Koh Phi Phi is known to be a dreamy destination. Imagine snorkelling in crystal clear water, paddling a kayak around stunning rock formations and relaxing on a white sand beach under the palm tree – that is Phi Phi Islands!
Phi Phi Islands are a beach paradise for travellers, if you look at the map you will see that there are tons of beaches here to choose from!
All the beaches on Koh Phi Phi have a slightly different vibe, some of them are very popular and crowded, some have beach bars and cafes on hand, while others are still wild, peaceful and quiet. Everyone will find their favourite!
Without further ado, let’s dive into the beaches worth visiting on Phi Phi Island:
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Loh Dalum Beach
A long and narrow stretch of golden sand with turquoise blue water and beautiful scenery of lush greenery. That is the main beach on Phi Phi Don island.
It is usually crowded during the day. A lot of people come here during the day to relax and enjoy some water activities. And it is as busy (even not busier) during the night with beach parties and fire shows.
There are a few bars and resorts around, and a narrow street filled with many little street food shops.
Ton Sai beach
Ton Sai Beach is where the main pier is. On one side you will find many longtail boats and on another, there is a beautiful fine sand beach with crystal clear water where you can relax under the palm trees and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
There are plenty of shops and cafes to grab a snack or a refreshing drink. And also, a lot of tour vendors are in this area, so it’s a good chance to catch a day trip or book a diving course.
Best to visit in the morning and late afternoon as it gets crowded with speedboats touring from Krabi or Phuket.
All three pictures were taken at Tonsai Beach
I don’t know where it got this name from, but the only thing that’s ‘similar’ to Vikings is that it is a pretty wild and untamed beach.
It is located just a short 15-minute walk away from the Ton Sai Village.
Usually, it’s pretty quiet over here with just a few people walking by and it is a perfect spot for those who want to escape the crowds of Loh Dalum beach and have a little bit more unwinding time.
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Whitest powdery sand beach with crystal clear water and a relaxed atmosphere.
The beach is very long (yep, the name says it all…) so it doesn’t feel cramped even with more people around.
You will see many beautiful resorts here, and a few restaurants to grab a drink or lunch. It is very clean and tidy around.
It is located a little jungle trek away from the Ton Sai Pier, about a 15-minute (maybe less) walk from Viking Beach. The hike itself is beautiful, but some parts might be a little bit uncomfortable to walk yet there are ropes that will help to keep you on the right track. Or you can also hire a longtail boat taxi which can be found at Ton Sai Pier and costs around 100 baht per person.
At the far end of the beach, you will be able to see the Shark Point and maybe spot one if you’re lucky.
Loh Lana Bay
A beautiful fine sand beach that is located on the northern side of Koh Phi Phi Don. This beach is pretty wild and quiet, with no hotels or restaurants around. If the timing is good, you be the only one relaxing there.
Loh Lana Bay is located on the northern tip of the island and there are three ways to get there.
If you hire a longtail boat you will probably get there in 10 minutes (but that costs around 1000 baht).
You can rent a kayak and easily paddle there yourself. It will take you around 40 minutes (at a relaxed pace) to reach it. Kayak rent prices vary from renter to renter, but it is about 150-200 baht for an hour, 300 baht for a few hours and around 600 baht per day.
Or, you can hike all the way to Loh Lana Bay. I highly recommend using this detailed guide with pictures here. But in short, you will need to find yourself at Viewpoint 3 and follow a little washed-off sign that says Loh Lana Bay. Or you can walk all the way to the end of Loh Dalum Bay, find a Kitty House and follow the coastal and jungle path further. The hike might be a bit challenging because there’s no direct way to go there. You will be met by slippery stones, a narrow jungle path, and a steep hike up the cliff covered in roots. Maybe a few monkeys, spiders and snakes too. But this hike will give you an unforgettable experience on Phi Phi Island.
A little sandy bay that is surrounded by high karst cliffs and crystal-clear water. The whole scenery of this small beach is magical and the famous Camel Cliff which pokes up from the sea right in front of the beach makes it even more special.
Nui Beach is a wild and secluded beach and is the perfect spot for a quiet and relaxing rest.
Nui Beach is located on the north-east side of Koh Phi Phi Don, and is a short hike in the jungle from the Loh Lana Bay. You will have to climb up a steep hill and walk through the water, but it’s definitely an incredible adventure to have! I followed this detailed guide here to reach Nui Bay and it was perfect!
The name says it all… If you want to meet the monkeys, this is a place to go!
Monkey beach is a hidden small and narrow stretch of sandy beach framed with lush greenery and high karst cliffs. A big colony of monkeys lives here and patiently waits for the treats that travellers bring to them.
This beach usually is a short stop on day tours, but you can rent a kayak and visit this beach on your own.
Please be careful, monkeys are a bit unpredictable and they might chase you around.
Read more Tips for Visiting the Island and the Best Things to do in Koh Phi Phi Don.
Loh Ba Kao Bay
Loh Ba Kao is a quiet white sand beach with palm trees overlooking the azure Andaman sea. It is located on the northern part of the island and it is a perfect hiking and relaxing spot to add to your itinerary.
To reach this beach you will have to choose one of the three options available – hire a longtail boat or take a boat taxi, or hike there yourself. If you choose the latter one – use this detailed guide with pictures here.
Bamboo Island (Koh Pai)
A little flat island covered with lush greenery, sandy beach and clear blue water.
Bamboo Island is a perfect spot for snorkelling as the coral reef that lies next to the island gives an opportunity to spot interesting marine life.
To get there, you will need to hire a longtail boat or join a tour. It doesn’t get very crowded but there will be a few touring boats, and if the timing is right, you might get the whole island to yourself!
Bamboo Island belongs to Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park so there will be a 400 baht entrance fee.
Maya Bay is an iconic destination and many people come to Phi Phi Islands just because of that.
White sand beach, coin-shaped bay with clear turquoise water and dramatic rock formations leaves everyone speechless. You can dip your toes in the water (no swimming allowed) and try to spot baby sharks showing up on the shore once in a while.
Maya bay is located on Phi Phi Leh Island, and to get there you will need to hire a boat or join the tour. You will embark on a floating pier in Loh Samay Bay, on the other side of the island, and after a 5-minute walk through a lovely park, you will reach Maya Bay. There is a little shop for drinks and snacks in this area and a few toilets too.
NOTE: 400 baht fee to enter Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park.
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