01 Where is James Bond Island ?
James Bond Island is a famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay. It first found its way onto the international tourist map through its starring role in the James Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun. A distinctive trait of this famous bay is the number of sheer limestone cliffs that vertically jut out of the emerald-green water.
02 Highlights of James Bond Island?
Koh Ping Ghan is a very high leaning rock with several small caves inside. It's pretty amazing and fun to check them all out. On its crowded eastern beach, there are stalls and stands selling souvenirs mostly made from shells and wood.
03 What's Good in James Bond Island?
The location is out of this world! The Island is in Phang Nga Bay, and even the cruise from Phuket Island through the fantastic limestone cliffs is breathtaking.
The island itself is very scenic. The place is a natural curiosity and a great photo opportunity, the reason why the movie producers selected the island.
It's always fun to see the real thing from a movie, even old, and to realise there is no door to the secret lair and no radar coming out of the rock!
It's part of a beautiful day trip to the above mentioned fabulous Phang Nga Bay, and it usually includes lunch at the surprising floating village of Koh Panyi.
You can buy and eat some delicious flat dried squid (Pla Mook Haeng). That's if you like this kind of local treats
04 What's Not So Good in James Bond Island?
Not much considering what you get in return:
Bond island is a big tourist attraction, and the place is full of vendors selling all kinds of souvenir, just how it is everywhere around the world.
The place gets crowded at high season, with lots of long-tail boats and lots of people posing in front of the rock, you know the sill shot similar to the Pisa Tower: "oh look! I'm holding it!'. Fun times
05 How to get to James Bond Island?
One can easily cruise to the James Bond Island by a long tail boat. Then, one can start the 9-hour tour of the wonderful limestone karst rocks. A tour by the by longtail boat is the best part of the James Bond Island Tour. Phuket to James Bond Island ferry is also a very good way to reach this place.A luxury Sunrise James Bond island tour by Speed boat.
06 Is there any resort or hotel near James Bond Island ?
There are 10 below:
TreeHouse Villas - Adults Only(SHA Plus+)
The Hideout - Koh YAO Noi
Paradise KohYao(SHA Plus+)
Calm at Bangphat Phangnga
Palms Hill Resort
Purana Resort Koh YAO Noi
Ao Luek Panoramic Pool Villa (SHA Plus+)
Khao Chang View Resort
Phu nga Hotel