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Crystal clear water with a magnificent turquoise color, that how the beaches are at this dream island. There are many spectacular beaches to see on Phi Phi Don. The famous ones with more people and parties are found on the south side while you can find extremely quiet beaches along the northern and eastern part of the island. Most of the beaches here are extremely good for snorkeling.
The beaches on Koh Phi Phi Don are:
Loh Dalum Bay
The white sand on the north side of the Phi Phi Island isthmus (narrow land path) belongs to the Loh Dalum Bay. The sand in contrast to the perfectly calm and colorful water is like taken from a dream. The water here is shallow and you can walk very far out and still not need to swim, this dreamy beach never get any visits from waves. Snorkling along the cliffside is a great adventure and if you rent a kayak you can go to Monkey Beach which is set just around the left mountain wall. The distance is only 1 km (0.6 mile) and Monkey Beach can not be reached from land. Another thing that might draw your attention to Monkey Beach is the name that doesn’t come for no reason. I think you get what i mean. Loh Dalum Beach is about 700 meters (2300 foot) long and for those who want some water fun you find the classic banana boat and paragliding.
Behind the beach you find the resorts and restaurants making this a very convenient place to stay at. In the evening you can dine and relax in a fantastic surrounding and it is only about 140 meter (450 foot) to get to the Ton Sai Beach on the southern side of the isthmus. The Ton Sai Village is set on the eastern side of the beaches.
Ton Sai Bay
This is where the main harbor is set. Boats comes and goes, and many excursions depart and arrives through out the day. In the afternoon after the last ferries arrives the pier becomes more relaxed. The beach here is very beautiful but people tend to like not having boat traffic close by. At the east side of the beach it’s very calm and beautiful. Here you can find a place to drink or eat and still be withing very close distance to Tonsai Village and the pier.
This beach lies only 5 minutes south west from Ton Sai by long-tail-boat and about 30 minutes by walk. The cost to come here by long-tail-boat is around 100 bath. This is a perfect paradise with the feeling of being far away from everything. There are many bungalows to chose from, both low budget and more classy ones. From the beach that are facing south west you have a perfect view to Phi Phi Leh which you of course have to visit as well. Snorkeling are perfect from this beach and there are many rocks and chorals that attracts fish. During low season there are common with waves here since the beach doesn’t have any shelter. Long Beach is about 0.5 km (1700 foot) long.
Loh Lana Bay
This 460 meters (1500 foot) long beach is set on the north side of Koh Phi Phi Don. Behind the beach rests a big coconut forrest and the bay is protected by long mountain arms. It is about 4 km (2.5 mile) away from Ton Sai why this beach is very calm. It is only a few minutes walk to Loh ba Kao Bay where the options of bungalows are good. In the other direction you can visit the very small and beautiful Nui bay. Looking out into the ocean from Loh Lana Bay you are facing north west which mean that from here you can enjoy a perfect sunset. Do I have to mentions that snorkeling is great from here? If so, snokeling is very good here too.
From Loh Lana Bay you can a short hike to this small beach which measures only 60 meters (200 foot). The beach are facing west and it is very unprotected from waves but during the high season when the sea is often very calm this is an amazing little pearl that offer an amazing snorkeling opportunity. Around the beach are cliffs and also rocks are rising up from the water within easy reach for a short swim. The vegetation behind the beach are thick and hilly with a mix of palm tress and other trees. This beach feels like it was made for a castaways paradise.
Many people claim this to be the most perfect spot on all Koh Phi Phi Don. Snorkeling is just amazing at the reef which is set right from the beach. This beach is easier to reach than for example Ao Toh Ko Beach. Here you find some bungalows and also a few different laid back bars.
Ao Toh Ko Beach
This secluded beach stretches about 200 meters (640 foot) along the west coast right north from Loh Moo Dee Bay. It takes a good hike to get here by foot from Ton Sai and it will probably take about an hour. As mentioned before long-tail-boats are working as taxis and will be able to take you here as well. Don’t expect to see many people here even if there is one set of bungalows at the beach. You will also be able to get food from a restaurant here.
On the far north arm that reaches along the east coast Laem Tong hidden. The beach here is 800 meters (0.5 mile) long and might be the best beach on Phi Phi. Leam Tong have many big resorts scattered in what can be described as a local village. In this area which can be reached by road Thai people still live right among the tourists and you will find small local shops with prices far lower than the resorts. You will have to pay around 600 bath to come here by long-tail-boat but on the other hand you can spend a long time is a place like this. The long beach has a lot of space and feels very welcoming.
Loh Ba Kao Bay
A nice stretch of 600 meters (2000 foot) beach are waiting for you here. This is a shallow beach perfect for swim and behind the beach you find only one (?) big resort with bungalows. During low tide it is possible to walk very far out without having to swim.
Pak Nam Beach
This is a narrow beach just north from Rantee which as all beaches here offer fantastic snorkeling areas. Only one option for bungalows are found along the 250 meter (800 foot) long beach. This is a very calm place that might fit for those who only want crystal clear water within spitting distance and relaxation.
A small beach, only 60 meters (200 foot) long on the very south end of Phi Phi Don. Its hidden behind steep hills and here you can eat at a cozy restaurant and also spend your day swimming, snorkeling or human-barbequeing at the beach.
Loo Moo Dee Beach
Almost completely untouched this beach lay on the south east side of Phi Phi Don. In the north end hills reaches behind the beach while in the other end a small coconut forest rests in front of the mountains. The beach measure about 400 meters (1300 foot) and during low tide it is getting kind of wide. This beach is for day-trippers, why not check it out and if you stay on Long Beach it is not that far away.