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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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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It was exciting to see where the film the beach was made! Beautiful cove with the whitest sand I've ever seen! Amazing water as it all is around Phi Phi!

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We visited Maya Bay by group snorkling tour boat coming in from Ko Phi Phi. The bay is every bit as beautiful as it is in the movie, so you won't be disappointed. The snorkling there was amazing...some really beautiful healthy coral and the beach was just drop dead gorgeous. However, there is a down side.....the bay and beach is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I thought this beach was average. The sand and water were not as white or clear as the beaches I had been at earlier that day. I guess it was still impressive to see with all the rock formations and what not. It seems to fill up with tourists very quickly as everyone wants to see the famous movie scene.... More

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful place, made famous by The Beach movie, but since then its been a little over done. Yes, the beach is beautiful, perfect white powder sand and clear water. BUT every year there seems to be a LOT more tourists, more boats on the beach (leaving very little room to swim) and people are pigs these days... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
61 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Would be beautiful without the boats and people. However, it was full of speedboats and people so the entire experience was so disappointing. Nothing at all like I had imagined. I couldn't take a single decent photo without an ugly speedboat in it. Go very early or late afternoon when the crowds have passed, you may be able to enjoy... More

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Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous beach, brilliant scenic view! The wave was big enough to swipe one along with it which was really fun. The only downside was that it was really overcrowded. So overcrowded that you can't have a picture without a stranger in it.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The weather wasn't great which should have tipped us off, but man it got wild. During the low season you cannot enter Maya bay from the water so you need to crawl your way into the back entrance, which means swimming to a net and climbing up. With all of the waves crashing in - things got real. Everyone got... More

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San Diego
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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104 reviews 104 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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