12 Instagrammable places in Phi Phi Islands
Doesn't the name 'Phi Phi' sound exciting?
Fascinating and stunning in its sense, Phi Phi, also known as Koh Phi Phi in Thailand, is an Instagram photo hunter's dream. Whether you are a street photographer, lifestyle blogger or selfie lover, there's no such shortage of Instagrammable places in Phi Phi.
Do you know where are the Phi Phi Islands? Located to the west of the Krabi coast, Phi Phi consists of six small islands – Bida Nai, Bida Nai rocks, Ley (also known as Maya Bay), Koh Phi Phi Don, Bamboo Island, and Mosquito Island.
How to travel to Phi Phi Islands?
First, you have to travel to Thailand, and then, to reach Phi Phi Islands, there are two options – speedboats and ferries. Opt for a ferry – it is the most popular method for getting to the Phi Phi Islands. The good news is that it takes only two hours to get to Phi Phi Islands by ferry from Phuket, and if you take a ferry from Krabi or Koh Lanta, it will take about 90 minutes.
One of the best parts about Phi Phi Islands is that Phi Phi's climate is similar to that of Krabi or Phuket, thus remaining pleasant and cool with occasional light to heavy showers. So this season is found between November and April, making them the ideal time to visit these islands. It's no wonder that these months are considered the peak tourist season, and for you, the best time to travel to the Phi Phi Islands!
With Phi Phi Islands, there will always be something to see – such is its natural beauty that there's second to none in Thailand!
From paying a visit to the mesmerizing Bamboo Islands to losing yourselves at the Khai Islands, a lot is going on at the Phi Phi Islands for you to bag the most beautiful Instagrammable places for your own Instagram feed.
1. Bamboo Islands
You can't say that you have planned to travel to Phi Phi Islands if you aren't thinking of paying a visit to the Bamboo Islands.
Bamboo Islands is home to a rare breed of bamboo – it covers the whole islands giving it a very luxuriant green appearance. These lush greens take the form of a heart and make for jaw-dropping scenery – take note, which is one of the favourite Instagrammable places for the masses.
A word of warning – such is the beauty of these islands that you will undoubtedly fall in love at first sight!
2. Koh Phi Phi Don
A travel to Thailand is incomplete without paying a visit to Koh Phi Phi Don. One of the six archipelagoes that make up the Phi Phi Islands, Koh Phi Phi Don is an H-shaped landmass – its main village is built on the 100m strip of land between Tonsai Bay and Dalum Bay.
The landmass's unique shape adds to its charm, making it one of the most exquisite and unique views to behold, and for you, a great Instagrammable place for the perfect Instagram picture.
3. Hin Phae
Want to make others envy your Instagram feed?
Why not pay a visit to Hin Phae?
Hin Phae is a diving site at the Phi Phi Islands and a popular one at that. You can meet the harmless Blacktip Reef Sharks, plus you can also enjoy the beautiful sight of coral formation.
The best time to travel to Phi Phi Islands for Hin Phae is during the summer holidays. It's a great opportunity to explore underwater life. This will come as a breath of fresh air for the city dwellers – a piece of paradise is what Hin Phae is, and the perfect Instagrammable spot to create and capture a memory.
4. Swallow Caves
Also known as the Viking Caves, the Swallow Caves must be on the list of every Instagram photo hunter for those who plan to travel to Thailand.
With a host of background stories on the Islands, it's no wonder that it has become a unique attraction for those who plan to travel to Phi Phi Islands – a tall and stiff cliff that rises straight from the sea. That's what these caves are. While entry to the caves is prohibited, tourists are allowed to take a closer look at the caves from a boat. If this doesn't count as an Instagrammable place, then can you think of any other?
5. Khai Islands
Paying a visit to the Khai Islands – this will be an experience that you are not likely going to forget!
Home to a variety of tropical fish (they aren't afraid of humans!), the Khai Islands is a treasure trove of natural wonders. An absolute paradise, these islands makes for an unreal Instagrammable spot for you to liven up your Instagram feed.
6. Reggae Bar
A visit to the Phi Phi Islands is incomplete with hopping on to the Reggae Bar. Reggae Bar is a bar just like the name suggests, but what makes it different and popular from the others at the Phi Phi Islands is due to Thai Boxing.
Also known as Muay Thai, Thai Boxing is held every night at this bar. An unconventional Instagrammable spot for sure, but it's unique and will truly enrich your experience at the Phi Phi Islands.
Want to know something interesting? Head off to Asawindum Boxing Stadium – this place offers tourists to brush up on their fight skills; what's more, you can also train and pick up a few fight skills if you are an amateur! Aren't these reasons enough for applying for a Thailand visa?!
7. Phi Phi National Park
Want to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience?
Head off to the Phi Phi National Park – located near the Koh Phi Phi Don. This park is a mesmerizing destination for those who want to have a great time in the crystal clear waters. Add to that romantic beaches with beautiful marine life – you will have an unforgettable experience.
By the way, for the land lovers, there's also the terrestrial flora and fauna to look out for – and which can be found only at the Phi Phi Islands. Combined with marine and terrestrial life, it would make for an exquisite Instagrammable spot.
8. Ao Pileh Bay
Land up at the Ao Pileh Bay – you will feel like you have ended up in fantasy land.
Located in Ko Phi Phi Lee, Ao Pileh Bay can be reached from the Swallow Caves or Tonsai Tower by boat. To feast your eyes on Ao Pileh Bay, it's surreal and is nothing short of a fantasy dreamland.
For an Instagrammable spot to grace your Instagram feed, nothing can beat the scenery at this spot. Surrounded by crystal clear waters and towering limestone walls, Ao Pileh Bay is one spot that can be hard to match on the planet.
9. Monkey Beach
Like the name suggests, the Monkey Beach is populated by – you guessed it – monkeys!
It's a place where you can spend time and play with the furry inhabitants to your heart's content. But take heed – be careful and cautious around them, or else they might scratch or bite you, resulting in long-term illness.
If you are looking for the perfect spot, fret not – this place is accessible to all and can be reached either by a kayak or a boat. The beach is free to visit, though. Take note that you should visit this beach either late afternoon or evening as monkeys are aggressive in the morning.
The additional cost only comes for kayaking.
10. Maya Bay
Surrounded by crystal clear waters, white sand and lush vegetation, Maya Bay is truly a sight to behold. The best time to travel to Phi Phi Islands for this spot to visit is from November to April, for this beach rose to fame after it came to be a prominent beach location in the movie "The Beach" during those months.
A small terrace is built at the beach's far back end, which offers a superb viewpoint to Loh Sama. For the perfect Instagrammable spot, you need to spend an overnight at the beach under the stars and enjoy the majestic view of the illuminated plankton!
11. Tonsai Village
Unlike the name, Tonsai Village is a hub for shoppers.
Want to carry some memories of Phi Phi Islands? Then, Tonsai Village is the spot you should head off to – this spot had already proven to be a shopper's delight, more so, for the impulsive shoppers.
You will find many vendors who sell beautiful silver goods – made of Chiang Mai silver. They are unique and renowned for their artistry around the world.
With its bustling streets and colourful goods, it's hardly a surprise as to why Tonsai Village is one of the top Instgrammable spots for photo hunters. It will make one fall in love with the Phi Phi Islands all over again.
12. Booze Cruise
Also known to the masses as Captain Bob's Sailing Booze Cruise, this is one cruise party that you don't want to miss!
This is a cruise trip with plenty of booze (unlimited!) that you can enjoy while feasting your eyes towards Loh Sama, Maya Bay and Monkey Beach – this tour will also treat you to the beautiful and majestic sunset from the Wang Long Cove.
What's more – the cruise boat also lets you play your own music with its built-in sound system. And if Lady Luck is in your favour, then, Captain on himself may join your extended party!
A world filled with words, that's where Priyam wants to reside in. Living in an ethnically diverse nation, India, she has always been interested in travelling. She has been to more than 80 cities, before deciding that travelling has always been her call, and hence, a travel content developer. As a travel content developer, she has been a regular contributor to numerous travel blogs and magazines. When she's not smashing her keyboard for churning out new content, you can find her sipping coffee at her favourite old cafe with the latest travel magazine on her hand and a stack of the same by her side.