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Wang Long Bay

Krabi Yai, Koh Phi Phi

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If you are disappointed by “The Beach” in Maya Bay, made famous by the film of the same name, because it is too crowded there and because the beach is not as well hidden in a lagoon as the film suggests, then you will love the small beach in the lagoon of Wang Long Bay in the south of Koh Phi Phi Don. This gem of a white sandy beach is situated between enormous cliffs and is not visible from the open sea. Divers and snorkelers will also very much appreciate the corals and the colourful underwater world here.

Wang Long Bay - White, sandy, natural beach hidden between huge cliffs

The small beach of Wang Long Bay, also called Wang Long Lagoon, is in the south of the holiday island of Koh Phi Phi Don and can only be reached by boat. The lagoon is situated between high cliffs and is not visible from the open sea and you therefore have to know where to look to find this beach. Of course the locals know the bay and will bring you here with their long-tail boats without any problems. You can hire these water-taxis for half a day or for the whole day.

The narrow entrance to the bay is surrounded by steep, very rugged cliffs which form an impressive sight. Near to the cliffs the water is up to 20 metres deep and here you will find a fantastic diving location with fascinating corals and rare fish species. Further into the lagoon the water becomes shallower and is therefore ideal for snorkelling. At low tide the water is in parts so shallow that even the long-tail boats cannot get into or out of the bay and therefore the experienced locals will make sure that their boats leave Wang Long Bay before low tide.

The white sandy beach is bordered at the sides by a lot of greenery which also stretches up the steep, rocky cliffs. You can climb the hills at the rear and here you will also find paths to climb up the cliffs, although these usually finish in a dead end. At the beach is the Wang Long Cave which in former times provided shelter for the fishermen when the weather was bad. You can get there via a ladder, but it is not advisable to go into the cave because of the danger of falling rocks.
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Wang Long Bay is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 6/10 points
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At this well-equipped beach you can switch off and forget your day-to-day stress.
Family: 4/10 points
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Although this beach is not unsuitable for families, we can't recommend it for you and your loved ones.
Water sports: 1/10 points
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No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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geo coordinates: 7.727938, 98.761843
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