Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi Don

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*** Please note that Maya Bay has been closed to tourists indefinitely due to damage caused to the ecosystem. ***

Take a trip to Maya Bay, the picturesque alcove featured in the 2000 film "The Beach," based on Alex Garland's book of the same name. Relax on the pleasant white sand or head out into the turquoise water on a diving or snorkeling trip to explore the diverse marine environment. Facilities nearby are basic, yet convenient and nice enough to cater to the large amount of international tourists visiting the site each year. Before you head to Ko Phi Phi Don, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ko Phi Phi Don trip builder , to make sure you see all that Ko Phi Phi Don has to offer, including Maya Bay.
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  • The beach at Maya Bay is incredibly beautiful! But it is extremely full of tourists from all corners of the world. You can try to go in times that she's a little less crowded but runs a high risk of finding the beach with the tide low which creates visual impact.
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  • Saw it from a distance because it was still closed (closed due to the exploitation of tourists arriving in avalanches). It is still a paradise corner in spectacular surroundings. If you don't change opinion again, the beach will reopen in December 2018.
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  • We did an early morning trip back in April and we loved it. We left at 6am and got on the Island to watch the sunrise and its was beautiful and peaceful. I would 100% not visit any time past 11/12ish ...  more »
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  • i think best beach in tha world _ so cold water and nice view . water like e Glass Mirror ..( Every Year - 01 Jun To 30 September.... off ) only 8 Month Open!!
  • A true gem in Southern Thailand. Got its famous status from the movie The Beach. Turquoise colored bay with a mass tourism overrunning this place. Have a hike up the mountain to have a better view point. Only accessible by boat. When visiting Phi Phi Island do not miss to visit Maya Bay...
  • "The Beach" movie shoot location. Its a beautiful beach in Phi Phi. You have to go by ferry or boat here. 400 baht is the national park fee here apart from what you to ferry tour. Its quite expensive. No doubt its beautiful but not worth 400baht.
  • Happy this jem is temporarily closed! Too many visitors not picking up their trash. :( Beautiful place to see.
  • That's right it's a paradise. The color of water and views...but people, too much of them...
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