Between Tonsai and Long Beach, Phi Phi Don Island is steep stretch of coast along which an interesting pedestrian path is laid trail. Interesting in the sense that it is partially coated, and partly – the usual path in the jungle, with stones and snags, and suddenly opening cozy beaches.
The places are very nice and interesting, with tall trees on rocks, and a short strip of sand with a chic shadow. Such beaches on the way you come across three: opposite Arayaburi Resort and a little further – near the buildings of Viking Nature Resort. For easy orientation on the ground, the tourists called them so: Viking-1 beach and the beach Viking 2. The original Thai name for this part of the coast is Ao Hin. Khom (Ao Hin Khom).
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
Two cozy snatch for sealings. Like all short beaches, the description of the Vikings was very short. Viking-1 has 50 meters long and up to 10 meters wide.
The first beach I went almost without stopping, so there is no major close up with sand, but it’s shallow and soft near the water, and closer to forest becomes larger and with impurities of shells, leaves and wood.
On the Viking-2, the length is even less – only 35 meters and the width is slightly more – up to 15 meters, with sand – as on the first beach and it is on a photo. Very pleasant, soft, almost white. Break off boatmen with longtails, especially those who park not at the edge of the beach, but strictly centered.
Entry, depth and waves
Opposite all the beaches of Ao Hin Khom is an amazingly clean bottom on 10-15 meters long, but harsh shallow waters await you here and to fully swim, hanging feet down, it will not work. We’ll have to go further, to the depth and to the stones under water. Right off shores come across rather large boulders, but they only add color these beautiful beaches.
The shore here is very flat, and when waves occur, they dock up to the very edge of the forest and slowly palm trees are washed away. On Viking-2 even strengthened the coast with a stone wall under the houses. Both the beach is very dependent on tides, so it’s worth taking note on any weather site with sea level control. It’s not so easy to walk here, although there are trails and more difficult.
Sun beds and shade
Sun beds on both beaches of the Viking I did not notice, people use large beach towels and bamboo mats. If you think about it, then sun beds would only spoil the overall atmosphere and take away a lot of space on these heavenly spots. People fall quite comfortably with their things and drinks right on the sand, and sun umbrellas are not needed here – dense vegetation around the beach gives a beautiful shade.
On the eastern beach, Viking-1 will be hot until about noon, and the north-facing Viking-2 beach is half in the shade almost all day
Viking 1 beach
Beach opposite Viking 2
The infrastructure of both Vikings is typical for closed private beaches of a small tropical resort, that is – a bar. On the second the beach has a full-fledged restaurant. A pair of hammocks, some sheds, benches, snags and stones. That’s all.
Well, there really is very little space, just enough to accommodate tourists arriving to the beaches on foot or by boat. The main building begins on the slopes of the mountain, and it is already residential resort rooms.
Houses and hotels on the beach
The only institution on the beaches of Ao Hin Khom, where you can поселиться на весь отпуск, является Viking Nature Resort . They have several options for houses, from standard bungalows and huts on pillars, to luxury houses.
Houses are more expensive stand on high ground, away from the sea, but some housing is located literally five meters from the beach. Settle here I would only become if there is an unlimited budget, sports moods or moods break away from civilization. This is specific from Phi Phi Walking from here on foot on the island is difficult, and riding constantly on the boat – it’s expensive.
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 accommodation options on Viking 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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For the lazy, here’s a direct link to the above hotel: Viking Nature Resort
How to find the beach
The easiest option is to start using Google maps. This is the best assistant in your smartphone when traveling abroad. I loaded myself the maps of the desired area, and they will be available to you even without Internet. Yandex maps do not yet have such detail. Phi Phi Islands, so there is no sense from them.
Well, if you are a tourist with a capital letter, and carefully read ways to get to this or that place you can get by having just coordinates, then go to the boatmen. Tell them “Viking Beach” and cook 300 baht. Well, or turn from the pier on Ton Sae to the right and go, without turning off for about an hour, until you see the familiar to you (by my photos) beach.
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