The Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park announced that Maya Bay and Loh Samah Bay will be closed during the monsoon season from August 1 to September 30.
This is because the sea gets rough during that period and is unsafe for tourists. Also, it said, the closure will help the area’s ecosystem to rehabilitate itself.
Loh Samah (Sama Bay) sits on the Koh Phi Phi Leh island’s southern tip. The bay has a small islet in the centre along with a tiny beach behind a small canyon. This bay is popular among snorkelling and diving enthusiasts.
Maya Bay is well-known because it was used as the location for the Leonardo DiCaprio blockbuster “The Beach”.