Wed, 23 May 2018 01:00:00
Saving Maya Bay
The island made famously by the movie "The Beach" is due to get a complete makeover as part of a new project designed to protect the environment and the ocean
Sat, 19 May 2018 01:00:00
Phi Phi’s famed Maya Bay gets 4-month rejuvenation period
Tue, 15 May 2018 21:18:46
No access to Maya Bay from front of Phi Phi after rehab, protection work kicks off in earnest in June
Access to Maya Bay from the front of Phi Phi island will become permanently unattainable following the upcoming four-month closure of the area to make way for a long-term rehabilitation of the environmentally degraded bay, which has suffered due to the overcrowding of tourists.
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:30:00
Tourism chief demands Phi Phi clean up
The Krabi Tourism Association president, Wattana Rerngsamut, has commented following complaints from tourists in Krabi about the large amount of tour companies’ advertising signs and kayaks on the beaches of Koh Phi Phi.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00
KOH PHI PHI STANDS OUT
Koh Phi Phi was the only destination selected in Thailand in a list recently published by Travel + Leisure magazine alongside other idyllic islands including Mauritius in Africa, Hainan Island in China, Cebu Islands in the Philippines, Crete in Greece and St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:16:40
Rare eagle ray spotted near Phi Phi
Scuba divers claim to have spotted an eagle ray hunting for food in the deep sea off Koh Phi Phi while an expert warned that the rare animal was dangerous and should be left alone.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:00:00
Earning while you fly
British Airways’ Executive Club members taking flights between the UK and Europe can collect up to 16,000 bonus points as part of the new Bonus Avios promotion.
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:29:59
Trouble in Paradise: Tourism surge lashes Southeast Asia's beaches
Koh Phi Phi Ley - Hordes of tourists clamber across the white sand with selfie sticks as Thai park rangers wade into turquoise waters to direct boats charging into the cliff-ringed cove.
Sun, 08 Apr 2018 01:00:00
SPECIAL REPORT: A tough step to save reeling paradise
DECISION TO CLOSE MAYA BAY IN MONSOON SEASON HAS PRICE BUT WAS INEVITABLE
Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:15:01
Philippines' stars Nadine Lustre, James Reid’s most stunning Thailand snapshots
As stars jetted to their respective favorite getaways, Nadine Lustre and James Reid took an adventure to Thailand.
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 01:00:00
Maya Bay off limits
Four month closure aimed at tackling effects of excessive tourism to enable restoration of natural ecosystem.
Thu, 29 Mar 2018 19:30:34
Thai bay from 'The Beach' to be shuttered for 4 months
The once-idyllic Thai bay that became a must-see on the tourist trail after the 2000 movie "The Beach" will be closed to visitors for four months, an official said Thursday, as Thailand looks to stem the impact from crowds.
Wed, 28 Mar 2018 01:00:00
Junior travels for free
Thai Airways marks the arrival of the high season with the Family Getaway Royal Orchid Holidays package for two adults travelling with one child from international destinations to Bangkok between April 1 to October 31.
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:26:21
Thai tour operator arrested after coral damaged off Phi Phi
Krabi tourist police arrested the Thai owner of a tour business on Friday after his foreign clients damaged coral while snorkelling off Phi Phi Island.
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:40:37
Owner told to quickly repair sinking boat – environmental damage feared
The owner of a sinking garbage boat near Koh Phi Phi in Krabi was told by harbour officials on Monday to fix it as quickly as possible amid fears it would pollute the water.