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Villager Doing Laundry at Nui Bay on Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Although some people have populated the Phi Phi Islands for thousands of years, today less than 2,000 live along the coast of the largest island, Phi Phi Don. They are predominately Muslim and Buddhist fisherman, farmers or involved in the tourist industry. This woman is hanging her laundry in a very small village along the […]

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Snorkeling in Nui Bay on Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Nui Bay on the northwest coast of Phi Phi Don is one of several coves that is a favorite among snorkelers, scuba divers and swimmers because its sheltered aquamarine water is like a window to the coral and sea life. All six of the Phi Phi Islands are part of a National Park whose mission […]

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Camel Rock in Nui Bay at Phi Phi Don, Thailand

This huge limestone outcrop that juts out of the Andaman Sea at the entrance of Nui Bay is called Camel Rock. Yet while sailing by it, I thought it resembled a snail. But maybe naming it after a mollusk may not be appealing to tourists who are considering touring the gorgeous Phi Phi Don in […]

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Macaque on Monkey Beach on Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Most boat tours of Phi Phi Don make a stop at Monkey Beach. As you arrive, you will be greeted by a colony of macaques that run along the rocks and beach with hopes that you will throw them a banana. These long-tailed macaques are cute and fun to watch but don’t get too close […]

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Longtails at Laem Tong Beach on Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Across from this sandy beach called Laem Tong are three very small islands: Bamboo, Mosquito and Hin Lang. They are extremely popular among scuba divers and snorkelers. Although too far out to reach by swimming, one of these beached longtail boats will be happy to bring you there. In the background is the Phi Phi […]

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Cove at Laem Tong Beach on Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Most of the tourists who visit the Phi Phi Islands are day trippers from Phuket Island. However, there are a few resorts along the northern coast of Phi Phi Don for those who want to spend more than a few hours in paradise. Several of these boutique properties are along Laem Tong Beach … a […]