There are 3 connected viewpoints above Tonsai Bay on Koh Phi Phi which you can walk up to.
The viewpoints on Koh Phi Phi are open from just when it starts to get light (around 06:00) until just after it gets dark (around 19:00) to allow sunrise and sunset visits. Entrance to viewpoints 1 and 2 costs 30 THB, with an additional 20 THB for entrance to viewpoint 3 (the additional 20 THB also gets you a free small bottle of cold water).
About Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
The walk up to viewpoint starts at the north eastern part of the town which is sandwiched between Tonsai Bay and Loh Dalum Beach, near to the Lux Guesthouse. The majority of visitors to Koh Phi Phi stay in this small town and most will at some point walk up to the viewpoint during their visit to Koh Phi Phi.
The walk up to the viewpoint starts with a short steep climb up concrete steps to viewpoint 1. This is the hardest part of the walk and it takes up to 20 minutes to ascend more than 500 steps to an elevation of around 170 metres above sea level. The walk is within the capabilities of most people if they stop for breaks, carry water with them and consider avoiding visiting during the hottest part of the day.
At the top of the stairs is a ticket booth where you pay 30 THB per person to access viewpoint 1 and 2. There is also a shop here where you can buy drinks and snacks.
Viewpoint 1 has a large sign and a small garden with plastic models of chickens and sheep. The garden, signs and peculiar models have been installed to form a background for people to take photographs presumably in case some visitors deem the view itself to be insufficiently picturesque.
To access viewpoint 2 you need to follow the path which leads from viewpoint 1 further northwards up the hill. This section of the walk is much easier as its largely flat along a wide concrete path which ascends a bit at the end to get up to viewpoint 2.
Viewpoint 2 has an observation platform and much clearer view of the two bays than viewpoint 1. Viewpoint 2 is a better place to take photographs and well worth the effort it takes to walk there from viewpoint 1. There are also two reasonably priced cafes up at viewpoint 2.
From viewpoint 2 a minority of visitors carry on along another path which takes you to viewpoint 3. Viewpoint 3 is in the seating area of a cafe and you need to pay 20 THB to get in. If its hot and you feel tired from walk so far you might decide to skip viewpoint 3 as the view from there is not significantly better than the one you get from viewpoint 2.
Location of Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
- Viewpoint 2 is located 1.3 km walking distance from Tonsai Pier.