The best Phi Phi Islands tours from Phuket

by Paul Stafford  |  Published February 20, 2018

The Phi Phi Islands sit in between Phuket and Koh Lanta in the Andaman Sea. With Phuket being one of Thailand’s major tourist resorts, it is easiest to make the trip to the Phi Phi Islands from there. Understandably, all tours involve some form of boat travel, but the range of options and experiences really comes down to how much free time and spare change you have. Bear in mind that the tours have become increasingly popular over the last decade and getting these islands to yourself is rather unlikely.

The Phi Phi Islands are the impossibly gorgeous tropical islands that only seem to exist in movies and the imagination until you actually set foot there and see that it’s no mere illusion. The group of six islands are graced by dramatic karst limestone cliffs that pierce the sea and push up to the sky, with a halo of turquoise water at their base. This is the place where The Beach was filmed after all. They might not be the undiscovered paradise that the characters of the book and film were seeking, but they are certainly remarkable dots on the planet.