Your Thailand vacation includes island hopping, which is thrilling and adventurous. In Koh Phangan you can enjoy Full Moon party, which was a raging experience. Koh Phangan has no airport but has a ferry linking from Koh Tao and Koh Samui. So, you travel by bus from Bangkok bus terminal and reach Chumphon from where you are delivered by a catamaran to Koh Phangan through Koh Tao. You can even choose a train [Bangkok], bus [Suratthani], and ferry [Donsak Pier] combination to Thong Sala Pier [Koh Phangan].
How to reach Koh Phi Phi from Koh Phangan?
Now from Koh Phangan, you desire to reach Koh Phi Phi Island. Unfortunately, there is no fastest transportation option from Koh Phangan to Koh Phi Phi. You will need to travel 8 to 9 hours via ferries or bus + ferry or break the route and travel independently. If you have time then –
- Take a ferry from Thong Sala pier to Donsak
- Bus from Donsak pier to Suratthani
- Bus or minivan from Suratthani to Krabi
- Taxi from Krabi to the Klong Jilar Pier
- A ferry from Jilar pier to island Koh Phi Phi
If you are short on time, then direct ferry service makes sense. Even make sure to book tickets from bookaway.com for your sea or road or combination of both. Buying online and purchasing from the pier on travel day differs. The former guarantees seat in advance and if you are unlucky on the travel day tickets may not be available. During high season the tickets sell out, especially during events like full moon party.
On Bookaway the travel price for a minivan and ferry is approximately $31 [936 THB]. The travel time is 8 hours and 30 minutes but the advantages are you can enjoy beautiful views without any concern about washrooms as they are available onboard.
The journey to Koh Phi Phi from Koh Phangan is long but the attractions you will enjoy are out of the world. It is a portion of ‘Asian Paradise’ that boasts aqua waters, idyllic seascapes, and golden sands. Phi Phi has something for everyone young or old and adventurer-seeker to beach-goer. The region is loaded with awesome activities and hidden treasures waiting to be explored.
Valuable sights and activities to experience in Koh Phi Phi
Phi Phi Le National Park
The breathtaking backdrop offered is unmatched in gorgeousness, with no accommodation around, serene atmosphere, and craggy cliffs dramatically plunging inside the turquoise water.
In the National Park, there is a beach called Maya beach. Take a ferry to the Maya Bay, which offers an idyllic scene of lazily bobbing fishing boats on the waves.
At the far side of the beach, you can enjoy a viewpoint to a small bay popular for snorkeling called Loh Sama. Leh is a Viking cave on the northeast side of Phi Phi that features paintings and figurings from ancient times. Swifts reside in the cave and the local fishermen show the tourists how to capture a bird’s nest.
Phi Phi viewpoint
There is a flat sand strip between north [Dalum bay] and South [Tonsai Bay]. On the east of the flat strip, there is the Phi Phi viewpoint, which overlooks the Phi Phi Don village along with the two bays. You can capture impressive photographs from an elevation of 186m. For the best lighting, photographers need to climb the paved path before lunch.
The island spreads 600m width x 700m length and is surrounded by white sand strip with a lush green central part that includes Bamboo trees, so the name. It is a perfect day trip destination to enjoy snorkeling. There are superb coral reefs on the west side.
Diving fans can visit popular diving sites like Anemone reef, Shark Point, and King Cruiser Wreck on the west. Koh Bida Nok and Nai, as well as Maya Bay also offer great underwater marine life.
Shark watching tours
Phi Phi island waters host countless inoffensive leopard and black-tip sharks. Great snorkeling experience with a professional guide can be unforgettable.
Tonsai Tower is a rock-climbing haven for climbers. It is a tall limestone tower of 200m and has 48 different bolted routes. From beginners to seasoned climbers, all difficulty levels are covered.
Thai cooking class
Foodies cannot miss the opportunity to learn secret ingredients and techniques of Thai cuisine. It is the best way you can share your Thai memories with friends back home cook Thai meal with essential herbs you learned!