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Best Places to Visit in Phang-nga in 2018

  • 01 Haad Rin Beach

    Image Credit : Haad Rin Beach
    Haad Rin can be divided into two sections, Haad Rin Nok the lively party beach and Haad Rin Nai, which has a quieter bohemian feel. The beach itself is one of the biggest on the island and it fills with 
    sunbathers by day and party goers at night, visiting the many beach clubs and bars that Haad Rin is so famous for. Haad Rin Nai is only a short walk to the party beach, so it's an ideal place to stay, within 
    walking distance to all the action but far enough away for some peace and quiet.



    Activities: Several boat trips takes you to waterfalls and beaches around the island. You can enjoy fishing trips and watersports such as sailing and diving, beach volleyball, beach football and of course  sunbathing! There are also some great walks over the hills of the east coast to secluded beaches. This beach is known for its famous Full Moon Party. 

    Location: Koh Phangan


  • 02 Similan Island

    Image Credit : Similan Island

    The beautiful Similan Islands Marine National Park lies 70km offshore from Phang-Nga Province. It's smooth granite islands are as impressive above the bright aqua water as below, topped with rainforest, edged with blindingly white beaches and fringed by coral reefs.


    Things to do: Similan beaches and dive sites get completely packed with day trippers. There are huge queues to climb viewpoints and plenty of snorkelling outlets around the island.

    Getting There: The Similan Islands are about 65km offshore, about 75 mins by fast speedboat, in the Andaman Sea with the main departure pier being Tab Lamu, which is about 20 minutes from KhaoLak which is the most popular starting point



  • 03 Secret Islands and Snorkeling Lagoons

    Image Credit : Secret Islands and Snorkeling Lagoons

    Hidden in an inland sea south of Thailand, Ko Yao Yai is an idyllic spot for travelers who like maintaining a distance from crowded beaches and bustling tourists. Embraced by desolate rocky islands perching from the water – this stunning island has a fictional aura attached to it that makes Ko Yao Yai all the more enticing. The mysterious caves and hidden bays further enhance the interest.


    Things to Do: Ko Yao Yai is best known for its snorkeling adventure. The crystal clear waters provide visitors with an amphitheater views of the stunning aquatic life. However, for this ravishing adventure, you will be required to set off in a long tail boat for Ko Hang – an island comprising of two stunning white beaches and a beautiful lagoon. Embark on this stunning snorkeling adventure in the deep turquoise waters of this island.

    Getting There: Your journey to Ko Yao Yai begins from Phuket or Krabi, hop onto a ferry that will take you to this paradise. Enthrall in the beauty of the stunning limestone rock faces that emerge from the water during this one and half hour boat ride.



  • 04 Koh Nang Yuan Beach

    Image Credit : Koh Nang Yuan Beach
    Ko Nang Yuan is a small island very close to Ko Tao. It is famous for its diving spots and its great snorkeling beach. Many day trippers come from the islands of Ko Tao, Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Samui, as 
    well as from Surat Thani and Chumphon on the Thai mainland. Koh Nang Yuan consists of three small islands connected by a double sided white beach in the middle.



    On the middle island, which also is the 
    smallest, you will find the Nang Yuan Dive Resort. It’s breathtakingly beautiful with blue-green waters and has a private feel to it. It’s really small and can only be explored by foot. 

    Activities: Relaxation and water sports are probably two most popular things to do. Diving and snorkeling is popular, with many good diving sites such as Twin Peak, White Rock and Green Rock. Rock 
    climbing, kayaking and canoeing are also rather common activities on this "three piece island".


  • 05 Krabi

    Image Credit : Krabi

    When travellers talk dreamily about the amazing Andaman, they usually mean Krabi, with its trademark karst formations curving along the coast like a giant limestone fortress of adventure. Rock climbers will find their nirvana in Railay, while castaway wannabes should head to KoLanta, Ko Phi-Phi or any of the other.


    Things to Do:Swim, snorkel, kayak and scuba dive the warm waters, meet the friendly locals while enjoying this tropical beach paradise. Visit the local night market and taste the local street food.

    Getting There: The most common way to travel to Krabi is by car, minibus or take the local ferry.




  • 06 James Bond Island

    Image Credit : James Bond Island

    James Bond Island earned its popularity by its starring role in the James Bond movie ‘The man with the Golden gun’. One of the most striking features of this island is a tall vertical island that stands out from the bay of KohKhao Ping Kan. The entire island is under national park protection which is the reason behind its true and untouched beauty. Also owing to its position no boats are allowed.

    Things to Do: Monkey cave is one striking tourist hot spot in the region. The best activity for this stunning island is nothing but a sightseeing tour either on a long tail boat or on a canoe. Also, while here explore the stunning hide & seek between the cliffs and the crystal clear blue waters.

    Getting There:The only possible way to admire the stunning magic of Mother Nature in this island is from boats or the small beach on Koh Ping Ghan. Another option that people usually opt for is canoe tour that takes them on slow paced tour around the islands.