Pi Leh Bay is one of the most impressive sites on Koh Phi Phi Leh. Also known/spelled as Ao Pileh, Pileh Lagoon, Pileh Cove or Pi Ley Cove, it is like a canyon, almost cutting Koh Phi Phi Leh in two. Located on the eastern side of the island, a few hundred metres south of Viking Cave, it takes about 30 minutes for a long-tail boat to get there from Tonsai Bay, the main arrival/departure pier on Koh Phi Phi Don.
With a length of about 600m from its entrance to its end, this long, thin bay offers great snorkelling opportunities. Framed by 100m-tall limestone cliffs, it is in the shade most of the time, except between 11:00 and 13:00 - the best time to photograph the outstanding beauty of its emerald green water. At some spots, it even seems that the water is lighted from the bottom of the sea, making it a spectacular sight to see. The western side of Pi Leh Bay features a few small beaches at the foot of the cliff, but most of the boats visiting it stay in the centre of the lagoon while their guests go swimming and snorkelling.
Pi Leh Bay
- How to get there: Hire a long-tail boat from Tonsai Pier. It will cost you about 2,000 baht for the whole day and you can discover the most interesting sites around the Phi Phi group of islands.