50 km to the south west of Krabi, the Phi Phi island group has been drawing visitors from all four corners of the globe for over a decade. It is an extremely popular international destination, and one that is well and truly established on Thailand’s diving and snorkelling map.
The islands’ raw natural beauty, fabulous beaches and ease of access all together add to the lure of this family destination, which continues to flourish without the eyesore of high-rise development.
The topography of the larger and only inhabited island of Koh Phi Phi Don comprises two dramatic limestone outcrops divided by a narrow flat isthmus. This stretch of land is where the vast majority of the island’s amenities and services are found, of which there are plenty to choose from.
Koh Phi Phi offers a splendid variety of different types of diving on its local reefs, with abundant hard and soft corals and rich diversity of marine life – suitable for all levels of divers. Trips also visit Shark Point Marine Sanctuary, Hin Daeng and Mouang. Snorkelling around Phi Phi is second to none, with plenty of shallow coral gardens crowning the fringing reefs, which are alive with colourful fish.