5 must-do things in Ko Phi Phi

Catch the beautiful sunrise and sunset from the viewpoint.

Although the possibilities are endless in Ko Phi Phi, here are the top five picks to see and do while you’re holidaying there:

1. Try the enormous pizza slices

These face-sized slices of pizza are delicious and priced very reasonably. Rest assured that one slice can keep you satiated for hours.

2. Climb your way up to the viewpoints

If you are not the kind to workout, this might be challenging for you. However, you will find the climb worth it when you reach the viewpoint at the top.

You will get a breathtaking panorama of the island. Spend a few more hours here and you will be able to catch the beautiful sunrise and sunset!

Timings for sunrise and sunset at the Ko Phi Phi Viewpoint:

Sunrise:

April – November: 6.00 – 6.30 am
December – March: 6.30 – 7.00 am

Sunset:

February – July: 6.00 – 6.45 pm
August – January: 6.00 – 6.30 pm

Remember to bring at least one bottle of ice-cold water, which will eventually turn warm, and some local currency for the entrance fee.

No alcohol is allowed as it is a Muslim area. There are a few stalls which sell ice-cream and soft drinks in case you desperately need to get hydrated. The journey to the top takes approximately 25 minutes.

By nightfall, the beach turns into party central.

3. Party at slinky beach bar 

Get your alcohol fix, dance, make new friends and get the hair on your hands and chest singed by participating in their crazy flame fuelled performances and games.

You can jump through a hoop on fire, skip ropes on fire, or attempt to shimmy under a bar set on fire in a sizzling game of limbo.

You have not been to Ko Phi Phi if you do not spend a night exploring the bars along Lo Dalum.

4. Experience the full and half moon parties

Isn’t this why you made Ko Phi Phi your destination in the first place? Phi Phi is second to Phangan when it comes to parties, but they sure do know how to celebrate the good life.

It’s easy to get inked as tattoo parlours are everywhere.

5. Get a tattoo

Every street is littered with tattoo parlours. Pick a day, pick a parlour, pick your design and get inked, Think of all the stories you’ll be able to share with your grandchildren one day.

This article first appeared in rollinggrace.com

Grace Ng is a serial wanderluster, solo female traveler, award-winning recipe developer and travel writer.