I hate Koh Phi Phi. I'm disgusted by it. I'm sitting in my grimey hotel room scared to touch the floor because of the lobster sized cock roaches roaming the tiles. And we even splurged on what we thought was a decent hotel! May as well have stayed in a hostel or a guest house.
I don't want to travel to places where the locals are completely jaded by tourism and Koh Phi Phi embodies that. The tourists here also seem like the arrogant ignorant type that are only here for the selfies and the Facebook updates.
Unless you are 22 years old looking to party, don't bother with this island. And honestly if your 22 looking to party, mom and dad better give you a big budget because this island ain't cheap. Or if you can afford to splurge on the resorts on private beaches away from the grunge and mass tourism of the main town then that is ok. But it's so expensive, there's better islands to see where you get way more for your money.
We left Koh Jum by private long tail and arrived into the main harbor of Phi Phi absolutely littered with boats and people. I will admit the water color here is something else, it's a turquoise pendant or a topaz ring, but it's hard to appreciate with all the boats, congestion, and people trying to sell you shit. I agree, twenty years ago this island would have been something else, but now ICK.
I'm sure lots of you will absolutely disagree with my negative view of the island, but that's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.