Maya Bay in the bay of Koh Phi Phi is probably the most busiest tourist attraction in Thailand. Thousands of tourists visit Maya Bay daily to make jealously pictures which turn into postcards. But the downside of all the visitors daily is that the coral is in danger!!
Maya Bay also known from the Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Beach attracts almost 5000 tourists a day by boat. The boats have a huge impact on the coral near the bay, which is in a bad condition. To give the coral some rest the Thai government has decided to close Maya Bay for the next three months.
It is not the first time that Thailand had to intervene to protect over crowded touristic area’s. In 2016 the beaches of Koh Khai Nok, Koh Khai Nui and Koh Khai Nai closed for the same reason.
I have been to Maya Bay and to be honest in my opinion its way to overrated. The tourists leave a mess at the beach and in the water. Because of all the boats you will not be able to have a paradise feeling. I would recommend to go to one of the other beaches in Thailand because there are a lot!