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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 18 October 2011

We went into Maya Bay on the boat during the lunch break in our diving and thought it was beautiful. However the beach and the bay were packed with boats and people. Really not the nicest place to enjoy a peacefull piece of paradise.

Date of experience: October 2011
Thank kendalllikestotravel
Reviewed 18 October 2011

nothing much into it, seems to be a hyped up place b'cas of hollywood flick

Date of experience: August 2011
Thank mildmilind
Reviewed 27 September 2011

Very disappointed with Maya Bay. The scenery was lovely and the waters really clear. But the beach too crowded with tourists and boats....

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank Stephy2007
Reviewed 26 September 2011

amazing beaches in that area! gotta stay in phi phi don, and spend a day in a boat tour to phi phi le to visit maya bay and do some snorkeling. the beach is kinda full of tourists even in the low season, but still...More

Date of experience: August 2011
Thank bigmedaglia
Reviewed 18 August 2011

The beach itself is so beautiful, scenic view with green crystal water. We took a day trip tour from patong by speed boat which the cost about THB 1100/pax. When arriving maya bay around 9:30 am, this place was full of hundreds people around the...More

Date of experience: May 2011
Thank novotnyp
Reviewed 15 August 2011

Definitely worth seeing, but the beach is quite dirty with rubbish. The water is still clear and the rocks are quite stunning. The island has washrooms which is more than we thought they would have. Don't expect much though. This island has many tourists which...More

Date of experience: August 2011
1  Thank jmagee1985
Reviewed 29 July 2011

Very hyped up as it is where the beach is shot. Cruise here not that expensive around 200 baht by longtail. Overall quite pretty but 4 island tour from krabi much better. More to see with much less people. The bay and island itself are...More

1  Thank chillibaby
Reviewed 28 July 2011

I am sure this place is serene and beautiful on its own, however, I do not believe that it will ever be empty. Tour boats drop tourist flocks off each hour, by the hour. You arrive by either hiking 10 minutes across the island or...More

Date of experience: February 2011
Thank JohnShoe118
Reviewed 9 July 2011

Ever since I saw the film the Beach I have dreamed of visting Maya Bay and seeing if it is actually as beautiful as it is depicted to be. The time had finally come, we booked a two night stay at the Bayview Resort on...More

Date of experience: July 2011
9  Thank MelissaLee89
Reviewed 25 June 2011

i can say one thing... the most amazing beach u can ever see in ur life...

Date of experience: November 2010
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