Phi Phi Island Party and Nightlife Review – Thailand 2013
So it’s been about a year since I’ve last partied on the beautiful island of Koh Phi Phi Don in Thailand. And it was time for me to take a trip back to see if it’s still as great as it has been in the past.
It’s Still Fucking Awesome!
My advice is the same to everyone who is visiting Thailand for the first time, there are three places you need to visit for the full Thailand experience:
Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan
Phi Phi Don
3 Reasons Why Phi Phi is Awesome:
1- It’s Beautiful
To this day, Phi Phi Islands is still one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.
This is not the place you visit in Thailand if you want to pick up Thai girls. You come here for foreigners. You’ll find a lot of: Canadians, Swedish, Israeli, English, and Japanese girls here.)
This is not a pretentious party spot. You party here wearing shorts and a tank top. Everyone is just there to drink, dance, and have fun.
How To Get To Phi Phi:
Boats leave multiple times a day from Phuket and Krabi. You can book passage at any travel agency in Thailand.
What Hotels Should You Stay At:
This is the tricky part of Phi Phi. There are very nice hotels on the island, but they aren’t “guest friendly”. (My 3 favorite hotels charge 60usd if you bring ANYONE up to your room after 9pm.)
Or you can go the backpacker route and not book anything till you arrive on the island. Then when you arrive at the dock, you’ll be approached by some travel guides who will show you what rooms are available. Just ask if the hotels are guest friendly and how much.
Or you can book a cheap hotel online here for the first night or two, then look for a different place to stay. The three hotels that I recommend which are NOT “guest friendly” are:
Phi Phi Hotel
Banyan Tree Hotel
Palm Tree Hotel
(Each of these places run about 75usd a night. However depending if it is low season or high season, this price will change.)
However, you can rent some “okay” rooms on Phi Phi for around 30usd a night. But these are the types of rooms that you want to look at before you rent them.
GoT Tip: Nearly every girl you meet on Phi Phi will be sharing a room with other girls, so sex at her hotel is often not an option. And if you don’t want to pay 60usd for the “guest fee”, just walk towards the “view point steps” and you’ll find some rooms available for around 400 baht (12usd) a night. They aren’t nice and often have only a fan, but it’ll get the job done. And most of the girls on Phi Phi are on a budget and used to rooms without air conditioning.
Tips and Advice About Partying in Phi Phi
Most of our other articles that we wrote about Phi Phi still hold true to this day, and they can be found here: Koh Phi Phi Don Thailand
A Few Things to Note:
– The clubs shut down at 2:30am. After that just about every place is closed. So if you are looking to take home a girl, you need to have one locked down by around 2am.
– The very hot 18 and 19 year olds are much more difficult to take home the first night than if you were to meet a girl in her low 20’s. The younger ones usually require a “date” the next day.
– The major nightclubs are all on the beach. This makes it very easy for you to take a girl by the hand and offer to go for a walk. A nice quiet place on the beach or in the ocean makes a great place to mess around.
– Don’t be a drunken asshole to the Thai guys that work at the tattoo parlors near the nightclubs. I saw 2 big fights while on Phi Phi and none of them worked out well for the foreigners. Follow our two rules of Thailand
To sum everything up, plan about 3 nights on Phi Phi. If you like it, stay longer. If you want some Thai girls, bounce to Phuket.
Posted on Gods of Thailand June 30, 2013 in Nightlife, Party in Thailand, Phi Phi Islands