This Area is the most visited and maybe the most beautiful in Thailand. On the one hand Phuket with its beautiful long beaches and on the other the fantastic and scenic landscape of Krabi&Ko Phi-Phi with it's lime-stone rocks is what attracts many travelers. This combined with a well developed touristic infra-structure makes this area a travelers magnet. But keep in mind that while the bigger Islands easily have enough space and capacity to accomondate and entertain a lot of travelers, the smaller nearby Day-Trip Islands can become quite overcrowded during high season. Island Hopping though is very easy in the Area of Phuket and Krabi. There are several ferries connecting the islands to each other all through the day. If you have enough time, head down south and combine your island hoping with a trip to the lower Andaman-Coast-Area. There you will find even more small, beautiful islands that are very well connected and waiting to be explored without even having to put a single footprint on the mainland.