All around Phi Phi Don there are beautiful and secluded coves and beaches. They are only accessible by boat or on foot.
Some of them are occupied by beautiful, expensive resorts, others only have a couple of small, basic huts.
So depending on your budget you can choose your own solitary (well, almost) paradise, away from busy Phi Phi town.
When you are travelling around the islands near Koh Phi Phi, a trip on a longtail boat is a must. Bouncing along the waves in one of these loud, but sturdy units, is quite the wild ride.
We were taken out for cliff jumping and snorkeling in a longtail, and I think it made the whole experience that much better. I'm not sure how much it is to rent for the day, as our trip included the boat ride (500bht each).
I took the second picture of my cousin Gary just after we got of the ferry from Krabi. We were waiting for a guesthouse, hung out on the beach, enjoyed a few Chang, and experienced our first taste of Koh Phi Phi.
After View Point, if you can further your hike to TOP VIEW GARDEN GUESTHOUSE. It is about 20 minutes hike from View Point. Follow the signs tha say TOP VIEW. The view the awesome. From here, you can see Krabi, Phuket and Koh Lanta! It's worth the effort!
Directions: from View Point, follow the sign that says TOP VIEW. First, you decent from View Point, then you come to a junction with 5 paths, some leading to beaches. Take the path with the sign TOP VIEW.
Pay a visit to the sister island lies in the south. It's an uninhabitat island known as Phi Phi Le. Interesting spot for diving and snorkelling. Many screen shots of the movie 'The Beach' was taken at here in Maya Bay!
The island is very small takes around 5 minutes to walk from the front beach to the back beach. Some great views from all over the island jungles, cliffs, beaches all on such a small island. My favourit place in Thailand i have been to so far and will be very hard to beat.
Being a touristy town, phi phi don has a huge variety of commercial establishments and one of the important ones for tourist who get injured or have scrathes or abrasions while swimming or snorkeling in the areas around the islands is the local pharmacy. they have a few pharmacies at tonsai village where you can buy first aid stuffs like water proofed band aids for wounds, astringent wash for cleaning of wounds and even medicines for head ache and other drugs for some serious infections.
they are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday
If this your 1st time to Phi Phi or you have not done this before, do take a walk to the View Point. The trip will take about 45minite to the 1st view piont, the 2nd view point will take another 30minite and the 3th view point, which is the highest will take another 40minite.
The 2nd view point is the best.
go to the viewpoint. its sign posted but its a good trek up the mountain. make sure u bring a towel and a bottle of water. trust me... i didnt!
it is so worth when you get to the top.. and dont worry there is a wee shop were you can buy water
you see the whole of phi phi and can watch the best sun rise or sun set you will ever see in your life
Located in and amongst the plethora of tiny shops dotting the island, are some small bookstores. Often, this isn't much more than a corner of a store devoted to selling some fiction paperbacks and trashy novels, as well as some foreign newspapers and the Bangkok Post.
But, I did find a small one located near Hippies Bar, which offered up some local fare and books written about Thai culture by foreigners.
Problem is, as is the way things are on Koh Phi Phi Don, you will end up spending double or triple what you'd spend at a regular bookstore inland. The Bangkok Post, which retails for a mere 20 baht inland, was available for anywhere from forty to fifty baht. Books generally sell for 400 to 600 baht, much more than they are initially worth and although wrapped in plastic, they tend to fall apart once you open them....pages literally coming unglued from the cover.
The viking cave on Phi Phi Le is a collection point for bird's nests, a high-priced specialty in Chinese restaurants.
'Plucking' these nests using weak bamboo scaffolds is risky business.