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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Coco's Guesthouse Phi Phi Island.

Coco's Viewpoint look out, 30 min from reception
Coco's Viewpoint look out, 30 min from reception

Coco's Guesthouse or Hostel Phi Phi Island.

Phi Phi has a very long established history for good value traditional backpacker and traveler accommodation. Ever since Cabana's straw huts on Tonsai Beach in the late 70's Phi Phi has been the part of that delightful coming of age travel circuit that covers South East Asia. Now Phi Phi is much more a party Island than it ever used to be, but still the majestic beauty of its cliffs, island's hidden sandy bays, draws all who want a glimpse of paradise.



Coco's Guesthouse Fan rooms in the village
Coco's Guesthouse Fan rooms in the village

Coco's is one of those classic and traditional Thai Guesthouses that appeared in the 1980's and 1990's that specifically serve the traveling mindset. A mindset that wants to explore, explore, explore and then fall asleep in a quiet corner among other like minded souls. The fan rooms at Coco's off this traditional simple room with a balcony onto the main thoroughfare path of the old village all set in a pavilion structure.


Fan rooms at PP Coco's
Fan rooms at PP Coco's

Following the trends of credit card backpacker and the more affluent traveller, Coco's does have standard and superior air conditioned accommodation to cater for those who want a bit more than the basic. However, the atmosphere of a guesthouse set in the village is paramount and fondly kept by the owners.
Phi Phi Coco's standard rooms
Coco's standard rooms

Coco's Superior Air Con 4 person room, hot water, tv.
Coco's Superior Air Con 4 person room, hot water, tv.


The Coco's name game from the coconut trees that covered the island in large plantations. Many of these trees have been cut down in the center of the village but there are still many around the guesthouse, so you must be careful and make sure you don't get hit by them when they fall (which is often very signaled when it gets windy.)




Monkeys can often be seen at Coco's and will always come down the mountain to steal the mangoes off Cocos trees. The guesthouse is right next to the Viewpoint Hill and many of these playful creatures come to harvest the fruit in season.  However it is worth mentioning that they have become a little too tame from being fed by the guides and tourists, but then fierce when crossed.  I advise people to keep your distance.





Coco's is 5-7 minutes walk from the world class Loh Dalum Beach which is stunning during the day (but with a tidal beach) and with quite the party scene by night. Coco's is just far enough away to not be effected by the late night revelry.



Loh Dalum Beach Phi Phi
Loh Dalum Beach Phi Phi

Loh Dalum Beach Phi Phi
Loh Dalum Beach Phi Phi

If you are visiting Phi Phi and staying at Coco's, let them know your arrival time at the pier and they will pick you up with their Trolley service.



Getting to Phi Phi has got easier and easier and still the 'go to' place to get your tickets for transfers from Phuket or Krabi  Beach resorts or Airport is at phi-phi.com. it is still the website to organize speedboat transfers, especially when  your plane misses the last ferry to Phi Phi Island.


Getting to Phi Phi Island
Getting to Phi Phi Island

Coco's website is at; http://ppcocos.com/

See also the Backpacking in Thailand blog.

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