Phi Phi Don
Phi Phi Islands - Phi Phi Don (เกาะพีพีดอน)
Phi Phi Don is the largest island of amazing Phi Phi Archipelago. Covering an area of only 28 square kilometres, the small island is located about 50 km east of the Phuket and 40 km west of Krabi Province, of which is administratively part. Phi Phi Don is the only island within archipelago with inhabitants, facilities and hotels. The amazing landscape includes high lush green hills and towering limestone cliffs that overlook beautiful white sand beaches surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters and coral reefs teeming with marine life. There are no cars on the island, the only motor vehicles allowed are reserved for emergency services; the few and narrow concrete roads on Phi Phi Don are limited to Baan Ton Sai, port and main village of island. Links between the village and all other bays, including Laem Tong where is located the other ferry pier, are just narrow dirt paths to cross on foot or by bicycle; this is the only way to move around beyond the classic Thai long-tail boats. Initially populated by Muslim fishermen during the late 1940s, Phi Phi Don currently has between 2,500 and 3,000 residents, depending on seasonal period. Baan Ton Sai is the largest settlement on island, here is the port of arrival of most feries and boats and the vital part of the island.