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North Phi Phi Don
  • A

Ao Lanah

17 miles from Ao Nang, Krabi

AO LANAH. 7° 46.133N, 98° 45.624E

Not the most picturesque bay on Phi Phi, but a handy anchorage in the northeast monsoon season for late arrivals from Krabi. Anchor in 10 metres on the sandy bottom well offshore. Take care not to enter too far into the bay, as it is closed by shallow coral.

The head of the jetty in the northern part of the bay leads to a footpath and a ten-minute stroll to the Holiday Inn and Phi Phi Island Village resorts.

Just south of the west headland of this bay is Ao Nui with an islet in front of a small beach. There is room for a single yacht just south of the islet off the fringing reef. Ashore is a track over the hill into a fisherman’s village in Ao Lanah. This is an excellent spot for a snorkelling on a stopover north or south from Phi Phi.

  • B


17 miles from Ao Nang, Krabi

HOLIDAY INN RESORT. 7° 46.717N, 98° 45.849E

In the southwest monsoon good anchorage is available in 8-10 metres offshore from the Holiday Inn Resort and Zevola on the beach and hillside. In the northeast season anchor in Ao Lanah and walk over on the track from the jetty.

The resorts are environmentally friendly, award-winning hotels of international standard. With attractive, comfortable bungalows these are two of Phi Phi’s quality resorts.

The beach is fringed with coral reefs, and about 200 metres of tidal flats dry out at spring low tides. Longtail boats are always available for the trip south to Ton Sai village.

If approaching from the north keep well clear of Hin Klang, a large area of shallow coral south of Koh Mai Phai.

  • C


17 miles from Ao Nang, Krabi

AO LOH BA-KAO. 7° 45.783N, 98° 46.538E

Look for good holding in 15 metres on a sandy bottom offshore from the Phi Phi Village Resort and Spa — an attractive bungalow-style hotel with all the amenities. The hotel is particularly quiet, being the only development on this beach.

The anchorage has similar characteristics to that of the Holiday Inn, although it is necessary to anchor further offshore. At low tide the bay dries out leaving hundreds metres of exposed sand.

Again, longtails are available at high tide for the 30-minute trip around to Ton Sai Bay.

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