I have so many photos from this island that they won’t fit in one post, so I’m making a separate post for our snorkeling trip and will hopefully post that one soon as well.
Phi Phi Island is very touristy, but for good reason. It is one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand and possibly the world. About an hour and a half boat ride from Krabi, Thailand, the island is the quintessential vacation destination. Mostly populated by college-age partiers, it is more than a bit overrun, but during the off-season (monsoon season is June-October) it is fairly tame.
Besides the fire shows, there are plenty of things to do: $10 massages, $3 manicures, too many tattoo parlors to count (offering bamboo stick tattoos and machine tattoos), pool parties, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, Thai boxing, and everything else you might imagine. Although it really is catered to partiers, we are able to avoid the crowds for the most part and enjoy the island for its sheer beauty.
One of my favorite things about this island is that all the restaurants and hotels tell you to take of your shoes. Here it is like the opposite of “no shirt, no shoes, no service.”
“No shoes, please” — my kind of establishment.