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Bamboo Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

Phuket: Maya, Phi Phi, and Bamboo Island with Buffet Lunch

1. Phuket: Maya, Phi Phi, and Bamboo Island with Buffet Lunch

Depart from Phuket and cruise in a speedboat across the ocean to the Phi Phi Islands. Enter the picturesque Loh Sama Bay and walk across the sands to relax on Maya Bay. Spot local wildlife at Monkey Beach and indulge in a beach-side restaurant buffet before snorkeling on Bamboo Island. Get picked up from your hotel in Phuket and travel to the pier to meet your friendly crew and group for the day. Be welcomed onto the boat with a soft drink and seasonal fruits as you're briefed about the tour. Arrive at Loh Sama Bay, a famous site of Koh Phi Phi Leh, located on the eastern side of the island's southern tip. The bay has a small islet in the center, along with a tiny beach at the back of a small canyon on its northern part. From Loh Sama Bay you will walk over to Maya Bay, famous for being the set of the movie, The Beach. Here, spend time enjoying the view of the local white sand beach and take some time to walk around. Appreciate the restoration work around the bay, and respect the strict rules that have been placed to preserve its natural beauty for everyone. Visit Pileh Lagoon, an uninhabited national park, which truly allows you to take in the natural environment. It is one of the most stunning places to visit in Thailand due to being an enclosed lagoon with its bright emerald waters encircled by towering limestone cliffs. In front of the steep and dark cliffs, there is a narrow strip of fine white sand, where you can a small secluded beach. Ponder over your existence, let your toes feel the grains, and feel the peace of being where you are. Visit Viking Cave, an excellent way to discover one of the most profitable local industries in the past, the harvesting of swiftlet bird nests. Particularly prized in Chinese culture, these edible nests are believed to promote good health, specifically for the skin. Next, you will have the chance to visit monkey beach, one of the most unique locales on the Phi Phi Islands. Reach, an idyllic spot, surrounded by nature and steep rock formations that makes the whole vision of the beach a beautiful memory that will last forever. Limestone cliffs surround the beach and the wild monkeys can be seen up in these cliffs, chilling out on the sand or swimming in the sea. Here, take a moment to sightsee, but keep your distance from the wild monkeys to avoid a dangerous altercation. Enjoy a delicious International Buffet Lunch at a beach-side restaurant on Phi Phi Don. After lunch, travel to Nui Bay, a dive site on the northwest coast of Koh Phi Phi Don. It offers a shallow dive and is also well-known for snorkeling trips inside the bay. Get excited for some free time on Bamboo Island where you will be able to swim, relax, or sunbathe for an hour and a half. The island measures roughly 600 meters wide by 700 meters long, and the island is shaped almost like a heart. Surrounding the island, is a strip of white powder sand, which boasts as a highlight of the Phi Phi islands. Afterward, return to your speedboat and enjoy a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.

From Krabi: Phi Phi Islands Speedboat Day Tour

2. From Krabi: Phi Phi Islands Speedboat Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day of relaxation on this speedboat trip to Phi Phi Islands, lapped by turquoise waters and shaded by towering limestone rocks. Scene of the blockbuster movie “The Beach,” Phi Phi is a paradise destination just 30 miles from mainland Thailand. Composed of 2 islets, Phi Phi Don is the larger, known for its fine beaches and coral formations. Tourist facilities are available along the 2 beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Lodalam. During the day you can visit Maya Bay, where “The Beach” was filmed, swim in some of the world's clearest water, snorkel at beautiful Hin Klang, and explore Viking Cave, where thousands of swallows nest. Discover the hidden coves of Phi Phi Lee, such as Phi Lee Bay, where the limestone cliffs rise straight up from the waters and are only reachable by boat. Snorkel among the coral gardens of Ao Maya and Ao Lo Sama. Surrounded by flawless sand beaches, expect to see abundant reef fish and even the occasional leopard shark.For those who want to explore more coves, lagoons and beaches around Phi Phi Leh, book a longtail boat ride directly on site at a small extra fee. This optional activity is operated by local fishermen from the community and is not part of the tour. You will also visit Monkey Beach, which is located on the southwestern side of Ton Sai Bay. It is a simply stunning 150-meter-long strip of white powdery sand fringed by emerald water. During low tide, you can see a colony of monkeys having their breakfast down on the beach. The morning session will end on Phi Phi Don, the larger of the 2 sister islands. A rich Thai buffet lunch is served in the restaurant of Phi Phi Cliff Beach Resort. Then it is time to explore the island path of Ton Sai along the beautiful curved bays of Ton Sai and Loh Dalum Bay. In the afternoon you will have to chance to swim and snorkel at Bamboo Island, a tiny and flat island covered by lush vegetation and entirely surrounded by a strip of white sand and a reef that spreads up to 500 meters from the shore. The uninhabited paradise located 3 miles (5 km) off the northern tip of Koh Phi Phi Don provides visitors with the feeling of swimming in an aquarium.

From Phi Phi: Full-Day Sunset Long Tail Boat Tour

3. From Phi Phi: Full-Day Sunset Long Tail Boat Tour

Set off around the Phi Phi archipelago on a longtail boat tour for 15-18 people. Discover the area's marvelous islands, beaches, lagoons, and bays, and round the day off in style with spectacular sunset views. Meet the local partner's staff in front of McDonald's in Tonsai Bay at 9:30 AM and make your way to the pier for a 10:10 AM departure. Set sail toward Monkey Beach, Shark Point, and Runtee Bay first, and enjoy time to snorkel in the sea. Next, head to Bamboo Island, a wonderful circular island filled with wild bamboo. Relax with some free time on the powdery white beach with soft sand and crystal clear water before savoring a picnic lunch right on this paradise beach. After lunch, enjoy time away from the crowds, and snorkel in the stunning waters of the southeastern tip of the island, home to an impressive abundance of marine life. Next, sail to discover the mysteries of the Viking Cave, famous for the seemingly prehistoric painting of a Viking boat on its wall. The cave was once used for the extraction of birds' nests, prized ingredients in Chinese culture for making medicinal soups believed to help with longevity. From the Viking Cave, prepare to marvel at Pi Leh Lagoon, a beautiful turquoise lagoon enclosed by towering, jagged limestone cliffs. At some spots, it even seems like the water is lit from the bottom of the sea, a spectacular sight to see. Relax and escape in the most spectacular site in the Phi Phi archipelago, and float in the crystal clear and still water of this gem of the Andaman Sea. Your next stop is Loh Samah Bay, famous for shallow still waters and a large coral reef filled with colorful fish. Snorkel here for a while, then hop back on to your longtail boat to sail toward Maya Bay. Admire the spectacular sunset views at this wonderful paradise made famous by the Leonardo Di Caprio movie, “The Beach.” At about 6:30 PM, transfer back to the pier from where you can walk to your hotel.

Phi Phi & Bamboo Islands: Premium Day Trip w/ Seaview Lunch

4. Phi Phi & Bamboo Islands: Premium Day Trip w/ Seaview Lunch

Discover the natural wonders on the Phi Phi Islands on this boat tour from Phuket. Snorkel through colorful marine life at Bamboo Island and Maya Bay. Enjoy the stunning limestone formations at the Viking Cave and the turquoise waters of the Pileh Lagoon.  Following pickup in a minivan, head to the marina. There, listen to your guide as they give you a brief introduction to your day. Take in the scenery in style as you whizz to Bamboo Island on a speedboat. Stop to swim in the clear blue waters, snorkel to discover the amazing underwater world or take a walk on the white beach. Visit Yong Kasem, also known as Monkey Beach. There, continue your snorkeling experience, exploring the stunning coral reefs. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a beach-side restaurant on Phi Phi Don. After lunch, travel to Phi Phi Island to discover the unique Viking Cave. Admire the breathtaking turquoise waters of Pileh Lagoon and swim in the amazing natural pool surrounded by cliff formations. Stop at Maya Bay, famous for the movie The Beach, and enjoy the local white sand beach. At 5:30 PM, return to the marine for a transfer back to your hotel in Phuket.

Phi Phi: Island Sunset Glowing Plankton Tour with Lunch

5. Phi Phi: Island Sunset Glowing Plankton Tour with Lunch

Meet your guide in the morning and head straight to Shark Point for some memorable snorkelling. You’ll have time to marvel at the timid Blacktip reef sharks the spot got its name from. Next, hop onto your boat to make your way to the heart-shaped Bamboo Island for a light packed lunch. Explore the island’s secluded white sand beach and tropical bamboo trees, and wade or swim in cool shallow waters. Re-energized, marvel at Nui Bay’s picturesque alcove before heading to Monkey Beach, where limestone cliffs and emerald waters await you. Enjoy meeting the island’s macaques as they wander freely on the sand and in the trees. Move across to Viking Bay, a Pirates of the Caribbean-esque cave with historic paintings of Scandinavian ships on its walls. Then, return to your boat for more tropical island hopping and make your way to Pileh Lagoon for more swimming in turquoise waters. Cool off some more, and swim and snorkel at Loh Samah Bay before making your way to the iconic Maya Bay, where the movie The Beach was filmed. End your sun-kissed day by watching the sunset from a hidden spot, swimming among bioluminescent plankton — a truly magical end to a magical day.

Ko Phi Phi: Best Islands and Beaches Full-Day Boat Trip

6. Ko Phi Phi: Best Islands and Beaches Full-Day Boat Trip

The first stop of the day is Shark Point. Named after the black-tipped sharks you can find swimming in the area, Shark Point is a popular snorkeling spot among professional and amateur divers. The next stop is Bamboo Island, a pristine strip of land great for relaxing and snorkeling. Wade in the shallow waters and catch glimpses of the colorful fish. Lie down by the shore and soak up the sun, before climbing back on the boat towards your next destination. Take in the glorious limestone cliffs and azure waters at Mosquito Island or Koh Yung. Don’t let its name worry you; the mosquitos only come out in the evening. What you can look forward to are the spectacular rock formations, small quiet beaches, and crystal clear water for snorkeling. Next, you’ll head to Nui Bay, a tiny little alcove surrounded by rock formations. Take a few moments to relax on the sand or swim in the refreshing waters before making your way to Monkey Beach. This beach was named after the friendly primates that inhabit the island. Watch as they wander freely around the shore. You’ll also stop by Viking Cave, known for the Scandinavian-style ships painted on its walls, and Pileh Lagoon, another stunning locale with its emerald waters and towering cliffs. Then continue to Loh Samah Bay, where you can dive into the cool waters and swim with the colorful fish. After spending most of the afternoon in the water, you’ll board the boat and make your way to the famous Maya Bay, known for its appearance in the 1999 film "The Beach". You’ll circle the scenic bay, taking in the gorgeous scenery and watching the sunset, before making your way back to the pier.

From Krabi: Phi Phi and 4 Islands Early Bird Tour

7. From Krabi: Phi Phi and 4 Islands Early Bird Tour

Start the day with an early pick-up from hotels in Ao Nang, Klong Muang, and Tub Kaek. Enjoy the morning at Koh Mor and Koh Tap, a group of islands with a white fine sand bar that links the three isles together. Visit Maya Bay which was made famous by the film "The Beach”. Explore the jungle behind the beach. Head next to the Pileh Lagoon to admire the towering cliffs surrounding an emerald-green lagoon. Stop for some swimming and to jump off the boat. Go to snorkeling spots to swim and snorkel. Explore the colorful tropical reef and marine life with tropical fish. Continue with a visit to the Viking Cave. Visit Monkey Bay, and see the wild monkeys' habitat. Discover the powdery white sand beach with crystal clear water at Bamboo Island, a great place to relax on the beach. Enjoy a Thai buffet lunch with a variety of options. After lunch, head to Koh Kai for taking photos of this island’s incredible rock formation in the shape of a chicken. Finish at scenic Koh Poda. Relax and swim in this crystal clear water before returning to the pier to be transferred back to your hotel.

From Phuket: Phi Phi, Maya, Bamboo, & Maiton Island Day Trip

8. From Phuket: Phi Phi, Maya, Bamboo, & Maiton Island Day Trip

Marvel at the beauty of Thai islands and beaches on a speedboat trip departing from Phuket. Enjoy the chance to swim and snorkel in iconic spots, surrounded by crystal-clear water. Explore striking caves and coves, then taste a delicious buffet lunch by the beach. Get picked up from your hotel and transferred to the harbor in the morning. Depart from the activity provider's private. pier aboard a speedboat and head over to Maya Bay, made famous by the movie “The Beach”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  Sunbathe on the beautiful white sand beach fringed by dramatic limestone peaks, or roam jungle paths among chattering birds into Loh Samah Bay. Enjoy sightseeing, swimming, and snorkeling with an experienced crew. Be awed as you slowly cruise to Pileh Cove. Visit Pileh Lagoon, where you can swim and jump into the crystal clear water. Up next, explore Viking Cave and see ancient cave paintings and thousands of swallows living within the hidden cove of Ao Ling or Monkey Beach offering another highlight. You may even have a chance for a monkey selfie. Enjoy a sea view buffet lunch served at Phi Phi Don Island. Relax at Bamboo Island, with white beaches and clear blue water, great for snorkeling. Sunbathe again on the white sand beach or swim and snorkel over the coral reef and spot a variety of sea life. If there are no heavy tides or high waves, seize the chance to visit Maiton Island to snorkel or even see dolphins. After a full day of activities, it is time to return to the pier and be transferred back to your hotel.

Krabi: Koh Phi Phi Tour, Small Group 12 pax, Full Day Tour

9. Krabi: Koh Phi Phi Tour, Small Group 12 pax, Full Day Tour

Commence your day of fun in the sun from either your accommodation in Ao Nang, or the designated meeting point, depending on which option best suits your needs.  Kick things off with a visit to the stunning, Bamboo Island. Sprawl out and relax on the beach, and when you're ready, take a dip in the crystal clear waters with your snorkelling gear. Enjoy even more snorkelling at your next stop, Nuy Bay, an equally stunning beach where you can sit back and relax.  Continue on your tour with a quick stop at Monkey Beach. Like its namesake, this particular location is inhabited by an abundance of Monkeys, and as a result, is a fantastic place to get some unique holiday snaps. After your Monkey Beach visit, it's time for a spot of lunch on the beach at Loh Samah Bay. Here, you'll get the opportunity to try some delicious, traditional Thai food. After your meal, enjoy a brief stop in Maya bay, scheduled at a time of day where it is completely exclusive to you, and void of the regular tourist rush. Your next stop is Pilhey Bay where you can feel free to jump right off the boat and into the lagoon, enjoying a mid-afternoon swim in the sun. You'll follow this up with a trip to Viking Cave for another chance for holiday pictures. Whilst here, you can also discover the underwater sea life whilst you snorkel for 30 to 40-minutes. End your day of fun in the sun with a trip back to your hotel, arriving at 4:00 PM for an evening of rest. 

From Phuket: Phi Phi Sunrise Small Group Tour & Lunch Buffet

10. From Phuket: Phi Phi Sunrise Small Group Tour & Lunch Buffet

Beat the crowds on a day trip departing in the early morning from Phuket to the Phi Phi Islands. Visit Khai Nai Island, Maya Bay, and Monkey Beach. Have time to snorkel and enjoy lunch at an island resort. Begin your day trip with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Phuket to beat the tourist crowds around the Phi Phi Islands. Upon arrival at the marina, depart for the speedboat ride and marvel at the beautiful scenery around you. Reach Khai Nai Island and be the first to explore the tiny island with its shallow, turquoise waters and savor a light breakfast and seize the opportunity to take some amazing pictures. Visit Maya Bay and take pictures of the beach made famous by the 2000 movie, "The Beach," starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Maya Bay is currently closed for ecological restoration, but guests can still see the white sand beach and crystal clear blue water from the speedboat. Watch the wild monkeys from aboard the boat at Monkey Beach as you listen to the guide's instructions. Then, enjoy a scrumptious lunch at an island resort in Phi Phi Don and sail to the last island of Bamboo. Take some time to swim and relax on the beach, before diving into the last activity with a snorkel trip on a nearby island, giving you another chance to explore the colorful submarine life. By afternoon, return to Royal Phuket Marina Pier and be transferred back to your hotel in Phuket.

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What people are saying about Bamboo Island

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4.5 / 5

based on 2,565 reviews

Worth five stars for the price! In addition to lunch, a light snack in the morning and fruit, drinks and local delicacies on the boat. Ice cream at the end of the trip. Lunch was good, rice, vegetables, chicken, fruit and soup. Bambusaari was the highlight of the trip. At the first destination, Maya Beach, there was a traffic jam, and tourists breaking the national park's swimming ban, which dampened the atmosphere. The other destinations were beautiful and more peaceful. Our group's guide was Paula and she and her team were great! We sat at the bow of the boat, which had the best views during the boat trip

very good value for money. We were picked up at the hotel and arrived at the port at 9am for drinks and sweet snacks. Then we went straight to the tour, whereby the tour guide changed the program due to the high tide and we snorkeled at the beginning. This was a very good decision. We were provided with drinks and fresh fruit throughout the trip. The food, which is often criticized here, was good for the price you pay for the tour! At the end everyone got an ice cream to say goodbye.

Absolutely fantastic trip! We were in the most beautiful surroundings both on land and in the water. We had the sweetest guide with us, who made us feel comfortable throughout the trip. This tour has my warmest recommendation.

Great trip, modern boat, good guide, free water on board, fresh fruit, and at the end of the trip magnum ice cream :) Unforgettable views, being in Phuket is really worth taking this trip :)

Great tour, enjoyed every moment. Goodie our tour guide was so friendly and funny! Lots of great snorkeling, lunch was delicious with good variety. Awesome views highly recommend.