The beach from The Beach has officially closed down indefinitely 1 year ago

The beach from The Beach has officially closed down indefinitely

The beach from The Beach has officially closed down indefinitely.

Phi Phi Leh island's Maya Bay was officially closed today until further notice to allow the beach's ecosystem to recover.

According to authorities, the beach has struggled over the years due to the high volume of tourists visiting the site made famous by Danny Boyle's 2000 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

It is thought that over 6,000 tourists visited the beach every day before it's then-temporary closure earlier this year.

Maya Bay was originally supposed to be closed between June and September, but officials revealed today that the beach will be closed until further notice.

Songtham Sukswang, director of the Office of National Parks, said:

"Four months' closure was not enough.

"We need at least a year or even up to two years or maybe more for the environment to recover - this includes the coral reefs, mangrove, and the beach."

Looks like you'll have to find somewhere else to find yourself next summer.