3. Phi Phi Island: Monkey Beach, Pileh Lagoon & Maya Bay Tour
The first stop is Monkey Beach, named after the primates that inhabit it. Watch the curious creatures wander about, take in the fantastic views of the island, or swim in the turquoise waters before heading to the next stop.
Viking Cave was named after the paintings found on its walls, one of which was a Scandinavian-looking boat, hence the cave’s name. Besides the impressive sketches, another thing the site is famous for are the birds’ nests that locals collect for the popular Chinese dish, bird’s nest soup.
You’ll head to Pileh Lagoon next, where you can jump into the emerald waters and snorkel with the fish. You can also relax on the boat and take in the gorgeous scenery. You won’t get this unique backdrop of limestone cliffs and crystal clear waters anywhere else.
The next stop is another popular snorkeling spot, Loh Samah Bay. Even if you’re not an experienced swimmer, you can wade around in the shallow waters of the bay and catch glimpses of the colorful marine life.
After splashing around, you’ll head to Maya Bay, which famously appeared in the 1999 movie The Beach. Admire the majestic views of the steep cliffs encircling the beach, before heading back to the pier.