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Phuket: Maya, Phi Phi, and Bamboo Island with Buffet Lunch

1. Phuket: Maya, Phi Phi, and Bamboo Island with Buffet Lunch

Depart from Phuket and cruise in a speedboat across the ocean to the Phi Phi Islands. Enter the picturesque Loh Sama Bay and walk across the sands to relax on Maya Bay. Spot local wildlife at Monkey Beach and indulge in a beach-side restaurant buffet before snorkeling on Bamboo Island. Get picked up from your hotel in Phuket and travel to the pier to meet your friendly crew and group for the day. Be welcomed onto the boat with a soft drink and seasonal fruits as you're briefed about the tour. Arrive at Loh Sama Bay, a famous site of Koh Phi Phi Leh, located on the eastern side of the island's southern tip. The bay has a small islet in the center, along with a tiny beach at the back of a small canyon on its northern part. From Loh Sama Bay you will walk over to Maya Bay, famous for being the set of the movie, The Beach. Here, spend time enjoying the view of the local white sand beach and take some time to walk around. Appreciate the restoration work around the bay, and respect the strict rules that have been placed to preserve its natural beauty for everyone. Visit Pileh Lagoon, an uninhabited national park, which truly allows you to take in the natural environment. It is one of the most stunning places to visit in Thailand due to being an enclosed lagoon with its bright emerald waters encircled by towering limestone cliffs. In front of the steep and dark cliffs, there is a narrow strip of fine white sand, where you can a small secluded beach. Ponder over your existence, let your toes feel the grains, and feel the peace of being where you are. Visit Viking Cave, an excellent way to discover one of the most profitable local industries in the past, the harvesting of swiftlet bird nests. Particularly prized in Chinese culture, these edible nests are believed to promote good health, specifically for the skin. Next, you will have the chance to visit monkey beach, one of the most unique locales on the Phi Phi Islands. Reach, an idyllic spot, surrounded by nature and steep rock formations that makes the whole vision of the beach a beautiful memory that will last forever. Limestone cliffs surround the beach and the wild monkeys can be seen up in these cliffs, chilling out on the sand or swimming in the sea. Here, take a moment to sightsee, but keep your distance from the wild monkeys to avoid a dangerous altercation. Enjoy a delicious International Buffet Lunch at a beach-side restaurant on Phi Phi Don. After lunch, travel to Nui Bay, a dive site on the northwest coast of Koh Phi Phi Don. It offers a shallow dive and is also well-known for snorkeling trips inside the bay. Get excited for some free time on Bamboo Island where you will be able to swim, relax, or sunbathe for an hour and a half. The island measures roughly 600 meters wide by 700 meters long, and the island is shaped almost like a heart. Surrounding the island, is a strip of white powder sand, which boasts as a highlight of the Phi Phi islands. Afterward, return to your speedboat and enjoy a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.

From Phi Phi: Full-Day Sunset Long Tail Boat Tour

2. From Phi Phi: Full-Day Sunset Long Tail Boat Tour

Set off around the Phi Phi archipelago on a longtail boat tour for 15-18 people. Discover the area's marvelous islands, beaches, lagoons, and bays, and round the day off in style with spectacular sunset views. Meet the local partner's staff in front of McDonald's in Tonsai Bay at 9:30 AM and make your way to the pier for a 10:10 AM departure. Set sail toward Monkey Beach, Shark Point, and Runtee Bay first, and enjoy time to snorkel in the sea. Next, head to Bamboo Island, a wonderful circular island filled with wild bamboo. Relax with some free time on the powdery white beach with soft sand and crystal clear water before savoring a picnic lunch right on this paradise beach. After lunch, enjoy time away from the crowds, and snorkel in the stunning waters of the southeastern tip of the island, home to an impressive abundance of marine life. Next, sail to discover the mysteries of the Viking Cave, famous for the seemingly prehistoric painting of a Viking boat on its wall. The cave was once used for the extraction of birds' nests, prized ingredients in Chinese culture for making medicinal soups believed to help with longevity. From the Viking Cave, prepare to marvel at Pi Leh Lagoon, a beautiful turquoise lagoon enclosed by towering, jagged limestone cliffs. At some spots, it even seems like the water is lit from the bottom of the sea, a spectacular sight to see. Relax and escape in the most spectacular site in the Phi Phi archipelago, and float in the crystal clear and still water of this gem of the Andaman Sea. Your next stop is Loh Samah Bay, famous for shallow still waters and a large coral reef filled with colorful fish. Snorkel here for a while, then hop back on to your longtail boat to sail toward Maya Bay. Admire the spectacular sunset views at this wonderful paradise made famous by the Leonardo Di Caprio movie, “The Beach.” At about 6:30 PM, transfer back to the pier from where you can walk to your hotel.

Phuket: Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay Day Trip with Lunch

3. Phuket: Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay Day Trip with Lunch

Tour the paradisical Phi Phi Islands, and explore Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh on a guided speedboat day trip from Phuket. Dip below the waves with 3 snorkeling stops and tuck into a buffet lunch by the beach. Start your morning with hotel pickup and a complimentary coffee or tea with cookies. Hop on a speedboat, and make your way to Green Island for snorkeling while observing marine wildlife. Continue to Phi Phi Leh island, featured in iconic movies, including "The Beach." Sightsee along Maya Bay and Loh Samah Bay by boat before taking a swim in Pileh Lagoon, known for its emerald water encircled by limestone karst cliffs. Bring your camera to Viking Cave and see its bird nests. At noon, arrive at Phi Phi Don island. Here, regain your strength with a buffet lunch at a beachside restaurant. After, enjoy free time to discover this lush island with its many shops and cafes. Stop by Monkey Beach to catch a glimpse of the monkeys who call this beach home. Then, head to Nui Bay to swim, snorkel or soak up the sunshine. Finally, visit Khai Island and relax on its pristine shores or enjoy the water before a return transfer to your hotel.

From Phuket Or Khao Lak: Phi Phi Islands Early Bird Tour

4. From Phuket Or Khao Lak: Phi Phi Islands Early Bird Tour

Embark on a Phi Phi Islands speedboat tour and leave the crowds behind. Visit the most famous spots of the beautiful Phi Phi islands, its pristine beaches, and landscapes, and jump into the clear waters for a swim and a snorkel. Start your tour very early in order to arrive at the islands before the regular tours. Stop at the island Phi Phi Leh, with its beautiful Maya Bay, which was made famous by the Hollywood movie The Beach, and the Phi Phi Leh Lagoon. Take time for a refreshing swimming break in the lagoon. After, continue to Phi Phi Don to climb up to the striking viewpoint. Enjoy the amazing views from the top of the island and get a glimpse of the town. Tuck into a delicious light breakfast followed by lunch later in the day and enjoy drinks aboard the speedboat. Have the opportunity to sightsee around the island to see the Viking Cave and visit the monkey beach. Make the most of two long snorkeling stops, and as a final stop head to Bamboo Island for a picnic lunch and extensive beach and swimming time. 

Phi Phi: Private Sunset & Bioluminescent Plankton Boat Tour

5. Phi Phi: Private Sunset & Bioluminescent Plankton Boat Tour

Explore the beauty around the Phi Phi Islands on a 6-hour tour in a traditional longtail boat. Customize the itinerary as you wish to make the most of your private experience. Watch the sunset over the Phi Phi archipelago and enjoy some included snacks, then take a dip with bioluminescent plankton once the sun has gone down. Make your way to the meeting point in front of McDonald's in Tonsai Bay at 1:30 PM. Once you have boarded your boat, depart for Monkey Beach, one of Koh Phi Phi's most interesting beaches inhabited only by monkeys. Encounter the macaques on the island, which are also known as crab-eating macaques as they are often seen foraging for crabs. Next, sail to discover the mysteries of the Viking Cave, famous for the seemingly prehistoric painting of a Viking boat on its wall. The cave was once used for the extraction of birds' nests, prized ingredients in Chinese culture for making medicinal soups believed to help with longevity. Continue your tour to Pi Leh Lagoon, and marvel at the azure/turquoise waters in this beautiful enclosed lagoon encircled by towering limestone cliffs. See certain spots glow from beneath the water, and take advantage of this fantastic photo opportunity. After Pi Leh Lagoon, head to Loh Samah Bay to snorkel with diverse marine life on a coral reef. Admire this wonderful paradise, which provides an alternative to the world-famous Maya Bay from the film “The Beach” due to its proximity. Maya Bay is closed for another 2 years to allow recovery from over-tourism but is separated from Loh Samah Bay by only one limestone mountain. Finally, enjoy a spectacular sunset with views of the Phi Phi archipelago before swimming with bioluminescent plankton at night. Delight in the glow of the plankton as they are touched in the water, making it look like you are swimming with stars in the night sky. The tour concludes back at the port at around 7:30 PM.

Phi Phi: Half-Day Long-Tail Island Boat Tour Ticket

6. Phi Phi: Half-Day Long-Tail Island Boat Tour Ticket

Your first stops will be at Monkey Beach, Shark Point, and Runtee Bay. At Monkey Beach, interact with the cute, furry inhabitants - who are absolutely tourist-friendly. These crab-eating macaques live on the cliffs above and scramble down to the beach to find food.  Continue your tour to Mosquito Island, the north-easternmost point in the archipelago. Mosquito Island is also uninhabited and has two beaches rarely visited by tourists. The waters near the southeastern tip host an impressive abundance of marine life, making it a stunning snorkeling spot. Head to the famous Viking Cave, with its mysterious prehistoric-like painting resembling a Viking boat. Be amazed by Pi Leh Lagoon, a turquoise lagoon enclosed by towering limestone cliffs. Escape to paradise as you float in the calm, crystal-clear water. Next, visit Loh Samah Bay, famous for shallow waters and a large coral reef filled with vibrant marine life. Spend some time here snorkeling before hopping back on the long-tail boat. Sail towards Maya Bay, a paradise made famous by the Leonardo Di Caprio movie The Beach. If you have chosen the afternoon tour, you will enjoy the spectacular sunset views here.

Phuket: Phi Phi Islands Day-Trip by Speed Catamaran

7. Phuket: Phi Phi Islands Day-Trip by Speed Catamaran

Start your experience with hotel pickup and head to Chalong Pier to board the catamaran. Relax and admire the beautiful ocean landscape as you enjoy snacks and drinks on board. Arrive at Phi Phi Le and cruise along the towering karst rock coastline. Hop aboard a longtail boat and cruise into Pileh Lagoon, where stunning emerald waters are encircled by limestone cliffs. Visit the iconic Viking Cave and enjoy a snorkeling session to discover the underwater landscape of colorful corals. At Phi Phi Don, enjoy some lunch and time to explore. Then head to Maya Bay and relax at one of the locations in the film 'The Beach'. On the way to Phuket pier, stop by Maiton Island and enjoy some BBQ chicken on board as you admire the sunset. If you're lucky, you might see some dolphins too.

Phi Phi Island: Monkey Beach, Pileh Lagoon & Maya Bay Tour

8. 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.

Phuket: Phi Phi Island Luxury Sunrise Tour

9. Phuket: Phi Phi Island Luxury Sunrise Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Phuket at 5 AM and set off for the Royal Phuket Marina where your luxury speedboat will depart at 6 AM to set off for the Phi Phi Islands. On the way, visit the secluded Bamboo beach where you can be the first to step foot onto the beautiful sand. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, swim for about 30 minutes, relax, and take in the sights of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Next, if the tides allow, head over to Pileh Lagoon before the crowds arrive. This spectacular emerald lagoon surrounded by high limestone cliffs on 3 sides is one of the world's most gorgeous natural swimming pools. Take photos of the emerald waters of the islands merging with the caves and the clear blue horizon. Continue on to Maya Bay - a protected National Park which you can cruise past for spectacular views. After this, stop for swimming and snorkeling at Phi Phi Islands with the equipment provided. The staff are always there and ready to help any first timers with encouragement or advice. Keep your eyes peeled for whale sharks, dolphins, whales, and reef sharks. Stop by Monkey Beach to view troops of cute long-tailed Macaques on the beach from the boat. See the special birds nests used to make soup at The Viking Cave. Finally, make a stop for some swimming and relaxation at an idyllic tropical island named Rang Yai. End your perfect day with a delicious family-style lunch with incredible beachside views. Return to the marina in Phuket at approximately 3 PM.

Koh Lanta: Phi Phi Day Trip By Speed Boat

10. Koh Lanta: Phi Phi Day Trip By Speed Boat

Start with pickup from your hotel at 8:30 AM and depart from Koh Lanta. Travel to the first stop of the tour, the island of Phi Phi Lay, the island made famous by the movie "The Beach." Then, take a relaxing stroll on the picturesque beach of Maya Bay. Make a quick stop at the Viking Cave, swim at Pileh Lagoon, Loh Moodee, and do some snorkeling at Monkey Beach. Enjoy a delicious lunch on the beach. At 1:30 PM arrive at Phi Phi Don's Shark Point for some snorkeling. Do some sightseeing on the island and walk to the beautiful viewpoint for an amazing photo opportunity. Depart at 3:00 PM from Phi Phi Don back to Lanta Island for a transfer back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Phi Phi Islands

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,544 reviews

Worth five stars for the price! In addition to lunch, a light snack in the morning and fruit, drinks and local delicacies on the boat. Ice cream at the end of the trip. Lunch was good, rice, vegetables, chicken, fruit and soup. Bambusaari was the highlight of the trip. At the first destination, Maya Beach, there was a traffic jam, and tourists breaking the national park's swimming ban, which dampened the atmosphere. The other destinations were beautiful and more peaceful. Our group's guide was Paula and she and her team were great! We sat at the bow of the boat, which had the best views during the boat trip

very good value for money. We were picked up at the hotel and arrived at the port at 9am for drinks and sweet snacks. Then we went straight to the tour, whereby the tour guide changed the program due to the high tide and we snorkeled at the beginning. This was a very good decision. We were provided with drinks and fresh fruit throughout the trip. The food, which is often criticized here, was good for the price you pay for the tour! At the end everyone got an ice cream to say goodbye.

Really good experience. The guides are very helpful and kind. The speed boat ride, serene landscapes and snorkelling/swimming in those clear waters in this day trip is everything that’ll make your trip to Thailand worth it. Totally recommend!

Absolutely fantastic trip! We were in the most beautiful surroundings both on land and in the water. We had the sweetest guide with us, who made us feel comfortable throughout the trip. This tour has my warmest recommendation.

Great trip, modern boat, good guide, free water on board, fresh fruit, and at the end of the trip magnum ice cream :) Unforgettable views, being in Phuket is really worth taking this trip :)