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Phang Nga Bay

Instantly distinguished by its limestone karsts jutting out of the emerald-green Andaman Sea, Phang Nga Bay is a must-see part of any trip to Phuket or Krabi. Beach and nature fanatics will be in their element, with caves, lagoons and secluded beaches all part of the stunning landscape.

James Bond Island (named for its role in the filming of the movie The Man With the Golden Gun) and Koh Panyee are the most famous spots, with boats cruising through the dramatic scenery to reach them. The former features its signature rock pinnacle, while nearby Koh Panyee is home to a small Muslim fishing village. Most of the island consists of giant, almost-vertical limestone cliffs, while the huts, restaurants and homes of the fishing community jut out over the water on stilts.

There are a range of ways to explore and experience Phang Nga Bay from Phuket or Krabi; arrive by speedboat or Chinese junk boat, take an idyllic canoe trip through the waters or join a sea cave tour and kayak to less-visited parts of the bay to secret lagoons and stunning caves.

Insider's Tip: The Samet Nangshe Viewpoint is a fantastic place to see Phang Nga Bay from a distance. Located atop a hill just a 30-minute drive from Phuket, the area offers a stunning 180-degree panorama facing due east, making it particularly spectacular at sunrise.

Practical Info

Part of the Ao Phang Nga National Park, Phang Nga Bay is located in the Andaman Sea between Phuket and the mainland of southern Thailand, with organized boat trips being the easiest way to visit. It is recommended that visitors dress modestly if visiting Koh Panyee.

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Phuket to Phi Phi Islands by Speedboat, Phuket, null
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Phuket to Phi Phi Islands by Speedboat

4.5 star rating: Recommended 92 Reviews

This tour offers a full day out to visit Koh Phi Phi, which many regard as the two most beautiful islands in the Andaman Sea.

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.78
Phang Nga Bay Sea Cave Tour from Phuket Including Lunch and Dinner, Phuket, Jet Boats & Speed Boats
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Phang Nga Bay Sea Cave Tour from Phuket Including Lunch and Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Explore the sea caves of Phang Nga Bay on a full-day guided tour by motorboat. Travel to several small islands surrounded by the dramatic limestone karsts that ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $122.01
Phang Nga Bay Day Trip from Phuket by Speedboat, Phuket, Day Trips
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Phang Nga Bay Day Trip from Phuket by Speedboat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 81 Reviews

Travel by speedboat through the emerald waters of Phang Nga Bay, filled with more than 100 islands and rocky limestone outcrops. This day trip from Phuket ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.73
Canoe Cave Explorer Phang Nga Bay Tour from Phuket, Phuket, Jet Boats & Speed Boats
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Canoe Cave Explorer Phang Nga Bay Tour from Phuket

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 74 Reviews

Canoe through the idyllic scenery of Phang Nga Bay on this day trip from Phuket. This national marine park is dotted with dozens of islands, limestone cliffs ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.35
June Bahtra: Full Day Lunch Cruise Phang Nga Bay by Chinese Junk Boat, Phuket, Kayaking & Canoeing
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June Bahtra: Full Day Lunch Cruise Phang Nga Bay by Chinese Junk Boat

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Reviews

Spend the day aboard the beautifully appointed June Bahtra Junk Boat and enjoy the spectacular journey from Phuket to the beautiful Phang Nga Bay. With return ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.05
Day Trip Kayaking at Phang Nga Bay from Phuket, Phuket, Lunch Cruises
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Day Trip Kayaking at Phang Nga Bay from Phuket

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Reviews

Join this day trip kayaking and exploring 2 famous islands at Phang Nga Bay – Hong Island and Panak Island. You will be picked up from your hotel in Phuket or ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.05
Phang Nga Bay Cruise and Canoe Tour from Phuket Including James Bond Island, Phuket, Kayaking & ... 
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Phang Nga Bay Cruise and Canoe Tour from Phuket Including James Bond Island

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Phang Nga Bay on a full-day guided boat tour that visits stunning locations throughout Ao Phang-Nga National Marine Park. ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $83.99
Sunset Dinner Cruise: Phang Nga Bay by Chinese Junk Boat, Phuket, Day Cruises
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Sunset Dinner Cruise: Phang Nga Bay by Chinese Junk Boat

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Capture a postcard-perfect sunset during a Phang Nga Bay dinner cruise aboard a traditional junk from Phuket. Embrace the balmy evening air as you soak up ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.36
Sea Cave Kayaking at Phang Nga Bay Including Loy Krathong Festival, Phuket, Dinner Cruises
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Sea Cave Kayaking at Phang Nga Bay Including Loy Krathong Festival

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Enjoy an afternoon of sea cave exploring in Phang Nga Bay, including the limestone caves and hidden cliff-lined lagoons discovered by John Gray in 1989. Expect ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.41
Full-Day Phang Nga Bay by Junk Including Lunch from Phuket, Phuket, Day Trips
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Full-Day Phang Nga Bay by Junk Including Lunch from Phuket

Cruise the dramatic limestone islands of Phang Nga Bay aboard the Ayodhaya Junket. With return hotel transfers and a sumptuous buffet lunch included you will ...  Read more

Location: Phuket, Thailand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $111.99

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