Phang Nga Bay is a breathtaking combination of rugged nature, garnished with tranquillity and adventure. Those opting to stay at a Phuket luxury resort will find that tours are usually arranged by hotels such as COMO Point Yamu, Phuket. Those visiting this famous bay will have the chance to kayak through the mangroves, explore the abundant array of marine life within the tropical waters by snorkelling or sailing, or even do some rock climbing. If you’re going with an organized tour around the Bay, you can kayak through corners and crevices of under each limestone rock and discover all the caves.
One of the most popular and distinct features of this Bay are the beautiful, towering limestone karsts that protrude out of the shimmering emerald waters. Koh Panyee and James Bond Island are two of the most popular spots found on Phang Nga Bay and are definitely a must visit. James Bond Island, otherwise known as Koh Tapu was made famous after the movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ was filmed here.
Koh Panyee, a smaller island with massive limestone cliffs has a number of huts, restaurants, and houses which makes up for a little village. Much of the properties in the village are built on stilts over the shallow blue waters.
If you’re chasing sunsets in Phuket, the best place to catch it while on Phang Nga is at Samet Nangshe Viewpoint, that’s located 30 minutes away from Phuket. You’ll be left stunned at this 180 degree panorama of the ocean and all the islands and mangroves around. Depending on the sea, and the time of sunset, you’ll be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the galaxy lighting up the sky towards the east.
The waters in Phang Nga Bay remain calm right through the year, as it’s shielded away from the northeast and southwest monsoon seasons.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+