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Ao Ton Sai

Phi Phi's main beach, Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: Ton Sai Beach is a hidden gem on Phi Phi, not that many people really see it as it’s a walk away from town and at first the path doesn’t seem to go... more »
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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Stayed on Phi Phi Long beach in March'14 and was saddened by the false tourist persona of Ton Sai town. Restaurants are fine the walk along the water not unpleasant but all the lane ways are hot, dusty and not particularly Thai. We visited during the day (heaps of day trippers) but also at night (less people but not quiet)... More

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

It is the entrance to Phi Phi Don island through the only pier for bigger boats than long tail or speed boats. As a pier entrance, the nearby area to the pier is more commercial type, full of small shops and very crowded. Moving East to the Long bay you'll find less commercial area and hotel bungallows spreading from the... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Basically we were expecting a lovely village type atmosphere but found Ton sai dirty and very over crowded

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Budapest
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Ao Ton Sai does not look like it seems to be -on the pictures! It could be a nice beach but it is occupied by boats. If you walk much further you can find parts where you can have a rest and can swim - but it is just a small part of the whole beach.

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ireland
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Tonsai is prime example fo how to ruin a majestiv area by over populating,place is full of bars and restaurants focused at the backpacker crowd. Not really suited for anyone else.

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The best thing about this bay is the view from the restaurants on the northern end of the strip. The water is much cleaner than Loh Dalum, but hard to find a good spot for a swim due to the boats.

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Nanchang, China
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59 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Everything going on here. It is the place you arrive at when your ferry docks at Koh Phi Phi Don. A picturesque, busy pier with adjoining beach choc a-bloc with longtails and other sea-faring craft. Just head to the first narrow alley-way for bars, cafes, souvenirs and postcards - very nice, laid-back tropical island vibe.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Although this bay is where the pier is, it is more picturesque and much better water quality. Unfortunately it's just a bit busy for a swim, otherwise I would rate it higher.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Nothing worse on a very hot sticky day than wanting to go in for a dip but you can't due to the 150 odd speedboats lining the beach of paradise. Tourists beach pleasure being ruined by money grabbing locals. Shame.

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Tombstone, Arizona, United States
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

PP is a good rock climbing destination but really crowded and so much trash everywhere. The sewage running in the streets is not uncommon in Thailand but there is a lot of garbage here... I don't know why they don't clean it up more. They are doing what appears to be a port revitalization project that should clean up the... More

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