Koh Phi Phi

Koh Phi Phi is actually an archipelago of six islands about 40km away from Krabi – Phi Phi Leh and Phi Phi Don being the main two. Phi Phi Don is the largest of the islands and the only one which is inhabited. Just a short 45 minute journey from Phuket will transport you to this tropical paradise where fine, white sandy beaches abound and breathtaking rock formations rise from the vivid turquoise waters surrounding the islands. Both islands are part of the Hat Noppharat Thara/Koh Phi Phi National Marine Park.

Koh Phi Phi can be reached by boat either from Krabi or Phuket. The journey takes about two and a half hours. Regular boats from Ao Nang to Koh Phi Phi are also available during high season.

Fact File

CapitalBangkok

LanguageThai (English widely spoken)

ClimateThailand’s climate is tropical, high both in temperature and humidity. April and May are the hottest months of the year. June sees the beginning of the South West Monsoon, and brings with it the rainy season, which continues intermittently until the end of October. From November to the end of February the climate is much less trying with a cooling north east breeze and a reduction in the humidity level. The north and north east are generally cooler than Bangkok in winter, and hotter in summer. In the far north, temperatures can occasionally drop as low as 2°C

CurrencyThai Baht (THB)

VisaRequired for stays exceeding 30 days

HealthAdvised immunisation against malaria, hepatitis, polio, typhoid, tetanus and cholera

PassportsMust be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from Thailand

Time ZoneGMT + 7 hours