Phi Phi is Thailand's island-superstar. It's been in the movies. It's the topic of
conversation for travelers all over Thailand. For some, it's the only reason to touchdown
in Phuket. Even with all the hype, it doesn't disappoint.
Phi Phi's beauty is a large chunk of the allure. The islands, when approached by
boat, rise from the sea like a fortress. Sheer cliffs tower overhead, then give way
to beach-fronted jungle. It's love at first sight.
The second part of the why-we-love-this-place story is attitude: few places on the
planet are this laid-back. Of the two islands, one is completely free of human inhabitants
(Phi Phi Lei), and the other is without roads (Phi Phi Don). There's no schedule,
no hustle-and-bustle, no reason to be in a hurry.
As an added bonus, Phi Phi is affordable. Destinations this beautiful are often reserved
for those that can pay dearly. That's not the case here; Phi Phi has something for
every budget. You might be surprised
Where to stay on Phi Phi Island
Bungalows are the accommodation of choice on Phi Phi; in fact, there aren't many
other options. The place is very kind to budget-minded backpackers – rooms at the
one-star (or less) end of the rating scale far outnumber upmarket resorts – but there
are a few havens of luxury for those who wish to experience paradise in style.
For those who aren't carrying all their worldly possessions on their back, the quiet
northern tip of Phi Phi Don offers excellent accommodation. Away from the noise and
basking in glorious tropical surrounds, the all-under-one-roof resorts cater to your
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