Maya Bay

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

Maya Bay - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Maya Bay

  • Maya Bay Address: On Phi Phi Ley, Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
  • Maya Bay Timing: 24-hrs
  • Maya Bay Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Maya Bay(preferred time): 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Maya Bay: 03:00 Hrs
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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

  • 76.15% of people start their Maya Bay visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Maya Bay

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

50.56% 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

  • Maya bay is a must if you are touring around the Phi Phi islands. The beach here has such soft white sand and the water looks beautiful! Standing on the beach and looking out of the bay is one of the most gorgeous views I witnessed while traveling around south east Asia. The mountains on either side come into a pinch and reflect down onto the water, with trees, bushes, and greenery growing from the rocks all up and down the mountain sides it is a truly stunning view! Going off into the island from the beach is also a nice little journey through the jungle like landscape with mountains on either side. Back under the trees there is a snack bar with a seating area and restroom. On a hot sunny day the beach can get crowded with tour groups, but on rainy or colder days they can get way less crowded which in its own way makes it just as good!

  • Great place to spend an hour or two. Better to reach early in the morning before 9 am as it gets crowded by visitors quickly.We stayed in phi phi island it was easy for us to reach early. The beach is very scenic and looks gorgeous. Quite shallow without much waves good for hanging around. With mountain surrounded on all sides it's a view to enjoy

  • Famous Maya bay or (Maya beach). Is really beautiful but there is daily more than 10 000 tourists. I have been there like 4 days ago and after we came back to our resort we discovered that the maya beach (bay) is going to be closed from 1.6.2018 for 4 months for tourists because Thailand decided to protect coral reefs from people and boats. I understand because there was so many plastic bags and bottles and nobody is taking care of it. What a shame.

  • take one day trip here with speed boat... costed around 1300bath /person...having a very good time here..but we get very limited time to enjoy each object..the view is very great.. will come back again next time... thank God I have opportunity to visit this place because it will be temporary closed for few months later

  • When in Thailand, the phi phi islands tour is a must!! Maya Bay was quite full even though we visited in the low season but it was so beautiful, it was still worth it!! I would advise walking around and exploring a bit once you get there, and not missing out on beautiful parts of the island by just staying at the beach front where you get off the speed boat.

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