One of Thailand’s not-so-well kept secrets is the isolated shore of Ko Phi Phi Leh, Maya Beach. After Danny Boyle’s film ‘The Beach’, which used Maya Beach as the main filming location, the area became a haven for tourists and continues to do so.
The beach itself is like no other that I’ve visited before. When you walk across the sand it feels more like a soft powder than coarse grains. It’s almost like you’re getting a foot massage – which is a delight. Combine this with the clear warm waters of the sea and you’re as close to paradise as your going to get!
Maya Beach in Photos
How to Book a Trip to Maya Beach
To get to Maya Beach you need to book a boat trip from Ko Phi Phi Island. Don’t worry about booking this in advance because boats go out pretty much every day (weather permitting). I booked a trip to Maya Beach that also included a visit to Monkey Island, where you can feed the wild monkeys, some snorkelling around 4 of the bays surrounding the island and also some lunch for just 400 Baht (£10). You can’t really argue with that!
There are loads of places that sell the trips on Ko Phi Phi but I found that the cheapest were at Harmony House (near High Bar) and I can vouch for the quality of the trip. In my opinion, you only need a half day trip because you pack so much in that you’re exhausted by the end of it!
Send Us Your Photos
If you make it down to Maya Beach be sure to send us through your photos from your time there. If we receive any particularly good ones then we’ll feature them on the blog. Also, if you need any advice on the trip then just drop us an email at contact (@) meltedstories.com.