Top things to do

Top Choice Viewpoint in Ko Phi-Phi

Phi-Phi Viewpoint

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 road heading northeast from Ton Sai Village; most people will…
Top Choice Turkish in Ko Phi-Phi


This Mediterranean newcomer has swiftly become the restaurant of choice for discerning travellers and expats, thanks to its super selection of kebabs served on sizzling plates, salads and wraps. Also does fine burge…
Top Choice Thai in Ko Phi-Phi

Esan Ganeang

On an alley jammed with hole-in-the-wall places favoured by the locals, family-run Esan Ganeang has fantastic and authentic dishes from the Isan region in northeast Thailand. Come here for fiery salads and soups, as…
Top Choice International in Ko Phi-Phi


Swing by this local expat fave for homemade breakfast bagels topped with everything from smoked salmon to meatballs. or specials like avocado-and-feta toast, served in a bright and pleasant cafe-style atmosphere. Ot…
Top Choice Seafood in Ko Phi-Phi


Break out of your posh resort to eat at this fine and relaxed, semi-open-air seafood place right in the middle of idyllic Laem Thong beach. The fresh fish (pay by the weight), lovingly grilled, is the draw, but it a…
Lake in Ko Phi-Phi

Ao Pileh

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.
Cave in Ko Phi-Phi

Viking Cave

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 speciality bird's-nest soup. Nimble collectors scamper up fra…
Bay in Ko Phi-Phi

Ao Maya

Dramatically flanked by green-clad cliffs, majestic Ao Maya sits on Phi-Phi Leh's western shoreline. In 1999, its beautiful sands were controversially used as a set for The Beach, based on Alex Garland's cult novel.…
Thai in Ko Phi-Phi

Papaya Restaurant

Cheap, tasty and spicy. Here’s some real-deal Thai food served in heaping portions. It has your basil and chilli, all the curries, sôm·đam (spicy green papaya salad) and đôm yam, too.
Bar in Ko Phi-Phi

Banana Bar

The 'alt' bar destination in Ton Sai Village, inland for those seeking to escape the house and techno barrage on the beach, Banana is spread over multiple levels. Climb to the rooftop, or lounge on cushions on the r…