Travel Budget for Koh Phi Phi

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How much does it cost to travel to Koh Phi Phi?

How much money will you need for your trip to Koh Phi Phi? You should plan to spend around ฿2,102 ($68) per day on your vacation in Koh Phi Phi, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ฿333 ($11) on meals for one day and ฿202 ($6.54) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Koh Phi Phi for a couple is ฿2,365 ($77). So, a trip to Koh Phi Phi for two people for one week costs on average ฿29,434 ($953). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Koh Phi Phi for one week usually costs around ฿14,717 for one person. So, a trip to Koh Phi Phi for two people costs around ฿29,434 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ฿58,869 in Koh Phi Phi. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Koh Phi Phi can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Koh Phi Phi?

How much does a trip to Koh Phi Phi cost? Is Koh Phi Phi expensive? The average Koh Phi Phi trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Koh Phi Phi prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Koh Phi Phi can vary, the average cost of food in Koh Phi Phi is ฿333 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Koh Phi Phi should cost around ฿133 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Koh Phi Phi is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Koh Phi Phi is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ฿202 per person, per day, on local transportation in Koh Phi Phi.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Last Updated: Sep 2, 2019
Flights to Koh Phi Phi

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How much money do I need for Koh Phi Phi?

Typical travel prices in Koh Phi Phi are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Koh Phi Phi. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Koh Phi Phi can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

  • Internet (1 hr)
  • Fruit Shake
  • Crepe
  • Sit Down Lunch
  • Casual Lunch
  • Coffee
  • Water
  • Ferry to Maya Beach (for 2)
  • Laundry
  • Iced Coffee
  • Kayak Rental
  • Coconut Donut
  • Lunch at Mexican Restaurant (for 2)
  • Coffee
  • Rock Climbing (for Two)
  • Sit Down Dinner
Typical tour prices for Koh Phi Phi

How much do tours to Koh Phi Phi cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    9 days
    $ 885
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    13 days
    $ 1425
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    7 days
    $ 650
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    9 days
    $ 1550
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Koh Phi Phi Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
The islands of Koh Phi Phi, off the coast of southwestern Thailand, are very popular with travelers because of their unrivaled tropical scenery, clear blue waters, relaxing atmosphere, and undersea attractions. However, in the last decade, Koh Phi Phi has seen a huge surge in tourism, adding to the crowds and pollution of the main (and only populated) island, known as Koh Phi Phi Don.

This main island is shaped roughly like the letter "H", with the middle stretch being a low sandbar and home to the primary town, Ton Sai. The other large island, Koh Phi Phi Ley, is to the south and is a national park and marine sanctuary. Visitors are welcome, but no permanent settlement exists.
Koh Phi Phi Ley, the island to the south, is one of the main attractions of the archipelago. Made famous by the movie "The Beach," this beautiful island is now overrun during the day by visitors on tour boats who come to see Maya Bay, as well as snorkelers and divers. The beauty of the island is what draws the crowds in, and is worth the hassle.

Various scuba diving and snorkeling spots around the islands are also quite popular, and offer a glimpse into the tropical undersea wildlife. However, the number of visitors in recent years has taken its toll on the natural scenery.

The beaches on the main island consist of white sand, are usually wide, and lead into calm, clear blue waters. The main beach is in the middle of the island adjacent to the town, and is therefore the busiest. Various other beaches, some quite small, can be found amongst the steep cliffs of the east and west sides of the island. Some can only be accessed through hotel properties, while others are easily accessible from public paths.

A few lookout points can be found on the higher grounds around the island, and the primary viewpoint charges an admission fee.
Ton Sai is the main town at the center of Koh Phi Phi Don, and has all amenities that travelers could want or need such as restaurants, shops, travel agencies, banks, dive shops, etc. At the middle of town on the southern shore is the main dock to catch ferries to the mainland or other islands, larger dive boats, or longtails to other beaches.

To the southeast of Ton Sai, following the shoreline, are several beaches lined with numerous hotel properties of varying price ranges. While a path follows the shoreline, other paths take an inland route to the east and provide access to the hotels to the northeast. To the west, more paths lead up the hills to other properties.

Koh Phi Phi Ley can be accessed via boat, and any of the longtail boat drivers will be happy to take you there for a price (negotiate fiercely). As the southern island is national park land, an entrance fee will be collected upon arrival.

Scuba diving is extremely popular around the Phi Phi islands, as the water is clear, warm, and the wildlife is generally healthy. Dive shops can be found throughout the town of Ton Sai, and are sometimes quite aggressive with their sales pitches as you walk along the main paths. Do not believe their supposedly amazing claims of seeing whale sharks on every trip or other profound statements, which are too good to be true. Go with a dive shop that will take you to nearby locations to see the nearby reefs, and you won't be disappointed. Many of the dive shops are honest and friendly. Ask about equipment and safety.

Many dive shops also offer dive certification courses.

If you'd rather snorkel, that is a completely realistic option as well, because much of the surrounding waters are somewhat shallow. Dive shops also run snorkeling trips, as so hotels and hostels and other tour agencies in town.

Another popular activity, offered by hotels and hostels, is a boat tour around the islands. These trips usually include lunch and snorkeling, and stop at a few beaches, snorkeling spots, Maya Bay at Phi Phi Ley, and sometimes a short walk up a hill with a viewpoint. As boats are generally needed to get to many spots on the island anyway, these tours are a great way to see the stunning scenery and get an overview of everything. After all, many little beaches and snorkeling spots on the island are only accessible by boat due to the very high vertical cliffs that surround most of the main island.
Food and Dining
A variety of food, Thai and other, is available in Ton Sai and in many of the hotels. As the island is small and crowded, food prices are often high because many supplies must be ferried in via boat. Travelers' favorites, such as pad thai and various curries, are common, as is seafood.

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Koh Phi Phi is small, and motorized vehicles are very limited. However, most places in or near the central town are accessible on foot or by biclycle, as the island is not too large. All main roads are essentially just paved walking paths. For more distant hotels at the ends of the island, longtail boats act as water taxis. Although they can be somewhat expensive at times, the boats are usually faster than any vehicle due to the rough terrain and narrow walking paths on the island. Sometimes hotels will send boats to pick up customers with advance reservations.

Some motorbike taxis can be found as well, just make sure the drivers are willing to follow basic safety rules.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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