While there is plenty to see in Phuket, some smaller islands offer unique sights, easily accessible by boat. Many have excellent snorkelling and diving sites, while others simply offer nice stretches of sand you will love to lie on for a bit of relaxation.
Just a stone’s throw northeast of Phuket lies the National Marine Park of Phang Nga Bay. With more than 100 islands scattered around the turquoise, inviting waters of the bay and its geological diversity, you will surely be dazzled! Over time and erosion Hongs, or ‘rooms’ in Thai, were carved out at their centre.
These form fabulous microcosms, hiding rich unspoiled flora and fauna, over looking a blue sky surrounded by giant limestone walls.
Spectacular vertical cliffs rising from clear turquoise seas, beautiful lagoons enclosed by rock walls and idyllic tropical beaches have rightly made these islands the most famous in the world. In 1998, the southernmost of the two islands, Phi Phi Le (Maya Bay), was chosen as the location for shooting ‘The Beach’, starring Leonardo Di Caprio.
Full day tour: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from and to the hotel. Pre-ordered lunch on board or ashore at a beach restaurant.
The Similan Islands are part of a National Marine Park. The pristine beauty of the sandy beaches and the diversity of the fauna and flora has rightly ranked the Similan Islands as one of the top ten diving places in the world.
Full day tour only: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from and to the hotel.
Subject to weather and tides. Lunch aboard. Extra fuel cost 35,000 THB.
Overnight and Day 2: Explore more of the Similan Islands.
Take the time to discover more of the underwater scenery with shoals of fish, marine life and colourful corals.