Undoubtedly, the name Phi Phi Islands is unmistakably connected with paradise on earth. A destination where tropical dreams come alive when seeking a secluded destination where sun, sand and sea reign supreme, has long been intertwined with what Thailand stands for. Comprising of a few islands, with Phi Phi Don being the centre of it all, this group of green dots in an azure-blue ocean, Phi Phi Islands is well connected via either Krabi or the Pearl of the Andaman – Phuket. It is island life in its finest form, where ample spots for a relaxing break can be easily combined with a scuba or snorkelling venture or eating and dancing the night away. For those only wanting to grasp the essence of what Phi Phi is all about, this full day away aboard a catamaran has everything – and more – for a fabulous tour option.
Guests are warmly welcomed by a local driver at your accommodation. Depending on the location of your accommodation, the transfer to the central meeting point for boarding the catamaran to Phi Phi Islands can take between 30 minutes up to 60 minutes. Even before departure, guests have time to enjoy a small breakfast at the reception point near Ao Por Grand Marina and its vast amount of vessels docked, ready to direct the bow seawards. The captain and his crew welcome you on board as they cast the stunning catamaran off the shore and sail towards Phi Phi Islands. Depending on the weather conditions, the trip takes approximately 1.5 hour. When arriving at Phi Phi Islands, the team explains what’s in store for the day with ample time to admire the world above and below the ocean surface. Cruising along limestone landmarks such as Camel Rock only emphasize that you have reached a magical spot in Amazing Thailand. Upon arrival at Tonsai Bay, lunch will be served a local restaurant before your day will be filled with shopping, finding yourself enjoying the local scenery. Even for those seeking a souvenir of their Phi Phi adventure will have enough time to find themselves wandering along the stores.
It is back to board the catamaran and via Piley Lagoon and the Viking Cave, we enter the realm of Phi Phi Leh. It is here where we drop anchor and truly enjoy the snorkelling scene below the Gulf of Andaman. If you’re more into working on your tan and stay on board, the choices are all yours! But with waters as clear as glass, the temptation not to dive in and find a plethora of underwater life roaming through the bay waters in search for food and shelter is something hard to resist.
As the sun slowly makes its descent towards the horizon, we sail back to the mainland of Phuket where we arrive at approximately 17:30 hrs. Transportation is already waiting for you to bring you back to your accommodation to continue your stay on the Pearl of the Andaman.