• Tue, 21 May 2019 18:30
    Thousands of young corals being moved to deeper water at Maya Bay
    Coral bleaching and the annual monsoon are the only threats to the ongoing recuperation of Maya Bay, now that tourists have been kept away for a year, and probably for another two years as well.
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  • Sun, 12 May 2019 18:34
    Visitors to Maya Bay will have to book tour in advance
    Visitors will have to make advance bookings for limited day tours to the internationally renowned beach at Maya Bay on Phi Phi Islands of Krabi once the site reopens to the public, according to experts.
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  • Thu, 09 May 2019 01:00
    Maya Bay closure extended for ‘at least’ two more years
    Maya Bay, which has been closed to the public since last year to allow its beach and coral to recover, will remain shut to visitors for at least another two years as its ecology needs more time to heal, a renowned marine specialist said yesterday.
  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:43
    Maya Bay to remain closed "indefinitely"
    The Maya Bay beach, which has been closed to the public since last year to allow coral restoration and beach recovery, would remain closed to visitors indefinitely, the head of Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, Woraphot Lomlim, said.
  • Tue, 26 Mar 2019 20:00
    Volunteer divers needed for Maya Bay reef restoration
    The coral reef restoration project at still-closed Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Ley needs more volunteer divers.
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  • Mon, 07 Jan 2019 18:30
    Blacktip reef sharks found outside Phuket seafood restaurant
    There are now two places where you can reliably see blacktip reef sharks – off the shores of Maya Bay, and hanging in front of a restaurant in Karon.
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  • Mon, 31 Dec 2018 01:00
    REPORT: Thailand paying the price for eco-sluggishness as controversial environmental issues rise
    The world is so interconnected, so changes imposed on the environment in Thailand – and the value Thais attach to ecology – cannot be viewed separately from what’s happening elsewhere.
  • Wed, 19 Dec 2018 19:15
    Maya Bay boundary installed to block tourist access
    Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park head Woraphot Lomlim on Wednesday said officials installed tiny boundary buoys and red flags to warn tourists not to swim into Maya Bay, which has been closed indefinitely to allow a full recovery of the coral reef, mangrove forest and general ecosystem.
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  • Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:00
    Something stirs in the waters of Maya Bay. Has a Thai paradise been regained? 
    Thai conservationists have welcomed footage of reef sharks gliding through the azure waters of Maya Bay as a “positive sign” of recovery six months after the closure of a tourist hot-spot made famous by the movie “The Beach”. 
  • Mon, 05 Nov 2018 18:30
    Blacktip reef shark found dead in bag at Maya Bay
    National park officers are investigating following the death of a blacktip reef shark found in a bag at Maya Bay, on Koh Phi Phi Ley.
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  • Mon, 29 Oct 2018 18:15
    More blacktip reef sharks spotted at recovering Maya Bay
    At 8am on Sunday, Hat Nopparat Thara-Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park officials recorded a video clip of blacktip reef sharks near the shore at Maya Bay, National Park Management Division director Kamon Nuanyai said on Monday.
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  • Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:30
    Maya Bay recovering: biologist
    Marine biologist Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat says Maya Bay at Koh Phi Phi is starting to recover after many blacktip reef sharks were seen swimming there on Tuesday.
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  • Tue, 09 Oct 2018 01:00
    Corals in Maya Bay far from ready for tourism pressure, say experts
    THE CORALS at Maya Bay are not strong enough yet to withstand the influx of visitors, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department (DNP) explained as the reason for the indefinite closure of the bay.
  • Mon, 08 Oct 2018 01:00
    Leave Maya Bay alone: experts
  • Wed, 03 Oct 2018 19:10
    Krabi tourism operators appeal indefinite closure of Maya Bay
    Krabi Tourism Association president Wattana Rerngsamut is appealing the indefinite closure of popular destinations Maya Bay and nearby Loh Samah Bay in an order made on Tuesday by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP).
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