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Ko Phi Phi - Book in Advance?

  • alexahart

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    10th April, 2012
    Posts: 3

    I am currently in Krabi, Thailand. My boyfriend and I are thinking of going to Ko Phi Phi in a few days. Phi Phi seems really pricey online, and a fellow traveler told us that if we just show up and look around, we will be able to find a place and may get accommodation for a better deal.

    Does anyone know if we can do that? We would also be arriving on a Saturday. Not sure if that makes a big difference. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Alexa

    #1 Posted: 10/4/2012 - 05:42

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  • tezza

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    Posts: 1306
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    Um, normally I'd say lob up and use the touts at the pier - but Sat thru Monday is Sonkran which is one of the bigger Thai holiday periods - I understand the islands can be pretty busy then.
    Knowing this, I booked Sunday night online for my arrival on Phi Phi (and I rarely book ahead when travelling alone).

    #2 Posted: 10/4/2012 - 23:53

  • moorhouse22

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    I have to wonder why travelers are still going to Phi Phi?Very very bad vibes

    #3 Posted: 11/4/2012 - 07:02

  • longbeach

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    28th March, 2012
    Posts: 307

    Phi Phi is expensive however you pay. I'd stay in Krabi.

    #4 Posted: 11/4/2012 - 09:38

  • alexahart

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    Thanks Tezza for the advice. Big fan of your blog as well. We ended up booking a place yesterday. However, we are now worried about going since those massive earthquakes just hit, and we had to evacuate from the tsunami warning today in Krabi. It was pretty scary for me, and I am not sure if boats will be running to Phi Phi.

    @Moorhouse22 - We've got a bunch of days over in this area, so we were hoping to split our time amongst a bunch of the islands. Also, Phi Phi has some good diving, and we were hoping to do a couple dives. Phi Phi definitely has mixed reviews from travelers, so I understand where you're coming from.

    #5 Posted: 11/4/2012 - 09:39

  • longbeach

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    Doubt boats will run tomorrow with a possible tsunami coming in. I'd be staying in Krabi Town and enjoying the markets.

    #6 Posted: 11/4/2012 - 09:43

  • alexahart

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    Posts: 3

    @longbeach - We are enjoying Krabi, so we won't mind sticking around more and seeing the markets. Looks like all the tsunami warnings have been called off, which is great news, but who knows, maybe there will be more earthquakes/aftershocks.

    Agoda.com has some good deals. We found a place (rated #1 B&B/Inn on Tripadvisor) on Agoda for a good deal.

    #7 Posted: 11/4/2012 - 10:11

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