1 . Visit ‘The Beach’
Made famous by the classic film ‘The Beach’ starring Leonardo Di Caprio, the extraordinary Maya Bay on the west side of Phi Phi Ley is world famous for its exquisite beach and truly picture postcard perfect scenery of jungle covered cliffs. The coral and the huge submerged boulders near the must of the bay are excellent for snorkeling and diving. Best to visit early though, befor it gets too crowded with sightseers.
2 . Enjoy the sunset at Phi Phi View Point
Some of Koh Phi Phi ‘s most memorable views can be seen at the View Point. The classic dumbbell shape of Phi Phi don Village, squeezed between Tonsai Bay and Loh Dalum and framed by towering cliffs, is a picture taken and used on more postcards and posters of Thailand than any where else. Thus an early evening pilgrimage, leaving the valley from 4.30pm to slowly stroll the 25-50 minutes to the top, comes highly recommended. Also, if you are an early bird by nature, the trip can be made at dawn to watch the glorious sunrise bathe the cliffs in brilliant sunlight.
3 . Go fishing
Phi Phi is a greate place for those interested in deep sea fishing. Anglers should be aware though that they can’t take their catch home to cook as fishing around Phi Phi operates on a ‘catch-and-release’ policy. That said,it’s still a lot of fun to pitch your wits and strength against a black marlin or a sailfish and there’s no lack of them in the Andaman Sea. You can charter a boat with friends or hire a longtail. Sak Fishing half-day trips offer both morning and afternoon trips for anglers every day.
4 . Rock climbing
For a sport that combines a physical challenge with great views, rock climbing is hard to beat, especially on picturesque Phi Phi. For beginners and skilled climbers alike, Phi Phi offers plenty of places to enjoy this activity with over 20 routes to choose from in the Tonsai Tower area. Try the Cat Climbing Shop in Tonsai, where you can get all the equipment you need, as well as qualified guides and instructors.
5 . Take a Thai cooking class
Thai food is gaining popularity around the world but getting hold of the ingredients to cook to yourself is not always an easy task. Pum Cooking School in Central Tonsai will teach you how to cook authentic Thai favourites, as well as how to use and store the herbs and spices correctly. There are three daily sessions at 11:00am, 4.00pm and at 6.00pm and you can choose from 90-minute, three-hour and four-hour classes or longer.