You must see Phi Phi island at least once
Phi Phi island is a amazing looking tropical gropu of islands. The Phi Phi Islands are an island group in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand. This island destination has long been a favourite with travellers because of the fabulous beaches, crystal clear waters and spectacular limestone landscapes. Scuba diving and snorkelling are the main attractions of the Phi Phi Islands, but the range of activities and accommodation has grown over the last few years.
Koh Phi Phi’s climate is tropical and warm throughout the year. The northeast monsoon from November into January is wonderful, with breezy clear days and fragrant cool nights. From February to May the breezes end, and the weather is at its best. From November to May, Phi Phi Island has 26 sunny days per month. The southwest monsoon, from late May to October, brings rain and winds to the west coast of southern Thailand, but there are still 20 sunny days per month. Most often it’s only a cool, late afternoon shower, but there can be rainy days on Koh Phi Phi. Seas can be quite rough during this season and swimmers should be careful.
Aptly titled, Mosquito Island is home to a plethora of bothersome mosquitoes, so don’t forget to bring your bugspray. But don’t let these pesky critters put you off, as this island boasts some of the most famous shipwrecks in the region, sites which serve as interesting and beautiful dive destinations. The well-known King Cruiser wreck is situated here, a premier wreck diving destination measuring 85 meters from bow to stern. This is a top diving spot and provides hours of activity for keen divers. Extra details on Phi Phi islands tour.
Viking Cave is the immense cave named after the pictographs on the wall of the cave which indistinctly resemble to ancient Viking ships. This cave was renamed by H.M Rama IX when he visited it in 1972, which resembles in shape the head of the great serpent of Buddhist legend is a revered place of local people who come to collect the swift’s nests that is used to make Bird’s Nest Soup, a Chinese delicacy. The cave is a spectacular scene created by the nature itself; cave and a sea lake formed by a clef between the two cliffs that allows water to enter into a bowl-shaped canyon wherein several nice hidden beaches are shaped. Visitors can stop to relax and snorkel here.
As you are in a large island, naturally, underwater activities are a must! Snorkeling is loads of fun in Koh Phi Phi as there are lots of playful fish that go right up to you! From most of the beaches, swim out a couple of meters and you’ll get decent snorkeling. One of our favorite spots, Ao Toh Ko is even rumored to be a popular place to spot pods of dolphins while you’re in the water. Ummm..yes, please! If you’re looking for something a little bit more out of the ordinary, there are a few tour operators which offer night snorkeling so you can swim with the bioluminescent planktons or snorkeling tours with reef sharks.
This was my favorite spot in all of Phi Phi. You know those pictures of Thailand that look unreal? Imagine a magnificent bay surrounded by pristine emerald waters, steep limestone cliffs, and a gorgeous lagoon; the Pi Leh Bay is one of the best places to to swim in the Phi Phi Leh island. You can get to Pi Leh Bay, one of the most exotic and stunning bays of the Phi Phi islands, in 30 minutes from the center of Koh Phi Phi Don, but if you’re going on a one-day trip to the best spots in Koh Phi Phi like we did, I’m sure your trip will include this bay.