Where to stay on Koh Phi Phi
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Where to stay on Koh Phi Phi is key to a great time on one of Thailand's best holiday islands. There are 6 main areas to choose from with each beach giving quite differing experiences. Staying on Maya Bay is very different to staying in the heart of Phi Phi Don village..
The key to knowing where to stay on Koh Phi Phi is to know your beaches. The main village, Long beach, Runtee Bay, Loh Bagao and Laem Tong are on the main inhabited island of Koh Phi Phi Don.
Where to stay on Koh Phi Phi the main village
If you want to be in the heart of the island the answer to where to stay on Koh Phi Phi is easy. Phi Phi Don Village is the main center and where the ferries arrive from Phuket Krabi and Koh Lanta. It's also home to the local population and has a fresh market, banks, ATM Machines post office, a police sub-station and hospital. It has some wonderful beach front resorts like the Phi Phi Island Cabana Hotel, Mama Beach Residence and the Andaman Beach Resort. It is also home to the majority of the budget guesthouses. This mix of holiday makers makes for a vibrant village atmosphere with a lively cafe, restaurant and beach bar scene.
Where to stay on Koh Phi Phi Long Beach
If you want access to the main village above, and would love a delightful beach with a coral reef then choose Long Beach. Just a 5 minute water taxi 'Longtail Boat' ride away from the main pier you get stunning views out towards Phi Phi Ley and the setting sun with easy access to fun evenings. The pace of life on Long Beach is markedly slower and more relaxing.
Where to stay on Koh Phi Phi luxury resorts
The best accommodation for your stay would be at Laem Tong Beach and Loh Bagoa Beach. These quiet locations are where the 5 and 4 star Zeavola Phi Phi Resort, Holiday Inn Phi Phi Island, Phi Phi Island Village Resort And Spa cater to the perceptive traveller.
Where to stay on Koh Phi Phi for the easy going
Phi Phi Relax Beach Resort offers the opportunity to discover the Robinson Crusoe element to your travel itinerary. Simple bungalows on the beach that have mosquito nets are served by a simple restaurant and bar underneath the jungle covered mountain. This has proved very popular with the high stress culture of the modern world.
Maya Bay Camping is an altogether different experience and adventure as you stay a night under the stars on one of the world's prettiest bays. Maya Bay is the Beach head that was used in the 2000 movie 'The Beach' starring Leonardo Di Caprio.
Where to stay on Koh Phi Phi Information
Sometimes budget dominates the choice of where to stay on Koh Phi Phi. In this case have a look at the Phi Phi Hotel Deals page which summarises any Free Night Specials, Fixed Night Promotions, Special Discounts, Early Bird Offers Honeymoon offers.
Phi Phi weather can also effect the decision on where to stay on Koh Phi Phi. The low season from May to October 31st, the prices are 40% cheaper than in the high season months of November to April. Also the high season wind is from the north east so that the resorts on Loh Bagoa and Laem Hin have a cooling sea breeze. In low season the strong westerly wind ensures that the main village protected under the massive walls of Tonsai Towers has the least effect from the weather.
Last Updated: 31 May 2012