Phi Phi: Island Paradise Off the Coast of Thailand

Phi Phi: Island Paradise Off the Coast of Thailand

Phi Phi: Island Paradise Off the Coast of Thailand

Not too far from the main island of Phuket, there lies a group of islands known collectively known as the “Ko Phi Phi” after a mix between Malay and Thai language, meaning “Phi Phi Islands.”

For a long time, until only recently, this archipelago was once obscure to many people. Those who dare visit the place at that time are considered wild explorers who venture in the not commonly known.

But several years later, the Phi Phi Islands have earned the reputation as some of the most beautiful landmasses at the center of the ocean and is a home to aquatic creatures underseas as they are with humans on land.

Despite being composed of six islands, however, only one major island of Ko Phi Phi is inhabited—Ko Phi Phi Don—while the rest are either towering limestones—Bida Noi, Bida Nok, and Bamboo Island—or a lesser major island—Ko Phi Phi Lee—not very favorable for human conditions.

While these limestones in mention were nothing more than just pieces of aesthetics by the sea, the major islands, Don and Lee, are places people can visit for a perfect getaway on an island.

Phi Phi: Island Paradise Off the Coast of Thailand

For instances, Ko Phi Phi Don is a place of settlement for a very long time and is said to be among the oldest communities in Thailand based on archeological pieces of evidence found in the area.

Although the majority of the population in this largest island in the whole archipelago remain predominantly Thais, the island was also known as a dwelling place among Muslim fishermen which, as of present census, is said to comprise 20% of the islands overall population. Adding more to this mix, however, are the so-called sea gypsies and Thai-Chinese who chose to drop on the island and live simple lives.

As such, for a small piece of land which is inhabited by people of different ethnicity and culture, the island of Phi Phi Don is commonly a host to a variety of celebrations based on different religions.

But while you may think that a community of people in the middle of the sea is nothing but primitive, you would be surprised to know that the island that has been known to people for generations has had its significant developments—apart from the idea of roads, that is.

In fact, the island itself is far from being primitive especially when seen from the present perspective.

To get a better view of Ko Phi Phi Don, imagine a long stretch of sandbar which is sandwiched by two different beaches on two opposite sides. Now, add some bits and pieces of architecture in it along that piece of land. What you get is a culmination of elements that make up the overall picture of Phi Phi Don.

From a certain angle, it is not that difficult to mistake the island as just a massive resort. It is that developed.

Yet, in a place where everything is within your reach by foot, the island of Phi Phi Don has a kind of terrain where vehicles like cars are of really little to no significant value. Spacious objects such as a four-wheel drive are nothing but a clutter especially to the densest parts of the area.

Phi Phi: Island Paradise Off the Coast of Thailand

HOW TO GET TO PHI PHI ISLAND

You have the options of getting the ferries and speedboat to reach the Phi Phi Island. Most visitors opt for ferries which would take at approximately two hours from Phuket or if you are coming from Krabi or Kok Lanta it about 90 minutes.

From Phuket
Go to Rassada Pier which is located in Phuket Town to take the ferry. The pier is about an hour drive from Phuket Airport.

 

Phuket – Phi Phi Ferry Schedule

Departure                      Arrival
Phuket 08:30                  Phi Phi 10:30
Phi Phi 09:00                 Phuket 11:00
Phuket 11:00                 Phi Phi 12:30
Phuket 13:30                 Phi Phi 15:30
Phi Phi 14:00                 Phuket 15:40
Phi Phi 14:30                 Phuket 16:30
Phuket 15:00                 Phi Phi 16:30

From Krabi
Proceed to Klong Jirad Pier located just south of Krabi Town. The Pier is about 3o minutes drive from the Krabi Airport.
Many tourists are visiting the island so it would be best to arrive early at the Pier to get a good seat.

Krabi – Phi Phi Ferry Schedule

Departure                  Arrival
Krabi Town 09:00        Phi Phi 10:30
Phi Phi 09:00              Krabi Town 10:45
Krabi Town 10:30        Phi Phi 12:15
Phi Phi 10:30              Krabi Town 12:00
Krabi Town 13:30        Phi Phi 15:00
Phi Phi 13:30              Krabi Town 15:15
Krabi Town 15:00        Phi Phi 16:45
Phi Phi 15:30              Krabi Town 17:00
Krabi Town 16:00        Phi Phi 17:45

Phi Phi: Island Paradise Off the Coast of Thailand

 

LIST OF BUDGET RESORTS IN PHI PHI ISLAND

To ensure that you will have a place to stay on the island, you can book your rooms below and get the best deal. Just click on the link and it will bring you to the booking site.

Coco Bella Resort
299 Moo 7, Ao Lo Dalam, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, 81000
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

HIP Seaview Resort @ Phi Phi Recently Renovated
Phi Phi Don, Long Beach, 166 Moo 7, Ao Nang, Muang Krabi, Thailand, Long Beach, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, 81000
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

Ibiza House
Moo 7 Loh Dalum Bay , Ao Lo Dalam, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, 81000
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

P.P. Casita Hotel
129 Moo 7 (Koh Phi Phi) T.Aonang, A.Muang, Krabi, Ao Lo Dalam, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, 81210
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

PP Princess Resort
103 Moo 7 Ao Nang, Muang, Ao Lo Dalam, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, 81000
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

Phi Phi Banyan Villa Hotel
129 moo 7 (Koh Phi Phi) T.Aonang, A.Muang, Krabi, Ton Sai Bay, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, 81210
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

Chao Koh Phi Phi Hotel & Resort
Koh Phi Phi Don (Last Ferry 15:00 PM), Ton Sai Bay, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, 81000
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

Gypsy Sea View Resort
63 Moo.7 Aonang, Muang, Ton Sai Bay, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, 81000
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

Phi Phi Hotel
129 Moo 7 (Koh Phi Phi) T.Aonang, A.Muang, Krabi, Ton Sai Bay, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, 81210
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

Phi Phi Maiyada Resort Recently Renovated
Lohdalumbay 144 Moo 7 Aonang Muang Krabi, Ao Lo Dalam, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, 81000
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

The Beacha Club
125/180 Moo7, Koh Phi Phi, Ao Nang, Muang, Ao Lo Dalam, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, 81000
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

Uphill Cottage Bungalow
Moo 7 Aonang Krabi, Ao Lo Dalam, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, 81000
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

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3 Comments:

  1. Such a beautiful place. We will take this into consideration for our travel plans for 2018. Keep up the great work!!!! Thank you for sharing beautiful places/travel guides 🙂

  2. Perfect for summer!!! I will consider this place in the future. This is just a perfect segway when visiting Phuket

  3. This place is amazing! I will definitely include this on my 2018 bucket list. Thank you for sharing.

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