Panoramic Image of Phi Phi Islands

Panoramic Image of Phi Phi Islands

Ko Phi-Phi Don island, just a short ferry ride from Krabi, Thailand is one of those places you dream about.  Before I retired I was only aware through books and magazines that such places as this existed. Tropical breezes, white sand beaches, inviting warm waters and cliffs that virtually jump out of the sea make it one of the most beautiful places to visit in Southeast Asia.

Longtail boat sit in the quiet waters of the Phi Phi Islands

Longtail boat sit in the quiet waters of the Phi Phi Islands

The scenery is so unusual in places that it resembles a Salvador Dail surrealist painting or an exotic set from a James Bond movie. Oh, wait, scenes from “The Man With The Golden Gun” were filmed nearby!

Sea Life Underwater in the Phi Phi Islands

Sea Life Underwater in the Phi Phi Islands

Devastated by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami the island has recovered and rebuilt.We rented a boat for the day and were able to see some of the less touristed areas. The sea was teeming with life.

Tohko Hotel on Ko Phi Phi Don

Tohko Hotel on Ko Phi Phi Don

and it would have been hard to find a place to stay much closer to the beach!

Too Much Tourism is Starting to Have its Toll on the Phi Phi Islands

Too Much Tourism is Starting to Have its Toll on the Phi Phi Islands

But alas, the dream may be slipping away. There is still some solitude to be found but the Phi Phi Island’s beauty and popularity have led to inevitable (re)development and exploitation. This place is popular because it is the location for Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie “The Beach”. It is still certainly a lovely place to visit but unless something is done to put the brakes on over-development this gem will be lost.

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Swimming in the Clear Waters of the Phi Phi Islands in Thailand

Swimming in the Clear Waters of the Phi Phi Islands in Thailand

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