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Long tail boat in Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi Ley, Thailand. 

A slice of paradise is waiting for you during Phi Phi Island holidays. This sprawling group of islands lays claim to some of the best beaches in Thailand, with white sands, clear waters, year-round sunshine, and plenty of shade provided on swinging hammocks under canopies of trees.

Sunshine and smiles are constant factors of holidays in Phi Phi Island, where the warmest of welcomes is granted to visitors. Your Thai hosts can never do enough for holidaymakers.

The island group lies off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea and can be reached by ferry from Krabi, on the mainland, or from the large island of Phuket, which is to the west. Ko Phi Phi Don is the largest of the islands, with Ko Phi Phi Leh, Ko Yao Noi and three smaller islands making up the rest of the Phi Phi Islands.

Phi Phi Don is where you'll find the majority of the action, though the action is rather sedate and laid back compared to other resorts in Thailand.

There's a variety of accommodation, from high-end hotels to backpacker digs, where every taste and budget is catered for.

Scenes from Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach were filmed on the islands, with Phi Phi Leh's Maya Beach taking the honours as “the beach”. Boats will whisk you to this glorious piece of tropical coastline but there are plenty of other hidden coves to discover on boat trips, and others won't be as packed as this famous beach.

When you've found your own spot of paradise, be sure to explore the green and blue waters - diving and snorkelling are excellent here, and kite boarders will be in their element too. Activities also abound inland, with rock climbing proving to be a hugely popular way to pass the time. 

If all you want to do is simply get away from it all and have your aches and pains massaged away, there are a number of quality spa resorts to select from.

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Weather

Bask in tropical temperatures year round with daily averages around 30C. December to April is the best time to visit the Phi Phi Islands as this is considered to be dry season. From May to November the skies can be overcast and rainfall is frequent.

Events

Chinese New Year; February: Herald the beginning of the Chinese New Year while on your holidays in Phi Phi Island. Ferries and accommodation will be busy during this colourful period of festivities.

Songkran; April: This festival celebrates the first day of the New Year of the Thai calendar. You might forget that though, as the event has become famous for the water-throwing antics of young locals and visitors. Leave valuables in your dry room and join in the wet fun.

Andaman Sea Festival; November: Thought of as the start of the tourist season, the main water-based action happens in Krabi, which you can skip over to from Phi Phi, or you might catch some fun on the islands.