Phi Phi Islands
The Phi Phi Islands comprise six isles 48 km southeast of Phuket. Diving and snorkelling opportunities abound. The biggest isles are Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh; the latter, home to the white sands and jewel-like waters of Maya Bay, immortalised in the film “The Beach”. Just two kilometres from this uninhabited bay, Phi Phi Don has it all – restaurants, shopping, bars, resorts, beautiful beaches and thriving nightlife. Despite the activity, the island has no roads for vehicles – only walking streets – and doesn’t feel overly-developed.
Phang Nga Bay
Although Phang Nga Bay is part of Phang Nga Province, its limestone cliffs feel
quintessentially Phuket. That’s because Phang Nga is one of the most popular tours
launching from Phuket. Many of these include lunch at a floating village, home to
local fishing families. The most famous spot is James Bond Island, a limestone needle viewed from the beach next door. Kayakers can paddle into some of the limestone formations to see the hidden ecosystems inside. The bay’s placid waters provide good conditions for boating year-round.
Protected as a national marine park, the Islands consistently rank among the world’s
top ten diving sites. Teeming with coral and all manner of sea life, the underwater
world is absolute paradise. Nine uninhabited islands make up the archipelago, some
95 kilometres northwest of Phuket, with tents and basic bungalows for over-nighters
available on just one island. Non-divers come to snorkel and marvel at the snow-white beaches and crystal-clear water. The Similan Islands welcomes visitors
Splash Jungle Water Park in Mai Khao Beach is unrivalled in southern Thailand when it comes to wet and wild thrills.
BEACH SAFETY Safety at the beach in front of the resort is your responsibility. There is no lifeguard on duty. Swimming may be hazardous – beware of strong currents and waves, and avoid taking risks. Appropriate footwear is recommended for the beach. TAXI We provide a...read more
Mai Khao Phuket’s longest beach, stretching 10 km along the island’s northern tip, Mai Khao offers splendid seclusion with minimal commercial activity. The beach is protected as part of Sirinath National Park and you could walk it for miles undisturbed. From November...read more
Phuket is home to some of the most enchanting seascapes on the planet. Thailand’s largest island, surrounded by some 39 smaller isles, Phuket lies in the Andaman Sea off the west coast, measuring 49 kilometres north to south, and 21 kilometres across. Sandy beaches...read more