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Address: on Phi Phi Ley, Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
Description: The world famous Maya Bay, location of the film “The Beach” starring...
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.
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Heaven on earth

wonderfull, so beautiful view at this beach.. very crowd from 9am. TIPS: for take a nice picture , visit this place at morning before afternoon to avoid "backlight".

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

wonderfull, so beautiful view at this beach.. very crowd from 9am. TIPS: for take a nice picture , visit this place at morning before afternoon to avoid "backlight".

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

No regulation on the amount of speed boats and visitors has ruined what was once a beautiful beach..it's terrible. There were at least a thousand people when we went and the smell of boat fuel is overwhelming. I was so very disappointed and saddened by the lack of respect most people have for the environment. The water was murky, the... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Perhaps we visited Maya Bay at the wrong time but though it was picturesque there were way too many boats and people. It is not a place where you can go anywhere. No shops, no trails, only the beach and not a lot of room to move around. Certainly not a location you would want to spend much time, if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

To tell about this, we really thiught we were entering paradise, only minus, we had to pay 200 bahts for each person, as it is part of a national park. But everyone should see this place! We took a longtailboat at 7 in the morning and arrived there about 7.40, and this was great, as we were almost alone, guess... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great location with warm clear water just be prepared for hundreds of people and dozens & dozens of long boats. My advice would be to hire your own long boat and driver as this would give you more flexibility to stay away from the main crowds or catch a dinner cruise which leaves at 3pm so then your normally the... More 

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malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We grabbed a long tail Boat and visited maya bay at 8.30 . The beach was empty and the place left us speechless !

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New York City, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is hands down my favorite beach destination. The long tail boats that take you there are great. Instagram: @tommiesox

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Sure, it truly is beautiful, but getting there and paying to allow to enter the island is expensive, and the sheer amount of tourists ruins the whole experience. As a lot of other people say – go there right after dawn before all the tourists get there, or don't go there at all. Unless the horde of tourists is not... More 

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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for a short time on an afternoon boat trip around a few beaches, and very glad we did , it's a stunning spot, just remember you won't be the only ones there .

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Must go location in Krabi. It is crowded most of the time due to large number of tourists. Clear, white sand beaches.

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