40 Best Things to Do in Phuket and Around

Best Things To Do in Phuket

What to do in Phuket? [toc] What are the best things to do in Phuket? The popularity of this fantastic island comes from the incredibly vast range of attractions, activities and tours, from fabulous beaches and natural wonders to glittering temples and human-made attractions. Phang Nga Bay is an absolute must-do, with jaw-dropping limestone cliffs and flooded caves. Phi Phi islands are everyone's second favourite even though they can be

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Koh Yao Noi 🏝️

Koh Yao Islands

[toc] Koh Yao Noi is a small island just 5 kilometres away by boat from the east coast of Phuket. Koh Yao actually 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 weekends in one of the many

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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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Phi Phi Island, Thailand

Phi Phi Islands near Phuket

What to do in Phi Phi Islands? [toc] Update 2022: Access to Maya Bay is closed again until further notice. Check with your tour agent or hotel. In 2022, Phi Phi islands are open, and the beaches and other nearby islands are more beautiful than ever. The island looks quiet, and many shops, restaurants and hotels are still closed, but things start to look better. There are just a few

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Island hopping around Phuket

Phang Nga Bay cruise on a private boat [toc] Phang Nga Bay is such a fantastic place. A thousand islands and vertiginous cliffs standing above the sea is a scenery out of this world. No matter how often we visit Phang Nga Bay, it is always a jaw-dropping landscape. It should be on your Must-Do list in Phuket, and it is often at the top of many visitors’ lists, and

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Best Dive Centers in Phuket – Diving in Phuket

Phuket Best Dive Centers

Phuket Best Dive Clubs [toc] What are the Best Dive Shops in Phuket? Based on many readers' recommendations and the years we spent working with local dive shops, we compiled a list of reputable dive centres around the island. They offer an amazing range of dive courses, day trips to the many dive sites around Phuket, liveaboard cruises and speciality diving. This list is not sponsored and is in no

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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] 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 or

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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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Kayaking in Phuket and Phang Nga with John Gray Sea Canoe

John Gray Sea Canoe in Phang Nga Bay Kayaking in Phuket

John Gray Sea Canoe [toc] Kayaking in Phuket with John Gray Sea Canoe is a fascinating experience, and the best way is to explore Phang Nga with the program called Hong by Starlight, slowly gliding among giant cliffs in a silent kayak. The cliffs and caves are ‘out-of-this-world, sceneries you must see with your own eyes if you travel half the globe to come here. We have been to Phang

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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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Phuket Diving – How good is diving in Phuket?

Diving in Phuket

How is scuba diving in Phuket? [toc] Curious about scuba diving in Phuket? Here we address mostly to those who haven't yet experienced this fantastic activity but have been somehow considering the idea of diving. There are only two kinds of people coming to Phuket: those who dive and those who haven't yet. And yes, you definitely should try! It's a lot easier than it seems and there are so

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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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Tree Tops Elephant Reserve Phuket

Tree Tops Elephant Reserve Phuket

A truly ethical elephant sanctuary in Phuket [toc] Note: Tree Tops Elephant Reserve is temporarily closed Tree Tops Elephant Reserve Phuket is a truly ethical elephant sanctuary. It might come to you as a surprise, but not all 'sanctuaries' are actually ethical. The growing number of travellers who love and respect elephants are wondering what is going on with all the sanctuaries in Phuket? Yes, the large majority agrees that

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