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From Bangkok take Route 4 passing Petchburi, Prajuab-Kirikan, Chumporn, Ranong and Phang-nga, and Phang-nga Provinces before reaching ... see more

Tourists can take a boat at Chao Fa Pier or Klong Jilad Pier. There are several trips departing for Phi Phi Island daily. The trip takes about 1.30 – 2.30 hours, depending ... see more

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Krabi Beaches & Islands

Krabi has more than 130 islands, which are grouped into four archipelagos - the Hong Islands, Poda Islands, Phi Phi Islands, and Lanta Islands. Distinguished by irregular limestone peaks, 150 - 400 feet in height, these unique islands developed around 230-340 million years ago. The beaches in Krabi, surrounded by crystal clear waters with brightly colored reef fish, appeal to the paradise explorer. With all the traditional pleasures associated with sand, sun and excellent beaches, comes a complete set of water sports facilities and diving opportunities. The majestic coastline is full of exotic marine life and spectacular lush forests bursting with flora and fauna.

Recommended Beaches & Islands

1 Ao Namao

Location : Krabi Town Ao Namao Ao Namao (often spoken as Ao Nam Mao or Anamao) stretches from shell fossil beach to the south side of Ao Nang. Between Ao Nang beach and Krabi town. Boats can be taken from the pier here to Railey East beach. The beach at Ao Namao is as yet, pretty much undeveloped. The high class Amatapura development is on the beach.

The inland area of Ao Namao actually borders onto Ao Nang and has become popular for residential villa developments, most of them are fairly small scale however a larger development of 20 or so villas and a lot of shop houses has been announced on the main road between Ao Nang and Ao Namao. In all areas of Ao Namao, apart from the beach itself, there are lots of plots of land available for sale. It won't be long before Ao Namao and Ao Nang actually merge.

How to get there
From Ao nang beach you can get the road which leads to the fossil shell and just before to reach it you will find Namao beach.

2 Ao Nang

Location : Ao Nang Ao Nang Ao Nang is a large bay with scenic beaches and 83 small islands, Ao Nang has several famous beaches which include East Rai Le, West Rai Le and Tham Phra Nang (cave) which stretches to the foot of a prominent limestone range.

Ao Nang is located approximately 6 kilometers from Hat Noppharat Thara and 20 kilometers from the town of Krabi. Hotels in Ao Nang Beach there are many choices with ranging from simple hotel to 5 stars luxury hotels. A boat from Ao Nang Village can be hired for sightseeing excursions around Ao Nang, Hat Tham Phra Nang and Hat Nam Mao, all of which are only accessible by foot. Other offshore isles such as Ko Poda, Ko Kai, Ko Mo and Ko Thap, are popular destinations that can be reached by a rented boat from Ao Nang. An abundance of colorful coral reefs and lovely cartoon fishes make these islands ideal for diving and snorkeling.

How to get there
From Krabi to Ao Nang is much simpler. The motorcycle taxis and private taxis are the same price and can be flagged down anywhere. The Song-thaew is found outside the 7/11 convenience store on Maharat Road, the road with Vogue shopping centre on it. There will be a few people calling out 'Ao Nang' from the road side who will usher you into the right bus.

3 Ao Thalane

Location : North of Ao Nang Ao Thalane Ao Thalane is an area of pristine mangrove forest that is said to be among the most beautiful in Thaialnd.The route takes you through a series of towering limestone canyons and the lagoons that have forms inside the sheltered bays.The flora and fauna of this engangered ecosystem is diverse and the area though not officially as a national park may soon become one.

Kayaking at Tha Lane Bay is slightly different from a white-water kayak,which is smaller and more maneuverable but much less stable.Most tour company use light plastic sit on top kayaks which means your legs are not held inside.This is turn required the kayak to be self-bailing,a technic feature worth highlighting only becasue it means your bum will get wet so dress appropriately

How to get there
Get on Song Thew at station where in front of Pharmacy named Suwanna in Krabi Town. Take Song Taew about 30 minutes to arrive at Ao Thalane at new pier.

4 Klong Muang Beach

Location : North of Ao Nang Klong Muang Beach Klong Muang Beach lies on the Krabi coast, a 15 minutes drive north of the main beach centre at Ao Nang. Here is a long, undeveloped beach with a well-established village with shops and simple restaurants. For most of its length there is nothing on this beach but coconut plantation. The beach has fine golden sand, and deep water good for swimming. The northern end is an anchorage by passing yachts.

How to get there : From Krabi Town, follow Highway No. 4034 to Ban Nong Thale, turning left to the Palace three-way junction, and taking the right turn to Klong Muang Beach, 24 kilometers in total distance.

5 Noppharat Thara Beach

Location : Krabi Town Noppharat Thara Beach Noppharat Thara Beach or Hat Noppharat Thara is a long sandy beach around 5 kilometres and far from Ao Nang 6 kilometres. The beach, paved with tiny seashells, was formerly called "Hat Khlong Haeng" by locals, which means dried canal beach. The canal will dry up during low tide and the area turns into a long beach. The headquarters of Noppharat Thara Beach - Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park are situated here. The park covers a large area both onshore and offshore.

How to get there
Transportation from Krabi to Hat Noppharat Thara is readily available in many forms. Songthaews are available every fifteen minutes from Maharat Road, Soi 6. This service usually stops around 6:00 PM in the high season, and 4:00 PM in the low season. In addition, boats are available from the tourist pier in Krabi for a fee of 20 baht, and during the high season from Hat Pranang, for a fee of 10 baht.

6 Railay Bay (Ao Railay)

Location : South of Ao Nang Bay Railay Bay (Railay Beach) Located on the Southern tip of the Ao Nang Bay, it can only be reached by boat. The destination is split into two distinct areas, Railay West and Railay East. Longtail-boats from Ao Nang arrive at Railay West (which is a protected cove) very known for its turquoise blue waters and powdery white sandy beach. Most of the up market hotels are located on the West shore. Railay East is more of a mangrove forest with limited access to the sea and not suitable for swimming. It offers, beside more Hotels in Railay Beach, more nightlife, entertainment and restaurants. Railay main attraction, aside of the beach is cliff climbing.

How to get there
From Ao Nang to Railay by a long-tailed boat, about 15 minutes; 80 Baht/persons, with 8-10 persons is max capacity/boat, this destination is the most popular is due to less time, and shorter distance. In case you travel from Krabi Town, you can take a mini-bus to Ao Nang about 20 minutes. At Ao Nang beach, you can find a boat on the beach easily.

From Krabi Town to Chaofah Pier by a long-tailed boat, about 45 minutes, about 100 Baht/persons. Longer distance/time, but more convenience if you are at Krabi Town. During rainy season, this route is not suitable for travelers.

From Ao Nam Mao near Shell Fossil, also by a long-tailed boat, about 30 minutes. It is shorter for travelers to Railay East. This is an alternative route during rainy season.

7 Tham Phra Nang Beach

Location : East of Ao Nang, Khao Phanom District Tham Phra Nang Beach Accessible only by boat, this stunning, pristine beach has fine-grained white sand and crystalline waters as well as magnificent jagged karsts. This is a highly secluded picture perfect beach that attracts thousands of visitors year round but is able to maintain its flawless appearance and relaxing ambience. This beach is the location of the 5-star Rayavadee resort, a private property that occupies 26 acres of the beach and the only compound located near Phra Nang Beach. The Inner and Outer Phra Nang Caves, and Phra Nang Lagoon, which are located nearby offer remarkable views against a stunning backdrop and a range of accommodations to suit every budget. Although these attractions are accessible only by boat, they still draw numerous visitors for recreational and adventurous activities such as diving, snorkeling, hiking and rock climbing.

8 Tubkaak Beach

Location : North of Klong Muang Beach Tubkaak Beach Tubkaak Beach is away from the busy crowds of Ao Nang, just 30 kilometers from Krabi town, this long sandy beach overlooks the stunning Koh Hong Islands. The beach merges into the Kao Hang Nak Natural Forest in the interior and is one of the most tranquil places in Krabi.

How to get there
In the area Baan Thap Kaek, Nongtalay Subdistrict. Take Highway No.4034 and turn left at Ban Nong Talay intersection through Klong Muang Beach and Bridge transport mineral gypsum continue to Thap Kaek Beach. Travelling time from Ao Nang is just 20 minutes, 30 minutes from Krabi Town and 40 minutes from Krabi Airport.

1 Koh Chuak (Chuak Island)

Location : Trang Chuak Island Essentially two islands separated by an immense rock which has eroded over time to create a natural tunnel. The island of Chuak is renowned for its extraordinary underwater coral reefs, deep sea diving, and the diverse and multi-colored marine life to be seen in these waters.

How to get there
Boats leave regularly using the same route as to Muk Island and Kradan Island. The 50-minute trip for a characters boat.

2 Koh Jum (Jum Island)

Location : South of Krabi Jum Island (Phu Island) Jum Island, also known as Phu (Crab) Island is located approximately 25 kilometers south of Krabi (Thailand) on the Andaman Sea. The mountainous northern part (known as Koh Pu) is rugged, rocky, filled with small rubber plantations and what looks to me like triple-canopy jungle on the upper slopes of Mt. Pu (395 m. high) while the southern part (Koh Jum) is relatively flat and covered by the natural vegetation of the Andaman Coast, casuarinas trees and screw palms.

Hotels in Koh Jum Area

How to get there
Jum Island is easiest reached by one of the daily boats from Krabi pier to Lanta Island, that pass Jam Island and regularly stop in front of the resorts. The way overland by bus to Laem Kruat Village and by boat from there to Phu Island Village is not really convenient, but the only way to reach Jum Island Thailand during the monsoon season.

3 Kai lsland (Chicken Island)

Location : Between Koh Tarutao and Koh Adang-Rawi Kai lsland (Chicken Island) Khai lsland or Chicken Island is also called Koh Hua Khawan or Koh Poda Nok. The rock shaped like a rooster on the limestone moutain at Koh Kai is the symbol of Krabi sea. Apart from the beauty on the land, Koh Kai also has plenty of coral reefs to apprecitate in the west of the island.

How to get there
Take the boats from Pakbara Pier-Koh Tarutao-Koh Lipe which will pass Koh Khai along the way or go with the touring boats providing the opportunity for tourists to admire the islands beauty very closely.

4 Koh Lanta (Lanta Island)

Location : Koh Lanta Koh Lanta (Lanta Island) Koh Lanta is located on Andaman Coast and consists of several islands, the two largest of which are Koh Lanta Noi ("Small Lanta Island") and Koh Lanta Yai ("Big Lanta Island"). Koh Lanta Noi is the smaller of the two islands and doesn't have tourist facilities.

Koh Lanta Yai is a long thin island running north-south; approximately 32 kms long by 6 kms wide. It has a very diverse cultural mix with Thai-Muslim, Thai-Chinese and the original Sea Gypsies, all having lived on the island in harmony for hundreds of years. The east coast is less developed and offers glimpses of life before tourism. It faces the mainland and has a coastline largely consisting of mangroves and large limestone rock formations functioning as a spectacular natural postcard.

Koh Lanta Yai has something for everyone - families, backpackers and up-scale travelers - each of whom can select their own particular style of island life. It has a beach, a resort and activities to suit all tastes.
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How to get there
1. By Ferry
Duration: approximately 1 hour.
There is a ferry service between Krabi Town and Koh Lanta. The ferry takes about one hour. Tickets can be bought at any travel agency in Krabi. Boat Timetables

2. By Minivan
Duration: approximately 1,5 hour.
There are hourly minivans from Krabi Town and Krabi Airport to Koh Lanta. The minivan will take about 1,5 hours. The distance between Krabi and Koh Lanta is only 70 kilometers, but you need to take two small ferries and cross Lanta Noi before you reach the main island. The vans run between 08:00 am. and 04:00 pm. When you arrive by plane on Krabi Airport you can easily organize a minivan to Koh Lanta.

5 Koh Yao (Yao Island)

Location : Phang Nga Bay Koh Yao (Yao Island) Koh Yao (Yao Island) Yao islands are located in the south of Phang-nga Bay, 42 kilometers away from the mainland of Phang-nga Province, Thailand. It is a district of Phang-nga Province with a total area of 141.067 square kilometer, consisting of 44 islands. Of these islands, the two most important ones are Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai, which is twice the size of Koh Yao Noi. Koh Yao Noi is the center of government with all government offices located there. Koh Yao has many tourist attractions that still maintain their natural beauty along with many beautiful beaches. The people of this island lead a simple life bond with the sea along with making a living from the sea. Apart from this, not far from the coast of Koh Yao are many exotic islands, which increase the beauty of Koh Yao.

Yao Noi Island
is one of the largest islands surrounding Phuket and can be reached in one hour by boat from Phuket. The island is situated within a very short distance to the well-known destinations of Bileh Islands, Krabi and Phang Nga (James Bond islands). The tourism has not been developed on a large scale on the island, Thai life style remained unchanged and peace and privacy abound. South of Yao Noi Island it has its twin island, Yao Yai Island, which is even bigger and wilder and offers wonderful spots for trekking. Interesting tourist attractions on Yao Noi Island are Tha Khao Beach, Pa Sai Beach, Klong Jaak Beach and Kian Bay.

Yao Yai Island
is the largest island in Yao Island District and has many interesting beaches, such as Thi Kud Bay, Klong Son Bay, Sai Bay, Lo Pa Raed beach, Laan Bay, Hin Kong Bay, and Laem Nok Og. Lo Jaak pier is an important pier from Yao Island to Phuket. The water at the pier is clear and schools of fish swim near the bridge at the pier. Visitors can see the production of dried anchovies (pla ching chang) here. There are inexpensive bungalows on the island along with home-stay accommodation (Yao Yai Village) with the local people, who make a living by fishery or agriculture, to learn their lifestyle. Beautiful beaches on Yao Yai Island are Loh Jaak Beach, Loh Pa Raed Beach, Klong Son Beach, Thi Kud Bay and Lan Bay.

How to get there
To get to Koh Yao Yai , you can also travel from Bang Rong port of Phuket. The boat will drop you by at Koh Yao Yai before departing at the destination, Koh Yao Noi port. You can take taxi-boat traveling between Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai , too. It takes about 15 minutes.

6 Koh Kradan (Kradan Island)

Location : Trang (West of Koh Muk and Koh Libong) Kradan Island One of the most beautiful islands in Trang, Koh Kradan is located about 40 minutes by boat from the mainland. With an area of 600 rai (240 acres), most of the island belongs to Hat Chao Mai National Park. The rest are privately owned rubber and coconut plantations.

The island offers good restaurants and accommodations for tourists. The most striking feature of Koh Kradan is its powdery, white beach and crystal clear water that permits a great view of the coral reef underneath. The reef stretches from the beachs northern end to the coast. A variety of colorful fish inhabit the shallow water corals making the site perfect for snorkeling.

How to get there
Visitors can take a boat from Pak Meng Pier or Chao Mai Pier to Ko Kradan. The trip takes 1.30 hours.

7 Koh Muk (Muk Island)

Location : Trang (Near Koh Kradan) Mook Island The village of Koh Muk is about 300 buildings strong. The rest of the island is composed of lush forests, rocks and cliffs – a natural habitat for swallows. The island also shelters the fascinating underground cave of Morakot, whose narrow entry is just the right size to allow small boats or adventurous swimmers to enter. Most are anxious to admire the sights at low tide: an emerald sea encircled by a gorgeous white sand beach and surrounded by high cliffs.

How to get there
You can fly directly from Bangkok to Trang Airport one flight a day with the exception of Friday, Saturday and sunday. From the airport the bus will take about 45 minutes to reach the Kuantungku pier and then a longtail boat for 40 minutes to Mook Island. Or you can fly from Bangkok to Krabi airport (two flights a day) and the bus will transfer you (approximately one hour) to Kuan Tungku Pier and then another 40 minutes by longtail boat to Mook Island. You might prefer a night train from Bangkok railway station to Trang town or an air-conditioned bus from the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok to Trang town from where the bus will transfer you to Kuan Tungku pier to board a longtail boat to Mook Island.

8 Mor Island

Location : South of Phra Nang Bay Mor Island Mor Island is a very small islands between the Chicken Island and the Koh Poda. Mor Island is a rocky beach which away from Tup Island around 70 m.

How to get there
By long tail boats service from Ao Nang beach and the journey takes about 30 minutes.

9Hong Island (Koh Hong)

Location : North West of Ao Nang, Than Bok Khorani National Park Mu Koh Hong Koh Hong (Hong Island)Koh Hong is one of the most striking and noteworthy unique rock formations. About 12 islets lay in line vertically stretching from the north to the south of Phang-nga and the Krabi sea. The shady silhouettes of the islands trigger the imagination of travellers and invite all to discover Mother Nature's mystique.

Amongst the numerous islands of the area, one large island seems to be constantly filled with travellers. The island has only a few beaches but offers plenty of room for travellers to set off on thier kayaks, as they embark upon a sea adventure they will never forget with majestic limestone rocks as their backdrop. The place to be is a large lagoon nestled amongst the embrace of the surrounding mountains. The mountains encircling the lagoon are what gave this island its name, "Hong", (which translates to "room" in Thai language). This mysterious geological phenomenon should not be missed or forgotten.

10 Koh Ngai (Ngai Island)

Location : South of Lanta Island Ngai Island Koh Ngai is a small island with a long sandy beach in the east and unspoiled coral reefs in shallow water at the beachfront, which is an ideal snorkelling spot. It is accessible by a chartered boat from Pak Meng Pier, Trang province.

How to get there
A boat trip from Pak Meng Pier takes about an hour. A boat can be rent at 1,500 baht (10 people) and 6,000-10,000 baht. (for 20-40 people) Accommodation is available on the island

11 Pak Bia Island

Location : Behind Hong Island Pak Bia Island This scenic and isolated island is part of the Hong Group of islands, renowned worldwide for their beauty and unique scenery.

The group is nestled in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, a favorite sailing route for tourists, with pristine beaches, and unique landscape, making your trip to Pak Bia on a speedboat or yacht a very rewarding one.

How to get there
The group of Hong Islands is located west from Ao Nang and is only 15 minutes away on a speed boat only.

12 Koh Phai (Phai Island)

Location : Phi Phi Don Phai Island (Bamboo Island) Koh Mai Pai or Mai Phai Island (Bamboo Island) is a small island located in the Andaman Sea. On the island has great powder long white sand beach and very soft and fine indeed. Beach clean and smooth cotton. Pine trees line up the wide shoreline, and creates a pleasant and cool atmosphere. Bamboo is a beautiful island is suitable for snorkeling. A variety of coral spread a wide area.

How to get there
A boat charter boat and boat tours to provide a day trip. Boat rental for every position. Boat from Krabi Pier. Tour boats leave the dock Noppharattara (end of Ao Nang).

13 Poda Island (Koh Poda)

Location : South of Phra Nang Bay Poda Island Poda Island is a small limestone island 25 minutes by boat from the beaches of the Raileh peninsular (which can be seen on the horizon in the photograph). The circular island is no more than a kilometre in diameter, covered in palm trees and almost entirely encircled by a soft white sand beach.

A coral reef lies 20 metres offshore, and the combination of scenery, beach and excellent snorkelling make it one of my favourite places to spend a lazy day in this part of the world.

How to get there
From Ao Nang you can get a return longtail boat to Poda Island. The only downside to this is you may have to wait for other passengers to join you before the boat will leave, which is normally a minimum of eight people. Or alternatively you can charter a longtail boat with a driver to take you island hopping to all four islands. Longtail boats can also be found at Klong Muang, Nopparat Thara and the Railay beaches or at the Chao Fah pier in Krabi Town.

14 Koh Rok (Rok Island)

Location : South of Koh Lanta Rok Island The twin limestone islands 30 kms south of Ko Lanta Yai are named Ko Rok Nok and Ko Rok Nai with only 100 metres between them. They are counted as part of Ko Lanta archipelago and are under the same district. There are almost no people living on Ko Rok, only the Marine Park Rangers reside here, leaving the islands to remain unspoiled. Ko Rok Nok has some beautiful beaches to offer, Ao Man Sai Beach in particular is ranked in the top ten most beautiful beaches in Thailand. This long beach has real white powder sands and crystal clear waters, with a fairly shallow tide rich with fabulous corals offshore.

The beach is verdant with rainforest and mangrove tree, and just a few steps walk into the forest enables you to see a jungle of huge banyan trees, about 6 metres wide, which gives the beach its name. A little further into trees brings you to another beach named Ao Tha Lu. The sands here are shaped like a horseshoe and surrounded by black limestone cliffs.

Ko Rok Nai is just 100 metres away and can be easily swum across to. One particularly beautiful beach here is named Ao Sarn Chao (Spirit House Beach). The fishermen built spirit houses here to protect their warships and eventually the beach was named after the tradition.

At the southern-most end of this island there is some stunning geography and a pole mark which points to the end of Thai land. Between these two islands is a snorkellers’ paradise with its’ glass-clear waters and visibility of up to 20 metres. The long reef extends for a square mile with both soft and hard corals. and hard corals.

How to get there
In the tour season between November and may, there is the package tour service from Sala Dan Pier at Koh Lanta Yai to Koh Lanta (one day tour) by speedboats taking about one hour. The tour includes lunch, beverage, fruit and skin diving facilities. In case of the group tour, contact for boat renting at Sala Dan Pier while the rate will be later set.

15 Si Bo Ya Island

Location : Neua Khlong District Si Bo Ya Island Koh Si Bo Ya mine is an island near the coast pi. On this island fishing communities lose the most. Much less crowded by tourists. Suitable for a relaxing lifestyle. Visit the living conditions of fishermen. Many people arrange flights with a list of Koh Jum. If you stood in the dock house to see Koh Pu, Koh Si Bo Ya is not far.

How to get there
Charter a private longtail boat : Take a songthaew to Nua Klong (on the southern highway towards Trang), where you can transfer to another songthaew to the coastal village of Laem Kruad; from there hire a longtail or wait for the somewhat scheduled ferry over to the east shore of Siboya Island. Then hitch a ride with a local, walk the 3 Km.

16 Talabeng Island

Location : East of Koh Lanta Noi Talabeng Island Talabeng Island is located off the East coast of Lanta Noi Island, Talabeng Island is a limestone island similar to Koh Phi Phi Lay. It is also famous in the itinerary of many kayak and long tail trips originating from Lanta Old Town. Talabeng Island does have a few small beaches and during a low tide it’s a perfect spot for a relaxing swim next to the magnificent sheer cliffs. For the more daring you could explore some steep cliffs by foot and rope and visit a intriguing cave located at Talabeng Noi. Keep and look-out for small grey Macaw monkeys clinging to the rocks. It takes just a few hours to explore this fascinating island and you can do so during the Green Season as Talabeng Island is located on the East coast of Lanta Island and is not exposed to the open ocean, which makes it safe to visit by boat any time of the year.

How to get there
By taxi boat from Ban Loh Yai Pier taking about 10 minutes Talabeng Island is composed of two islands Talabeng Yai and Talabeng Noimade up of limestone lying big and long from northwest down to southeast. When viewed from the Pier the island looks like a wall of mountain in the sea with beautiful cliffs around. Also available are bays for tourists to stop their kayaks and relax.

17 Yung Island (Koh Yung)

Location : North of Phi Phi Don Yung Island or Mosquito Island Yung Island is located in Krabi, Thailand. The island lies to the north of Phi Phi Don. There is a rocky beach on the east side, and a smaller strand of sand in a fold on the hill. Many beautiful and various corals are found there. The island is good for diving, snorkelling and sunbathing.

How to get there
Mosquito Island is about 4 km away and is usually reached by the traditional longtail boat (approx. 20 minutes) or by speedboat (approx. 10 minutes). The reef drops off to 14 metres and is covered with hard and soft corals. Only 1km north-west of Mosquito Island lies Mosquito Pinnacle. This site drops down to a depth of 25 metres. Here you will find multi-coloured soft corals, sweetlips, giant morays and blue spotted stingrays.

18 Phi Phi Island (Koh Phi Phi)

Location : South of Phang Nga Bay Phi Phi Island Phi Phi Island, Amongst the most beautiful islands in the world, consist of two main islands: Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Le Island. They are located 40 km from Krabi as well as Phuket and can be reached from both by a 2 hour boat trip ... More information

Phi Phi Don Island covers a total area of 28 square kilometers: 8 km in length and 3.5 km at its broadest point. This is the largest of the Phi Phi islands, and offers some of the most arresting scenery available anywhere in the world. At the north end is Cape Tong (Leam Tong), where there is a Chao Ley, or sea gipsy village. These sea gipsies emigrated from Koh Lipeh in Tarutao National Park, near the border with Malaysia and lived on the islands long before tourism arrived. There are two long beaches next to the main town - the two curving bays of Ton Sai and Loh Dalam.

Phi Phi Le Island is 6.6 square kilometers in total area: 3 km in length and 1 km at its broadest point. The second largest of the Phi Phi Island chain, Phi Phi Le is extremely beautiful, and pristine. The island is entirely limestone and steep cliffs rising from the sea very nearly ring it. surrounding waters average about 20 meters in depth, reaching 34 meters at the deepest point off the island's southern tip. Phi Phi Le has several beautiful bays: Pileh Bay (Ao Pileh), Maya, and Loh Samah. Maya Bay is one of Phi Phi's number one tourist attractions, being that is was the setting for the film "The Beach" starring Leo Di Caprio. On Phi Phi Le's northeast is the famous Wiking Cave. It is a place much revered by the local people who still come there to collect the swift's nests used to make Bird' nest Soup, a Chinese delicacy.

How to get there
Phi Phi Island is located in Krabi Province at the southern edge of Phang Nga Bay, in southern Thailand, 48km from Phuket Island and 40km from Krabi Town. Both provinces have international airports but since the volume of tourism in Phuket is so much higher, getting to Phuket by aircraft is a lot easier. Phi Phi island can then be reached by boats from Phuket or Ao Nang in Krabi - both are a pleasant 1 or 2 hours ride.
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