With the end of the monsoon rains and the holiday season coming up shortly, it’s the perfect time to book a James Bond Island tour out of Phuket.
If you’ve never taken a boat tour of Phang Nga Bay, you’re in for a special treat. The bay has many different islands and natural scenic wonders to visit. But be sure to pack a swimsuit, towel and change of clothes along with your sunscreen and camera, because a tour of James Bond Island is sure to offer much more than just viewing this famous landmark.
James Bond island itself is actually called Khao Ta Pu. It’s situated just off the island of Khao Phing Kan where the boat will drop you off. The best photos are from the beach on Khao Phing Kan. The beach is where the famous scene where Roger Moore battled Christopher Lee in the James Bond film ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’.
But visiting James Bond Island will be just a small part of your day on the calm, turquoise waters of the bay. These James Bond Island tours also feature snorkeling, canoeing, basking on the sunny island beaches and a great Thai seafood lunch.
Day Outing in Phang Nga Bay
Most of the tour companies offer an all-inclusive service that includes pick-up and drop-off at your accommodations in Phuket. Once onboard the boat, you’ll set out to the islands and relax with refreshments and snacks that are provided by the tour operators.
You’ll make your first stop at Panak Island where you can explore a bat cave and canoe around the island’s tranquil waters. You’ll also stop at Hong Island where you can climb up to a viewpoint that offers a panoramic view of Phang Nga Bay. The island also has a hidden lagoon that you can explore by canoe.
The next stop is the floating Muslim village on Koh Panyi where you’ll stop for lunch and browse among the shops selling handicrafts and souvenirs. After lunch, it’s off to see the famous landmark of James Bond Island. You may be more impressed by the cliffs and waters around the landmark, which you’ll be free to explore.
Winding Up Your Day of Adventure
On your way back to the dock in Phuket in the afternoon, your boat will make one final stop Koh Lawa Yai for some relaxation and swimming time. The island boasts some spectacular beaches and calm, warm waters for swimming. Once you’re back aboard the boat, relax with snacks and refreshments as the vessel heads back to the dock where you’ll be met by your transportation back to your accommodations.
The tour ends at around 4 PM, giving you plenty of time to clean up and get ready for dinner and a night on the town in the exciting holiday destination of Phuket.
You can relax over a cold drink and a meal and share stories and pictures of your perfect day out on the waters and islands of Phang Nga Bay.