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Getting Around Phi Phi Island

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Bicyles on Phi Phi Island
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Getting around on Phi Phi Island via public transportation is impossible - simply put there is none. The public transportation is to and from the island. Once on the island you will find that there are no cars, very few motorcycles and only a scarce number of bicycles on the island.

People get around Phi Phi Don Village by foot and are quite surprised how easy and convenient it is to do so. Longer distances are covered by getting in a longtail boat and getting to the part of the island you need to get to before taking the rest of the trip via foot.

Visitors from around the world find this to be unusual and wonderful at the same time. No traffic, no blaring horns, no nonsense. You literally are on an island paradise completely removed from the rest of the world.

You can speak to your hotel or resort about the best way to get to the destination you are interested in. Whether you are going by foot or taking a boat will be dependent on where you want to go and how much walking you want to or are able to do.

Most visitors find getting around Phi Phi Island fairly easy and most of their time is spent within one or two of the villages. A trip to Phi Phi Island is about great beaches, recreation, good food and entertainment. Though there are less sites to see than some other holiday destinations, this island paradise delights people from around the world who love leaving the hustle and bustle of city life behind them and enjoy the wonderful island with no public transportation other than longtail water taxis.

Getting around Phi Phi by longtail boat

Taking the boats around to other parts of the island can also be fun - view it as a great adventure as you enjoy living in paradise for the duration of your holiday. Some of the boat staff are fun and interesting and others may be all business but either way you can make it a fun time for you and your family.

The southern Thailand longtail boat is all wooden clinker built transport that has a large diesel or petrol farm engine on the back. From this unlikely contraption a long propeller shaft sticks out the back and gives the drive. The long tail boat is a great way to see the islands as they are small, intimate though perhaps a bit nosey. The price for these boats varies greatly but what ever is the new price regime most captains tend to stick to it and so during normal hours for 8am till 6pm there is little use in haggling.

Phi Phi Luxury resorts

If you are staying at the 5 star Zeavola Phi Phi Resort or 4 stars Holiday Inn Phi Phi Island and Phi Phi Island Village Resort And Spa you will need to get transport from the pier to the resort. Some of the resorts include this facility on the day of arrival but most of the time you will need to arrange the resort boat often at 8.30 in the morning and return at 3pm or organise a private taxi boat.


Last Updated: 29 Feb 2012


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