Discover a perfect, private island in the Andaman Sea on an 8-hour, small-group trip to Maiton Island from Phuket. Spend a day strolling white sand beaches and swimming in turquoise lagoons, snorkel Maiton Island’s coral reef or just soak up the sun in a luxurious beach chair. Celebrate the day with a barbecue seafood lunch and enjoy the Thailand coast at its most pristine and personal.
Meet your guide at your Phuket hotel or the Deep Sea Port for a morning departure to Maiton Island. Board a speedboat or catamaran for the 6-mile (9.7-km) trip to the island, and watch for dolphins and reef fish as Maiton’s powdery beaches appear on the horizon.
Head to shore for a day that you can enjoy at your own pace: set out to explore as much of the 2.5-mile-long (4-km) island as you can or just take in the view from the beach. Find some of the 400 species of fish that thrive on the easy-to-reach coral reef, then stake out a sunny spot on the sand. This destination offers a glimpse of Thailand’s Andaman Islands before development—but with the amenities of a simple, private resort.
Sit down to a freshly caught barbecue seafood lunch before returning to Phuket for a transfer to your local hotel.