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“Too many tourists but lovely once they left”
Review of Bamboo Island

Bamboo Island
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Phi Phi Island Early-Bird Trip Including Maya Bay and Bamboo Island from Phuket
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Too many tourists but lovely once they left”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We went here as part of a group tour. When we arrived there were quite a few boats and tourists but we climbed over a few rocks and a couple of bays along it was near deserted. Once the day trippers left by about 5pm, and we had cleared up their rubbish (why do people feel the need to litter anywhere, let alone somewhere as gorgeous as this?!), there were about 20 of us left on the island for the night and it was fantastic. The staff cooked us lovely food and we sat on the beach watching an amazing storm over a neighbouring island and the crabs coming up the beach out of the sea. We camped in tents the park rangers had put up although didn't get much sleep because the storm moved to our island in the night! The downsides to this place were mainly the number of tourists and their litter, and the toilets which were horrendous, even by Thailand standards.

Visited June 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“Another beach ...”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Do not expect an empty island (everywhere in Phi Phi and Phuket is full of tourists). Since the island is bigger than the others beaches, you can walk and find an "empty" area to stay.

Visited January 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful beach but can get busy!”
Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Stunning island and beautiful beach. Very picturesque and enjoyed it ALOT, however can get awfully busy as lots of tours stop here. We did a long boat trip as a couple much nicer than being crammed on a speed boat with 25+ people that's for sure!

A must visit if your going to Phi Phi

Visited May 2013
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Alor Setar, Malaysia
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“No bamboo.”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

No bamboo trees but lots of pine/ casuarina trees providing good shades on the hot sunny day. A place for picnics or just sit under the shade and relax.
The beach is wide, clean and ideal for swimming. No threatening stong waves.

Visited May 2013
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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“Just another beach in an island...”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Phi Phi is magnificent and practically the same wherever u go. If any one has the scope to stay at any resort with a little private beach, IMHO will find bamboo island giving same experience. This place is very close to the Northest end of Phi Phi, so u can see it from Laem tong beach where Holiday Inn, Zeavola are. Usually u will find 2 to 6 hours long island tour packages at Phi Phi which will include visiting this island. We took a 2 hour long tour from Holiday Inn for 1,100+ for the boat with clean snorkeling gears, which covered Bamboo & Mosquito Island. You can book the same from the nearby Gypsy village at 800 THB or even less. Please note you have to pay 200 THB per person extra at the island to get down on this beach, even if you do not touch ground and go only for snorkeling. Go before or after tourist periods to enjoy some alone time.

I had to stop myself at the moment of jumping from the boat as I saw "certain" rubbish floating in the water(undoubtedly my worst moment at Thailand). But I'll give it a benefit of doubt cause it could have floated in the open sea to any beach I loved as well.

Another marvelous beach near Phi Phi, nothing unique.

Visited May 2013
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