Thailand Beach Resort and Marine Discovery Centre encourage eco-sensitive adventures
Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, on southern Thailand’s Phi Phi Island, is inviting guests to explore the Andaman Sea with a series of eco-sensitive excursions to remote beaches, idyllic islets and dramatic dive spots all across this exotic archipelago.
The Marine Discovery Centre, led by a resident marine biologist, is at the heart of Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort’s on-going efforts to preserve the Andaman Sea. With indoor and outdoor exhibition areas, displays of the area’s sea life, a video room and a mini aquarium, this innovative and interactive facility provides a fascinating window into the undersea world.
Guests can now learn all about the Andaman Sea at the Marine Discovery Centre before heading out on their own journey of discovery, safe in the knowledge that their trip will have a limited impact on the marine environment.
With its tropical climate, dramatic geology and diverse marine life, Thailand’s Andaman Sea is a breath-taking environment that houses many of Asia’s famed coastal attractions. These include Maya Bay, the turquoise lagoon at Koh Phi Phi Leh which was made famous by the Leonardo diCaprio movie, The Beach.
Maya Bay was closed last year to preserve its pristine environment - a conscientious move that brought the important issues of responsible tourism and conservation in Thailand to global attention.
Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort welcomed this decision and is now inviting visitors to discover more remote parts of this spectacular seascape, away from the tourist crowds.
Under the resort’s “Island Explorations”, guests can embark on private boat trips to the pristine beaches and coral reefs of the Andaman archipelago, including island jewels like Koh Pai, Koh Yung, Koh Poda, Koh Kai and Koh Mor.
The “Diving Programs” meanwhile, enable guests to explore Andaman’s vibrant underwater world including sharks, rays, eels, turtles and a spectacular array of colourful fish with professional instructors from Phi Phi Island Dive Village, the resort’s PADI-certified dive centre.
For more information about Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort visit www.phiphiislandvillage.com
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