Bangkok's Main Station - a hive of activity as the train is a great way to get around Thailand.

Bangkok’s Main Station – a hive of activity as the train is a great way to get around Thailand.

As I’ve talked about before we usually fly in and out of Bangkok when travelling to Thailand. We like to have a little stopover either at the start or the end of our journey and Bangkok has a lot more options in terms of carriers flying in and out. This makes for cheaper flights, which are often the biggest single cost (or second after accommodation) for our Thailand holidays.

This means Bangkok is the start and end point. So how do we get around the other parts of the country? Heres a quick overview of the better transport options in Thailand.

Air

No doubt the quickest way and really the easiest way is by flying. From Bangkok nowhere is more than an hour and a half away at the most. Bangkok is located in quite a central position to the rest of the country.

Theres several airlines that serve Thailand domestically. Nok Air, Thai Smiles (Thais low cost version), Bangkok Airways and Air Asia Thailand all serve the country comprehensively. Thai Airways of course covers the country but tends to be more expensive. Air fares are not very expensive if booking ahead although they can get quite expensive at the last minute as flying is a popular choice for locals and tourists.

Most cities have just one airport and these tend to be located not too far from the city they serve. In Bangkok some domestic flights go from Don Mueang, the old main airport and others go from the new Suvarnabhumi Airport.

For families it is hard to go past flights, especially for longer journeys . While there is the pain of going to and then waiting in the airport it is all relatively comfortable and most importantly quick.

Train

I loved taking the train in Thailand before having a family. They were comfortable and a great way to see the countryside. Thailands Railways do a good job of covering the country although many destinations may be a few hours off from the nearest railway line. This is particularly the case down south where the main beach areas are some way from the railway to Malaysia which runs predominately inland.

The Man In Seat 61s Thailand Page does a much better job of covering the details than I could.

In terms of getting around its a great choice for families if youre looking at going somewhere where the airlines dont or cant go, especially to places near Bangkok. Tickets are relatively cheap and the travel is comfortable.

Longer journeys are simply too long for us to take our kids on. Its 12 or more hours north to Chang Mai or South to Hat Yai.

Road Travel

Theres hardly anywhere youd want to go that isnt achievable by road.

Buses might be a suitable choice although public buses might not be very comfortable. For major destinations there are tourist class road coaches which are better but it can be a long way in a bus, even a comfortable one.

For this reason I dont use buses much myself and so cannot recommend them. If money is a factor then they are worth investigating but we avoid them with or kids as even the better ones can feel cramped after a while.

If you can afford it a better alternative is to hire a car and driver. Although more expensive than a bus it can be good value. You can hire a car as far as you like but good value exists on heavily travelled routes like between Pattaya and Bangkok. Depending on the size of vehicle you need you can travel to places around Bangkok for around 2000 baht.

The MBK centre during the day. It's big!

The MBK centre during the day. It’s big!

There’s one place in Thailand that we keep coming back to –Bangkok. It started off because that’s where it was easiest to fly in to. And so we’d often break the journey up with a day or two in Bangkok after flying in and before flying out (which we had to often do anyway, because of the time of our flights. So we got to see Bangkok semi-regularly.

Regardless of where in Thailand we go – like down south to Krabi – we always look forward to our Bangkok stopover.

Our Favourite Thing to Do

There’s lots of things to do in and around Bangkok, and shopping is one of them. The city has some great shopping plazas. The biggest is MBK. We’d go there all the time as it had loads of cheap shops that even sold clothes big enough for us, which not all of them do. Plus there was so much else on offer – cheap but good food, entertainment, cheap electronics accessories, lots to do.

If we were flying home though Bangkok we would come here for a day before flying out and stock up on all sorts of things that were cheaper there than back home. Basic medicines, shampoos, kids clothes, phone cases and accessories -all were cheaper here than at home and we’d made sure we had a large amount of room left in our suitcases to fit it all in.

Staying There

MBK is so big it even has its own hotel! The Pathumwan Princess Hotel is built right on top of the shopping centre and you don’t even need to go outside to get between the two- there’s an entrance to the hotel from the top level. It’s a luxury hotel, so not super cheap and we have yet to try it out (rather spend all our money shopping), but if you’re keen to shop till you drop then it is well worth a look.

Getting There and Away

It is easy to get to MBK. To get their via the BTS go to the National Stadium station, it has walkways right into MBK. Every tuk-tuk and taxi driver will know where to go as well. How much that costs depends on where you’re coming in from.

There’s a taxi rank out one of the main entrances for when you want to head home. Sometimes the queues can be really (really) long so we often go to the main road and try and hail a passing empty one.

Where To Go

What are you after? If it is clothes then try level three, where there are a number of small clothes stalls set up like a street market on one half of the floor. The quality varies from stall to stall but there are some good prices. Proper clothes shops on this level tend to sell more expensive clothes but very good quality. The main issue is that they do not always have larger sizes.

For electronics, level 3 is also the place to go. There’s lots of good priced accessories here and things like USB memory sticks can be had for good prices. You can buy Android and Windows based tablets and phones but depending on the exchange rate the price might not be enough to make up for a lack of warranty and other support. Software, games, and DVDs – real copies and fakes – can be bought for cheap as well. Counterfeit software might have viruses in them, though, so be careful.

And for food, try the hawker centre at the western end of level 5. You buy coupons and then pay for food using them. Dishes are very cheap (from just 40 baht) and there is a big range of choices. For more fast and western food, head to level 7.

thaistrollerOne of the most common questions I get asked is about how the kids handle getting around. This isn’t just applicable about our travels in Thailand but of travelling with kids anywhere. That said, it’s perhaps more relevant for places like Thailand because footpaths (or sidewalks if you will) are not always as common or “user friendly” as they are at home or in other, more developed, places.

Generally, we try and get our kids to walk when we can. This is for a couple of reasons. First because it’s good for them, and second it means our kids set the pace for Amanda and I, and helps us be more in tune with how our kids are experiencing things.

But kids get tired. Or refuse to walk. Or in some places it’s not that walker friendly (like when there aren’t any footpaths). This is where travelling with kids can get tricky and where my best kid travelling advice comes into play: a high quality, lightweight, umbrella (folding) stroller.

Sure you can carry a child, if they are light enough, and you have only one (per parent anyway) and it’s safe enough but generally a good quality umbrella stroller is easier and safer, and if it is lightweight it doesn’t add too much to your luggage.

Where to look for information

There’s lots of strollers to chose from, and it can be hard finding the right one. Luckily, there is quite a good number websites out there that give some good advice on finding and selecting the best umbrella stroller, with reviews on great lightweight strollers.

I’ve been asked about and seen some speculation about renting strollers in Thailand but have yet to come across any decent information. If you have any please pass it on.

Things to consider

When looking to buy an umbrella stroller there’s a few things to keep in mind. The first is the dimensions of the stroller itself. A lighter weight makes it easier to carry around when not in use, and help with airline weight limits if you need to check it in. Some airlines will not include child equipment, but some will. And if it is small enough when folded up some airlines will let you take it to the gate or stairs, to be then checked in at the very end. This is quite useful, let me tell you.

The other things to keep in mind have to do with durability. Not everywhere in Thailand is stroller friendly. Footpaths can be in poor shape or you may need to walk on tracks or roads. Solid polyethylene wheels are much better for taking rough treatment than inflatable, pneumatic wheels. And finally, as expected, higher quality materials and construction ensure the stroller can go the difference. Sadly this tends to have a correlation to price but I’ve found spending more on a good quality stroller pays off as it goes the distance and can be used for multiple kids due to the longer lifespan.

Cheaper umbrella strollers have their pros and cons. They tend to be smaller and lighter, which makes them easier to transport when not in use. But if you’re tall then they are less comfortable to use. And they tend to lack the same quality breaks or safety harness. Unless you plan to use them only in airports or malls I’d opt to buy a better one.

Alternatives

Not everyone wants to take a stroller, or they are going to places – like Bangkok – where strollers are not worth the effort. It’s worth considering the alternatives. For smaller kids that do not weigh too much you can always carry them. To make the job easier (and safer) you can buy baby carriers, like the famous Baby Bjorn, or slings.

These certainly are much more portable than a stroller, and can be used in a lot more places. That said, I’ve walked along a slippery footpath after it rained and slipped while wearing a carrier. While my daughter Sarah escaped with nothing more than a scare it did teach me a lesson about the stability of a stroller.

And finally there’s some people who advocate leashes for kids when they are too old to carry. I see them every now and then (both here in England and overseas) but have never seen the appeal, as it seems a bit, I don’t know, demeaning. But to each their own…

Kid on a leash

railay beachMy review of Ao Nang ended in a bit of a downer about the boats, true, but they doesn’t mean you are stuck in Ao Nang for your entire stay. There a few beaches around that cannot be reached by road and the only way to get to them is by boat. These beaches are quite stunning, small coves lined with beautiful sand and huge white cliffs.

Getting there

The best and most popular of these is Railay (pronounced ray-lay) Beach. It is a short 10 minute boat ride from Ao Nang. Getting a boat there is very easy. We went to the main beach and at one end there was a ticket stand selling tickets at 100 baht each. There were some seats for waiting at.

Because the boats operate as a collective you get marshalled at the ticket office for the next available boat. The wait will not be too long as there are boats going all the time.

We got to Railay Beach around 10am and things were already quite busy. The beach looked nice and we managed to find a slightly shady spot to sit towards one end of the cresent shapped beach. The sand was nice but as the tide went out it looked quite grey.

One thing that really annoyed me was the boats again! They were moored in the very centre of the beach, just out of the low tide line and took the prime position. The noise was a factor, but to be expected. The sucking up of so much of the beach seemed to be a shame to me.

What’s there?

For a place cut off as it is, Railay Beach has some good facilities. There are places to stay, and really nice ones at that. I’d have loved to have stayed at one of the beachside resorts. There are shops and plenty of places to eat and drink, and a really cool ice cream store right on the beach (near the centre).

Most of the places to eat are on a path that leaves the beach in the middle of its length. This path goes all the way to the other side of the isthmus, where there is another, slightly less developed, beach. Indeed the entire path gets less developed and cruder as you go on. But go on you should, for there is some great value eating places around five minute walk from the beach where less people bother to go. We had a great value (and great tasting lunch).

After lunch we headed back to the beach for some ice cream. It was getting really hot and shade was becoming scarce. Also, with the tide going out, paddling in the water became a less attractive proposition.

Getting back

We left early in the afternoon. It was a quiet time to go back so we had to wait a while for a boatload of people ready to make the journey. This was annoying but unavoidable as the only way around it was to hire an entire boat.

That said we had a great day at Railay and went back another day to visit again. My advice would be to avoid the low tide time and go earlier in the day or in the afternoon.

Ao Nang beach near out hotel

Ao Nang beach near out hotel

 

This year my family and I were lucky enough to take a trip to Southern Thailand. We decided to have a look around the Krabi region. There are several places to stay in Krabi but we chose to stay in the small town of Ao Nang, not far from the main Krabi city of Krabi Town.

The Krabi Region

Krabi is in Southern Thailand, on the coast of the Andaman Sea. Like other areas of Thailand, Krabi has some great natural scenery, complete with stunning limestone karsks (the cliffs and hills that jut up from the landscape). Not to mention the great beaches. Krabi is not far from Phuket, but tends to be not as busy.

The main city in the region is Krabi Town. You can stay in Krabi Town and there are plenty of places to stay there, but Krabi Town (most of it anyway) is not on the beach and so most tourists choose to stay somewhere else. There are lots and lots of resorts in the area, and many hotels and smaller resorts in the towns that are on the coast.

I found lots of good Krabi information, for the entire region, at yourkrabi.com.

Getting to Ao Nang

Ao Nang is easy to get to from either Krabi Town or from the nearest international airport, Krabi Airport. A taxi or hire car from there to Ao Nang takes around 40 minutes. A taxi from Krabi Town to Ao Nang or vice versa will take 15 minutes. Getting back to the airport is easy as there are lots of travel agencies who will help you arrange a car from 600 baht or a scheduled minibus service.

However a popular way to get into Krabi Town from Ao Nang is on local buses, known as songthaew. These run frequently from many different parts of town, and usually have their route marked on them so you know where it is going. They take much longer than a taxi because of their stops and indirect route but for 30 baht it is a cheap way to get around and a great local experience.

Some people like to try and get to and from the airport using nothing but songthaew, which apparently is possible.

Where To Stay

There are a lot of places to stay in Ao Nang, for all types of budgets. Unsurprisingly, the closer it is to the beach the more expensive it tends to be. Many international chains have recently started building places in Ao Nang, like Holiday Inn or Ibis, but as they are newer they are also back from the beach.

We stayed at the Chaya Resort, which was opposite the beach towards the north-west edge of town. It was a great place to stay.

Eating (and Drinking)

There are so many places to eat that it is hard to get into specifics. Lots of different types of food, in fact I’d almost say there was not enough places serving Thai food. A lot of places were expensive, or maybe its just been too long since I’ve been to Thailand and inflation has hit…hard. There was not many places with dishes under 150 baht, but generally the quality matched the price and you got what you paid for.

Like any tourist place in Thailand there are plenty of places to drink from cheap beer shacks to fancy bars.

The Beaches

And finally, the beaches of Ao Nang. While I loved Ao Nang, I have to say I felt a bit let down by the beaches there. The beach opposite our resort was a bit pebbly, not the best sort of sand. The other beach, the main one, to the south of where we stayed had better sand and nice water. But the beaches were marred by lots of noise coming from, the long boats that take people to nearby attractions. They go and arrive constantly and tended to take up the prime beach bits, so the beachers were a bit of a let down. Had a better beach experience in Krabi? Then let me know!

kids in thailand

Thailand is a great place to go with your young family. However, there are certain things that you need to pack when going for a holiday to Thailand with kids. Failure to pack these things could lead to major inconveniences. Trust me, the last thing you want to be – on any holiday with kids – is unprepared. Without further ado, we will proceed to look at the essential things which you should pack when going for a holiday to Thailand with kids and they include:

A stroller to move the kids around

Without the help of a stroller, moving the kids around can be a major inconvenience and, as we said, the last thing you need in a holiday is inconvenience. Then again, if you are trying to avoid inconvenience, you need to go a step further and ensure that you have the right type of stroller. At the very least, that has to be a lightweight stroller. What you are looking for here is a stroller that can serve you well when visiting Thailand’s tourist attractions or when out shopping in the malls. A lightweight umbrella stroller works perfectly when visiting the tourist attraction sites and when shopping in the malls which is precisely what you need.

I’ve found if you’re using suitcases with wheels on them, then some sort of luggage strap or octopus strap to hold a folded up umbrella stroller to your case works well.

Enough clothes for the kids

You shouldn’t have to worry about the laundry on your holiday, especially if is a short holiday, as that takes the fun out of it. The only way to be sure that you won’t have such worries is by carrying enough clothes for the kids. Your allocation should be two sets of clothes for each day in the holiday. While at it, you need to ensure that you have the right clothes for the sorts of activities you will be taking part in throughout your Thailand tour.

Your kids’ favourite toys (the small ones)

These can give the kids a sense of comfort, and a sense of being at home wherever you go in the course of your Thailand tour. Don’t carry too many of these though, otherwise the kids will be distracted and not get to enjoy the holiday experiences. Also, ensure that you don’t carry the bulkier toys, as that will cause you lots of inconvenience.

A camera for capturing memorable moments

This is an obvious item, but one that you can quite easily forget in your hurry to pack things. You need a camera in order to be able to capture scenes if nothing else, for the benefit of the kids when they grow. A high quality camera that is small in size and light in weight is recommended here. A specialized camera often turns out to be better than the one in a phone.

Baby feeding utensils

Here, (and depending on the age of the kids, of course) we are looking at things like a baby’s spoon, a baby’s fork, baby’s cup and so on. If you don’t carry these things along, you may find yourself having to run around shopping for them in Thailand. This sort of a hassle would definitely inconvenience you, and take some fun out of your holiday.

Any medications

Take any necessary medications with you, although it is easy to find most things in Thailand. Check out any health advisories before you go.

With a bit of preparation, a family holiday in Thailand can be very successful. Enjoy your trip!

MNK Centre in Bangkok

MBK Centre in Bangkok

Thailand has come to be regarded as one of the best travel destinations for families. As a result of that fact, we have a situation where many of the people planning, family holiday destinations rate Thailand as their first choice. Indeed, millions of families from all over the world head to Thailand every year. We are interested in identifying the specific factors that make Thailand perfect for families. Those include the facts that:

Thailand is a safe country

For people who are travelling with their families, especially where kids are involved, security tends to be a major consideration. Thailand is well rated, in terms of safety. To put it in simple terms, the probability of one being a victim of crime while in Thailand is very low. The probability of one’s kids being harmed while on a trip to Thailand is also very low.

To be sure, Thailand has been in the news in the recent past, on account of political intrigues going on there. What we have not had, however, are reports about tourists being harmed. Thailand goes to great lengths to secure its tourists: this being a country whose economy depends a great deal on tourism. You can therefore be assured of a near-perfect degree of security while in Thailand, and this is one of the reasons behind the attractiveness of Thailand as a family destination.

See the FAQ page for more notes on the current political situation as well as links to national travel advisories such as the UK one.

Thailand has a well developed hospitality industry

People who are traveling with their families want to be assured that they will have access to comfortable accommodation and other necessary facilities. It takes a country with a very highly developed hospitality industry to guarantee access to such facilities. Thailand fits that bill perfectly: with its world class hotels and other related facilities. So well developed is the hospitality industry in Thailand that the probability of a family traveling there missing comfortable accommodation is very low. Other things like nice places to eat out and tour guides to take the family around are also easily accessible.

Thailand has a huge variety of tourist attractions

This means that a family tour to Thailand is bound to be fun-filled. This also means that a person traveling with kids to Thailand is assured that the kids won’t get bored, as there is so much variety. It helps too that with its pristine beaches, Thailand is a very beautiful place and as a result of that fact, a Thai vacation is likely to be a memorable one for the family.

Getting around Thailand is easy

Thailand has invested heavily in transport infrastructure, and getting around the country is easy. For people traveling with their families, especially where kids are involved, one of the less desirable things would be a situation where they get stuck on the road.

Read more about getting around Thailand.

Thailand is an affordable destination

The affordability of Thailand as a travel destination means that, in the final analysis, one gets great value for money. With so many airlines going to Thailand, flying there is not an expensive affair. With so many hotels competing for clients in Thailand, staying there is not expensive either. Yet for its relatively low cost, Thailand has more to offer than other much costlier destinations.

Ready to go yet?!

The King looks upon daily life in Bangkok

The King looks upon daily life in Bangkok

Some people like the beach, but if you don’t then Bangkok’s excitement and energy might be for you.

Bangkok is a beautiful city, probably the most famous place in Thailand. It is one of the most visited cities all over the world. In addition, it is where you can find the wonderful view of the city in the combination of the old and new. It is a city in Thailand, which most of the beautiful temples are located. At this time, it is one of the recognized cities of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) because of maintaining its culture.

Why do so people want to visit Bangkok?

There are a lot of reasons why people always wanted to visit Bangkok. One of these reasons is anyone can get an easy to go around the city. You will never encounter trouble in going around the city because of the different transportation that you could use such as the MRT, motorcycles and taxis that are available all over Bangkok. Other reasons of people in visiting Bangkok are to taste their unique foods and visit their markets – which are known as the shopper’s paradise.

What are the things you can do in Bangkok?

Like other countries, there are many things that you can do which you will absolutely enjoy. However, Bangkok can give you a little bit different from other country since it gives you a unique and the best experience while you are in this city of Thailand. One of the best things to do while in Bangkok is to visit a huge number of temples. Indeed, there are plenty of beautiful and sacred temples that you can visit. Moreover, going to the weekend market is one of the best things that many people ever wanted to do in Bangkok. The weekend market is huge famous market where you can find everything and anything that you need.

How Bangkok gives a different style in food?

As you go to Bangkok, you could see that people are making different styles in order to serve delicious food to could fill your stomach. This is the reason why it is called food for the families. You will find plenty of delicious meals and good fruit across the market, either in the morning or evening. Bangkok is also known in having a night market where you could find various street foods with different and unique taste in a cheaper price. In addition, when you are having a tour around Bangkok, you can have a visit to the floating market and experience their delicious food. If you want to taste different kinds of food, then go to Bangkok and you will never be disappointed.

Why people wanted to come back to Bangkok?

People who experienced visiting Bangkok wanted to come back because of multiple reasons. Many people get a love at first sight in Bangkok while others appreciate when they stay in the city for a period of time. But whatever reasons on how they love Bangkok, they still in one reason why they always wanted to visit again the place and it is because of the people and the place itself which gives them comfort, easy access and enjoyment while visiting this beautiful city in Thailand. Moreover, they love Bangkok because of the many beautiful places they can visit.

Wikitravel has a range of good information on Bangkok.

Given the news of two British travellers murdered in Koh Tao a lot of the conversations I’ve had about Thailand of late has been about crime and safety. It’s not something I was planning on writing about so soon in my blog but given what’s gone on then I thought it best to address it and hopefully reassure people who are worried about it.

This article only deals with being the target of crime, rather than tourists being accused or arrested. That’s another good topic, one I hope to get to later.

There's, sadly, always the risk of crime wherever you are.

There’s, sadly, always the risk of crime wherever you are.

Crime does happen

First off, let’s be honest. Crime happens everywhere, and Thailand is no exception. While we don’t think about it, or at least not much, on holiday, the chances of being caught up or targeted do not disappear.

Indeed, tourism tends to attract a degree of crime. Where there are tourists, otherwise relaxed or distracted, off their guard there will be opportunists hoping to take advantage. From pickpockets targeting visitors to the Eiffel Tower, to people trying to overcharge for services or relying on misunderstandings to short change people, being a tourist sadly comes with a risk of being a target for crime. It is important to remember this.

However, violent crime against tourists is rare. It does happen, even in Thailand. Armed robbery form a small percentage of all robberies. Even more serious crimes like rape and murder do happen but are rarer still. Four million trips were made from the UK last year to Thailand, the vast majority (I’d say 99.9999% but I cannot find any good, authoritative figure) came home without incident.

Your major risks in Thailand tend to be corruption, petty theft, or other traditional tourist targeting scams.

The “Good” News

Furthermore, countries like Thailand where tourism makes up a consider able percentage of the economy make considerable efforts to keep tourists safe. Even if it is only so tourists aren’t put off by crime to other tourists, authorities have a vested interest in minimising the risk and harm to tourists.

Thailand has section of the police force – the Tourist Police – dedicated to protecting and assisting tourists in major tourist centres. These police tend to be quite visible, with manned booths or stations near or in major tourist areas and attractions, and are equipped for dealing with foreigners (for example, they will often have quick access to officers who speak other languages). If you need police assistance the Tourist Police should be your first target.

Additionally, major tourist sites have increasing surveillance in the form of CCTV cameras – even traditional full moon party beaches have them. And in the wake of the latest sad case, the authorities have been coming up with new ideas (however likely to work) to keep people safe.

And violent crimes against tourists in Thailand generate a major police response. Whilst if you are a victim this might be of little comfort, but it does act as a significant deterrent.

Keeping safe

So what can you do to keep safe? There are some precautions you can take to lessen your vulnerability. Most of these are common sense:

  • Avoid displaying too much wealth, such as flashing lots money about, and thus draw attention to yourself.
  • Likewise, avoid carrying anything you don’t want to lose, like an iPad.
  • Make sure bags that you carry around with you are as visible to you as possible, and not easy for someone going past to snatch.
  • Alcohol is a factor in a lot of tourist crime. Be careful how much you’re drinking so you are not affected by alcohol, or appear to be (which makes you a target. The same is applicable for drugs – if you seem out of it at all then you’ll draw attention as a target.
  • Stick to busier areas and at night make sure areas are well lit.

By following your instincts and using common sense you can reduce the chances you’ll be the target of some sort of criminal activity.

People travel for lots of different reasons. Some people love nature’s beauty, some people for peace and quiet and some love nothing more than a beautiful beach. There is a place that offers all three: In Thailand, one of the highlights and most famous island destination of travelers is the Phi Phi Islands, said to be some of the amazing islands in the world. The Phi Phi islands form an archipelago, which is composed of six islands with two of the islands very well known due to their lovely shores. These two main islands are Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh.

The famous beach of Ko Phi Phi Lee

The famous beach of Ko Phi Phi Lee

How to go to Phi Phi Islands?

The Phi Phi islands are perhaps the most beautiful and accessible islands that one can find in Southeast Asia. They are easily accessible from anywhere, especially for those who are already in Thailand because it just take around 45 minutes from Phuket via speedboat or 90 minutes by ferryboat to reach the islands.

What everyone expects to see in Phi Phi Islands?

There are many amazing things that you can find in these islands. You will be able to see fine, white sand beaches as well as exciting rock formations that surround the islands that will instantly confirm as you’ve arrived in this beautiful paradise. In addition, you can experience mountain climbing, exciting nightlife, and world-class diving. Though these islands carry a huge number of visitors, it is still easy to find beautiful and clean beaches lapped by wonderfully clear waters (of course).

Why there are many people want to go to Phi Phi Islands?

There are few places in the world where you can so easily find time for yourself in a quiet place without any distractions. This is one of the reasons people always come back in these islands. I’ve been back four times myself (lucky me!). One of the Phi Phi islands, Phi Phi Don, doesn’t even have roads which enable people to walk along the island at will completely safely, giving the whole place a very relaxed island vibe, and keeping it clear from automotive pollution. And on Phi Phi Leh there’s no permanent inhabitants at all, making it very easy to find some peace and quiet. Kids love to go to these islands not only for the awesome beaches but for the chance to experience and see turtles and other sea life up close.

What are the things you could do when you’re on these islands?

There are plenty of activities and tours you could experience while you are in the Phi Phi islands. These islands are said to be the perfect place for family outings since these islands are very family friendly. You can have experience cliff jumping and mountain climbing. You can also rent a boat for a whole day tour around the islands. There is nothing to worry in regards to food for there are a lot of restaurants that serve high quality and delicious meals. If you want to experience a world-class diving, these islands won’t disappoint you.