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The world famous Maya Bay, location of the film “The Beach” starring Leonardo Dicaprio, located in Phi Phi Ley, with white sandy beach, surrounded by gigantic limestone cliffs and coral reefs.
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on Phi Phi Ley, Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice beach to go to but is a very touristy and busy beach. It’s v clean and the water is nice and warm!

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is heaven ... without the tourists of course. The setting for the movie "The Beach" ... so naturally the rourists would flock on this island. No one is allowed to stay over though. Must visit!!!

1  Thank CastelloPikkard
Reviewed 1 week ago

i travel alone to Thailand, lucky enough to get a good tour around phi phi with Mr. Chet long tail boat along with other 6 tourists. we went early morning so when we arrive at Maya bay, it's still not packaged with people. it's really...More

Thank Sartika_NS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wake up super early to go to maya bay. The beach is very small so if you go after 9 am it will too crowd to enjoy. If you are lucky you will be able to see small sharks. Its a beatiful place but as...More

Thank Lina Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, this touristy place is packed with so many people, but at least I still can see the beauty of it. I am Indonesian, and for what I saw, I found it a bit similar with Raja Ampat (more like the miniature of it, as...More

Thank edwinjustian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There’s no denying the beauty of this place but the sad reality is that there’s never a point when you can truly take that beauty in with the island covered by bustling tourists on every tiny inch of it. There is literally no space to...More

2  Thank Anton R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of thailand corals have been damaged by tourism and boat anchors. So it is quite a relief to find beaches where the marine life and coral is still rife! The water is warm and inviting! The coral is rich with sea creatures! Beautiful snorkeling!...More

1  Thank Sabzn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a private tour from Holiday Inn and it included a stop at this famous beach but we didn't even take advantage of it. As we were pulling in with the boat we could see "millions" of people on the beach and decided we...More

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bay and the small island are truly amazing, but unfortunately the amount of tourists makes it quite hard to enjoy (at least at the end of the rainy season, when we went). The bay is literally overfilled with boats and the beach full. There...More

Thank Denisa G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All i can say is maya isnt a worth ...way too crowded even if you go early.Theres other spots on phi phi lei which are better .. Better for snorkeling

1  Thank Honeyprince
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AmalH456
14 June 2018|
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Response from Dave B | Reviewed this property |
On the news the other day it said for FOUR months. Also as an FYI Phi Phi will also be virtually shut down as it’s the close season when they build and repair for next season starting in November.
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rocksteady516
8 June 2018|
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Response from Shashank A | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is unfortunately closed. I would personally suggest you to look at Krabi,over PhiPhi islands. Its less explored, secluded & a place to be as a couple to enjoy the togetherness
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Ryant_ir
4 June 2018|
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Response from zoeliana | Reviewed this property |
It’s unfortunate you will miss Maya Bay when you visit but so many other places to enjoy so don’t let that spoil or change your plans. Back in March we were based on Bangtao Beach in Phuket and went on 3 tours in total... More
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