ANDAMAN SEA: Thailand’s famed Maya Beach will now be closed to tourists indefinitely. It was supposed to open next month but the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) announced the bay will remain closed indefinitely. Made famous by the well-known Leonardo DiCaprio film “The Beach,” Maya Bay has been closed off since June 1 in an effort to recover the ecosystem and install more boat jetties. The fact that commercially-related work has also gone on almost guarantees it will open at some point, perhaps later into the tourist season e.g. November or December.