Ao Ton Sai

Ao Ton Sai, Ko Phi Phi Don: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Ao Ton Sai Reviews: 3.5/5

Top ways to experience Ao Ton Sai
Popular mentions

3.5
424 reviews
Excellent
82
Very good
136
Average
134
Poor
52
Terrible
20

David
Oxford, UK1,052 contributions
Impact of covid on Phi Phi
Jul 2021 • Solo
Whilst koh Phi Phi has not been hit significantly by covid cases to my knowledge (in fact, then islanders report the. Population is 100% vaccinated), the impact on tourism has been stark.

In 2017 I visited Phi Phi. The change in 2021 is stark. Whilst the pier seafront bears the infrastructure of mass tourism (burger King and McDonald's prominent) visitors are lacking. Promenades that would once have been crammed are now empty.

Which makes visiting the tonsai seafront a very different experience.
Written July 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Main pier in Phi phi Island
Feb 2020 • Friends
This is the main Pier in Koh Phi Phi Don island and we had visited the same by speed boat during our vacation in Phuket. We were on a full day sightseeing trip of Phi Phi islands and were stopped at this place for our buffet lunch. The Beach here was crowded with all types of tourist boats.
Written January 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

luvmy32000
San Antonio, TX1,204 contributions
main pier
Dec 2019
this is where the main pier is and where the ferry's drop you off from phuket. Then the long boats pick you up here and take you to your hotel. This whole area is really cool, there is a great vibe here.
Written March 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KomalB31
Harlūr, India414 contributions
Commercialised
Jan 2020
This is the main landing point since the boats stop here. The place is quite commercialized due to that. We went for a day trip from Phuket, were here for 2.5 hours so we strolled here and there, had our lunch, enjoyed some time at the beach and went back. Incase, anyone is looking for a peaceful stay, shall suggest to visit other places of the Phi Phi islands as well
Written February 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gastronaut_11
Perth, UK2,132 contributions
It is what it is !
Dec 2019 • Couples
I wouldn’t chose to come here for more than a day, enroute to more traditional islands. This is where most of the day trippers arrive and leave from. Over commercialised and meeting the needs of a myriad of expectations. Not pretty. Full of tattoo parlours. Beach looks clean. Loads of boats.
Written December 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wingecarribee
Canberra, Australia1,839 contributions
Phi Phi not the way I remembered it
Apr 2019
Hard to rate as some visitors would think Phi Phi and all it has to offer in accommodation, entertainment and activities rates a five. But I was disappointed since I remember the peacefulness and scenery of Phi Phi Don when I stayed in a wooden bungalow on the island more than a decade ago (as a relaxing escape from Phuket). It now seems that you might as well be in Phuket of Koh Samui. Around the main pier there is a congestion of narrow lanes and commercial premises (hotels, bars, tourist shops, tour operators, eateries, a McDonalds, etc.). It must get noisy at times too. It has lost much of its charm and feeling of paradise. Perhaps when you walk further away from the main commercial area there are more pleasant areas to rest by the beach etc. The main area though can get crowded with holiday makers and day-trippers.

On this occasion I only visited for a short time as part of a day trip from Koh Lanta that also went on to Bamboo Island and other places to swim and snorkel. Take care when booking these day trips - I booked through Lanta Ununtha Travel & Tour thinking I was going with a slightly more upmarket speed boat tour group (per brochure I was given) but while waiting on the beach to be picked up in the morning a different tour group said I was with them. This could have been an honest mix-up or an arrangement between agents and tour groups that when one boat is full they pass you on to another. Or maybe the agent got a better deal this way. No one explained things and I did not like the confusion at the start of the day. Whatever happened I made the best of it and enjoyed the day out on the water. But regarding Koh Phi Phi Don and having a relaxed tropical beach holiday there are other places in Thailand and SE Asia to explore.
Written October 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul034
Walton-On-Thames, UK178 contributions
Gateway to Tonsai
Aug 2019 • Family
It’s where all the boats arrive to visit the islands so it feels a bit like a ferry terminal. The beach has lovely white sand but you really would not want to lay down and sunbathe here! There are much nicer options nearby. This is where you enter the labyrinth of Tonsai for bars, restaurants, stalls, backpacker rooms, etc...
Written August 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,242 contributions
Busy beach
Apr 2019 • Couples
The beach is spread out on either side of the main pier, so this is where most people come and go. There are lots of bars and restaurants just off the beach.

The sand is nice, but you will have a hard time enjoying it because of all the traffic.

It was prettiest in the evening when the locals set out their dinners along the break wall.
Written June 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ER M
8 contributions
Crowded beach in Koh Phi Phi
Mar 2019 • Couples
It used to be a unique place ruled by the beauty of nature , which has become over developed due to tourism pressure - and now it is almost a small town....noisy and crowded
Written March 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stravaig
Inverness, UK625 contributions
Ok, nothing special
Feb 2019
This beach is where the main pier is and lots of boats, trying to get you to visit islands. The beach itself would be very pretty if it wasn’t for all of that chaos. There’s nicer beaches to visit.
Written February 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 143
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing