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Best Plan for Your Island Hopping in Phuket

Last Updated: November 24,2021

You can't miss island hopping when you visit Phuket. There are many islands around Phuket, such as Coral Island, Emperor Island, Phi Phi Island, Phang Nga Bay, Rock Island, etc. Each island has its own unique temperament and scenery. Go to Coral Island to dive, Phi Phi Island to see the unique landscape, Honeymoon Island to enjoy the world for two .... Dazzling, right?No hurry, let's unveil the real face of these islands and reveal the most fun ways to island hopping in Phuket.

Best island to visit

Phi Phi Island

Phi Phi Island, located about 20 kilometers southeast of Phuket, Thailand, is a sister island consisting of two main islands and was designated as a Thai National Park in 1983. It is a place favored by the sun, with soft white sandy beaches, tranquil turquoise blue water, natural rock caves, and unspoiled nature, making it stand out from the more than 30 outlying islands around Phuket and become one of the hot vacation destinations in recent years.

Phi Phi Island is composed of Big Phi Phi Island and Little Phi Phi Island. Big Phi Phi Island is bigger, so you can stay and relax on it. Little Phi Phi Island is a small island with no accommodation and is generally used for snorkeling in the waters around here. Koh Phi Phi is the place where the movie "The Beach" was filmed, and it is also a diving destination because of its deep waters and many corals.

Similan Islands

"Similan" means "nine" in Malay language, and the Similan Islands means nine islands, which are perfect for diving in Thailand. The Similan Islands are also a national park and were expanded in 2014 when Koh Bon and Koh Tachai were added to the park, which now has 11 islands.

The Similan Islands are located in the northwest of Phuket, far from the other Phuket islands, and are a separate tourist adventure. The islands of the Similan Islands are untouched and untouched by nature, and the beauty of the islands is untouched and untouched.

The islands are also known as one of the top ten diving destinations in the world because of the variety of marine life that can be found underneath. The Similan Islands can cater to different levels of divers, with water depths ranging from 2 to 30 meters. Accommodation on the island is divided into three types: tents, fan rooms and air-conditioned cabins. If you are not seasick, staying on a yacht is a good experience.

Tips:

The island is open all day from November 1 to April 30; it is closed from May to October every year, and visits are prohibited; no overnight stays are allowed on the island.

007 Island

Located in Phang Nga Bay National Park, 007 Island is a 20 meter high rocky island. It is also known as "James Bond Island" because it was one of the locations for the 1974 film "James Bond: The Man with the Golden Gun".

A visit to James Bond Island is usually by boat, which allows you to see this isolated island from the sea. The boats usually dock at a sandy beach on the opposite side of the island, which is also a good place for tourists to take photos.

Racha Island

Emperor Island (Racha) means "emperor" in the local context, as it was originally an exclusive island for the Thai royal family's vacation, but only later became open to the world.

Emperor Island consists of Racha Yai and Racha Noi. Emperor Island is very close to Phuket and can be reached by speedboat in half an hour, so there is no need to get up early to leave.

The island is very small and has no artificial scenery, but the island remains intact and pristine, with only one tree cut down and two trees removed during development.

Must-see tips

It is recommended to wear a good swimsuit, apply sunscreen and mosquito repellent before departure. The speedboat is inevitably bumpy at sea, so visitors who get seasick should be prepared.

Don't sit at the rear of the speedboat, because the splashing water is like rain when you're going fast! It is recommended to put your swimsuit on inside before you go.

Boat tickets are attached to your body with sticky paper or tied to your hand with different colored ribbons with the logos of different agencies printed on them, don't tear them off.

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