PHUKET TOURS - PHI PHI ISLAND
Maya sleep Aboard Trip
Maya Bay is a stunningly beautiful beach that's sheltered by 100-meter high cliffs on three sides.
Situated on the island Phi Phi Ley, this bay was made famous by the movie ‘The Beach’ featuring Leonardo Di Caprio, which was filmed there in 2000.
Come and join us our overnight Sleep Aboard tour and you will get to see Maya Bay at its best without the hordes of day trippers.
Each year hundreds of thousands of day-tripping tourists converge on Maya Bay – the small tropical island where the movie The Beach (starring Leonardo DiCaprio) was filmed. Tourists arrive by sailboats, speedboats and long-tails – all hell bent on capturing that perfect photo of paradise.
It can be a disappointing experience for many, however, there’s now another option – the Maya Bay Sleep Aboard tour.
Join other like-minded travelers for an unforgettable overnight experience you will recall with a smile for the rest of your life.
The journey begins at Phi Phi Don, where the Maya Bay Sleep Aboard office is located. Store your luggage for free at the office and prepare your overnight bag. Bring your swimwear, towel, mosquito spray, camera and of course your sense of adventure.
As the trip has limited numbers it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.
Guests are required to check in at our office on Phi Phi Don to present for voucher and store your main luggage. You will then meet the rest of the group at the main ferry pier between 14:30pm and 14:45pm.
The boat leaves at 15:00pm and returns to the pier by 10:00am the next day.
On the way to Maya Bay, the boat will make a stop outside the Viking Caves, followed soon after by a snorkeling, swimming and kayaking session. Fresh fruit is served for afternoon tea and there’s drinking water also available.
We arrive at Maya Bay before sunset and transport everyone over to the beach by small boat or longtail. Then it’s time to sit back, relax and watch as the area becomes clear of all the day-trippers.
Take time to connect with your fellow travelers in an area set aside for our group only. There’s music, light, games and mats to sit on. Our staff will then serve a delicious and tasty dinner (which does include a vegetarian dish). After dinner everyone gets one free bucket.
For those who enjoy a drink, there is a bar with alcoholic drinks for sale (100 THB for 1 beer and 250 THB for 1 bucket (the local drinking habit consisting of either vodka or Thai rum).
Then the party kicks off for those who wish to socialize, or you are free to wander along the tranquil and isolated beach maybe take a swim like the Leonardo did in the movie or do some star gazing.
At around 21:00 pm everyone heads back to the boat. It will be moored 50 meters off the beach in Maya Bay in high season and in Loh Samah Bay (30 meters from the rear entrance to Maya Bay) in low season.
Around 20:30 pm a tasty chicken barbecue is served and the fun continues. After supper, many people choose to take a late night swim in the tranquil waters. If the conditions are right you will experience the amazing bio-luminescent plankton.
Sleeping bags, pillows, and mattresses are provided and you can choose your sleeping spot. If it’s raining you can move inside the boat, or there is a covered outside deck. There are no individual cabins. Sleeping is dorm style on the deck of our boat.
Our crew will wake you bright and early the next morning for another trip back to the beach for free time and our traditional group jump shot (so bring your camera).
We serve a breakfast back on the boat which consists of coffee, tea, eggs and toast. After breakfast there’s an opportunity to take a quick swim and then it’s time to head back to Phi Phi Don.
We arrive back by 10:00am and while most people are tired the majority just can’t stop smiling and raving about their night.
Remember you are in the land of smiles… bring along your Mai Pen Rai (no problem in Thai) attitude and you are sure to have an amazing time. Lasting friendships have been forged, unforgettable memories made, and great times.
14:45 - Meet the rest of the group at the main pier on Phi Phi Don. Look for our boat which has a Maya Bay Sleep Aboard sign clearly visible. It will be parked at the tour boats section at the end of the main pier. Make sure you bring your receipt with you
15:00 - Boat leaves Phi Phi Don Pier
15:30 - Stop by the Viking Caves. (Sorry the cave is closed to visitors so we can just stop for a photo opportunity)
16:00 - Visit Phi Leh Bay for snorkeling & swimming
16:30 - Arrive at Maya Bay
20:00 - Dinner is served. Enjoy a Thai feast, then go exploring on the beach, night swimming, or enjoy meeting new people.
22:00 - BBQ supper is served
23:00 - Head to our boat and sleep under the stars with mattresses, sleeping bags and pillows
07:00 - Head to the beach which is empty for some more photos and maybe a swim
08:00 -Enjoy a breakfast of eggs, toast, fruit, coffee and tea
09:00 - More snorkeling off the boat in Maya Bay. Snorkel in some caves and lay on some normally inaccessible beaches
10:00 - Arrive back at the pier on Phi Phi Don.
***Please note that the itinerary may change depending on the weather conditions on the day.***
PRICE: Adult 4,500THB
(includes Round trip ferry from phuket to Phi Phi and pick up from/to hotel in Phuket in area of Patong, Kata and Karon)
Included in the price:
• National Park Entry fees
• Drinking Water & Fruit
• Snorkeling Equipment
• Dinner, BBQ Supper, Breakfast
• 1 Free Bucket (Local drinking habit)
• Mattresses, Pillows & Sleeping Bags
• Secure luggage storage at our office
What to bring:
• Change of clothes
• Insect repellent
• Money for drinks