft sand felt solid ground. As explained by the guide, during the filming, for the movement of vehicles and equipment, this part of the land was concreted first, the Thai authorities gave the permission, and then backpedaled and put a penalty.
You can climb to the observation deck between the rocks, take some pictures and see the island, which is apparently something remarkable.
After walking and 40 minutes of free time. We are again seated in the boat and sail a bit further, for a twist, here goes
Swimming with mask and Snorkel (Snorkeling)
Hand out masks and snorkels, and 40 minutes we are swimming, watching the colorful fish, jellyfish and other marine life
Inspection of Viking cave and lagoons pile
In the Viking cave (Viking Cave) inhabited by sea Swifts, looks like our swallows, which is why they are also called sea swallows.
In the caves of the island Swifts build their nests, which consist of seafood, and saliva. The locals collect these nests, which a lot of vitamins and minerals, subsequently the nests are used to prepare delicious soups. The main gathering bird's nest is the cave of Viking.
Drive past lagoons pile (Pileh Lagoon). This lagoon is famous as "The deep lagoon of Thailand". The water in the lagoon is more saline than the sea, little hydrogen sulfide. The Thais say that the water of the lagoon contains nutrients that revitalize the skin and help to look stunning. That is why the lagoon Saw is also called "Lagoon of rejuvenation". The lagoon is surrounded by high cliffs covered with greenery. Don't know what about rejuvenation, but this place looks very beautiful.
Here, the guide asks us a riddle: why is sort of on the rocks, where there is no soil and some boulders, so safely with trees? The fact that the rock is a limestone monolith which, like a sponge, absorbs minerals and nutrients, which is favorable for plant growth.
Next, we from the island of Phi Phi Ley moved to the island of Phi Phi don
Here the monkeys are so accustomed to tourists and their treats, which they are quite a drinking a coke and eating chips. But to buy such "food" monkeys do not advise, it is better to take with them nuts or bananas.
During our excursion was the tide, so to land on the beach, we failed, but still, to swim to the monkeys, to feed and to see these lovely creatures we are.
Next stop, landing on the island of Phi Phi Don
Lunch and free time
Lunch buffet in one of the cafes by the beach
After lunch you can visit the nearby surroundings of the island, wishing bathed, someone just bought Souvenirs.
Here stalls selling food and snacks, souvenir shops, cafes and places to relax. Nothing special, than to wander, better full to eat and spend time at the beach.
This landing is not impressed. It was more of a stop for a good lunch and a short rest.
After lunch and free time we went to the last point of our tour
On the island give an hour of free time.
Tiny island with one side sandy wide beach with white soft sand, the other rock bottom, where you can swim with mask and snorkel looking at the fish. The island is so small that around it the entire 15 minutes that we recommend.
The island has area of catering. Here you can eat and drink soft drinks. Prices inflated several times.
After visiting Khai Islands we landed again to Phuket, located on buses and at around six o'clock was near his hotel.
Conclusions about excursions to the Islands of Phi Phi
The tour is quite rich and interesting. For those who have not been on this tour, it is definitely worth a visit to enjoy the beauty and to see personally all the charms and attractions of the archipelago of Phi Phi. But the second time on this tour, personally, we would not go.