Maya Bay in 2023 – Phi Phi Islands

Maya Bay in Phi Phi island

How to Get to Maya Bay on Phi Phi Island? [toc] The famous Maya Bay has reopened after a long and much-needed break from the increasing herds of tourists who were travelling all the way to see with their own eyes what this bay of Phi Phi Islands seen in the old Movie ‘The Beach looked like. Even though we are not big fans of crowds, we decided it was

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Phi Phi Island, Thailand

Phi Phi Islands near Phuket

What to do in Phi Phi Islands? [toc] Update 2023: Access to Maya Bay is now possible but limited to a few daily visitors. Check with your tour agent or hotel. In 2023, Phi Phi islands are open, and the beaches and other nearby islands are more beautiful than ever. The island is busy again, and shops, restaurants and hotels are open. There are a lot of visitors and you

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Koh Yao Noi 🏝️ Amazing Koh Yao Islands

Koh Yao Islands

What to do in Koh Yao Noi? [toc] Koh Yao Noi is a small island just 20 kilometres away by boat from the east coast of Phuket. Koh Yao consists of two distinct islands: the smallest and most populated is Koh Yao Noi (Noi stands for small), and the largest but mostly uninhabited is Koh Yao Yai (Yai stands for large). Koh Yao Noi is where most people spend long

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Similan Islands – What to Do in the Similans?

Similan Islands

What to do in the Similans? [toc] The Similan Islands form a fabulous archipelago in the Andaman Sea, just 120 km northwest of Phuket island. These small islands are so stunning; you don't even need to be an excellent photographer to come back with amazing photos. Most people go there on a day trip tour, but the best way to enjoy the Similan islands is to stay for two days.

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James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay

James Bond Island

What to do on James Bond Island [toc] James Bond Island, locally known as Khao Ping Kan, is located about 25 kilometres northeast of Phuket Island, in the bay of Phang Nga. This unusual limestone rock formation is one of the many places in Phang Nga people have on their Phuket must-see list. There are some positive and negative opinions about this iconic Island, and most are justified, but it

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The Racha

The Racha Resort on Koh Racha Yai

The Racha Resort Review [toc] The Racha is a 5-star sustainable beachfront resort set on Koh Racha Yai, a small paradise island located 15 km south of Phuket Island. The 85 beautiful white villas are surrounded by immense palm trees that were here before the hotel even existed. From your villa, you only need to walk a few meters through a manicured garden to reach the stunningly white sand and

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Koh Racha Island near Phuket 🏝️ Koh Racha Yai

Koh Racha Yai (also called Raya Island or Racha Island)

What to do on Koh Racha Island? [toc] Koh Racha Island or Koh Racha Yai (also called Raya Island) is a small idyllic island just 12 kilometres south of Phuket, popular for day trips, snorkelling and scuba diving. The island is so small it can only accommodate a few resorts: The Racha, a real luxury hideaway, Racha Island Resort, Baan Raya Resort and the modest Bungalow Raya Resort. Believe it

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Koh Panyi Village in Phang Nga

Koh Panyi Village (Koh Panyee)

What is Koh Panyi Village? [toc] Koh Panyi (Koh Panyee) is a surprising village almost entirely built on stilts in Phang Nga Bay near the famous James Bond Island. Koh Panyi is a unique and exciting site to discover, but it can be hectic, especially at lunchtime because of the many seafood restaurants welcoming visitors. The trick is to get there early and be the only visitor in the village!

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Koh Khai Islands 🏝️

Koh Khai Islands

Koh Khai Nai, Khai Nai Island and Koh Khai Nok [toc] Koh Khai is a group of famous tiny islands just 15 minutes speedboat ride from Phuket's east coast. There are three islands: Koh Khai Nai, Koh Khai Nui and Koh Khai Nok, but their names get a little confusing, especially once you know that 'Koh' means 'Island' in Thai. Two of them (Koh Khai Nai and Koh Khai Nok)

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Coral Island Phuket (Koh Hey) 🏝️

Coral Island Phuket

What to do on Coral Island? [toc] Coral Island, or Koh Hey, is one of the few beautiful islands you can reach within 15 minutes by speedboat from Rawai Beach in south Phuket. You can spend half a day or a full day playing on the beach, snorkelling or even scuba diving, even during low season. It might seem strange to go from a tropical island to another tropical island,

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Rang Yai Island (Ko Rang Yai) 🏝️

Rang Yai Island

A small paradise island near Phuket [toc] Rang Yai Island is an unexpected little paradise just 5 km away or a 20 min ride from the east coast of Phuket Island. It is not a secret beach since it is part of some tour packages, but most individual travellers often forget it even exists. We decided to revisit Rang Yai Island to see if it was as beautiful as in

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Maiton Island (Koh Mai Thon) 🏝️

Maiton Island

The unexpected beauty of Maiton Island [toc] Maiton island is an understated paradise with a long and exciting history. It’s a fantastic day out, only 15 minutes from Phuket by speedboat. The island is small but with a large and quiet beach and a green hill as a backdrop. Maiton is a private island with a small hotel and just a few bungalows that used to be the ultimate luxury

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Phi Phi Island Viewpoint

Phi Phi Viewpoint (Point de vue de Phi Phi)

How to Get to Phi Phi Island Viewpoint? [toc] Phi Phi Island viewpoint is probably one of the main things you will visit during your stay on Phi Phi island. You can easily reach the Phi Phi viewpoint on foot, and this is where visitors take the iconic ‘2 bays view’ photo of Phi Phi. On the left is Tonsai Bay, Loh Dalum beach is on the right, and those

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Diving in Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Scuba Diving

Diving in Phi Phi Island [toc] Diving in Phi Phi Island is a unique experience you shouldn't miss as not many places in the world can offer such a unique clear dive sites. If you never experienced diving before, just remember that there is a very cool option called 'Discover Scuba Diving' that doesn't really require any training, just a briefing usually given on the deck of the boat on

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Koh Sirey and Wat Koh Sirey near Phuket Town

Koh Sirey

An island within Phuket island [toc] Koh Sirey is an island, but you would never guess it from a map and many probably have never heard of it. Connected to Phuket town by a very short bridge, this small piece of land doesn't have any particular signs but this is where you will find the beautiful Westin Siray Bay Resort. What to do on Sirey Island Besides the temple and

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