A lot of people are down on Phuket because it's a little sleazy at night; and that's fair enough, but it's also a fabulous jumping off place for the islands of the Andaman Sea. I've been on islands all over the place but there's nothing quite like these little dots -- well, some are quite big, with villages and whatnot -- that jut out of the sea like spikes. The tour I took went to a few islands, including the one they call "James Bond Island" because of the movie. Don't miss this tour! I don't think I've ever taken more photos in my entire life than on this day, it was all so beautiful.