The most popular destination on the Andaman Coast after Phuket. Here it offers pristine beaches, impressive cliffs, clear water and fascinating marine life.
Phi Phi, The name is derived from Malay and the original was Pulao Pi ah Pi, where in pulao is the Malay word for island, and pi, pronounced with only a half p sound, was very close in pronunciation to the English word be; the ah was eventually dropped, so the name was said something like Bi Bi. Later the P was pronounced with a stronger aspiration and the name became the Pi Pi we know today (the h with which it is usually spelled is confusing and superfluous). The name refers to the mangrove wood found there. Six islands are in the group; Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Ley, Biddah Nok, Biddah Nai, Yung, and Pai (Bamboo Island) ; total area is about 35 square kilometers. They were incorporated into the national park in 1983. Some of the interesting places to visit include.
Phi Phi islands consists of 2 islands, Phi Phi Don, the larger one of the two with an abundance of fine beaches and accommodation to suit all needs. The more geographically dramatic, Phi Phi Ley, with its cliffs, natural caves and water-filled canyon offers the tourists exciting and outdoor pursuits. Both islands are in Krabi province and are part of Nopparat Thara Beach/Phi Phi National Marine Park, Just a short 42 kilometers from from Phuket, will transport you to the tropical paradise and famous islands of Phi Phi Island.
Fine, white sandy beaches and breathtaking rock formations rising from the vivid turquoise waters that surround the islands will instantly confirm you've arrived in paradise. Exploring Phi Phi Island couldn't be more fun, with Scuba Diving , Snorkelling , Kayaking or Climbing being the most popular methods, when taking a break from the silky soft sands.