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Maya Bay

on Phi Phi Ley, Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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Type: Bodies of Water, Beaches
Owner description: The world famous Maya Bay, location of the film “The Beach” starring Leonardo Dicaprio, located in Phi Phi Ley, with white sandy beach, surrounded by... more » Owner description: The world famous Maya Bay, location of the film “The Beach” starring Leonardo Dicaprio, located in Phi Phi Ley, with white sandy beach, surrounded by gigantic limestone cliffs and coral reefs. « less
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The water is so clear but many boat parked to take the people. This boat make the beach crowded. Beautiful view at this island

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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This beach is stunning, with sheer 300 metre cliffs on all sides. Unfortunately there is a vast amount of rubbish which floats in every day and the place is strewn with plastic bags, old tyres, clothing, plastic bottles and so on. There are some personnel who live on the beach and who clean up every morning and who do a... More

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allahabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Maya Bay boasts of a clear emerald water,white sands beach covered by hillocks by three side.magnificent view from sea and from the beach,lovely surroundings make one feel intensely in natures lap,only blot is numerous 500/750 hp Speedboats lined up defiling exotic view.take some eatables and water and of course manage to get cams/mobiles safeguarded as water level rise may leave... More

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Valencia, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Maya Bay would have been a beautiful place... without the crowds!!! It's crammed, jammed and you can even enjoy the place or it's peacefulness (the one it had once). It's a landmark, but not a place to relax or enjoy a real beach. Just to take your picture and go (unfortunately it has become THAT!)

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

visited in 2006. we had to climb in throug a hole in the rocks, make our way through a forrest and came up to the beach, no boats and just a hand full of people. Fast foward to 2014... Beach is loaded with speedboats from phuket (40 people in each), hundreds of people on the beach. restaurant/bar, bathrooms. only 20%... More

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Intense number of crowd, and our tour guide said that it wasn't even peak season then. Never mind all that though. At the end of the day it's a beautiful place so just imagine it empty. Imagine a little bit more and you can put Leo beside you on the sand.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The "hidden" beach was absolutely stunning! It is something out of a dream, the colour of the water, the white sandy beaches, the lime stone cliffs providing shelter. It truly is breath taking! Only disappointing thing was the amount of other tourist there, but I still will go there again on my next visit!! It is a truely special place... More

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Oh this amazing amazing bay surrounded by hillocks with a emrald blue pool at the centre. This would be an outworldly experience to spend some quiet time here but its toooooo crowded by day trippers and you would not find a single picture without hordes of people in it. Shame! but one still wouldn't wanna miss.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon Maya bay completely by accident! We hadn't seen a map yet so when we arrived I knew it had to be Maya from its reputation. It really does take your breath away. This was one of the only times in our holiday that we were grateful it was low season. At around 11am the beach was still... More

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Florianopolis, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

You probably heard about how crowded it gets, but still wonderfull place and very exiting . All the journey from the main island and the surroundings make it worthy, try to get a private boat for you and your friends , its not much more expensive if you deal with the boat owner, Im happy Ive been there

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