Maya Bay reopening likely to be postponed | VIDEO

Maya Bay, on Koh Phi Phi Leh, in between Krabi and Phuket, was slated for a reopening on January 1. But now there’s a constructing swell of native support to maintain the well-known Bay closed, for a while anyway. A Line group utilized by the Marine National Park, along with tour operators and other stakeholders, has revealed a groundswell of support to increase the closure of the picturesque bay, made famous in the 2000 film, “The Beach”. Of note, the support has come from the local Thai stakeholders and tour operators who are committed to long-term protection of the popular pure asset.
(Watch the special video reports from The Thaiger concerning the reopening of Maya Bay, below)
The iconic pure cove of limestone karsts, turquoise waters and THAT beach was one of Thailand’s most popular sights for a decade with as much as 6,000 visitors everyday within the lead up to the closure of the vacationer attraction in July 2018. The large amount of visiting boats, the onsite refuelling, boat anchors and people clambering onto the sandy shores was slowly destroying the local ecosystem.
So they closed it.
“The Beach” was a 2000 movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio (and a great book), set in Thailand with the ‘beach’ performed by Maya Bay. Maya Bay was poised to reopen to vacationers on January 1, 2022. But now local operators, and national park officers, are involved that the Bay is in all probability not ready for guests for a reopening solely 4 weeks away.
A new concrete and metal landing pier, on the back side of Koh Phi Phi Leh, has been constructed, but the infrastructure was to have floating plastic pontoons for the tour boats to tie up. As ot his date, they haven’t arrived. There are also Professional how these new arrival platforms will act if the seas aren’t perfectly flat. From the arrival pier there is a 10 minute trek from the back of the island onto the Maya Bay seashore alongside a boardwalk which keeps the vacationers off the precise island, till they get to the seaside. Off the record to reopen the bay to vacationers was additionally going to restrict boat and passenger numbers day by day, and prevent boats coming into the precise bay.
At this stage no official announcements have been made however with only four weeks to go, and indecision within the wind, the popular ‘beach’ might remain quiet past the proposed January 1 date. Watch this house..