A Beach to Remember: Maya Bay Beach

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Maya Bay (Loh Maya) is one of the most famous beaches of the world, located on the smaller of the Phi Phi Islands, the Phi Phi Ley. It’s fame is undeniably due to the 2000 Hollywood smash which was shot here, directed by Academy award winner Danny Boyle, and starred by Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Beach
The Beach Movie Poster

The Phi Phi Ley island that Maya Bay is on, is a national park, and no accommodation facilities are established here. The only way to access Maya Bay is to take the daily boat tours from Tonsai Bay on Koh Phi Phi Don, or to rent a boat again from Koh Phi Phi Don. There are also some overnight camping tours to Maya Bay available, and you can sleep on the beach joining them.

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Entering the forest behind Maya Bay
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Phi Phi Islands and Phuket was hit by a Tsunami in 2004, killing 5000 in Thailand. Tsunami signs can be seen everyhwhere on Phi Phi Islands.
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Following the path into Koh Phi Phi Ley
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At the end of the pathway there are some stairs. Climbing, you will face with the following scenery:
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Dreaimlike scenery at the end of the path behind Maya Bay. Here is a smaller bay where you can also swim or enjoy snorkeling.
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One of the most beautiful points I've ever stood on!


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