To get to Phi Phi , there are basically two options: ferries and speedboats. The ferry is by far the most popular method of reaching the islands. Ferries take about two hours from Phuket and 90 minutes from Krabi or Koh Lanta. The main departure/arrival port in Phuket is Rassada Pier, located in Phuket Town.
|Krabi Airport to Phi Phi island by Private Car+Ferry||Price 800 THB per way|
|Krabi Airport to Phi Phi island by Private Car+Private longtail Boat||Price 8,000 THB per way|
|Krabi Airport to Phi Phi island by Private Car+Private Speedboat||Price 13,000 THB per way|
Phi Phi is a small island with less things to do than Phuket. However, it is beautiful and worth visiting on a day trip. Another option is to fly to Krabi and visit other islands from there. It’s smaller and less busy than Phuket.
As for Krabi town , it is a relaxed place with great food. People do treat it as a staging point. There is nothing much to keep you there but it is pleasant and a good place to visit . I find the town charming and relaxed.
Koh Phi Phi is one of the most expensive islands in Thailand, especially for budget accommodation. Even a bed in an 18-bed dorm room can cost you upwards of 1000 baht per night ($33).
The Koh Phi Phi Krabi ferry route connects Phi Phi Island with Thailand and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Andaman Wave Master service runs up to 7 times per week with a sailing duration of around 2 hours while the Chaokoh Ferry service runs up to 14 times per week with a duration from 1 hr 30 min .
Which is better Phuket or Krabi ? A. If you are looking for a well-developed place with all the facilities then Phuket is the place to be. On the other hand, if you want to enjoy the bucolic nature and laze around in the natural setting then Krabi is the best choice.
Safety in Krabi and Phi Phi. Krabi Province is a safe place for extensive travel. However, like many popular tourist spots, there are random pickpockets in action, although Krabi has a much lower crime rate than Phuket or Bangkok. Problems can be avoided by acting sensibly and exercising caution at all times.
Spending two days in Phi Phi gives you the possibility to discover a fair amount of its most notable sites and attractions without rush or stress.
Krabi area or Phi Phi ? Well Railay/Ton Sai is visually more spectacular and has fewer hassles than Phi Phi . But snorkelling off the beach is not as good (although your Phi PHi daytrip from Krabi will take in the good snorkelling spots and visually spectacular areas).
Around 4,000 people are believed to have died on Phi Phi , though the numbers will never be known. It was here that three of the four Irish victims of the tsunami died .
Generally, Phi Phi is the place to be for more isolation and quieter vibes, while Phuket is the undeniable party scene of the two. Phuket is home to larger resorts and more amenities, while Phi Phi is great for those looking to disconnect and unwind from the rest of the world.
Krabi is famed for its breathtaking karst landscape, and Tiger Cave Temple, or Wat Tham Suea in Thai, is a series of temples that includes a stunning Buddha statue just a mere 1,247 steps up to the summit of a mountain.
Krabi Town is a good base for doing day trips to cool spots in that area, but I wouldn’t recommend it for a honeymoon. And if you want a beach location then I would probably recommend Railay Beach over Ao Nang .
Travel agents will of course sell a 3 night stay in Krabi as “ 3 nights / 4 days ” but in reality, flight times mean you will only get 2 clear days in which to do activities. So the proposed itineraries reflect this, with 2 full days of excursions.