Located on Thailand’s west coast, just south of Bangkok, the city of Phuket serves as a gateway to the blue seas and white sand beaches of the Thai Islands. By basing yourself on the island of Phuket, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of this well-developed resort area while taking day cruises to some of the surrounding islands and beaches.
If you’ve ever seen the movie The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio, you’re already familiar with Ko Phi Phi, an island with some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Take an express ferry from Phuket to Ko Phi Phi for a day of soaking up the sunshine on the beach, swimming or snorkeling among the colorful corals.
Another popular cruise option made famous by the James Bond franchise takes you to Phang Nga Bay and iconic James Bond Island. On a Phang Nga Bay Tour by speed boat from Phuket, you’ll get to see some of the 100 limestone outcrops and islands and visit a traditional village on stilts.