We had initially booked two nights at one hotel on the Phi Phi Islands. We knew this is for many people one of the highlights of their trips, and an unforgettable place to visit that shouldn’t be missed.
On my previous post here we decided to extend the stay at Koh Yao Yai and make a day trip to the Phi Phi Islands instead. If we had an amazing hotel booked at the Phi Phi Islands, like the Zeavola or the Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, that would have been different, but they were all booked and we had just an average hotel that we ended not staying.
The Phi Phi Islands are located in the Andaman Sea, between Phuket and Krabi, at similar distance from both. There are daily transfers from both either by ferries or speedboats. We ended up booking an excursion from the hotel at Koh Yao Yai, which was the only secure option of doing this, because we had to take a ride from the hotel to the port, then from the port a transfer to Phuket, and then at Phuket meet the other people that were going on the excursion.
The excursion was great because of the place, that is magical. All the rest, typical excursion, lots of people shouting, the guide making jokes the whole day, etc etc, nothing different from a regular excursion right? If this was planned in advance, would have booked a private transfer to the island and explore myself, or hiring a private guide. Waiting for all the others in the morning before departing, and at the end of the tour waiting more than 2h for our ferry transfer, was a pain. The speedboat was broken and we had to wait for a long time at the pier….
At the end, the photos will show you how magical this place is. Don’t miss it!
Top 5 things not to be missed at the Phi Phi Islands:
- Koh Phi Phi Leh & Maya Bay
- Phi Phi View Point
- Bamboo Island
- Moo Dee Bay
- Viking Cave and Tsonga Bay
Photos taken/from the Phi Phi Islands
Photos taken while waiting for the tour/returning from Phuket
Disclaimer – Please note: some of the experiences listed here may have been sponsored, but this review is independent and reflects exclusively my personal experience.