Every month, thousands of determined tourist groups land in Thailand’s famous Phi Phi islands for their dose of the legendary “The Beach”! Yes, the very beach that was made famous by “The Beach” movie of 2000 – after all, it was the highlight of the movie!
Where exactly is “The Beach”?
Phi Phi islands is a group of five islands in the Andaman sea. The only populated island is the biggest island – Koh Phi Phi Don. However, “The Beach” is Maya bay of the uninhabited Koh Pi Phi Leh. Actually, the island is not completely uninhabited – the lucky island warden gets to live there.
Our Obsession with “The Beach”
A few years back, my best friend and I also decided to visit “The Beach”. However, there was ONE problem that was glaring at our faces. We saw many people’s vacation pictures and to our dismay, Maya Bay appeared to be disgustingly full in all the pictures. We also read on many blog websites where people had complained that the bay was full of longtail boats bringing tourists in large numbers from the nearby Krabi, Phuket and Ko Phi Phi Don. In most of the pictures, the beach was not visible at all because it had too many people on it!
(To know more of what Sonal and Sandro did to make the most out of their trip to Maya Bay click here – https://drifterplanet.com/maya-bay-the-best-way-to-experience-the-beach/ )