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Where to stay in Koh Phi Phi, the famous island of ThailandVou na Janela

I was long overdue for this post with tips for where to stay on Koh Phi Phi in Thailand. I confess that I had overlooked my planning, but the recent news that Maya Bay, one of the most popular destinations in this region could be closed to tourists, reminded me of this pending issue with you.

Before getting into this subject, even though the news of the island’s closure was broadcast in major media, the Thai tourism agency does not confirm this information, ok? But even if they close Maya Bay temporarily, as has been reported, Thailand is so beautiful and diverse that it won’t be missed, believe me!

See too:
What to do on Phi Phi and how to plan your trip
Things to do in Phuket
What to do on Railay Beach in Krabi
Koh Lipe Tips: How to get there and what to do

understanding the island

Koh Phi Phi or Phi Phi Island is one of the most visited destinations in the Thai islands and also the starting point for several destinations and tours in the region. The island is in the middle of the Andaman Sea, between Krabi (on the east side) and Phuket (on the west side), slightly further south.

Many people usually take day trips from Phuket or Krabi to discover the beaches and islands of the Koh Phi Phi region. But, depending on the island, it’s not worth it because you’ll easily lose 2 to 3 hours just to get there, apart from the return time. So staying on Koh Phi Phi is a great alternative to exploring the region.

Where to stay in Phi Phi

Where to stay in Phi Phi

Despite being a small island, just look at the map to see, it has several accommodation options and some pranks that you need to be well aware of.

This village between the two beaches is called Tonsai, which is the same name as the Pier through which boats arrive from the other islands and this is where you will arrive.

Most hotels, hostels and guesthouses are in this region and this is where I recommend you stay. But something the map doesn’t show is that many of these accommodations are uphill. And look, when I say “hill” I meant “mountain” because the climb is usually pulled and that’s the catch.

Many of these hotels do not say they are located at these higher points. Now imagine you carrying a suitcase/backpack? On the plus side, many of these hotels offer free chargers and this is the first thing you need to be aware of.

Papaya Phi Phi Resort

I stayed at Papaya Phi Phi Resort, and it was in one of those high parts of the island. The good thing is that there was a porter to go to and from the Pier and the view was sensational! Waking up and seeing the turquoise sea of ​​Thailand sea still lying in bed was magical.

The staircase was tiring, but the guys put some signs along it indicating how many calories we burn as we go up, it’s the good Thai mood. Their service was also great, on arrival they already served a welcome drink. I highly recommend it if you don’t have a problem with stairs.

Papaya Phi Phi Resort

Phi Phi Cliff Beach Resort

Phi Phi Cliff Beach Resort, as the name says, is an oceanfront resort at a very affordable price. Phi Phi Cliff Beach Resort has huge and comfortable rooms from where you have a beautiful view of the sunrise. The hotel’s breakfast is also spectacular.

Phi Phi Cliff Beach Resort

Chaokoh Phi Phi Hotel

Another tip not to miss is the ChaoKoh Phi Phi Hotel, another very affordable resort. The hotel has beautiful, spacious rooms, a wonderful pool. The location of the ChaoKoh Phi Phi Hotel is one of the best, close to the Tonsai pier in the lower part of the island, away from the huge steps of the island.

Chaokoh Phi Phi Hotel

Phi Phi In

Phi Phi In is for those looking for a good location, comfort and hostel price. The hotel is located on the main street of Tonsai, a 2-minute walk from the pier. The hotel has simple but comfortable and clean accommodation.

Phi Phi In

U Rip Resort

If you are looking for comfort and a little more peace, I highly recommend the U Rip Resort. The hotel is located in a more remote part of Tonsai, away from the hustle and bustle of the center. OR Rip Resort is fully integrated with nature and the view is absolutely wonderful. On my second trip to Phi Phi it was where I stayed and it was well worth it.

U Rip Resort

HIP Seaview Resort

If you are looking for even more tranquility and one of the most beautiful beaches on Phi Phi Don, I recommend the HIP Seaview Resort. The hotel is located at one end of the island, in the middle of nature and with a private beach. Despite being a little far from Tonsai, the hotel has golf carts for transporting luggage and guests. The rooms are very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The HIP Seaview Resort is yet another hotel you can’t go wrong with.

HIP Seaview Resort

Generally speaking, I think the best place to stay on Koh Phi Phi is Tonsai and its surroundings. Because of the ease of access, the variety of accommodations, restaurants, bars and nightlife. It is easy to hire a tour, there is a currency exchange bureau and medical service. Also, you won’t have to face a via crucis when you arrive or when you leave.

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When to go and how much:
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To organize your trip:
What to do in Bangkok
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How to use the Bangkok Metro

Bangkok itineraries:
What to do in Bangkok
The best boat tour in Bangkok
8 experiences in Bangkok
Things to do in Ayutthaya (hit back)

Bangkok attractions:
Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Arun: The Temple of Dawn
Wat Pho: The Temple of the Reclining Buddha
Boat trips in Bangkok
The best boat tour in Bangkok
Chinatown and the Temple of the Golden Buddha
Marble Temple in Bangkok
Golden Mount Temple
Floating Market
train market
Khao San Road
Suan Pakkad Palace
Chatuchack Weekend Market
Jim Thompson House
Walk over Bangkok on a glass walkway

How to get to Ayutthaya
Things to do in Ayutthaya (hit back)

What to do in Chiang Mai
Where to stay in Chiang Mai
Village of the “Giraffe Women”
Tiger Kingdom
Doi Suthep Temple
Chiang Mai Lantern Festival
An experience with the monks of Chiang Mai

Sukhothai, the cradle of Thai civilization

Krabi & Railay Beach
Railay Beach, how to get there and what to do
Island tour from Krabi
The island of giant bats
7 islands tour

Phi Phi Island
Things to do in Phi Phi Islands
How to get to Phi Phi
Where to stay in Phi Phi
Maya Bay
Diving in Phi Phi

Things to do in Phuket
Patong Beach in Phuket

Koh Lipe
Things to do in Koh Lipe
How to get to Koh Lipe
Where to stay

Koh Samui
Koh Samui tips, how to get there and what to do
Three islands joined by a beach on Koh Ningyuan

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