Ko Phi Phi, located between Krabi Province and Phuket Island, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand and the closure of Maya Bay has generated criticism among the tourism sector.The Maya bay became world famous for the movie “The Beach,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The filming of the film in the Nopparat Thara-Phi Phi Island National Park made the area one of the most sought-after destinations in Thailand. However, the growing number of tourists visiting the Phi Phi Islands and the Maya Bay has led to overcrowding and also damaged its natural beauty and its ecosystem.
Maya Bay, the paradisaical Thai beach that became famous for the movie The Beach, starring Leonardo Di Caprio,
Access : Coordinates: / To get to the beach of Maya Bay, it is best to take a ferry to the Phi Phi Islands, from Phuket or Krabi. When you are in Phi Phi, which is the main island of the archipelago, look for accommodation to get out of there to explore the beaches. After that, we recommend you hire the day trips offered by long boats and mini ferries./
/ By tour : There are different types of tours offered to reach the bay of Maya Bay, which reach different beaches. Where different boats are used, such as taxi-boats, or long-tail boats. Also, from Phuket and Krabi, excursions depart daily on speedboats.
- Maya Bay Beach : Maya Bay Beach is located on Ko Phi Phi, which is a small island that belongs to the Phi Phi archipelago, located southwest of the coast of Thailand, in the Andaman Sea, and is part of the Phi Phi National Park , it is a natural park with lots of vegetation that attracts the attention of tourists, because of its incredible beauty, it really is a true paradise.
Notification: Thailand’s most famous beach will remain closed until 2021
The measure, which was originally to be implemented for four months, was extended for two more years. It is to recover the wildlife and corals in the area, affected by the excess of tourists.
Activities : Kayak: it is one of the most popular sports on this beach / Snorkeling / sightseeing / photo opportunities / Camping: with organized groups / Swimming / Excursions
Go next : Ko Phi Phi Don. The largest and only populated island / Hin Khao Beach , one of the more isolated beaches in Krabi, accessible only on foot. / Ko Yung. This island just north of Ko Phi Phi Don has a rocky beach and some coral / Ao Nang