Koh Phi Phi Leh

Everything you need to know about Phi Phi Leh

Phi Phi Leh is an uninhabited island that lies 1.5km off the southernmost tip of Phi Phi Don.

Stunning vertical cliffs capped with green foliage give way to small sandy beaches and tropical coral seas.

Most visitors find their way around Phi Phi Leh on an organised Phi Phi boat tour. However you can rent a longtail boat for your own customized trip.


Loh Sama (Sama Bay)

Located on the south side of the island the only activity here is snorkeling which is excellent for discovering beautiful coral and tropical fish. Boats anchor in the shallow waters, swimmers feed fish and snorkel.

You can get to Maya Bay from here at low tide via a small hole through a cliff about one metre high and sometimes when the sea is rough from May to October this is the only way to get into Maya Bay.

 

Pi Leh Bay

Pi Leh Bay is on the west coast, the opposite side of the island to Maya Bay. Similar to Maya Bay, it has 100m vertical cliffs rising from the water. Most of the bay is in shade except at midday.

This long thin bay is pretty shallow and is only accessible to speedboats and longtails, it does not dry out at low tide and there is a very small beach right at the back that you can just glimpse if you're passing.

Very beautiful and excellent for swimming. At the entrance there are excellent snorkeling opportunities. 

Viking Cave

Just to the north of Pi Leh Bay is the Viking Cave where swifts make their nests. There are some paintings on the walls of boats resembling Viking ships that are supposed to be ancient however they're more likely to be just a couple of hundred years old… if that. However, the Viking tag has stuck.

The nests are made by the birds from their saliva and harvested from February to April by locals who use rickety bamboo scaffolding to get up to them once the birds have finished nesting. The nests sell for many thousands of dollars per kilo and are used for the Chinese delicacy bird's nest soup.

Palong Bay

Just outside Maya Bay to the north, this is more of a dive site than a bay. Here there are many black-tip reef sharks and coral formations in up to 12 metres of water.

There can be strong currents here so it is not advisable to snorkel without an organised tour (i.e. someone who knows the currents).

Tour Available: Diving in Palong Bay

Related Tours

Phi Phi Islands by Speedboat Phi Phi Islands by Speedboat

No visit to Phuket would be complete without a trip to Phi Phi Islands. Visit Maya Bay, the idyllic location where the movie" The Beach" was filmed. Read More...

 
Phi Phi Islands Daytrip by Ferry Phi Phi Daytrip by Ferry

A trip to the Phi Phi Islands is an unforgettable experience. The beauty of the area with sheer cliffs soaring from calm, clear seas is stunning. Lunch included. Save up to 75% Read More...

Related Pages

Maya Bay Maya Bay

Maya Bay has become the main tourist attraction of Phi Phi since 'The Beach' was filmed here. It was popular before the film but now people who haven't heard of Phi Phi have heard of Maya Bay. Read More...

Best Selling Hotels in Phi Phi Islands
Loading...

LOCATION :  
HOTEL :  
CHECK IN : CHECK OUT : FOR : NIGHT(S)
IN : Loading...  

Send us your feedback

Help us keep this website up-to-date by sending us your comments and suggestions. If your question is about a hotel please use this link - For TOUR questions and enquiries please use this link


Hotel Quick Finder

City:
Check In:
Check Out:
in:
Loading...
Koh Phi Phi Leh
Download our Free {place} Guide

Asia Web Direct Travel Club members have access to our free travel guides, and lots of other travel specials and benefits from the Asia Travel Specialists.

Please enter your details and we'll send your free {place} Travel Guide to you straight away. We will also add you to our free Asia Web Direct Travel Club Newsletter.

All fields are required.

We will not pass your details on to any other company or individual. We take your privacy seriously!

in
in Loading... out