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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“beautiful beach” (222 reviews)
“rope ladder” (57 reviews)
on Phi Phi Ley, Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went with a group of my friends and it was sooo lovely. It's funny though most people there aren't even appreciating the beauty, they just hop off of the boat and have their boyfriend take pictures of them haha ohhh the vanity... Anyways, it...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed yesterday

What a beautiful place. I understand that during the day the place is packed with day trippers. We were staying on Phi Phi and took a boat in the afternoon to get to Maya Bay just before sunset when the crowds are gone. As we...More

Thank Mandy D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the second time we have visited Maya bay. This time the weather was perfect and we got to enter the bay from the front. The views are stunning and the sand is the whitest and softest sand I have ever experienced. It can...More

Thank Neal W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have visit the maya bay while being on a party boat visiting maya bay monkey beach and snorkeling spots. The maya bay is just full of people and boats. This “secret lagoon” which should look like paradise looks like a shopping mall. People just...More

Thank Sport mit K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Firstly it's a 400 baht fee for entry as it is a national park. Because of this fee and the fact that we were dropped off from our boat at the back of Maya bay, I thought the bay itseld would be quite clear for...More

Thank TuttiTravels
Reviewed 3 days ago

Despite many comments about how busy this place is, it is very worthwhile going - it is stunning. If you go very early to miss the crowds, you risk not seeing the bay at its best as the sun will not be on the beach...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had huge expectations about Maya Bay because of the movie and because in Koh Phi Phi everybody talks about it. It took us a full day to decide on witch boat trip we would take and we ended booking the speed boat from chao...More

Thank krelvas7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Maya Bay wasn't really all it was cracked up to be I thought. I had a great time doing a tour of it but it's definitely just a tiny beach overrun by tour operators now. You have to pay an additional fee just to set...More

Thank girlonthewander
Reviewed 4 days ago

For the full story check out our awesome experience shot on GoPro6 and DJI Phantom 3. This Place is a MUST when travelling to Thailand, I have been on 2 different tours. Once by speedboat from Phuket which was ok but by the time you...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been here a couple of times (second time because I went with family who hadn't been before) and the tourism here is way out of hand. You can't sunbathe here due to the amount of people here, granted the views are good ,...More

Thank tompowell16
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Raghav K
14 November 2017|
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Response from Kaivan S | Reviewed this property |
Speed boat is accessible to the beach.
23 October 2017|
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Response from Raghav K |
Hi, we are going with mom and dad. mom being 60 years old who wears the indian sari. do you think longtail boat to maya bay is not possible in this situation?
23 October 2017|
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Response from Larna E | Reviewed this property |
You can hire a private long boat and they will take you wherever you like, or you can go on an early morning tour. Going early (6am) is the only way to beat the crowd.