Koh Phi Phi

  • Phuket

    Phuket remembers anniversary of Indian Ocean Tsunami

    Today marks the anniversary of one of the deadliest natural disasters ever to befall mankind. The Indian Ocean Tsunami, also known as The Boxing Day Tsunami, struck Phuket and the surrounding areas at 10am on December 26, 2004. In the province and neighbouring provinces, religious ceremonies were held today to mark the 18th anniversary of the deadly tsunami. Religious ceremonies…

  • Travel

    Best day trips and tours in Phuket for a short gateway (2022)

    Phuket, by far one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand, has a lot to discover both on and around the island. It has something for everyone, from wonderful cultural events and delectable traditional foods to stunning beaches and exotic islands. Since the island is so diverse, a great way to experience its many facets and spice up your…

  • Guides

    5 most epic spots to watch the sunset in Thailand

    What better way to end your day than watching golden sunlight slowly sink into the horizon? With countless postcard-worthy landscapes, lush jungles, and expansive coastline, Thailand boasts some of the most stunning sunset spots in the world. But where should you go to get a glimpse of these majestic golden sun rays? Below, we’ve compiled the best spots to watch…

  • Travel

    The best island tours from Phuket in 2022

    There are many islands around Phuket that are just waiting to be discovered. While some are easily accessible by water, others require some advance preparation. Thus, participating in the top Phuket island tours will surely make your trip smoother and more enjoyable. It can be difficult to choose which tour will be worthwhile when there are so many locations to…

  • Travel Guides

    Incredible spots for cliff jumping in Thailand

    Thailand’s natural beauty attracts adventure-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts from all around the globe. For many people, exploring Thailand is incomplete without some adrenaline. And what’s more thrilling than jumping off a cliff and free-falling into the country’s sparkling waters? If you’re seeking some adrenaline rush in Thailand, here are some of the best cliff jumping spots to take your vacations…

  • Environment

    More Thai national parks to close to allow for recovery during monsoon season

    The national parks at Mu Koh Similan and Mu Koh Surin have joined Mu Koh Lanta in Krabi province in closing for the monsoon season. The famous tourist attraction of Maya Bay, on Koh Phi Phi Leh, kicked things off recently, when officials announced that it would once again close to allow the bay’s fragile eco-system to recover. Maya Bay re-opened…

  • Thailand

    Monkeys party in hot tub at luxury resort in Krabi, Thailand

    A couple were excited for a two night getaway to a luxury resort in Krabi with a sea view room and a private hot tub. But when they arrived, it turned out the hot tub was more communal than they thought. In a video posted on Facebook, a group of monkeys can be seen having the time of their lives,…

  • Krabi

    Wildlife at Krabi beach from Leonardo DiCaprio film recovers from tourist overrun

    A famous beach in Krabi, featured in Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Beach, is now recovering its wildlife after having been overrun by tourists in the past. The beach, the focus of visiting Maya Bay, closed in 2018, before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, because of how much tourism had damaged the ecosystem. Now, plant and animal species that disappeared are returning. The bay…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | “Joe Ferrari’s” lawyer fights back

    Police on Koh Samui says the body of Australian cricket player, Shane Warne, will be flown home for a state funeral once the autopsy is completed. The 52-year-old was found dead at a villa on the island on Friday, a day after he arrived. The player is thought to have died of a heart attack. According to a report, his…

  • Tourism

    Rejuvenated Maya Bay open for business

    Maya Bay, the tropical island cove of Hollywood acclaim in Krabi province, finally reopened for tourism on January 1, after 3-and-a-half years of closure in a bid to restore its damaged white-sand beach and decimated marine ecosystem. Officials temporarily closed the bay in June 2018 to clean the beach and restore the area’s coral reefs. Originally planned as a 4…

  • Krabi

    No confirmation on whether January 1 re-opening of Maya Bay can go ahead

    The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation says it’s still waiting to hear from the Natural Resources and Environment Minister if the re-opening of Maya Bay can go ahead. The hugely popular tourist draw was expected to re-open from January 1 and Damras Phoprasit from the DNP says he’s already reassured Minister Varawut Silpa-archa that the newly-constructed pier…

  • Tourism

    The future of Thailand’s Maya Bay – Report #1 | VIDEO

    Should Maya Bay reopen? Of course it probably will, at the start of 2022. But there are fears that, despite the best intentions, it will be back to mass tourism and ‘market forces rule’. Maya Bay is the Andaman region’s most popular tourist destination, based on interest generated from the 2000 Hollywood movie “The Beach” from the Alex Garland novel…

  • Tourism

    Thailand’s Maya Bay set to reopen in January

    Maya Bay. Remember that breathtakingly pretty beach on Koh Phi Phi Leh off Krabi? Now, the beach that featured in “The Beach” is now poised to reopen. The iconic natural cove of limestone karsts, turquoise waters and THAT beach was one of Thailand’s most popular attractions for a decade with up to 6,000 visitors everyday. But in the end even…

  • Krabi

    Krabi tourism businesses not thrilled about Thailand’s reopening

    A prominent local tourism operator in Krabi is speaking out, saying the tourism businesses in Krabi don’t like or want the reopening Thailand has planned for November 1. He asserts that interest from tourists, businesses that can afford to reopen, and vaccinations among locals are all lacking. The operator said that despite the government’s rosy predictions, he fears that not…

  • Thailand

    Thailand nabs many spots in Conde Nast Traveler’s annual list

    Despite the decimated tourism economy due to Covid-19, Conde Nast Traveler still ranks locations in Thailand amongst the top in the world in their annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Bangkok was ranked 9th in the world’s “Best Big Cities” while 3 of the top 10 islands of Asia were located in Thailand, and Hua Hin earned a nod for having the…

  • Krabi

    Body of missing resort manager found on Koh Phi Phi

    The body of a resort manager missing on Koh Phi Phi has been located in a forest on the island. Austrian national, Florian Hallermann, who was the General Manager of the Zeavola Resort, was found dead 4 days after he went missing. The 56 year old was last seen on CCTV footage as he walked on the beach on September…

  • Thailand

    Missing expat on Koh Phi Phi, New visa package for the rich | Thailand News Today | September 15

    During the search for a well-known expat on Koh Phi Phi who has been missing since Saturday, the body of a Thai man was found. A new visa package that targets rich expats has been approved by the Thai Cabinet. The president of the Patong Entertainment Business Association took a harsh stance against the long-term closures of nightlife venues in…

  • Krabi

    Krabi starts partial lockdown, curfew; Phi Phi closure extended

    After a rash of Covid-19 outbreaks over the last two days, Krabi province has gone into a partial lockdown with a curfew from today, and the closure of Koh Phi Phi has been extended until September 24. The announcement by the Krabi Provincial Health Office stated that from today anyone travelling into Krabi must have at least one AstraZeneca dose…

  • Thailand

    Thai man’s body found during search for missing expat on Koh Phi Phi

    During the search for a well-known expat on Koh Phi Phi who has been missing since Saturday, the body of a Thai man was found, according to the Thai-language news outlet Thairath. The report says officials suspect the Thai man died several days ago, around the same time 56 year old Florian Hallermann went missing. Florian is from Austria and…

  • Best of

    5 must-visit islands on your first trip to Thailand

    First-time travellers to Thailand may have seen its stunning islands in a travel guidebook. And, it is absolutely a great idea to visit the islands when you arrive. As Thailand has many types of islands for every type of traveller, it is easy to find a tropical oasis upon landing. From upscale islands such as Koh Samui and Koh Phi…

  • Guides

    Island hopping insider guide Thailand

    If your dream is to grab a ferry and hop from one paradise to the other, then the islands in Thailand is what you’re looking for. Thailand is full of jaw-dropping islands, each one with its own unique charms. Whether you want to go diving, hit up party spots, or simply relax on the beach, there will be the perfect…

  • Krabi

    Over 1,000 cats abandoned by owners on Koh Phi Phi, donations needed

    More than 1,000 cats have been abandoned on Koh Phi Phi, the small collection of islands that are part of Krabi’s province. The cats were stranded by their owners after Covid played havoc with Phi Phi’s tourism. Thai PBS says the owners worked on the island or were entrepreneurs that had to leave the islands due to Covid, under the…