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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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San Diego
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Go in the morning! It gets too crowded later when all the speed boats from Phuket come in. Very nice beach and our guide showed us some baby sharks swimming around!

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Incredible blue water and white sandy beach surrounded by straight rock cliffs shooting out if the water. Quite a sight to see. Picturesque! Remote area, does have bathroom facilities.

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Hermosillo, Mexico
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We wanted to take the maya sleep aboard tour,but there was no tour in all september, so the guide recommend us a similar tour(not sleeping,but to see plancton and leave maya bay until late). So we went to Ibex tours,and it was fantastic! We did all the activities first, so when we came to maya bay,all the people were leaving,... More

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Just WOW.. What can be as beautiful dan dis bay.. Its a beauty.. Waters so clear n calm.. Peace of mind is what one gets when we r here.. A definate to visit place when you are in Phuket..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Absolutely breath taking! Beautiful cove, nestled into Ko phi phi island. I highly recommend having Sebastian with Simba Sea trips bring you to Maya Bay on their sunrise boat ride. You get to Maya Bay, and all other sites for that matter, before any crowds. You get to take in Maya Bay by yourself, in peace and quiet that definitely... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Went out as part of a boat trip on a Saturday. The beach was completely covered with people and speedboats. Still great fun to visit, and wow is it idyllic, just a shame it wasn't possible to see it as its imagined. There are plenty deserted beaches and amazing beaches around the islands but seemingly not this one any more.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We visited Maya Bay (along with several other spots) by private speedboat today. As other reviewers have indicated, the bay can only be accessed directly by speedboat. If you arrive by longtail, you are in for a climb (we saw some other adventurers climbing back into their boats). Heeding the advice of other travelers here, we left our resort (Zeavola... More

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washington, dc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Maya Bay is beautiful, there is no disputing that fact. Unfortunately, you have to be either the first person or the last person on the beach to really appreciate its beauty. There are so many tourists and so many boats that it's difficult to even swim for fear of being run over by a longboat. Thailand has so many stunning... More

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Delhi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The place is really pretty especially when you walk towards the interiors. however its is packed with tourists and boats parked. Not very appealing if you want to swim or just chill. Probably a one time visit to see what it is all about is good enough.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It is a beautiful island, you have to visit it if your in Phi Phi. Very hard to get nice photos as there was so many boats.We also went snorkeling behind Maya beach which was brilliant

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