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Top 5 Islands to visit in Phuket

most must-visit islands in Phuket

Island hopping is the reason to come to Phuket, right? But, have you decided which islands you would like to go to? There are several islands in Phuket and you must find yourself exhausting where to go and what to expect. Today, we’ll explore the most must-visit islands in Phuket with Sawasdee

Phi Phi islands

Phi Phi islands

Phi Phi Islands has a lively party scene with beach bars and fire shows. Phi Phi islands consist of six islands but the largest and most popular islands are Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. Phi Phi Don offers a vibrant nightlife scene with many bars and restaurants, especially on Tonsai Bay. It also has the famous Maya Bay which is featured in Leonardo Di Caprio’s movie, the Beach.

If you like hiking and enjoy the panoramic view of the island, you can hike to Phi Phi Don viewpoints which are also must-do activities if you are on Phi Phi islands. They have clear water which is great for doing sea activities such as swimming, snorkeling, feeding fish, or kayaking with clear boats to enjoy the vibrant marine life. You can also go to a Viking cave which is only accessible by boat and you can learn the cave painting.

James Bond island

James Bond island

Yes! You have seen this island in the James Bond movie. It became more famous after featuring in the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Sun”. James Bond Island is the most famous island among tourists. You can even take fun photographs recreating the movie scene.  The most noticeable feature of the island is its towering cliffs.

Ko Tapu (Nail Island) is the most iconic landmark because it is vertically out of the emerald water. The islands are part of Pha Nga Bay, the iconic bay with over 100 islands, hidden lagoons, and caves. So, Kayaking has become one of the popular activities at James Bond islands, allowing visitors to explore hidden lagoons and caves. 

Koh Hey island

Coral Island (Koh Hey)

Koh Hae Island is known for its beach activities. It is located only 3 km away from Phuket. You can get to the island with a speedboat from Chalong Pier in 15 minutes. It is 2.5 km long with a dense jungle in the center. It also has vibrant marine life and coral formation making it a paradise for snorkelers and scuba divers. 

You can go there by speed boats or booking via a traveling agency like Sawasdee Phuket. It also has two main beaches, Banana Beach and Long Beach, offering various sea sports such as snorkeling, clear kayaking, sea walking and even parasailing. It has crystal clear water and abundant marine life and coral reefs making it ideal for snorkeling. 

Racha islands

Racha Islands

Racha islands are made up of two islands such as Ko Racha Yai and Ko Racha Noi. Racha Yai is the largest and only inhabited island in the Racha Islands. Unlike Racha Yai, Racha Noi is more of a quieter spot and offers more natural scenery making it ideal for snorkeling. Also, the marine life of Racha Noi is abundant and varied. You might find some big sea creatures such as Manta Rays and whale sharks at some specific times of the year. The Racha islands are known for being one of the best places for diving and snorkeling in Thailand.

Its crystal clear water, white sandy beaches, and lush greenery trees make the island capture-worthy and scenic views. It offers bungalows and resorts if you would like to stay on the island for a day or more. The crystal clear water and vibrant coral reef around the island make them perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Bamboo island

Bamboo island

Bamboo Island is also a popular snorkeling spot because of its vibrant marine life. It is famous for its relaxing atmosphere and pristine beaches. It is a small island untouched by mass tourism making it possible to enjoy nature more. True to its name, Bamboo Island features abundant bamboo forests along its coastlines making it unique, unlike other islands with mostly palm or coconut trees. Some say it has the history of the island.

You can relax, sunbathe, or walk on the white sandy beach. It was once a destination for fishermen and traders to relax on the shores. Later, it became a popular destination among tourists who are looking for tranquility and natural beauty. 

Each island has its own characteristics and attractions. Whether it’s vibrant coral reefs, serene beaches, or thrilling water activities, there’s something for everyone. When choosing your destination, consider what you value most in an island experience. Sawasdee Phuket is dedicated to making your island adventure as thrilling and enjoyable as possible, ensuring you get the best traveling experience.