Phi Phi offers fun for the whole family, as the archipelago lets adults and kids alike enjoy sunshine, soft sands and clear waters. There are 6 islands in total, and they all have something fun in store, though the majority of your vacation will be on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest and only inhabited island in the archipelago.

    You'll find plenty to see and do with the family while you're here, whether you're interested in stunning views or brilliant natural features. Numerous activities are available throughout that take full advantage of the enticing nature. Check out some of the best family things to do in Phi Phi.


    Snorkeling in Phi Phi

    Peek into an underwater world

    Snorkeling in Phi Phi is one of the most popular activities thanks to the clear waters and abundance of sea life that you and your family can explore. When the tide is right, you can see coral and an array of fish just by peeking under the water in a mask.

    The snorkeling locations are particularly good for families because they're remarkably shallow and kid-friendly, so you don't need prior experience to enjoy everything snorkeling here has to offer. You'll find spots all across the archipelago, with some of the most notable being Hin Klang and Monkey Bay.

    Location: Thailand


    Kayaking in Phi Phi

    Take to the water

    Kayaking in Phi Phi offers family fun and adventure with calm waters that adults and kids alike can enjoy. Kayaking is less of an intense activity here, and more of a way to take in the sights while leisurely traveling between islands.

    Getting your hands on a kayak is easy thanks to the abundance of hires available on Ko Phi Phi Don beaches. Some of the local hotels have kayak hires available too, so keep that in mind when booking. You'll find opportunities for kayaking all across the shores of the main island.

    Location: Thailand


    Scuba Diving In Phi Phi

    Explore beneath the waves

    Scuba diving in Phi Phi allows you and your family to explore the rich biodiversity underneath the waves in crystal-clear waters. The rock formations and geological features the archipelago is known for continue underwater, where you can appreciate their beauty from an entirely different perspective.

    When you dive here, you'll find plenty of underwater creatures to see including seahorses, mantis shrimp and triggerfish. You'll find plenty of instructors to help you and anyone in your family out if they've never been diving before. Diving spots are plentiful around the main island.

    Location: Thailand


    Shark-Watching Tours

    Swim with the sharks

    Shark watching tours allow you and your family to swim side by side with these incredible and often misunderstood creatures in a safe environment. Blacktip reef sharks are particularly plentiful off the coast of Ko Phi Phi, and the experience is safe if you take the proper precautions.

    Local shark tours offer everything you and your family need to be safe and get up close to these fascinating creatures. While there are tours all across the islands, one of the most popular is along the eastern end of Long Beach at Phi Phi Small Shark Point.

    Location: Thailand


    Monkey Bay

    Visit a nearby bay

    Monkey Bay is home to impressive beaches, beautiful natural features and a local population of monkeys. The macaques here can be interesting to look at, but it's best not to get too close. Years of travelers coming through have made them expect food from humans.

    At this bay, you'll find a golden sand beach perfect for bathing and relaxation. Getting to this bay means venturing out by boat. You can hire a long-tail boat to take you and your family here, or you can paddle yourself in a sea kayak. Either way, it takes about half an hour to reach this destination.

    Location: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand


    Loh Dalum

    Enjoy an enclosed bay with warm waters

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    Loh Dalum is a cozy and isolated bay known for its calm, warm waters and soft white sands. Waves are virtually nonexistent here, so it's especially popular with families with younger children, as they can splash around without worry.

    One of the more interesting aspects of this bay is that the water is shallow and warms quite easily in the sun. Because of this, it often feels like a warm bath, which can be refreshing when compared to the cold waters of other local beaches. It's located on the main island on the north side of the isthmus.

    Location: Andaman Sea, 81000, Thailand


    Loh Bagao

    See a picturesque, postcard-worthy beach

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    Loh Bagao is a bay with a beach that shows off the natural beauty of Phi Phi with white sands and inviting waters. The beach is perfect for relaxing and bathing, so your family can find fun no matter what kind of experience you're looking for.

    When you visit this beach, you'll find easy access to conveniences and amenities. Unlike the more isolated beaches and bays, this one is lined with bungalows, shops and eateries, so you won't have to go far to grab a bite or indulge in a bit of retail therapy. It's located on the northeastern coast of the main island.

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    Location: Unnamed Rd, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand

    Open: 24/7


    Monkey Beach

    Enjoy a beach at the foot of a limestone cliff

    Monkey Beach is a stunning beachfront in Tonsai Bay where you'll find white sands set between emerald waters and towering cliffs. You and your family can find satisfaction in taking in the aesthetic beauty of this beach, but that's just the beginning of what it has to offer.

    You can go for a swim or take a boat out into the water, though snorkeling is among the most popular activities. As the name suggests, this beach is also home to a population of monkeys. It's all located on the southwestern side of Tonsai Bay.

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    Location: Krabi 81000, Thailand

    Open: 24/7


    Phi Phi Island-Hopping Tours

    Travel throughout the archipelago

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    Phi Phi island-hopping tours allow you and your family to explore the main island and beyond, taking in the breathtaking natural features found throughout the archipelago. You'll find quite a few different ways to explore, though most take you by boat to the different islands.

    The type of boat you travel on depends on the type of tour you opt for. You can book a tour on a more luxurious boat with food and drink provided, or you can get a speedboat that's efficient and often stops in spots perfect for snorkeling. You'll find these tours setting out from all over the main island.

    Location: Thailand


    Phi Phi Viewpoint

    See Phi Phi from a different perspective

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    The Phi Phi Viewpoint is one of the best spots for taking in stunning views of the island and its natural splendor. You and your family can hike up to the viewpoint along a path that's fairly easy to traverse, so even younger kids typically won't have problems hiking up.

    When you reach the viewpoint, you'll find an incredible line of sight across the island where you'll see emerald waters cut by speedboats leaving white waves in their wake. Farther inland, you can see buildings and trees against a backdrop of greenery-covered limestone cliffs. The viewpoint is located near the center of the island on the east side of the isthmus.

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    Location: Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi 81000, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5.30 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +66 88 385 6628


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