Phi Phi island is an amazing looking tropical gropu of islands. The Phi Phi Islands are an island group in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand. This island destination has long been a favourite with travellers because of the fabulous beaches, crystal clear waters and spectacular limestone landscapes. Scuba diving and snorkelling are the main attractions of the Phi Phi Islands, but the range of activities and accommodation has grown over the last few years.
Koh Phi Phi’s climate is tropical and warm throughout the year. The northeast monsoon from November into January is wonderful, with breezy clear days and fragrant cool nights. From February to May the breezes end, and the weather is at its best. From November to May, Phi Phi Island has 26 sunny days per month. The southwest monsoon, from late May to October, brings rain and winds to the west coast of southern Thailand, but there are still 20 sunny days per month. Most often it’s only a cool, late afternoon shower, but there can be rainy days on Koh Phi Phi. Seas can be quite rough during this season and swimmers should be careful.
Ao Pileh Bay; a secluded piece of Thai paradise. This is a large, shallow cove with a colorful coral reef at its entrance. Majestic limestone cliffs full of lush plantlife surround the emerald green lagoon, and the water is beautifully crystal clear, so serene it’s as if bright lights are illuminating the floor of the cove. The sea is warm, making it a top spot for swimming and snorkelling, and visitors can spend hours immersing themselves in the breathtaking beauty of the scene. More details on Phi Phi island tours.
The tropical paradise of Phi Phi Island is composed of two islands: Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley. Although Phi Phi Don is the main island, Phi Phi Ley has quite a bit to offer tourists. Loh Samah Beach is located on the much smaller island of Phi Phi Ley. Since this entire island is surrounded by limestone walls, very little damaged was sustained by the tsunami. To this day, the island and beaches shine like a precious gem. Although the Phi Phi Ley island is uninhabited, it is still a common stopping destination for tourists and diving trips. Most diving trips stop at Loh Samah Beach since the southern coastline bay provides shallow diving for beginners. The cliffs and caves can also provide shelter from the sun and rain. More experienced divers head towards the seaward side of the Loh Samah Beach pinnacle because the current can be fairly strong.
As you are in a large island, naturally, underwater activities are a must! Snorkeling is loads of fun in Koh Phi Phi as there are lots of playful fish that go right up to you! From most of the beaches, swim out a couple of meters and you’ll get decent snorkeling. One of our favorite spots, Ao Toh Ko is even rumored to be a popular place to spot pods of dolphins while you’re in the water. Ummm..yes, please! If you’re looking for something a little bit more out of the ordinary, there are a few tour operators which offer night snorkeling so you can swim with the bioluminescent planktons or snorkeling tours with reef sharks.
You can go for a day trip to Bamboo Island and spend the day basking in the sun and enjoying the beauty of the beach, or if you like snorkeling, you can book a tour to the Hin Klang coral reef. Located between Bamboo Island and Laem Tong Beach in the north of Phi Phi Don, the Hin Klang coral reef is an excellent place to dive in and appreciate the submarine beauty of Thailand. On the same day, go explore explore the wonders of the sea and enjoy the beautiful marine environment of Ko Yung island, also known as Mosquito Island, one of the best places for diving in Koh Phi Phi.