In this article, I will briefly outline my vision of the beaches of Phi Phi Island and give links to a detailed description of each beach, with photos and coordinates. At the end of the post you will find a general map of the beaches of the island and do not be surprised that there are two Phi Phi islands, and the beaches are described only for one of them. The fact is that the second island, Phi Phi Le, is a nature reserve and I have a separate article about it - Maya Bay and Phi Phi Islands Tour.
The content of the article
- one List of the best beaches in Phi Phi
- 2 Main beaches
- 3 The rest of the beaches
- 4 Phi Phi beaches map
List of the best beaches in Phi Phi
I will not consider the beaches in terms of long-term residence and wintering, because I do not really understand what to do here for more than one or two weeks of vacation, and especially with children. Phi Phi is a young, bustling island, the main charm of which is its beautiful beaches and hangouts. There are no large shops, hospitals and banks here, and the entire infrastructure is aimed at a short-term burst of energy and money. So let's talk about «the best» the beaches of Phi Phi Don from the perspective of a vacationer.
Ideal in terms of infrastructure is Lo Dalam. It is located on the central isthmus of the island, next to Pee Pee Town, has a good selection of accommodation (including budget hotels) and entertainment, and is close to the main piers of the island. But there will be no silence, all parties are also here.
The left side of Tonsai will be quieter and more suitable for vacations - there is also capital development, tall stone hotels (remember the tsunami, right?), Albeit a shallow, but not very crowded beach. It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the entire infrastructure, not more, in fact, this is the edge of Phi Phi Town. It is also convenient that from here you can walk in 10-20 minutes to Viking Beach and Long Beach, which are already quite suitable for beach relaxation.
And under the third number I would call the far right edge Sai's tone - there is a good bathing sea, very sparse buildings and just 10 minutes to Pee-Pee Town on foot.
If you are interested exclusively in relaxation and you have enough hotel services, then I would go away from Pee-Pee Town, to Lam Tong (local Rublyovka) and Lo Ba Kao. Complete separation from civilization, few tourists, crazy beaches with excellent sand and bathing sea. Laem Tong has the bonus of its pier and Lo Ba Kao is close to two beaches Luo Lana and Well - also an option for entertainment and a variety of leisure activities.
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Thon Sai Beach
Tonsai Beach is the meeting beach of Phi Phi Don Island. It is here that the main (but not the only) pier on the island is located. The beach is beautiful, long, but only suitable for swimming in one half, which stretches towards the rocks on the far right edge when facing the sea. The central part is a technical beach with a bunch of boats and cutters, and the left edge is studded with parked longtails and rocks. Tonsai is considered a beach for «look», and not take a dip. More about the beach - Thon Sai Beach - the main beach of Phi Phi Don.
Lo Dalum Beach
Lo Dalam is the second main beach on the isthmus of Phi Phi Don. Unlike the deep-sea Ton Sai, Lo Dalam is a shallow beach where you can swim only at the peak of the tide. He is very beautiful, looks gorgeous in pictures both from the shore and from the height of the viewpoint on Pi-Pi. But for a quiet stay, I would not recommend it - this is the edge of Pee-Pee Town and its parties, it is always very lively and noisy here, except for its farthest edges. more about the beach - Lo Dalum Beach on Phi Phi Don is the longest, but not the best.
Lo Ba Kao Beach
Lo Ba Khao Beach and its surroundings are located in the northeast of Phi Phi Don. The beach is considered one of the most remote on the island, where it is difficult to get to, but it is very cool to relax. Lo Ba Khao is notable for its beauty, comfort in terms of beach holidays and a decent (for Pee Pee) choice of accommodation. On the left edge of the area there are mangroves and flooded lowlands, which are best not to settle near. More about the beach - Lo Ba Kao Beach is the best choice for a long vacation in Phi Phi Don.
Lo Mo De Beach
Lo Mo Dee is a wild beach closest to Phi Phi Town. Wild in the sense that it has not yet been tasted by a mass tourist and it is not so easy to get here. You can walk on foot, but this is a dubious pleasure in the heat, and on boats, the consumption of the vacation budget immediately increases. A beautiful bay, palm grove, coral sand is a great place for bounty-style sealings. More about the beach - Lo Mo De Beach - the most beautiful beach on Phi Phi Don.
Long Beach is not the longest «long beach» on Pi Pi Don. Long Beach is located in the south of the island and is the closest normal beach in relation to Phi Phi Town, where you can safely swim without scratching your feet on the rocks at the bottom. The characteristic feature of Long Beach on Pee Phi Don is its unaesthetic straightforwardness, as if it was made especially for tourists, but in general it is a completely normal, ordinary beach for full-fledged tuning. More about the beach - Long Beach on Phi Phi Don is a standard tourist beach.
Ao Hin Khom, aka Viking-1 and Viking-2 (Viking Beach)
Despite the small size and privacy of the resort of the same name, the Viking beaches are considered the main beaches on Phi Phi Don because of their well-known and popular nature. Well, they are really cool, hidden in the midst of greenery and stones, with excellent sand and photogenic exterior - they look great in pictures and live. From the inconvenience - it is difficult to get there and people who need to go to Long Beach constantly walk by, so you have to hide things on the beach or constantly look after them. More about the beach - Viking-1 and Viking-2 (Viking Beach) - private beaches of one resort on the island of Phi Phi Don.
The rest of the beaches
Wang Long Bay Beach
A bay deep in the inaccessible rocky part of Pi-Phi Don, which can be reached exclusively by sea. At the end of the bay there is a tiny beach that is almost hidden during the peak of the tide. Behind the beach there is also a continuation of the corridor in the rocks, where you can walk and gaze, but usually no one comes to swim in this place. Only as part of a group, on a longtail, with a snorkeling mask.
A cool place with monkeys, who are already accustomed to tourists, have become insolent and their behavior spoils the mood of these very tourists. Periodically (and even systematically) they bite the most careless, steal things and fight for food. The beach, as you know, is not for swimming, but for walking package guests. During rush hours, the beach is not crowded with people, which obviously does not add to the place of autism. More about the beach - Monkey Beach - Monkey Paradise on Phi Phi Don.
Nui Beach on Phi Phi is the farthest, most distant, but very nice and clean beach with a decent depth, which makes it possible to swim here even at low tide. It can be reached on foot (option for those who live next door, desperate, and those who have too much time). Better to get here by boat and at the same time take a mask and lsty with you - this is a good place for snorkeling. More about the beach - Nui Beach on Phi Phi Don - a wild patch in the jungle.
Laem Thong Beach
The farthest from civilization, the large beach of Phi Phi Don. You can get here by land, but by sea is much faster and more interesting. The beach is beautiful, uncrowded, with its own infrastructure and even its own small pier. I have not yet examined Laem Tong completely and you can read a partial description of what caught my eye - Laem Thong Beach - a distant paradise on the island of Phi Phi Don
Lo Lana Beach
Lo Lana is located literally across the hill from the beautiful Nui, but it is fundamentally different from it. On the shore there are abandoned houses of some kind of resort, the beach itself is terribly dirtied by what has been caused by the waves. The place is completely uncomfortable, although it is possible that I came to it in February, when the seasonal storms had not yet subsided and the beach did not appear before me in the best light. More about Lana Beach - Lo Lana Beach on Phi Phi Don - an abandoned shore.
Rantee Bay Beach
Once a quiet beach on the outskirts of Pi-Phi Don, but now quite lively and popular among snorkelers as a place where you can snorkel well near the coast. Shallow, with a mass of stones at the bottom, with not the most beautiful sand, but cozy hidden in the bay beach with its tiny infrastructure. The beach was named after the Rantee Sunrise Hotel located here, which can only be called a hotel by mistake.
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P.S. Likes and re-posts are welcome 🙂
P.P.S. I will also be very happy to express your opinions regarding the various beaches on Ko Lanta, where you were vacationing. What and what did you like.