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MONKEY BEACH BAR

Monkey Beach Bar Phi Phi



MONKEY BEACH




Where?
Nestled in a cove, north-west of Loh Dalam Bay. Monkey bay is reached by walking or renting a long tail, but the most fun way to reach it is to rent a kayak on Loh Dalam beach.

Duration?
Kayaking, allow 2 hours minimum. Half an hour is needed to reach Monkey beach from Lo Dalum Bay.

Price?
Beach access is free. Allow a few hundred baht for kayaking.

Monkey Beach, Phi Phi Don

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MONKEY BAY (AO LING), PHI PHI ISLAND



Northwest of Loh Dalam Bay, the hidden cove of Ao Ling (Monkey Bay) is home to a colony of monkeys, not shy at all, who do not hesitate to climb onto the legs of their visitors in search of a banana.

It must be said that several times a day, speed boats stop here, landed dozens of tourists who feed all the monkeys, then left immediately. The traffic never stops and the monkeys are waiting patiently. They are not afraid to move into the sea to get the precious bananas. Beware that these animals can be aggressive and hostile if approached (we read it but did not encounter any particular problem).

So you can participate in an organized tour, which stops at various other places. The major drawback : it's pretty expensive, not environmentally friendly (speedboat) and super fast, no time to savor the presence of macaques and the beauty of the place (because, yes, besides, it's a nice place!).

Monkey Beach, Phi Phi Island

Monkey Beach, Phi Phi Island

Other alternative: water taxis. The bay can be easily reached by long tails in a few minutes, but it is best to rent a kayak on Loh Dalam Bay and reach Monkey beach rowing. It is relatively close. Walk along the coast and consider buying a waterproof bag if you plan to bring your picnic or camera ...

On the beach, pull your kayak on the sand to prevent it from escaping off and remove all your personal effects: the monkeys are curious and thieves! Once they consider themselves the rightful owners of your property, you will have great difficulty in recovering them. And these little beasts have sharp teeth.

Plan a kayak rental for several hours. You can then continue your exploration of other small coves, hidden from prying eyes by the high peaks of the island. Be careful not to stray too far from shore. The rocky peaks blocking the horizon, one does not always reflect the distance traveled. In addition, beware of the tide. At regular intervals, the sea withdrew completely from Loh Dalam Bay. You will then be forced to carry your kayak to the beach ... and it can be a long, long time.

Monkey Bay, Koh Phi Phi

Photo: Monkey Bay, Koh Phi Phi



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