Maya Bay is one of the most beautiful attractions in Koh Phi Phi, a beauty surrounded by limestone formations spanning 100 feet.
Secluded by three 100-metre high cliffs, Maya Bay is like a precious gemstone guarded by these giant, solid rock formations – and a gemstone it is! It’s gorgeous beach and coasts were featured in the 1999 film The Beach and is definitely a worthy coastline to show to the world. It’s beautiful dunes hugged by approaching cyan waves are a sight to behold. The place is also well-maintained even though it is a popular location for the tourists – its cleanliness adds to its allure. Snorkelling, diving, and sea kayaking are the most sought activities to be done while in Maya Bay, yet, just swimming in its waters is also fulfilling enough. There are no accommodation services in the island, and it would do you well to bring your tents and camp the night out if you want, just remember to also bring flashlights or emergency lamps because fires are not allowed. Overall, Maya Bay offers that intimacy, relaxation, and satisfaction that are a must for any vacation.
Maya Bay is located in Ko Phi Phi Don.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily, 24/7. However, tours to this place are only available during the daytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Tours start at USD 35. The entrance fee, USD 11 – is already included in the package.
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 Maya Bay.
- 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 Maya Bay is around March to May. During these months, the chance for rainstorms is very low. Visit around 7:00 to avoid the large crowds.
- 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.