Ko Phi Phi, is one of the most famous destinations in Thailand, mainly because it's recognized as the location for the film “The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio. This islands are located in the south of Thailand, forty kilometers from Krabi and just under fifty kilometers from Phuket. The best way to reach this backpackers' paradise is by boat from Krabi or Phuket.
Ko Phi Phi is composed of two islands, Phi Phi Don (the touristic one, with all the facilities) and Phi Phi Leh (home of the famous Maya Bay). In Phi Phi Leh there is no accommodation, but you can stay here for one night, joining in a camping tour that you can book in Ko Phi Phi Don.
During your stay on Ko Phi Phi, you can enjoy the sun on the beautiful beaches, have a one-day tour to the amazing Maya Bay (arranged in Ko Phi Phi Don), and eat the typical Thai or western food (there are a lot of fancy and budget restaurants). Ko Phi Phi is also an exceptional place to scuba dive, so if you want to give it a try, there are a lot of diving schools that offer the four-day Padi courses and other certifications. If you are already certified, they also arrange day trips to the best spots for diving.
During your stay, try to visit Koh Lanta, which is much more quiet and less touristic, but also with stunning sandy beaches along the coast.
There is a lot of accommodation in Ko Phi Phi, but don't expect as much cheap accommodation as in the rest of Thailand. Ko Phi Phi's hostels are for every budget and taste -- to have better rates, try to book in advance. Hostels in Koh Phi Phi are the perfect place to meet other backpackers and make some friends.
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