My friend and I just spent four days on Koh Phi Phi and I must say that I spent the vast majority of my time at the Viking Nature's Resort. We arrived on the morning ferry from Phuket and right when we got of the boat, there was a man waiting for us holding a sign that said "Viking Nature's Resort." We had to wait about thirty minutes for the other ferry to arrive and disembark but then we were ushered onto a long tail boat that took us directly to the resort.
The beach of this resort is small but gorgeous. The sand is quite soft and there are bits of coral on one side. Don't even bother leaving this beach to go look at the one on the other side of the island. That beach is filled with trash and tourists taking advantage of this island paradise.
The food is excellent at the resort and the same price as anything in town. From 7-8 pm they have free tasting of Thai food which is quite fun. We also had free breakfasts with our room reservations which was great because we got four different items (ex. pancake with fruit, fruit and granola, fresh fruit and juice, eggs). My friend opted to go scuba diving most of the time on the island but I am a snorkeler myself. When I asked the resort staff where I could book a trip to go snorkeling, they told me they do daily trips (4 hrs and 6 hrs) and I could sign up with them. There were a total of three guests that went snorkeling and we each paid 800 baht for 4 hours of snorkeling at three different sites, a trip to Monkey Bay, a trip to see Maya Beach (location for film, The Beach), and lunch! Make sure to wear sunscreen even if it is cloudy and ask to use a life vest when you go visit Maya Beach as the swim from the long tail boat to the dock is harder than you would think.
The room was very clean and they brought us a new bottle of drinking water everyday. The shower is easy to operate and there is a giant mosquito net to protect you from the monsters that live on the island. Town is about a 15 minute walk away over some pretty up and down terrain. I only went to town to get aloe and dinner one night because the resort is so much quieter and more peaceful. Night life in the town is like Spring Break in Mexico. Not my cup of tea. The resort is the exact opposite and you have a wide range of guests from families to young adult couples. They also have a complementary long tail that takes you back to Tonsai Pier when you stay is over and they will get you there in plenty of time.
A great great experience on a beautiful island! It is worth spending the extra money to stay at this resort.
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