Celebrating the Anniversary of The Beach with Back to Nature Tours

In honour of the 20th anniversary of one of the bestselling novels The Beach, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is giving guests the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the world’s most famous young backpacker, Richard, with an added touch of comfort thanks to new tours including The Island Explorer and Krabi Adventure Tour. In the film adaptation starring Leonardo Di Caprio, the story of The Beach follows the search for an idyllic and isolated beach that is untouched by tourism and set among the breathtaking beaches of Koh Phi Phi Island. While staying at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, guests can not only experience the iconic film location up close, but also enjoy the island in barefoot luxury. The Island Explorer tour visits Phi Phi Pi Leh's azure lagoon with its astounding acoustics, spectacular scenery at Rantree Bay, Hin Pahe, and Loh Samah Bay and the crystal-clear waters that provided the setting for The Beach itself. The Krabi Adventure Tour takes explorers kayaking through breath-taking limestone caves, elephant trekking through the forest of Koh Kaew, sightseeing past Ao Nang, Koh Poda and Chicken islands and snorkelling close to Phi Phi Don. Guests at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort can also explore some of the marine wonders that make the islands unique while experiencing the beautiful, colourful sea life and coral reefs in the surrounding National Park marine sanctuary. Located on Koh Phi Phi, within the Nopparattra National Park, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort makes guests feel as if they’ve arrived at their own private luxury village in the heart of paradise. With 201 exceptional bungalows and hillside villas, privacy and exclusivity are the order of the day across the resort’s 70 tranquil acres of fragrant botanical gardens, and the half-mile stretch of sparkling shoreline overlooking the crystal Andaman Sea. Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort recently completed their £3.7 million refurbishment including new deluxe bungalows, a new-look restaurant, as well as a stylish al fresco coffee club. To accompany these new additions a brand new menu has been introduced at The Beach House, while the traditional elegant architecture and ambiance of the resort’s Ruan Thai restaurant, Koh Phi Phi Island’s only authentic Thai dining experience, ensure that the essence of Thailand is never far away, -ENDS- Notes to editors Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort enjoys a secluded, pristine tropical island location overlooking Loh Ba Gao Bay on Koh Phi Phi Don. The resort boasts an impressive, exclusive 800-metre beachfront and offers guests a supremely comfortable back-to-nature experience with 201 rooms comprising 189 contemporary Thai style bungalows and 12 private Hillside Pool Villas across 70 acres of lush tropical gardens surrounding a custom-design lagoon-shaped pool and a long and elegant beachfront infinity pool. The resort offers four restaurants and three bars providing a diverse choice of cuisines set against a backdrop of exquisite views, while Wana Spa offers jungle cottages ideal for couples’ spa treatments. The resort offers assured privacy and intimacy in the shade of swaying coconut palms with fragrant gardens that open onto the sparkling blue waters of the Andaman Sea. With the stunning flora and fauna of the Nopparattra National Park on their doorstep, the owners and employees at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort are committed to preserving the stunning natural surroundings and have implemented a number of ongoing sustainable initiatives to reduce the resort’s ecological footprint For further information or high-resolution photography, please contact: Charlene Kendry / Georgie Bentley-Buckle E: charlene@foxpr.co.uk / georgie@foxpr.co.uk T:0208 878 1008 W:www.foxpr.co.uk

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