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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Doing a day trip from Phuket, we were lucky enough to arrive fairly early in the morning and were alone with only 3 other boats, so we got to experience the beauty of the bay and the beach for about 15 minutes before boats started showing up in hordes. By the time we left, there was barely any room to... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This place is very crowded but it is so breath taking once you get there! It is an amazing place for swimming and snorkeling; you can totally experience clear water and white sand. Worth to go again !!!

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Only had a full day on Phi Phi and decided to go here for some of it. For the most part it was disappointing. If you have 3 or more days to kill I would say go here but my experience was not the best even though at one point me and my friend were the only people on the... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I am in love with the green water.Good for snorkeling.Lovely fishes and a lot to see. Waves were a bit more so was not able to swim but on the back side it was calm and silent.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I think there are much nicer beaches on small islands around Thailand. I think this is a case of too much hype, unfortunately....Nice enough for sure, but there are better.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very crowded. We heard this going in and thought we would be early enough but 10am is too late. We also had to be dropped off on back side of the beach (we were on a long tail boat and water was rough) and had to swim through choppy, rocky water to reach a rope ladder to climb.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Maya bay is everything it looks like in pictures and on television a must see when you go to Thailand absolutley breathtaking

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were lucky we visited late afternoon we did not experience the crowds. I'm not a strong swimmer actually I don't do well in rough seas but I had a life jacket on and I had a friend swim with me to shore from our long tail boat which was about 25 meters out from shore. It is doable but... More

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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

probably the most stunning amazing view of whole phuket tour i had. unfortunately we only have 45 minutes visiting this area. I was likely swimming but had to stop coz our tour must continue to other sites, i would be back soon as i can. i love this place

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

You'll most likely spend your day hoping in and out of your boat, into the sea to swim to different sites if you book with a trip like us. Lots of fun though and well worth it. Just dress and pack appropriatly, i brought an ocean / dry bag after this trip to keep my camera ect safe. The light... More

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