Phi Phi Islands
The Phi Phi Islands are a small archipelago in the Andaman Sea. (Just as "Phuket" is pronounced poo-ket, the name of these islands is pronounced pee-pee.) These stunning islands are lapped by warm, clear waters and lined with white-sand beaches and limestone cliffs. The archipelago consists of two main islands and four others that are little more than rock outcrops. The larger islands, Koh Phi Phi Don (koh means "island") and Koh Phi Phi Lee, both have spectacular beaches. (How spectacular? Let's just say that scenes from the 2000 movie The Beach were shot here.) Visitors come to swim, snorkel, dive and kayak, often arriving after a breezy ride on a traditional long-tail boat.