by Mac Candee

Posted: Monday, July 20, 2020

We all have dreams of beautiful tropical paradise islands. Today, I want to tell you about my time in one, and how you can make the most of it if you decide to visit. It’s got everything that can make you feel like you’re living the dream - the clear blue waters, the incredible nature, food, people and atmosphere. This is the reason I came to this island not one, but two times and I plan to visit again and again when I get the chance. I can easily say it is one of my favorite places in the world so far. You can get cheap food, affordable accommodation and experiences, all that working together to create the perfect vacation. In this blog post, I’m going to tell you more about my favorite things to do there. Keep in mind, this list just offers different things I found enjoyable, without ranking them in any fashion.

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1) Boat (Booze) Islands Cruise

This experience will be so much fun whenever you decide to go. It offers a great party atmosphere, incredible views, and of course - unlimited drinks. I went with Captain Bob’s Cruise and it was great. You can expect to start off with some drinks in the morning, then have the opportunity to speedboat around the island, making many stops and being able to see some amazing places. It is definitely one of those things where you forget about everything and just live in the moment, because it’s just so much fun. You’ll make many friends, and - since it’s usually a full day tour, you’ll have one of the best days ever.

2) Visit Monkey Beach

You can visit this exciting place by hiring a boat. The best thing about it however, is that you can walk around enjoying the nature, while being in the company of some really adorable monkeys. It is a delightful experience being able to interact with them, and the beach itself is very beautiful. Note: there is Monkey Beach AND Monkey Bay. Monkey Bay is where you can feed the monkeys (you make a stop here if you do Captain Bob's Cruise), but Monkey Beach is different and they ask you to not feed the monkeys.

3) Visit Maya Bay

For me, this spot offered one of the most beautiful landscapes I had ever seen. The water is unbelievably clear, and the surrounding area is so incredibly picturesque, that I can say it’s probably one of my most favorite places in the world. There are some awe-inspiring cliffs all around the clear waters of this white sand beach, and the sunset is one of the most unreal scenes I have seen. It was almost dream like the way all the colors blended together and I couldn’t help but marvel at how incredibly beautiful this experience was. Even after having been there years ago, I still remember this view as if it was yesterday.

4) Visit the Phi Phi Viewpoint

This Viewpoint offers a beautiful view of Koh Phi Phi's main town center as well as the mountains in the distance. It takes some time to get there, but if you bring some water and bug repellent and power through, you will be rewarded with an incredible sight. It is a great spot to climb up for the sunrise or sunset, as it offers amazing views. It is a dreamy experience, and from what I’ve seen, everyone who goes to Koh Phi Phi loves this spot and goes up there more than once.

5) Visit the Beach Fire Parties

These parties are a big part of the overall experience on the island, and they are amazing. You can view some incredible fire shows, with some unbelievably talented performers. It is something that you can get involved in by playing limbo, getting drinks and much more. These parties are a great opportunity to have a great time, meet people and enjoy nightlife on the island.

Closing Thoughts

These islands are definitely a tropical paradise getaway. It’s an incredible experience for everyone who loves the beach, partying and enjoying nature, because the views you can witness are truly incredible. You can definitely count on being able to relax and enjoy your stay. This list definitely doesn’t cover everything you can do there, so if you have the time, don’t hesitate to venture out and explore on your own. If you have the time, there are many amazing things you can do in and around Koh Phi Phi, Thailand. Here are a few options below:

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