Enjoy the experience of a lifetime: see where the movie ‘The Beach’ was filmed, and then sleep out under the stars on your own private boat.
If you visit Maya Bay during the day, you will be up against a horde of day-trippers hell bent on the cliché, but if you join our live aboard tour, you will have an unforgettable experience that you will recall with a smile for the rest of your life.
Our trip has limited numbers with a maximum of 30 people per night. Our boat has capacity for 80 people.
We leave Phi Phi Don from the ferry pier at 3 pm and return the next day at 10:00 am.
On the way to Phi Phi Ley (weather permitting), we stop to see the Viking Caves, followed by a snorkeling session, and some fresh fruit for afternoon tea.
We arrive at Maya Bay before sunset. If you are a strong swimmer and feeling ambitious, you can jump into the water and swim to shore, or if you prefer, you can ride to shore on a long tail boat or in a kayak.
Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and watch as the beach becomes clear of day trippers. Soon the beach becomes just ours to enjoy!
Our own cook comes with us and prepares for a Thai feast or Penang curry, mixed vegetables and oyster sauce and boiled rice. For vegetarians we cook your own special meal on the boat.
We have an area set aside with lanterns, IPOD speakers, and a bar which offers drinks for sale at reasonable prices.
Take the time to connect with your fellow travellers from all over the world. Everyone gets 1 free bucket (local drinking habit consisting of Thai rum and coke), which along with some music usually gets the party started.
Around 10 pm a delicious chicken BBQ and garlic bread is served. After supper, many people choose to take a moonlight swim in the tranquil waters.
At 11:00 o'clock we head back to the boat. We will be moored 150 meters off the beach in Maya bay in high season and in Losama Bay 30 meters from the rear entrance to Maya Bay in low season.
Sleeping bags, pillows, and mattresses are provided. Most people prefer to sleep on the top deck under the starlit skies as this adds to the whole experience. With no light pollution in the sky, shooting stars are plentiful.
If it does rain, we have a covered deck area as well. No mosquitoes or creepy crawlies.
In the morning we wake up soon after sunrise and head back into the beach for some morning photo opportunities. Sit on the beach all by yourself or go for a swim.
Around 8:00 am we head back to the boat and serve a breakfast with coffee, tea, eggs, toast, and fruit.
After breakfast jump into the water for some more snorkeling along the caves around the bay and the small deserted beaches that are normally inaccessible.
We arrive back at Phi Phi Don by 10 am, usually very tired, but very, very happy.
Included in the price:
• National Park Entry fees
• Drinking Water & Fruit
• Snorkeling Equipment
• Dinner, BBQ Supper, Breakfast
• 1 Free Bucket (Local drinking habit)
• Mattresses, Pillows & Sleeping Bags
• Secure luggage storage at our office
What to bring:
• Change of clothes
• Insect repellent
• Money for drinks
Meet the rest of the group at the main pier on Phi Phi Don. Look for our boat which has a Maya Bay Sleep Aboard sign clearly visible. It will be parked at the tour boats section at the end of the main pier. Make sure you bring your receipt with you.
Boat leaves Phi Phi Don Pier.
Stop by the Viking Caves. (Sorry the cave is closed to visitors so we can just stop for a photo opportunity)
Visit Phi Leh Bay for snorkelling & swimming
Arrive at Maya Bay
Dinner is served.
Enjoy a Thai feast, then go exploring on the beach, night swimming, or enjoy meeting new people.
BBQ supper is served.
Head to our boat and sleep on the deck or inside with mattresses, sleeping bags and pillows
Head to the beach which is empty for some more photos and maybe a swim
Enjoy a breakfast of eggs, toast, fruit, coffee and tea
More snorkeling off the boat in Maya Bay. Snorkel in some caves and lay on some normally inaccessible beaches
Arrive back at the pier on Phi Phi Don