The Beach of Phi Phi Island
Phuket is one of the famous destinations when travelers visit Thailand. But to only visit Phuket while you are in Thailand will be just a waste, moreover if you are living far away from the South East Asia. You also have to consider visiting Phi Phi Island as a side trip for about few days. Phi Phi Island is located about 46 kilometers from Phuket or simply measure it by 90 minutes boat ride from Phuket.
Phi Phi is actually an archipelago with 6 small islands and each island has their stunning beaches you will really want to visit and never leave. Just imagine the beach with sugary white sand, crystal clear water and chilled out feel, you can get it all by visiting the beach in Phi Phi Island. But since there are so many great beaches in Phi Phi Island, we will give some beach you can prioritize to visit.
Long Tong Beach
The Long Tong Beach is located in northern part of Phi Phi Island and accessible only by long tail boat. This makes Long Tong Beach very secluded and can be a perfect choice for someone who is looking for quiet place and solitude. And Long Tong Beach is also close to Koh Yung and Koh Phai, which located just across. Koh Yung and Koh Phai are two islands in Phi Phi Island that provide some outstanding snorkeling for people who want to do underwater recreation and see the amazing marine life.
Opposite the Tonsai Bay, Loh Dalum is located. You can reach Loh Dalum by walking from Tonsai. Loh Dalum is the stunning crescent shaped beach of Phi Phi Island. If you see travel guide books with bay picture in front of it, then it is located on Loh Dalum. Loh Dalum is less quiet than the Long Tong Beach because it is near to Tonsai, so there are still many restaurants, shops and bars. Still, if you compare Loh Dalum to Tonsai, this one has slower pace. Loh Dalum is the beach of Phi Phi Island which is best for chilling out on and perfect for the day trip from Krabi or Phuket.
If you are fan of Leonardo Di Caprio, then you must know The Beach, a movie from 1999 where he starred in. The Beach took the setting in Maya Bay of Phi Phi Island which made the beach more stunning and famous. Even if you are not the fan of The Beach, Maya Bay is still very stunning with the high limestone cliffs on three sides of the bay and several small beaches in the sheltered area. Maya Bay is consisted of large coral reef and the main beach has the perfect white sand fringed by palm trees. Maya Bay is a great and accessible place since you can do a day trip here. Maya Bay is one of the best place in Phi Phi Island where you can take photos, go snorkeling or just simple picnic and relax.