The Phi Phi Islands

Koh Phi Phi you beautiful son of a b****! Haha was that dramatic? Maybe, but if you’ve ever been to this tiny island then you know just how chaotic and beautiful it is. The islands became famous due to Danny Boyle’s 2000 film The Beach, featuring Leonard DiCaprio. I have a relationship that most people probably do with this place, it’s a love/hate one. The Phi Phi islands are absolutely breathtaking. Hands down one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting.

To get to the island you’ll have to take a ferry over. Most people will come from Phuket. One thing that’s amazing about this little island is there are NO cars, besides a golf cart for medical emergencies. The first time I visited was back in March of 2017. We had the BEST time. We originally planned on staying here for only 2 nights but ended up staying for 5 nights. Now I wouldn’t recommend staying that long because it is solely a party island. Besides getting wasted at the Ibiza pool parties and hammered every night on the beach there are really only two major activities to do here. The one that doesn’t involve getting hammered (even though it is optional) is diving. This island is also known as a great place to get your PADI. If you don’t feel like doing all that, there is still a lot of other smaller dive trips you can take. The other main activity to do here is a booze cruise and its a total must (regardless of age) if you’re gonna visit the island.

I went back to visit last January (2018) and just like everywhere, things are changing. The island has become SO popular in the last few years that the government has really started intervening and regulating this haven. If you’re planning on going to Koh Phi Phi you better wait until after September as the government has decided to close off Maya Bay for a few months in order to allow the rehabilitation of the environment both on the island and in the sea without being disturbed by tourism activities, before the damage is beyond repair– Tunya Netithammakul, director general of the department of national parks.