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Phi Phi to Maya Beach & back

  • Vaishali

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    What are the various transport options from Phi Phi to Maya Beach and back. I would like to spend a few hours at Maya Beach. Pls help!

    #1 Posted: 5/1/2014 - 06:51

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  • Brute

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    If you have anyone with you you can talk to any taxi boat and most will take you there for cheaper than any of the tours, I think 200baht/person and we had about 6 boat hours

    #2 Posted: 5/1/2014 - 10:43

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    #3 Posted: 5/1/2014 - 17:35

  • Vaishali

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    Brute,
    Thanks for replying. We are 3 adults and more interested in spending time on Maya Beach than in boat hours. Shall we hire a taxi boat for 200 THB each? How is a taxi boat different from a boat? Are taxi boat drivers looking out for customers and they hail or scream or just look at us ?
    When is the right time to start from Phi Phi? and right time to return keeping in mind the tide at Maya? Is Maya a good beach from a swimmer's perspective?

    #4 Posted: 6/1/2014 - 03:13

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    Tide times change everyday all around the world. Boats are always looking for customers but I feel they may regret it here.

    #5 Posted: 6/1/2014 - 04:11

  • tezza

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    Um, I'll add my 20 cents worth.
    The Beach these days is a major attraction and tends to draw day-trippers from Phuket and Krabi not to mention PP itself, in huge numbers. Past few call ins to Maya Bay (my usual Phuket-PP ferry tends to do a circumnavigation of PP Ley before heading for the Ton Sai pier on PP Don) it's been boat-jam central at abt 1100.
    My suggestion - hire a local boat from the bigger island to get you across there before the crowds (I'd be leaving around 0930). If you like people watching as I do, stay on for an hour or so to watch the circus.
    The eastern side of PP Ley has so many gorgeous inlets, caves etc I'd be getting my boat guy to take me back to the main island via that side.

    #6 Posted: 7/1/2014 - 00:44

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