Hat Yao

Ko Phi-Phi

This stretch of pure-white south-coast beach is perfect for swimming, but don’t expect to have it to yourself – it’s lively and popular with families, couples and sporty types. You can walk here in 30 minutes from Ton Sai or take a long-tail (100B to 150B) from Ton Sai pier.

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Nearby Ko Phi-Phi attractions

1. Hat Hin Khom

0.34 MILES

Immediately east of Ao Ton Sai, this area has a few small white-sand beaches in rocky coves, some of them relatively quiet. It’s a 15-minute beach or…

2. Phi-Phi Viewpoint

0.98 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…

3. Hat Rantee

1.01 MILES

Still low-key, this small, remote, grey-gold eastern bay has a few modest family-run bungalows and good snorkelling. You can get here by long-tail from…

5. Hat Phak Nam

1.79 MILES

A gorgeous white-sand beach sharing the same bay as a small fishing hamlet. To get here, charter a long-tail from Ao Ton Sai (1000B; 200B by shared taxi…

6. Ao Lo Bakao


Ao Lo Bakao's fine stretch of northeastern palm-backed sand, ringed by dramatic hills, is one of Phi-Phi’s loveliest, with offshore views over aqua bliss…

7. Viking Cave

3.03 MILES

On the northeastern tip of the island, Viking Cave is a major collection point for outrageously valuable swifts' nests, the key components of the Chinese…

8. Ao Pileh

3.34 MILES

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…