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Krabi’s iconic Maya Bay has been closed for the past few months to help its wildlife recover, and it appears to be working. On Friday, a group of about 10 bottlenose dolphins were spotted in the south of the Maya Bay by Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park staffs. Maya Bay has been closed since August 1, and will remain closed until September 30. Before that, it had been reopened on January 1 after being closed since 2018. Maya Bay’s 3 year closure was successful at bringing back plant and animal species that had disappeared due to […]

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Wonder if this is the same group of Bottlenosed dolphins we spotted off Mai Thon Island back in June. 

Visiting Maya Bay around the same time of year, they do seem to have the balance right at the moment. Limiting number of tourists per day, landing on other side of the island and preventing swimming in the bay (the 2 tourists who dared to try whilst I was there were shouted down by both other tourists and the park officials). Its a beautiful place and needs to be conserved for all. Genuinely think the fees could/should be higher for visitors but not the stupid super-rich only levels that have been suggested previously.

The photos of scenes pre closure were just stupid and unsustainable.

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