Phi Phi Island is often our first stopover on sailing trips heading south. Usually our sail and diving charters leave Phuket in the late morning to midday and head for Phi Phi Island. With a nice breeze we arrive around 3-4 pm, just in time to enjoy the island in her best light when the heat of the day has passed and her beauty really shines as the sun sets. By then, most of the day charter boats have left, and, in the whole of Maya Bay there are usually only a few sailing boats at anchor.
Often our sailing catamaran Nakamal is the only yacht in the bay, what a luxury! There’s plenty of time to go and explore “The Beach”, where a few hours earlier many tourist walked around. Now, you have it to your selves! Maya Bay is on Phi Phi Leh, the uninhabited Island of the Phi Phi group. There’s a very nice walk across the island, to its West coast. By the time you have strolled there and back, you probably have worked up a thirst, that can be quenched by a sun-downer aboard Nakamal.