The best reasons to visit Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi beach storyvillegirl/Flickr

Koh Phi Phi beach ©storyvillegirl/Flickr

The fantastic archipelago of Koh Phi Phi is composed of six beautiful islands, located in the southern part of Thailand. These islands are very popular among visitors partly due to their natural beauty, partly to the gorgeous beaches and excellent dive sites. If you are thinking about choosing Thailand as your next holiday destination, but you still don’t know which part to choose, I suggest you to head towards this wonderful archipelago. Do you want to know which are the best reasons to visit Koh Phi Phi? Well, read the following guide. Below I will present you the best reasons which make this archipelago a top tourist destination. I hope that I will help you making a good decision.

Natural beauty

The archipelago of Koh Phi Phi is considered one of the most beautiful archipelagoes of the world. The natural beauty of the islands which compose the archipelago are given by the breathtaking limestone cliffs, gorgeous white sandy beaches, beautiful hills, caves and mangrove forests.

The two largest and most popular islands among tourists are Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Lee. The largest island is Phi Phi Don. In spite of many areas of it have been exploited for tourism, it is still a beautiful island. Its beaches are gorgeous and offer scenic landscapes, just like Nuy Bay. Surrounded by huge limestone cliffs, Phi Phi Lee is as attractive as Phi Phi Don. Its highlight is the breathtaking Maya Bay. The natural beauty of the archipelago is protected by a national park.

Koh Phi Phi limestone cliffs Alex Telford/Flickr

Koh Phi Phi limestone cliffs ©Alex Telford/Flickr

Gorgeous beaches

As I mentioned it, the beaches of the Phi Phi Islands are gorgeous and worldwide famous. The sand is white and soft, while the waters are crystal clear and warm, being homes to wonderful coral reefs.

Maya Bay on Phi Phi Lee and Nuy Bay on Phi Phi Don are just two of the most scenic sections of beaches. Other excellent beaches are: Monkey Beach, Yao Beach, Lohsamah Beach and so on. If you are looking for perfect beaches, you can’t go wrong by choosing the Phi Phi Islands as your holiday destination.

Koh Phi Phi beach storyvillegirl/Flickr

Koh Phi Phi beach ©storyvillegirl/Flickr

Good dive sites

Famous for its dive sites, the archipelago attracts a large number of visitors every year, especially during peak season. The islands are surrounded by beautiful coral reefs and the underwater life is extremely varied and colorful.

Some of the best dive sites of the Phi Phi Islands are the following: Wang Long (with underwater cave system), Garang Heng (where you can meet numerous leopard sharks), Ko Bida Nok, Hin Bida (Shark Point), Ko Bida Nai (where divers can meet reef sharks), Loh Samah Bay (excellent for night-time diving) and others.

Diving at Koh Phi Phi _e.t/Flickr

Diving at Koh Phi Phi ©_e.t/Flickr

Other activities

Besides scuba diving, visitors can practice other great activities, too, including snorkeling, sailing, rock climbing, fishing, bird-watching, cliff jumping, kayaking and so on. If you are an active traveler, the island has some great activities on offer to you. You surely won’t get bored.

    

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