Ko Phi Phi Don is the largest island in the group of 6 islands and the only island offering accommodation. Koh Phi Phi Don consists of 2 separate groups of mountains connected by a thin peninsular in the middle. This peninsular creates the spectacular backbone for the twin bays: Loh Da Lum Bay and Tonsai Bay. Tonsai bay is the main center of the island offering all the facilities. All arrivals and departures of the ferry boats arrive at the Pier on Koh Phi Phi. Getting Around: There are no cars of motorbikes on Koh Phi Phi (except for the few used by the local police) so access to different areas is either on foot or by traditional longtail boat.
Siam Commercial bank and Bank of Ayhudhya both have branches on Phi Phi Island
Over 20 ATM machines available
Phi Phi Island hospital
WIFI Internet is available at most resorts, bars and restaurnats for free
Telephone and fax services
Tonsai Bay is the main center of Phi Phi Don island where the village is located. All ferries arrive and depart from the pier in this bay. Expect to pay 200 baht when arriving at the pier. This fee goes towards island maintenance. The village has many shops, restaurants, bars, banks, Atms, dive centers, tour agencies, massage parlours, longtail boat rental services and much, much more.
LOH DALUM BAY
Loh Dalum beach on Phi Phi Island
Loh Dalum Bay is located only 200 meters away from Tonsai Bay and between them they make the peninsular that joins the two parts of the island. The beach is quite long and the waters here are good for swimming during high tide only. At low tide the waters recede leaving a large reef flat exposed that are worth exploring. At evening time the beach explodes, into a mixture of music, lights and pulsating bodies ready to dance the night away.
The view of the twin bay on Phi Phi Don Island
A must do for the energetic is to visit Phi Phi Viewpoint. The walk to the top of the mountain, via 370 steps and another 1/2 km hike, will require some energy and you'll be sweating buckets but the view waiting for you at the top will be worth every penny (or baht). 20 baht to be exact, which is the fee for entering onto the private land. From the top venture off to some of the other viewpoints or hike down to Runtee Bay on the east side of the island.
Long Beach at Phi Phi Island
Long Beach is located at the end of Tonsai bay on Phi Phi Don Island. The local name is Haad Yao, which literally means 'long beach' in Thai. The beach is accessible either by a taxi longtail boat (from Tonsai Pier, it costs 100 baht each way/per person) or a 30 minute walk along the beach.
There are plenty of resorts on the beach as well as a couple of small restaurants and bars. Long Beach is also the location of The Adventure Club's SHARK WATCH program.
Monkey Beach in Tonsai Bay
Monkey Beach is located in Tonsai Bay and locally known as 'Sarm Hardt, which literally means 3 beaches, as it is one of 3 small beaches. Access to the beach is by taxi (longtail) boat only and the resident Macaque monkeys are the main attraction which draw hoards of visitors. However it is not recommended to feed them, as they do bite and it's not worth the risk of having anti-rabies injections.
LOH MODEE BEACH
Loh Modee Bay is a very nice beach located on the east side of Phi Phi Don. It is possible to take a back path from the south end of Long Beach or you can take a taxi (longtail) boat. The coconut plantation behind the beach has not been developed except for a small bar that is run by one of the locals. This is a great place to get away from the crowds.
Yongkasem Beach on Phi Phi Don island
Yongkasem Beach is a secluded beach just outside (and to the left of Loh Dalum Bay). A great way to get there would be to rent a kayak from Loh Dalum and paddle round there. One word of advice is to go there during high tide and make sure that you leave before the tide goes down to low otherwise you might be left high and dry. There is some very good snorkeling there so take a mask and snorkel or better still join our WANG LONG SUNSET TOUR as this is one of the stops on that trip.
Aow Nui on Phi Phi Don Island
Nui Bay is a secluded bay on the west side of Phi Phi Don (turn right out of Loh Dalum Bay). The bay has a small white sandy beach and a shallow coral reef. Facing the beach is a small outcrop which is good for scuba diving. Close by are shallow caverns which are fantastic for snorkeling into during low tide. As part of our WANG LONG SUNSET TOUR we also stop here.
WANG LONG BAY
Sunset on the Wang Long Sunset Tour
Wang Long Bay is a very small bay on the west side of Phi Phi Don Island. The entrance of the bay is so small that it easy to miss it. However this is a fantastic spot and has left many a visitor with an amazing memory of sunsets on Phi Phi Island. The fact that the bay is so narrow creates an amazing setting to watch the sunset on our WANG LONG SUNSET TOUR.