Hat Laem Thong

Ko Phi-Phi

This northeastern beach is long, white and sandy with a small chow lair (sea gypsies, also spelt chao leh) settlement at its northern end. Despite the upmarket offerings, the beach is pretty busy and the hotels are close together. A long-tail charter from Ao Ton Sai costs 1200B; hotels also arrange transfers.

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