About phi phi island
Zeavola Resort is located on one of the major islands in an archipelago of six islands. The superb scenery of the islands includes high hills with jutting cliffs surrounded by marvelous beaches and emerald sea, hiding underneath a bank of coral reefs and colorful marine life.
“The Phi Phi islands” are situated in between the great island of Phuket and the part of Krabi Province, which are popular places for diving & snorkeling, kayaking and other marine recreational activities. The Phi Phi Islands are known as the kingdom of undersea flowers, which many tourists traveling for diving to see various kinds of fish, colorful flowers and beautiful coral reefs. It is easy to see why Phi Phi is one of the most popular destinations in Southern of Thailand.
The Phi Phi islands consist of Phi Phi Don Island and Phi Phi Ley Island. Phi Phi Ley is an uninhabited island and it is home of the many tourist attractions. Maya Bay and Phi Ley Bay, the stunning beautiful bays with the silky soft white sand, underwater colorful coral and exotic fish in exceptionally clear water. Maya bay is the most incredible place on Phi Phi Island, and it was used a location for the Hollywood film "The Beach" in 1998. Walk from the main beach to the back of the Maya Bay where there is a small lagoon with a passage through to Loh Samah Bay. Here you will find some interesting island fauna. The best time to go is early in the morning because it can be very crowded with day-trip ferries arriving from Phuket.
Loh Samah Bay is an attractive and great place for snorkeling. Scenic coves on Koh Phi Phi Ley western and South-eastern shores are favorite stops for day-trip snorkeling. And the Viking Cave is a cave right at sea level filled with bird's nests. Painted on the walls which are ancient color paintings resembling Viking boats hence the name Viking Cave. The Bida Islands are off to the south of Phi Phi Ley. With no beaches these rocky atolls provide the famous deep diving reefs. On the eastern side the reefs are about 8-10 meters deep but on the deep western side the wall drops to an impressive 32 meters. Here you can often see some of Thailand great marine life including whale sharks and manta rays in season.
The larger and inhabited, Phi Phi Don attracts hundreds of visitors to stay on its lovely shores. There are no roads so there´s no need for motorbikes or cars. This makes life more relaxed than usual but not less exciting. You can go walking, climbing, kayaking, snorkeling, deep sea fishing or scuba diving, water skiing, wind surfing and parasailing. Or you can just lie around on one of the many beautiful Ton-Sai beach offering great rock climbing routes that make it popular with both backpackers and climbers alike. It's relatively rough around on the edges; in particular, the beach is unsuitable for swimming and becomes quite rocky as the tide goes out. This bay is the dominant bay where the ferries arrive as it is the main deep water entrance to the island. The main Phi Phi Don village is often referred to as Tonsai Village by the people who live there. Main attraction of Ton-Sai Bay is the viewpoint, 350 m high, up on the mountain, which can be reached in about 45 minutes. You will have a stunning view of the isthmus of the two bays almost connecting in the middle. This is THE postcard view. You will get a good idea of how devastating the tsunami was when it hit Ton-Sai from both directions at once.
Laem Tong Beach is where Zeavola Resort is located. It is a great place for first time snorkelers, just along the reef drop off which runs parallel to the beach and continues all the way up north to the Tong Cape. Take a kayak and paddle along to explore on your own.
Nui Bay is famous for its good scuba diving. Relax on the beach and enjoy your picnic and drinks. Between "Camel Rock" on the outside of the bay and the beach is an excellent shallow area for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. When the tide is low you can snorkel in to the small caverns in the limestone cliffs.
Yong-Ka-Sem is a beautiful beach with great snorkeling. Monkeys living in the mountains may come down to beg for food, but beware of feeding them (don't bring any food on to the beach) as it may create an aggressive behavior in the animals.
Wang Long Bay is the hidden beach in the mountain! High cliffs on either side create a narrow passage to a small lagoon with a beach hidden from the sea. The beach is only reachable during high tide. But don’t worry the Canyon style area is a great swimming and photo opportunity!
The other islands of Phi Phi, Bamboo Island (Koh Phai) and Mosquito Island (Koh Yung). Koh Phai is located on the north of Phi Phi Don and has dramatic white sand beach with color views of the Krabi seafront and gorgeous views of Phi Phi Don. The island surrounded by coral reef. This island is peaceful and remote. Koh Yung, not surprisingly, famed for the black clouds of mosquitoes which arise only at sunset. This Island features a rocky beach on the east side and a smaller strand of sand in a fold of the hill. Many beautiful and various corals are found there.
On Phi Phi Island, it’s no wonder that the area abounds in exciting things to do, both on and off the island, above and below sea level. To the uninitiated, Phi Phi's snorkeling with one of the world's most abundant coral reef systems, the locations and sights are both plentiful and astounding. When staying on the island local diving is sensational with a head-spinning variety of marine life living in the waters surrounding the island. Phi Phi has long been a well-known place to ‘do your PADI’ and local sites include Maya Bay, Wang Long, Palong Bay, Bida Noi and the ever-popular King Cruiser Wreck. Moreover, the Phi Phi islands are open to visitors all year round and tour operators organizing day trips and packages to the islands are virtually everywhere.