Loh Moo Dee Beach - Idyllic palm-tree paradise with a rush-hour
You can get to Loh Moo Dee Beach in comfort by taxi-boat, but for the way back you have to walk for at least 30 minutes to the neighbouring Long Beach. The best way to walk to Loh Moo Dee Beach is along the viewpoints of Phi Phi, which are well worth going to. Once you have reached the beach, you can see from above a valley of palm-trees which forms the background of the beach.
There are no buildings directly at the beach, but a little further away are situated the buildings of a restaurant which blend nicely into the setting. The menu there offers only a few, but very delicious Thai dishes, as well as snacks and drinks from cans. There are also several huts further back, some of them on private land which you are not allowed to access.
The palm-trees, mangroves and other trees at the beach offer plenty of natural shade. The fine sand is light-coloured and the clear water shimmers in an incredible turquoise-blue. As there are only a few motorised long-tail boats here, swimming is very enjoyable even outside the designated areas. It is relatively quiet here apart from the occasional noise of the engines.
There are very many foldable sun-loungers to hire at the beach, as large travel groups come here at lunchtime by speedboat. The beach then gets rather full and unfortunately a lot louder. However, especially at low tide when the beach gets much wider and longer, you still have the realistic option of moving to the other end of the beach to escape from the hustle and bustle.
Later in the afternoon it gets much calmer again at Loh Moo Dee Beach and you can have this lovely place almost to yourself. You also have the possibility of booking trips to here with an overnight stay in a tent, including campfire, fire show and food and drink, with boats departing from the centre bringing you here.
The only downside of this idyllic place is that there is in some parts simply too much rubbish, especially inland and around the edges of the beach. This is probably due to the change of ownership of the restaurant and camping facilities. Hopefully, though, this problem will soon be solved, so that this little piece of peaceful paradise can be brought back to its former beauty.