The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to clarify that while the world famous Maya Beach is closed, stunning views of the Bay can still be enjoyed.
The clarification is based on this week’s trip, from 19 to 20 October, by a TAT delegation led by TAT Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn to obtain a first-hand view of the reality on the ground.
The TAT delegation learned that Phi Phi Leh Island, where Maya Bay is located, is still open to tourists. Maya Beach itself is off limits, but visitors can still enjoy the stunning views of Maya Bay – without people – from a boat. They can also enjoysnorkelling in the front of the Bay.
Diving and snorkelling trips around Mu Ko Phi Phi are also running as usual.
Holidaymakers can also stay overnight on Phi Phi Don Island and enjoy many other beautiful beaches and bays of Krabi’s Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park.
From Phi Phi Don Island, local long-tail boats can be hired for a day cruise to view Maya Bay, visit Pileh Lagoon and Bamboo Island, as well as enjoysnorkelling and swimming.
Day trips can also be made from Krabi and Phuket to enjoy the beautiful nature of the Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park.
*More photos from the trip by a TAT delegation to Mu Ko Phi Phi on 19 October,2018