Set within the crystal clear blue waters of the Andaman Sea and hugged by teeming coral reefs, Koh Phi Phi is one of those places everybody should visit at least once in their lifetime. Famed for its stunning white sand beaches and verdant tropical greenery. Koh Phi Phi is also actually recognised as one of the old set communities in the whole of Thailand. The name Phi Phi originates from the original Malay name for the islands, which refers to the mangrove woods found there. Like the rest of krabi, Phi Phi is home to a cultural melting pot of Buddhists, Thai-Chinese, Muslims and even sea gypsies, who all coexist together in an atmosphere of peace and harmony.
Koh Phi Phi itself is a collection of six islands and is home to the world famous Maya Bay National Park, famous as the beautiful setting for the iconic film ‘The Beach’ starring Leonardo Di Caprio. Tourism on Phi Phi, like the rest of Krabi province, has been a relatively recent phenomenon as prior to the early 1990s, only the most adventurous travellers visited the island. With its tropical climate, Phi Phi is a destination for all seasons, though the best time to visit is between January and April when the tropical downpours are less prolonged or intense. Whether you are looking to chill out with the backpacking crowd in the island’s numerous clubs and bars or simply want to relax on your own on a stunning white sand beach, Phi Phi is a destination you cannot afford to miss.