Bamboo Island, a secluded attraction 5-kilometres from Ko Phi Phi is a beautiful tourist spot perfect for anyone looking for a break from the crowd.
Mother Nature has a collection of scenic creations defined by complex land and water features; but, Bamboo Island is an exception. It is just truly an island surrounded by a reef. But, what makes it so captivating? First, it is truly isolated. There are no huge man-made establishments around, though there’s a small bar on the northeastern side of the island serving light snacks and refreshing drinks – so you can expect a truly overflowing amount of serenity and tranquility. Second, it is shaped like a heart and is surrounded by a reef up to 500 metres from the shore where one can snorkel and observe a thriving marine wildlife and ecosystem. Third, it has golden shores and turquoise waters that are so irresistibly visually bewitching. Fourth, its lush green plants and trees, especially that of its bamboos where its name came from, gives off a feeling of being one with nature. And lastly, it’s a national park, so you’re assured that what you pay for in your visit goes to the preservation of this paradise. What more can you ask for?
Bamboo Island is located 5-kilometres away from the main island in Ko Phi Phi.
Opening Days and Hours
Bamboo Island is open daily, 24 hours. However, note that boat tours to this attraction only accept trips on daytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Rates for Bamboo Island tours range from USD 12 to USD 18.
How to Get There
- If you’re coming from Phuket or Ao Nang, take a ferry to Ko Phi Phi.
- At Ko Phi Phi, inquire about boat tours to Bamboo Island.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is 2 to 3 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit Bamboo Island is around March to May. During these months, the chance for rainstorms is very low.
- Beach sports
Oasis Restaurant, Anna’s Restaurant, Aroy Kaffeine Cafe, Knock Out Bar and Restaurant, Garlic 1992 Restaurant, Only Noodles, and Dow Restaurant are some of the dining spots near Bamboo Island.
- Ton Sai Beach
- Viking Cave
- Monkey Beach
- Ku Yong
Chao Ko Phi Phi, Panmanee Hotel, U Rip Resort, Nice Beach Resort, Cabana Hotel, and Amara Hotel are some of the hotels you can find accommodations in. Rates range from USD 50 to USD 180.