Phi Phi Package Holidays
Holiday Packages to Phi Phi
Phi Phi Islands are one of the most popular holiday destinations in Thailand and the natural beauty and serenity of the islands are regular draw cards for the area. Phi Phi travel packages include return airfare from Johannesburg, airport taxes, and round trip bus and boat transfer. They also include accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis and often include a snorkelling trip or sight seeing boat trips around the island. These packages do not include visas, gratuities and personal expenses.
Information about Phi Phi
The Phi Phi islands lie about 45 Km from Phuket. There are 6 islands in the Phi Phi group; Phi Phi Don, Phi Phi Ley, Bida Nok, Bida Nai, Koh Yung, and Koh Phai and have been declared a National Parks and development is limited to Koh Phi Phi Don only. The weather in Phi Phi is typically warm and tropical and is one of the reasons Phi Phi is considered the best island holiday destination. Phi Phi Don has lots of tracks and footpaths but no real roads, and only has a few motorbikes on the island. The local “longtail” boats are water taxis which will take you wherever you want to go and wait for you to return if required.
Most popular areas in Phi Phi
Phi Phi islands offers some of the best diving and snorkelling. Koh Bida Nai and Koh Bida Nok boast hard and soft coral gardens teeming with beauty. Yung Island north of Phi Phi Don displays beautiful species of coral the island is great for shallow snorkeling.
Phi Phi Ley Island has several beautiful bays: Piley, Maya, and Loh Samah. Maya Bay is one of Phi Phi’s number one tourist attractions.
The “Viking Cave” on Phi Phi Ley is a place much revered by the local people who still come there to collect the swift’s nests used to make Bird’ nest Soup, a Chinese delicacy.
On the walls of the cave are coloured drawings dating from historic times. There are pictures of elephants and also of European, Arab, and Chinese sailing ships; barques, motorboats and steamships. Many believe them to be drawn by pirates who sheltered in the cave to escape the monsoon winds, transfer cargo, or make repairs.
Phi Phi ViewPoint on the island of Phi Phi Don is one place not to miss. Tourists hike up the steep trail where they view the entire Phi Phi Town down below. If you have the stamina, the long hike is worth the effort.