The Phi Phi Islands are amongst the most striking in the world, with vivid-coloured limestone cliffs reaching perpendicularly out of emerald-green water, jungle-covered hillsides, white-sand beaches and idyllic hilltop vistas along with dramatic caves and grottoes. Phi Phi Don, the main island in the group can sometimes feel overcrowded and claustrophobic but ... More>true tropical tranquility lies just minutes away by long-tail boat. Phi Phi Island’s east coast is nothing short of stunningly beautiful but development is slowly but surely catching up with resort after resort springing up. Phi Phi Ley is home to Maya Beach – the scene of daily invasions by hordes of tourists eager to view the set for the Hollywood movie ‘The Beach’ but is perfect early morning or near to dusk. Diving in this area is still some of the best in the world and rock climbing is well established on the main island, even extending to night climbing at full moon. Accommodation ranges from dormitories to five-star deluxe hotels such as Zeevola, while Holiday Inn is located further up the east coast.