During my stay in Phi Phi Island, I decided to visit the viewpoints marked on Google besides being quite a walk. From this Phi Phi viewpoint, you can get the most amazing view that is simply mesmerizing. There are 3 distinguish points, but the best one is the Viewpoint number 2.
The Phi Phi viewpoint number 1 is the lowest, number 2 stands in the middle but has the best view, and number 3 is higher with fewer people than the other viewpoints. This is a tough walk through the forest so be sure to take some comfortable footwear. I went alone, but on the way, I found another girl that seems to do the same as I’m doing, so we joined and spent the rest of the day exploring the Island together.
First, we visited the viewpoint number 2. You need to pay to enter this place but is a small amount and the view is more than worthy. This is by far the most beautiful place in terms of natural beauty that I have ever been to. You get this clear view of the two sides of the Island which one displaying a different tone of blue for our delight. The place has a lot of tourists admiring such natural and dreamy view. Due to this, you have to wait for your turn on the perfect rock to get your idyllic photo. We stand there for a while admiring this breathtaking beauty. The pictures speak for themselves.
Phi Phi viewpoint 2:
Also in this place, there is one and only monkey that must be owned by the restaurant on the top, I guess, as he had always someone looking after him. The tourists were enjoying his company and having fun while he tries to steal their stuff or eats whatever they are feeding him. This must be such a wonderful place for a sunset!!!
If you go down the path after a few minutes walk you will find Phi Phi viewpoint number 1. This viewpoint has still the memories of the 2004 Tsunami with some pictures to see the before and after the Tsunami. This place is where you will find the “I Love Phi Phi” sign for some great pictures. It is such a calm and clean place with almost no one there so we could enjoy the swing on the shade for a while. This is the reachable spot for Tsunami evacuation. The evacuation staircase very well signed all over the beach leads to this viewpoint. After the unexpected Tsunami, Thai’s created this evacuation route so if something happened again they know what to do and where to head so lives can be saved.
Phi Phi viewpoint 1:
The Phi Phi viewpoint number 3 is in a restaurant and you need to pay for a water to get in. The view is also mesmerizing and it’s different from the view of the other points because you can get a wider angle. The way to such viewpoints is a climb all the way up, so be prepared with water for the way. During this path, there are always signs pointing the direction of the viewpoints so don’t worry about getting lost.
Phi Phi viewpoint 3:
On the way down we found a sign leading to another 2 different beaches and we decided for one of them, unfortunately, it was the farthest one. Now that we hit the way, we must proceed until reaching the beach that we were craving for as the hot and humid weather wasn’t helping. It was 20 minutes walk among the forest with a very small path between the trees and all the way is dirt and rocky…
At least when we finally reach the beach the view is awesome. The blue we start seeing among the trees is already exciting. It’s one of the clearest blues ever and this beach is only reachable by boat for the ones that are sleeping on its bungalows.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t stay for longer because the girl I was with had a boat back to her Island just after lunchtime. So, the only way back is climbing the same way as there is no other path through the land to reach Rantee Beach 1.
We had lunch at the Garlic 1992, a restaurant that was devastated by a fire a few years ago but still serving tasty curries and delicious fruit shake with lovely people serving you. Then, Saumya left and I enjoyed the rest of the day at the beach.