Phi Phi viewpoint is one of the highpoints (in more ways than one) of a visit to Phi Phi Don.
From the Reggae Bar, head towards Loh Dalum Bay and you'll see signs for the viewpoint. Don't forget to buy water at the bottom!
The viewpoint is elevated to 186m, which isn't really that high. If you're feeling energetic, it's a brisk 20 minute walk and if not you can have a leisurely 30 minute stroll to the top.
The journey up isn't difficult at all, the path is well trodden and paved most of the way. There's plenty of places to rest if need be.
When you arrive at the top you'll be pleased to find cold drinks, ice creams and other snacks on sale. The hammocks will be extremely welcome for some and the flat rocks make comfortable seats.
The view is, of course, magnificent. You can see Phi Phi Leh and all of both Tonsai Village and Loh Dalum bays. From here you will be able to appreciate the 'dumbbell' shape of the island and marvel at the island's beauty.
The best time to come from a photography point of view is before 10am as the sun will be behind you which brings out the colour of the sea. If there's a light shower while you're at the top you might be lucky enough to see a rainbow over Tonsai Village.
For those who want to go further there are three paths leading to bays on the other side. The middle path takes you to Rantee Beach, about a 20-minute walk, and the paths to the left and right lead to Pak Nam Beach and Ao Toh Koh respectively, both some 45 minutes away. These are not nature trails as such; just tracks used by locals to save on the cost of a longtail to and from Ton Sai. There are some tricky bits, but nothing that requires a mountaineering diploma.
Phi Phi Viewpoint
- Opening Hours: daily – best to go in the morning