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“A beautiful (spoiled!) spot”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Maya Bay

Maya Bay
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Phi Phi Islands Day Tour by Speedboat from Phuket
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Owner description: The world famous Maya Bay, location of the film “The Beach” starring Leonardo Dicaprio, located in Phi Phi Ley, with white sandy beach, surrounded by gigantic limestone cliffs and coral reefs.
Valencia, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A beautiful (spoiled!) spot”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

Maya Bay would have been a beautiful place... without the crowds!!! It's crammed, jammed and you can even enjoy the place or it's peacefulness (the one it had once). It's a landmark, but not a place to relax or enjoy a real beach. Just to take your picture and go (unfortunately it has become THAT!)

Visited August 2014
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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“Thank you Mass tourism....”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

visited in 2006. we had to climb in throug a hole in the rocks, make our way through a forrest and came up to the beach, no boats and just a hand full of people.

Fast foward to 2014...
Beach is loaded with speedboats from phuket (40 people in each), hundreds of people on the beach. restaurant/bar, bathrooms. only 20% of the beach didn;t have any boats on it. completely ruined, don;t go!

Visited August 2014
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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“Imagination needed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Intense number of crowd, and our tour guide said that it wasn't even peak season then.

Never mind all that though. At the end of the day it's a beautiful place so just imagine it empty. Imagine a little bit more and you can put Leo beside you on the sand.

Visited August 2014
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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“Breath taking but extremely over crowded!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

The "hidden" beach was absolutely stunning! It is something out of a dream, the colour of the water, the white sandy beaches, the lime stone cliffs providing shelter. It truly is breath taking! Only disappointing thing was the amount of other tourist there, but I still will go there again on my next visit!! It is a truely special place so of corse it is going to be a main attraction.

Visited December 2013
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Goa, India
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“Heaven but for the crowd”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

Oh this amazing amazing bay surrounded by hillocks with a emrald blue pool at the centre. This would be an outworldly experience to spend some quiet time here but its toooooo crowded by day trippers and you would not find a single picture without hordes of people in it. Shame! but one still wouldn't wanna miss.

Visited February 2014
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