The ultimate deserted beach
It wasn’t enough for Hollywood
In order to make the beach look even more idyllic, the producer changed the location of sand dunes, coconut trees and vegetation. Ecologists protested about these changes to the landscape for the shooting of the film and the filmmakers were fined for the damage they caused.
There is also no lack of activities to keep you from spending the day lying around. An excursion to the Phi Phi Don viewpoint, for example. Located on the eastern end of the island, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the twin bays and of Phi Phi Leh, as well as views of the coastal village of Tonsai. Watched over by the blue sea and the thick green vegetation that hangs from the mountains and cliffs, the boats moored on the beach form a multi-coloured contrast.
It isn’t known if the Vikings reached as far as Thailand, but on the Phi Phi Islands there is a cave with this name because it was used as a hideout by Malay pirates. The pirate treasure is now the nests of the swallows that now gather there, considered a delicacy in Asia.