Maya Bay, Phi Phi Island, Thailand

  The Maya Bay is a white sand beach hugged by steep limestone cliffs in the Phi Phi Island. Coral reefs make it an excellent spot for snorkeling. Thousands of people visit the bay every day, so if you want to avoid the crowds, try to visit early in the morning or after 5 p.m.

  The Phi Phi Islands in Thailand have an almost unbelievable beauty. When the producers of the Leonardo DiCaprio's film The Beach sought the perfect beach for filming, they chose the Phi Phi Islands. They are located 48 kilometers south of Phuket and are reached by boat. The landscape is rugged, with cliffs concealing dozens of tranquil beaches. Since the water is so clear and calm, scuba diving and game fishing are the top attractions, as well as simply swimming in the ocean.

   Weather in this region is tropical - there are only two seasons: the hot season from January to April, and the rainy season from May to December. Temperatures during the year average 25°C to 32°C (77°F to 89.6°F) and the yearly rainfall averages 2568.5mm. The rain in this region comes down heavily over short periods.