Maya Bay Phi Phi
Phi Phi Island Attractions | Magnificent Maya Bay of the Phi Phi Islands
Paradise is not lost -- Maya Bay of the Phi Phi Islands has resurrected from the loss and devastation suffered from the 2004 tsunami, and it is as magnificent as ever. Maya Bay is stunning and luxurious with panoramic views of the Andaman Sea. Maya Bay is best known for a number of movies filmed there, including "The Beach" starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Maya Bay on the Phi Phi Ley is shallow with crystal clear water and splendid coral formations. Both novice and experienced divers are drawn to Maya Bay, because of its abundant rock formation that drops to a depth of 18 meters; and just outside the bay - the 30 meter wall dive with caves, valleys and swim-throughs made by underwater rock formations. Snorkeling is also popular in Maya Bay. The visibility is unlimited in gentle waters, and the experience is nothing short of magnificent. It is said that Maya Bay has the most stunning beach in Phi Phi, and embraces luxury with the fragrance of orange jasmines lacing the wealthy rural Maya Bay Thai village nestled in the bay.
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Beach" and Maya Bay, Phi Phi Ley
Leonardo DiCaprio made the world famous movie "The Beach " on Maya Bay Phi Phi Ley. The movie used the incredible back drop of Maya Bay to simulate a near perfect paradise. The movie scripts points to an island off Koh Samui but the reality is that it was all filmed on Phi Phi Island and Phuket Island. The movie is about the travelling aspirations of exploration and meeting the harsh realities of Thai life in a setting far from the heroes homeland, in a land he doesn't fully understand. The film finishes with Leonardo DiCaprio's character getting very confused during his journey but in the process he finds a greater understanding of who is is and who he is not.
The Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi Don is the main island and is shaped like a dumb bell. Phi Phi Li is the smaller island and is uninhabited with the exception of the Viking Cave bird's nest company that has guards stationed on the island to protect the cave. Local residents of the Phi Phi Islands collect swift's nests at the cave to make Bird's Nest Soup. The company owns the rights to the cave and tourists must ask permission to enter. The two islands of Phi Phi can be reached by boat. The Phi Phi Islands consists of steep limestone cliffs that rise vertically from the sea, and hidden bays hold the glorious beaches that border calm clear waters.
Phi Phi Island Activities
While Maya Bay and the Phi Phi Islands are well known as diving and snorkeling paradises, the Phi Phi Islands also offer tourists a myriad of great activities to partake in. There are fabulous scenic Phi Phi Island excursions that include canoe tours, kayaking touring, fishing charters and rock climbing adventures.
Paradise Awaits You
If there is a heaven on earth, it just might be in Maya Bay of the Phi Phi Islands. It is the perfect vacation spot for couples and families offering opulent luxury in one of the most highly desired destinations in the world. Discover Paradise - Discover the Phi Phi Islands and Maya Bay.
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Last Updated: 29 May 2012