Maya Bay, Phi Phi Le, (The Beach movie)

Posted in Landscape, People, Travel at 5:30 pm by Warren Williams

After visiting the monkeys, we skimmed past Viking Cave, which is generally closed to the public. Cave swifts live in here, producing edible bird nests, worth up to several thousand dollars per kilo. Further Southward, along the Eastern coast of Phi Phi Le, we went snorkelling under the towering limestone cliffs. Coral built up on the edge, before the water depth, disappeared into unknown hidden depths, straight down.

Sheer cliffs in every direction

Maya Bay, Phi Phi Le
Harsh lighting made it difficult to get any decent shots at Maya Bay. The cliffs are so large, you need about 10 frames just to cover it all. I can see why Leonardo DiCaprio enjoyed himself here!


  1. Candace said,

    August 1, 2007 at 10:54 am

    i am SO jealous!! 😛

  2. Julia said,

    September 2, 2007 at 11:11 am

    I love that movie, i can’t believe you got to see the real thing, is it just like it is on the movie?

  3. Warren Williams said,

    September 2, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    Thanks Candace, I wish I was there again now.

    Julia, yeah good movie isn’t it? It’s more impressive when you’re there. Glad didn’t see any sharks. 😉 – they are well known in the area

  4. Julia said,

    September 3, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Yes I do recall that part in the movie where the guy gets half eaten by a shark then is left to die…*shudder*. Is there actually a village type thing there next to the beach?

  5. Warren Williams said,

    September 5, 2007 at 8:45 am

    No, it’s inhibited – as far as I could tell.

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