The once cozy and awesome place on Phi Phi Don, Monkey Beach now turned into a beach for walking a mass tourist. You and yourself you know that any beach bounty can be spoiled if unloaded on It has thirty boats of noisy people.
Azure sea close the sides of the boat, the horizon is set with silhouettes catamarans and yachts, on the shore not overflowed among the colorful shawls and swimsuits, and now you already understand that a trip to paradise the place turns into a fucking farce.
Maya Bay suffers from the same problem – too many people. So that the only thing you can do for yourself is to sail to Monkey Beach before the daytime tourist wave, or after it.
The content of the article
- 1 Description of the beach
- 2 Entry into the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach Photos
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find a beach
- 8 beach map
Wild beach with wild monkeys. Monkey Beach Beach faces north, has incomplete three hundred meters of length and width of a sandy strip from zero (at high tide) up to 30 meters (at low tide). Along the edges it is separated from the rest of the island is high mountains with rocky, steep shores, so you can get to Monkey Beach only by sea.
The distance from Lo Dalama is insignificant, something around kilometers, so that people easily rent kayaks and get minutes for 15-20. For the lazy, there is an option with a taxi, but there already bargaining begins around the time at the beach and the cost trips, an average of 400 baht for 2 hours. But it’s worth it: ideally fine white sand that dries up in the sun becomes almost white.
Entry, depth and waves
The shore is shallow and goes under water with a slight slope of about per hundred meters. The first 30 will consist of clean sand, walk for which gives almost erotic pleasure, but then stones and debris of the reef begin, which can be clearly seen when low tide.
The beach is quite bathable, with high water you can go by chest in the sea and never step on a stone. With the waves of business things are like on average in the hospital: they are in the wind, and in calm weather here is the ideal surface of the water and tropical classic views (of course, if you haven’t sailed to the island as part of excursions at rush hour.)
Sun beds and shade
The beach is completely wild, on an isolated stretch of Phi Phi Island Don, therefore, there is no talk of any comforts here – neither umbrellas, nor deck chairs or bars. From the staff – only local monkeys.
Take beach mats with you and enjoy the thick vegetation Monkey Beach, which, thanks to its geographic location gives a lot of natural shade at any time of day
Although according to my observations, passing tourists do not stay here for a long time, and independent kayakers calmly manage without extra furniture and sunbathe right on the sand. If they are allowed to macaques.
Manki Beach, Phi Phi Don Island
The Monkey Beach beach infrastructure is a warning poster. They are told not to feed the monkeys and, in principle, to fear them – as No problem, and these are wild animals and they can bite you. Monkey are also the only local attraction which can both amuse and cripple the tourist.
I especially recommend not to relax parents with children. Little girl I don’t know that I don’t need to show my macaques teeth (a sign of aggression) and certainly not worth trying to stroke them or not to give what they taken away. Cases of bites continue to float regularly, and this is not just painful, but also troublesome – no one’s shots for rabies canceled.
Houses and hotels on the beach
There are no homes for rent and hotels on Monkey Beach. In this place it is physically impossible to put even a frail hut – a strip of sand ends with cliffs of rock that crumbled from steep stone slope encircling the entire bay.
Among the stones and on the rocks themselves grow deciduous trees, on which only local monkeys can move. And, in tide time almost the entire beach is hidden by the sea, so don’t it turns out to put even some kind of temporary building on the beach itself.
This is a truly wild place, but only from 4 pm to 10 am in the morning, while there are no tourists. By the way, monkeys can not go to the beach waiting for boats – they already know that food is coming to the noisy boating
Under the link below, you will be transferred to the general list of hotels on Phi Phi Don, but you click on the icon with the map and there you already decide on options for accommodation on Monkey Beach. The island is so small that Roomguru doesn’t even try to share hotels along the beaches.
Hotels in Phi Phi →
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How to find the beach
For starters, look at its location on Google map and mark yourself with a marker on your smartphone, but I don’t think that Independent people need to talk about navigators. But if you are going to go there as part of the excursion, then in any Tell a travel agency or boatman two words: “semolina beach”.
After that, add “how mache” and start bargaining, but without fanaticism. 350-400 baht is quite an adequate price for two or three hours of work of the boatman who will bring you to Monkey Beach, ibid wait and return back to the isthmus of Phi Phi Don.
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