It's difficult to miss Phi Phi The Beach Resort as it slowly spreads over the hillside behind Long Beach.
The oversized bungalows, with their equally oversized verandas, really make no effort whatsoever to blend into the surrounds but the payoff from this legion of wooden mushrooms is for the guests, who get to enjoy tremendous views across the water to the distant cliffs and Phi Phi Leh. There are a lot of rooms, 110 in all, and the back rows are a long and quite steep climb from the beach and restaurant. Buggy service is provided, however. Everything you'd expect in a full-service resort is here: dive shop, restaurant, bar, massage and spa centre, and a peanut-shaped pool set just back from the sands. They're a tad overpriced for the standard, but competitive for Long Beach. Breakfast is included. In high season reservations are strongly recommended. Nearby Phi Phi Hill offers the same views at a fraction of the price (high season only).
By Lana Willocks
Last updated on 12th February, 2016.