Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi Don

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#1 of 308 in Nature in Thailand
Take a trip to Maya Bay, the picturesque alcove featured in the 2000 film "The Beach," based on Alex Garland's book of the same name. Relax on the pleasant white sand or head out into the turquoise water on a diving or snorkeling trip to explore the diverse marine environment. Facilities nearby are basic, yet convenient and nice enough to cater to the large amount of international tourists visiting the site each year. Before you head to Ko Phi Phi Don, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ko Phi Phi Don trip builder , to make sure you see all that Ko Phi Phi Don has to offer, including Maya Bay.
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  • I'm going to repeat the obvious ... you gotta get there early, before 9:00, otherwise it is easier to take a picture of the AV. Paulista no car than there without boats or people. The beach is very beautiful with many shades in the water.
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  • We did 2 trips to maya bay while in phi phi. The first was part of the shipwrecked cruise that brought us there in the late afternoon for about 25 mins. It was dull and busy and rushed. Nothing worth ...  more »
  • Really lovely, we went at about 1pm and it wasn’t too busy, there were a lot of people but it wasn’t crowded. Step back from the beach a little and it’s a real tropical island paradise - white sands, ...  more »
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  • The most stunning beach I've ever seen in my life. We enetered the beach through the back entrance instead of the typical entrance in the front of the beach. I felt like i was in another planet when i saw this beach. Truly stunning and worth visiting. I recommend getting there earlier in the day to take in the nice views.
  • It was so beautiful. And so romantic. So many lovely people gathered here.
  • This island was busy and a crowded on The day I visited but was still one of the highlights of the tour. Beautifull views blue water holiday vibe. A must see!
  • Stunning place. Get an early tour to avoid crowds. Gets very busy around lunchtime.
  • This island is very beautiful, good to spend your weekend

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Where to stay in Ko Phi Phi Don

The harbor area in Ko Phi Phi Don offers the greatest variety of accommodations on the island. Mid-range and high-priced beach resorts and simple hotels remain the norm here, though backpacker-aimed accommodations remain available, often with decent facilities at fair prices. Away from the main tourist areas, accommodations become a little more isolated, a little more exclusive, and a little pricier.
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