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Address: Phi Phi's main beach, Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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Built for tourists only

If you look for peace and beautiful surroundings don't go there. Only bars, pubs, restaurants and souvenir shops. Place is made for young people to party at night. The best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
An_Tui
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Southern Finland, Finland
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Southern Finland, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you look for peace and beautiful surroundings don't go there. Only bars, pubs, restaurants and souvenir shops. Place is made for young people to party at night. The best experiences were in other beaches and islands nearby. The nature was beautiful outside Tonsai. Lot's of construction going on overall Tonsai.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is where the main pier (Tonsai Pier) is where the boats/ferries from Phuket, Krabi and other small islands come. Tonsai is the busiest area in Phi Phi island. As soon as you get off the boat or ferry, you have to pay 20 baht for municipal charges in order to keep the island clean. If you have booked a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Only a 20-something would stay in Ton Sai but we caught a boat in most days for shopping and eating. No hassling like In Phuket - all of the shop staff were very pleasant and great variety and quality of you are prepared to search. Only the young westerners at the dive shops will pounce on you to try and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The once climbing paradise is quickly filling up with rubbish from the building of new resorts as well as careless and/or ignorant tourists. The climbs are amazing, though mostly in the sun, so go, pick one bit of rubbish and enjoy early morning climbing!

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Kharkov, Kharkivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

All boats come to this beach. So it's not recommended to swim and rent hotel in this area. from the other hand here is not so loudly at night. There is a shark point in the middle of this beach, but I haven't seen any sharks there.

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Tonsai Beach is busy...lots of boats and ferries going up and down from and to the pier...but it is beautiful, and there are many wonderful restaurants where you can sit and sip on a drink with a stunning view!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

this is a beautiful place. there are many nice bars and restaurants. and the view is great. the water is super clear. one of the best spots that I have seen in Thailand. but shopping... it is terrible. it feels as if nobody wants to earn money. people are not friendly or helpful. one fixed price and that is it.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

The area around Tonsai is very pretty and the beach, once you have walked past the mass of long tail boats, is lovely. There's a mass of bars, restaurants and shops to choose from but the shopping here is not a good experience compared to the rest of Thailand. There's no friendly greetings, no haggling, nothing to make the experience... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Great to bargain in local shops but don't stay on this part of Phi Phi Islands --- way too overcrowded with tourists and definitely not quiet

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is the beach where the pier is located and is very busy with boats coming and going. On the one side the water is too shallow for a good swim and on the other there are just too many long tails and too many people coming and going throughout the day. With so many other incredible beaches around the... More 

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