The best day trip of Thailand tour! After Phi Phi islands for another day we booked this tour and it was an experience worth cherishing. There are many islands near Phuket you will find it extremely difficult to choose the tour. All are beautiful to relax, snorkel, see great marine life but this one is completely different.
Phang na Bay has several islands but the major difference is the spectacular canoeing experience you will get in the caves . Let me take you through a virtual tour of our itinerary.
We selected a big boat to go to Phang na Bay as that is the most convenient and relaxing option. The way you enjoy watching the sea in big boat is not comparable to speed boat.
Limestone cliffs and bat caves at Phang na Bay
Phang na Bay has these big limestone cliffs and caves which you can witness through canoeing. A kayak guide will take you from your big boat to the caves in the kayak.
The experience is quite adventurous in itself the caves are dark and you have to lie down in the kayak and view these amazing caves. There will be places where you will see the cave so close that you might feel your nose is going to touch it.
Another great thing which we saw were bat caves and so many bats in it. Viewing an original bat cave looked so unreal but I am glad I witnessed it.
This place was by far the best, while coming out we got a chance to see a live Jelly fish in the sea. I think I was lucky to witness so much. Check out this video to see the Jelly fish.
Hong Islands canoeing
The second spot for canoeing was Hong Islands beautiful view coming out from the caves. There are lagoons on this island which can be seen only in low tide, unfortunately we were not able to see it because of unfavourable tide conditions.
Breakfast and lunch were served in the boat as our tour had lot to show us. Check out the video of canoeing at Hong Islands.
James Bond Island
This island got its name from the famous James Bond movie “The Man with the golden gun” which was shot here. The island has a nice beach and a great view.
My sister and her husband at the James bond island…
It an amazing photo spot, you can see so many people taking pictures at various places. Here are some of my favourite pictures from the trip.
Signature pose at this place…
Caves at the James Bond Island…
Don’t go inside the caves a lot for pictures, as there are snakes at this place. We saw a green snake and there was lot of public commotion because of that.
An unknown island
This trip was full of surprises and enriching experience, the last spot on the tour was Lawa island to swim and relax. Our boat guys told us the tide conditions are not favourable so they are taking us to another island.
This island was completely untouched, looked liked no humans came here before. Our boat was the only boat with around 25 people on the entire beach, the weather was becoming cloudy giving a serene feeling.
I felt the joy of visiting a private beach, swimming relaxing it was great fun.
While going back also witnessed the rain and eagles flying in the group to hunt. It was a cherry on the top to see after such a nice tour.
- An extra pair of clothes
- A water proof pouch for your phone
- Sun glasses and sun tan lotion with high spf
- Snacks to eat if your are fussy about the food
Phang na Bay is highly recommended on your visit to Thailand. If you love nature and have a sense of adventure this place is great for both.