Large thatch-covered huts in a natural setting give Phi Phi Villa a relaxing island feeling quite different from bustling Tonsai Bay, a short walk away. All bungalows have small patios with wooden handrails, and spacious interiors. The resort is on a stretch of private beach where boats are prohibited from landing; the absence of longtails that clutter Tonsai's shore makes the beach here a little more suitable for swimming, although it's still shallow and quite rocky.
It's great for travelers who want to stay close to the action without being a part of it. The cheapest rooms lack air-conditioning, hot water, and basic amenities, but they do have access to everything else, including a new yoga center, the first on Phi Phi. Rooms closest to the beach are only for sound sleepers or night owls; the reverberations from Hippies Bar and Carpe Diem beach bar can be heard late into the night.
Tonsai Bay, Koh Phi Phi, 81000, Thailand