Phi Phi Shopping

Phi Phi Shopping

A few years ago it seemed that all you could buy on Phi Phi was food, beer and hippy jewelry but in the recent past shopping opportunities have blossomed and grown on the island.Clothes stores often double as impromptu minimarts while minimarts sell clothes and at the same time book stores masquerade as bars and coffee shops while coffee shops are the place to find good books.
It's all a tad confusing for those accustomed to more organised city life but residents and visitors alike adapt and enjoy themselves in the hotch-potch that is shopping on Phi Phi. There is even a blown glass outlet and a leather goods merchant. oh, and should you feel the need, you can get a tattoo here, too.

This is definitely a shop for the ladies. With handbags, shoes, dresses, dress jewelry and everything but the kitchen sink, Rasita has elegance and charm, along with a lovely owner.
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Location: On the way out of Tonsai Village towards Tonsai East and Long Beach

T-Shirt Shop
Almost next door to Rasita, this shop has a great combination of witty T-shirts, low prices and a quick sell. No need to bargain at prices as low as these (unless you’re buying in bulk) – at least you’ve got original logos to set you apart from the usual ‘Same Same but Different’ T-shirt crowd.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
Location: On the way out of Tonsai Village towards Tonsai East and Long Beach, next to Rasita

Kun Va
Fashion items, sarongs, beach bags and accessories are all up for grabs here. The quality of the goods sets this place apart so expect slightly elevated prices. Still, you’ll have a lovely talking-point souvenir of your Phi Phi holiday to wear in style back home.
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Location: Central Tonsai

P.P. Marijuana
This cheekily-named shop sells a broad range of handmade jewelry and accessories. Set in attractive wood-and-glass showcases, the goods for sale are of better quality than the street-stall variety outside. Mainly silver-based, the articles range from bracelets, necklaces, earrings to picture frames and household knick-knacks. P.P. Marijuana accepts credit cards.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Near the pier, Central Tonsai

Chiang Mai silver is world renowned and has established itself as a trustworthy buy because of the generations of artisans that have made the northern Thai city their home. Kunstone offers a comprehensive collection of silver goods along with various types of jewelry, armbands, handmade necklaces and attractive accessories. Also on sale are colourful dress necklaces. Credit cards accepted.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Main Street, Tonsai Central

D’s Books #1
A very well-organised bookstore with alphabetized sections, best-selling sections and several languages. Punters can buy, sell and trade here. Prices are a little exaggerated but go for it – you’re on holiday.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
Location: Central Tonsai

Super Funky
T-shirts, sarongs, those hats again as well as sunglasses – they’re all here in this Tonsai East version of the many ‘boutiques’ that are to be found in the centre of the island.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Facing Bora Bora Restaurant-Bar
Type : Holiday gear, sarongs, T-shirts, silly hats
Tonsai East Shopping Alleyway

Shopping Alleyway
Roughly halfway between the Chukit Resort and the end of Tonsai East there is a sharp left turn that makes an alley lined with stalls selling homemade beads, T-shirts, sarongs, shorts and lots of holiday knick-knacks, some of which are pretty but useless and some of which are useless but pretty. Still, if you’ve forgotten your Frisbee or beach ball or if you’re in the market for a hand-woven  bracelet or a pair of fake Ray Bans or Oakley’s check this slew of stalls out.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – late
Location: Past Rimlay Resort on the left
Type : Holiday accessories