Discovering Koh Phi Phi in 72 Hours

Koh Phi Phi is a small but beautiful island in Thailand that offers an array of activities and sights for tourists. From stunning beaches to vibrant nightlife, there is something for everyone. If you are planning to visit Koh Phi Phi and have only 3 days to explore, our 72-hour itinerary for Koh Phi Phi will show you to all the best sights on the island!

DAY 1:


Upon arrival at Koh Phi Phi Don, check into Bodega Hostel. Bodega Hostel allows check-in at noon but if you’re early you can leave your luggage at the hostel and take a walk around the island.

Hike to the viewpoint

A great way to start your vacation in Koh Phi Phi is by hiking up to the viewpoint. Viewpoint 1 is only a 30 minute hike but it can be a slightly steep climb in some spots. However, the walk through the forest and gorgeous view at the top will make it all worth it. We recommend doing this early in the morning or around sunset to avoid the worst of the heat.

Koh Phi Phi viewpoint

Grab a bite

Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner you can find it on our list of recommended restaurants on the island here.

Party on the beach at Slinky Bar on Loh Dalum Beach

After dinner you can walk over to Slinky Bar on Loh Dalum Beach and spend the rest of your night walking up and down the beach, club hopping from one party to another! There are also fire performances on the beach conducted by talented and highly trained individuals. The great part is that these performances are free of cost, and you can even try joining in if you dare!

slinky bar koh phi phi

DAY 2:

Go snorkeling

On your second day in Koh Phi Phi, explore the island’s marine life and outdoor activities. Ask the hostel at Bodega Hostel to recommend a snorkeling tour – they will also help you book the ticket for you. We recommend a sunrise tour because witnessing the break of dawn while swimming in the open ocean is a truly special experience.

snorkeling in koh phi phi

Explore the island on foot in Koh Phi Phi Don

Koh Phi Phi Don is so small that nobody uses bikes or cars. It can be a refreshing change to not see vehicles everywhere. In the afternoon, take a walk through the marketplace and discover the charming alleyways of Phi Phi. The market is also a good place to pick up souvenirs.

Visit Long Beach

Long Beach is a 20-30 minute trek, depending on which part of the island you start your journey from. It’s perfect for an evening swim, and has some restaurants and cafés on the beach which means you can grab a beer or have a coffee while watching the sunset.

sunset koh phi phi

Watch a Muay Thai match in Koh Phi Phi

Go visit the boxing ring on Koh Phi Phi (linked here) and watch your first Muay Thai boxing match. The ring has a match going almost every night and if you’re interested, you can sign up yourself! However, it can get pretty brutal so don’t recommend taking it lightly.

DAY 3:

Take a cooking class

On your last day, learn about Thai cuisine, immerse yourself in the local culture, and enjoy some delectable food. These classes can be quite fun as you get to learn something new while using your hands, and with a group of beginners! You can also impress your friends and family back home with special dishes like tom yum soup or mango sticky rice. You can enquire with Bodega’s hostel manager to organize your first Thai cooking class!

Thai cooking class in koh phi phi

Get a massage

Spend the afternoon getting an indulgent foot massage by the beach. Just relax, kick back and enjoy the calming sounds of the waves breaking on the shore while you have your sore muscles taken care of by a Thai massage therapist.

Visit Maya Bay

Maya Bay is a world-famous location that became a popular destination for tourists coming to Thailand. Because of excessive tourism, Maya Bay was closed for conservation and marine life rehabilitation. The bay has recently opened up to tourists once more, but with some regulations in place to protect the beautiful land. Now visitors can explore the national park and walk on the beach, but swimming in the bay is not allowed. The entry ticket into the national park that leads to Maya Bay costs B400. A great way to experience Maya Bay is by taking a boat tour. With snacks and drinks on board, you can have your own little party in the ocean while taking in the spectacular landscape of Southern Thailand. The hostel manager at Bodega Phi Phi will put you onto the best tours – all you have to do is just ask!

maya bay

Koh Phi Phi is an incredible island with many activities and attractions for visitors. This 3-day itinerary will help you make the most of your time on the island, whether you’re interested in relaxing on the beach, exploring the local Thai culture, or seeking adventure. Here’s another handy tip – use our Bodega Hostel Koh Phi Phi Essential Travel Guide linked here for all the information you’ll need on your trip. Remember to bring sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and a roaring hunger for adventure for your trip to Koh Phi Phi!

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