Ill be staying on phiphi don for a couple nights. Would like to go to maya bay bamboo and mosquito island..
Easy to hire longboat day before? Any recommendations ? Ill be staying at viking nature resort its on the outskirts of phiphi don
We've been in all those places (except mosquito because was already close) last month. Bamboo it's gorgeous for us the most beautiful island of all way more beautiful and less crowded than Maya Bay. You can get long tail boats very easily there is no need to pre book them, every time you pass a Center street there will be people offering to take you anywhere by long tail boat. If you go to Bamboo by long tail it will take you at least 45min which is a long time and super uncomfortable. We did a speed boat tour by Chao Koh Group speed boat. Was actually the most expensive one 1600THB (not expensive for euros conversion) and the money was all worth it! We had 8 people on board on a speed boat that accommodates 25, plenty of space available and it looked like a private tour. Lunch included, fruit all day, bottle water and coke all day too! The crew was amazing! They advertised 3h in Maya Bay but then they told us we would stay there 1h and then go to bamboo island for 3h instead because Maya Bay would be super crowded and they were right! In 30min there was 500 people on a super small beach. We are so glad they took us to bamboo island, it's speechless! Have a nice time there!
on viking you can do a daytour for 750baht excl. 400 park fee around phi phi incl. bamboo , which is horrible whilest the hords of people and boats . see picture , mosquito is as nice as bamboo but you can't visit because it is closed for public whilest the tourists damaged the corals and rest. so passing by is great as for the whole tour but you won 't be alone in paradise. tour starts at 10am and 11.30 am for 6 hours.
The easiest way is to ask the hotel. We have also been at Viking Nature Resort. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They can certainly help in this matter. Have a nice trip.
In principle hiring a long tail boat is easy, just check with the resort. You can visit all of the places within a day - morning Bamboo and mosquito island and afternoon on Maya and the Phi Phi Le laguna - the boat for four hours is around 2000-3000 Bath
There are also daily trips if you want to go on the less expensive that cover all the places but still check how they are from your hotel as they normally start around 9:00 from Ton Sai Pier
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