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Favorite thing: In general, you will not be impressed with Phi Phi Don. It is heavily touristed and heavily marketed. You will not be able to walk down the main strip along the beach without being offered the chance to learn to dive 5 times. That can get quite annoying if you dont want to dive. BUT, I will say that the longer you stay, and the more you just accept that this is a tourist place, the more fun you will have. There is a lot of fun to be had on Don. There are numerous bars and full-on clubs. With the diverse population that the area's attractions attract, you wil be able to find the type of nightlife that you are looking for. With many, many beaches along the island's coast, sun worshipers will be utterly pleased. Plus, there is a wealth of cheap accomodation, or if you prefer, some nice hotels. In all, Phi Phi at first will probably turn you off, unless you are a frat boy. But, if you give it some time, you will find that there is ample opportunity to enjoy yourself.
Updated Mar 12, 2004
Favorite thing: One of the things i was amazes to see when i arrived to this tiny Island is so many internet shops.
I though that im arriving to some island in the end of the world and seems to be that it wasnt at all as i though...
So if its something you need then dont worry about that !
Using it wasnt expensive though i cant remember the prices plus i believe that in the last 3 years it was changed anyway.
Written Sep 12, 2003
Favorite thing: The amazing beaches and sealife is everywhere you look, it seems in Koh Phi Phi.
The nightlife was almost too good, as we partied along the beach with people from all around the world. What I mean by too good is I can't remember the names of the bars we even visited. However, I know we passed by the Apache and Reggae bars, but after that it is a blur (too much Thai whiskey).
When I go back I will be able to update my info, I hope.
Fondest memory: My best memories of Koh Phi Phi would definitly be the cliffjumping and snorkeling day trip that I went on.
I will also miss very much the weather and swimming in the warm, blue-green ocean probably the most. I will try and remember the nightlife, but all I know is that it was excellent.
Updated Oct 3, 2005
Fondest memory: With turquoise coloured sea and palm trees overhanging white beaches, Phi Phi looks like everyone's idea of a perfect tropical island. This was probably why the makers of 'The Beach' decided to film the movie here. This photo was taken during my visit in 1992. Whether it still looks like this, I don't know.
Updated May 6, 2003
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.
Written Oct 24, 2006
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.
Written Nov 8, 2006
Favorite thing: Scuba diving!! It's a wonderful world down there that you cannot afford to miss!
Fondest memory: Sitting on the porch of our bungalow, happy but quite tired after diving all day, sipping refreshments, watching a bunch of cute kittens playing quite in front of me, enjoying the sun, the heat, the peace...
Updated Dec 27, 2002
Fondest memory: Cats!! Cats everywhere! Cats of all sizes and colours! I like cats, by the way...
This particular cat (in the picture) draw a lot of attention, lying in front of a shop...
If you want to see a very cute cat family, please check out my More Photos travelogue. :-)
Updated Mar 27, 2003
Favorite thing: This is not my favorite thing, this is about the weather... ;-)
High season (November till March): the best weather, the best time for scuba diving, but huge crowds of tourists
Low season (June and September): variable weather (lots of rain, rough sea), low prices, few tourists
Middle season (April, May, July, August, October): mostly nice weather (occasionally rain and rough sea), lower prices and less crowds than in high season
We stayed here ten days in the beginning of July (in 2002), and the weather was quite fine and enjoyably hot (ca. 32 C). There were showers almost every afternoon, but they were very short (but heavy!) and refreshed the air nicely. Only the sea was pretty rough, so we couldn't make diving trips beyond Phi Phi Leh Island, but it didn't bother us, since diving around Phi Phi Leh was amazing enough. And it was not too crowded.
Updated Dec 27, 2002
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.
Written Oct 24, 2006
5 Reviews and 1036 Opinions We booked this wonderful resort with the aim of being able to step out of our beach bungalo straight...
4 Reviews and 736 Opinions The villas are very nice but are a bit basic. We were moved to a newer room which was better than...
5 Reviews and 127 Opinions Not official star rating, about 3 stars Location - Beach front 5 minutes walk from the pier ...