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“A natural wonder that needs protection”
Review of Maya Bay

Maya Bay
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$93.59*
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Phi Phi Islands Day Tour by Speedboat from Phuket
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Owner description: The world famous Maya Bay, location of the film “The Beach” starring Leonardo Dicaprio, located in Phi Phi Ley, with white sandy beach, surrounded by gigantic limestone cliffs and coral reefs.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A natural wonder that needs protection”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

A truly beautiful place that is running the risk of being ruined by the hordes of tourists and the rubbish they leave behind. The number of boats that visit this place daily need to be reduced & scheduled to certain times with the price raised to protect it

Visited October 2012
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“Beautiful bay and beach but far far too overcrowded”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

We were there during low season, so I'd hate to imagine what it must be like during high season. It's a stunning beach, but it's just too crowded to enjoy it. You'd have to be there at the crack of dawn to get any "privacy".
The boats are all crammed in beside each-other for a short touristy detour to some other destination. and a little square is sectioned off for people to swim at. It's beautiful but really there are many isolated little beaches around the islands that are as nice and don't have that kind of fame. Don't bother going and spend your time and money going elsewhere.

Visited October 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Paradise”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

A paradise on earth. You can find multiple ways to visit here. But I recomend to hire a private long tail or speed boat and go before 9:30 latest. After 9:30 it gets really crowded. With a good bargain you ca rent a boat at reasonable prices

Visited October 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Way too crowded”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Doezns of speedboats cram into this beautiful place, so its noisy and mostly sad, how holywood can, i am sorry, cause this kind of damage. I would not boter, except for anthropological interest.

Visited October 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“tooooo crowded”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

to crowded and can not get the atmosphere of this beautifu beach. but the beach is very good. try to make a stop in pi leh cove near there for another good spot for sightseeing

Visited October 2012
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