Everyone might have heard about the movie "The beach"starring Leonardo di Caprio filmed in 1999. This movie was shot at Maya beach and therefore this is one of the famous tourist attractions.
As we were short of time we decided to take a half day trip with a speedboat as it was covering most of the places in less time. We opted for booking the same through a local agent as through negotiations we could reduce the price of the travel. The best part of the trip was that we had a private speedboat with just one more couple sharing the boat with us.
We started the trip by visiting the "Monkey beach" which is a small beach full of monkeys. People spend time here clicking photographs with the monkeys but honestly we were too scared to go near them.
The next spot was the famous Maya Bay. The beach near the bay is closed since 2018 for tourist visits, so we had to see the beach from a far off distance. The place has white sandy beach sorrounded by gigantic limestone cliffs and lush green water. It is also famous for coral reefs. Though we couldn't visit the beach but we surely enjoyed the view and the activity thereafter- Snorkeling. At the beginning we we're too scared to even dip in water as we are non swimmers we had seen alot many movie with sharks feeding on the human being. But trust me there couldn't have been a better experience than going inside the water and observing the marine life too magnified. People who are too afraid to do scuba must definitely opt for snorkeling.
After having fun at snorkeling, we visited a lagoon- Phi Ley lagoon which had even greater picturesque view. It is an impressive sight and you can get lot many good photographs here.
The trip to Phi phi ended with lot many beautiful memories. I can definitely say that Phi phi is my favorite island and is a must visit for everyone who wants to fall in love with nature.