Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort and Spa, Koh Phi Phi Don $$$$
Tel: 66 75 628 900 (Direct)
Tel: 66 76 222 784 (Reservations)
Fax: 66 75 628 955
Concierge.com's insider take:
The quiet, underdeveloped islands of Phi Phi are kind of a vacation from the vacationland of Phuket, a 90-minute ferry ride away (less by speedboat). Beach resorts on the largest island, Phi Phi Don, are trying to achieve a balance between casual and luxurious, and Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort and Spawhich wisely changed its name from Pee Peegets it about right. The 104 rooms include thatched-roof bungalows with terraces, simple beachfront studios, and a hillside villa with a private Jacuzzi and massive terrace. The property is fronted by a half mile of private beach, but the resort offers a lot to do in addition to your basic lolling: tennis courts, a dive center, kayak rentals, even a mini movie theater. Traditional wooden long-tail taxi boats will also shuttle you to dazzling snorkeling spots around the island or to the sister island of Phi Phi Leh, where the 2000 movie The Beach was filmed.