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Phuket: Maya, Phi Phi, and Bamboo Island with Buffet Lunch

Phuket: Maya, Phi Phi, and Bamboo Island with Buffet Lunch

Depart from Phuket and cruise in a speedboat across the ocean to the Phi Phi Islands. Enter the picturesque Loh Sama Bay and walk across the sands to relax on Maya Bay. Spot local wildlife at Monkey Beach and indulge in a beach-side restaurant buffet before snorkeling on Bamboo Island. Get picked up from your hotel in Phuket and travel to the pier to meet your friendly crew and group for the day. Be welcomed onto the boat with a soft drink and seasonal fruits as you're briefed about the tour. Arrive at Loh Sama Bay, a famous site of Koh Phi Phi Leh. See the small islet in the center and the tiny beach. Next, head to Maya Bay, where they filmed the movie The Beach. Relax on the white sand beach and explore Maya Bay on your own. As you stroll, appreciate the restoration work around the bay, before heading to Pileh Lagoon, an uninhabited national park. Marvel at this enclosed lagoon's bright emerald waters encircled by towering limestone cliffs. Head down to the cliffs and relax on the hidden beach by the lagoon before continuing to Viking Cave. Discover the historic industry devoted to the harvesting of swiftlet bird nests and learn their importance to Chinese culture. Next, view the magic of Monkey Beach from the comfort of your boat. Stop at an idyllic spot, surrounded by nature and steep rock formations, and relax in paradise, surrounded by limestone cliffs. Look around to see the wild monkeys climbing the cliffs, relaxing on the beach, or swimming. Enjoy a delicious international buffet lunch at a beach-side restaurant on Phi Phi Don. After lunch, travel to Nui Bay, a dive site on the northwest coast of Koh Phi Phi Don. Go for a swim in the clear water, if you wish. Finish your tour with some free time on heart-shaped Bamboo Island, where you will be able to swim, relax, or sunbathe for 1.5 hours. After relaxing, return to your speedboat and enjoy a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.

From Krabi: Phi Phi Islands Speedboat Day Tour

From Krabi: Phi Phi Islands Speedboat Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day of relaxation on this speedboat trip to Phi Phi Islands, lapped by turquoise waters and shaded by towering limestone rocks. Scene of the blockbuster movie “The Beach,” Phi Phi is a paradise destination just 30 miles from mainland Thailand. Composed of 2 islets, Phi Phi Don is the larger, known for its fine beaches and coral formations. Tourist facilities are available along the 2 beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Lodalam. During the day you can visit Maya Bay, where “The Beach” was filmed, walk along some of the world's clearest water, snorkel around the beautiful Phi Phi Leh Island, and spot Viking Cave, where thousands of swallows nest, from the boat. Notable rules at Maya Bay include no swimming, no single-use plastics, using reef-safe sunscreen and no use of drones without permission. Please remember that the Maya Bay will be closed every year for 2 months during low season, usually in August and September. Discover the hidden coves at Ao Lo Samah and Phi Lee Lagoon where the limestone cliffs rise straight up from the waters and are only reachable by boat. Snorkel among the coral gardens around Koh Phi Phi Leh. Surrounded by flawless sand beaches, expect to see abundant reef fish and even the occasional leopard shark. For those who want to explore more coves, lagoons and beaches within Pileh Lagoon, book a longtail boat ride directly on site at a small extra fee. This optional activity is operated by local fishermen from the community and is not part of the tour. As we cruise onward, get ready to be dazzled by Monkey Beach. This 150-meter gem, nestled on the southwestern shore of Tonsai Bay, boasts powdery white sand lapped by emerald waters. Lush vegetation climbs the cliffs behind the beach, creating a haven for a colony of monkeys. Keep your eyes peeled – at low tide, you might spot them playfully foraging for breakfast right on the shore. While we won't be stopping at the beach itself, this glimpse of paradise is sure to be a highlight. The morning session will end on Phi Phi Don, the larger of the 2 sister islands. A rich Thai buffet lunch is served in Phi Phi Arida Restaurant. Then it is time to explore the island path of Ton Sai along the beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Loh Dalum Bay. In the afternoon you will have to chance to swim and snorkel at Bamboo Island, a tiny and flat island covered by lush vegetation and entirely surrounded by a strip of white sand and a reef that spreads up to 500 meters from the shore. The uninhabited paradise located 3 miles (5 km) off the northern tip of Koh Phi Phi Don provides visitors with the feeling of swimming in an aquarium.

Phuket: Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay Day Trip with Lunch

Phuket: Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay Day Trip with Lunch

Tour the paradisical Phi Phi Islands, and explore Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh on a guided speedboat day trip from Phuket. Dip below the waves with 3 snorkeling stops and tuck into a buffet lunch by the beach. Start your morning with hotel pickup and a complimentary coffee or tea with cookies. Hop on a speedboat, and make your way to Green Island for snorkeling while observing marine wildlife. Continue to Phi Phi Leh island, featured in iconic movies, including "The Beach." Sightsee along Maya Bay and Loh Samah Bay by boat before taking a swim in Pileh Lagoon, known for its emerald water encircled by limestone karst cliffs. Bring your camera to Viking Cave and see its bird nests. At noon, arrive at Phi Phi Don island. Here, regain your strength with a buffet lunch at a beachside restaurant. After, enjoy free time to discover this lush island with its many shops and cafes. Sightseeing Monkey Beach to catch a glimpse of the monkeys who call this beach home. Then, head to Nui Bay to swim, snorkel or soak up the sunshine. Finally, visit Khai Island and relax on its pristine shores or enjoy the water before a return transfer to your hotel.

Phi Phi: Private Longtail Boat to Maya Bay with Snorkeling

Phi Phi: Private Longtail Boat to Maya Bay with Snorkeling

See the highlights of Koh Phi Phi as you discover Bamboo Island, Maya Bay, and more on a private longtail boat tour. Swim with Bioluminescent plankton and have an unforgettable experience snorkeling around the island with the 4, 6, and 7-hour afternoon tour options. Set out to explore the best of Koh Phi Phi on your longtail boat tour. Spend 1 hour in Maya Bay, where "The Beach" was filmed. Discover this preserved area, where it is not possible to swim, but because of this, you can sometimes see baby sharks. Admire the turquoise waters of Pileh Lagoon. Choose the 7-hour option to discover Bamboo Island, a white sand beach with bright blue water. Next, go to Monkey Bay to observe crab-eating macaque monkeys from a safe distance. Swim and snorkel with harmless blacktip reef sharks at snorkel spots. Stop outside the Viking Cave to take pictures and head to Loh Sama Bay with a small islet in the center and a tiny beach at the back of a small canyon. On the afternoon tour, watch a spectacular sunset and make a snorkeling stop to float alongside colorful fish and bioluminescent plankton after dark. Pick the morning tour if you want to experience the highlights of Phi Phi without big crowds. You'll visit Maya Bay at 7AM in this case, right when it opens.

From Phuket Or Khao Lak: Phi Phi Islands Early Bird Tour

From Phuket Or Khao Lak: Phi Phi Islands Early Bird Tour

Embark on a Phi Phi Islands speedboat tour and leave the crowds behind. Visit the most famous spots of the beautiful Phi Phi islands, its pristine beaches, and landscapes, and jump into the clear waters for a swim and a snorkel. Start your tour very early in order to arrive at the islands before the regular tours. Stop at the island Phi Phi Leh, with its beautiful Maya Bay, which was made famous by the Hollywood movie The Beach, and the Phi Phi Leh Lagoon. Take time for a refreshing swimming break in the lagoon. After, continue to Phi Phi Don to climb up to the striking viewpoint. Enjoy the amazing views from the top of the island and get a glimpse of the town. Tuck into a delicious light breakfast followed by lunch later in the day and enjoy drinks aboard the speedboat. Have the opportunity to sightsee around the island to see the Viking Cave and see the monkeys from the boat. Make the most of a long snorkeling stop, and, as a final stop, head to Bamboo Island for a picnic lunch and extensive beach and swimming time. 

Phi Phi: Avoid The Crowds Speedboat to Maya Bay at Sunrise

Phi Phi: Avoid The Crowds Speedboat to Maya Bay at Sunrise

Enjoy delicious Thai donuts with tea or coffee at the meeting point, to join a speedboat tour at sunrise. Visit one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand and in the world at Maya Bay. Be the first one on the beach as Maya Bay is your first stop of the day, right when it opens. Several movies have been filmed at this gorgeous location, with "The Beach" movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the most famous one. Next, head to Pileh Lagoon, the perfect spot to cool down and take a swim in the turquoise waters whilst admiring the cove-like canyon which literally cuts into the Phi Phi Leh island. Visit Monkey Bay, where multiple beaches can be found and where you will see crab-eating macaque monkeys in their natural habitat. Then, enjoy a snorkel experience and come face-to-face with blacktip reef sharks. These harmless sharks will ensure that you have an incredible snorkel experience as you discover Phi Phi's underwater paradise, one of the most beautiful in the world. Stop at Viking Cave to take pictures. Nobody knows the real story about Viking Cave, which is now used for harvesting swallow bird nests. This cave is one of the main attractions at Phi Phi Leh and although it is not allowed to go inside the cave, your tour will stop here close enough to take pictures. If you have selected the full-day option, make your way to Bamboo Island. Swim in crystal clear seawater on Bamboo Island, a tiny island where you can enjoy the beauty of a paradise island in peace.

Phi Phi & Bamboo Islands: Premium Day Trip w/ Seaview Lunch

Phi Phi & Bamboo Islands: Premium Day Trip w/ Seaview Lunch

Discover the natural wonders on the Phi Phi Islands on this boat tour from Phuket. Snorkel through colorful marine life at Bamboo Island and Maya Bay. Enjoy the stunning limestone formations at the Viking Cave and the turquoise waters of the Pileh Lagoon.  Following pickup in a minivan, head to the marina. There, listen to your guide as they give you a brief introduction to your day. Take in the scenery in style as you whizz to Bamboo Island on a speedboat. Stop to swim in the clear blue waters, snorkel to discover the amazing underwater world or take a walk on the white beach. Visit Yong Kasem, also known as Monkey Beach. There, continue your snorkeling experience, exploring the stunning coral reefs. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a beach-side restaurant on Phi Phi Don. After lunch, travel to Phi Phi Island to discover the unique Viking Cave. Admire the breathtaking turquoise waters of Pileh Lagoon and swim in the amazing natural pool surrounded by cliff formations. Stop at Maya Bay, famous for the movie The Beach, and enjoy the local white sand beach. At 5:00 PM, return to the marine for a transfer back to your hotel in Phuket.

From Phi Phi Island: Maya Bay Sunset & Plankton by Speedboat

From Phi Phi Island: Maya Bay Sunset & Plankton by Speedboat

Marvel at the beauty of nature on a half-day sunset and plankton tour from Phi Phi Island. Take in Monkey Beach, snorkel with tropical fish, swim in a breathtaking natural swimming pool, take photos of Viking Cave, watch the sunset, and snorkel with luminous plankton. Meet your guide and board the speedboat to start your tour. Sail from Tonsai Pier to Monkey Beach, where you will see crab-eating macaque monkeys in their natural habitat. Then, head into the water to snorkel with tropical fishes and corals. If you're lucky, you might see blacktip reef sharks. Continue to Pileh Lagoon, where you can swim in one of the world's most breathtaking natural swimming pools, surrounded by limestone mountains. Next, marvel at Viking Cave with its cave paintings. Although you cannot go inside the cave, stop close enough to take a picture. Then, visit Maya Bay enjoy the white sand beach. Finally, end your day with an unforgettable experience as you snorkel with luminous plankton. Head back to the meeting point on Phi Phi Island.

Phuket: Phi Phi Islands Day-Trip by Speed Catamaran

Phuket: Phi Phi Islands Day-Trip by Speed Catamaran

Start your experience with hotel pickup and head to Boat Ramp Pier. Enjoy snacks and drinks before boarding on the speed catamaran. Arrive at Bamboo island. The pristine white sands beach and turquoise coloured waters make it perfect for relaxing and sunbathing. Get to Phi Phi Don. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on the island. Arrive at Phi Phi Le and cruise along the towering karst rock coastline. Hop aboard a longtail boat and cruise into Pileh Lagoon, where stunning emerald waters are encircled by limestone cliffs. Visit the iconic Viking Cave and enjoy a snorkeling session to discover the underwater landscape of colorful corals. Then head to Maya Bay and relax at one of the locations in the film 'The Beach'. On the way to Phuket pier, stop by Maiton Island and enjoy some BBQ chicken on board as you admire the sunset. If you're lucky, you might see some dolphins too.

Krabi: Phi Phi Early Bird & 4 Islands Day Tour by Speedboat

Krabi: Phi Phi Early Bird & 4 Islands Day Tour by Speedboat

Start the day with an early pick-up from the hotels in Ao Nang, Klong Muang, and Tub Kaek between 05:50 - 06:30 a.m. Pick up time for Railay beach is approx. 07:00-07:10 a.m. Enjoy the morning at Koh Mor and Koh Tap, a group of islands with a white fine sand bar that links the three isles together. Explore "Maya Bay" which was the backdrop for the movie 'The Beach', proceed to the iconic a wonderful paradise with turquoise water. Relax and admire the remarkable scenery from 'The Beach' movie. Head next to Pi Leh Lagoon, swimming at Phileh Lagoon, the jewel of the Phi Phi archipelago also known as the emerald lagoon. The enclosed lagoon is enclosed by jagged, towering limestone cliffs making the water extremely calm and beautiful. Go to snorkeling spots to swim and snorkel, Explore the colorful tropical reef and marine life with tropical fish. If it is your lucky day, you will see Blacktip reef sharks. Continue to Viking Cave, where you can spot the birds' nests from aboard the boat, not allowed to go inside the cave. All the boat tours stop close enough for taking photos. Next, visit the crab-eating macaque monkeys in their natural habitat at Monkey Bay, they are visible from the boat. Discover the powdery white sand beach with crystal clear water at Bamboo Island, the great place to relax on the beach. Enjoy Thai buffet lunch with a variety of options. After lunch, head to Koh Kai for taking photos of this island’s incredible rock formation in the shape of a chicken. The last destination is Poda Island, a long sandy beach. Relax and swim in this crystal clear water before returning to the pier to be transferred back to your hotels.

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On May 28 we went out with boat 1. In one word, AMAZING!! The crew were really cool and hilarious. My wife, child and I really enjoyed the trip. Everything was taken care of in detail and the men did their best to make it enjoyable for everyone. Chapeau for the crew and captain!👏🏽👏🏽 เร็ว เร็ว, คำทักทายจากโมร็อกโก

This tour was amazing and the crew was incredible. Palm and the team were flexible with our plans and we were able to make it our own and enjoy each stop.

Brilliant day trip with excellent connections and staff on board were exceptional. Terrific lunch and lots of water and fruit. Very well organized

Excellent trip ,amazing island ,crew was great and so nice and sweet people work at the boat. It was so much fun trip. Highly recommended.

From the start till end all was well organised and pho phi island boat driver was very very nice person