Phang Nga Bay Description:
The jutting karst formations, emerald waters, sheltered coves, and secret sea caves of Phang Nga Bay are some of the most talked about sights Thailand has to offer.
Much of the bay area is within the boundaries of Ao Phang Nga Marine National Park, which protects more than 150 square miles of pristine beaches, mangrove forests teaming with wildlife, and 40 islands of varying size with picturesque limestone formations.
Kayak tours of the many tide-worn sea caves strewn throughout the bay are popular among travelers on luxury tours of Thailand, and sailing on a luxury Chinese junk is a remarkable way to visit the many islands and beaches in the bay.
Koh Panyee, a Muslim fishing village hovering on stilts above the turquoise water, is a popular destination within the chain of islands that is easily spotted by the golden dome of the village mosque shinning like a beacon in the sun.
The shinning beaches and mysterious caves of Ko Phing Kan (James Bond Island) lure travelers on Thailand tours to explore the same paradise that hid “The Man with the Golden Gun” from Roger Moore’s James Bond.
Best Time to Visit Phang Nga Bay:
Phang-Nga Bay’s beaches and emerald waters are at their best from November to March. Rain fall from April to October can make the seas choppy in the bay area.
How to get to Phang Nga Bay:
Ao-Phang-Nga National Marine Park is located off the southern coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. The Phang Nga Bay area is best reached by private watercraft launching from Phuket.
Phang Nga Bay Highlights:
The pristine beaches, stunning karst formations, hidden sea caves, and dense mangrove forests of Phang-Nga Bay are a nature lover’s dream. A healthy mix of activities, many of which are family friendly, means there’s plenty to do and see for any traveler on a tour in Thailand.
Beach wear is a must in this tropical island paradise.