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Phuket: Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay Day Trip with Lunch

1. Phuket: Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay Day Trip with Lunch

Tour the paradisical Phi Phi Islands, and explore Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh on a guided speedboat day trip from Phuket. Dip below the waves with 3 snorkeling stops and tuck into a buffet lunch by the beach. Start your morning with hotel pickup and a complimentary coffee or tea with cookies. Make your way to Green Island for snorkeling and a chance to see some marine wildlife. Continue to Phi Phi Leh island, featured in iconic movies, including "The Beach." Sightsee along Maya Bay and Loh Samah Bay by boat before taking a swim in Pileh Lagoon, known for its emerald water encircled by limestone karst cliffs. Bring your camera to Viking Cave and see its bird nests. At noon, arrive at Phi Phi Don island. Here, regain your strength with a buffet lunch at a beachside restaurant. After, enjoy free time to discover this lush island with its many shops and cafes. Stop by Monkey Beach to catch a glimpse of the monkeys who call this beach home. Then, head to Nui Bay to swim, snorkel or soak up the sunshine. Finally, visit Khai Island and relax on its pristine shores or enjoy the water before a return transfer to your hotel.

From Krabi: Phi Phi Islands Speedboat Day Tour

2. From Krabi: Phi Phi Islands Speedboat Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day of relaxation on this speedboat trip to Phi Phi Islands, lapped by turquoise waters and shaded by towering limestone rocks. Scene of the blockbuster movie “The Beach,” Phi Phi is a paradise destination just 30 miles from mainland Thailand. Composed of 2 islets, Phi Phi Don is the larger, known for its fine beaches and coral formations. Tourist facilities are available along the 2 beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Lodalam. During the day you can visit Maya Bay, where “The Beach” was filmed, swim in some of the world's clearest water, snorkel at beautiful Hin Klang, and explore Viking Cave, where thousands of swallows nest. Discover the hidden coves of Phi Phi Lee, such as Phi Lee Bay, where the limestone cliffs rise straight up from the waters and are only reachable by boat. Snorkel among the coral gardens of Ao Maya and Ao Lo Sama. Surrounded by flawless sand beaches, expect to see abundant reef fish and even the occasional leopard shark. You will also visit Monkey Beach, which is located on the southwestern side of Ton Sai Bay. It is a simply stunning 150-meter-long strip of white powdery sand fringed by emerald water. During low tide, you can see a colony of monkeys having their breakfast down on the beach. The morning session will end on Phi Phi Don, the larger of the 2 sister islands. A rich Thai buffet lunch is served in the restaurant of Phi Phi Cliff Beach Resort. Then it is time to explore the island path of Ton Sai along the beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Loh Dalum Bay. In the afternoon you will have to chance to swim and snorkel at Bamboo Island, a tiny and flat island covered by lush vegetation and entirely surrounded by a strip of white sand and a reef that spreads up to 500 meters from the shore. The uninhabited paradise located 3 miles (5 km) off the northern tip of Koh Phi Phi Don provides visitors with the feeling of swimming in an aquarium.

Phi Phi: Half-Day Long-Tail Island Boat Tour Ticket

3. Phi Phi: Half-Day Long-Tail Island Boat Tour Ticket

Your first stops will be at Monkey Beach, Shark Point, and Runtee Bay. At Monkey Beach, interact with the cute, furry inhabitants — who are absolutely tourist-friendly. These crab-eating macaques live on the cliffs above and scramble down to the beach to find food.  Continue your tour to Mosquito Island, the north-easternmost point in the archipelago. Mosquito Island is also uninhabited and has two beaches rarely visited by tourists. The waters near the southeastern tip host an impressive abundance of marine life, making it a stunning snorkeling spot. Then, head to the famous Viking Cave, with its mysterious prehistoric-like painting resembling a Viking boat.  Be amazed by Pi Leh Lagoon, a turquoise lagoon enclosed by towering limestone cliffs. Escape to paradise as you float in the calm, crystal-clear water. Next, visit Loh Samah Bay, famous for shallow waters and a large coral reef filled with vibrant marine life. Spend some time here snorkeling before hopping back on the long-tail boat. Sail towards Maya Bay, a paradise made famous by the Leonardo Di Caprio movie The Beach. If you have chosen the afternoon tour, you will enjoy the spectacular sunset views here.

From Phuket: Maya Bay, Phi Phi & Bamboo Islands with Lunch

4. From Phuket: Maya Bay, Phi Phi & Bamboo Islands with Lunch

Discover the natural wonders on the Phi Phi Islands on this boat tour from Phuket. Snorkel through colorful marine life at Bamboo Island and Maya Bay. Enjoy the stunning limestone formations at the Viking Cave and the turquoise waters of the Pileh Lagoon.  Following pick-up in a minivan, head to the marina. There, listen to your guide as they give you a brief introduction to your day. Take in the scenery in style as you whizz to Bamboo Island on a speedboat. Stop to swim in the clear blue waters, snorkel to discover the amazing underwater world or take a walk on the white beach. Visit Yong Kasem, also known as Monkey Beach. There, continue your snorkeling experience, exploring the stunning coral reefs. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a beach-side restaurant on Phi Phi Don. After lunch, travel to Phi Phi Island to discover the unique Viking Cave. Admire the breathtaking turquoise waters of Pileh Lagoon and swim in the amazing natural pool surrounded by cliff formations. Stop at Maya Bay, famous for the movie The Beach, and enjoy the local white sand beach. At 5:30 PM, return to the marine for a transfer back to your hotel in Phuket.

From Phi Phi: Half-Day Private Longtail Boat Charter

5. From Phi Phi: Half-Day Private Longtail Boat Charter

Depart from Ao Tonsai Pier and start your tour with a visit to Monkey Beach, to snorkel in the turquoise waters and watch the naughty monkeys on the shore. See the mysterious Viking Cave and admire the wall painting within, before continuing to one of Phi Phi's most beautiful gems, the Pileh Lagoon. Snorkel in the turquoise lagoon surrounded by towering limestone cliffs, then sail to the crystal clear waters of Lo Samah Bay to discover the abundance of marine life and colorful corals there. The last stop will be just outside Maya Bay, the iconic site made famous by Leonardo Di Caprio in “The Beach.” On the afternoon charter, catch stunning views of the sunset as you head back to Tonsai Pier.

Ko Phi Phi: Best Islands and Beaches Full-Day Boat Trip

6. Ko Phi Phi: Best Islands and Beaches Full-Day Boat Trip

The first stop of the day is Shark Point. Named after the black-tipped sharks you can find swimming in the area, Shark Point is a popular snorkeling spot among professional and amateur divers. The next stop is Bamboo Island, a pristine strip of land great for relaxing and snorkeling. Wade in the shallow waters and catch glimpses of the colorful fish. Lie down by the shore and soak up the sun, before climbing back on the boat towards your next destination. Take in the glorious limestone cliffs and azure waters at Mosquito Island or Koh Yung. Don’t let its name worry you; the mosquitos only come out in the evening. What you can look forward to are the spectacular rock formations, small quiet beaches, and crystal clear water for snorkeling. Next, you’ll head to Nui Bay, a tiny little alcove surrounded by rock formations. Take a few moments to relax on the sand or swim in the refreshing waters before making your way to Monkey Beach. This beach was named after the friendly primates that inhabit the island. Watch as they wander freely around the shore. You’ll also stop by Viking Cave, known for the Scandinavian-style ships painted on its walls, and Pileh Lagoon, another stunning locale with its emerald waters and towering cliffs. Then continue to Loh Samah Bay, where you can dive into the cool waters and swim with the colorful fish. After spending most of the afternoon in the water, you’ll board the boat and make your way to the famous Maya Bay, known for its appearance in the 1999 film "The Beach". You’ll circle the scenic bay, taking in the gorgeous scenery and watching the sunset, before making your way back to the pier.

Phuket: Phi Phi Islands Day-Trip by Speed Catamaran

7. Phuket: Phi Phi Islands Day-Trip by Speed Catamaran

Start your experience with hotel pickup and head to Chalong Pier to board the catamaran. Relax and admire the beautiful ocean landscape as you enjoy snacks and drinks on board. Arrive at Phi Phi Le and cruise along the towering karst rock coastline. Hop aboard a longtail boat and cruise into Pileh Lagoon, where stunning emerald waters are encircled by limestone cliffs. Visit the iconic Viking Cave and enjoy a snorkeling session to discover the underwater landscape of colorful corals. At Phi Phi Don, enjoy some lunch and time to explore. Then head to Maya Bay and relax at one of the locations in the film 'The Beach'. On the way to Phuket pier, stop by Maiton Island and enjoy some BBQ chicken on board as you admire the sunset. If you're lucky, you might see some dolphins too.

Phuket: Phi Phi Tour by Speedboat & Lunch Buffet

8. Phuket: Phi Phi Tour by Speedboat & Lunch Buffet

Explore the highlights of the Phi Phi islands on this full-day speedboat tour from Phuket. Use the onboard snorkeling gear to get up close to local marine life at locations like Bamboo Island, Monkey beach, and Pileh Lagoon. Eat a scrumptious buffet lunch on Phi Phi Don. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Phuket and sit back and relax on the drive to the marina. Enjoy scenic ocean and shoreline views on the trip to Bamboo Island. Dive into the crystal clear waters or snorkel through colorful marine life. Cruise to Yong Kasem (Monkey Beach) and take some time to explore the local coral reefs. Continue past the unique rock formations at Nui Bay and Camel Rock. In the afternoon, stop at a beachside restaurant on Phi Phi Don for a delicious lunch buffet that is brimming with local flavors. Head to the island of Phi Phi Lae to visit the Viking Cave. Admire the breathtaking turquoise waters of Pileh Lagoon and swim through a natural pool that is surrounded by cliff formations. Walk through the white sands at the famous Maya Bay, which was featured in the movie "The Beach." Return to the Royal Phuket Marina at the end of your tour and transfer to your hotel.    

From Phi Phi: Sunset and Bioluminescent Plankton Boat Tour

9. From Phi Phi: Sunset and Bioluminescent Plankton Boat Tour

Explore the beauty around the Phi Phi Islands on a 6-hour longtail boat tour. Watch the sunset over the Phi Phi archipelago and enjoy some included snacks, then take a dip with bioluminescent plankton once the sun has gone down. Make your way to the meeting point in front of McDonald's in Tonsai Bay at 1:30 PM. Once you have boarded your boat, depart for Monkey Beach, one of Koh Phi Phi's most interesting beaches inhabited only by monkeys. Encounter the macaques on the island, which are also known as crab-eating macaques as they are often seen foraging for crabs. Next, sail to discover the mysteries of the Viking Cave, famous for the seemingly prehistoric painting of a Viking boat on its wall. The cave was once used for the extraction of birds' nests, prized ingredients in Chinese culture for making medicinal soups believed to help with longevity. Continue your tour to Pi Leh Lagoon, and marvel at the azure/turquoise waters in this beautiful enclosed lagoon encircled by towering limestone cliffs. See certain spots glow from beneath the water, and take advantage of this fantastic photo opportunity. After Pi Leh Lagoon, head to Loh Samah Bay to snorkel with diverse marine life on a coral reef. Admire this wonderful paradise, which provides an alternative to the world-famous Maya Bay from the film “The Beach” due to its proximity. Maya Bay is closed for another 2 years to allow recovery from over-tourism but is separated from Loh Samah Bay by only one limestone mountain. Finally, enjoy a spectacular sunset with views of the Phi Phi archipelago before swimming with bioluminescent plankton at night. Delight in the glow of the plankton as they are touched in the water, making it look like you are swimming with stars in the night sky. The tour concludes with a transfer back to the port at around 7:30 PM.

Phi Phi Islands: Half-Day Private Speed Boat Charter

10. Phi Phi Islands: Half-Day Private Speed Boat Charter

The experience begins at either 9:30 AM or 1:30 PM depending on the option chosen. Board your private boat from Tonsai Pier then set sail for an epic island adventure. The first stop of the day is the popular Monkey Beach, which is home to playful macaques that come down during the day to feast on crabs. Spend some time taking photos with the monkeys, then cool off as you go snorkeling in search of colorful fish. Back on the boat, cruise around the historic Viking Cave where bird’s nests were once gathered to make soup for the locals. Head towards Pileh Lagoon next, which is considered to be the Phi Phi Archipelago's most beautiful location. Relax as you float around in the lagoon’s emerald green water and marvel at views of the surrounding jagged cliffs. Later, sail to Loh Samah Bay which boasts a large coral reef and diverse marine life. Enjoy some time to snorkel and immerse yourself in the bay’s vibrant underwater world. The tour passes by Maya Bay next, an idyllic location that has become over populated by tourists in recent years but is now being restricted. From the boat, gaze at the bay’s remarkable scenery, which was used as the filming location for “The Beach”. After an incredible day, sit back and relax on the boat as the sun begins to set (afternoon program only). Watch as the sky is transformed with color, then catch a final glimpse of the sun before it disappears below the horizon. You can also opt to end the tour with a visit to a bioluminescent location where you can see the glow of plankton under the moonlight.

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What people are saying about Pileh Lagoon

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,199 reviews

Overall really good day and nice visit to islands with lots of swimming, snorkeling etc! I wanted to say special thanks to our driver, as our 8 year old kid got nausea during the drive from hotel and the driver was so kind, he stopped on the way, got water for us, some medicine, changed the seats in front and was driving really slowly for the rest of the road. Thank you very much for being so kind and understanding!!

It was a great trip!!! Pom was a great guide and takes EXCELLENT photos!!!! The trip is quite long so just be prepared for a very full day!!! With that being said, the sights are breath taking and the crew was great. A nice lunch, a lot of stops…. Well worth it.

Very nice day trip. Our guide Fay did a great job making sure everyone had fun. Highly recommended!

Totally recommended. Beautiful landscapes and very well organized to spend the day entertaining.

Really great hosts, amazing trip with such cool spots to see, swim and snorkel!