Maiton Island (Koh Mai Thon)

Maiton Island

The unexpected beauty of Maiton Island [toc] Maiton island an understated paradise with a long and interesting history. It’s a superb 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 in

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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 north-west of Phuket island. These small islands are so strikingly beautiful; 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

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Phi Phi Islands, Thailand ▷ What to Do in Phi Phi Island?

Phi Phi Island

What to Do in Phi Phi Islands? [toc] Phi Phi islands are an archipelago in the south of Phuket, and in case you were wondering, Phi Phi is pronounced Pee-Pee, not Fi-Fi! Anyway, they don't need to be introduced since Leonardo DiCaprio took care of this in 2000 with the movie 'The Beach'. Since then, the island keeps developing. As we all sadly remember, a tsunami wiped out the island

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Scuba Diving in Phuket – How good is it?

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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10 Best Tours and Day Trips in Phuket

Best Tours in Phuket

[toc] What are the Best Tours in Phuket? There is a lot to explore in and around Phuket, and many places are easy to reach on your own. Some other great places need a boat or a minibus ride and a bit of planning. We list here 10 of the most popular day trips tours you should consider. Of course, we know there are a lot more, and we will

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Koh Panyi (Koh Panyee) 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 very unusual and exciting site to discover, but it can be hectic, especially at lunchtime because of the many seafood restaurants welcoming all the visitors. The trick is to get there early and be the only visitor

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James Bond Island – What’s Good and What’s Not

James Bond Island

James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay [toc] James Bond Island (Khao Ping Kan) is one of the many must-see places in Phang Nga Bay people want to tick-off their list when in Phuket. There are many positive and negative opinions about this iconic island, and most are justified. Before that old 1974 Bond movie ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ with Roger Moore and Christopher Lee (remember 'Count Dracula'

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Koh Sirey and Wat Koh Sirey near Phuket Town

Koh Sirey

What to Do on Sirey 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 many particular signs but this is where you will find the beautiful Westin Siray Bay Resort (Like many words translated from Thai, the spelling often

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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 east coast. There are 3 islands: Koh Khai Nai, Khai Nai Island 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, Khai Nai Island) have

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Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi on Koh Yao

Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi on Koh Yao

Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi [toc] Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi on Koh Yao Island is not your usual 'Phuket Resort’, it is a destination in itself. Especially designed for romantic couples in search of an escape from the stress of the big city, this is a perfect hideaway to spend few days before moving to the fun of Phuket Island... Set on a nearby remote island not really far

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Racha Island and The Racha Resort

Racha Island

What to Do on Racha Island? [toc] Racha Island (also called Raya island) is a great snorkelling and diving site located just 12 kilometres south of Phuket. The island is so small it can only accommodate three resorts: The Racha Phuket Resort is a real luxury hideaway, Baan Raya Resort and the modest Bungalow Raya Resort. Believe it or not, even people living in Phuket need to get away from

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