The Thai archipelago of Phi Phi has been listed as one of the most beautiful in the whole world. In fact, some of Thailand's most iconic photographs and postcards have been taken in Phi Phi. Therefore, if you are looking for a 5-star holiday in the most idyllic surroundings, a holiday to Phi Phi is the perfect choice. Some of the highlights of a Phi Phi holiday include:
Beach life and water sport activities
Phi Phi is made up of six islands, although only one of them (Phi Phi Don) is inhabited. The other five are dotted with idyllic beaches and spectacular limestone formations. The surrounding sea is teeming with coral reefs are other examples of unique marine life. Phi Phi's most famous beach is Maya Bay, as it set the scene for the movie “The Beach”. If you are after a more relaxing experience during your holidays to Phi Phi, be sure to visit the beaches at Hin Khao and Laem Tong, which can be practically deserted at certain times of the year.
Water sports are another highlight of any holiday to Phi Phi. The most common activities are snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, and sailing, and it is also possible to take part in an exhilarating night diving experience.
To get the most spectacular view over Ton Sai Bay and Phi Phi Don island visitors need to climb 186 metres to the island's viewpoint. Although the trek can be demanding, the views at the top surely warrant the effort and will be one of the most unforgettable memories of your Phi Phi holidays.
Shopping for local handicrafts
There are several local artisans selling stunning batik textiles that can be a beautiful reminder of your holidays to Phi Phi, since batik fabrics often depict local scenery, flowers, and typical features of island life. There are different batik textiles available, including decorative wall cloths, blouses, traditional dresses, curtains, and tablecloths.
Going on a gastronomic journey
Since Phi Phi is located in the south of Thailand, the local cuisine is a delightful mixture of Malay, Indian, and Indonesian fares. Phi Phi is home to several upscale restaurants, and a visit to one of those is a must during your holidays to Phi Phi. Expect to find dishes infused with the flavour of local herbs and spices, like lemongrass, ginger, turmeric, sweet basil, cardamom, nutmeg, and of course, chili. Food presentation in Thailand is especially important, with techniques like fruit carving being common, so ensure that you do not miss out on this feature of a dining experience while on your Phi Phi holidays.
Enjoying a romantic sunset on the Andaman Sea
It is possible to charter a long tail boat in nearly every Phi Phi beach. Cruising the tranquil waters of the Andaman Sea at dusk in company of your loved one is surely the perfect way of ending your holidays to Phi Phi.
In terms of accommodation, Phi Phi caters predominantly to the higher end of the market, so there is plenty of choice if you want your Phi Phi holidays to be a luxurious experience. Some outstanding options include the Zeavola Hotel, where lavish accommodation is provided in teakwood villas, the Holiday Inn Resort, which enjoys a privileged location by the marine park, or the Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, ideal for a luxurious and romantic getaway. Other hotels that consistently receive excellent ratings are the Outrigger Phi Phi Island Resort and Spa, and the Phi Phi Erawan Palms luxury resort.
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