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    Phi Phi Le Island: Maya Bay Swimming

    by machomikemd Written Nov 19, 2012
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    This will by My Maya Bay Swimming Pictures as we did swim at maya bay using our water proof olympus toughtand panasonic lumix cameras for pictures and videos but did not snorkel since only those at long tail boats and big express boats can stop at the snorkeling areas or Maya bay. When Swimming at Maya Bay, be careful of the strong undercurrent below the surface and it really gets deep really fast as the clear emerald waters can be deceiving. do not go outside the marked areas if you are not a good swimmer.

    Maya Bay was a popular destination then even before the shooting of Leonardo Di Caprio's 2000 film, the Beach. Maya Bay has one of the three areas for Snorkeling in Phi Phi Le Island and the other ones are in Lo Samah Bay and at the Southern End near Bida Yai Island. Maya Bay is made beautiful by the surrounding Karst Limestone Cliffs around it. Maya Bay has a wide 200 meter sugary fine white sand beach front in the middle part of the bay and some isolated pockets of white sand beaches at the left side of the Limestone cliffs. There is a single store in the beach selling drinks and there is bathroom facilities too and a park ranger hut. Since It is The Main Attraction of the Phi Phi islands National Park and that all Phi Phi Island Tours come through here, the tour guides pay for the park entrance fees for the tourists at 400 baht per person as admission fee.

    It can be really crowded here even in the lean season of may to october as more than 30 speed boats (both private hired and big group tours) and long tail boats converge into maya bay everyday. You are alloted 1 hour to do your thing like sun bathing or swimming or snorkeling at Maya Bay if you are in a big speed boat tour and the express boats only stay at the entrance to maya bay as they don't have docking facilities in the beach for these large boats. You must try to pick a spot with less people but this will be next to impossible unless you are in maya bay in the late afternoon (most tours go to maya by in the morning).

    There are no lodging and commercial and hotel facilities in the Island as it is banned due to the Swiftlet Colony at Viking Cave. Maya Bay is 48 kilometers away from Chalong Pier in Phuket and can b reached by speed boat in 50 minutes or express boat by 1 1/2 hours or by long tail boat by 2 1/2 hours.

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    Phi Phi Le Island: Maya Bay

    by machomikemd Written Nov 19, 2012
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    This will be my Phi Phi Le Maya Bay Tips

    Maya Bay was a popular destination then even before the shooting of Leonardo Di Caprio's 2000 film, the Beach. Maya Bay has one of the three areas for Snorkeling in Phi Phi Le Island and the other ones are in Lo Samah Bay and at the Southern End near Bida Yai Island. Maya Bay is made beautiful by the surrounding Karst Limestone Cliffs around it. Maya Bay has a wide 200 meter sugary fine white sand beach front in the middle part of the bay and some isolated pockets of white sand beaches at the left side of the Limestone cliffs. There is a single store in the beach selling drinks and there is bathroom facilities too and a park ranger hut. Since It is The Main Attraction of the Phi Phi islands National Park and that all Phi Phi Island Tours come through here, the tour guides pay for the park entrance fees for the tourists at 400 baht per person as admission fee.

    It can be really crowded here even in the lean season of may to october as more than 30 speed boats (both private hired and big group tours) and long tail boats converge into maya bay everyday. You are alloted 1 hour to do your thing like sun bathing or swimming or snorkeling at Maya Bay if you are in a big speed boat tour and the express boats only stay at the entrance to maya bay as they don't have docking facilities in the beach for these large boats. You must try to pick a spot with less people but this will be next to impossible unless you are in maya bay in the late afternoon (most tours go to maya by in the morning).

    There are no lodging and commercial and hotel facilities in the Island as it is banned due to the Swiftlet Colony at Viking Cave. Maya Bay is 48 kilometers away from Chalong Pier in Phuket and can b reached by speed boat in 50 minutes or express boat by 1 1/2 hours or by long tail boat by 2 1/2 hours.

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    Phi Phi Le Island: Pileh Cove

    by machomikemd Written Nov 19, 2012
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    This Will Be My Tips and Pictures in Pileh Cove in Phi Phi Le

    The Pileh Cove is in the South Eastern Part of Phi Phi Le Island and is part of the Phi Phi Island National Park and just before the small bida nok and bida nai islands. Pileh Cove is an isolated cove with emerald green clear waters and coral reefs below and some Phi Phi Island speed boat tours allow a few minutes of snorkelling here. the cove itself is just about 300 meters in length and the water here is shallow and clear and is surrounded by the Karst Limestone Hills that Krabi Islands are famous for. It is similar to El Nido in Palawan Philippines but the Karst Lime Stone Cliffs there are longer and the cove bigger.

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    Phi Phi Le Island: Viking Cave

    by machomikemd Written Nov 19, 2012
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    This Will Be My Tips and Pictures in Pileh Viking Cave in Phi Phi Le

    The Viking cave is located in the North east part of Phi Phi Le Island and is actually a huge cave with nesting sites of the swiftlet birds. the swiftlet bird's nest is a prized posession and worth it's weight in gold as it is one of the four prized delicacies of chinese cooking hence the bird's nests of the swiftlets (which are made from dirt and saliva of the birds) are harvested and processed and sold to chinese restaurants for astronomical prices lthat goes up to 2,000 US Dollars a Kilo! this is the reason why Phi Phi le island is uninhabited as to guard against poaching these valuable birds nest at the Viking Cave. It is called viking cave due to ancient paintings in the caves with boats that resembled viking ships. Phi Phi Island Boat Tours just makes a photo stop here and no tourist is allowed to enter the cave.

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    Phi Phi Le Island: Loh Samah Bay

    by machomikemd Written Nov 19, 2012
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    This will be my Phi Phi Island Loh Samah Bay Tips and Pictures

    There are three coral formations which are ideal for snorkeling around Phi Phi Le Island, the first is at the entrance of Maya bay (accessible via big boat tour) which is 40 meters away from the beach, the second is at the Southern Part Of Phi Phi Le near Bida Noi Island with a 20 meter white sand beach beside it (accessible by private speed boat tour and long tail boats) and Loh Samah Bay at the North Western Part of Phi Phi le island which is accessible by group speed boat tour and hence this is the one we did the snorkeling for obvious reasons. you must have a life jacket when snorkeling here at lo samah bay as the waves and undercurrents are strong but the coral formations and the assorted fishes are plentiful. the coral reefs is just 2 meters down from the waterline.

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    Phi Phi Le Island: Monkey Cove

    by machomikemd Written Nov 19, 2012
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    This will be My Phi Phi Le Island Monkey Cove Tips with pictures

    Phi Phi Islands have two monkey areas, the monkey beach in Phi Phi Don which is for swimming and snorkeling during the peak season of November to April via Big Group Speed Boat Tour and the Monkey Cove with small hidden beach at Phi Phi le Island (during the lean season of may to october) which is for photo ops and monkey feeding with bananas and bread provided by your firendly speed boat tour guide for free. you can throw the food at the pig tailed macaque monkeys hanging at the many vines at the limestone cliffs or at the 4 meter mini beach beside it and the monkeys will catch it or dive at the sea to get it and then climb to the nearest vines in the water to go up the cliff again. you can take pictures and videos while they are at it. Monkey Cove is located in the Center part of eastern Phi phi Le, between viking cave and Loh Samah Bay.

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    Phi Phi islands: Overview

    by machomikemd Written Nov 19, 2012
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    The Phi Phi Island Group has 6 islands (Phi Phi don, Phi Phi le, Yong Island, Phai Island, Bida Nok Island, Bida Nai Island) but only 2 islands are popular for day tours from phuket and these are the largest island, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Le (where Maya Bay and where leonardo di caprio's the beach was filmed in 2002). The Phi Phi Island Group is part of Krabi Province and sits at the Krabi Sea, 48 kilometers from chalong pier in Phuket and a 50 minute ride via speed boat and 1 1/2 hour ride via express boat.

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    Viking Cave

    by smirnofforiginal Updated Oct 16, 2007

    The main attraction on Phi Phi Le is the Viking Cave so called because of the drawings of viking ships on the walls. The cave is large; approx 3.2km square with a roof of about 15m high.

    Within the cave there are a lot of long and bendy looking bamboo poles. Together these poles form some rather rickety -scaffolding and are what the nimble, agile climbers use to help them to get to the lofty ceiling.

    The reason for wanting to get up so high in the cave? The answer = swifts, thousands of them, or perhaps more specifically the edible swiflets nest, made using their saliva. Doesn't sound very appealing does it - bird nest/spit soup but it is an exclusive and expensive speciality. Obviously the guys that climb up to get the nests don't see the real money but they do risk their lives. Climbers do fall and to fall from that height... in the middle of the cave floor you can see a large dent caused by the many falls.

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    Feed the colourful fish

    by Tina-Perth Updated Mar 25, 2006

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    Maya Bay is renown for its beautiful and dramatic scenery. The bay is sheltered by tall limestone cliffs and encircled by a small white beach. It is calm and peaceful, almost like a room.

    Snorkelling is the main reason people come to Maya Bay, that and wanting to see the location at which "The Beach" was filmed.

    Another fun thing to do is to take some crackers or bread - well anything edible really and feed the brightly coloured and plentiful fish. The moment your boat is anchored, they are ready and waiting for you.

    You can see our friend Phil feeding the fish with his feet as he couldn't be bothered bending over the edge of the boat any longer. : )

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    Viking Cave

    by icyjo24 Written Dec 26, 2005

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    Viking Cave

    This is the place where workers take great risks to obtain the valuable bird nests from the high caves. The water is amazingly beautiful at this spot. The daytrip boats will pass by Viking Cave but they are not allowed to stop at the cave itself.

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    Maya Bay

    by icyjo24 Written Dec 26, 2005

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    Maya Bay

    This is the place where 'The Beach' starring Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed in. Maya Bay is a small bay where every daytrip boat to Phi Phi Islands will stop at so prepare to see the hoardes of tourists. There's nothing much to do here except admiring the scenery around, swimming in the beautiful turquoise waters, or just lazing by the beach.

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    Ao Pileh (Phileh Bay)

    by icyjo24 Written Dec 29, 2005

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    The daytrip boats will stop at this bay where time will be given for snorkelling. However, the corals here are not in good condition and there are many sea urchins around.

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    Maya Bay

    by Sosdaa Written Nov 19, 2004

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    Maya Bay. The most beautiful beach in the world. Its a ebach surrounded with limestone mountains from all sides. a must see on the trip to Phi Phi. Crystal clear water.

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