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“beautiful but tricky”
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.
Reviewed September 8, 2013

It is one of the most beautiful places I have seen, plus it is the place where the famous movie was made! But its quite hard to get there on your own, so most people arrive here as one of many stops during theis half day or full day trip. That means, when you arrive there, there's already hundreds of people there,its even hard to get a photo of yourself alone on the beach! Crowds stay for about 1-2 hours and leave and then new vawe of tourists arrive by noisy and very fancy speed boats or traditional long tail boats...

the views made up for the dissapointment with the number of tourists there.

Thank anna s
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

we really loved Maya Bay, as it was relatively quite when we got there. However it was a bit of an effort to get to and from our boat to the beach! It involved scrambling across some rather sharp and rough rocks while the tide was trying to bash us around! then you are required to climb up a dodgy looking rope/wood step ladder/ staircase structure thing.

Overall it was a fun adventure for myself (18) and my friend (19) however i wouldn't like to do it with young kids or elderly people. But we were there lateish i think around 5pm or so, so maybe the tide is worst then?

Thank cbell021094
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Spectacular amazing beach.!Looks exactly like in The Beach!Spent there one day only but cant wait to back next year and swim with plankton over night! Like from the dreams....I know that is plenty of beaches like that in Thailand but Thai people keeping them for them self...And can understand that easily...

1  Thank Marbelka
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

The beach while very nice and pretty is not that big and when we got there most of it was covered in shade with only a small portion in the sun. It also was extremely difficult getting to the beach if you take a tour and dont have your own boat. We had to swim from the boat to a rope ladder becaus the tide was so bad which made the swim difficult and once over the cliff the terrane was rather rocky until you got closer to the beach.

Thank Laura U
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

I am very sorry,for me nothing special with this place.just lots of crowd.i came here with RSKY tour operator don't use this operator coz boat not very good and service so poor.Don't go here when low season,coz wave so rough.

Thank dymasaditiya
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