Koh Phi Phi: Nature Beauty
Aren’t we all dying to go for a trip to some place which is full of natural beauty, some place where we can be a little laid off after our busy and scheduled work life, some place where we can best of all the things? Well the perfect place would be the Phi Phi islands lying off the coast of Thailand in lying to the west of the Strait of Malacca off the mainland coast. It is just 46 kilometres from Phuket and comes under the province of Krabi. Phi Phi islands are an archipelago and came into the scene only after the 1990 British-American movie featuring Leonardo di Caprio was shot here. Before that movie this archipelago was only visited by adventure travellers.
HOTELS AND LODGING
Tourism has raised a lot since then and you will see tourists all around the year especially during the Christmas time and this has increased the population of the country. You can see people from all over the world the world, flocking the islands all around the year. There are just some paved roads, which were built after the tsunami hit in 2005 but there is no motorized transportation on the island.
If you want to move through the island then you will need to walk it or cycle. You can venture to other parts of the island using boats and these will cost you just around 200 bahts or 6 dollars per person. You can avail a huge range of accommodations on the island like hotels and tents. There will be all kinds of hotels and dormitories. If you are low on budget then you can avail the non-AC dormitories and if you are not on a budget then you can avail the hotels with private swimming pools, clubs and restaurant.
There is a huge variety you can select from but we would advise you to book from before because we have seen many people come to island and then leave because they couldn’t any accommodations to reside in. If you find the food too costly in your restaurant then you can easily walk around and eat from food stalls or independent restaurants. Though we would advise you to live in a hotel a bit inside the the island because at night the rave parties start and the music gets a bit loud, so if you prefer a quiet night then you should go a bit inwards. Phi Phi Island is a brilliant combination of beauty and nature where you can chill and have fun for some days away from all the rush in the cities.
There is a lot to do in the island, you can definitely go for snorkelling or diving around the island and go check out the coral reefs, but the coral reefs are slowly decreasing due to the excess of tourists coming every year. The temperature averages during the year is around 25 to 32 degrees Celsius and there is heavy downpour of rain during July-September. Phi Phi Island packages start from $80 and can go until $150 per person depending on the kind of hotels and activities you want to do.