Sumary of Thailand bay made famous by ‘The Beach’ is finally set to reopen:
- Maya Bay, a beautiful cove made famous by “The Beach” — a 2000 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio — will reopen to tourists on January 1, 2022, according to a statement issued by Thailand’s Department of National Parks.
- Located in Thailand’s Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, Maya Bay is part of Phi Phi Leh — one of the two main Phi Phi islands in Krabi province.
- But this has also caused (the natural area) to deteriorate, especially the corals,” said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-Archa in the statement issued November 14. “After shutting down Maya Bay to revive and restore it, up until the present, it has returned to a good condition.
- This picture taken on October 4, 2019 shows boats at the Maya Bay boundary line set by the Thai National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department.
- Mladen Antonov/AFP/Gety ImagesIn the statement, Varawut said the government is now working to finish the new piers and set up designated areas for water activities, which will be ready for the January 1 reopening.
- Incoming fliers who meet the updated requirements only need to stay one night in a government-approved hotel while they await the results of a Covid-19 test administered upon arrival.