Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay is one of the most amazing places we had the chance to explore. We’ve been there countless times, by boat, car, on a bike, luxury yacht, longtail, kayak and even on a Chinese Junk. Each visit is a new experience. Sunny, cloudy or rainy: Phang Nga wears a different dress for each occasion. The easiest way to discover Phang Nga is simply to book a typical tour with your hotel. You will always have a fantastic day and you won’t have to worry about anything since all tours include transfer from and to your hotel.
What to Do in Phang Nga Bay
The immense limestone cliffs standing everywhere in the bay are the main attractions. You saw them in movies, even in Star Wars and James Bond. Phang Nga has some landmarks, more or less attractive, but places are famous for a reason.
The best known is the intriguing ‘James Bond Island‘ famous for a movie that most people nowadays haven’t even seen, called ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’.
The real name of this rock formation is Koh Tapu, which means ‘Nail Island”, well justified by the funny elongated and unbalanced shape. A tiny island next to it is where dozens of longtail boats permanently disembark hordes of tourists for the usual and unavoidable ‘James bond Island’ photo.
Another notable landmark you should absolutely stop by is Wat Suwan Khuha and its huge golden reclining Buddha hidden inside a cave… here too, beware of the naughty monkeys, they are known to pull rubber strips and antennas from cars. Whether you choose to explore it on your own, by car or by boat, no trip to Phuket would be complete without a visit of the fabulous Phang Nga Bay.
Not far from this is Koh Panyi, another very popular stop on the boat trip. This surprising and quite large village entirely built on stilts lives mainly from fishing and tourism. At certain times, Koh Panyee gets as crowded as the James Bond Island, but visit it outside the ‘rush hour’ and its all yours!)