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The world famous Maya Bay, location of the film “The Beach” starring Leonardo Dicaprio, located in Phi Phi Ley, with white sandy beach, surrounded by gigantic limestone cliffs and coral reefs.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“beautiful beach” (217 reviews)
“rope ladder” (57 reviews)
on Phi Phi Ley, Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow, wow, wow!!! It's the most amazing places I have ever seen. Beautiful white soft sand beaches and crystal clear water. Wish I could stay there!!!

Thank Marissavh1
Reviewed 2 days ago

This island was like heaven. Blue water somewhere in the center of the sea with mountains around you. It feels amazing.

Thank ZainHaider7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a really nice beach with scenic views and clear water. However, you need to go early if you wanna appreciate it, enjoy the place, and get nice photos. I did the Maya Bay Sleep Aboard which was a great experience that let me see...More

Thank Ina V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to maya with a speed boat from phi phi at 6.30, there were 2 longboats there by that time. Got to make some pictures and enjoy an empty beach. At 7 people started to arrive and by 8 the beach was already full of...More

Thank Tanel R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Paid for a private taxi long-tail boat for 1300 thb. First stop was maya bay. Nice beach but then you have to pay another 400thb if you actually want to go on the beach. Spent about an hour there. Wasn't overly busy with tourists. Worth...More

1  Thank steven g
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach crystal clear water cliffs all around. Great beach to go to but the only problem is with all the good places they are packed. We went just before sunset after all the daytrippers about the boats are finished for the day but there...More

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went with another couple on a private hire long boat.Stunning beach, but you need to be there early. We set out between 06.30 & 07.00 and there was quite a few there before us.As we were leaving about an hour later the beach was...More

Thank Marty Q
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Go early. We arrived at 830 Am and it started getting busy. So, I️ can imagine if you went any later, the experience would not be the greatest. So my advice, go early.

Thank DG25XX
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Go early in the morning around 8-9am to avoid the crowd and really see the beauty of this island. We went by taxi boat from phi phi island, I think it's the best way to get the full paradise experience. Yes, lots of tourists (they...More

Thank KeshaCaringal
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You have to see this place to believe it! The scenery is just incredible. We were lucky enough to visit during which seemed to be a quieter time. The crowds were not half as bad as expected. Beach very clean, no rubbish in sight. Having...More

Thank 845joanna
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Raghav K
14 November 2017|
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Response from Kaivan S | Reviewed this property |
Speed boat is accessible to the beach.
23 October 2017|
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Response from Raghav K |
Hi, we are going with mom and dad. mom being 60 years old who wears the indian sari. do you think longtail boat to maya bay is not possible in this situation?
23 October 2017|
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Response from Larna E | Reviewed this property |
You can hire a private long boat and they will take you wherever you like, or you can go on an early morning tour. Going early (6am) is the only way to beat the crowd.