If you were concerned about what to do in Phi Phi to occupy your days, apart from chilling on a powder white beach and soaking in a warm ocean ocean that is, fear not, because this little paradise have everything and in some ways even more than some much bigger islands. Apart from activities offered at Phi Phi resorts like Zeavola and Outrigger which even include painting amid serene and idyllic surroundings which will be favoured by the artists among us, learning Thai cooking and a whole lot more, this destination is the stuff adventure movies are made off.
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
If you are not someone who wants to dive too deep and want to stick to snorkeling, you will find this location a paradise to discover. It features one of the most beautiful snorkeling spots in the Andaman Ocean namely Maya Bay, location of the movie "The Beach". For a more personal adventure, ask a local to take you to some nice snorkeling spots in his longtail boat. The island also feature several PADI registered scuba dive operators and conduct daily excursions to several nearby dive locations such as Camel Rock, Koh Mai PADI and Bamboo Island. There are also shipwreck dives and pinnacle dives like Red Rock and Purple Rock. If you do not have your dive ticket yet, this is the time to become a certified diver and obtain an international dive certificate.
If you have the stamina, muscle and experience, grab a kayak and explore the shores of Phi Phi at your own time and leisure. It offers a great opportunity to view this beautiful setting from a different angle. Make sure to visit the viking cave in your kayak.
Imagine a bird's eye view of paradise suspended in mid air, just you and the sound of the island breeze. Phi Phi offers two fantastic wall climbs at Tonsai Tower and Hin Taak. No need to worry about climbing gear either. Two shops on the island offer gear to rent or buy and if you are still a novice instructors are ready to show you the ropes, pun intended.
Daily boat tours are available which include stopping at Maya Bay for snorkeling and relaxing, visiting several other islands like Monkey Island where you will be allowed the time for kayaking and even some cliff jumping if you have the stomach for it and also a stop at the viing caves.
The island has countless stalls selling clothes, souvenirs, leather accessories and hand craft.
Tonsai, the main entry point for boats arriving in Phi Phi is also where a vibrant nightlife scene unfolds with many bars, beach-side clubs and fire shows on the beach.