Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island
Phang Nga Bay is situated just northeast of Phuket and is famed for its distinctive rocky islands with their intricate cave system and mangrove forests. Only a few of the islands are inhabited and sporadic fishing villages are scattered around the bay. Despite its popularity, nature has maintained its rugged beauty and it still represents a window into the wild heart of Southern Thailand.
A typical day tour takes you on a cruise through the spectacular limestone scenery, with photo opportunities at the iconic James Bond Island, made famous in the movie The Man with the Golden Gun. You’ll have a chance to explore the caves by canoe, and stop at Koh Panyee, one of the last sea gypsy villages, where fisherman and their families still live in tune with nature.
Phi Phi Islands
The Phi Phi Islands, also known as the Jewels of the Andaman Sea, are located just 48 km southeast of Phuket, with Phi Phi Don being the largest and only inhabited of the six.
The soaring limestone cliffs and crystal blue waters of the archipelago have enchanted thousands of visitors, especially since the breath-taking Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh was featured in the Hollywood blockbuster The Beach, starring Leonardo Di Caprio. Admire the scenery as you cruise across the Andaman Sea by speedboat to reach the islands, which are just an hour away. You'll discover a stunning landscape with white sandy beaches, crystal clear lagoons and bountiful underwater life.
The Similan Islands National Park is without doubt one of Thailand's best kept treasures, surrounded by clear blue seas and blessed with some of the world's finest beaches.
Located 120 km northwest of Phuket, these nine uninhabited granite islands are open to the public only during the dry season from October to May.
The little archipelago features striking boulder formations, picturesque white sand beaches and exceptionally clear waters with an abundance of marine wildlife, making them a favourite with divers and snorkelers.