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Ao Ton Sai

Phi Phi's main beach, Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We decided to opt out of the notorious full moon parties of Phi Phi or Koh Phangan and spend our full moon on TonSai beach. We spent only two nights there but had an amazing time, the beach was lovely - although the tide is extremely quick in going in an out and we suffered quite a few scrapes on... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great beach with a woderfull landscapes (mountains and rocks). Definetly adviced for backpackers and for climbers as you can climb on this beach and in many places around (the beach is reachable by boat or by one hour jungle walk all day long but when the tide is low You can walk to Rayley beach). Electricity is generated by diesel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lovely beach, very picturesque with the huge mountains framing it on the left. Lots of tourists boats come in and out all day though, which makes it hard to find a decent place to swim, without being next to a boat. It is still very warm and blue and had such nice views.

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My days as a backpacker have long passed. It was nice to go to Ton Sai Bay just to see the spectacular view in front of it. The bay is breathtaking. As for the town, it is purely for backpackers. I rate this site as very good simply because of the view of the bay and the long tail boats.... More 

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Riga
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Unlike stated in the article this beach is very close to the town. It is indeed nice ,and you can watch climbers on the rocks and boats in the bay while resting on the beach. However we enjoyed the Long Beach more.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Ton Sai was a highlight of our trip. With it's magnificent landscape makes for some incredible photos! I would say it is definitely for the back packer type. With its combination of incredible climbing and infinite supply of slack lines. Always something to keep you occupied. But be careful with food and drinks. They are not quite up to speed... More 

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