One thing’s for sure: if you need a silly hat, Tonsai East has them in large quantities in its stalls and shops.
Apart from that, you’ll find convenience stores with elevated prices and lots and lots of stalls selling Phi Phi holiday ‘essentials’.
Roughly halfway between the Chukit Resort and the end of Tonsai East there is a sharp left turn that makes an alley lined with stalls selling homemade beads, T-shirts, sarongs, shorts and lots of holiday knick-knacks, some of which are pretty but useless and some of which are useless but pretty. Still, if you’ve forgotten your Frisbee or beach ball or if you’re in the market for a hand-woven bracelet or a pair of fake Ray Bans or Oakley’s check this slew of stalls out.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – late
- Location: Past Rimlay Resort on the left
- Type: Holiday accessories
T-shirts, sarongs, those hats again as well as sunglasses – they’re all here in this Tonsai East version of the many ‘boutiques’ that are to be found in the centre of the island.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Location: Facing Bora Bora Restaurant-Bar
- Type: Holiday gear, sarongs, T-shirts, silly hats