Laem Thong Beach - a far paradise on Phi Phi Don

Lam Tong Beach (aka Laem Thong Beach) is locatedon the northernmost side, stretched out like a sausage, on the edge of the island of Phi Phi Don, and facing east. It is considered the most remote large beach on Phi Phi Don, which can only be reached by boat or (for trekking fans in the jungle) on foot across the island.

The beach is very beautiful, not crowded, with decent,but with a simple infrastructure and even with its own pier, which is hidden on the back of the island - the width of the sausage there reaches 180 meters, no more. It so happened that I saw only the opposite side of Lam Tonga - the same pier on the rocky shore, and even in passing. So you only get a text description of the beach and pictures of the rocks, and I planned to visit Lam Tong on my next visit to Phi Phi Don.

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Beach description

The best beach in this part of the island. Lam Tong Beach is nine hundred meters white, with a yellowish tinge of sand, almost without impurities and debris. Near the palm trees it is softer and smaller, and under water and further - to the reef, there are stones of different sizes and shells.

The beach is in demand among people wealthy and calm. There is no movement on Lam Tonga, as in Phi Phi Town and there are usually not very many tourists here, but in the peak season people are crowded pretty well.

The beach is closed on all sides by dense vegetation and is an almost perfectly flat straight line. Almost the entire length of the Lam Tonga under the water - a clean bottom.

Sunset, depth and waves

The shore on Lam Tong is shallow, unlike itsrocky neighbor opposite where the pier is built. It is sloping to such an extent that at high tide the beach is almost completely hidden under water, and after ebb, a football field opens up with a width of about 150 meters and a length of almost a kilometer.

Large flat stones are hidden under the water at the edges of the beach, and if you walk to the end of the field to the horizon, then the remains of a coral reef begin - it is better to sail here in high water.

Waves in high season are usually small, incomfort limits, shoal affects. In the monsoon season, the nekomilfo swim here, and the coast suffers from storms, which is why it has been reinforced in places with concrete rings.

Sun beds and shade

Sun beds are mainly in the area adjacentResorts, of which there are only four. It is most comfortable to swim when the water rises to a maximum, and then another two or three hours after the outflow begins.

It turns out that the sea comes close to the treesashore, and all the people are under the beach umbrellas of resorts and under the natural shade of quite thick brilliant green on the shore. As the day progresses, the sun goes west, and the shadows on the beach lengthen, but not enough to cover all 150 meters of empty space.

Beach photo

There is probably not a photo of the beach, but a photo of the pier.

Laem Tong Beach, Phi Phi Don Island

Laem Tong Beach, Phi Phi Don Island

Laem Thong Beach - a far paradise on Phi Phi Don

Laem Thong Beach - a far paradise on Phi Phi Don

Laem Thong Beach - a far paradise on Phi Phi Don


Beach infrastructure includes all services.four resorts (massage parlors, spas and restaurants), boaters, who approach directly to the beach and cause this a certain inconvenience for swimmers. There are a couple of kayak rentals, as well as a full-fledged concrete pier on the back of the hill behind the beach.

There are no chain and private stores on Lam Tonga.view of low terrain and the specifics of the "isolated" beach. It makes sense to come here for the whole vacation, and spend it entirely on the beach and hotel grounds. There are no iconic places or sights here, but if you wish, you can wander around the neighborhood, once is enough.

Houses and hotels on the beach

On Lam Tonga, there are four resorts with an excellent rating, and not just the excellent one against the background of the Pipian disgrace, but at the level of serious hotels in Thailand. Phi Phi Natural Resort

Laem Thong Beach - a far paradise on Phi Phi Don

, Zeavola Resort

Laem Thong Beach - a far paradise on Phi Phi Don

, P P Erawan Palms Resort

Laem Thong Beach - a far paradise on Phi Phi Don

and Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island

Laem Thong Beach - a far paradise on Phi Phi Don


Taken together, a coral reef where you cansnorkeling directly from the shore, and with low beach traffic - Lam Tong can be considered one of the best places on Phi Phi Don for a quality beach holiday. Under the link below, you will be transferred to the general list of hotels on Phi Phi Don.

Hotels in Phi Phi>

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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:

How to find the beach

I do not think that you will be interested in the hiking route,so the easiest option is the boatman. On any beach, come up with a tourist map to the boatman and point him with your finger where to swim. Then bargain and swim, in that order, and not vice versa.

Beach map

Laem Tong Beach Card

Laem Tong beach map:
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