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    Free Bottled Water and Softdrinks

    by machomikemd Written Nov 15, 2012
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    Favorite thing: If you booked on a big boat or a big group speed boat tour of the phi phi islands then don't despair if you are thirsty of feeling dehydrated due to the humidity in the beaches or plain tired of the swimming and snorkeling as the price you pay for the tour includes free bottled water and softdrinks that are found in the big coleman ice coolers found at the boat and you just need to open it and get anything you want but don't be greedy and take so much as the supplies are not limited.

    if you are on a private speed boat tour or a long tail boat, then you have to bring you own food and drinks on the islands tour as these necessities are not included in the package.

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    Entrance to Phi Phi Island National Park

    by machomikemd Written Nov 15, 2012
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    Favorite thing: If you booked the big boat or the speed boat phi phi islands tour, chances are that the Phi Phi National Parks Entrance fee of 400 baht per adult and 200 baht per child fee is included in the package you pay at the tour agency, however, if you booked a long tail boat or a personal speed boat tour, then the admission fee is not included, so you have to pay it at the booth fronting the beach in Maya Bay in Phi Phi Le Island as all Phi phi Island Tours go to Maya Bay. The park booth is located near the public restroom and is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday and the park entrance fee covers the permit for all the six islands of the Phi Phi Island Group.

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    ATM Booths at Phi Phi Don

    by machomikemd Written Nov 14, 2012
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    Favorite thing: Short on Cash and don't want to use the credit card to buy stuffs at phi phi don due to the high 6% surcharge on credit cards? don't despair! if you bought your International ATM Card while on a Phi Phi Island Tour, then you can get instant money in thai baht on the assorted ATM Machine Booths lining Tonsai Village to fuel your shopping and dining needs. The ATM Machines (are Linked to CIRRUS, MAESTRO, PLUS, DISCOVER international ATM consortiums) accept most cards, this is also the best way to change your money, bring your local bank card and get the money in Phi Phi Don from an ATM (don't change at your hotel). T

    Tip: There are also 100 Baht notes in the ATM, take for example 3000 Baht out and you have small money straight away.

    They charge a minimal amount for an atm withdrawal (about 150 baht) irregardless of amount withdrawn so I suggest you withdraw more than 3,000 Baht or more rather than just withdraw 500-1,000 baht per transaction.

    Fondest memory: most ATM's here at Phi Phi Don accept international consortiums but the average cost per withdrawal is charged a 150 baht per transaction.

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    Accommodation on Phi Phi Don Island

    by earthflyer Written Jan 6, 2010

    Favorite thing: Phi Phi Don is a small island where everything is in walking distance as for getting a taxi they simply do not exist. there is no transport on the island.

    If the websites are confusing you then wait until you turn up on the island. When you get of the boat there is a small area at the end of the pier which can help you find a bungalow on the island but you could get a cheaper deal by walking around to the hotels by yourself and see what takes your fancy but watch out for local holidays it can get booked out.

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    Long beach, the place to be

    by Doempie Written May 4, 2008

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    Favorite thing: There is a 'road' you can walk that takes you to Long Beach in 20 minutes, but I would not advise using it at night (you have to walk over very slippery rocks for about 10m) and even less when you are drunk. Luckily there are boat taxi's that will take you there for B80 per person (this is non-negotiable) and I believe that they run throughout the night.

    I would strongly recommend Long beach, it is a truly beautiful little beach with a nice swimming area and also snorkeling. All of the other beaches are either too close to the village or too far. We were staying in the village which was great for the partying bit, but we took a boat taxi over to Long beach in the day and was so envious of everyone staying there!

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    Sunset dinner cruise

    by austarman Written Feb 5, 2008

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    Favorite thing: When staying on Phi Phi Don island there are a variety of short cruises and fishing trips available.
    One evening we decided to do the Sunset dinner cruise which starts at 3pm and goes for 4 hours.
    This trip takes you to Monkey beach and the Viking cave at Phi Phi Ley island where they made "The Beach" movie.
    After that you can do some snorkeling then swim at Maya bay before finally heading out to the smaller of the Phi Phi islands to see the sunset.
    After the sunset they serve you dinner while the boat slowly makes it's way back to Phi Phi Don island and Tonsai bay.

    Fondest memory: Walking though the cave at one side of Phi Phi Don island into a rain forest that leads to Maya bay and the most perfect beach that you will ever see.

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    A Tale of Two Islands

    by SLLiew Written Feb 5, 2008

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    Favorite thing: For most tourists coming to Phi Phi, it will soon be evident that it is a pair of islands.

    The larger Phi Phi Don is where all the accommodation, restaurants and diving centers are located and where your boat from Phuket or Krabi will dock.

    The smaller Phi Phi Le is a no man's land where tourists take day trip to the island and around it for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving as well as a mandatory visit to the bird's nest collection cave. It is also the location for the filming of the "Blue Lagoon".

    There are other islands in the bay but they are further away. So it is Phi Phi Islands.

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    Remembering Phi Phi Island Cabana

    by SLLiew Written Aug 19, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Stayed at Phi Phi Island Cabana Resort but this was long before the tsunami. Now a new building and under construction.

    Great location as it is right near the jetty and centrally located on the nice side of the bay with great sandy beach. Have a good dive and snorkelling center. The staff wore Singapore Airlines crew uniforms.

    Great to have seafood barbecue dinner at the resort just by the beach.

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    Ao Loh Dalam Beach

    by austarman Written Aug 3, 2007

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    Annie on Dalum beach Jan 2008
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    Favorite thing: Ao Loh Dalam Beach is such a great place to chill out for long periods of time as we did with many other cruise tourists this particular day.
    The water was great here although the sun was quite hot this day.
    The thing to do though when the beach is so hot like that, is just to grab a deck chair with a big beach umbrella then find an ice cold beer and just watch the happy people playing at the beach in paradise.
    Fantastic atmosphere and environment!

    Fondest memory: The crystal clear waters and fine white sands of Dalam beach with the towering cliffs at either ends of the beach.

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    Koh Phi Phi Don - for backpacker and divers

    by akkipaa Updated Mar 26, 2007

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    Favorite thing: The tiny island of Koh Phi Phi has been a backpacker destination for years, not surprising then that it is also a great diving destination. Being centrally located it serves as a great base to explore local dive sites and those further afield at Phuket, Krabi and Lanta. With crystal clear waters, fringing reefs, local islands and a laid back beach atmosphere Koh Phi Phi truly is a paradise.

    Getting there : Boat 2 hours
    Off Season : Aug / Oct

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    Thai Immigration

    by MikeAtSea Written Nov 8, 2006

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    Thai Passport Stamps

    Favorite thing: Entry into Thailand is relativley easy. Almost every nationality obtains a visa for 30 days at the point of entry. Only a hand full of nationalities require a visa to enter the Kingdom. The 30 day visa however is very difficult to extend once in Thailand. The visa run – as people call it who wish to stay longer, means to return to the border and re-enter Thailand for another 30 days. Tourist visas issued at a Thai Embassy are valid for two months and can be extended once within the country.

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    Under Sea Tin Mining

    by SLLiew Written Oct 24, 2006

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    Favorite thing: While travelling between Phuket Town and Ko Phi Phi by boat or ferry, you can see underwater tin mining dredges.

    While most tin mining in Southern Thailand and in Malaysia is alluvial soil along rivers, this is unique that mining of tin in under the ocean waves.

    So worth taking note and a photo for me.

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    Welcoming sight

    by SLLiew Written Oct 24, 2006

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    Favorite thing: When you see clear smooth blue waters with snorkelling boats gathering. You can see the coral covered rocks below. The sea is so salty, you can taste it. Everyone is getting ready their snorkels, wearing their flippers and ready to jump in.

    It is quite a euphoria when you finally put your head under water and see the colorful fishes darting around and brilliantly hued hard and soft corals. Your body is moving up and down as the waves are near the rocks. The sun is occasionally covered by the clouds, temporarily reducing your visibility.

    It is fun if you have an inexpensive disposable underwater camera to snap the underwater world and each other. Hopefully, you are wearing a waterproof watch to help you keep time while you frolick away as Jacques Cousteau.

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  • Phi Phi's Development

    by fayetaylor Written Sep 4, 2006

    Favorite thing: Hi

    I am conducting research for a PhD in Tourism Development and Planning, registered with the Faculty of Business and Law at De Montfort University, Leicester, England.

    The subject of my research is Sustainable Development and Planning in Koh Phi Phi, focusing upon the different stakeholder interests that interact within the destination to determine whether sustainable development is possible. As part of this process I am trying to establish as many contacts as possible in order to obtain a wide range of views on the subject to ensure that I have a comprehensive picture of the situation regarding the redevelopment on Phi Phi. It is important that I obtain as many viewpoints as possible so that I might make valid conclusions from my research.

    There may be people in this forum who either have a link with Phi Phi or would be suitably informed about the wider issues of sustainable development in Thailand. I would like to ask if you would be willing to visit my research website - www.freewebs.com/fayetaylor/ to find out more about my research and, if you are willing to complete one of the online questionnaires - ideally the 'new'one. I would really appreciate any information or opinions you have regarding the redevelopment plans for the island.

    I would be extremely appreciative of any assistance that you can provide
    or alternatively if you can make any suggestions of other people that
    might be suitably informed on this matter.

    I look forward to hearing from you

    Best Wishes

    Faye Taylor
    De Montfort University, UK
    www.freewebs.com/fayetaylor/

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    Map of Phi Phi Don

    by Tina-Perth Updated Mar 25, 2006

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    My mud map

    Favorite thing: I have drawn this map so that you can see the shape of the island. By seeing the shape, you can understand why the consequences of the tsunami were so great here. The main bay area is on this isthmus, I guess it would have been full of people that morning as most of the resorts on Phi Phi Don are located along the shores to both sides of the isthmus and to the east (right).

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