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Viewpoint Koh Phi Phi, view over the 2 bays.
Viewpoint Koh Phi Phi, view of the 2 bays

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The Phi Phi Viewpoint is the place for a breathtaking view over the beautiful Phi Phi island. From this viewpoint all those beautiful pictures of the two beautiful bays are taken. You don’t need a drone for that, but you do need a little stamina! To reach the 3 different viewpoints of Koh Phi Phi you will first have to climb a lot of steep stairs. Then follows a (slightly) sloping path. But the reward more than makes up for the effort!

Stairs to Viewpoint on Phi Phi

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Phi Phi Viewpoint 1

To reach Phi Phi Viewpoint 1 you have to conquer the 343 steep stairs, so it’s not easy to get away with it. When you have conquered the stairs you will pass the cash register and you will be allowed to pay 30 baht. With this you have paid the entrance fee for viewpoint 1 and 2. You aren’t allowed to bring alcohol to the viewpoint, there is a fine of 1.000 baht. Of course you can buy beer (110 baht can) and wine (180 baht per glass) at the box office. You can also buy burgers (160 baht) and pad thai (150 baht ). If you have to take care of the little ones, this is not the place to eat.

Letters viewpoint 1 and view over Phi Phi island

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You can’t miss the fact that you have arrived at Viewpoint 1, because it is written in cow letters together with I LOVE PHI PHI. You can already see these letters from a part of Ton Sai Village. Viewpoint 1 has all images of fruit, flowers, chickens and other animals, it’s a neatly maintained piece of green. The view from Phi Phi Viewpoint 1 is already very nice! You can already see part of the two bays (Ton Sai on the left and Loh Dalum on the right) and the cliffs behind the island.

Phi Phi seen from the vantage point

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The 2004 tsunami on Koh Phi Phi

At Viewpoint 1 is a memorial place for the tsunami that struck Thailand and with it the Phi Phi islands in 2004. Many people were looking for higher land to escape the water tide. Here you can see pictures of before and after the tsunami, one day after and 10 years later. Very impressive!

Tsunami pictures of Phi Phi islands

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Phi Phi Viewpoint 2

For Viewpoint 2 you have to go a bit further, the road here is slowly going up, you can feel this in your calves. On Viewpoint 2 is a cafe / restaurant with a terrace on the roof. The whole area of Viewpoint 2 is littered with large rocks that are at the same time perfect seats to enjoy the view. There is also a large jetty built from where you also have fantastic views. So plenty of space!

Viewpoint, way up
Rocks at the viewpoint of Koh Phi Phi

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The sunset from Phi Phi Viewpoint!

During the sunset, Viewpoint 2 is especially crowded, of course not for nothing. If the weather is not so bad, this is a very nice place on Koh Phi Phi to see the sunset. If you want a good spot, don’t come just before sunset, everyone does. Take for something to drink for example on the roof of the restaurant and enjoy. The viewpoint is also worthwhile before sunset! Rather less crowded? Then go there in the early morning when everyone is still lying on one ear or visit the highest viewpoint of the island, Viewpoint 3!

Roof terrace restaurant at the Phi Phi Viewpoint
People at the sunset lookout Koh Phi Phi

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Phi Phi Viewpoint 1, 2 …3!

It seems that not many people know that there are 3 viewpoints on the island. On Viewpoint 2 the signs say Top View. With this information they give you the idea that there is no higher viewpoint. But that isn’t true! Because of this it was quite crowded around sunset at number 1 and 2, but at Viewpoint number 3 there were only a handful of people.

The road to it is less good, the route goes over an irregular path. But it’s not really far, from Viewpoint number 2 you’re not longer than 15 minutes on your way to Viewpoint number 3. Despite walking through a piece of nature it is not the most beautiful route. There was quite a mess and we also saw an abandoned restaurant.

There was also a new looking hotel with swimming pool, where you as a guest can take a dive for 100 baht, don’t forget your swimwear! If you sleep in this hotel you will be picked up from the pier with a pick up truck, so if you really don’t feel like walking…

Viewpoint 3 sand track up

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Also on Viewpoint 3 is a restaurant with a nice jetty run by a sweet family, before you can enter it you have to take off your shoes and pay 20 baht entrance fee at the restaurant. Your ticket for Viewpoint 1 and 2 is not valid here.

Few people on Viewpoint 3
Viewpoint 3 view over Koh Phi Phi

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How to get to the Phi Phi Viewpoint

There are two different routes to Viewpoint 1 and 2. The first route is a path through the jungle of about 2.5 kilometers long. You will then immediately arrive at Viewpoint 2. But you still pay 30 baht. We have been told that some locals here drive cars or scooters. For the average tourist that seems like a bad plan. Besides, we haven’t seen a scooter rental company on Koh Phi Phi yet.

The second route is the one almost everyone takes. It starts in the village of Phi Phi (Ton Sai), near the Harmony House, this route is about 700 meters and has steep stairs. You can take a rest at several places along the way, take at least enough water with you. There are toilets at all three viewpoints.

For Viewpoint 3 you take the road behind the restaurant with the roof terrace, the View Point Cafe. First walk down a little bit and then follow the path from the restaurant. Viewpoint 3 is regularly signposted from there.



If you are going to watch the sunset, bring a flashlight or something like that and mosquito repellent anyway, for the mosquitoes it is always feeding time in the jungle!

Fun things to do on Koh Phi Phi

On Phi Phi Island there are of course many more beautiful and fun things to do! We have picked a number of nice locations for you. Like well-appreciated hotels, restaurants, bars and places of interest that we think you should not miss! Through the InfoBox below you can find more information.

Sleeping on Koh Phi Phi Don

It is not always easy to find a good hotel or hostel on Koh Phi Phi. Because of the popularity of the island, the price-quality ratio is not always good. It is also important to take into account the parties on the beach of Loh Dalum Beach and in the village. If you sleep close to here you have a chance of noise nuisance. The hotels listed below are not in the party area, but some are within walking distance. So you have a good night’s sleep but do not miss anything.

  • The Pier 519 Hostel | In Ton Sai Village
    Good and quiet hostel in the center of Koh Phi Phi (next to the pier).
  • Viking Nature Resort | Between Ton Sai Beach and Long Beach
    A back to nature resort with two beautiful paradisiacal beaches on your doorstep. Half an hour walk from the center, partly on a jungle path. Or a longtail boat for 100 baht p.p.
  • Phi Phi Relax Beach Resort | At Phak Nan Bay
    Relax on a quiet beach far from the center of Koh Phi Phi!
  • U Rip Resort | At Ton Sai Beach TIP
    A good resort with the best value for money on the island. You Rip is located just outside the center of Ton Sai and within fifteen minutes you are on the Ton Sai Pier.
  • ChaoKoh Phi Phi Hotel & Resort | In Ton Sa Village
    In the center between the nice restaurants and bars.
  • Phi Phi Natural Resort | At Laem Thong Beach
    You can take a break on Ko Phi Phi here!
  • Phi Phi The Beach Resort | At Long Beach
    This resort is located on one of our favorite beaches of Koh Phi Phi! A beautiful resort to stay a few days in peace and quiet!
  • Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island | AtLaem Thong Beach
    The well appreciated Holiday Inn can also be found on Koh Phi Phi! A top name on a top beach!
  • Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort | At Lo Ba Kao Bay
    Far away from the hustle and bustle, in a beautiful bay lies this great resort with a very nice pool!
  • Phi Phi Cliff Beach Resort | At Ton Sai
    You look out for Ton Sai but you’re away from the hustle and bustle! A fantastic resort where you are within 10 minutes in the center of Koh Phi Phi!

Check out our list of best hotels in Koh Phi Phi and read about our experience with the U Rip Resort on Koh Phi Phi.

Good eats & drink on Koh Phi Phi

  • P.P. Wang Ta Fu TIP
    Our favorite when it comes to Japanese food on Koh Phi Phi! But the Ta Fu family also serves delicious Thai and Western dishes! Not for nothing almost always on #1 on TripAdvisor!
  • Aroy Kaffeine
    Whether you’re looking for a good breakfast, lunch, dinner or a good cup of coffee, at Aroy Kaffeine it’s always a pleasure!
  • Italiano Bar & Restaurant TIP
    The best pizzas and pastas of Phi Phi can be found in the main street of Ton Sai Village! Outstanding quality in an atmospheric restaurant helped by a very friendly team!
  • Grand PP Arcade
    Great in taste and conviviality! According to many visitors a must visit if you are staying at Phi Phi!
  • Efe Mediterranean Cuisine TIP
    Small but nice restaurant which is run by a very nice Turkish owner! Mediterranean hospitality in Thailand you will find here!
  • Unni’s Restaurant
    Whether you’re looking for something Thai, Mexican, American at Unni’s unique world flavors come together in this fun tent in Ton Sai Village!
  • The Coffee Club @ Koh Phi Phi
    Our favorite when it comes to coffee chains in Thailand! Super good coffee but also other delicious drinks and bites! So much better than Starbucks!

If you want to know more about the above restaurants read our article about the best restaurants on Koh Phi Phi.

Going out on Koh Phi Phi

  • Slinky Beach Bar
    The place on the beach of Loh Dalum to party with your feet in the sand!
  • Banana Bar Phi Phi
    Cozy bar / and good restaurant with roof terrace where films are still regularly shown on a large screen.
  • Reggae Bar Phi Phi
    Go into battle with your friends in the ring and get a bucket of mixed drinks as a reward or take part in the burger challenge!

Want to know the easiest way to get to the beautiful Koh Phi Phi? Then read on for the article here: Travelling to Koh Phi Phi.

More to discover on Koh Phi Phi

  • Long Beach
    An elongated white sandy beach and a blue sea!
  • Loh Dalum Beach
    The party beach of Koh Phi Phi!
  • Laem Tong
    One of the most beautiful beaches of Phi Phi!
  • Ton Sai
    The beating heart and centre of Koh Phi Phi
  • Maya Bay
    Famous thanks of the movie The Beach

Take a look at our selection of some impressive pictures of Koh Phi Phi through our eighth Picture This article.

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