Best Budget Villas and Resorts in the Phi Phi Islands

Best Budget Villas and Resorts in the Phi Phi Islands

Phi Phi Islands might've been featured in a Hollywood blockbuster, but that doesn't mean you need to splash out the big bucks on it.

The Phi Phi Islands are among Thailand’s most sought-after destinations. Don’t be fooled into thinking that the affordable accommodations are backpacker bases—there are plenty of villas and resorts at budget-friendly prices too!

The six islands of the Phi Phi cluster lie off the coast of Krabi in Southern Thailand. They are often celebrated as some of the world’s most beautiful islands, with stunning limestone karst formations that rise dramatically from emerald waters and plenty of lush greenery. The surrounding waters offer great opportunities for diving and snorkelling hotspots.

There are plenty of beautiful white sandy beaches to admire including one of Thailand’s most iconic beaches, the stunning Maya Bay (made famous in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, “The Beach”). Other highlights include soaking up the spectacular views from Phi Phi Viewpoint, watching an awesome fire show, seeing the swiftlets and ancient paintings in Phaya Naak Cave, rock climbing, including in a traditional Thai massage, and feeling serene with a spot of yoga.  

Only one island is fully commercialised and developed—Koh Phi Phi Don—so this is where you’ll find all the local accommodations. If you want to stay in style but don’t want to make your bank manager mad, check out our excellent list of the best budget villas and resorts in the Phi Phi Islands!

Viking Natures Resort 

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Viking Natures Resort is a gorgeous beachside resort that combines rustic and traditional Thai touches with modern comforts. There are various beautiful rooms and bungalows to choose between, each with a private bathroom offering toiletries, air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a desk, and a fridge. The treehouse-like rooms are particularly enchanting! Listen to the sounds of nature as you swing in a hammock, enjoy a romantic meal and drinks in the restaurant, whip up a BBQ feast, play pool, and feel invigorated with a Thai massage. Laundry facilities help you to catch up with the essentials. 

Tapear Resort 

Tapear Resort is nestled amidst the tree-covered hills, facing the mountains and overlooking the sea. The large swimming pool is sure to entice you to spend plenty of time frolicking at the resort and fitness fanatics can let off steam in the well-equipped gym. Reception is staffed around the clock and the housekeeping team works hard to keep everything looking at its best. Luggage storage, a ticket desk, and laundry facilities are all added bonuses. Sleeping wise, the resort has double and triple rooms, with the option of a fan or A/C. All have a private bathroom. You can also surf the free Wi-Fi all around the resort! Do note that the steps and hilly location might not make this the best option for people with limited mobility.

Tohko Beach Resort

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The great location and lovely accommodation at Tohko Beach Resort are certain to blow you away. Situated right next to a soft sandy beach, some of the stilted bungalows lets you wake up to waves gently lapping beneath when the tide is in. There are also charming hillside and beachside bungalows, as well as bungalows overlooking the ocean that can accommodate up to six people. We love how quiet the beach is – and that you can snorkel in its waters! The resort offers laundry services and luggage storage and Wi-Fi is free. If you want to relax, why not book about a massage at its spa?

Gypsy Sea View Resort

Gypsy Sea View Resort is a stylish and comfortable place close to the isthmus that links the two parts of the island. There are plenty of bars and restaurants close by and the resort is refreshingly tranquil in an otherwise busy area. There’s both hotel rooms and bungalows for your picking (all en suite), with basic and deluxe room options. The large swimming pool has a separate section for your little ones and is surrounded by a sun terrace. Dining-wise, book a meal at its onsite restaurant-cum-bar or pick up groceries and bites at the resort’s own minimarket. Other useful features include laundry services, free Wi-Fi, and left luggage facilities.

Sunwaree Phi Phi Resort 

The relaxing and attractive Sunwaree Phi Phi Resort can be found next to the private bay of Hin Poo. Overall, the ambience is serene and the rooms are inviting and filled with light. There are both fan-cooled and air-conditioned bungalows, all with a private bathroom and terrace. Wooden interiors and traditional Thai elements all add to its charms. Spread across the rolling hillside, most rooms provide nice views. In addition to practical features like the laundry service, the resort has a tour desk where you can arrange diverse trips and activities. Kayaking and canoeing are especially popular. The wooden-themed restaurant looks out across the glistening sea and serves up a delectable array of Thai dishes.

P P Red Tuna Hut 

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The interestingly named P P Red Tuna Hut is a friendly family-run resort close to beaches and a number of great island attractions. Its homey restaurant serves free breakfast and tasty meals, and there are BBQ facilities if you want to flex your outdoor culinary skills. You can book various massages to de-stress and or rent bicycles to explore the island. Tours can be booked at reception and you can arrange packed lunches for those long days out and about. A small onsite shop sells essential items and gifts, and there is free Wi-Fi through its premises! 

P P Ingphu Viewpoint 

Nestled in beautiful nature and surrounded by foliage, P P Ingphu Viewpoint is a lovely island retreat. Its spacious bamboo bungalows are clean and comfy, and its non-AC rooms come with mosquito nets. There are also air-conditioned double and twin rooms are also available, along with four-person family rooms, which come with an en suite bathroom and balcony. Bask in the sunshine and take a dip in the sparkling waters of the swimming pool to unwind after a packed day of sightseeing and adventures!

There you have it – finding an excellent budget villa or resort in the Phi Phi Islands really isn’t that tough after all!              

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