Phi Phi Islands' Beaches
Loh Dalum, Tonsai Village and Maya Bay
The Phi Phi group of islands is the ultimate destination for beach lovers in southern Thailand. Coming in all shapes and sizes, the beaches of Phi Phi all share white powdery sand, crystal-clear water, and coconut trees that give them a picturesque touch. Wannabe explorers and adventurers can spend days hopping from one beach to the other, soaking up the sun in this relaxing environment.
From Tonsai Village and beach (the centre of all the action in Phi Phi) to the splendid bay of Loh Dalum; the remote Laem Thong Beach to the stunning and world-renowned Maya Bay, along with the many beaches and bays scattered along the coast of the two main islands of the group (Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Leh), get ready to have sand between your toes while sipping a fresh drink, lazing on the shore, watching the colours of the sea changing throughout the day.
Other Beaches & Bays in Phi Phi
Loh Lana (Lana Bay, also spelled Loh Lannah or Loh Lanna) is a splendid cove located on the the northwest coast of Koh Phi Phi Don, the main island of the Phi Phi group. Featuring a 500-metre long beach, it is totally undeveloped apart from a hotel under construction which seems to have been abandoned since 2014. The shallow waters of this square-shaped bay offer great snorkelling opportunities at both ends of the strand. Read More...
Moo Dee Bay (Loh Moo Dee in Thai) hosts a 500m-long white sand beach bordered by emerald waters. Situated on the east coast of Koh Phi Phi Don, it is the perfect escape from the crowd (at least until lunch time), Moo Dee Beach can be reached on foot from Tonsai East along a 1km path starting behind Bay View Resort; and from the path starting at the bottom of Phi Phi Viewpoint. A less tiring way to get there is to hire a long-tail boat near Tonsai jetty, which will take you to Moo Dee in about 20mn for a fee of 150/200 baht (you must test your bargaining skill). Read More...
Nui Beach is settled in a tiny cove located to the south of Lana Bay on the west coast of Koh Phi Phi Don. Framed by tall karsts which offer excellent rock climbing opportunities, it is a renowned field among snorkelling enthusiasts. A few limestone karts – including one of Phi Phi’s landmarks, Camel Rock - jut out from the sea right in front of the beach, adding to its exotic feel. You can get there by long-tail boat from Loh Dalum for a few hundred baht, or by hiking through the jungle from Loh Lana or Loh Bagao, although the trail is steep and tricky.
Phak Nam Bay (aka Relax Bay)
Phak Nam Bay (aka Relax Bay) is located just south of Loh Bagao on the east coast of Phi Phi Don Island. This 400-metre long beach offers the ideal spot to take a holiday off the beaten track at one of the two accommodation choices it houses: Phi Phi Power Beach Resort and Phi Phi Relax Beach Resort. Stuck between the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea and the various shades of green of the rain forest, Phak Nam Bay is really a tranquil place to be. The main way to get to Phak Nam Bay is obviously by long-tail boat yet, if you stay in Laem Thong or Loh Bagao, you can reach Phak Nam Bay on foot through the jungle; please note that the is trail is rather steep.
Viking Beach is a tiny spot located between the eastern end of Tonsai and Long Beach. The two beaches are separated by a small rocky cape covered with lush vegetation which houses Viking Natures Resort. The resort’s restaurant is right on the eponymous beach and offers the perfect spot for lunching or dining in very quiet and idyllic settings. Snorkelling is great on the two sides of the 25-metre beach, and the foliage offers cool shading. The short trail through the jungle to get there is not that difficult; it starts at the back side of the Arayaburi Resort and ends at Tonsai East.