Although it is not the most picturesque bay on Phi Phi, this spot is a handy anchorage in the northeast monsoon season for those arriving late from Krabi. Anchor in 10 metres on the sandy bottom well offshore. Take care not to enter too far into the bay, as it is closed by shallow coral.
The head of the jetty in the northern part of the bay leads to a footpath and a ten minute stroll to Holiday Inn and Erawan resorts.
Just south of the west headland of this bay is Ao Nui which offers a sheltered anchorage for a single yacht in calm conditions.
In the southwest monsoon good anchorage is available in 8-10 metres offshore from the OutriggerResort. In the northeast season anchor in Lanah Bay and walk over.
The resort is an environmentally friendly, award-winning hotel of international standard. With attractive, comfortable bungalows this is one of Phi Phi’s quality resorts.
The beach is fringed with coral reefs, and about 200 metres of tidal flats dry out at spring low tides. Longtail boats are always available for the trip to Ton Sai village.
Ao Loh Bakao
Look for good holding in 15 metres on a sandy bottom offshore from the Phi Phi Village Resort.
This is an attractive bungalow-style hotel with all the amenities. The hotel is particularly quiet, being the only development on this beach.
The anchorage has similar characteristics to that of the Holiday Inn, although it is necessary to anchor further offshore. At low tide the bay dries out leaving a couple of hundred metres of exposed sand.
Again, longtails are available at high tide for the 30-minute trip around to Ton Sai bay.