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Address: Phi Phi's main beach, Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

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The pier

It is pretty cool to see when pulling into the island, however you cant really swim here due to the amount of boats, and it's not a great spot to sunbath for the same... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

It is pretty cool to see when pulling into the island, however you cant really swim here due to the amount of boats, and it's not a great spot to sunbath for the same reason. We spent ten mins looking in the water at the fish but after that we moved on.

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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We stayed in in Ao Nang and took a longtail to Raily Beach, the two beaches are situated alondside eachother. We swam to Ton Sai around the outcrop of rock. Going was great as the tide was high, BUT don't attempt this if the tide is low, the rocks cut one terribly. The beach has outcrops of rocks that offer... More 

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Calgary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

very noisy and dirty place, not for swimming, overcrowded, you arrive to this point by boat just negotiate fare for local transportain by boat within island

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Southern Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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

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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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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