The most famous beach in Thailand
The Maya Bay beach is the most famous in Thailand. The movie the beach was set on the Maya Bay beach. You can get there from the Koh Phi Phi Don island, which you can reach from the Krabi area by ship.
Journey to the Koh Phi Phi Don
First you need to get to the Koh Phi Phi Don island by regular ferry from different parts of the Krabi area (e.g. Krabi town, Phuket, Koh Lanta etc.). It's better for you to take a ferry, which is cheaper than private ships. Going by ferry costs about ten dollars depending on distance.
Koh Phi Phi Don
There are many shops, restaurants and various types of accommodation. You can arrange a trip to the Maya Bay beach in local agencies or tourist agents. If you don't arrange the trip yourself, you can ask staff in your resort and they arrange it for you. The best way to go there is to use traditional boat called „long tail boat“. This type of boat is colourful and nicely decorated. You can choose from two options: private boats or shared boats.
Local beaches are covered in hundreds of seashells which makes them an ideal place for collectors.
The True Reality
When you arrive at the beach you can see the true reality. There is no romantic paradise any more. Hundreds of people and boats. The only thing you can do is to enjoy the white sand for a few moments and take a photos to prove that you have been there.
In order to take a photo of the scenery from the movie is very difficult, because there are so many people and boats. You must be patient and look for a good angle to capture the right view.
There are many traditional boats called „long tail boats“.
The white sand
You can see the white sand everywhere. It contrasts with your feet and looks like flour.
Ko Bi Da Nok
While sailing around the island you can see near rocky islands called Koh Bi Da Nok. It is true paradise for divers and there is colourful sea life.
The island is full of karst rocks which have been forming for over thousands of years.
The island has also secret bays. You can discover underwater live there while snorkelling.
On your way back to the Koh Phi Phi Don island you can visit a monkeys' beach. It is a funny experience but you must look out for your belongings. If you like you can feed the monkeys.
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