Ao Pileh

Ko Phi-Phi

One of two gorgeous emerald lagoons that await in Phi-Phi Leh's interior, Pileh lies on the eastern coast. It's predictably busy, but the thrill of kayaking between these towering limestone walls never gets old.

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1. Viking Cave

0.34 MILES

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2. Ao Maya

0.53 MILES

Dramatically flanked by green-clad cliffs, majestic Ao Maya sits on Phi-Phi Leh's western shoreline. In 2000, its beautiful sands were controversially…

3. Hat Yao

3.34 MILES

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4. Hat Hin Khom

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6. Phi-Phi Viewpoint

4.09 MILES

The strenuous Phi-Phi viewpoint climb is a steep, rewarding 20- to 30-minute hike up hundreds of steps and narrow twisting paths. Follow the signs on the…

7. Hat Rantee

4.31 MILES

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8. Hat Phak Nam

4.92 MILES

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