Phi Phi Island
Phi Phi Islands are a stunning archipelago in the Andaman Sea approximately 90 minutes from Krabi and Phuket town. The islands have long been a favoured spot by scuba divers for their amazing clear waters and colourful marine life, but it was since the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Beach’ was released in 2000 that the islands became a big tourist hotspot.
The gorgeous Maya Bay on Phi Phi Lei Island was the film location for the movie which is the top destination for many boat trip tours from Krabi and Phuket. Phi Phi Lei is also home to a swallows nest cave, the sought after Chinese delicacy and the ‘Viking Cave’ which contains drawings that some believe to be from the Viking era.
The only inhabited island in the group, Phi Phi Don, was first populated by Muslim fishermen in the 1940s and later became a coconut plantation. The island has enjoyed increasing success from tourism and has developed to become a dream paradise location with swaying coconut palms, white sands and clear turquoise waters, the ideal backdrop for an unforgettable romantic holiday and wedding.