Krabi and Phi Phi Thailand Tourism
There are 2 options to get to Phi Phi Island, which was from Phuket or Krabi. In the distance, a closer Krabi Krabi town but not too special. But if you plan to travel circular, your route may be Jakart - Bangkok - Krabi - Phi Phi - Phuket - Jakarta, or vice versa.
Towards Krabi and Phi Phi Island
Krabi City is one of the gateway to the area and beautiful island in southern Thailand, such as Ao Nang or to islands such as Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi include.
Krabi has an airport served by airlines and Thai AirAsia. Available direct flight from Bangkok, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur to Krabi. Krabi International Airport (KBV) the distance is 15 miles from downtown, and is available for the shuttle bus to downtown and the boat pier. In fact you can go to Phuket by car 2 hours from Krabi.
Ticket prices shuttle bus to Krabi town and Tharua boat pier (to go to Phi Phi) is 90 Baht. Tickets to the Ao Nang beach is 150 Baht. You can buy directly at the counter upon arrival at Krabi Airport. If the air-4 consider using a taxi at the rate of 350 Baht.
If you have a lot of days, prior to Phi Phi Islands, you can mempertibangkan to stay overnight in the area of Ao Nang beach. The location is in southwest Krabi Town.
harua boat from Krabi pier to Ton Sai pier (the pier in Koh Phi Phi Don) is 1.5 hours by ferry. Schedule a day at just 3x the price of 400-450 baht one way ticket.
Along the way we will pass several small islands such as Poda and Chicken Island. This land-locked island can be visited by boat from Long Tail menyewat Ao Nang or Tharua boat pier.
Phi Phi Islands
In the language of Thailand called Koh Phi Phi ('Koh' means island), actually consists of two islands: Koh Phi Phi Don larger and Koh Phi Phi Leh. Koh Phi Phi Don is the base to stay while Phi Phi Leh perpenghuni not yet be visited every day. Tourists who come here should at least go home that afternoon because there is no infrastructure at all other than a public toilet. Usually the main purpose of tourist to Phi Phi Islands is to go to Maya Beach.
Phi Phi Leh
Maya Beach became famous after becoming the location filming the movie The Beach, starring Leonardo Caprio. A quiet beach and protected so as to resemble a hidden beach. The water is green turqoise add this beautiful beach. Phi Phi Leh island is actually just an area of 6 square kilometers, a mountainous limestone which contains calcium carbonate material, hence the greenish water here.
To go into here, we can hire a speedboat or long boat from Phi Phi Don. This boat can be rented from dozens of agencies that were scattered near the ferry pier of Phi Phi Don. So cheap, you can do a search for 8-10 people sharing partners (before entering the agent's office) or select a common boat.
For convenience, you should come over here before 9 am. Passing of this hour Maya Beach was invaded by hundreds of tourists who come from Phuket to use a large ferry that can not be free to take pictures again.
Practically no infrastructure on the island besides the toilet, so if you just want to come take pictures it's just 30 minutes is over. To be memorable, you should swim or snorkel here. Cook over here just take pictures? Bring their own snorkeling equipment, or previous lease from Phuket or Phi Phi Don.
Completion of Maya Beach, is also a time to stop your boat to the other side, called Pi-le Lagoon, the water is clear green color, making people want to jump swim.
Phi Phi Don
If someone said that staying on Phi Phi Island, it must be the residence on the island of Phi Phi Don. The extent of 28 square kilometers, mostly hotels, restaurants and shops. There is no vehicle for a road width of 1-3 meters Pavement. Exploring the island is only capitalized on foot, not wear clothes or topless Caucasian style. One more thing, make no mistake costume here, no one wearing pants except the hotel clerk.
There are several beaches yet known is Ton Sai Beach and Loh In. Ton Sai is the jetty where ferry boats and lean, if you want to play into the water and swim should Loh In. Line Ao (Beach) Loh In long enough, want to sunbathe (there are naked you know) or swim until satisfied. If you like hiking, can go up to the viewpoint on the hill.
Former can be said the tsunami seems to have vanished, when considering the island is swept up to 20 meter-high water at the time of the disaster. Once cleaned and rearranged, the remaining residents re-build hotels and facilities for tourism, the only source of income on the island.
The main food in this island again is seafood. But if you are looking to downtown there is also a steak house or a western menu. There is also a restaurant buffet for 300 baht to eat dinner as much.
Hotels in Phi Phi Island
No resort 'wah bener' on this island. Generally the hotel is managed and owned by residents and local investors. Some hotels let me list here
Phi Phi Cabana Hotel, admitted most luxurious hotel in Phi Phi because it has a large swimming pool and meeting rooms (there are not meeting). Its location in front of the ferry pier.
Phi Phi Hotel, hotel room most of the island, situated in front of the ferry pier.
Phi Phi Banyan Villa, this is where I stay, the hotel's second largest island. There are 62 rooms with a range of 1500-3000 Baht per night. Hotel is quite broad, level 3 but no elevator. Available gym facilities and free internet in the gym.
Andaman Beach Resort. The location is quite far from the pier, but if you want to be closer to Long Beach. Available 2 bedroom bungalow type for the family. 1000-3000 baht.