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“beautiful but so crowded”
Review of Maya Bay

Maya Bay
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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.
Reviewed March 7, 2013

the beach is beautiful, the sand really like powder. but there are so many visitors that i would not go there again. dont know how it is at another month, but feb 2013 was so crowded that it made no fun at all.

Thank dan1105
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Stunning bay with great snorkeling and swimming possibilities. Unfortunately everybody has discovered this as well so very crowded any time of day .It is still worth the visit though try to go very early to beat the crowds!

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

This place it's a paradise until 9am! Why? Because after that time 200-300 peoples will join you there and the lovely beach will be a crowded place.

Green nature, white sand, blue lagoon. You must see Maya Beach during your stay in Phi Phi Island. I really would like to recomend to visit this place early in the morning around 8 am, because after that 200 peoples will arrive by speedboat.

I rentend a long tail boat from Phi Phi and i went there around 8am. Since 9.30am was a PARADISE. Only me, my girlfriend and other 20 peoples. The place was quite, relaxing, but after 9am ,200 peoples (russian) arrived by speed boat making noise (listening elettronic music), drinking beer and trasforming the paradaise in a crowded beach. I ran away!

If you really would like to enjoy the paradise, I suggest you to sleep in Phi Phi, rent a Long Tail boat and go there early in the morning. It's the only way to enjoy the place.

Thank Lele85Venezia
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Well it must be done to tell your mates at home that you have been to THE Beach. Very crowded but still possible to get some nice photos if you are creative. Was nice to swim in a protected area and the water is deep enough to swim properly. Again a 200 baht landing fee but at least it is being kept clean.

Thank beachbabyNottingham
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Hundreds if not thousands of people crowding the beach and waters of the bay. So many speed boats you could hardly see the beach from the water. Water still crystal clear and beautiful - I would imagine the place is still gorgeous if you beat the crowds but we tried that and still the beach was mobbed. Would love to know where the 200 Bhts per person you pay when landing on the beach goes....not to clean the toilets as they were gross. Really sad to see such a beautiful place ruined.

Thank Isobel E
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