Bambu Island near Phi Phi - included in all tours

Bambu Island (actually Koh Mai Pai)It is located five kilometers from the southern edge of Phi Phi Don, and three from the island of Moskito (aka Ko Young). It is considered a classic tropical paradise, with a la bounty beach, azure sea and a magnificent view of the clear horizon.

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Bambu Island near Phi Phi

The island faces Phi Phi Don rocky, overgrowngreenery side, and the beach itself is hidden on the back end of Bambu Island. Boats moor to both shores, and I still do not understand the principle - why some sail directly into paradise, and the latter - into the wild jungle. It is possible that only the criminal boatmen have the right to land on the beach itself, or if you have gilded the pen to your captain.

And one more guess - private boatmen.(as mine was) they don’t want to pay for visiting the nat park, so they drive tourists from the other side on foot in a circle, they say, this is a kind of entertainment. I won’t think it up, it was my boatman who said so. And I walked along the stones and thought what the thrill was about. And considering that I did not know that on the other side of the island there is a gorgeous beach, I didn’t initially understand why this stupid stone island was visited by so many people.

Bamboo Beach on Bamboo Island is a hugesandy beach with white sand, quite civilian, with toilets, various amenities and - with a cafe. The only minus that instantly catches the eye: there are too many people on the beach, and a flotilla of boats is tightly crowded along the coast. Although we must pay tribute to the size of the beach - it is so large and wide that the crowd of tourists is not such a serious problem, and here no one pushes anyone to Maya Bay. Bamboo Beach has another effect: due to the heat, everyone is trying to hide in the shade of the trees, closer to the edges of the beach.

Bambu Island can be seen ahead

Bambu Island can be seen ahead

Boats left behind, delirious around the island

Boats left behind, delirious around the island

Left edge Bambu Beach

Left edge Bambu Beach

Here it is Bamboo Island in Thailand

Here it is Bamboo Island in Thailand

Central part of the beach

Central part of the beach

In general, the whole island can be slowly walked around forhour, but everything interesting is on the beach. On the right edge of the beach you can see the still preserved ruins of houses damaged by the tsunami on December 26, 2004, when all the lowlands of Phi Phi Don and the surrounding islands were under water for some time.

Because of the surf line, a two or three meter wide stripalong the shore of Bambu Beach is slightly muddy, but with calm water here you will find complete relaxation (but not solitude). The central part of the beach from its width seems quite free, despite the people and parked boats.

The right side of Bambu Beach

The right side of Bambu Beach

Went further clockwise around

Went further clockwise around

Information to visit

Ko Mai Pay is an island from the category of nature reserves, therefore the entrance here is paid: 400 baht per adult and 200 per child.

Prices for drinks and snacks are bullied - drinking coconut 120 baht. The cafe does not sell alcohol. Smoke only in designated areas.

By the way, as one of the options farThe “wrong” disembarkation is just the payment of the duty to the National Park, which the boatman chose to keep for himself, because they usually take from the arriving boats, rather than personally from each tourist.

Tent cities and bungalows are not here. By the way, I haven’t met bamboo on Bamboo Island, but there is a lot of casuarin, which are so similar to our larches.

Opposite the beach, at some distance from the coast there is a reef with fish. Not the Red Sea, but still people enthusiastic quite fit to lead the soul, beware of currents.

The likeness of a cafe, no range

The likeness of a cafe, no range

Fatal Jellyfish Warning - Portuguese Ship

Fatal Jellyfish Warning - Portuguese Ship

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Bambu Island and the beach

Bambu Island and the beach
Ko Ma Phai Island. The main beach, where the point is, and my boatman brought me to the other side. Great beach, but a lot of people.
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Central part of the beach

Ko Ma Phai Island. The main beach, where the point is, and my boatman brought me to the other side. Great beach, but a lot of people. In more detail.

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