Maya Bay, made famous in Hollywood film The Beach, will reopen on January 1, 2022. Photo: @PattayaHostel/Twitter
Maya Bay, made famous in Hollywood film The Beach, will reopen on January 1, 2022. Photo: @PattayaHostel/Twitter

Thailand’s Maya Bay is back! 5 things to know about the reopening of Phi Phi Islands’ most iconic destination, made famous in Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach – so what has changed?

  • Before its closure, Thailand’s famous beach destination drew millions of travellers per year, including snorkellers and day trippers from Phuket, Krabi and Phi Phi Don
  • New rules are in effect due to the pandemic and for environmental conservation – but visitors can still enjoy exploring the nearby Viking Cave and hiking in Ao Lo Dalam

Maya Bay, made famous in Hollywood film The Beach, will reopen on January 1, 2022. Photo: @PattayaHostel/Twitter
Maya Bay, made famous in Hollywood film The Beach, will reopen on January 1, 2022. Photo: @PattayaHostel/Twitter
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