The Phi Phi Islands are a stunning combination of karst limestone cliffs and pristine turquoise water. These four excellent tours from Phuket are the perfect way to experience them.
The Phi Phi Islands sit in between Phuket and Koh Lanta in the Andaman Sea. It is easiest to visit them from the tourist resort of Phuket by boat. This group of six islands is 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, so although they’re not the undiscovered paradise that the characters of the book and film were seeking, they are still among the most remarkable dots on the planet.
Phuket to Phi Phi Islands by speedboat
Take a rapid speedboat trip across the Andaman Sea to the Phi Phi Islands. Although the trip can get a little choppy, you’ll reach your destination faster so that there’s more time to be spent on the beach or snorkelling (masks and fins are provided). Usually, the last stop is at a secluded beach, which is the closest you might get in this region of Thailand to that authentic castaway experience, before speeding back to Phuket at the end of the day. From $105 per person.
Early bird tour to Phi Phi Islands from Phuket
If you’re considering a tour of the Phi Phi Islands, one thing’s for certain, you’re probably not the only one. Plenty of boats make the trip daily from Phuket and Khao Lak, often following similar itineraries to one another, particularly when it comes to the main sights, such as Maya Bay and Bamboo Island. The best way to beat the crowds is aboard this early bird tour, which leaves Phuket at 7am and explores the sea and islands for eight hours. From $118 per person.
Dive trip to Phi Phi from Phuket
Are you a certified diver looking for a diving tour of the Phi Phi Islands? This trip takes you out to several dive sites, where you make a total of three dives, depending on the conditions when you’re there. Highlights include Shark Point and the coral reefs of Koh Bida Nok. Breakfast and lunch are provided on board as well as plenty of fresh drinking water. Please note that rental of diving equipment costs an additional fee. From $95 per person.
Phi Phi Island luxury sunrise tour
There’s a small group boat tour to the Phi Phi Islands from Phuket that departs even earlier than the others. So early in fact, that you get to watch the sunrise over the Andaman Sea as you approach the fist stop of the day. Departing at 6am, with breakfast provided on the boat, you’ll get to see Bamboo Beach, Pileh Lagoon and Maya Bay before other groups have managed to amass at these popular destinations. This tour is only available on Saturdays. From $146 per person.