As ships are moored or anchored you will tendered to the shore.
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Although rapidly becoming less and less attractive due to the masses of tourists as well as the construction on the island, it's still a very beautiful place to visit, and is one of those places everybody should go at least once in their lifetime. Although the beaches are not the best in Thailand, the place has a good vibe and nightlife and there are dozens of dive shops to choose from.
Ko Phi Phi was devastated by the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004, when nearly all of the island's infrastructure was wiped out. Redevelopment has, however, been swift, and services like electricity, water, Internet access and ATMs are up and running again, but waste handling has been slower to come back online.
Phi Phi officially has no motorised transport, though there are a few motorcycles with truck sidecars, usually used for goods and construction material transport. Transport on land is by foot or bicycle, but in the populated areas of Tonsai, nowhere is more than about ten minutes' walk from anywhere else. Long-tail taxi-boats ply between all beaches; on Phi Phi Don, you can also walk to any beach. From Ton Sai to Long Beach, expect to pay 40 Baht/person in the afternoon, at least 80 Baht at night. To have a complete boat to yourself, expect to pay at least 100 Baht.
The local currency is the Thai Baht, which is divided into 100 satang. ATM's everywhere.
The national language is Thai. However, English is widely understood and some Chinese dialects are also spoken.
1 Jan New Year's Day.
Magha Bucha Day.
6 Apr Chakri Day.
13-15 Apr Songkran (Thai New Year).
1 May Labour Day.
5 May Coronation Day.
1 Jul Mid Year Bank Holiday.
Khao Phansa Day (Buddhist Lent).
12 Aug HM The Queen's Birthday.
23 Oct Chulalongkorn Day.
5 Dec HM The King's Birthday.
10 Dec Constitution Day.
31 Dec New Year's Eve.
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