Your tropical island tour for the day begins on a boat ride to Phi Phi Island. On the way we will stop at a smaller island of Phi Phi Leh where you can swim in Maya Bay, where the famous movie The Beach was partially filmed. Guests can swim, snorkel, and enjoy the crystal blue waters before going sight-seeing at Viking Cave and discover Monkey Beach. After that we head on over to Lho Sa Mah Bay and Pi Leh Cove, for more wonderful snorkeling and swimming. After lunch, you will get to relax at Bamboo Island and then Kai Nai Island. This tropical island tour will definitely be a trip you will never forget.
Koh Phi Phi Leh is an uninhabited island that’s located 1.5 km off the southernmost tip of Phi Phi Don. It is smaller of the two Phi Phi Islands but has the most stunning vertical cliffs capped with green foliage and small sandy beaches and tropical corals reefs crawling with marine life beneath the amazing crystal-clear waters. This island is the perfect spot for snorkeling.
Maya Bay is the famous beach where they filmed the famous movie with Leonardo DiCaprio called “The Beach”. When you imagine the perfect long stretch of white sand with a beautiful backdrop of mangroves and limestone cliffs jutting up to the clear blue sky with crystal blue waters, Maya Bay is that perfect place. The only way to get there is by boat. It is so beautiful that it will hurt your eyes and you will never want to leave.
Viking Cave is a cave on the eastern side of Phi Phi Leh. The cave’s Thai name Tham Pya Nak was given by King Rama IX when he visited the cave in 1972. There is a particular boulder in the cave that resembles the head of a great serpent in Buddhism, the Naga, and he named the cave after this peculiar shape. There are wall paintings of elephants as well as various boats, including European, Arab, and Chinese sailing ships, barques, motorboats, and steamships. Many believe that they were probably made by sea gypsies or pirates who stopped over in the cave to seek shelter from unfavorable weather, to transfer their cargo, or to repair their boats. The Viking Cave is not open for tourists to walk on, because they want to protect the paintings and the swift bird nests that are also in the cave.
Monkey Beach is located in Yong Kasem Bay, on the west coast of the larger Island of Phi Phi Don. Yong Kasem Bay is a small jungle fringed bay, snorkeling here is excellent with clear water, good coral, and a great variety of colorful fish. The monkeys live in the mountains but have figured out that when they see people there is likely to be food. You can watch them as they gather around you waiting for you to feed them.
Loh Sa Mah Bay is a small bay on the other side of Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Leh. It offers stunning settings including lush green plant life growing in the sea. It is the perfect spot for snorkeling lovers where you can enjoy the many different underwater plant life as well as the tropical fish that lives in them.
Pi Leh Cove is the southeastern part of Phi Phi Le Island. It is an isolated cove with emerald green crystal clear waters and untouched coral reefs. It is just about 300 meters in length and the water is crystal clear all the way to the bottom and surrounded by limestone hills.
Bamboo Island is one of the most beautiful National Park Islands in Phuket. A secluded spot for a great swim in the warm, shallow waters or just relax on the white sandy beach. This tiny island is nothing like the other islands because there are no high rocky peaks and is less famous than the beach of Maya Bay but it is equally stunning.
Khai Nai Island
is a small island tucked away in Phang Nga Bay. It’s 30 minutes away from the east coast of Phuket but it is a hidden gem. A small triangular island with snow white beach, and boasts many types of exotic tropical fish. Visitors can swim with the fish and take pictures with them. You are allowed to feed the fish so they can put on a show of a vibrant colorful feeding frenzy. There are spectacular corals and amazing sub-aquatic life too.