Pi Leh Bay is one of the most impressive sites on Koh Phi Phi Leh. Also known as Ao Pileh, Pileh Lagoon, Pileh Cove or Pi Ley Cove, it is like a canyon, almost cutting Koh Phi Phi Leh in 2. Located on the eastern side of the island, a few hundred metres south of Viking Cave, it takes about 30 minutes for a long-tail boat to get here from Tonsai Bay, the main arrival/departure pier on Koh Phi Phi Don.

Pi Leh Bay - one of the highlights of 10 Best Snorkelling Spots in Phi Phi and Koh Phi Phi Leh (Read all about Ko Phi Phi here)

At a length of 600 metres, this long, thin bay offers great snorkelling opportunities. Framed by 100-metre-tall limestone cliffs, it's in shade most of the time, except between 11am and 1pm – the best time to photograph the outstanding beauty of its emerald green water. 

At some spots around Pi Leh Bay, it seems that the water is lit from the seabed, making it a spectacular sight to see. The western side of Pi Leh Bay features a few small beaches at the foot of the cliff, but most of the boats stay in the centre of the lagoon while their guests go swimming and snorkelling.

Pi Leh Bay

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