Phi Phi Tour Bucket list

Phi Phi Tour Bucket list

You are off to one of the most beautiful Island Phi Phi of Krabi province for 2 days and confused what to do. So, here is a bucket list for Phi Phi tour.

Things to do at Phi Phi Tour

1. Boat trip to Maya Bay

A beautiful white sand bay surrounded by 100 meter high cliffs on three sides is a hidden treasure in the middle of the blue sea. The sheer beauty of this place attracts more than a hundred tourists every day, so it’s highly crowded. But if you want to have an adventure then go for Maya Bay Sleep Aboard tour.

Maya Beach - Phi Phi Tour
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Maya Bay Sleep aboard Tour

The boat departs in the late afternoon and takes you around for swimming, snorkeling before reaching shore. In the evening they arrange for Barbeque and mini-camp sites. At night swimming in the perfect temperature water with bioluminescent planktons and gazing at bright stars, makes your life perfect.  Tripper too gets the chance to sleep in the boat or if lucky enough then at the beach.

Maya Bay Sleep aboard tour - Phi Phi tour

All this gives you a chance to see the different version of this tourist trapped island, in the evening when people are departing as well as during early mornings when it is empty.

2. Trek to Koh Phi Phi View Point

The best time to trek is early morning when the sun is not too hot. From the point, one can see the complete view of Koh Phi Phi and two major bays. I should say it is the hell of the view, I had never imagined.

Phi Phi View Point - Phi Phi Tour

3. Island Hoping at Phi Phi Tour

Hire a long-tailed boat for 6hrs, for 2500-3000 THB. It is an excursion designed to hop Bamboo Island, Mosquito Island, Monkey Bay, Maya Bay and Tonsai Village with few hours of shopping and swimming. Sail back around sunset as you will get to see the spectacular view of the shaded sky and sunset in the ocean.

Island Hoping - Phi Phi Tour

4. Enjoy Nightlife 

Even if you are not a party material head towards the beach, during late evening to experience the beach madness. Buy yourself a drink and chill. In no time, the whole beach will turn alive with music, fire shows, and parties. These parties continue till sunrise.

Beach Party - Phi Phi Tour
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Apart from this enjoy Thai boxing matches at the beach bars (Reggae Bar). You can also fight in the ring and win yourself a bucket of booze.

5. Snorkelling

Go for snorkeling in the crystal clear bluish green water at Hat Yao. In Idyllic temperature, you will get to see various colorful and exotic marine lives. Sometimes you will also get a chance to see shark and clownfishes too.

Snorkeling - Phi Phi tour

 6. Party on boat while at Phi Phi Tour

If you are looking to party on the beach with an unlimited beer, vodka, and rum, then hop on to Captain Bobs Booze Cruise. It’s a 6 hrs sailing trip from 1 pm – 6 pm. Admission to cruise happens only with snorkeling gear, Kayaks, and fishing. The charges for a trip vary from 2400 -3000 Thailand Bhat (THB).

Captain Bob's Booze cruise - Phi phi tour
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 7. Rock Climbing

For adventure, hop on to the Tonsai beach. There is a huge 200- meter limestone tower famous for rock climbing. The tower has been bolted to reach the top for beginners to advanced climbers. There are many companies at the beach who assists and provide training for a half or full day tours.

Rock Climbing - phi phi tour
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8.  Dive at Highest Vertical Wall

The largest underwater formation at Hing Daeng protrudes 3 meters above the waterline. Above the waterline, there are barren rocks but as you descend down red corals attract you to dive deeper. The diving depth goes up to 70 meters, so be careful where to stop. Also, watch sharks and manta rays.

Diving - Phi Phi Tour
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9. Sail to Viking Caves

Viking cave located at the north-western tip of Phi Phi Leh is not open for tourism. Boatman stops boat near the cave to see the tangles of platforms and altars set by Thai people to honor the spirits of the cave. There are paintings of boats and elephants on the walls of cave probably made by sea gypsies or pirates.

Viking Cave - phi phi tour

10. Shark Watching  at Phi Phi Tour

Leave early around 6:00 am, at the eastern end of the long beach, Hin Phae. Here you can swim with black tip reef sharks at a depth of 1-2 meter. These sharks are not dangerous. If you are not afraid and remain calm, they will gather around you exquisitely.

Sharks - Phi Phi Tours

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27 thoughts on “Phi Phi Tour Bucket list”

  • The pristine sea water where you can see the base of the boat is just magical!!! I’d love to just sit here all day long and just do nothing. And ofcourse I just can’t miss rock climbing!

  • Will Phi Phi looks amazing ! We were there a few years ago and took our kids it was a lot of fun – however we did not dive only snorkel and we did not see any sharks ! The beach party sign brought back great memories of our kids dancing in the sand ! Phi Phi is gorgeous love your photos!

  • Phi Phi looks amazing! Would love to do pretty much everything you mentioned, especially diving with sharks. These islands have such amazing natural beauty, I can’t wait to visit one day!

  • I have heard alot about this place! but been planning to go there but haven’t been able to go there! but I think 2017 is the year! and your this writeup would certainly be very helpful to me! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

  • Phi Phi looks like a great place for ocean activities as there seems to be a good variety of ocean stuff to do. I like the idea of seeing the bio-luminescence at night on the over night boat trip. Camping on an island like that must be really fun. What was your favourite activity?

  • This is heaven for those who love sea sports… I know I would be spoilt for choice. The diving sounds amazing and the koh phi phi view reminds me of Padar Island in Indonesia…

  • Phi Phi is so beautiful. I am not too much into sports. But I guess, I will simply enjoy that boat ride in that surreal water . The beaches are so beautiful and so are the landscapes. I will definitely visit here when I plan to visit this area. Thanks for the amazing virtual tour!

  • Phi-Phi Island is really the stuff that dreams are made of. There are such a host of activities that one can indulge in or just choose to stroll on the sands and watch the waves crashing on the shore. We were not able to get to Phi-Phi during our last visit to Thailand, but hope to get there next time and do at least some of these activities.

  • A trip to the phi phi islands has always been on my schedule during all of my trips to phuket. Such a lovely place with clear turquoise waters amid the stunning views of the Maya bay. Got a couple of new information here too such as the night stay and the diving.

  • The Phi Phi island looks no less than a paradise with a bounty of those emerald waters. The Maya Bay Sleep aboard Tour sounds interesting it must have been a great experience for start gazing, isn’t it? We have heard a lot about the island hopping it would definitely be on the list.

  • There seem to be so many beautiful things to do while visiting Phi Phi Islands. I heard about it first time in the movie The Beach, which made it look like a paradise. I would love to snorkel in that pure clear water and see the turtles.

  • Suruchi, you really inspired me to take the tour. I have never been to Thailand yet and one of the reasons is that it is such a popular destination. Buu it is sooooo beautiful. I need to go!

  • Truly such a stunning place, the cliffs and the beaches and the clarity and colours of the water. Just amazing. I love the sound of the boat trips the best, especially the night one, and also snorkelling / diving. I’m too scared of heights for the rock climbing but goodness the views must be incredible.