From Around the World in 80 Days to Leonardo Dicaprio’s The Beach, Koh Phi Phi Island is so beautiful that it has drawn Hollywood’s most elite to her shores not only for filming but also for some rest and relaxation. While it was a victim of the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004, most of the island has been rebuilt and is once again welcoming tourists in droves to its shorelines.
When to go:November marks the beginning of the tourist season and also the Krabi Boek Fa Andaman Festival which features a celebration of the local culture. The festival includes culture rich shows, parades and good clean fun for all ages.
When not to go:June 1st through November 30th marks the hurricane season for Thailand. However, the prime months for hurricanes are August and October. Be sure to check the weather if you plan to travel during hurricane season prior to planning your trip.
Culture shock factor:Culture shock lies mostly in getting used to the bare basics of it all. While the island has grown considerably in the past few years, it is still one of the more underdeveloped of the islands in Thailand. This doesn’t mean it’s rickety. It just means that it reserves a natural beauty without as many luxurious accommodations as other islands more tainted with tourists.
What to do while you’re here:The beach is where most visitors spend their time, however, while you are here you should check out the rock climbing, diving and kite boarding the area offers. If you aren’t quite so adventurous instead dive into a food adventure of the local cuisine that is sure to offer some choices that you never knew existed. Koh Phi Phi is the perfect place to get away from it all and get back to the basics of the beauty of nature. If you are looking for a secluded honeymoon full of romance and wonder . . . come to Phi Phi. It’s sure to be the thing your dreams are made of!
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