Maya Bay may be one of the reasons that a lot of people sign up for a Phi Phi speedboat tour, what with it being the location of Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie “The Beach”, but it is not the only reason. Made up several islands, there are plenty more to see in Phi Phi Islands.
This makes taking a Krabi or Phuket speedboat to Phi Phi a worthwhile detour, especially because the trip would take less than an hour to complete.
What else can you see with a private speedboat to Phi Phi ride?
Spectacular Phileh Lagoon
This emerald green lagoon is one of the most gorgeous natural swimming pools in the world. It is surrounded by high limestone cliffs with breathtaking views for a backdrop. It is also famous as a jump off point, where you can dive or jump from the front of that speedboat Phi Phi you hired.
With actual monkeys you can see at the beach, a detour to this part of Phi Phi is worth your time. Just make sure to listen and follow whatever instructions your tour guide provides, just to be safe. Monkeys do have a tendency to bite. You are safest aboard a Phi Phi Island speedboat, but stepping on the beach would be one great story to tell.
Koh Phai in the local dialect, Bamboo Island is one of the most beautiful islands of the Phi Phi Islands group. Surrounded entirely by a strip of white sand, it is a tropical dream come true. With lush vegetation in the midst, it is the best example of what an island resort should be like.
If you are on the fence about taking a speedboat, let the beauty and wonders of the Bamboo Island convince you.
Of course you’ll be able to visit Maya Bay in Ko Phi Phi Le because it’s included in your Phi Phi Island boat tour itinerary. But because it can get crowded, the best time to visit is early morning, when you can catch the sunrise and watch it without anyone obstructing your view. This also gives you an opportunity to take pictures without having to deal with a crowd, and even mimic poses from the movie “The Beach”.
What activities can you enjoy during your Phi Phi Island tour by speedboat?
Since you hired a private speedboat to Phi Phi, you have the option to choose from different destinations to go snorkeling, such as Dragon Lagoon, Viking Cove, Loh Soma Bay, or Straight Rock. What is even better is that you don’t need to bring your own snorkeling equipment since Phi Phi Island speedboat tour operators will supply you with it. That’s a huge load off your luggage.
You should be aware, however, that snorkeling would still depend on the conditions of the sea and the tide.
You can also enjoy afternoon snorkeling and lots of swimming.