Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi Don

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  • Address: On Phi Phi Ley, Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Water Sport
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About Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi Don

Surrounded by 100-meter high cliffs on three sides, Maya Bay attracts the visitors with its enchanting beauty and pristine waters. As you enter the area, there are several beaches that shall preoccupy your visit. Most of these beaches are small and exist on low tide. Maya Bay has earned an international reputation as it became the backdrop of the movie The Beach in 1999. The main beach is 200 meters long with land area constituting of white sand. Its underwater mesmerizes with colorful coral and exotic fish gleaming through clear water.

This bay is exceptional for offering water and other activities such as:

  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Sea kayaking
  • You can try out the brief jungle trail that goes through to the short-cut entrance.
  • Camping

Maya Bay Information

  • There is a little shack on the beach which sells drinks and snacks.
  • People who camp here must bring their own food.
  • Fires are not allowed.
  • The best time to visit Maya Bay is between November and April during the high season when seas are calm and access to the bay is easy.
  • Try to visit Maya Bay early in the morning to avoid crowds.

Maya Bay Ticket Prices

  • If you opt for a guided tour, the cost to enter the national park will be included in it.

How To reach Maya Bay by Public Transport

  • You can rent a long tail from Phi Phi Don or opt for shared speed boats to reach Maya Bay.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Maya Bay

  • 95% of people who visit Ko Phi Phi Don include Maya Bay in their plan

  • 75.66% of people start their Maya Bay visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Maya Bay

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

52.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Maya Bay

People normally club together Viking Cave and Phi Phi Diving while planning their visit to Maya Bay.

People also prefer to start their day with Maya Bay.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi Don Reviews

  • Amazing place but too many tourists.. like me 🤔... dozens of boat trips at the same time with hundreds of tourists spoil the views and photo opportunities.. apart from that it's an amazing country so visit it and enjoy every minute.. it's over far too soon then back work 😭🔫

  • This is a beautiful place. Stunning view. Really liked the place. The only thing is too many tourists. Seriously too many. The shore is full of longtail boats and speed boats. Lots of people on the beach. Anyway, Maya bay is a must visit and it is worth a trip!

  • Yes, there is a reason why this magical place was in the movie "The Beach" and why it is the most famous beach in Thailand: it is beautiful, the water is clean and so on, but I expected more from the structure being a national Park and so on. The buildings could be more in line with the environment, toilets could smell less and they could explore the natural beauty in a more creative way. It was also very busy... I feel as though they should limit the amount of visitors per day.

  • One of the most beautiful beaches of Thailand. It wasn't crowded like we expected but still had a lot of people. It was on Christmas eve which should have helped. If you can get off the boat and take the land patch to reach the beach I strongly recommend as it is very amusing to climb the rope ladder and because there are bathrooms on the path. We were on a day trip so at the end of the afternoon they were much appreciated.

  • Amazing place, water is crystal clean with shade of emerald 😍 taxi boats are the best way to see Maya Bay, as you have time to see beach, national park on the island inland, lagoon and surroundings with usually extremely nice local private "tour guide". Beach itself is really crowded, but if you will go early in the morning there is a chance to catch a photo with just few people on it. It reminds of a paradise on earth and it truly is

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