After Phuket this is probably the most popular tourist destination along the Andaman Coast, especially during the peak months from December to March, when hordes descend on the island and snatch up every room and bungalow on Phi Phi Don. Even so, the island still retains some of its originally beauty, though to truly appreciate it usually means a fair hike to escape the crowds.
Phi Phi Don: It is the larger of the two islands, a sort of dumbbell - shaped island with scenic hills, awesome cliffs, long beaches, emerald waters and remarkable bird and sad life. The "handle" in the middle has long, white-sand beaches on either side, only a few hundred metres apart. The beach on the southern side curves around Ao Ton Sai (Banyan Tree Bay), where boats from Phuket and Krabi dock. There is also and untidy Thai Muslim village here. On the northern side of the handle is Ao Lo Dalam.