Monkey Beach on Phi Phi Island, Thailand is quite the little escape from the norm. If you’re not interested in monkeys (I don’t know about you but they kind of creep me out), maybe the brilliant blue-green water or the white sandy beach will make you want to stick around for a few hours. Don’t forget the gorgeous landscape of gigantic sheer islands jutting out of the ocean, filled with the greenest trees.
Derik and I booked a snorkeling and sightseeing tour around Koh Phi Phi, and it turned out to be an all day thing. Unfortunately the snorkeling was the worst we’ve experienced in Asia (hardly any fish or coral life), and the boat we were on was overly crowded, but at least the views were pretty!
On the tour, we were allotted about 40 minutes to hang out on Monkey Beach. Although I didn’t really get over my fear of monkeys, I enjoyed watching the little ones climb around, I enjoyed wading in the cool, crystal clear water, and Derik and I both enjoyed exploring the farthest side of the beach.
TRAVEL TIP: When the signs say don’t feed the monkeys, you shouldn’t feed the monkeys.
A woman who’s scared to death of monkeys chasing after her.
Also, if you book a similar tour, be sure to bring lots of your own water!