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Hi everyone! It’s a summer time. Are you going somewhere? I believe most people would certainly go the beach. So, I would like to recommend you some popular beaches in Thailand that you would love to go.

 

 

The first place is Phi Phi Islands, the tiny yet hugely famous islands which have for many years attracted tourists from every corner of the world to experience there phenomenal natural beauty. Once in your lifetime, come and walk along the white beach and the bluest sea of Maya Gulf and Phi Phi Lay Island. Take a boat ride to Pilay, the inner sea of the gulf, where emerald seawater rushes through the cliffs. Enjoy a view from the top of Phi Phi Don Island and take a look at the place where two gulfs meet. Dive down to admire the bright pink corals at Moo Sung stones. These are only a few examples of possible activities in a dream vacation that tourists everywhere are willing to pay for and they are sure to be worth it.

 

 

Next destination is Similan Islands. Located in Similan Marine National Park, it is known for its crystal clear waters and the most delicate white sand of Thailand. The national park consists of nine islands aligned from North – South. The word “Similan” is from Yawi language means “nine islands”; Hu Yong Island, Payang Island, Payan Island, Miang Island, Har Island, Payhu Island, Bon Island, Similan Island, and Bangu Island. Nowadays, Tarchai Island, locating between Similan Island and Surin Island, is announced to be one of the Similan Islands National Park.

 

Tourism in Similan Islands area can be divided into 2 types; beach travelling at Similan Island, which the bay looks like horseshoe and has sailing stones as the symbol allowing tourists to do camping. Another fascinating island is Miang Island; locate the National Park and has a very attractive beach, nice accommodation and fresh water. Moreover, the scenic platform of governorship at Miang Island is a viewpoint overlooking the sea.

 

May I call it a day? I promise I will be back with more destinations to go for summer next time. Excuse me for enjoying a little more with sea, sand and sun. See you soon!

  How to get there

Phi Phi is 46km from Phuket and roughly the same distance from Krabi.

 

To get to Phi Phi there are basically two options; ferries and speedboats. Ferries take 90 minutes and speedboats 45 minutes.

 

Ferry to Phi Phi

 

The ferry is by far the most popular method of reaching the islands. Ferries take about two hours from Phuket and 90 minutes from Krabi or Koh Lanta. The top deck of the ferry doubles as a sundeck, which is great for those who want to tan. The lower decks feature air-conditioned rooms and drinks and snacks are available onboard. The ferry terminal is a one-hour drive from Phuket Airport and Krabi's is 30 minutes from Krabi Airport.

 

To get good seats you should arrive well in advance in high season or half an hour before departure in low season. Sometimes the ferries can get a little crowded. Toilets are usually clean (flushed by seawater) and ferries are generally on time. In low season the ride can at times be a little rough but generally the traverse is smooth enough. All ferries go to Tonsai Pier. Depending on which part of Phi Phi you're going to there may be an additional longtail ride of up to 45 minutes (Holiday Inn Phi Phi Resort, Zeavola Resort, Phi Phi Island Village).

 

There are two ferries each day to/from Phuket Town and Krabi Town. The times can change but boats usually leave around 8.30-10.00am and 1.30-2.30pm. In high season (November to April) there are also services to/from Koh Lanta; times are similar to those above. You can book online transfers to Phi Phi from our sister site phuket-travel.com.

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  Written by : oat11 oat12 19-11-2014
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