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“Go early or late in the day” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maya Bay

Maya Bay
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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.
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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“Go early or late in the day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

"The Beach" should be incredible but the swarms of tourists somewhat spoil it, we arrived early in the morning, around 10.30/11 and it was fairly busy, by midday the bay was packed with boats, and the beach was rammed with tourists.

I would strongly suggest to hire a longtail to explore Phi Phi Leh as apposed to an organised tour, its cheaper (around 1500 baht per boat, incl park fees) and a far more intimate experience.

Visited November 2012
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“Overcrowded and underloved”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Grubby beach mobbed every hour of the day. If you go, try to make it at high tide. Low tide and the entire bay becomes little more than a puddle.

Visited November 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
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“fine sand and water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

after seeing the beach you can have a walk around, enjoy the plants and trees on the island. it's a peaceful place to visit.

Visited November 2012
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“another Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

not surprised when Hollywood filmed the Beach in Maya Bay, Awesome beach!!! It is a must see in Phi Phi and in Phuket in general. shame we just stopped for 30 minutes because it was so crowded.

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Exactly what we expected and more, is an amazing place, although does get slightly crowded, but we were one of the crowd so can't complain.

Visited November 2012
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